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Friday, November 8, 2012

Operation Red Nose kicks off its 17th season in Kamloops It’s a sure sign the Christmas season is just around the corner – the launch of the 17th annual Operation Red Nose safe ride home campaign that drives partiers and their vehicles home, which was held at Desert Gardens on Thursday. Last year the campaign provided almost 1,100 rides home for Kamloops residents over the 11 days it was in operation over the holiday season. Organizers are expecting even bigger numbers this season. “Locally, we have grown over the past 17 years,” said Katie Klassen, who has seen the extent it’s grown in the past five years she has been the program co-ordinator. “When I first started with Operation Red Nose five years ago, we were giving 600 to 700 rides and raising about $17,000 over the campaign. Last year we were able to provide 1,094 rides and raise $24,635. So the campaign is growing every year.” Ted Ockenden, spokesman for ICBC, which sponsors Operation Red Nose, believes it is a significant program that benefits the community. “Last year we received a call from a woman who wanted to thank the Operation Red Nose volunteers for driving her son and his two friends home,” he recalled. “She told us, ‘I know you saved their lives that night. It is a significant program that really does benefit our community.” “The heart and soul of Op-

REDNOSE KICKOFF. Rudy, the Operation Red Nose mascot, sits on stage as PacificSport general manager, Carolynn Boomer, addresses sponsors, volunteers, and media at the 2013 Operation Red Nose media launch, held at Desert Gardens on Thursday. Judi Dupont photo

eration Red Nose are the volunteers,” said Klassen. Last year Operation Red Nose had more than 200 volunteers manning the phones and hitting the streets, logging more than 20,000 km to ensure holiday revellers got home safely. The busiest night is always New Year’s Eve, and that’s always the night that there are the fewest number of volunteers, Klassen said, relating that volunteers gave 150 rides News Year’s Eve but easily could have doubled that number if they had enough help.

So far, 100 volunteers have signed on to the service that gets partiers and their vehicles safely delivered home at an evening’s end, but Klassen would like to have at least 200 to 250 volunteers put to work over the 11 days it is in operation this holiday season. Volunteer positions include designated drivers, escort drivers, navigators, phone operators, and dispatchers. If you’re interested in volunteering, call 320-0650 or register online at kamloops@operationrednose.com. All funds raised through Operation Red Nose go to PacificSport

to help athletes achieve their potential with funding towards travel, equipment and coaching. PacificSport general manager Carolynn Boomer wore a crocheted reindeer hat as she commended Operation Red Nose for what it does for the community as well as for her agency. “It does take a community to build a champion,” she said. The Kamloops RCMP help out the program by verifying licences and doing criminal-record checks on volunteers. “The service saves lives,” said RCMP Supt. Brad Mueller. Operation Red Nose got its start in Quebec 30 years ago and it spread across the country, which now involves one million volunteers each year. Kamloops was one of the first four B.C. communities to become involved in Operation Red Nose. The program now covers 106 cities across Canada, including 13 in B.C. Operation Red Nose will begin its safe ride program Nov. 29 and 30, and will operate every weekend throughout December and on New Year’s Eve. The dates are: Nov. 29, 30, Dec. 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28 and 31. Hours of operation are from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. If you want to get yourself and your vehicle home after an evening of holiday revelry, call 250-372-5110. Java Mountain News is proud to be a sponsor of Operation Red Nose for the past eight years.


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Christmas Craft Sales • 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. • 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. • LADIES NIGHT. Nov. 22, 5 – 8 p.m., at St. Andrews on the Square, 159 Seymour St. Snacks & refreshments, & SHOPPING from home based/local businesses that all have to do with women. Free admission. • 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. • CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR, Nov. 23. 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Cache Creek Community Hall. • 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. • 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. • 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. Locally made, baked or created products. Donations to food bank. Tea room. 15 minutes from downtown Kamloops. Plenty of parking. A FEW VENDOR TABLES STILL AVAILABLE. Contact Sandra, 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, decorated for Christmas. • CRAFT FAIR/SMALL BUSINESS EXPO at Westmount Elementary, 745 Walkem Rd., Sat. Dec. 7, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Admission is a non-perishable food item for the food bank. Concession. Vendor tables are $20 by calling Susan, 250-376-1608.

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November 18 - November 24, 2013 You can begin to make some sense of anything you have been working on since mid-Oct. Much of this may now be due to some sort of finality when it comes to the decisions or opinions of somebody else. Getting it all together may be a bigger job than you first imagined but one step at a time will see you get there. Matters of a personal nature either come to a head or to some sort of conclusion. You should certainly be able to see what you need to deal with. This will involve communication with others. There are favourable opportunities to communicate well on what can be gained in the future. It can be difficult to get much attention; this may leave you with a feeling of not being appreciated. Don’t give up as things are beginning to go through a turn-around. Something is reaching its peak but can’t be seen just yet. Money should be spent on things that provide some sort of security, structure in life – perhaps home. Events that take place can give you a sense of being very fortunate. It may require you to put your ideas forward in an exact, clear-cut manner. Other people will be receptive to creativity when practicality is attached to it with very clear stages. Anything involving you with a group of people may come to a favourable conclusion. Not much can seem to be happening, mainly because you need to concentrate on getting things in order. Before you spend money, consider what long term worth it would actually produce. Consider things you need to incorporate into a daily routine so you get a sense of doing the right thing, giving you a sense of peace. The confidence to act on something you’ve wanted to accomplish can suddenly arise. Supporting this is clarity of mind with a realisation that the only way things are created is to take what may seem a risk. Supporting this are influences that will encourage you to weigh things up in a practical manner – this suits you. You have come to the end of the line when it comes to responding to anything out of the ordinary that somebody else expects you to respond to. There is an inkling that you shouldn’t take on obligations that may become too restrictive, which is wise. Keep your focus on whatever you believe will produce a peaceful result for you. You can feel more confident now about communicating your thoughts, the decisions you feel would be best. Though they may not be taken that way the thought processes you’ve engaged in have considered both sides of matters. The response of others won’t be hidden. They’ll find you’re very determined. There’s still a lot going on behind the scenes or in secret. Benefits will begin to emerge. You need to consider the responsibilities or obligations that this will demand of you. Others may have great expectations. You need plenty of rest; if this isn’t forthcoming you’ll find your health won’t stand up to being ignored.

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Mommyisms The Christmas season is upon us. The holly-jolly shoppin’, too-much-chocolate, eggnog sippin’, caroling season is upon us – whether we are ready for it or not. As a parent of young children, I am a big believer in the spirit of Santa Claus and do whatever it takes to keep my kids believing in this magical, childhood experience. We write letters to Santa, see him at the mall or a Christmas party, and I “conference” with Santa often. Santa and I are best buds. Some people have even claimed that they have seen me kissing him. (I heard there is a song about this alleged discretion.) We chat and I keep him updated on the children’s behaviour. (He knows when you’ve been bad or good. So, be good for goodness sake!) I let him know the special kinds of wrapping paper he should or

You can feel peaceful, happy about opportunities that are presenting themselves or what you see as your ability to fulfil something important. Much can be tied to experiencing mental clarity you’ve been attempting to gain since early Oct. Others will be responsive to the way you want to establish things long term. In any areas where you haven’t been clear in relation to handling obligations you’re expected to fulfil you can now have a sense that it’ll be the subtle approach that’ll work best. Dealt with correctly, this’ll enable you to influence the outcome you eventually want to see emerge. This’ll take determined patience. Someone may encourage you to take a risk. They’re looking at things more in the short term while you need to consider the longterm effect this may have on you. It’s necessary you consider the obligations attached, as they’ll have a tendency to increase rather than lessen. Seek the advice of those who take a cautious approach.

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shouldn’t use for our family, what his favourite new Christmas treat is this year (he’s a fan of Pinterest, too!), and also share a laugh about those pesky elves that are running amuck in other people’s houses. I enjoy a hot cocoa and our latenight chats, and I remind my kids often of our wonderful friendship. There is no greater threat at Christmastime than telling your errant, screaming, rambunctious, crazy kids that you have Santa on speed dial, and you have veto power on everything! And with any friendship, there are bound to be some “arguments.” I was non-too-pleased when I received a message from my dear friend, “Mr. Magical Christmas Man” advising me that the gift my three-year old daughter is asking for Christmas would not ready until January. What kind of operation is he running?! Besides the more than an earful of “caroling” I did in his ear, the elves were also told a thing or two about the kind of cookies that may be left for them. Luckily, this little mishap has rectified itself (we will only know for sure come Christmas morning). And the spirit of Santa Clause will still be in the hearts of my dear children for another year – we can only hope. Over the weeks leading up to Christmas, we will also be spreading our Christmas magic helping others. Santa is happy. (He told me himself!)

CHRISTMAS MEMORIES. Zachary and Aubrielle prepare for the Christmas season in their best Santa hats in this 2010 family favourite photo. Lizsa Bibeau file photo


AROUND TOWN • Moscow Ballet performs THE GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER, Fri. Nov. 15, at The Interior Savings Centre. Tickets on sale now. • 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! • 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, & Community Kitchens hoat 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. • FREE MOVIES! Community Day at Cineplex, Nov. 16. Doors: 8:30 a.m. Movies begin: 9 a.m. Select concession items, only $2. Movies are: MEN IN BLACK 3, 9 a.m.; THE PIRATES! BAND OF MISFITS, 9:15 a.m.; THE SMURFS, 9:30 a.m.; THE AMAZING SPIDERMAN, 9:45 a.m.; and HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA (3D), 10 a.m. • Kamloops Symphony Classic Series presents SPANISH AIRS, Sat. Nov. 16, 7:30 p.m. at Sagebrush Theatre, 1300 Ninth Ave., with guest conductor Gordon Gerrard, & violinist Marc Djokic. 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. • BREAKFAST WITH SANTA, Dec. 15, at Coast Hotel & Conference Centre, 1250 Rogers Way. Tickets are $12/person in advance at Coast Hotel.

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• AT THE BLUE GROTTO, 1 – 319 Victoria St., Nov. 15 – 16: Texas Flood. Doors: 8 p.m. Show: 9 p.m. Admission: $5. Call 250-372-9901. • Thompson Valley Activity & Social Club presents LET’S DANCE at the Kamloops Curling Club, 700 Victoria St., Sat. Nov. 23, 8 p.m. – 12 a.m. Music by Insanity Sound. A wide variety of new & old vocal entertainment. Door prize, 50/50, spot dance. Tickets: $10 from Zonia, 250-372-0091, Ed, 250-374-2774, or Francoise, 250-372-3782. • KAMLOOPS SYMPHONY BARB’S USED BOOK & MUSIC SALE, Nov. 16 – 30, at Aberdeen Court, 302 – 1150 Hillside Dr. (Note the new location across from Aberdeen Mall.) Most items only $2. Call Kathy, 250-372-5000, or info@kamloopssymphony.com. • Thompson Valley Activity & Social Club presents LET’S DANCE at the Kamloops Curling Club, 700 Victoria St., Sat. Nov. 23, 8 p.m. – 12 a.m. Music by Insanity Sound. Door prize, 50/50, spot dance. Tickets: $10 from Zonia, 250-372-0091, Ed, 250-374-2774, or Francoise, 250-372-3782. • GAMBLERS ANONYMOUS meetings Thurs, 10 a.m. at Desert Gardens, 540 Seymour St. Call Wally, 250-679-7877, or Sunny, 250-374-9165. • 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. • OLD TIME DANCING AND MUSIC by the Kamloops Old Time Fiddlers on the first & third Sat (Nov. 16) of the month at Heritage House, 7:30 – 10:30 p.m. Admission: $6/members, $7/non. All welcome! •KAMLOOPS QUIT SMOKING support group meets every Thurs at Kamloops United Church, 421 St. Paul St. Call Ken, 250-579-8574. • 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 Sat. at 11 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. Robotics Club, Fri., Nov. 15 – Dec. 13, 2:45 – 4:30 p.m. Build a Mindstorms Robot; program it to perform tasks and to solve challenges. For children aged 10 and up. Girls only Robotics Club, Thurs., Nov. 14 – Dec. 12, 2:45 – 4:30 p.m. Register at the centre or mail registration with payment to BLSC, Box 882 Stn. Main, Kamloops, V2C 5M8. Call 250-554-2572. • 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 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. • 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. • 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. • MOUNT PAUL UNITED CHURCH THRIFT SHOP, 140 Laburnum St., open Tues & Thurs, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

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AROUND TOWN • CN RAILROADERS CRIB NIGHT on the first & third Thurs (Nov. 21) of the month at the Parkview Activity Centre, 500 McDonald Ave., at 7 p.m. Admission is $1. All welcome. • DESERT SOUNDS HARMONY CHORUS, the local chapter of Sweet Adelines International, meet Tues. New singers welcome. www.dshchorus.ca. • 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. • 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. • VOLUNTEER KAMLOOPS, a charitable organization helping to provide volunteer placement & support services to community organizations, seeks volunteers. Contact www.volunteerkamloops.org. • BEGINNER’S DUPLICATE BRIDGE, Mon, 7 p.m. Lessons available. Call 250-828-1993 or 250-571-1069. • 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. • 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. • 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. • KAMLOOPS SYMPHONY SUBSCRIPTIONS for the 2013/14 Classic Series, Pop Series, & Chamber Music Series are now on sale from Kamloops Live! Box Office, 250-374-5483. • Kamloops Immigrant Services, 448 Tranquille Rd., host the SUMMER FUN PARK SERIES every Thursday, 2 – 4 p.m. at McDonald Park, for snacks, painting, crafts, games, sports, etc. Everyone welcome! To register, call Allison, 778-470-6101, email allison@kcris.ca, or drop by the office.

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Six local gymnasts honoured by Gymnastics BC Gymnastics BC honoured the province’s top athletes, coaches and volunteers at its annual awards banquet in Burnaby last weekend. More than 60 people received awards, six of whom were from Kamloops. Scott Nabata was awarded a $500 Gymnastics B.C. scholarship. Emily Schmidt was named the National Female Trampoline

Gymnastics athlete of the year, while Gavin Dodd received the same award for men on the provincial level. Kristyne Makortoff and Susan Willett both received five-year judging service pins and Heffley Creek’s Penny Erickson was named Gymnastics For All’s leader of the year.

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Blazers go down three in a row at home

Luck was not on the Kamloops Blazers’ side in a 5-0 home ice lost to the Edmonton Oil Kings last Friday night. The Oil Kings scored four goals in a span of 4:20 in the second period enroute to a 5-0 win. The Blazers and Oil Kings played a solid first period in which the game was scoreless. The Blazers had thought they scored the game’s first goal with the puck going in the net as the net was tipping forward. The ruling from the video goal judge was that the puck did not cross the goal line due to the net tipping forward. The game remained scoreless after the first period with the Oil Kings holding a 10-8 advantage on the shot clock. The second period did not go to plan for the Blazers. Bolton Pouliot was beat by a long shot that he would likely want back for a 1-0 lead. Edmonton made it 2-0 shortly after on a shorthanded breakaway then added a goal just over a minute later as the Oil Kings jumped out to a 3-0 lead. Pouliot was yanked in favour of Taran Kozun, and the Oil Kings made it 4-0 shortly later as the puck was redirected off a Kings’ skate and past Kozun. The Blazers had a chance in this one with a lengthy 5-on-3 power play but were unable to score. Despite the setback, the Blazers outshot the Oil Kings 1512 in the period but failed to score. The Oil Kings put the game on cruise control in the third period. They jumped up when they had to and outshot the Blazers 18-10 in the period. Eric Krienke had a penalty shot but was denied by goaltender Tyler Santos. Edmonton added one more goal in the period to make it a 5-0 final. The Blazers power play hurt them

on the night as it finished 0-for-8 and gave up a shorthanded goal, while the Oil Kings were 0-for-4. Pouliot stopped 12 of 15 shots and Kozun turned aside 23 of 25 shots in the loss. It was throwback night at Interior Savings Centre last Sunday night as the Blazers and the Prince George Cougars combined for 98 shots and 15 goals with the Cougars outshooting the Blazers 53-44 and outscoring the Blazers 8-7 in overtime. The goals came immediately with the teams combining for seven goals in the first period. The Blazers started off the scoring as Cole Ully’s shot inched its way past starting goaltender Ty Edmonds to make it 1-0 Blazers only 1:50 into the game. The Cougars came right back and took the lead scoring two goals midway through the period to make it 2-1 for the Cougars. The Blazers tied the game up at 2-2 shortly after as Tyson Ness’ long shot fooled Edmonds and evened the score up. The Cougars then went up by two goals making one count on the power play and another off a turnover to make it 4-2. The Blazers responded before the period was out taking the puck to the net and Aaron Macklin was there to put home his third goal of the season to make it 4-3 before the first period was out. The Blazers outshot the Cougars 24-14 in the period. The Blazers made a goaltending change after the first period as Pouliot stopped 10 of 14 shots and Kozun came in relief. The scoring didn’t stop in the second period and the Cougars restored their two-goal advantage to make it 5-3 five minutes into the period. The Blazers got themselves back in the game from there. Chase Souto struck for two goals scoring shorthanded and on the power play for his 11th and 12th goals of the season to tie things up at 5-5. The Blazers then took the lead with 1:18 left in the period as Aspen Sterzer was set up on a breakaway by Ully and he scored his 11th of the season to make it 6-5 Blazers through two periods.

The Cougars did what the Blazers did after the first period changing their goaltenders as Ty Edmonds was pulled, after allowing six goals on 37 shots, in favour of Brett Zarowny to start the period. No lead was safe in this game and the Cougars battled back in the third period. The Cougars generated 20 shots in the period and it paid off, scoring to tie the game up at 6-6. The Cougars took the lead with a power play marker with 6:20 to go in the game. Sterzer came back for the Blazers and scored with just over four minutes remaining in the game to tie the game up at 7-7. The Blazers were given a penalty with 50 seconds remaining in the period. The Blazers killed off the first 50 seconds of the penalty as the game went to overtime. The Cougars made it count on the power play in overtime as Todd Fiddler scored his third goal of the game to give the Cougars the 8-7 victory. The difference in the game was the power play as the Cougars finished 3-for-6 and the Blazers were 1-for-5. The Blazers had a season high 44 shots, but also gave up a season high 54 shots. Kozun made 36 saves and allowed four goals in 40 minutes. The Blazers came up short against a strong Medicine Hat Tigers squad Wednesday night on home ice losing to the Tigers 3-1. The Blazers had a strong first period outshooting the Tigers 8-5 and limiting the chances against. The Tigers made the Blazers pay on a costly mistake on the power play. The Blazers had two forwards caught deep and the Tigers ended up scoring on the rush with a rebound goal to make it 1-0 for the Tigers. The game stayed relatively quiet in the second period. Both teams had their chances, but both goaltenders played well in this one to keep it a close game. The Tigers eventually added another goal after receiving back-to-back power plays near the end of the period, scoring on a rebound after a shot was saved by goaltender Taran Kozun and the post. The Tigers took

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the 2-0 lead into the third period with both goals coming via the power play. The Blazers stuck to their game in the third period. They worked and created chances with their best opportunity to tie it up coming on Souto’s stick. Souto’s shot rang off the post and stayed out as the game stayed 2-0 for the Tigers. The Blazers finally cut into the lead off a faceoff midway through the period. Joe Kornelsen won it cleanly to defenseman Connor Clouston. Clouston fed Sam Grist who one-timed it past goaltender Marek Langhamer to cut the lead to 2-1. The Blazers had a chance shortly after, but their power play failed to score finishing 0-for-4 on the night. The Tigers got an insurance marker as a shot deflected off a stick past Kozun to make it 3-1 with just under five minutes to play. The Blazers continued to press in the final few minutes but couldn’t beat Langhamer as the Tigers went on to win 3-1. The difference on the night was the power play as the Tigers went 2-for-4 and the Blazers were 0-for4. The Tigers outshot the Blazers 34-27. The Blazers continue their long home-stand on Saturday night when they host the defending WHL Champion Portland Winterhawks at 7 p.m. at the Interior Savings Centre. They then host the Victoria Cougars on Tues. Nov. 19. The puck drops at 7 p.m.

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Storm back to their winning ways with three straight wins

The KIJHL Kamloops Storm took all three of their road games over the Remembrance Day holiday weekend, outscoring their opponents 13-6 on the weekend, and maintaining their lead on top of the Birks division. Daniel Buchanan scored a hat trick and notched a helper as the Kamloops Storm routed the Thunder Cats 7-2 in Creston Valley last Friday. Buchanan opened the scoring1:04 into the game, then Brock Balson gave the Storm a 2-0 lead six minutes into the game. The ‘Cats got on the scoreboard on the power play (while Spencer Schoech was off for cross checking) with 6:05 remaining in the first period. Buchanan scored his second goal of the game on the power play with 3:56 remaining, and Felix Larouche got a power play goal of his own just 1:24 later to make it 4-1 after 20. The Storm owned the second period, scoring three power play goals

1:11 apart by Buchanan, Balson and Luke Gordon to make it 7-1 after 40. The Thunder Cats scored the only goal of the third period, falling 7-2 to the visiting Storm. Wade Moyls was stellar in goal for the Storm, stopping 31 of 33 shots he faced. The following evening the Storm were in Kimberley where they defeated the Dynamiters 3-2. The Dynamiters opened the scoring 5:57 into the first period to take an early 1-0 lead. They scored again with less than two minutes remaining in the period to make it 2-0 after 20. The only action in the second period was a roughing after the whistle incident halfway through the period that involved the Storm’s Luke Gordon and Marc Dumont and Dynamiters Jared Marchi, who each received minor penalties. Dumont, Stefan Wood, and Eric Buckley also received 10 minute misconducts for their parts in the fracas. The Storm scored all three of their goals in the third period. Spencer Schoech had a hand in all three of the Storm’s goals, as he opened the scoring for the Storm 2:38 into the period, then assisted in the other two Kamloops goals. Austin Braid tied it up 10 minutes later, and Bobby Kashluba scored the winning goal with less than five minutes remaining in the game to give Kamloops the 3-2 win.

Moyls stopped 20 of 22 shots he faced for the win. The Storm outshot the Dynamiters 43-22. Sun. Nov. 10, saw the Storm in Fernie, where they came away with a 3-2 win over the Ghostriders in a hard-hitting game that saw a number of roughing penalties and a fight. Luke Gordon scored a shorthanded goal with four seconds on the clock to give the Storm a 1-0 lead after 20. The Ghostriders tied the game with less than two minutes remaining in the middle frame then took the lead 28 seconds later. A bit of fisticuffs took place right off the faceoff between Fernie’s Cole Weber and the Storm’s Max James. When the dust cleared, they each received five-minute majors for fighting and a game misconduct. James also received a two-minute minor for crosschecking. The Storm’s Austin Braid and Fernie’s Joel Burgess also received game misconducts in the incident. Kamloops was two men down as the final seconds of the period counted down when Buchanan took a twominute minor for slashing. The Ghostriders lead 2-1 after 40. Josh Rasmussen tied it up 9:52 into the third period then took the lead when Ian Chrystal scored 1:36 later to give Kamloops the 3-2 win. Kyle Michalovsky stopped 12 of 14 shots he faced for the win. The Storm outshot the Ghostrid-

ers 48-14. With 32 points, the Storm are eight points ahead of the secondplace Chase Heat, nine points ahead of the 100 Mile House Wranglers, and 12 points ahead of the Sicamous Eagles. The Revelstoke Grizzlies are 18 points out of first place. The Storm are only two points behind the league-leading Nelson Leafs and one point behind the Kelowna Chiefs in the league standings. TheSTorm wrap up their road trip Fri. Nov. 15, when they’re in Sicamous to take on the Eagles. The Storm return home to host the Chase Heat Sat. Nov. 16. The puck drops at the McArthur Island Sports Centre 7 p.m. Sun. Nov. 17, sees the Storm host the Princeton Posse in a 5 p.m. matinee game.

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