Friday, April 12, 2013
Kamloops Blazers and Devin Oakes continue the WHL ride
The Blazers won their first two rounds of the WHL playoffs defeating the Victoria Royals in six games and most recently sweeping the Kelowna Rockets in four straight games.
With their victories the Blazers now head for Portland and a best of seven game showdown against the Portland Winter Hawks starting on Friday April 19th.
As we outlined on the blog last month, Prince Rupert's Devin Oakes was called up to the WHL squad just prior to the opening game of the Victoria season. Since the call up, he has seen ice time along the way and while not the volume of the top line players, the PRMHA grad has been making contributions to the Blazers quest for a Memorial Cup berth.
You can review his stats thus far after two series from the Blazers website, to track the Blazers path so far, you can review the full schedule for the WHL playoffs here, while the schedule for the Blazers next round can be found below.
Friday, April 19-- Kamloops at Portand
Saturday, April 20-- Kamloops at Portland
Tuesday, April 23-- Portland at Kamloops
Wednesday, April 24-- Portland at Kamloops
Friday, April 26-- Kamloops at Portland (if necessary)
Sunday, April 28-- Portland at Kamloops (if necessary)
Tuesday, April 30-- Kamloops at Portland (if necessary)
Games can be heard on Kamloops radio station CHNL's live audio feed and those with Satelite Dishes should check the Shaw Direct community channel of 299, where WHL games are frequently showcased through the week.
More information on the Blazers can be found on their website.
Past items of note on the PRMHA, as well as former players Oakes and Frank Slubowski can be found on our archive page.
News items from Kamloops continue to track the Blazers progress in the Playoffs.
April 12-- Blazers ready for Winterhawks
April 12-- Huska finds Wednesday's officiating 'sad'
April 11-- Kamloops Blazers power past Rockets
April 11-- Blazers sweep (video)
April 11-- Blazers sweep Rockets from playoffs (video)
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