The Kamloops Blazers have officially announced their training camp schedule and roster, here’s a look at some of the names and numbers involved.
WHERE: Sandman Centre
WHEN: Wednesday, August 21st – Sunday, August 25th
All 87 players invited will be split into four teams, each one named after alumni from the 1994-1995 memorial cup winning squad: Huska, Baumgartner, Holland and Domenichelli.
Registration begins on Wednesday, August 21st. Practices (8:00am-12:45pm) and games (4:00pm-7:45pm) will be held from the 22nd to the 25th. The full rundown is right here.
We already had a head start on who to watch out for, but the list is worth revisiting. Each Blazer pick from the 2019 WHL bantam draft will be attending camp, including unsigned forward Connor Levis. Currently committed to the University of Michigan, Levis put up 24 goals and 62 points with St. George’s School Bantam Prep last season.
Joining Levis at camp is fellow first-rounder and former Michigan commit Mats Lindgren. Lindgren — who may very well have been a top-five selection in the bantam draft if it were not for his prior commitment to the Wolverines — tallied 45 points in 56 games with the Burnaby Winter Club Bantam Prep team last season.
One particularly notable name among the roster is Alec Zawatsky. The Winfield, B.C. native started last season with the Swift Current Broncos where he put up respectable numbers on the WHL’s worst team. After 39 games with the Broncos, Zawatsky was shipped to Moose Jaw where his production came to a halt. Zawatsky then took a crack at the QMJHL with the Drummondville Voltigeurs before popping up on the Blazers training camp roster.
A couple of camp notes before Blazer listed players report in the AM. I’ve been told 20yr old F Kobe Mohr has a lower body injury and will miss time. Also F Martin Lang arrives in about a week or so. He’s playing for his country internationally.
— Jon Keen (@JonKeenNLSports) August 20, 2019
This will increase the number of 20-year old’s to four including Zane Franklin, Jackson Caller and Kobe Mohr. Mohr, according to the voice of the Blazers Jon Keen, is currently dealing with a lower-body injury and will miss time.
All sessions are open to the public at no cost.