Junior B Hockey

The Campbell River Storm’s Kye Benoche shoots wide of Peninsula Panthers goalie Connor Svienson during Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League play on Saturday. The Storm won 4-3 in a shootout, after the Panthers scored late in the third to tie the game 3-3. (Alistair Taylor/Black Press Media)

Panthers make early season progress, host Kerry Park in North Saanich on Friday

Peninsula head coach Brad Tippett says junior B hockey team heading in right direction

 

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

 

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

 

Neither the BCHL nor PJHL have yet to decide whether COVID-19 vaccinations will be necessary to enter team’s arenas – such as South Surrey Arena, home of the BCHL’s Surrey Eagles – this coming hockey season. (File photo)

B.C. junior hockey leagues ‘weighing options’ about mandatory vaccinations for fans

Junior ‘B’ league will take cues from government, experts: PJHL commissioner

Neither the BCHL nor PJHL have yet to decide whether COVID-19 vaccinations will be necessary to enter team’s arenas – such as South Surrey Arena, home of the BCHL’s Surrey Eagles – this coming hockey season. (File photo)
The Port Alberni Bombers of the VIJHL have hired Gaelan Patterson as their inaugural head coach and general manager. He will join the team in August 2021. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

VIJHL: Expansion Port Alberni Bombers hire coach and GM

Saskatchewan coach excited to join city’s new Jr. B hockey team

The Port Alberni Bombers of the VIJHL have hired Gaelan Patterson as their inaugural head coach and general manager. He will join the team in August 2021. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
The Westshore Wolves, along with eight other Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League teams, have been off the ice since last November due to pandemic-related restrictions. The league is awaiting the next round of public health orders, due this week, to plan its next moves. (Black Press Media file photo)

Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League awaits next public health order

Junior B league on pause since November due to COVID restrictions

  • Feb 1, 2021
The Westshore Wolves, along with eight other Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League teams, have been off the ice since last November due to pandemic-related restrictions. The league is awaiting the next round of public health orders, due this week, to plan its next moves. (Black Press Media file photo)
VIJHL in action. (file photo)

VIJHL suspends season until Jan. 10

Provincial health order preventing 19- and 20-year-olds from skating

VIJHL in action. (file photo)
The Saanich Predators (formerly the Saanich Braves) are expected to unveil their new Predators jersey and brand on Sept. 29. (Black Press Media file photo)

After 53 years, Saanich Jr. B team rebrands as Predators

Saanich Predators Junior B hockey team navigates COVID, culture

The Saanich Predators (formerly the Saanich Braves) are expected to unveil their new Predators jersey and brand on Sept. 29. (Black Press Media file photo)
Game 1 of the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League’s North Island playoff final between the Oceanside Generals and Campbell River Storm, set for March 10 at Oceanside Place in Parksville, has been postponed. (File photo)

Concerns over COVID-19 prompt postponement of Vancouver Island junior hockey game

Several players reported to be self-isolating for influenza-like symptoms

Game 1 of the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League’s North Island playoff final between the Oceanside Generals and Campbell River Storm, set for March 10 at Oceanside Place in Parksville, has been postponed. (File photo)
Panther Luc Pelletier (#26) levels the Cougars’ Matthew Clarke (#12) in VIJHL action last Friday night at the Panorama Recreation Centre as the Panthers outplayed the Cougars, but still lost 2-0. (Gordon Lee/Submitted)

Peninsula Panthers lose against Victoria Cougars, focus on playoffs

With four games left, the club will play two straight home games, starting Friday

Panther Luc Pelletier (#26) levels the Cougars’ Matthew Clarke (#12) in VIJHL action last Friday night at the Panorama Recreation Centre as the Panthers outplayed the Cougars, but still lost 2-0. (Gordon Lee/Submitted)
Westshore Wolves captain Brandon Tutte looks for a pass in front of Victoria Cougars goaltender Patrick Osterman in game 2 action in the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League South Division semifinal at Archie Browning Sports Centre. Don Descoteau/Victoria News

Cougars hold upper hand on Westshore in VIJHL South semifinal

Victoria leads series 2-0, games 3 and 4 go tonight and tomorrow

Westshore Wolves captain Brandon Tutte looks for a pass in front of Victoria Cougars goaltender Patrick Osterman in game 2 action in the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League South Division semifinal at Archie Browning Sports Centre. Don Descoteau/Victoria News
Victoria Cougars forward Foster Martin looks for a teammate to pass to in Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League action in Esquimalt. The third-place Cougars are playing the No. 2 Westshore Wolves in the South Division semifinals. Don Descoteau/Victoria News

VIJHL playoffs: Cougars look to pounce on Coutre and the Wolves

Hockey series a rematch from last season’s opening round

Victoria Cougars forward Foster Martin looks for a teammate to pass to in Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League action in Esquimalt. The third-place Cougars are playing the No. 2 Westshore Wolves in the South Division semifinals. Don Descoteau/Victoria News
VIJHL: First-place Cougars chalk up hockey wins over Panthers, Wolves

VIJHL: First-place Cougars chalk up hockey wins over Panthers, Wolves

Victoria hangs on to top spot in the South Division, plays at Kerry Park tonight

VIJHL: First-place Cougars chalk up hockey wins over Panthers, Wolves
Kerry Park’s Avery Nielsen-Webb (23) and Victoria’s Mateo Albinati battle for the puck during Thursday’s Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League game at Esquimalt’s Archie Browning Sports Centre. The Cougars won 5-2 to move into first place in the South Division. Don Descoteau/Victoria News

Victoria snags the elusive top spot in VIJHL hockey South

Cougars in Campbell River tonight, win over Kerry Park leaves them first heading into break

Kerry Park’s Avery Nielsen-Webb (23) and Victoria’s Mateo Albinati battle for the puck during Thursday’s Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League game at Esquimalt’s Archie Browning Sports Centre. The Cougars won 5-2 to move into first place in the South Division. Don Descoteau/Victoria News
The Victoria Cougars, here volunteering at the Esquimalt Celebration of Lights, are back in action Thursday at Archie Browning Sports Centre. They’ll play a rematch against Kerry Park, who beat them 4-3 Sunday in Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League play. Don Descoteau/Victoria News

Jr. B Cougars look to get back on winning track Thursday in Esquimalt

4-3 losers in Mill Bay Sunday, Victoria hosts same Kerry Park team for rematch

The Victoria Cougars, here volunteering at the Esquimalt Celebration of Lights, are back in action Thursday at Archie Browning Sports Centre. They’ll play a rematch against Kerry Park, who beat them 4-3 Sunday in Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League play. Don Descoteau/Victoria News