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Luke Strickland pushes the puck across the blue line on a rush during play against the Alberni Valley Bulldogs Sept. 24. (Todd Blumel photo)

Cowichan Valley Capitals split opening weekend homestand

Luke Stickland leading the team in scoring

 

People walk past a newly-renovated Tim Hortons in Toronto, Thursday, July 25, 2019. Tim Hortons has joined a growing list of corporations pulling financial support for Hockey Canada in the wake of the federation’s handling of an alleged sexual assault. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Tim Hortons ‘suspends support’ for world juniors in another blow for Hockey Canada

Decision comes in wake of handling of an alleged sexual assault and out-of-court settlement

 

Nanaimo Clippers players celebrate a goal in a playoff game earlier this spring at Frank Crane Arena. (Black Press Media file photo)

Nanaimo Clippers hockey team sold to new ownership group

BCHL board unanimously approves sale of team to Northern Lights Hockey Canada LLC

 

Victoria Royals forward Anthony Wilson in action during a Western Hockey League game against the Cougars in Prince George on March 12. The Royals, 5-3 winners Friday, were denied the sweep as the Cougars rolled to a 9-1 win on the Saturday. (Photo courtesy of the Victoria Royals)

9-1 loss Saturday prevents Victoria Royals from gaining ground on Prince George

Royals, Cougars to play 5 times down the stretch, fighting for final playoff spots

Victoria Royals forward Anthony Wilson in action during a Western Hockey League game against the Cougars in Prince George on March 12. The Royals, 5-3 winners Friday, were denied the sweep as the Cougars rolled to a 9-1 win on the Saturday. (Photo courtesy of the Victoria Royals)
Royals captain Tarun Fizer had four points in Victoria’s Western Hockey League win over Portland on March 8 at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. (Photo courtesy of Victoria Royals)

Victoria Royals split games with Portland, face big weekend in Prince George

Royals chasing Cougars for final playoff spot, sit three points back

Royals captain Tarun Fizer had four points in Victoria’s Western Hockey League win over Portland on March 8 at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. (Photo courtesy of Victoria Royals)
Victoria Royals forward Tarun Fizer, left, is checked by the Rockets’ Colton Dach during Western Hockey League action in Kelowna on March 4. The Royals lost 5-4 in overtime. (Photo courtesy of the Victoria Royals)

WHL Royals look to gain ground in Victoria against powerful Portland squad

Weekend losses, combined with 2 Spokane wins, leave Royals three points out of playoff spot

Victoria Royals forward Tarun Fizer, left, is checked by the Rockets’ Colton Dach during Western Hockey League action in Kelowna on March 4. The Royals lost 5-4 in overtime. (Photo courtesy of the Victoria Royals)
Forward Kyle Brown looks to play the puck during Tuesday’s 5-1 victory over the Westshore Wolves as the Panthers claim the team’s first of two playoff victories in the opening round of VIJHL playoffs. The Panthers lead the series 2-0 with Game 3 Friday at North Saanich’s Panorama Recreation Centre. (Photo courtesy of Christian J. Stewart Photography)

Peninsula Panthers round up Wolves in first two games of VIJHL playoff series

VIJHL team looks to grab three-game lead Friday night at North Saanich’s Panorama Recreation Centre

Forward Kyle Brown looks to play the puck during Tuesday’s 5-1 victory over the Westshore Wolves as the Panthers claim the team’s first of two playoff victories in the opening round of VIJHL playoffs. The Panthers lead the series 2-0 with Game 3 Friday at North Saanich’s Panorama Recreation Centre. (Photo courtesy of Christian J. Stewart Photography)
Capt. Rob Kivell displays a hockey card showcasing his job before firefighting – on the ice with a Calgary Flames affiliate club. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

Former Flame turned Oak Bay fire prevention officer chases third kidney transplant

Retiring Capt. Rob Kivell hands over duties to friend, coworker

Capt. Rob Kivell displays a hockey card showcasing his job before firefighting – on the ice with a Calgary Flames affiliate club. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Royals right-winger Matthew Hodson tries to break away from Kelowna’s Andrew Cristall at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre on Jan. 26. (Photo courtesy of the Victoria Royals)

Bad bounces, barrage of shots lift Rockets past Victoria Royals

Royals now head to Kamloops for a pair, losing streak hits nine games

Royals right-winger Matthew Hodson tries to break away from Kelowna’s Andrew Cristall at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre on Jan. 26. (Photo courtesy of the Victoria Royals)
Victoria Royals centre Brayden Schuurman, left, checks Kelowna defenceman John Babcock during Tuesday’s Western Hockey League game at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. The Rockets came from behind to force overtime and won 4-3 in a shootout. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)

Victoria’s high hopes fizzle against Rockets in first game of midweek series

Royals drop a 4-3 decision in shootout, will try again to snap losing streak Wednesday on home ice

Victoria Royals centre Brayden Schuurman, left, checks Kelowna defenceman John Babcock during Tuesday’s Western Hockey League game at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. The Rockets came from behind to force overtime and won 4-3 in a shootout. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)
Aaron Trotter said his parents never pressured him into hockey, which kept his love for the game going. (Courtesy of Michael Trotter)

Langford goalie working toward NCAA, NHL dreams

Aaron Trotter overcame a number of challenges to earn Division I scholarship

Aaron Trotter said his parents never pressured him into hockey, which kept his love for the game going. (Courtesy of Michael Trotter)
The Victoria Royals kept it close for much of the game but lost 4-1 to the Prince George Cougars on Jan. 19. (Photo courtesy of the Victoria Royals)

Ziemmer’s two-goal games give Prince George doubleheader sweep of Victoria Royals

Royals gear up for home games against Vancouver and Everett this Friday and Saturday night

The Victoria Royals kept it close for much of the game but lost 4-1 to the Prince George Cougars on Jan. 19. (Photo courtesy of the Victoria Royals)
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Forty BCHL stars to skate in Top Prospects Game

The all-star showcase will be part of the junior A league’s 60th anniversary weekend in January

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Alberni Valley Bulldogs defenceman Emanuelson Charbonneau and Victoria Grizzlies forward Ollie Josephson chase the puck during a Nov. 26 matchup at The Q Centre. Josephson, who was called up to play five games with the Grizzlies so far this season, has been drafted fifth overall in the WHL Prospects Draft by the Red Deer Rebels. (Victoria Grizzlies/Twitter)

‘I was in shock’: Greater Victoria teen a first-round pick in WHL Prospects Draft

Ollie Josephson, 15, was chosen fifth overall by the Red Deer Rebels

Alberni Valley Bulldogs defenceman Emanuelson Charbonneau and Victoria Grizzlies forward Ollie Josephson chase the puck during a Nov. 26 matchup at The Q Centre. Josephson, who was called up to play five games with the Grizzlies so far this season, has been drafted fifth overall in the WHL Prospects Draft by the Red Deer Rebels. (Victoria Grizzlies/Twitter)
Justin Sourdif, a Surrey-raised forward with the WHL Vancouver Giants, is among seven B.C.-based players invited to Canada’s national junior hockey team selection camp, ahead of the 2022 IIHF World Junior Championship. (Photo: Rob Wilton/Vancouver Giants)

Seven from B.C. will be shooting for Canada’s World Junior hockey team

35-player ‘selection camp’ roster named weeks ahead of Boxing Day start of annual tourney

Justin Sourdif, a Surrey-raised forward with the WHL Vancouver Giants, is among seven B.C.-based players invited to Canada’s national junior hockey team selection camp, ahead of the 2022 IIHF World Junior Championship. (Photo: Rob Wilton/Vancouver Giants)
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

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)
Junior hockey players and their parents protesting outside Strathcona Regional District (SRD) offices in downtown Campbell River on the afternoon of Nov. 22. Photo by Sean Feagan / Campbell River Mirror.

VIDEO: Minor hockey players and parents protest SRD office to support striking staff

Loud chants of “let us play” belted by crowd of kids

Junior hockey players and their parents protesting outside Strathcona Regional District (SRD) offices in downtown Campbell River on the afternoon of Nov. 22. Photo by Sean Feagan / Campbell River Mirror.
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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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