Two years later Collin Shirley is making the trade that brought him to Kamloops from Kootenay for Tim Bozon look pretty good. The 19-year old Saskatoon native has been on a recent scoring tear with six goals and nine point in the last four games.
The Canada-Russia series continues as Team Russia moves onto the Ontario Hockey League following two losses to the Western Hockey League. The WHL won 7-3 on Monday in Kelowna, and 4-2 in Kamloops on Tuesday.
It's didn't look pretty early, but the Blazers stuck with it and Collin Shirley scored the game-winning goal with 31 seconds left, giving Kamloops a 3-2 win over the Victoria Royals on Wednesday night.
Craig Bonner is out as the Vice-President and General Manager of the Kamloops Blazers, succeeded by a figure from the team's storied past. The team issued a news release today stating Bonner has resigned to follow another hockey opportunity.