Victoria Royals

Victoria Royals defenceman Gannon Laroque was selected by the San Jose Sharks in the fourth round of the NHL entry draft on July 24. (Photo courtesy of Victoria Royals/ Twitter)

Victoria Royals defenceman drafted by San Jose Sharks

Gannon Laroque was selected in the fourth round of the NHL’s entry draft

 

The Victoria Royals will return to the Save-on-Foods Memorial Arena for the first time since the 2019-20 campaign when they open next season against the Vancouver Giants on Oct. 2. (Black Press Media file photo)

Fans expected in the Save-On stands for Victoria Royals’ Oct. 2 home opener

It’ll be the first Western Hockey League action at the arena since March 2020

 

Defenceman Damon Agyeman guards his side of the rink while playing for the Medicine Hat Tigers. (Courtesy of RJF Productions)

UPDATE: Off-season WHL deals continue for retooling Victoria Royals

Defenceman Damon Agyeman acquired from Medicine Hat, Bentham era ends with hometown Royals

 

Former Victoria Royals captain Matthew Phillips (11) in action in a 2018 Western Hockey League against the Tri City Americans in Kennewick, Wash. Phillips played his first regular season NHL game on May 19 against Vancouver. (Black Press Media file photo)

Former Victoria Royals captain gets rookie treatment in NHL debut

The Calgary Flames’ Matthew Phillips was a scoring star during his time with the Royals

Former Victoria Royals captain Matthew Phillips (11) in action in a 2018 Western Hockey League against the Tri City Americans in Kennewick, Wash. Phillips played his first regular season NHL game on May 19 against Vancouver. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Victoria Royals have named Tarun Fizer the eighth captain in team history. (Black Press Media file photo)

Career-Royal Tarun Fizer crowned as team’s new captain ahead of season start-up

He’ll be the eighth Victoria Royals player in team history to wear the “C”

The Victoria Royals have named Tarun Fizer the eighth captain in team history. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Victoria Royals will open their 24-game season against the Kelowna Rockets in the WHL’s B.C. division bubble. (Photo: Marissa Baecker/Kelowna Rockets Images)

Victoria Royals release season schedule ahead of March 26 puck drop in B.C. bubble

The densely-packed schedule will see the Royals play 24 games in just 48 days while in the bubble

The Victoria Royals will open their 24-game season against the Kelowna Rockets in the WHL’s B.C. division bubble. (Photo: Marissa Baecker/Kelowna Rockets Images)
The WHL’s Victoria Royals will compete in a 24-game season starting March 26, <strong></strong>based out of a Kamloops and Kelowna B.C. division bubble (Kevin Light/Courtesy Victoria Royals)

‘Important to cherish every moment’: Victoria Royals not taking bubble season for granted

The Victoria WHL team’s coach and GM calls the season a ‘privilege,’ expects fierce rivalries

The WHL’s Victoria Royals will compete in a 24-game season starting March 26, <strong></strong>based out of a Kamloops and Kelowna B.C. division bubble (Kevin Light/Courtesy Victoria Royals)
Victoria Royals dress for Pink in the Rink as they play the Kelowna Rockets 4–3 in a shootout on Feb. 22, 2020. (James Mackenzie/News Staff)

Victoria Royals netminder Adam Evanoff joins AHL’s Heat on amateur tryout

Evanoff has split his 101 WHL games between Victoria and Moose Jaw

Victoria Royals dress for Pink in the Rink as they play the Kelowna Rockets 4–3 in a shootout on Feb. 22, 2020. (James Mackenzie/News Staff)
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Everett’s Matt Fonteyne controls the puck with Victoria’s Matthew Phillips giving chase at Angels of The Winds Arena Sunday night on January 7, 2018. championship. Silvertips won 9-4. (Kevin Clark / The Daily Herald)

With Royals hockey on hold, here’s a peek at some former Victoria stars

The 2020-21 Western Hockey League season still sits in COVID-19 limbo

Everett’s Matt Fonteyne controls the puck with Victoria’s Matthew Phillips giving chase at Angels of The Winds Arena Sunday night on January 7, 2018. championship. Silvertips won 9-4. (Kevin Clark / The Daily Herald)
Victoria Royals winger Keanu Derungs will suit up for team Switzerland at the 2021 IIHF World Junior Championships in Edmonton this holiday season. (Kevin Light/Courtesy Victoria Royals)

Victoria Royals winger wearing the red and white of Switzerland at world juniors

Keanu Derungs looks to help his country medal for just the second time in seasonal hockey favourite

Victoria Royals winger Keanu Derungs will suit up for team Switzerland at the 2021 IIHF World Junior Championships in Edmonton this holiday season. (Kevin Light/Courtesy Victoria Royals)
Former Victoria Royals team member Grant Armstrong is the first Royals alumni to celebrate a Stanley Cup win. (Facebook/Victoria Royals)

Former Victoria Royals manager celebrates Stanley Cup win

Grant Armstrong is now an amateur scout with Tampa Bay Lightning

Former Victoria Royals team member Grant Armstrong is the first Royals alumni to celebrate a Stanley Cup win. (Facebook/Victoria Royals)
Former Victoria Royals team member Grant Armstrong is the first Royals alumni to cleebrate a Stanley Cup win. (Facebook/Victoria Royals)

Former Victoria Royals manager celebrates Stanley Cup win

Grant Armstrong is now an amateur scout with Tampa Bay Lightning

Former Victoria Royals team member Grant Armstrong is the first Royals alumni to cleebrate a Stanley Cup win. (Facebook/Victoria Royals)
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)
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)
Cameron Hope, president and general manager of the Victoria Royals, says WHL Bantam Draft selection Austin Zemlak has a bright future in the league. (Black Press Media file photo)

Royals pick up versatile defenceman during 2020 WHL Bantam Draft

Austin Zemlak was the Victoria Royals’ first pick and went ninth overall

Cameron Hope, president and general manager of the Victoria Royals, says WHL Bantam Draft selection Austin Zemlak has a bright future in the league. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Owen Sound Attack trainer speaks to fans during a Hockey FIT session in Owen Sound. (Photo courtesy of the Western University)

Innovative free fitness program targets Victoria Royals fans

Program shows impressive results during follow-ups with the men who participate

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The Owen Sound Attack trainer speaks to fans during a Hockey FIT session in Owen Sound. (Photo courtesy of the Western University)
The Victoria Royals fell to the Portland Winterhawks 5–4 after a tight race until overtime Saturday night. (Matthew Wolfe photo)

VIDEO: Royals pinched out of win 5–4 by Portland Winterhawks in overtime

Royals play two games against Prince George Cougars starting Friday, March 13

The Victoria Royals fell to the Portland Winterhawks 5–4 after a tight race until overtime Saturday night. (Matthew Wolfe photo)
The Victoria Royals lost to Vancouver Giants 6–2 on Saturday night. The two teams go head-to-head one final time on Sunday, March 1. (Jay Wallace Photo)

VIDEO: Royals tumble to Giants 6–2, look for win on Sunday’s final game

Victoria and Vancouver play final regular season game on Sunday at 3:05 p.m.

The Victoria Royals lost to Vancouver Giants 6–2 on Saturday night. The two teams go head-to-head one final time on Sunday, March 1. (Jay Wallace Photo)
Victoria Royals defeated the Kelowna Rockets 4–3 in a shootout on Saturday night, taking a win after their recent loss 3–2 the night before. (James MacKenzie/News Staff)                                Victoria Royals defeated the Kelowna Rockets 4–3 in a shootout on Saturday night, taking a win after their recent loss 3–2 the night before. (James Mackenzie/News Staff)

VIDEO: Royals nab 4–3 win against Kelowna Rockets in shootout on Saturday, Feb. 22

Jerseys worn during match up for auction, proceeds towards BC Cancer Foundation

Victoria Royals defeated the Kelowna Rockets 4–3 in a shootout on Saturday night, taking a win after their recent loss 3–2 the night before. (James MacKenzie/News Staff)                                Victoria Royals defeated the Kelowna Rockets 4–3 in a shootout on Saturday night, taking a win after their recent loss 3–2 the night before. (James Mackenzie/News Staff)