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Victoria’s Matthew Smith (9) ties up the Rockets’ Carsen Twarynski in front of Royals goalie Griffen Outhouse during Saturday night Western Hockey league action in Kelowna. The Rockets used big first and third periods to score an 8-4 victory. Kevin Light/victoriaroyals.com

WHL winning streak ends at four in Kelowna for Victoria

Royals lose 8-4 as Rockets explode offensively

Victoria’s Matthew Smith (9) ties up the Rockets’ Carsen Twarynski in front of Royals goalie Griffen Outhouse during Saturday night Western Hockey league action in Kelowna. The Rockets used big first and third periods to score an 8-4 victory. Kevin Light/victoriaroyals.com
Kamloops Blazers captain Nick Chyzowski, left, is checked by Victoria Royals forward Dino Kambeitz during Western Hockey League action at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. Ironically, both Chyzowski’s father, Dave, and Kambeitz’s dad, Jim, played for Kamloops during their WHL careers. The Royals won both ends of last weekend’s doubleheader in Victoria, 6-5 Friday and 5-4 on Saturday. Don Denton/Black Press

Victoria hits the road after weekend wins over Kamloops

Western Hockey League club in Portland on Wednesday night

Kamloops Blazers captain Nick Chyzowski, left, is checked by Victoria Royals forward Dino Kambeitz during Western Hockey League action at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. Ironically, both Chyzowski’s father, Dave, and Kambeitz’s dad, Jim, played for Kamloops during their WHL careers. The Royals won both ends of last weekend’s doubleheader in Victoria, 6-5 Friday and 5-4 on Saturday. Don Denton/Black Press
Tanner Kaspick hoists the Western Hockey League championship trophy in 2016 as a member of the Brandon Wheat Kings. The Kings’ captain this season, he was traded to the Victoria Royals at the WHL deadline this week. Facebook

Victoria gears up for deep WHL playoff run with deadline trades

Royals acquire a pair of gritty Western Hockey League veterans

Tanner Kaspick hoists the Western Hockey League championship trophy in 2016 as a member of the Brandon Wheat Kings. The Kings’ captain this season, he was traded to the Victoria Royals at the WHL deadline this week. Facebook
Victoria’s Andrei Grishakov (centre), playing his first game since being traded from Calgary, checks Everett Silvertips’ Jake Christiansen during first-period WHL action at the Save On Foods Memorial Centre last Friday. The Royals won this game 5-0. Don Denton/Victoria News photo

WHL Royals grab four of six points on weekend, still have room to grow

Newcomers make their mark in trio of weekend games for Victoria hockey club

Victoria’s Andrei Grishakov (centre), playing his first game since being traded from Calgary, checks Everett Silvertips’ Jake Christiansen during first-period WHL action at the Save On Foods Memorial Centre last Friday. The Royals won this game 5-0. Don Denton/Victoria News photo
Vancouver Giants stretch win streak to four by crowning Victoria Royals

Vancouver Giants stretch win streak to four by crowning Victoria Royals

Home team owned the play and won despite running into a hot goaltender on Friday

Vancouver Giants stretch win streak to four by crowning Victoria Royals
The Western Hockey League’s Victoria Royals and Vancouver Giants tangle again this Friday in Langley and Saturday at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre.                                 Don Descoteau/Victoria News

Latest big finish leaves WHL Royals short of victory

Victoria plays hockey home and home against Vancouver this Friday and Saturday

The Western Hockey League’s Victoria Royals and Vancouver Giants tangle again this Friday in Langley and Saturday at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre.                                 Don Descoteau/Victoria News
Mike Downie, shows off the illustration of late brother Gord Downie’s final tour hat worn with The Tragically Hip, on the back of a goalie mask to be auctioned off by the Victoria Royals as part of a variety of team activities raising money for the Downie Wenjack Fund. Don Descoteau/Victoria News

Victoria Royals giving a boost to fund inspired by Tragically Hip singer

Downie Wenjack Fund recipient of funds raised starting at tonight’s WHL game vs. Seattle

Mike Downie, shows off the illustration of late brother Gord Downie’s final tour hat worn with The Tragically Hip, on the back of a goalie mask to be auctioned off by the Victoria Royals as part of a variety of team activities raising money for the Downie Wenjack Fund. Don Descoteau/Victoria News