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The only solely owned and operated newspaper on the Kamloops North Shore Published weekly in Kamloops, B.C.

Phone: 250-819-6272 • Fax: 250-376-6272 • E-mail: java_mountain_news@yahoo.ca Online: http://issuu.com/jmnews • Follow us on FaceBook Vol. 9 No. 20

Friday, November 1, 2013

Halloween recap CAPTAIN MATT SPARROW. Matthew Edgar is ready to plunder the streets for treats. Rebecca Edgar photo

MINIONS AT WORK. Aubrielle and Zachary Bibeau, AKA the Minions from Despicable Me, set out to take over their neighbourhood Gru-style. Lizsa Bibeau photo

RISE OF THE ZOMBIES. The undead rise from their resting places in preparation of walking the streets on All Hallow’s Eve. Judi Dupont photo

Daylight Saving Time ends Nov. 3. Turn your clocks back before you go to bed Nov. 2


Thefts from vehicles are supporting addictions: RCMP

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Kamloops RCMP are seeking the public’s assistance to help solve a bigger problem than thefts from vehicles. This crime of opportunity is often committed by addicts as a means to feed their drug habit. The loose change, sunglasses, phone chargers, cameras, or even better, the laptop, cell phone or wallet that is left in your vehicle, is traded for their next fix. “We’re seeing thefts occur from unlocked vehicles to windows being smashed, sometimes for $4 worth of loose change. That window then costs the owner about $300 to repair,” said Cpl. Cheryl Bush. “If there are no target items visible in the vehicle, chances are they will move on to the next one.” Bush said thefts from vehicles have increased by approximately 27 per cent from the same time last year. Crime statistics have also revealed that thieves are

working their way through all neighbourhoods; there is no area that is immune to these thefts. “These people are addicted, it is a disease, and they will do what it takes to support their habit. The primary drugs of addiction we are seeing are meth, crack cocaine, and heroin” Bush related. “The users can buy the drugs in quantities ranging from $10 to $60 a hit and may have habits that cost them as little as $10 or in excess of $200 daily. In the case of meth, it is a relatively inexpensive drug, with the high lasting longer than other substances; therefore an addict can get their daily fix for $10, which may be as simple as a pair of sunglasses taken from your vehicle.” Police are asking the public to be diligent about not having items visible in your vehicles. A small amount of prevention can go a long way.

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Horoscopes October 28 - November 3, 2013 You have little choice but to adjust to other people & their desires in some way without knowing their exact intentions. It’s by paying attention to detail that you’ll get some clues. Look at what has developed since June (this could involve family) & anything about this you want to change. You’re being given a golden opportunity that’ll give you plenty of time to consider your long-term goals – ‘til March ‘14 – expect to change your mind in this period as well. Much has drained your efforts. If now begin to keep focussing on your future, you’ll be ready to enter a new world from March. Finances will require ongoing attention to March ‘14. This can involve others or anything you do or have shared jointly with others – don’t avoid any responsibility. You need to know & understand the details for yourself. If you don’t it may put you at a disadvantage when it comes to outcomes. Relationships with others will become a focus from now ‘til March. Review things about yourself, which may include going back to situations you have experienced in the past. Experiences you’ve had in between time can see you much better prepared to fulfil your needs & gain benefit. Health is under the spotlight ‘til March, requiring you to maintain balance between physical needs – diet & exercise & the amount of rest you get. This won’t be a time when you can put your body under undue pressure. It might mean letting things go as well. This forms part of a new 30-year foundation you’re putting into place. You’re having a very long period of stimulation to social activity beginning at the same time, which will last ‘til March. You can create much benefit to yourself to early-Dec. that‘ll be ongoing – but you will have to act to make it happen. Children or young people may play a strong role. You’ll have plenty of time to restructure anything in your life ‘til March. Part of your consideration is obligations & responsibilities & what you want to reverse about them. Finances can weigh into this – don’t overlook annoying details here. This is a good opportunity to think about what should be your main priorities. The past can have a lot to do with the way you consider things now. This might include any sense of what you have missed out on in the past, encouraging you not to be prepared to make the same sacrifices now. Peace & pleasure is important now. There are so many unknown factors that require a lot of waiting & patience from you, which is rather difficult to endure. Be sure you keep working away in a consistent manner with matters you should be responsible towards. You need to be practical with your money to March as a means of ensuring you maintain stability. Venus, the planet of balance & harmony will move into your sign where it will stay for an especially long time – ‘til March 6, so you will have a sense & important time is coming up. Look at ways you can bring more balance to situations or circumstances that involve you personally. This may also mean your physical body. You’re under pressure & there’s something you need to review or rethink in relation to this. You’re moving into a phase that’ll last ‘til March requiring you to create regular periods of quiet time to yourself. It’s necessary for your health & wellbeing. If you don’t do this, the result can be all sorts of health issues. Responding to others without looking into the long term ramifications can later make you realise you should have taken a closer look. Life will involve you with groups of people ‘til March. This can be most enjoyable, even providing many opportunities. This is why you need to be careful about others expectations now.

Christmas Craft Sales • Eighth annual GIFTS TO GIVE, The Ultimate Shopping Experience, Sat. Nov. 2, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., at OLPH Parish Center, 235 Poplar St. Draws. Concession. Call Trish D’Hondt, 250-312-3334. • North Shore Community Centre FALL/CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR, Nov. 2, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., at NSCC, 730 Cottonwood Ave.• Royal Inland Hospital Evening Auxiliary 29th annual CRAFT-A-FAIR at Interior Savings Centre, Nov. 3, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Admission $2. • Westsyde Community Development Society annual HUGE CRAFT & HOME-BASED BUSINESS FAIR, Sat. Nov. 9, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., at Westsyde Fellowship Church, 2833 Westsyde Rd. Gift ideas by local crafters, home-based businesses, fresh baking, & more. Concession. Call Ted, 250-579-2383. • Thompson Valley Potters Guild FALL POTTERY & WEAVING SALE, Sat. Nov. 9, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Desert Gardens, 540 Seymour St. Pottery, weaving & other art made by local artisans. Free GC draw. • The Kamloops Heritage Society seventh annual CHRISTMAS AT THE SQUARE Craft Fair, Nov. 15 & 16, at St. Andrews on the Square, 159 Seymour St., Fri.,11 a.m. – 7 p.m.; & Sat.,10 a.m. – 4 p.m. jewelry, chocolatiers, pottery, homemade bath products, gift ware and much more. Admission by donation. Call Mel, 250-377-4232. • Beattie School of the Arts CRAFT & HOME BASED BUSINESS FAIR Sat. Nov. 16, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 492 McGill Rd. (by Sahali Mall.) More than 60 vendors. Concession, draws, & more! Admission by donation. Vendor tables: $30. Call Jacki, 250-579-0195. • LADIES NIGHT. Nov. 22, 5 – 8 p.m., at St. Andrews on the Square, 159 Seymour St. Snacks & refreshments, & most important SHOPPING from a dozen different home based/local businesses that all have to do with women. So leave the kids & hubby at home & get the ladies together to do what we do best – SHOP! Free admission. • SPCA CHRISTMAS CRAFT SALE, Nov. 23 & 24, Sat., 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. & Sun., 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., at Coast Kamloops Hotel & Conference Centre, 1250 Rogers Way. More than 90 vendor tables of great gift ideas. Door prizes, 50/50 draws. Admission: $2. For information or to rent a table, call 250-376-7722. • HOLIDAY CRAFT & BAKE SALE Nov. 23 at the Brock Activity Centre. Contact Brandi Allen, 778-470-6000, or brandi@csikamloops.ca, for details or to book a table. • Sk’elep School of Excellence CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR, Sat. Nov. 23, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. in the Sk’elep School gym (beside the Kamloops Powwow Arbour). Concession, Loonie auction, & 50/50. Vendor tables: $15. Free admission. • CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR, Nov. 23. 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Cache Creek Community Hall. • CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR at The Rainbow’s Roost, Nov. 24, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Tables $25. • Heffley Creek second annual CREATIVE CHRISTMAS MARKET, a local make it or bake it celebration, Sat. Nov. 30, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., at Heffley Creek Hall. Featuring only products made, baked or created by local artisans: gifts, home décor, handbags, ceramics, jewellery, beauty products, and handmade crafts of all types! Donations to food bank. Tea room. 15 minutes from downtown Kamloops. Plenty of parking. Contact Sandra at accessan@shaw.ca or 250-578-8519. • Kamloops Arts & Craft Club ARTISAN SALE & CHRISTMAS TEA at Heritage House, Nov. 30, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., offering many handcrafted items in all price ranges that would make wonderful gifts or stocking stuffers for everyone on your list. • CHRISTMAS AT THE COURTHOUSE at The Old Courthouse Cultural Centre, Nov. 30 – Dec. 1, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily. The Old Courthouse will be filled with high quality crafts and decorated beautifully for Christmas.

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AROUND TOWN • Ukrainian Catholic Women’s League annual FALL/CHRISTMAS BAKE SALE, Sat. Nov. 16, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. at Holy Trinity Ukrainian Catholic Church, 109 Tranquille Rd. Perogies, fresh baked cabbage rolls, homemade baking, pies. Bitaemo! Everyone Welcome! • Royal Inland Hospital Evening Auxiliary 29th annual CRAFT-AFAIR at Interior Savings Centre, Nov. 3, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Admission $2 .• The UKRAINIAN WOMEN’S ASSOCIATION is taking orders for cabbage rolls, perogies, & frozen Ukrainian sausage. To order or for more information, call Bella, 250-376-9680. • ANNUAL FALL TEA & SALE. Mt. Paul United Church Women, Sensational Soups, and Community Kitchens are hosting a Fall Tea at Mt. Paul United Church, 140 Laburnum St., Sat. Nov. 16, 2 – 3:30 p.m. Tea/refreshments: $5. Home baking, plants, & white elephant tables. This is a scent free event. Call Ronolee Stevens, 250-376-2261. • Kamloops Symphony presents THE THREE GREAT BS (Bach, Beethoven & Brahms), Sat. Nov. 2, at 7:30 p.m. at the TRU Alumni Theatre, as part of the KSO’s Chamber Series, featuring two wellknown Kamloops musicians, Cvetozar Vutev on violin and viola, & Naomi Cloutier on piano. SPANISH AIRS, Sat. Nov. 16, 7:30 p.m. at Sagebrush Theatre, 1300 Ninth Ave., with guest conductor Gordon Gerrard, and violinist Marc Djokic, as part of the KSO’s Classic Series. Join host Ray Chatelin at 6:45 p.m. in the lobby for a pre-concert chat. Tickets: Kamloops Live! Box Office, 250-374-5483, www.kamloopslive.ca, or at the door. • AT THE BLUE GROTTO, 1 – 319 Victoria St., Nov. 1 – 2: Jerry Doucette. Call 250-372-9901. • Thompson Valley Activity & Social Club presents LET’S DANCE at the Kamloops Curling Club, 700 Victoria St., Sat. Nov. 2, 8 p.m. – 12 a.m. Music by Copper Creek. Tickets: $10 from Zonia, 250-3720091, Ed, 250-374-2774, or Francoise, 250-372-3782. • YOUR TOWN THROWDOWN, featuring Chad Brownlee, Deric Ruttan & Jason Blaine, Wed. Nov. 13, at 7:30 p.m., at the Sagebrush Theatre, 1300 Ninth Ave. Doors: 7 p.m. Tickets $42.50 at the Kamloops Live! Box Office, 250-352-6363 or www.kamloopslive.ca. • THE COUNCIL OF CANADIANS meets at 7 p.m. on the second Wed of every month (Nov. 13) at the Smorgasbord Deli, 225 Seventh Ave. Everyone welcome. Call Anita or Dalton, 250-377-0055. •KAMLOOPS QUIT SMOKING support group meets every Thurs at Kamloops United Church, 421 St. Paul St. Call Ken, 250-579-8574.

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• OLD TIME DANCING AND MUSIC by the Kamloops Old Time Fiddlers on the first & third Sat (Nov. 2 & 16) of the month at Heritage House, 7:30 – 10:30 p.m. Admission: $6/members, $7/non. All welcome! • VENDORS WANTED for the Heffley Creek Community Recreation Association second annual CREATIVE CHRISTMAS MARKET Sat. Nov. 30, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., at Heffley Creek Hall. A Grow It, Create It, Bake It market featuring Kamloops & area vendors. Apply now as space is limited & categories will be capped. For information or to request a vendor application, contact Sandra at accessan@shaw.ca or 250-578-8519. • CFBX, Kamloops’ Campus & Community Radio, sixth annual RECORD FAIR fundraiser, Sun. Nov. 10, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., at Sahali Centre Mall, 945 Columbia St. W. Vinyl records, compact discs, used stereo equipment & musical instruments, music memorabilia, and other music-related merchandise. Music of all styles & eras. Door prizes. Admission: $2. Vendor tables: $25. To book a table or for information email radio@tru.ca, or 250-377-3988. • GAMBLERS ANONYMOUS meetings Thurs, 10 a.m. at Desert Gardens, 540 Seymour St. Call Wally, 250-679-7877, or Sunny, 250-374-9165. • THE BIG LITTLE SCIENCE CENTRE, 655 Holt St. (Happyvale School), open Tues – Sat, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Daily hands-on fun in the exploration rooms & interactive science shows at 11 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. Sat. Nov. 2: Exploring Electricity. • KAMLOOPS FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY meets the fourth Thurs (Nov. 28) of each month at Heritage House, 100 Lorne St., 7 to 9 p.m. Guests & new members welcome. Call 250-579-2078. • SHAMBHALA MEDITATION GROUP offers meditation in the Shambhala Buddhist tradition. Sat drop-in 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.; Mon 7 – 8:30 p.m.; Thurs 7 – 9 p.m. with available meditation instructions. 433B Lansdowne St. Call Liz, 250-376-4224. • KAMLOOPS GARDEN CLUB meets the fourth Wed (Nov. 27) of the month at Heritage House. Join us for garden tips & guest speakers. Everyone welcome. Call 250-573-3160. • LIEDERKREIS CHOIR, bringing old German folk songs to senior homes & care facilities; practise every second Thurs, 2 p.m., at North Shore Community Centre, 750 Cottonwood Ave. New members of German-speaking background welcome. Call Heidi, 250-372-2973. • RUBE BAND practises most Mondays, 7:30 p.m., at the Old Yacht Club, 1140 Rivers St. New members welcome. Call Bob Eley, 250-377-3209. • KAMLOOPS ALANO CLUB FUNDRAISERS Thurs, 8 – 11 p.m. at 171 Leigh Rd. Jam session open to musicians & singers. Free admission. Call Paul or John, 250-376-5115. • CN RAILROADERS CRIB NIGHT on the first & third Thurs (Nov. 7 & 21) of the month at the Parkview Activity Centre, 500 McDonald Ave., at 7 p.m. Admission is $1. All welcome. • BEGINNER’S DUPLICATE BRIDGE, Mon, 7 p.m. Lessons available. Call 250-828-1993 or 250-571-1069. • MOUNT PAUL UNITED CHURCH THRIFT SHOP, 140 Laburnum St., open Tues & Thurs, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

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It’s official: Kamloops is a blooming winning

The City of Kamloops is the winner of the International Challenge (Large – over 50,000) category, receiving a Five-Bloom rating and a special mention for Kenna Cartwright Nature Park management during the 2013 National Symposium and Awards Ceremonies at Canada’s Capital Region, Ottawa-Gatineau on Oct. 25 and 26. During their written evaluation, volunteer judges Alain Cappelle and Bob Ivison stated, “Kenna Cartwright Nature Park is a very sensitive environment and hiking and biking trials are planned to take visitors safely through the most interesting and beautiful places around the City of Kamloops with stunning views, without damaging sensitive and unique plant and wildlife habitats. Designates trails are indicated on park maps and very well identified by trail markers.” As well, Sun Rivers Resort Community received the Natura Tidiness Award. Within the actual context of climate changes and environmental concerns, communities involved in the program can be proud of their efforts, which provide real and meaningful environmental solutions and benefit all of society.

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AROUND TOWN • DESERT SOUNDS HARMONY CHORUS, the local chapter of Sweet Adelines International, meet Tues. New singers welcome. www.dshchorus.ca. • A NETWORKING GROUP for those interested in getting to know interesting people & share ideas, etc., with others meets Tues, 10 a.m. at The Art We Are. Call Tilly, 250-851-2670. • VIVACE CHORALE, a small mixed chorus, meet Tuesday, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at Kamloops United Church, 421 St. Paul St. New members welcome. Must read music. Call Jarrett, 250-372 8464, or jschill@sd.73.bc.ca. • VOLUNTEER KAMLOOPS, a charitable organization helping to provide volunteer placement & support services to community organizations, seeks volunteers. Contact www.volunteerkamloops.org. • ADVOCATES FOR URBAN WILDLIFE. Join a growing movement towards safely co-existing with, not killing, urban wildlife. Call 250-573-3483 or e-mail advocatesforurbanwildlife@telus.net. • HIGH COUNTRY ACHIEVERS TOASTMASTERS. Learn to communicate effectively & practice your speaking skills in a friendly & encouraging environment. Thurs., 7 – 9 p.m. at Desert Gardens, 540 Seymour St. Call 250-299-7317. Everyone welcome.

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Phallic-shaped bush in Windsor park work of vandals

SOMETIMES A BUSH IS MORE THAN A BUSH. (Above) City of Windsor staff moved quickly to reshape this bush once it was brought to their attention. (Above right) Staff trimmed the bush into what it called a more traditional shape. Submitted photos

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City of Windsor staff say vandals are responsible for trimming a shrub to look like a phallic symbol on the waterfront. Last Wednesday, workers moved quickly to fix the three-metre tall shrub. A photo of the shrub was first posted on an online blog sometime last Wednesday. The city made changes after it was brought to the city’s attention. Cathy Masterson, the manager of cultural affairs, said the city was unaware of the situation until photo was emailed to her. “Unfortunately, it appears that someone chose to come and vandalize some of the shrubs and turn them into new shapes,” she said. “This would definitely have fallen outside of our mandate. It’s always surprising when something that unusual happens.” Mayor Eddie Francis was not happy when informed of the prank. Staff trimmed the bush into what Masterson called a “more traditional shrub shape.” Workers cut the shrub back to its trunk in some parts.

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Blazers break losing streak with 5-4 over Spokane

The Kamloops Blazers scored with 6.9 seconds left to force overtime, but the Silvertips ended the game on a power play in extra time for a 7-6 win last Saturday night. Matt Needham enjoyed a five-point night with a goal and four assists. Chase Souto had two goals and two assists and Josh Connolly finished with a goal and two assists. The Blazers started the game out the right way as Aspen Sterzer scored the game’s first goal. He made a great move around a Silvertips defender and drove to the net potting his fifth goal of the season to give the Blazers a 1-0 lead. Souto made it 2-0 as his attempted pass deflected off a ‘Tips defender and in as the Blazers had a solid first period. The ‘Tips replied before the period was out on a 4-on-4 rifling a shot past goaltender Taran Kozun to cut the Blazers lead to 2-1. It was a steady first couple of periods for the Blazers as they stuck to their game and were rewarded on a turnover as Souto scored his ninth goal of the year on a great backhand to make it 3-1 for the Blazers. The Silvertips stayed in this one as they came out on the power play and ripped a shot past Kozun to make it 3-2 midway through the period. The Blazers extended their lead to 4-2 with 1:22 to go as Connolly drove hard to the net and put home a rebound. The Blazers looked to have a comfortable 4-2 lead heading into the third period. The third period did not go as planned for the Blazers as they took an early penalty. The Sil-

vertips, who finished the night 4-for-9 on the power play, took advantage making it a 4-3 hockey game 2:07 into the period. On the next shift only 11 seconds later, the ‘Tips tied it 4-4. The Blazers responded shortly later as Needham ripped a shot off of goaltender Austin Lotz’s head and it trickled in to make it 5-4. The ‘Tips came right back and tied it up on a turnover to make it 5-5. The ‘Tips finally took their first lead of the game with just under five minutes to go in the game on a 5-on-3 power play to make it 6-5. When the string of six consecutive power plays for the Silvertips ended, the Blazers pushed in the game’s final minute. The push led to Cole Ully scoring with 6.9 seconds left to tie the game up at 6-6 and send it to overtime. The Silvertips made it count on their seventh consecutive power play, which turned out to be the difference in the game, scoring on a one-timer to give the ‘Tips a 7-6 victory over the Blazers. The Silvertips were lethal on the power play going 4-for-9 while the Blazers went 1-for-5 on the night. The Silvertips outshot the Blazers 36-30 in the game. Aspen Sterzer scored a team record six seconds into the start of the game, but the Blazers were beaten 4-1 on home ice Sunday night. Bolton Pouliot made 43 saves in the loss. The game couldn’t have started any better for the Blazers. Needham won a faceoff and Sterzer pushed the puck forward and took a quick shot scoring six seconds into the game for an early 1-0 Blazers lead. The goal was the quickest in Kamloops Blazers history to start a game and tied with six others for the second fastest goal to start a game in WHL history. It was the quickest goal in the WHL to start a game since 1987. After the quick start, the Giants were the better team in the period outshooting the Blazers 20-9 and eventually taking the lead. The Giants tied things up

midway through the period going hard to the net and putting home a rebound. The Giants took the lead with 34 seconds to play in the period on a power play with a shot that went in off the crossbar for a 2-1 Giants lead after the first period. The second period wasn’t any better for the Blazers as the Giants built on the lead outworking the Blazers most of the night. The Giants made it 3-1 on a quick play with a shot that squeaked through goaltender Bolton Pouliot. The Giants made it 4-1 late in the period on a deflection. The Blazers had their moments in the third period as they created a few opportunities, but it wasn’t near enough in a 4-1 loss. The line of Jesse Shynkaruk, Nathan Looysen and Mitch Lipon had a solid night and were rewarded with some extra ice time, especially in the third period. The Giants outshot the Blazers 47-34 in the game as goaltender Payton Lee had a relatively easy night despite turning aside 33 shots for the Giants. Bolton Pouliot played well for the Blazers making 43 saves. The Giants finished the game 1-for-7 on the power play, while the Blazers were 0-for-3. Sterzer and Ully each had three points as the Kamloops Blazers earned a 5-4 win over the Spokane Chiefs on Wednesday night. The Blazers had a real good opening period outshooting the Chiefs 8-6. Needham put the Blazers up with a shorthanded goal. He won a race to a loose puck and put a shot five-hole to give the Blazers a 1-0 after one period. The Blazers came out ready for the second period scoring twice within the first three minutes of the period. Sterzer one-timed a pass to make it 2-0, and shortly after Tyson Ness put a terrific shot over goaltender Garret Hughson to make it 3-0. Hughson was pulled after allowing three goals on 11 shots as Eric Williams took over in goal. The goaltending change ignited

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the Chiefs as they came on in the second half of the game as they took advantage of a turnover and roofed a shot to make it 3-1. With just under three minutes remaining in the period, the Chiefs put a one-timer past Pouliot to cut the lead to 3-2. The Chiefs tied the game with 0.6 seconds left on the clock with a tip-in past Pouliot to make it 3-3. The Chiefs continued their strong play early in the third period, but the Blazers did a good job blocking shots and eventually took the lead. Sterzer took the puck to the net off the rush and Ully found it and scored his seventh goal of the season to make it 4-3 for the Blazers. The Chiefs replied quickly on a great passing play to make it 4-4 midway through the period. The Blazers responded on the next shift as Collin Shirley centered a puck off the rush to Sterzer as he scored his eighth goal of the season to give the Blazers a 5-4 lead with 9:39 remaining. The Blazers did well from there as Pouliot shut the door helping the hockey club earn the win. The Chiefs outshot the Blazers 35-31 in the game. The Blazers were 0-for-3 on the power play, while the Chiefs finished 0-for-2. The Blazers continue their homestand this weekend as they host the Vancouver Giants Sat. Nov. 3. Face off is at 7 p.m.

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Storm lead league despite a weekend loss

The Kamloops Storm continue to lead the Birks division of the KIJHL Okanagan/Shuswap conference with a 13-4-0-0 record for 26 points, 10 points ahead of the second-place Chase Heat and 12 points ahead of the Sicamous Eagles and expansion 100 Mile House Wranglers; the Revelstoke Grizzlies are in the cellar with only 10 points. The Kootenay conference Murdoch division

Nelson Leafs lead the league, two points ahead of the Storm, with a 14-0-1-1 record. The Storm has lost only one game it their last seven games, suffering a 3-0 shut-out loss to the Wranglers in 100 Mile House Wed. Oct. 30. Despite outshooting the Wranglers, the Storm couldn’t find a way past Wranglers net-minder Nathan Warren, who saved all 37 shots he faced in the game. After a scoreless first period, the Wranglers scored the only goal of the second frame halfway through the period to make it 1-0 after 40. The Wranglers then scored on the power play less than five minutes into the third period. The Storm pulled Kyle Michalovsky for the extra attacker with 1:15 remaining on the clock but it was 100 Mile House that capi-

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talized, scoring an empty-net goal with four seconds left on the clock for the 3-0 shutout win. Last week was a completely different story when the Storm scored 18 goals in three games for six of a possible six points. The Storm were in Sicamous to take on the Eagles on Oct. 13, and came away with a 6-3 win, outshooting their hosts 55-39 as Josh Rasmussen scored a hat trick in the winning effort. Addison Bazian opened the scoring for the Storm just 2:54 into the game. Sicamous scored with less than seven minutes remaining in the period to tie the game 1-1 after 20. Rourke O’Briain helped the Storm regain their lead with a goal of his own with less than four minutes remaining in the middle frame. Rasmussen scored his first goal of the game on the power play with 58 seconds remaining on the clock to give Kamloops a 3-1 lead after 40. Rasmussen scored his second power play goal 4:03 into the third period for a 4-1 lead. Felix Larouche made it 5-1 Storm just four minutes later with a power play goal of his own to make it 6-1. The Eagles scored less than a minute later to get make it 6-2, then scored less than two minutes later to bring them to within three but Rasmussen scored his hat trick goal two minutes later to put the game away and give the Storm a 7-3 win. Ben Giesbrecht was solid in goal for the Storm stopping 36 of 39 shots he faced. Daniel Buchanan was the hero of the game, scoring the winning goal in OT to give Kamloops the 5-4 win over the Wranglers in 100 Mile House on Oct. 25. Rasmussen opened the scoring 2:26 into the game to give the Storm a 1-0 lead after the first period. The Wranglers scored two power play goals in 1:02 just 3:53 into the second frame then a third goal less than four minutes later to take a 3-1 lead. Luke Gordon got one back for the Storm with 3:40 remaining in the period

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to make it 3-2 Wranglers after 40. Brock Balson tied it up for the Storm with a power play goal just seven seconds into the third period. Then 100 Mile House scored a shorthanded goal five minutes later to take the lead again. Buchanan tied it up to send the game into overtime. He then scored the winning goal with 4:11 remaining to give Kamloops the 5-4 win. Michalovsky came in to relieve starting goal-tender Ben Giesbrecht, who was pulled halfway through the second period after letting in three goals in 23 shots. Michalovsky stopped 22 of 23 shots he faced. The following night, the Storm were at home to the Heat and dominated from start to finish defeating their closest division rivals 7-3 in a very physical game. Spencer Schoech opened the scoring on the power play just 51 seconds into the game. That was followed just five minutes later by Bobby Kashuba’s first of two goals on the night. Felix Larouche gave the Storm a 3-0 lead before Chase got on the scoreboard with 4:15 left in the period to make it 3-1. Kashuba scored his second goal on the power play with 25 seconds left on the clock to make it 4-1 after 20. Rasmussen gave Kamloops a 5-1 lead with 1:34 left in the middle frame but Chase came back with a late-period goal of their own – with one second left on the clock to make it 5-2 after 40. The Storm scored two power play goals 26 seconds apart – by Buchanan and Stefan Wood – to extend their lead to 7-2. The Heat scored their own power play goal five minutes later but it was too little too late as the Storm took the 7-3 win. Michalovsky was stellar in goal stopping 21 of 24 shots he faced. The Storm outshot the Heat 49-24 in the win. On Fri. Nov. 1, the Storm will try to vindicate themselves for their midweek loss as they host the Wranglers at the Sports Centre in a rematch. The puck drops at 7 p.m.


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