Monday, September 27, 2010


- The Kamloops Blazers are through the opening weekend with one casualty. D Josh Caron broke his collarbone during Saturday's contest against Chilliwack and will be out around six weeks. Caron actually played a couple shifts after the injury before realizing it was something more serious.

- As one defenseman goes down, two are ready to be inserted back into the line-up. D Brandon Underwood should be ready for full-contact in practice this week after a concussion. He will likely see in action Friday in Everett in the Blazers next game.

Also, Corey Fienhage has been returned from the Buffalo Sabres. The over-age defenseman will make his regular season debut Friday. Have to say I'm looking forward to that.

- Young Chase Souto is an up and coming middle-weight in the Western Conference. Still only 15,( turns 16 in a couple weeks) the California kid made his presence known in the final shift of the game Saturday against Chilliwack when he dropped the gloves with 18 year-old Zach Habscheid.

He also scrapped three times in the pre-season. He's old-school in his approach...stand in and trade. He's good with both hands, and can take one or two also.

- It was good to see Randy Merkley Saturday night. The Bruins broadcaster used to call games for the Moose Jaw Warriors back in the east division.

- I made it through the weekend with only one Swift Current Broncos reference. Early on in the pre-game show Friday night, Swift Curren...slipped out when talking about the two teams in the game. Who heard it? Everyone. At least everyone who works at the radio stations.

- If your a Blazer fan, you have to love how quick game highlights appear on the website post-game. Fans can get home after the game, fire up the computer and watch the highlight package.

- WHL Web TV is back. It seems to be working well. I didn't have any problems this weekend. It seems to load quicker and stay more stable than in previous years.

1 comment:

DB said...

Good slip, if you're gonna slip...
Switzer has called the new guy "jon" at least 50 times...