Victoria Royals

The Victoria Royals begin their WHL exhibition schedule this weekend in Kelowna, and host the Prince George Cougars on Sept. 25 at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. (Kevin Light/Courtesy Victoria Royals)

Victoria Royals final roster to be released any day now

Western Hockey League team saw 43 players vie for spots during main camp

 

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

 

Victoria Royals defenceman Gannon Laroque was selected by the San Jose Sharks in the fourth round of the NHL entry draft on July 24. (Photo courtesy of Victoria Royals/ Twitter)

Victoria Royals defenceman drafted by San Jose Sharks

Gannon Laroque was selected in the fourth round of the NHL’s entry draft

 

The Victoria Royals will return to the Save-on-Foods Memorial Arena for the first time since the 2019-20 campaign when they open next season against the Vancouver Giants on Oct. 2. (Black Press Media file photo)

Fans expected in the Save-On stands for Victoria Royals’ Oct. 2 home opener

It’ll be the first Western Hockey League action at the arena since March 2020

The Victoria Royals will return to the Save-on-Foods Memorial Arena for the first time since the 2019-20 campaign when they open next season against the Vancouver Giants on Oct. 2. (Black Press Media file photo)
Defenceman Damon Agyeman guards his side of the rink while playing for the Medicine Hat Tigers. (Courtesy of RJF Productions)

UPDATE: Off-season WHL deals continue for retooling Victoria Royals

Defenceman Damon Agyeman acquired from Medicine Hat, Bentham era ends with hometown Royals

Defenceman Damon Agyeman guards his side of the rink while playing for the Medicine Hat Tigers. (Courtesy of RJF Productions)
Former Victoria Royals captain Matthew Phillips (11) in action in a 2018 Western Hockey League against the Tri City Americans in Kennewick, Wash. Phillips played his first regular season NHL game on May 19 against Vancouver. (Black Press Media file photo)

Former Victoria Royals captain gets rookie treatment in NHL debut

The Calgary Flames’ Matthew Phillips was a scoring star during his time with the Royals

Former Victoria Royals captain Matthew Phillips (11) in action in a 2018 Western Hockey League against the Tri City Americans in Kennewick, Wash. Phillips played his first regular season NHL game on May 19 against Vancouver. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Victoria Royals have named Tarun Fizer the eighth captain in team history. (Black Press Media file photo)

Career-Royal Tarun Fizer crowned as team’s new captain ahead of season start-up

He’ll be the eighth Victoria Royals player in team history to wear the “C”

The Victoria Royals have named Tarun Fizer the eighth captain in team history. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Victoria Royals will open their 24-game season against the Kelowna Rockets in the WHL’s B.C. division bubble. (Photo: Marissa Baecker/Kelowna Rockets Images)

Victoria Royals release season schedule ahead of March 26 puck drop in B.C. bubble

The densely-packed schedule will see the Royals play 24 games in just 48 days while in the bubble

The Victoria Royals will open their 24-game season against the Kelowna Rockets in the WHL’s B.C. division bubble. (Photo: Marissa Baecker/Kelowna Rockets Images)
The WHL’s Victoria Royals will compete in a 24-game season starting March 26, <strong></strong>based out of a Kamloops and Kelowna B.C. division bubble (Kevin Light/Courtesy Victoria Royals)

‘Important to cherish every moment’: Victoria Royals not taking bubble season for granted

The Victoria WHL team’s coach and GM calls the season a ‘privilege,’ expects fierce rivalries

The WHL’s Victoria Royals will compete in a 24-game season starting March 26, <strong></strong>based out of a Kamloops and Kelowna B.C. division bubble (Kevin Light/Courtesy Victoria Royals)
Victoria Royals dress for Pink in the Rink as they play the Kelowna Rockets 4–3 in a shootout on Feb. 22, 2020. (James Mackenzie/News Staff)

Victoria Royals netminder Adam Evanoff joins AHL’s Heat on amateur tryout

Evanoff has split his 101 WHL games between Victoria and Moose Jaw

Victoria Royals dress for Pink in the Rink as they play the Kelowna Rockets 4–3 in a shootout on Feb. 22, 2020. (James Mackenzie/News Staff)
File Photo (Don Denton/Black Press)
Second-year pro defenceman Joe Hicketts (left), seen here during his Victoria Royals days, will play his first NHL game tonight. He’ll suit up for the Detroit Red Wings in New Jersey against the Devils. 2018 Don Denton/Black Press
File Photo (Don Denton/Black Press)
Second-year pro defenceman Joe Hicketts (left), seen here during his Victoria Royals days, will play his first NHL game tonight. He’ll suit up for the Detroit Red Wings in New Jersey against the Devils. 2018 Don Denton/Black Press
Griffen Outhouse with the Victoria Royals in 2017 (Black Press Media file photo)

With Royals hockey on hold, here’s a peek at some former Victoria stars

The 2020-21 Western Hockey League season still sits in COVID-19 limbo

Griffen Outhouse with the Victoria Royals in 2017 (Black Press Media file photo)
Victoria Royals winger Keanu Derungs will suit up for team Switzerland at the 2021 IIHF World Junior Championships in Edmonton this holiday season. (Kevin Light/Courtesy Victoria Royals)

Victoria Royals winger wears the red and white of Switzerland at world juniors

Keanu Derungs looks to help his country medal for just the second time in seasonal hockey favourite

Victoria Royals winger Keanu Derungs will suit up for team Switzerland at the 2021 IIHF World Junior Championships in Edmonton this holiday season. (Kevin Light/Courtesy Victoria Royals)
Former Victoria Royals team member Grant Armstrong is the first Royals alumni to celebrate a Stanley Cup win. (Facebook/Victoria Royals)

Former Victoria Royals manager celebrates Stanley Cup win

Grant Armstrong is now an amateur scout with Tampa Bay Lightning

Former Victoria Royals team member Grant Armstrong is the first Royals alumni to celebrate a Stanley Cup win. (Facebook/Victoria Royals)
Danish forward Marcus Almquist, 17, was drafted to the Victoria Royals. (Victoria Royals/Twitter)

Victoria Royals draft dynamic Danish forward for tentative fall season

Marcus Almquist drafted to Victoria after international tournaments

Danish forward Marcus Almquist, 17, was drafted to the Victoria Royals. (Victoria Royals/Twitter)
After nine seasons with the Victoria Royals, the club has parted with general manager and president Cam Hope following the COVID-19 shortened Western Hockey League season. (Black Press Media file photo)

After nine seasons Royals move on from GM Hope

Victoria Royals thank outgoing general manager Cameron Hope

After nine seasons with the Victoria Royals, the club has parted with general manager and president Cam Hope following the COVID-19 shortened Western Hockey League season. (Black Press Media file photo)
Ken Lane, former director of the Royal London Wax Museum, pours tea for Queen Victoria in his Saanich home. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

Hundreds of wax figures find new life in Saanich man’s home

Former director of Victoria’s Royal London Wax Museum still hopes to revive wax figure tourism

Ken Lane, former director of the Royal London Wax Museum, pours tea for Queen Victoria in his Saanich home. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
The Royals battled Portland Winterhawks for the Pink in The Rink event on Feb. 24, 2019 in support of the B.C. Cancer Foundation. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria Royals gear up for 9th annual Pink in the Rink game

The popular event raises money for the BC Cancer Foundation

The Royals battled Portland Winterhawks for the Pink in The Rink event on Feb. 24, 2019 in support of the B.C. Cancer Foundation. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Victoria Royals defeated the Vancouver Giants 4-2, in front of an electric crowd on their annual Teddy Bear Toss game last year as goaltender Griffen Outhouse recorded his 100th career WHL victory. (Black Press Media file photo)

Royals start three-game home stand tonight, end with teddy toss

B.C. rival Vancouver Giants in town Wednesday, Seattle hits the ice Friday, Saturday

The Victoria Royals defeated the Vancouver Giants 4-2, in front of an electric crowd on their annual Teddy Bear Toss game last year as goaltender Griffen Outhouse recorded his 100th career WHL victory. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Victoria Royals start Draft Camp Thursday leading up to the annual intrasquad game Thursday, Aug. 29. (Black Press Media file photo)

Week-long Victoria Royals training camp starts Thursday

Rookie camp team names harken to older hockey clubs in the region

The Victoria Royals start Draft Camp Thursday leading up to the annual intrasquad game Thursday, Aug. 29. (Black Press Media file photo)