PETERS – When we were great

(Image: Kamloops Blazers)

THREE MEMORIAL CUPS IN FOUR YEARS will never be accomplished again.

In fact, it was entirely unlikely that it could happen even once.

There are 60 teams from across Canada and parts of the United States vying for that cup, making the odds very long that a team could win it even one single time.

Every year, a good chunk of a team’s roster is forced to turn over, graduating to the pros or other amateur hockey avenues, making a repeat even more improbable.

So it’s entirely right and appropriate that we celebrate the accomplishments of the Kamloops Blazers in the 1990s – even with the strange and unfortunate inclusion of country music.


James Peters is the radio anchor at CFJC, coming to Kamloops in 2006. He anchors the afternoon news on B-100 and 98.3 CIFM, and contributes weekly editorials to the CFJC Evening News. He tweets regularly @Jamloops.

About Mel Rothenburger (9358 Articles) is a forum about Kamloops and the world. It has more than one million views. Mel Rothenburger is the former Editor of The Daily News in Kamloops, B.C. (retiring in 2012), and past mayor of Kamloops (1999-2005). At he is the publisher, editor, news editor, city editor, reporter, webmaster, and just about anything else you can think of. He is grateful for the contributions of several local columnists. This blog doesn't require a subscription but gratefully accepts donations to help defray costs.

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