Victoria Royals

Victoria Royals defenceman Gannon Laroque clears the puck during a game against the Everett Silvertips on Nov. 26. (Christopher Kelsall/Special to Victoria News)

Underdog Victoria Royals rain on the Silvertips’ parade with overtime win

Victoria topples best-in-the-west Everett, wins two-straight for first time all season

 

The visiting Victoria Royals snapped a 12-game losing streak on Nov. 20 with a 3-2 win over Vancouver Giants at Langley Events Centre. This Friday the Royals host a U.S. team – Everett – for the first time since the pandemic first impacted Western Hockey League play. (Photo by Gary Ahuja/Langley Events Centre)

First U.S.-based team in 20 months to play Royals in Victoria

Struggling Royals host front-running Everett Silvertips on Friday night, Nov. 25

 

Oct. 13, 2021 - Victoria Royals #34 Igor Zborovskiy dumps Kamloops Blazers #7 Kaden Hammel as they fight for the puck along the boards during first period action at the Save-On-Foods memorial Centre. Don Denton photo

Victoria Royals’ Friday game in Kamloops postponed

Highway closures resulting from Monday’s storm cause game to be rescheduled for February

 

Victoria Royals left-winger Bailey Peach during a game Oct. 29. (Courtesy Victoria Royals)

Victoria Royals games postponed after opposing players contract COVID-19

Two positive cases on Spokane Chiefs roster delaying Nov. 12, 13 games

Victoria Royals left-winger Bailey Peach during a game Oct. 29. (Courtesy Victoria Royals)
Victoria Royals left-winger Bailey Peach during a game against the Kamloops Blazers on Oct. 29. (Photo courtesy of the Victoria Royals)

Victoria Royals blanked by Kamloops Blazers 6-0

Langford’s Dylan Garand expected to start for Team Canada during World Junior Championships

  • Nov 8, 2021
Victoria Royals left-winger Bailey Peach during a game against the Kamloops Blazers on Oct. 29. (Photo courtesy of the Victoria Royals)
Victoria Royals left-winger Bailey Peach during a game against the Kamloops Blazers on Oct. 29. (Photo courtesy of the Victoria Royals)
Victoria Royals left-winger Bailey Peach during a game against the Kamloops Blazers on Oct. 29. (Photo courtesy of the Victoria Royals)
Victoria Royals’ Anthony Wilson, #21, breaking on Prince George Cougar goaltender Taylor Gauthier during the second period. (Christopher Kelsall photo)

Injured Victoria Royals limp to 4-1 loss against Prince George Cougars

10 regulars out of the lineup Saturday night

  • Oct 25, 2021
Victoria Royals’ Anthony Wilson, #21, breaking on Prince George Cougar goaltender Taylor Gauthier during the second period. (Christopher Kelsall photo)
Victoria Royals Keanu Derungs celebrating his goal to open the scoring at 1:12 of the second period. (Christopher Kelsall/Special to Victoria News)

Prince George Cougars hammer the Victoria Royals 5-1

Royals fall after injecting inexperienced youth into the depleted line-up

Victoria Royals Keanu Derungs celebrating his goal to open the scoring at 1:12 of the second period. (Christopher Kelsall/Special to Victoria News)
The Victoria Royals have aquired goaltender Campbell Arnold from the Spokane Chiefs in exchange for a third-round pick in the 2023 draft. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria Royals acquire goalie from Spokane Chiefs

Campbell Arnold was picked up by the Royals in exchange for a third-round pick in 2023

The Victoria Royals have aquired goaltender Campbell Arnold from the Spokane Chiefs in exchange for a third-round pick in the 2023 draft. (Black Press Media file photo)
Victoria Royals goalie #35 Sebastian Wraneschitz redirects the puck as teammate #3 Justin Kipke battles with Kamloops Blazers #29 Nick McCarry during the first period at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. (Don Denton/Black Press Media)

Kamloops Blazers roll over Victoria Royals 8-3

Royals had best start of the season but couldn’t execute on the powerplay

  • Oct 14, 2021
Victoria Royals goalie #35 Sebastian Wraneschitz redirects the puck as teammate #3 Justin Kipke battles with Kamloops Blazers #29 Nick McCarry during the first period at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. (Don Denton/Black Press Media)
Victoria Royals player Trentyn Crane forechecking deep in the Kamloops Blazers’ zone. (Christopher Kelsall photo)

Victoria Royals goaltender Tyler Palmer remains strong between the pipes

Kamloops Blazers outshoot Royals in 3-2 Tuesday win

  • Oct 13, 2021
Victoria Royals player Trentyn Crane forechecking deep in the Kamloops Blazers’ zone. (Christopher Kelsall photo)
Brayden Schuurman lines up for the face-off during a preseason game against the Kelowna Rockets on Sept. 17. (Paige Bednorz/Kelowna Rockets)

Victoria Royals’ Schuurman earns WHL player of the week after lamp-lighting weekend series

The centreman had 5 goals and an assist during a two-game set against Kelowna

Brayden Schuurman lines up for the face-off during a preseason game against the Kelowna Rockets on Sept. 17. (Paige Bednorz/Kelowna Rockets)
(Christopher Kelsall photo)

The Kelowna Rockets drop the Victoria Royals to gain split in weekend series

The Royals won Friday 6-3, while the Rockets took Saturday’s game 6-4

  • Oct 10, 2021
(Christopher Kelsall photo)
Royals defenceman Devin Aubin and Rilen Kovacevic dust it up after a flurry of second-period goals by the Royals. One of two fights in the game. (Christopher Kelsall/Special to Victoria News)

Victoria Royals bounce back with 6-3 win over the Kelowna Rockets

Brayden Schuurman’s first-ever hat-trick led the way

Royals defenceman Devin Aubin and Rilen Kovacevic dust it up after a flurry of second-period goals by the Royals. One of two fights in the game. (Christopher Kelsall/Special to Victoria News)
The Victoria Royals open their regular season on Saturday (Oct. 2) against the Vancouver Giants and for the first time in over 18 months, fans will be in the stands to cheer them on. (Kevin Light/Courtesy Victoria Royals)

Victoria Royals welcome back fans at Saturday season opener

Puck drop is at 7:05 p.m. against the Vancouver Giants

The Victoria Royals open their regular season on Saturday (Oct. 2) against the Vancouver Giants and for the first time in over 18 months, fans will be in the stands to cheer them on. (Kevin Light/Courtesy Victoria Royals)
The Victoria Royals begin their WHL exhibition schedule this weekend in Kelowna, and host the Prince George Cougars on Sept. 25 at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. (Kevin Light/Courtesy Victoria Royals)

Victoria Royals final roster to be released any day now

Western Hockey League team saw 43 players vie for spots during main camp

The Victoria Royals begin their WHL exhibition schedule this weekend in Kelowna, and host the Prince George Cougars on Sept. 25 at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. (Kevin Light/Courtesy Victoria Royals)
Goaltender Tyler Palmer in action for the Spruce Grove Saints of the Alberta Junior Hockey League. Palmer signed a standard player agreement with the Victoria Royals this week. (Courtesy of the Spruce Grove Saints)

Victoria Royals add to their goaltending ranks, signing Alberta netminder

Tyler Palmer comes to WHL club from the Alberta junior A league’s Spruce Grove Saints

Goaltender Tyler Palmer in action for the Spruce Grove Saints of the Alberta Junior Hockey League. Palmer signed a standard player agreement with the Victoria Royals this week. (Courtesy of the Spruce Grove Saints)
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

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)
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

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)
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

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