Victoria Royals

Host family Michelle (far left) and Adam (far right) with last years billet Jake Poole, of the Victoria Royals. Credit: Kevin Light Photography

Lost hats and dinnertime chats: The thrills and rewards of billeting a Victoria Royal

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  • Apr 17, 2023

 

Wyatt Danyleyko signs a Western Hockey League Scholarship and Development Agreement with the Victoria Royals. (Courtesy Victoria Royals)

Sooke teen scores deal with Victoria Royals

15-year-old Wyatt Danyleyko inks WHL scholarship, development agreement

 

Netminder Braden Holt stopped 35 shots when his Victoria Royals beat the Kamloops Blazers 3-2 on Jan. 30, but none were finer than when the Montana product stretched across the open net with only his paddle to rob a sure goal off the stick of Kamloops’ Fraser Minten. (Courtesy of the Victoria Royals/WHL)

Outstretched-paddle robbery by Royals goaltender helps Victoria fend off Kamloops

Capital city remains locked with Kelowna in standings after weekend split

 

The Victoria Royals beat the Rockets 5-1 in Kelowna on Jan. 22. The two teams are now tied at 31 points on the year as they fight for the last playoff spot in the Western Conference. (Courtesy of the Victoria Royals)
The Victoria Royals beat the Rockets 5-1 in Kelowna on Jan. 22. The two teams are now tied at 31 points on the year as they fight for the last playoff spot in the Western Conference. (Courtesy of the Victoria Royals)
The Victoria Royals, donning special Lunar New Year jersey, beat the Kelowna Rockets on Jan. 14. The team has now won four of their last five games. (Courtesy of Victoria Royals)

Playoff spot in reach after Victoria Royals stay hot with weekend sweep

Local team beat Kelowna twice, could leapfrog them in Western Conference standings on Jan. 18

The Victoria Royals, donning special Lunar New Year jersey, beat the Kelowna Rockets on Jan. 14. The team has now won four of their last five games. (Courtesy of Victoria Royals)
The Victoria Royals will wear Lunar New Year jerseys while hosting the Kelowna Rockets Saturday (Jan. 14). (Courtesy of the Victoria Royals)

Victoria Royals celebrating Lunar New Year with one-of-a-kind jerseys

The jerseys feature symbols and iconography of Chinese culture

The Victoria Royals will wear Lunar New Year jerseys while hosting the Kelowna Rockets Saturday (Jan. 14). (Courtesy of the Victoria Royals)
Victoria captain Gannon Laroque made his season debut and added two assists as the Royals beat the Kelowna Rockets 4-2 on Jan. 3. (Courtesy of the Victoria Royals)

Victoria Royals open 2023 with two wins in three high-scoring contests

Debut of captain Gannon Laroque propels Royals against Kelowna

Victoria captain Gannon Laroque made his season debut and added two assists as the Royals beat the Kelowna Rockets 4-2 on Jan. 3. (Courtesy of the Victoria Royals)
The Victoria Royals forward Riley Gannon is pictured. Victoria lost two of three games against the Vancouver Giants in the final week of 2022. (Courtesy of the Victoria Royals)

Victoria Royals set to begin 2023 on heels of December momentum

The team got more wins last month than rest of season

The Victoria Royals forward Riley Gannon is pictured. Victoria lost two of three games against the Vancouver Giants in the final week of 2022. (Courtesy of the Victoria Royals)
The Victoria Royal’s newly acquired netminder Braden Holt, 19, played a key role in the team’s victory over the Vancouver Giants, stopping all 35 shots against him in his debut game Wednesday. He is expected to be the starting goaltender in Victoria tonight. (Courtesy of Victoria Royals/Twitter)

Victoria Royals trade netminder Logan Cunningham for 2025 draft pick

Newly acquired goalie Braden Holt expected to start in Friday rematch

The Victoria Royal’s newly acquired netminder Braden Holt, 19, played a key role in the team’s victory over the Vancouver Giants, stopping all 35 shots against him in his debut game Wednesday. He is expected to be the starting goaltender in Victoria tonight. (Courtesy of Victoria Royals/Twitter)
Victoria Royals winger Jake Poole against the Kamloops Blazers on Dec. 10. (Courtesy of the Victoria Royals)

Victoria Royals split weekend games against Kelowna, Kamloops

Teddy Bear Toss being hosted at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre on Friday

Victoria Royals winger Jake Poole against the Kamloops Blazers on Dec. 10. (Courtesy of the Victoria Royals)
Nicholas Cristiano is congratulated after getting his first win as a member of the Victoria Royals in a Dec. 7 game against the Kamloops Blazers. (Victoria Royals/Twitter)

Victoria Royals snap month-long losing streak with win over Kamloops

Three quick goals in second period lead to the team’s fourth win of the season

Nicholas Cristiano is congratulated after getting his first win as a member of the Victoria Royals in a Dec. 7 game against the Kamloops Blazers. (Victoria Royals/Twitter)
The Regina Pats took down the Victoria Royals 9-5 on Nov. 26 at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. (Courtesy of the Regina Pats)

Highly-touted Connor Bedard delivers for Regina in win over Victoria Royals

Bedard scores hat trick as Pats take 9-5 win in the capital city

The Regina Pats took down the Victoria Royals 9-5 on Nov. 26 at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. (Courtesy of the Regina Pats)
The Victoria Royals dropped both of their games against the conference-leading Portland Winterhawks on Nov. 11 and 12. (Courtesy of the Victoria Royals)

Conference-leading Winterhawks take down Victoria Royals

Royals sit last in the WHL’s Western Conference

The Victoria Royals dropped both of their games against the conference-leading Portland Winterhawks on Nov. 11 and 12. (Courtesy of the Victoria Royals)
Victoria Royals goaltender Tyler Palmer made 40 stops in the Victoria Royals’ 5-2 win over Kelowna in the capital city on Oct. 13. (Courtesy of the Victoria Royals)

VicPD, Royals holding hockey fundraiser for Victoria City Police Athletic Association

Fans will also have a chance to skate with Royals players and VicPD members

Victoria Royals goaltender Tyler Palmer made 40 stops in the Victoria Royals’ 5-2 win over Kelowna in the capital city on Oct. 13. (Courtesy of the Victoria Royals)
Victoria lost in overtime to the Edmonton Oil Kings on Nov. 4 to cap the Royals’ first eastern conference road in over two years. (Courtesy of Victoria Royals)
Victoria lost in overtime to the Edmonton Oil Kings on Nov. 4 to cap the Royals’ first eastern conference road in over two years. (Courtesy of Victoria Royals)
The Victoria Royals are going further east for a road trip, starting on Oct. 26, than they’ve gone since the pandemic hit. Goaltender Tyler Palmer made 40 stops in the Victoria Royals’ 5-2 win over Kelowna in the capital city on Oct. 13. (Courtesy of the Victoria Royals)

Victoria Royals set off on first eastern conference road trip since COVID hit

Royals coming off two close losses but overall better play of late

The Victoria Royals are going further east for a road trip, starting on Oct. 26, than they’ve gone since the pandemic hit. Goaltender Tyler Palmer made 40 stops in the Victoria Royals’ 5-2 win over Kelowna in the capital city on Oct. 13. (Courtesy of the Victoria Royals)
The Victoria Royals scored five unanswered for a 5-3 comeback win against the Brandon Wheat Kings at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre on Oct. 15. (Courtesy of the Victoria Royals)

Victoria Royals score five unanswered goals to take down Brandon Wheat Kings

Victoria sees comeback after three goals in three minutes by Brandon to open scoring

The Victoria Royals scored five unanswered for a 5-3 comeback win against the Brandon Wheat Kings at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre on Oct. 15. (Courtesy of the Victoria Royals)
Goaltender Tyler Palmer made 40 stops in the Victoria Royals’ 5-2 win over Kelowna in the capital city on Oct. 13. (Courtesy of the Victoria Royals)

Victoria Royals get first win of the season after rocky start

Local team snaps eight-game winless streak with 5-2 victory over Kelowna

Goaltender Tyler Palmer made 40 stops in the Victoria Royals’ 5-2 win over Kelowna in the capital city on Oct. 13. (Courtesy of the Victoria Royals)
Victoria Royals defenceman Luke Rybinski eyes the puck during a game against the Spokane Chiefs on Sept. 23. (Courtesy of the Victoria Royals)

Victoria Royals open season with pair of losses

Pair of comebacks come up short against the Spokane Chiefs

Victoria Royals defenceman Luke Rybinski eyes the puck during a game against the Spokane Chiefs on Sept. 23. (Courtesy of the Victoria Royals)
Newly minted Victoria Royals captain Gannon Laroque. (Courtesy of the Victoria Royals)

Victoria Royals name star blueliner Gannon Laroque captain

The 18-year-old also just signed an NHL contract with San Jose

Newly minted Victoria Royals captain Gannon Laroque. (Courtesy of the Victoria Royals)