Kamloops International Bantam Tournament

By Glen Crichton

KAMLOOPS INTERNATIONAL BANTAM ICE HOCKEY TOURNAMENT

MARCH 27-APRIL 1, 2002

It’s that time of year again when the twon of Kamloops, British Columbia hosts some of the best Bantam Teams and players from across Canada and the United States. The Detroit Compuware team, a regular fixture at the tournament are joined by three other U.S. based teams, the Michigan Ice Dogs, Cleveland Barons and Team Illinois. Kamloops will have two teams in the tourney with the Triple “AAA” Kamloops Jardine Blazers and the Double “AA” Kamloops Dolson Raiders. The remaining 19 teams in the tournament come from across Canada inlcuding, B.C. (3), Alberta (11), Saskatchewan (2) and Ontario (2).

Some former and currrent NHLer’s who have competed at the tournament are: Mario Lemieux, Don Murdoch, Tony McKegney, Ryan Walter, Curt Fraser, Dino Ciccarelli, Glenn Anderson, Doug Lidster, Jarri Kurri, Cliff Ronning, Kevin Hatcher, Mark Recchi, Jimmy Carson, Tony Twist, Joe Sakic, Rod Brind ‘Amour, Mike Modano, Darryl Sydor, Keith Primeau, Adam Foote, Richard Matvichuk, Mike Peca, Brendan Morrison, Darcy Tucker, Shane Willis, Andrew Ference, Patrick Marleau, Michael York, Scott Hannan, Brad Ference, Eric Brewer, David Legwand and Vincent Lecavalier.

Some former participants currently playing major junior hockey include: Tyson Mulock, Brad Priestlay, Ryan Jorde, Ryan Thrussell, Jason Jaffray, Jeremy Jackson, Craig Olynick, Jared Aulin, Chad Davidson, Ryan Craig, Jeremy Colliton, Nick Chibi, Shawn Belle, Paul Brown, Mark Rooneem, Joff Kehler, Pat Jarrett, Gary Gladue, Brandon Segal, Andy Thompson, Stephen Mann, Chris Heid, Tim Konsorada, Derek Krestanovich, Tyler dyck, Cam McCaffrey, Kyle Sheen, Brayden Coburn, Matt Fetzner, Logan Koopmans, Conlan Seder, Colin Fraser, Josh Gorges, Adam Redmond, Ian McDonald, Tyler Redenbach, Danny Fritsche, Jeff and Scott Lynch, Robin Big Snake and Marc Connors.

Over the next six days we will do our best to provide you with some player profiles, game recaps, scores and scoring leaders. As you can see from the names listed above many players have used the Kamloops International Bantam Ice Hockey Tournament as a springboard to further their hockey careers either at the NHL or Major Junior level, so we hope you’ll check back over the next six days and check out the information.

TEAM DIVISIONS

RED

Kamloops Dolsons Raiders

Michigan Ice Dogs

Priince George Cougars

Calgary Stampeders

Strathcona, Alberta

Medicine Hat, Alberta,

GREEN

Notre Dame Hounds

Team Illinois

Calgary Gold

Kelowna Rockets

Sherwood Park, Alberta

Okotoks, Alberta

ORANGE

Ridge Meadows Rustlers

St. Albert,, Alberta

Calgary Blackhawks

Cleveland Barons

Cumberland Ontario

Kamloops Jardine Blazers

BLUE

Windsor, Ontario

Edmonton CAC Inland Lions

Detroit Compuware

Naicam Vikings

Airdrie X-Treme

Calgary Rangers

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