Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Long Time Volunteer Passes

News Release:

The Kamloops Blazers are saddened to announce the passing of long-time Blazers volunteer, Fred Nicolson. We want to acknowledge Fred’s contribution of time, energies and expertise to the well being of the Blazers and the Western Hockey League.

Fred spent the past 39 years as a volunteer in the Kamloops hockey scene from the Kamloops Chiefs to the Jr. Oilers and finally the Blazers over the past 26 seasons. Fred was in charge of the off-ice officials for many years at Kamloops Blazers hockey games. The majority of his time was spent in the penalty box either timekeeping or scorekeeping. Fred also spent time on the Executive, including a stint as President, of the Kamloops Blazers Booster Club.

Some of Fred's fondest assignments included working the 1995 Memorial Cup in Kamloops, 2006 World Junior Championship in Kamloops and the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.

Fred’s long career and greatest contributions are marked by volunteerism, gift of time and his commitment to always addressing our individual needs.

The Kamloops Blazers deepest condolences are with Fred's partner, Evelyn, and the rest of his family and friends.

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