Victoria Royals

Teddy bears ready to hit the ice with Victoria Royals

Teddy bears ready to hit the ice with Victoria Royals

Dec. 15 game brings back annual tradition of donated toys

Teddy bears ready to hit the ice with Victoria Royals
Victoria Royals’ defenceman Ralph Jarratt mans the blueline. The Royals will be playing against the Wheat Kings on Oct 27 at 7:05 p.m. Don Descoteau/Black Press

Victoria Royals battle the Brandon Wheat Kings

The Royals also add a forward Gulka to the lineup

Victoria Royals’ defenceman Ralph Jarratt mans the blueline. The Royals will be playing against the Wheat Kings on Oct 27 at 7:05 p.m. Don Descoteau/Black Press
Vancouver Giants end Victoria Royals’ win streak

Vancouver Giants end Victoria Royals’ win streak

Victoria hockey club hosts defending champions Swift Current Wednesday night

  • Oct 15, 2018
Vancouver Giants end Victoria Royals’ win streak
Victoria Royals’ goaltender Griffen Outhouse looks to gather in a rebound during Western Hockey League action against the Prince George Cougars at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. Don Descoteau/Black Press

WHL Royals go 2-0 vs. P.G., gear up for weekend test against Kamloops

Three-way tie for first atop B.C. Division as Victoria, Kamloops, Vancouver unbeaten

Victoria Royals’ goaltender Griffen Outhouse looks to gather in a rebound during Western Hockey League action against the Prince George Cougars at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. Don Descoteau/Black Press
Dante Hannoun (in red) and Victoria Royals teammates are drilled at practice ahead of this weekend’s Western Hockey League season-opening games against Prince George at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. Don Descoteau/Monday Magazine

Victoria Royals on a roll heading into WHL season opening weekend

Team looks to gain revenge on Prince George after pre-season loss to Cougars

Dante Hannoun (in red) and Victoria Royals teammates are drilled at practice ahead of this weekend’s Western Hockey League season-opening games against Prince George at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. Don Descoteau/Monday Magazine
Victoria Royals rookie player Tyus Gent (left) is shown how to use an AK-47 loaded with ‘Simunition,’ fake ammunition similar to paint balls, by instructor Lt. Will Corbet. Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS

Victoria Royals run drills at CFB Esquimalt

Hockey team practiced ship boarding scenarios at the Naval Fleet School (Pacific)

Victoria Royals rookie player Tyus Gent (left) is shown how to use an AK-47 loaded with ‘Simunition,’ fake ammunition similar to paint balls, by instructor Lt. Will Corbet. Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS
Vancouver Giants forward Cyle McNabb takes a point blank shot on Victoria Royals goaltender Brock Gould during a Western Hockey League mini tournament game last weekend in Langley. victoriaroyals.com

Royals solid in WHL pre-season games, now gear for home opener

Prince George Cougars, 3-2 winners Sunday, in Victoria for hockey rematch Sept. 21-22

Vancouver Giants forward Cyle McNabb takes a point blank shot on Victoria Royals goaltender Brock Gould during a Western Hockey League mini tournament game last weekend in Langley. victoriaroyals.com
Team White battles Team Blue in the annual Victoria Royals intrasquad game Wednesday night at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. The game served as the final on-ice event for the Western Hockey League club’s training camp. The Royals open their pre-season exhibition schedule Friday in Kelowna. Don Descoteau/Victoria News

WHL’s Royals take next steps in building new roster

Victoria club begins pre-season exhibition season Friday in Kelowna

Team White battles Team Blue in the annual Victoria Royals intrasquad game Wednesday night at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. The game served as the final on-ice event for the Western Hockey League club’s training camp. The Royals open their pre-season exhibition schedule Friday in Kelowna. Don Descoteau/Victoria News
Action from the Tuesday session of the Victoria Royals main training camp at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. Jay Wallace-Facebook/victoriaroyals

WHL Royals gear up for final day of training camp

Wednesday night’s intrasquad game culminates camp, cheap hot dogs, popcorn part of the package

Action from the Tuesday session of the Victoria Royals main training camp at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. Jay Wallace-Facebook/victoriaroyals
Victoria Royals forward Dante Hannoun, right, is one of three overage players on the roster of the Western Hockey League team who are undrafted by NHL clubs. Don Descoteau/Victoria News

Hockey Royals expecting a different look for 2018-19 WHL season

Three key Victoria players looking to stay in system of NHL clubs that drafted them

Victoria Royals forward Dante Hannoun, right, is one of three overage players on the roster of the Western Hockey League team who are undrafted by NHL clubs. Don Descoteau/Victoria News
Victoria Royals captain Matthew Phillips (in white) in action against Prince George during Western Hockey League action last year at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. The teams will open the new season back in Victoria Sept. 21. Don Descoteau/Victoria News

Royals announce 2018-19 WHL hockey schedule

Victoria to open on home ice Sept. 21 against Prince George

Victoria Royals captain Matthew Phillips (in white) in action against Prince George during Western Hockey League action last year at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. The teams will open the new season back in Victoria Sept. 21. Don Descoteau/Victoria News
Homegrown Victoria player leads Royals’ WHL 2018 Bantam Draft list

Homegrown Victoria player leads Royals’ WHL 2018 Bantam Draft list

Yale Academy defenceman Nolan Bentham taken 13th overall

Homegrown Victoria player leads Royals’ WHL 2018 Bantam Draft list
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

Philadelphia Phillies pitcher and Greater Victoria minor baseball product Nick Pivetta is having a much improved second season in Major League Baseball. mlb.com
Victoria Royals general manager Cam Hope talks about the Western Hockey League team’s season end and what’s in the cards for next year. Don Descoteau/Victoria News

Royals management already started on next season

Fans will see quite a different team hit the ice in September

Victoria Royals general manager Cam Hope talks about the Western Hockey League team’s season end and what’s in the cards for next year. Don Descoteau/Victoria News
The Western Hockey League’s Victoria Royals conduct season-end interviews in their dressing room before going their separate ways from the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. Don Descoteau/Victoria News

WHL veterans reflect on career with Victoria Royals

Tyler Soy and Chaz Reddekopp spent five years each with Island major junior club

The Western Hockey League’s Victoria Royals conduct season-end interviews in their dressing room before going their separate ways from the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. Don Descoteau/Victoria News
Victoria’s Kaid Oliver (34) and Tri City’s Nolan Yaremko battle in Western Hockey League playoff action in Kennewick, Wash. The Americans completed a 4-0 sweep of their Western Conference semifinal series, beating the Royals 5-3 on Wednesday. Photo by Doug Love/victoriaroyals.com

WHL season wraps up for Royals in 5-3 loss to Americans

Tri City breaks Game 4 tie with pair of third-period goals, sweeps series

Victoria’s Kaid Oliver (34) and Tri City’s Nolan Yaremko battle in Western Hockey League playoff action in Kennewick, Wash. The Americans completed a 4-0 sweep of their Western Conference semifinal series, beating the Royals 5-3 on Wednesday. Photo by Doug Love/victoriaroyals.com
Matthew Phillips (11) and the Victoria Royals can avoid a sweep against the Tri City Americans in Kennewick, Wash. with a win in game 4 on Wednesday night. The Americans took a 3-0 series lead Tuesday with a 6-5 home-ice victory. Spencer Pickles/Black Press

WHL Royals face elimination after game 3 loss to Americans

Victoria closing gap on Tri City, but running out of time with game 4 Wednesday night

Matthew Phillips (11) and the Victoria Royals can avoid a sweep against the Tri City Americans in Kennewick, Wash. with a win in game 4 on Wednesday night. The Americans took a 3-0 series lead Tuesday with a 6-5 home-ice victory. Spencer Pickles/Black Press
A memorial at the stairs that lead to Elgar Petersen Arena is shown in Humboldt, Saskatchewan, on Saturday, April 7, 2018. Royal Canadian Mounted Police say 14 people are dead and others injured Friday after a truck collided with a bus carrying a junior hockey team to a playoff game in northeastern Saskatchewan. Police say there were 28 people including the driver on board the Humboldt Broncos bus when the crash occurred at around 5 p.m. on Highway 35 north of Tisdale. (Liam Richards/The Canadian Press via AP)

Greater Victoria hockey teams mourn loss of Humboldt Broncos players

Victoria Grizzlies, Juan de Fuca minor hockey association offer condolences

A memorial at the stairs that lead to Elgar Petersen Arena is shown in Humboldt, Saskatchewan, on Saturday, April 7, 2018. Royal Canadian Mounted Police say 14 people are dead and others injured Friday after a truck collided with a bus carrying a junior hockey team to a playoff game in northeastern Saskatchewan. Police say there were 28 people including the driver on board the Humboldt Broncos bus when the crash occurred at around 5 p.m. on Highway 35 north of Tisdale. (Liam Richards/The Canadian Press via AP)
Victoria Royals forward Noah Gregor veers away from Vancouver Giants opponent Ty Ronning during Game 7 action in the teams’ Western Hockey League playoff series Tuesday at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. The Royals won the game and series 4-3 to advance to the next round against Tri City Americans. Don Descoteau/Victoria News

WHL Royals gut out a game 7 win over Giants, move on to face Tri City

Captain Matthew Phillips leads team with pair of goals and a key blocked shot late in the game

Victoria Royals forward Noah Gregor veers away from Vancouver Giants opponent Ty Ronning during Game 7 action in the teams’ Western Hockey League playoff series Tuesday at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. The Royals won the game and series 4-3 to advance to the next round against Tri City Americans. Don Descoteau/Victoria News
Matthew Phillips and the Victoria Royals are on the ropes in the Western Hockey League playoffs, after suffering a 5-3 loss to Vancouver in game 5 on Saturday night at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. Game 6 goes Monday afternoon in Langley, with game 7, if necessary, back in Victoria on Tuesday night. Don Descoteau/Victoria News

Late charge too little, too late for Royals in game 5 vs Giants

Vancouver on verge of advancing to WHL second round after game 5 win in Victoria

Matthew Phillips and the Victoria Royals are on the ropes in the Western Hockey League playoffs, after suffering a 5-3 loss to Vancouver in game 5 on Saturday night at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. Game 6 goes Monday afternoon in Langley, with game 7, if necessary, back in Victoria on Tuesday night. Don Descoteau/Victoria News