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Friday, November 22, 2013

Robbery investigation leads to numerous charges CHARGES INCLUDE ATTEMPTED MURDER A 36-year-old male who was arrested as a result of a 911 call last Friday appeared in court on Nov. 18 to face charges of attempted murder, robbery with a firearm, possession of a prohibitive device, and careless use/storage of firearm. Kamloops RCMP received a 911 call at approximately 12:30 p.m. on Nov. 15 from a female caller. Officers responded to a hotel unit in the 500 block of West Columbia Street, and met with two female victims who indicated a male had tried to rob them and got into a physical altercation. They said the male then produced a firearm, before fleeing when one of the victims

ARRESTED. Kamloops RCMP officers escort a handcuffed John Dawson Scott Attrell to an awaiting police car after he was arrested on Ord Road after an altercation with a pair of women at a Columbia Street hotel last Friday. Submitted photo

called police, according to Cpl. Cheryl Bush. Kamloops resident, John Dawson Scott Attrell was arrested approximately 30 minutes after the 911 call was placed, when police located him in a vehicle parked on Ord Road. Police identified Attrell as a suspect in the incident, based on the description provided by the victims and earlier dealings that officers had with him. A police service dog located a firearm and some ammunition near the vehicle where Attrell was arrested. Investigators say the victims know Attrell, and he is wellknown to police. Police are continuing their investigation and Attrell remains in custody, pending his next court appearance on Nov. 25.

Volunteers wanted As the Christmas holiday season approaches, many organisations – especially those that are helping the community’s less fortunate – are seeking the assistance of volunteers. If you wish to help, no matter how many hours or day, the following organisations welcome your assistance: • OPERATION RED NOSE: Various positions available for designated driving service where volunteers drive clients and their vehicles home. Volunteer positions include escort drivers, designated drivers, navigators (19 and over), office volunteers (16 and over), promotions (16 and over). Dates are:

Nov. 29, 30, Dec. 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28 and Dec. 31. For information, call 250372-8313. • CANADIAN CANCER SOCIETY: Are you a leader and a team player? Getting involved with Relay for Life will allow you to gain or enhance your leadership skills in event planning, networking, leadership, and project management. We are looking for energetic, organized volunteers to join our team in many different roles, including leadership chair, team development, event development, fundraising development and survivor development. Volunteers must be 16 and

over. For information, call 250-372-8313. • ALZHEIMER SOCIETY OF B.C., KAMLOOPS: The Investors Group Walk for Memories, in support of the Kamloops Alzheimer Society, is looking for experienced face painters to delight children of all ages on Sunday, Jan. 26. Location is the TCC indoor track, 910 McGill Rd. Volunteers must be 16 and over. For more information, call 250-372-8313. For these and many other opportunities, call 250-372-8313 or log on to Volunteer Kamloops is a non-profit charity supporting community volunteering.

Christmas Craft Sales • 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, 9A – 1800 Tranquille Rd. (Brock Shopping Centre), 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Call Brandi Allen, 778-470-6000. • RIVERBEND BAZAAR, 760 Mayfair St., Sat. Nov. 23, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. Sewing, knitting, home baking, surprise catch, silent auction items, Tea Room with goodies & sandwiches. Everyone welcome. Call Irene, 778-470-8315, or Wendy, 778-470-8310. • 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. • HOLIDAY MAGIC at the old Courthouse Gallery, 7 West Seymour St., 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tues – Fri, & 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Sat all Nov. & Dec. Photography, jewellery, glass art, paintings, pottery, weaving, silk scarves, journals, textile & felting all by local artists, “Tiny Tidings,” small, unique, works of art for stocking stuffers or token gift items. Handicap accessible, free parking.

• 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,, 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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Adult movie-night

November 25 -December 1, 2013 A different view of future possibilities may emerge suddenly, generating a sense of confidence in regard to your ability to bring this to fulfilment. It’s the big picture & the details aren’t so easy see so readily. If your action is too swift you can find yourself overwhelmed, leading to disappointment. Take things slowly. Handled correctly, you can get someone to reveal what they really think or the plans they want to put into place. This is likely to happen through what starts out as light conversation & then one thing leads to another. This may also present you with the opportunity to make known what you would like from the future if this were valid. You may have some practical decisions to make that you would rather not have to make. It can be tied to spending that needs to be cut back to accommodate the more routine things that come up on a daily basis. It may also be that somebody else isn’t willing to fund these things anymore. So much seems out of your hands. Your interactions with others this week should not only have ease & pleasure about them but stability as well. There’ll be more stages to this from now to March. This can be a major turning point for you on a personal level that can have long-term consequences of growth & development. Let it unfold in its own way. You want the future to change in a way that’ll give you a greater sense of freedom. Being able to rely on the resources of others may become more difficult so you need to work on what you can do yourself. This is a time to seriously look at how you need to structure this. It’ll all start to happen for you from your birthday. You’re better equipped right now to know what you don’t want to get involved in & may have to deal with disappointments that others may express as a result. It’ll be easier than usual to stand firm with your decisions. If you waver, just think of what it is you want to eventually accomplish & how indecision can hold you back.

Lizsa Bibeau

Mommyisms After a day of activities, we settled the kids with the animated movie of the week before the kids were ready for bed. It was relaxing family time, which we all enjoyed. After tucking the kids into bed, and re-tucking them in bed (a couple more times), my husband and I checked the PVR for our recorded shows, On Demand – to possibly rent a movie, and Netflix for a recently released movie

that we could enjoy – without the kids. This task can sometimes take a while as we cannot always agree on what to watch. The other night, I was preoccupied with folding laundry, as we were reviewing the movie /show titles, and my husband made a choice. At first, I thought he accidentally played the DVD player. But, it was not an accident. As I crawled into bed, the starting credits of the show came on. I laughed at my husband, and myself as I sang the familiar song, and was actually smiling and happy to watch it. Alain had chosen Phineas and Ferb – a Disney animated show that happens to be one of Zachary’s favourite shows. (Note: the kids were asleep in their beds.) I don’t know if I was more surprised that he seriously chose to watch this, or that I was enjoying it. We continued to watch more than one episode and laughed and sang to its catchy tune. You know you’re a parent when ...

You can start to see some results with anything you have been determined about putting into place of late. If someone isn’t sure, they’ll either keep it to themselves or attempt to work behind the scenes to alter things. Somebody else who’s supportive can overshadow this. Be mindful of increasing your obligations. You will be exceptionally clear-minded when it comes to what you wish to develop long term & the commitments you are willing to make. The opportunity to discuss this in a harmonious manner should arise. Finances need a logical approach towards getting rid of unnecessary spending. Hoping for the best is unrealistic. Some unexpected luck or benefit can come your way but even this won’t take away a lack of clarity when it comes to the way things’ll be structured, mainly because it’ll be dependent on others. Behind it all, things have been carefully considered. You should be quite happy with as matters unfold in the future. Meanwhile get your own things in order. Much interaction with others can take place & if new people are involved this may lead to the establishment of long-term friendship or involvement. Anything done with a group of people should be most pleasurable & may lead to other things in the future. Don’t get tied up in anything unclear – wait for it to surface. Certainty of mind in relation to what you are prepared to be responsible for can arise because of realising what is too much to handle on a daily basis. The need to have sufficient rest is most important to March. This is tied into your general health & wellbeing. Learning new skills within a group may be mentally stimulating. Someone is sure of their ideas & you can benefit from this in the long term. You may not be so certain of your own ability to make the commitment, mainly because of the boundaries it would place on other things. If you have considered learning something from a particular person, it seems they are wise in their knowledge.

FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT. They’re not 3D glasses, but they’re just as fun, as Zachary and Aubrielle and their dad, Alain, can attest during a recent family movie night. Alain Bibeau photo

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AROUND TOWN • 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. • Kamloops Symphony Society BARB’S USED BOOK & MUSIC SALE, Nov. 16 – Nov. 30, at Aberdeen Court, 1150 Hillside Dr., 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Mon – Sat; 12 – 5 p.m. Sun. Average price is $2 for most items. Donations accepted during store hours throughout the sale. • LES MISÉRABLES, Western Canada Theatre’s own production at Sagebrush Theatre, Nov. 28 – Dec. 11. The musical adaptation of Victor Hugo’s timeless novel of passion, hope, redemption, and transformation is set against the backdrop of turbulent 19th-century France. Tickets: 250-374-5483. • Interested in learning more about Genetically Altered Foods (GE or GMOs)? Two Canadian scientists will address the topic of GE foods from both a scientific & regulatory perspective on Wed. Nov. 27, at 7 p.m. at the TRU Clocktower Alumni Theatre. Refreshments will be provided--please bring a plate and/or cup. Admission is free. • TRU Actors Workshop Theatre presents AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE, by Henrik Ibsen & adapted by Donna Spencer, Nov. 21 – 23 & 28 – 30, at 7:30 p.m., at TRU’s Black box Theatre (Old Main). Tickets are $12 and can be reserved at AWT Box Office, 250-377-6100, Kamloops Live! Box Office, 250-374-5483, or • CHRISTMAS POTLUCK DINNER. The Francophone Association hosts its annual Christmas Potluck Dinner Sat. Dec. 7, at 5:30 p.m., at 448 Tranquille Rd. Everyone is invited. Call the office, 250376-6060. • BREAKFAST WITH SANTA, Dec. 15, at Coast Hotel & Conference Centre, 1250 Rogers Way. Tickets are $12 in advance at Coast Hotel.

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• AT THE BLUE GROTTO, 1 – 319 Victoria St., Nov. 22 – 23: Papa Wheely; Nov. 28: The Reason. Doors: 8 p.m. Show: 9 p.m. Admission: $5. Call 250-372-9901. • 12TH ANNUAL HOMES FOR THE HOLIDAYS Nov. 23 & 24. The tour features five private homes decorated for the holidays. Tour times: Sat., 12 – 4 p.m. or 5 – 9 p.m.; Sun., 12 – 4 p.m. Tickets are $30 from any RBC branch in Kamloops & Merritt or • Celebrate the kick off to the Christmas season in downtown Kamloops at the LIGHTS IN THE NIGHT PARTY, on Thurs. Nov. 28, 4 – 8 p.m. More than 50 merchants will be throwing customer appreciations, holiday parties and tastings. There will also be haywagon rides, the annual Christmas Tree lighting at St. Andrew’s on the Square, hot chocolate and activities for the kids and more. • THE ANNUAL KAMLOOPS SANTA CLAUS PARADE takes place Sat. Nov. 30, with WAKE UP SANTA in Kamloops Square at 10:30 a.m. The parade begins at Second Ave. & St. Paul St. and travels down Second to Victoria St, right on Victoria St. to Sixth Ave., from 11 a.m. to approximately 12:30 p.m. • LOUISIANA HAYRIDE CHRISTMAS, Sun. Nov. 24, at TRU Grand Hall, at 7 p.m. Tickets: Kamloops Live Box Office, 250-3745483, or • 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. • THE KAMLOOPS SHRINERS’ ALL-NEW VARIETY SHOW will be at the Coast Kamloops Hotel, 1250 Rogers Way, Dec. 5 at 7 p.m. Tickets at 250-893-1349. • COMEDIAN BRENT BUTT will be at Sagebrush Theatre Sun. Feb. 9, at 7:30 p.m., for the Almost a Movie Star comedy tour. Tickets at the Kamloops Live box office, 1025 Lorne St., 250-374-5483, • 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. • 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.

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• gifts • home décor

• handbags • beauty products • handmade crafts

• ceramics • jewellery

• Free Admission/donations to food bank gratefully accepted. • Tea room • Plenty of parking

Java Mountain News 4 November 22, 2013

AROUND TOWN • 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. •KAMLOOPS QUIT SMOKING support group meets every Thurs at Kamloops United Church, 421 St. Paul St. Call Ken, 250-579-8574. • 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. • BEGINNER’S DUPLICATE BRIDGE, Mon, 7 p.m. Lessons available. Call 250-828-1993 or 250-571-1069. • 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. • 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 • 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 • ADVOCATES FOR URBAN WILDLIFE. Join a growing movement towards safely co-existing with, not killing, urban wildlife. Call 250-573-3483 or e-mail • 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.

Donations for Christmas hampers needed Christmas Amalgamated is seeking donations of new toys, games, and clothing as well as for food items for Christmas hampers. The following food items can be included in a basic Christmas dinner hamper. All home-baked and canned food items must be prepared in an Food-Safe approved kitchen. If you are adopting a family, ensure there is enough food to feed the entire family for their Christmas dinner. (Extras can be included.) • One turkey or turkey certificate ($25 value); • potatoes (3 – 5 lb.); • stuffing (1 – 2 package); • vegetables (2 tins, or fresh if delivered immediately); • soup (2 tins); • juice (1 large tin); • Jell-O or pudding (2 packages); • cranberry jelly (1 tin); • oranges (1 dozen); • apples (1 dozen); • Christmas cake; • a mixture of nuts and candy; • tea and/or coffee; and • bread/buns.




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Keep your spirits warm this winter As days get shorter and as the temperature drops, it’s not uncommon for the winter blues to start settling in. Here are a few ideas to help brighten your mood this winter and keep your spirits warm: • LIGHT UP YOUR MORNING: Difficulty getting up in the morning may be a sign you have a case of the winter blues. To combat this, consider using a light box. • SPEND TIME WITH LOVED ONES. The changing of the seasons can sometimes usher in a slump in the

mood. Lack of sunlight, snow, ice and more snow may have you feeling tired and irritable. The best way to lift your spirits is to stay social and spend time with family and friends. Don’t let winter’s grey skies and cold temperatures keep you holed up at home alone. Be sure to get out and get some fresh air and enjoy outdoor winter activities like skiing, tobogganing and skating with your nearest and dearest. • FOOD FOR THE SOUL. People say music is food for the soul.


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eryone’s musical tastes. There is also special programming during the holiday season to help you get into the festive spirit. • PREPARE A HEALTHY HOMECOOKED MEAL. We have a tendency to eat more during the colder months, whether celebrating or simply gathering with friends and family at a favourite restaurant. Instead of visiting a favourite greasy spoon again, try cooking a healthy meal at home for your family. There is something comforting in preparing and eating a home cooked meal and sometimes, there’s nothing like good conversation over a good banquet at the dinner table to bring loved ones together.






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Specialty teams prove the difference in pair of losses

Speciality teams were the difference in this one as the Portland Winterhawks went 3-for-3 on the power play and added two shorthanded goals in a 7-3 win over the Kamloops Blazers last Saturday at the ISC. The Winterhawks opened the scoring in this one early in the first period, pouncing on a turnover and scoring off the rush for a 1-0 Winterhawks lead 4:31 into the game. The Blazers responded with two goals midway through the period. Josh Connolly fed Chase Souto on a breakaway on the power play as he scored his team leading 13th of the season to tie the game up. Cole Ully gave the Blazers the lead just over two minutes later as he corralled a rebound and put home his 10th goal of the year. The Winterhawks responded immediately on a fortunate bounce off a Blazers defender and in to make it 2-2. The ‘Hawks took the lead with two minutes to go off the rush. The ‘Hawks went into the intermission with a 3-2 lead over the Blazers. The Blazers started the second period with a bang as they tied the game up 2:41 into the period. Connolly found Souto for a one-timer on the power play

to make it 3-3. That was as close as the Blazers got in this one as the ‘Hawks scored twice on the power play in the second period. Portland ripped a shot past goaltender Bolton Pouliot on the power play, and another shot found its way through a maze of bodies to make it 5-3 for the ‘Hawks through two periods. At times, the Blazers looked to have chances to get back into it in the third period. Souto, who was one of the best Blazers on the night, had another breakaway on the power play but was denied by goaltender Brendan Burke. The ‘Hawks sealed the game in this one with two late shorthanded markers on the same power play for a 7-3 win over the Blazers. The Blazers finished the game 2-for-4 on the power play, but the Winterhawks were 3-for-3 and also scored twice while shorthanded. Pouliot went the distance with 36 saves, while Burke earned the win turning aside 25 shots. Goaltender Patrik Polivka stole the show turning aside 42 shots to secure a 2-1 victory for the Victoria Royals over the Blazers Tuesday night in Kamloops. The Blazers didn’t get off to a great start in this one as the Royals were the stronger team in the first period. The Royals made it count on the power play 5:33 into the game to give the Royals a 1-0 lead. The Blazers still fired 13 shots on goal despite the slow start. The Royals took advantage of another power play shooting the puck towards the net and it squeaked through goaltender Taran Kozun to give the Royals a 2-0 lead after the first period.

They outshot the Blazers 15-13 in the period. The second period was back to Blazer hockey as they were buzzing creating chances and getting pucks to the net. They outshot the Royals 16-11 and had some great looks, but Polivka came up big making difficult saves on Ully and Connolly in the period. The Blazers cut into the Royals lead with 1:04 left in the period on the power play. Souto’s quick shot beat Polivka clean as he was set up by Ully and Matt Needham on the play. For Souto, it ties a career high with his 15th goal of the season in only the 24th game of the year. The Blazers carried the momentum in the third period. Aaron Macklin had a great chance on a 2-on-1 but was denied by Polivka. Jesse Shynkaruk, who is still looking for his first WHL goal, played well on the night and had a few chances in the period. The Blazers hemmed in the Royals in their zone for the final three minutes of

the game but weren’t rewarded in a 2-1 loss to the Royals. Polivka was the first star on the night with 42 saves, while Kozun had a strong game in the Blazers goal with 33 saves. The Royals power play was clicking going 2-for-2 on the night, while the Blazers power play finished 1-for-3. The Blazers concluded a stretch of 10 of the last 11 games on home ice and now head to Victoria for two games this weekend against the Royals on Friday and Saturday night.

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Java Mountain News 7 November 22, 2013

Storm lead division, sit in second in the league

The Kamloops Storm continue to sit atop the Birks division in the KIJHL after winning all three of their games last weekend. On Fri. Nov. 15, the Storm faced off against the Eagles in Sicamous where they pulled off a 5-3 win. After a scoreless first period, the Eagles drew first blood with two goals in the first half of the period. Felix Larouche cut the home team’s lead to one when he scored with less than three minutes left in the period. Kamloops stormed out of the dressing room after the second period break and poured it on, scoring four goals in 11 minutes, with goals by Mitch Friesen, Luke Gordon, Brock Balson, and Daniel Buchanan, to take a 5-2 lead. Sicamous got one back three minutes after Buchanan’s goal, to make it a 5-3 game. Wade Moyls stopped 34 of 37 shots he faced in the win. On Sat. Nov. 16, the Storm hosted the Chase Heat at the Sports

Centre, and handily defeated their closest division rivals 7-3. Larouche opened the scoring 23 seconds into the game, and Buchanan gave the Storm a 2-0 lead less than four minutes later, with a power play goal. The Heat got one back with 5:07 left in the period to make it 2-1 Storm after 20 minutes. Larouche scored his second goal of the game on the power play halfway through the middle frame to give Kamloops a 3-1 lead. Then, with 5:33 remaining in the period, Bobby Kashuba scored a short-handed goal to give the Storm a 4-1 lead after 40. Kashuba scored his second goal of the game 5:23 into the final period to give Kamloops a 5-1 lead. But Chase rallied with a power play goal six minutes later. Josh Rasmussen scored a power play goal of his own to extend the Storm’s lead to 6-2. The Heat scored a short-handed goal 96 seconds later to make it 6-3, but Brock Balson scored on the power play two minutes later to put the game away and give the Storm the 7-3 win. Moyls stopped 20 of 23 shots for the win. Sun. Nov. 17, saw the Storm manage to squeeze out a 5-4 win over the Princeton Posse in double overtime. Gordon opened the scoring 2:31 into the game with a power play goal. Balson put the Storm ahead 2-0 2:05 later, and Larouche gave

the Storm a 3-0 lead with 0:54 remaining in the period. The Posse scored the only two goals of the second period – both of them on the power play – to make it 3-2 after 40. Buchanan extended the Storm’s lead 15 seconds into the period with a power play goal of his own but the Posse answered back 3:18 later then tied it up with 17 seconds remaining in regulation to send the game into overtime. It was Spencer Schoech who put the puck in the net for the Kamloops with 1:32 remaining in the second OT period to give the Storm the 5-4 win. The Storm are on the road this weekend, travelling down the Trans Canada Highway to Chase on Fri. Nov. 22, to face off against the Heat; then they’re off to 100 Mile House to play the Wranglers Sat. Nov. 23. The Storm return to the Sports Centre for their final home game of the month on Fri. Nov. 29, when they host the Revelstoke Grizzlies.

Face off is 7 p.m. The Storm then wrap up November in Chase on Sat. Nov. 30. The Storm lead the division with 38 points, 11 points ahead of the second-place Wranglers, 14 points ahead of the Heat, 18 points ahead of the Eagles, and 22 points ahead of the basementdwelling Grizzlies. The Storm are in second spot in the league, two points behind the Nelson Leafs of the Murdoch division.

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