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Victoria Royals goalie #35 Sebastian Wraneschitz redirects the puck as teammate #3 Justin Kipke battles with Kamloops Blazers #29 Nick McCarry during the first period at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. (Don Denton/Black Press Media)

Kamloops Blazers roll over Victoria Royals 8-3

Royals had best start of the season but couldn’t execute on the powerplay

  • Oct 14, 2021
Victoria Royals goalie #35 Sebastian Wraneschitz redirects the puck as teammate #3 Justin Kipke battles with Kamloops Blazers #29 Nick McCarry during the first period at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. (Don Denton/Black Press Media)
Victoria Royals player Trentyn Crane forechecking deep in the Kamloops Blazers’ zone. (Christopher Kelsall photo)

Victoria Royals goaltender Tyler Palmer remains strong between the pipes

Kamloops Blazers outshoot Royals in 3-2 Tuesday win

  • Oct 13, 2021
Victoria Royals player Trentyn Crane forechecking deep in the Kamloops Blazers’ zone. (Christopher Kelsall photo)
Brayden Schuurman lines up for the face-off during a preseason game against the Kelowna Rockets on Sept. 17. (Paige Bednorz/Kelowna Rockets)

Victoria Royals’ Schuurman earns WHL player of the week after lamp-lighting weekend series

The centreman had 5 goals and an assist during a two-game set against Kelowna

Brayden Schuurman lines up for the face-off during a preseason game against the Kelowna Rockets on Sept. 17. (Paige Bednorz/Kelowna Rockets)
Fans are invited to check out the Victoria Shamrocks’ new office in The Q Centre this Sunday. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria Shamrocks host open house, shoot around this Sunday

Visitors will be able to chat with players, see the team’s new digs

Fans are invited to check out the Victoria Shamrocks’ new office in The Q Centre this Sunday. (Black Press Media file photo)
The WHL is the second CHL league to mandate vaccines (FILE/WHL)

WHL announces vaccine mandate for players and staff this 2021/22 season

All WHL players and personnel are required to be vaccinated for the upcoming season

The WHL is the second CHL league to mandate vaccines (FILE/WHL)
Colorado has had its eye on Vancouver Giants netminder Trent Miner for some time, signing him in 2019 and putting him on the ice with the AHL Colorado Eagles for six games earlier this season. (Allen Douglas/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley-based Giants goalie Trent Miner signed to NHL team

Manitoba native, recently lauded for humanitarian efforts, key in Vancouver net last three seasons

Colorado has had its eye on Vancouver Giants netminder Trent Miner for some time, signing him in 2019 and putting him on the ice with the AHL Colorado Eagles for six games earlier this season. (Allen Douglas/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Vancouver Giants played against the Kelowna Rockets on Sunday, shortly before several members of the Kelowna team tested positive. (Allen Douglas/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Vancouver Giants played against the Kelowna Rockets on Sunday, shortly before several members of the Kelowna team tested positive. (Allen Douglas/Special to Langley Advance Times)
In a photo from his rookie seaon, Medicine Hat Tigers forward Corson Hopwo drives toward the Calgary Hitmen net to score his first WHL goal on Nov. 4, 2018. (Randy Feere/Medicine Hat Tigers)

Islander opens WHL season with first career hat trick

19-year-old Corson Hopwo’s feat includes overtime winner

In a photo from his rookie seaon, Medicine Hat Tigers forward Corson Hopwo drives toward the Calgary Hitmen net to score his first WHL goal on Nov. 4, 2018. (Randy Feere/Medicine Hat Tigers)
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)
WHL teams will need fans in seats to operate next season, says commissioner

WHL teams will need fans in seats to operate next season, says commissioner

The WHL consists of 22 teams spread across Canada’s four western provinces

WHL teams will need fans in seats to operate next season, says commissioner
WHL hockey could start back up in early October if everything goes according to plan. (Black Press Media file photo)

WHL hockey could hit the ice by Oct. 2

Start date ‘contingent on receiving the necessary approvals from government and health authorities’

WHL hockey could start back up in early October if everything goes according to plan. (Black Press Media file photo)
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)
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)
Thursday night’s loss to the Vancouver Giants ends the Victoria Royal’s season and their stint in the 2019 WHL playoffs. (Jon Howe photo)

Victoria Royals lose 6-1 to Giants, ending their season

Vancouver Giants sweep Round 2 of WHL playoffs

Thursday night’s loss to the Vancouver Giants ends the Victoria Royal’s season and their stint in the 2019 WHL playoffs. (Jon Howe photo)
Victoria Royals host Vancouver Tuesday in Round 2 of WHL playoffs

Victoria Royals host Vancouver Tuesday in Round 2 of WHL playoffs

Giants lead best-of-seven series 2-0 heading into games 3 and 4 at Save on Foods Memorial Centre

Victoria Royals host Vancouver Tuesday in Round 2 of WHL playoffs
The Victoria Royals beat the Kamloops Blazers in the first round of WHL playoff action and will be taking on the Vancouver Giants in Round 2. (Spencer Pickles/News Staff)

Victoria Royals blast past Blazers to take the series

Royals face off against Vancouver Giants next on April 5

The Victoria Royals beat the Kamloops Blazers in the first round of WHL playoff action and will be taking on the Vancouver Giants in Round 2. (Spencer Pickles/News Staff)
Victoria Royals player Kody McDonald, 20, (right) was handed an indefinite suspension following a match penalty during a playoffs game in Kamloops March 27. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria Royal handed indefinite suspension for striking Kamloops trainer and player

Kody McDonald off the ice indefinitely following match penalty during March 27 game

Victoria Royals player Kody McDonald, 20, (right) was handed an indefinite suspension following a match penalty during a playoffs game in Kamloops March 27. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Victoria Royals win game three in the first round of the WHL playoffs, taking a 2-1 series lead over the Kamloops Blazers. (Spencer Pickles/News Staff)

Royals edge Blazers to take 2-1 series lead

Victoria downs Kamloops 3-2 Tuesday night, with Game 4 set for Wednesday

The Victoria Royals win game three in the first round of the WHL playoffs, taking a 2-1 series lead over the Kamloops Blazers. (Spencer Pickles/News Staff)
The Kamloops Blazers beat the Victoria Royals in Game 2 of the first series of the WHL playoffs on March 23 at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Arena. (Spencer Pickles/News Staff)

Victoria Royals look ahead to Game 3 in playoff series

Best of seven series tied 1-1 after weekend play

The Kamloops Blazers beat the Victoria Royals in Game 2 of the first series of the WHL playoffs on March 23 at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Arena. (Spencer Pickles/News Staff)
Kamloops Blazers captain Nick Chyzowski, left, is checked by Victoria Royals forward Dino Kambeitz during past Western Hockey League action at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. The best-of-seven playoff series between the Royals and Blazers opens Friday night. (Don Denton/Black Press Media)

Royals face Blazers to kickoff WHL playoffs

Series opens Friday, March 22 at Victoria’s Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre

Kamloops Blazers captain Nick Chyzowski, left, is checked by Victoria Royals forward Dino Kambeitz during past Western Hockey League action at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. The best-of-seven playoff series between the Royals and Blazers opens Friday night. (Don Denton/Black Press Media)