Peninsula Panthers

Peninsula Panther goalie Ashton Lukan was a key contributor to his team’s 5-4 shootout victory against the Westshore Wolves Friday night. (Courtesy of Christian J. Stewart Photography)

Peninsula Panthers leave Westshore Wolves howling and ice Comox Valley Glacier Kings

Forward Riley Braun also becomes all-time leader in games played and points scored for the Panthers

 

Peninsula Panther Riley Braun, here seen in action earlier in November, leads the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League in scoring with 24 goals and 42 assists for a total of 66 points. (Christian J. Stewart Photography 2021/Submitted).

Peninsula Panthers lose one Friday but resume their winning ways over Kerry Park Islanders

The Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League team plays three games this week

 

Logan Speirs scored his 20th goal of the season 40 seconds into the first overtime to give the Panthers a 5-4 victory over the Westshore Wolves. (Photo courtesy of Christian J. Stewart Photography)

Late-game comeback extends Peninsula Panthers’ streak to seven

The Panthers scored with one second left to tie game before beating Westshore Wolves in OT

 

Goalie Ashton Lukan stopped 37 out of 38 shots Friday night as the Peninsula Panthers beat the Kerry Park Islanders 5-1 for their fifth straight victory with Lukan being the winning goalie during four of those games. (Courtesy of Christian J Stewart Photography)

Goaltending backstops Peninsula Panthers to fifth straight win

VIJHL team is hitting on ‘all cylinders’ as it prepares for Victoria Cougars, Westshore Wolves

Goalie Ashton Lukan stopped 37 out of 38 shots Friday night as the Peninsula Panthers beat the Kerry Park Islanders 5-1 for their fifth straight victory with Lukan being the winning goalie during four of those games. (Courtesy of Christian J Stewart Photography)
Peninsula Panther Grant Gilbertson is battling for the puck against Kiernan Strange of the Victoria Cougars during Friday’s 4-1 victory against the visitors. Gilbertson also helped his team Saturday night as he scored the tying goal against the Kerry Park Islanders en route to a 5-4 victory on the road. (Courtesy of Christian J. Stewart)

Peninsula Panthers pounce for two victories over the weekend

Wins against Victoria Cougars and Kerry Park Islander push Panthers up the standings

Peninsula Panther Grant Gilbertson is battling for the puck against Kiernan Strange of the Victoria Cougars during Friday’s 4-1 victory against the visitors. Gilbertson also helped his team Saturday night as he scored the tying goal against the Kerry Park Islanders en route to a 5-4 victory on the road. (Courtesy of Christian J. Stewart)
Peninsula’s Riley Braun carries the puck during Friday’s 5-4 home loss to the Port Alberni Bombers during Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League action at Panorama Recreation Centre. (Photo by Christian J. Stewart)

Panthers GM promises better effort Friday after Peninsula loses to expansion Bombers

Junior B hockey team erases four-goal deficit but comes up short; hosts Victoria this week

Peninsula’s Riley Braun carries the puck during Friday’s 5-4 home loss to the Port Alberni Bombers during Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League action at Panorama Recreation Centre. (Photo by Christian J. Stewart)
Payton Braun celebrates his goal against the Campbell River Storm Friday night at Panorama Recreation Centre with Logan Speirs. (Christian J. Stewart/Submitted)

Peninsula Panthers moving up in VIJHL standings with league’s top scorer

Two wins and a narrow loss to the league’s top team round out weekend action

Payton Braun celebrates his goal against the Campbell River Storm Friday night at Panorama Recreation Centre with Logan Speirs. (Christian J. Stewart/Submitted)
Gordon Lee has been the Peninsula Panthers’ photographer since 1999. (Photo courtesy of Peninsula Panthers)

Long-time Peninsula Panthers’ photographer remembered as a true professional

Gordon Lee was a fixture in the Greater Victoria sports scene

Gordon Lee has been the Peninsula Panthers’ photographer since 1999. (Photo courtesy of Peninsula Panthers)
Recently acquired 19-year-old Ashton Luken stopped 15 shots during the Panthers’ 6-5 overtime loss to the Victoria Cougars Sunday night. (Photo by Tina Doehnel)

Peninsula Panthers claw a point off Victoria Cougars in narrow loss

The Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League team is also dealing with a rash of injuries

Recently acquired 19-year-old Ashton Luken stopped 15 shots during the Panthers’ 6-5 overtime loss to the Victoria Cougars Sunday night. (Photo by Tina Doehnel)
The Peninsula Panthers, here in action on the road against the expansion Port Alberni Bombers, played four games in six days in the past week. This game ended in a 4-3 loss, after the Panthers led the Bombers 3-0. (Photo by Kaicee Trott)

Peninsula Panthers round out busy week with win over Saanich Predators

Panthers lose two close games vs. Comox Valley, watch 3-0 lead dissolve in Port Alberni

The Peninsula Panthers, here in action on the road against the expansion Port Alberni Bombers, played four games in six days in the past week. This game ended in a 4-3 loss, after the Panthers led the Bombers 3-0. (Photo by Kaicee Trott)
Theodore St. Denis had one goal and one assist as the Peninsula Panthers defeated the Nanaimo Buccaneers 6-0 Friday at Panorama Recreation Centre. The Panthers then beat the Kerry Park Islanders 5-4 Saturday night on the right. (Photo courtesy of the Peninsula Panthers)

Peninsula Panthers on the right edge with two victories over the weekend

VIJHL team first beats Nanaimo Buccaneers at home, then Kerry Park Islanders on the road

Theodore St. Denis had one goal and one assist as the Peninsula Panthers defeated the Nanaimo Buccaneers 6-0 Friday at Panorama Recreation Centre. The Panthers then beat the Kerry Park Islanders 5-4 Saturday night on the right. (Photo courtesy of the Peninsula Panthers)
Ryan Grambart (24) carries the puck Friday night at Panorama Recreation Centre, where the Peninsula Panthers dropped a 6-4 game against the Kerry Park Islanders after having led 4-1. (Gordon Lee/Submitted)

Peninsula Panthers still looking for consistency after first month of VIJHL season

Panthers lose 6-4 against Kerry Park Islanders after beating Nanaimo Buccaneers 14-1

Ryan Grambart (24) carries the puck Friday night at Panorama Recreation Centre, where the Peninsula Panthers dropped a 6-4 game against the Kerry Park Islanders after having led 4-1. (Gordon Lee/Submitted)
Peninsula defenceman Matthew Seale finds himself sandwiched between Victoria Cougars players during the Panthers 4-1 loss Friday in North Saanich. The Cougars won the teams’ season opener 9-3 the night before in Esquimalt. (Photo by Gordon Lee)

Victoria Cougars dampen Panthers’ lofty expectation for VIJHL season start

Cougars post 9-3, 4-1 wins over the Panthers in opening junior B hockey weekend

Peninsula defenceman Matthew Seale finds himself sandwiched between Victoria Cougars players during the Panthers 4-1 loss Friday in North Saanich. The Cougars won the teams’ season opener 9-3 the night before in Esquimalt. (Photo by Gordon Lee)
Payton Braun (in blue), seen here in exhibition action against the Westshore Wolves, is a new addition to the Peninsula Panthers, who open their Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League season with back-to-back games against the Victoria Cougars, including Friday’s home opener at Panorama Recreation Centre. (Photo by Gordon Lee)

Panthers GM expects big things for Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League season

Peninsula and Victoria Cougars play home-and-home Sept. 9-10

Payton Braun (in blue), seen here in exhibition action against the Westshore Wolves, is a new addition to the Peninsula Panthers, who open their Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League season with back-to-back games against the Victoria Cougars, including Friday’s home opener at Panorama Recreation Centre. (Photo by Gordon Lee)
Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League has eyed Jan. 15 as a return date to action, pending provincial announcements. (Gordon Lee/Submitted)
Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League has eyed Jan. 15 as a return date to action, pending provincial announcements. (Gordon Lee/Submitted)