Victoria Cougars

Suneil Karod, the Victoria Cougars head coach who worked with three different junior hockey clubs this season, hoists the Royal Bank Cup as a late addition to the coaching staff of the host Chilliwack Chiefs, who won the national junior A crown on May 20. Photo contributed

Many seasons rolled into one for Victoria Cougars head coach

Versatile Suneil Karod winds up hockey campaign sharing in a Royal Bank Cup win

 

Victoria Cougars graduate forward Kyle Wade is heading south this fall to play for the University of Arizona Wildcats hockey team. victoriacougars.com

Kyle Wade the latest Cougar to go the college hockey route

Homegrown product heading to Arizona this fall, joins former Cats goalie Anthony Ciurro

 

Philadelphia Phillies pitcher and Greater Victoria minor baseball product Nick Pivetta is having a much improved second season in Major League Baseball. mlb.com

Athletes with Greater Victoria ties cranking up their games

Pivetta putting up solid numbers in MLB, hockey players taking next step in careers

 

Westshore Wolves player Calijah Philip (21) is about to get stripped of the puck by Victoria Cougars’ J.C. Ingram during Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League playoff action. The Wolves shrugged off a slow start in the series and overcame a 3-1 deficit in game 7 Saturday to win 4-3 in double overtime on home ice in Colwood. Westshore advanced to the league semifinal against the Campbell River Storm. (Don Descoteau/Black Press)

Westshore Wolves down Victoria Cougars in thrilling game 7 double overtime

Wolves take on the Campbell River Storm in round two of VIJHL playoffs

Westshore Wolves player Calijah Philip (21) is about to get stripped of the puck by Victoria Cougars’ J.C. Ingram during Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League playoff action. The Wolves shrugged off a slow start in the series and overcame a 3-1 deficit in game 7 Saturday to win 4-3 in double overtime on home ice in Colwood. Westshore advanced to the league semifinal against the Campbell River Storm. (Don Descoteau/Black Press)
The Westshore Wolves host the Victoria Cougars tonight at The Q Centre in Colwood in game 7 of their Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League South Division playoff series. Puck drops at 6 p.m. Don Descoteau/Victoria News

Junior hockey playoff showdown at The Q Centre tonight

Victoria and Westshore meet in game 7, winner to play Campbell River

The Westshore Wolves host the Victoria Cougars tonight at The Q Centre in Colwood in game 7 of their Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League South Division playoff series. Puck drops at 6 p.m. Don Descoteau/Victoria News
Westshore Wolves captain Brandon Tutte looks for a pass in front of Victoria Cougars goaltender Patrick Osterman in Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League South Division semifinal action at Archie Browning Sports Centre. The series is tied 2-2 heading into game 5 Wednesday in Colwood. Don Descoteau/Victoria News

VIJHL’s Cougars, Wolves prep for crucial game 5 Wednesday in Colwood

Westshore erases 2-0 series deficit with back-to-back wins

Westshore Wolves captain Brandon Tutte looks for a pass in front of Victoria Cougars goaltender Patrick Osterman in Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League South Division semifinal action at Archie Browning Sports Centre. The series is tied 2-2 heading into game 5 Wednesday in Colwood. Don Descoteau/Victoria News
Victoria Cougars defenceman Shane Kime brings the puck out of his end, with Westshore Wolves forward Cameron Kinsman keeping pace. The teams play game 4 in their opening round playoff series today (3:30 p.m. in Esquimalt), with the Cougars holding a 2-1 series lead. Don Descoteau/Victoria News

Wolves take game 3 to cut Victoria lead in VIJHL series

Westshore erases 2-0 deficit in third to get back into South semifinal

Victoria Cougars defenceman Shane Kime brings the puck out of his end, with Westshore Wolves forward Cameron Kinsman keeping pace. The teams play game 4 in their opening round playoff series today (3:30 p.m. in Esquimalt), with the Cougars holding a 2-1 series lead. Don Descoteau/Victoria News
The Westshore Wolves and Victoria Cougars play game 2 in their best-of-seven opening round Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League playoff series tonight in Esquimalt. Game time in 7 p.m. Black Press files

OT win gives Cougars early lead in VIJHL playoffs series

Westshore led 2-0 after one, Victoria comeback completed with Berryman goal

The Westshore Wolves and Victoria Cougars play game 2 in their best-of-seven opening round Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League playoff series tonight in Esquimalt. Game time in 7 p.m. Black Press files
Players from the Victoria Cougars and Nanaimo Bucanneers converge in the corner at Archie Browning Sports Centre during a Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League game Sunday in Esquimalt. The visitors came away with a 4-1 win.  Photo by Spencer Pickles/Black Press

Cougars clipped by Bucs, remain tied for first in South

Victoria junior B puck squad neck and neck with Saanich

Players from the Victoria Cougars and Nanaimo Bucanneers converge in the corner at Archie Browning Sports Centre during a Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League game Sunday in Esquimalt. The visitors came away with a 4-1 win.  Photo by Spencer Pickles/Black Press
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
The Victoria Cougars’ J.C. Ingram, left, and goalie Patrick Ostermann defend as Max Creighton of the Oceanside Generals attemps to redirect a shot from the boards during the teams’ Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League game at Howie Meeker Arena in Parksville on Sunday. The Cougars won 3-1 to improve to 6-5-0-0 on the season. J.R. Rardon/Black Press

Victoria Cougars get best effort in Parksville, face division leaders back-to-back this week

Island junior B squad, returned veteran Vanuden, look to make an impact against Wolves

The Victoria Cougars’ J.C. Ingram, left, and goalie Patrick Ostermann defend as Max Creighton of the Oceanside Generals attemps to redirect a shot from the boards during the teams’ Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League game at Howie Meeker Arena in Parksville on Sunday. The Cougars won 3-1 to improve to 6-5-0-0 on the season. J.R. Rardon/Black Press