Blazers call up 15-year old prospects for the rest of the season

By Earl Seitz
March 15, 2016 - 11:24am Updated: March 15, 2016 - 6:36pm

KAMLOOPS — The Kamloops Blazers have called up two of their 15-year old prospects.

Forward Jackson Shepard and defenceman Luk Zazula will be with the team for the rest of the season.

Shepard was their first pick in last years bantam draft, taken in round two.

The 5-8, 165 pounder from West Vancouver had 13 goals and 42 points in 37 games with the B.C. Major Midget League North West Giants this season.

Zazula, picked in round four in last years draft, is 5-8 defenceman who helped the Delta Hockey Academy prep team win the Canadian Sport School Hockey League championship last weekend.

He had 26 points in 29 games this season.

Zazula played in three games with the Blazers earlier this season and made a big impression.

The youngest player on defence Zazula was partnered with the oldest, Ryan Rehill, and saw a regular shift, including time on the power play and penalty kill and drawing his first Western Hockey League point on this goal by Matt Needham in a 4-1 win over the Victoria Royals.

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