Thu Mar 8


Kamloops, BC
– The Kamloops Blazers Hockey Club would like to congratulate Gregory “Spike” Wallace for his significant tenure as an important member of our organization.  Today the Blazers announced that by mutual agreement Spike will be leaving the team to pursue other initiatives.  The Blazers and Spike have agreed that now would be an appropriate time for Spike to venture forward and pursue new opportunities.

Spike, your extensive commitment to our hockey team is renowned and deserves commendation.  Your dedication, passion and tireless effort for Blazer Hockey is widely recognized and sincerely appreciated by everyone in this community.

The Western Hockey League recognized Spike this week as the recipient of this season’s Distinguished Service Award, which “is presented annually to an individual associated with the WHL who has made an extraordinary contribution over an extended period of time at the Club or League level”.

Well done Spike, you have truly earned this accolade.  The Kamloops Blazers Hockey Club and our community are very proud of your accomplishments.

Blazers Co-owner and Captain of the Phoenix Coyotes, Shane Doan:

“Spike you have been a friend, teammate, confidant and at times a teacher.  Thank you for your hard work and dedication to the Blazers and the community.”

Blazers Co-owner and Assistant Coach of the Minnesota Wild, Darryl Sydor:

“Spike I would like to personally thank you for all you have done for myself my teammates and my family during my time in Kamloops as a player, after my time as a player, and also as an owner of the best organization in major junior hockey.  I will always call you a friend and a teammate because you were always there for us in the trenches.”

Blazers Co-owner and Captain of the Calgary Flames, Jarome Iginla:

“I would like to thank you Spike for everything you have done for the organization over the years.  The community and the Kamloops Blazers have benefited through your hard work.  I would like to wish you the best of luck in your future endeavours.”

Blazers Co-owner and 3-time Stanley Cup Champion, Mark Recchi:

“Spike we have all had personal, positive experiences with you and your attention to our every need over the past number of years that we were in Kamloops.  Thank you on behalf of all our past and present teammates.  May good fortune and good health follow you.”

In Spike’s own words... “To our community, my thanks for your extended support. A huge thank you to all our fans, members of the Blazers Booster Club, WHL, KMHA officials and, the citizens of Kamloops. Finally to the 2011/2012 Blazers, I wish you a long and successful playoff run.  I know our fans will be here to support you!”

We are happy for you Spike, and know you are excited about your future adventures and opportunities.  We will miss you, and we wish you good luck, happiness and good health.