junior hockey

The visiting Victoria Royals snapped a 12-game losing streak on Nov. 20 with a 3-2 win over Vancouver Giants at Langley Events Centre. This Friday the Royals host a U.S. team – Everett – for the first time since the pandemic first impacted Western Hockey League play. (Photo by Gary Ahuja/Langley Events Centre)

First U.S.-based team in 20 months to play Royals in Victoria

Struggling Royals host front-running Everett Silvertips on Friday night, Nov. 25

 

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BCHL all-star festivities to include Top Prospects Game

All-star events will be held Jan. 14 in Penticton, with NHL and college scouts in attendance

 

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BCHL’s first-ever all-female officiating crew works game in South Surrey

Four-person team will be first all-women crew to work a Canadian Junior A hockey game

 

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31 BCHL alums on NHL rosters as pro season starts

The Nashville Predators and Colorado Avalanche lead the way with three BCHLers on their rosters

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Goaltender Tyler Palmer in action for the Spruce Grove Saints of the Alberta Junior Hockey League. Palmer signed a standard player agreement with the Victoria Royals this week. (Courtesy of the Spruce Grove Saints)

Victoria Royals add to their goaltending ranks, signing Alberta netminder

Tyler Palmer comes to WHL club from the Alberta junior A league’s Spruce Grove Saints

Goaltender Tyler Palmer in action for the Spruce Grove Saints of the Alberta Junior Hockey League. Palmer signed a standard player agreement with the Victoria Royals this week. (Courtesy of the Spruce Grove Saints)
Junior A team Coquitlam Express is offering all Tri-City residents who get vaccinated against COVID-19 a free ticket to one of their games. (Facebook/Coquitlam Express)

B.C. hockey team offering free tickets to hometown fans who get the COVID-19 vaccine

‘We know the only way to get fans back is people getting vaccinated,’ says Express’ general manager Tali Campbell

Junior A team Coquitlam Express is offering all Tri-City residents who get vaccinated against COVID-19 a free ticket to one of their games. (Facebook/Coquitlam Express)
Findings indicate a culture of racism, misogyny and bullying has gripped the game with 64 per cent of people involved saying players bully others outside of the rink. (Pixabay)

Misogyny, racism and bullying prevalent across Canadian youth hockey, survey finds

56% of youth hockey players and coaches say disrespect to women is a problem in Canada’s sport

Findings indicate a culture of racism, misogyny and bullying has gripped the game with 64 per cent of people involved saying players bully others outside of the rink. (Pixabay)
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BCHL stays tight-lipped about reasons for leaving Canadian Junior Hockey League

The BCHL retains affiliation with Hockey Canada and BC Hockey, but isn’t saying what comes next

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Canada’s Bowen Byram (4) is knocked into Russia goalie Yaroslav Askarov (1) by defenseman Semyon Chistyakov (6) during first second period IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship action in Edmonton on Monday, Jan. 4, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Canada to play for world junior hockey gold after pounding Russia 5-0

Canadian goalie Levi records third shutout of tourney in victory

Canada’s Bowen Byram (4) is knocked into Russia goalie Yaroslav Askarov (1) by defenseman Semyon Chistyakov (6) during first second period IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship action in Edmonton on Monday, Jan. 4, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
An example of a credential with the COVID-19 contact tracing technology TraceSafe is shown in this undated handout photo. What looks like a thin pack of gum is attached Braden Schneider's event credential at the world junior hockey championship in Edmonton. It's a beacon providing contact-tracing capability should the Canadian defenceman test positive for the COVID-19 virus. It also warns him if he stands to close to someone else for too long. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - TraceSafe MANDATORY CREDIT

Wearable tech a defence against COVID-19 in world junior tournament ‘bubble’

TraceSafe’s wearable technology is Hockey Canada’s extra layer of defence against the spread of the virus in the world junior tournament

An example of a credential with the COVID-19 contact tracing technology TraceSafe is shown in this undated handout photo. What looks like a thin pack of gum is attached Braden Schneider's event credential at the world junior hockey championship in Edmonton. It's a beacon providing contact-tracing capability should the Canadian defenceman test positive for the COVID-19 virus. It also warns him if he stands to close to someone else for too long. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - TraceSafe MANDATORY CREDIT
Team Canada celebrates after defeating Russia in the gold medal game at the World Junior Hockey Championships in Ostrava, Czech Republic, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020. The Canadian junior hockey team says it will resume its selection camp on Tuesday after completing a 14-day quarantine. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Canadian junior hockey team cuts players, resumes selection camp after quarantine

Canada’s camp was suspended after two players and one staff member tested positive for COVID-19

Team Canada celebrates after defeating Russia in the gold medal game at the World Junior Hockey Championships in Ostrava, Czech Republic, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020. The Canadian junior hockey team says it will resume its selection camp on Tuesday after completing a 14-day quarantine. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
The Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League is suspending all play from Nov. 21 until further notice. (Greg Sakaki/Nanaimo News Bulletin)

Vancouver Island Junior Hockey suspends play following new COVID-19 restrictions

All games postponed until further notice starting Nov. 21, league says

The Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League is suspending all play from Nov. 21 until further notice. (Greg Sakaki/Nanaimo News Bulletin)
The Victoria Royals fell to the Portland Winterhawks 5–4 after a tight race until overtime Saturday night. (Matthew Wolfe photo)

VIDEO: Royals pinched out of win 5–4 by Portland Winterhawks in overtime

Royals play two games against Prince George Cougars starting Friday, March 13

The Victoria Royals fell to the Portland Winterhawks 5–4 after a tight race until overtime Saturday night. (Matthew Wolfe photo)
Victoria Grizzlies were booted out from the 2019-2020 playoffs after losing their fourth consecutive game to the Salmon Arm Silverbacks on Tuesday night. (Facebook/Victoria Grizzlies)
Victoria Grizzlies were booted out from the 2019-2020 playoffs after losing their fourth consecutive game to the Salmon Arm Silverbacks on Tuesday night. (Facebook/Victoria Grizzlies)
The Victoria Grizzlies lost 4–0 in their second match against the Salmon Arm Silverbacks in the playoff rounds Saturday night. (Facebook/Victoria Grizzlies)

Grizzlies shut down 4–0 by Salmon Arm Silverbacks in second playoff game

Victoria and Salmon Arm battle again at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 2 at The Q Centre

The Victoria Grizzlies lost 4–0 in their second match against the Salmon Arm Silverbacks in the playoff rounds Saturday night. (Facebook/Victoria Grizzlies)
Suneil Karod, the Victoria Cougars head coach who worked with three different junior hockey clubs this season, hoists the Royal Bank Cup as a late addition to the coaching staff of the host Chilliwack Chiefs, who won the national junior A crown on May 20. Photo contributed

Many seasons rolled into one for Victoria Cougars head coach

Versatile Suneil Karod winds up hockey campaign sharing in a Royal Bank Cup win

Suneil Karod, the Victoria Cougars head coach who worked with three different junior hockey clubs this season, hoists the Royal Bank Cup as a late addition to the coaching staff of the host Chilliwack Chiefs, who won the national junior A crown on May 20. Photo contributed
People gather at a memorial set up on the stairs that lead to Elgar Petersen Arena in Humboldt, Sask. on Saturday. (Liam Richards/The Canadian Press)

EDITORIAL: Humboldt crash a stark reminder of potential road risks

Greater Victoria junior hockey teams log many miles in a season on the buses

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People gather at a memorial set up on the stairs that lead to Elgar Petersen Arena in Humboldt, Sask. on Saturday. (Liam Richards/The Canadian Press)
Victoria Royals goaltender Griffen Outhouse stretches to get the edge of his glove on a Vancouver Giants’ shot and prevent a goal during first-period action Saturday at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. The Giants managed to beat Outhouse often in the latter two periods to collect a 6-2 victory and sweep the home-and-home series. Vancouver won 3-1 on Friday in Langley. Don Descoteau/Victoria News

Victoria junior hockey weekend wrapup

WHL Royals slumping, Junior B Cougars look to snag top spot in South

Victoria Royals goaltender Griffen Outhouse stretches to get the edge of his glove on a Vancouver Giants’ shot and prevent a goal during first-period action Saturday at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. The Giants managed to beat Outhouse often in the latter two periods to collect a 6-2 victory and sweep the home-and-home series. Vancouver won 3-1 on Friday in Langley. Don Descoteau/Victoria News
The Victoria Cougars, seen here in action against the Saanich Braves, won two road games after losing to the Braves at home last week. Victoria beat Peninsula 5-2 on Tuesday, after downing Kerry Park 4-2 in Mill Bay last Saturday in Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League action.                                 Don Descoteau/Victoria News

Cougars win key divisional matchups in Island junior hockey league

Victoria gears up for home-and-home against Nanaimo to end week

The Victoria Cougars, seen here in action against the Saanich Braves, won two road games after losing to the Braves at home last week. Victoria beat Peninsula 5-2 on Tuesday, after downing Kerry Park 4-2 in Mill Bay last Saturday in Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League action.                                 Don Descoteau/Victoria News
Victoria Royals second-year defenceman Jeremy Masella lets a slapshot fly from the blueline during practice at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre last week. The team opens its regular season with a home game this Friday at 7:05 p.m. Don Descoteau/Black Press

Victoria Royals ready to open against regional WHL rivals this Friday

Hockey club excited about new season, even without biggest stars in lineup

Victoria Royals second-year defenceman Jeremy Masella lets a slapshot fly from the blueline during practice at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre last week. The team opens its regular season with a home game this Friday at 7:05 p.m. Don Descoteau/Black Press