Victoria Cougars president Gary Boyer stands below the new video screen installed at Archie Browning Sports Centre. The screen is six feet high and 12 feet wide.

Victoria Cougars president Gary Boyer stands below the new video screen installed at Archie Browning Sports Centre. The screen is six feet high and 12 feet wide.

Junior B Cougars could have live video replays next season

The season may be over but the action never stops for the Victoria Cougars junior B hockey club.

The season may be over but the action never stops for the Victoria Cougars junior B hockey club.

The club, which is already on the ice for spring training sessions, has made a significant upgrade to its home rink of Archie Browning Sports Centre with a giant 6-foot high, 12-foot wide LED video screen.

Made by Tickercom, the screen was donated to the Township of Esquimalt and will provide an added revenue stream for the city as well as the Cougars.

“It’s a shared agreement between the Cougars, Tickercom and the township, and is available to promote community events in the township,” said Cougars president Gary Boyer.

“These screens are viable for the smaller community rinks and it will be available for other non-profits and sports organizations from Esquimalt, as well as those that use the rink, such as speed skating, figure skating and minor hockey and lacrosse.”

The screen is installed at the north end of the rink over the score clock, above the Cougars’ dressing room.

 

“It’s capable of an incredible amount of things, live replays included, and live interaction with the fans,” Boyer said.

Providing video savvy employees or volunteers is can be the most challenging aspect of running live feeds during a sports event. As such it may be a season or two before the Cougars feature live replays during Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League games.

The Cougars already have player profiles uploaded and will likely have additional promos for their games.