Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Blazers Take Streak into Kelowna

Riding a season high nine-game winning streak - the  longest since the 1998-99 season, the Blazers head into Kelowna tomorrow night looking to keep things going. Here's a few notes as the division rivals get set to battle.

- It's the first meeting between the teams since late October.  The Blazers have won all three contests this season and will get very familiar with the Rockets with still five head-to-head games on the schedule.  The Blazers are 16-2-0-1 against BC division teams and haven't lost to Kelowna, Victoria or Vancouver in regulation time this season. 

- Kelowna should be energized after a come-from-behind 4-3 shootout win Saturday over the Vancouver Giants.   The win did the Blazers a favor that night.  The Blazers take a 12 point lead a top the BC Division with a game in-hand.

- Chase Schaber...so hot right now.  Pardon the "Zoolander" reference but the Blazer captain has scored six goals added four assists and is a +7 in his last five games.

- Tomorrow's game is a Shaw TV game from Prospera Place.  Dan Russell, Bill Wilms and Kirk Fraser are scheduled to call the action.

- Where do the Blazers find themselves in the CHL Top 10 Rankings this week?  Ranked 4th last week, many believe the Blazers will jump two spots to #2.  The OHL's London Knights have the best win percentage in the CHL and will likely take over the #1 spot from the Tri-City Americans.

-Former Blazer turned owner Mark Recchi was one of the guests of honour at the White House yesterday in Washington DC with his Bruins teammates.
Recchi on white house (news 2) by keen941

- The Blazers were on hand for the BMO Bank of Montreal Ultimate Fan Contest.  Below, Brandon Herrod, Chase Schaber and Brendan Ranford sign autographs.

Robert didn't win the Ultimate Fan but was one of three finalists.  

Congratulations to Angela who won the award.  She dressed up with her mom as a "two-headed" Blazer fan. Very unique!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

WHL Trade Deadline

The place to be is twitter today for WHL trade talk.  I'll update the blog if the Blazers make a move at some point.  Follow today's discussion @JonKeenNLSports.


Sunday, January 01, 2012

Brandon Herrod talks trade

I caught up to the newest member of the Blazers before tonight's game against Prince George.

Brandon herrod by keen941