Victoria Royals

Vancouver’s Ty Ronning buzzes Victoria Royals goaltender Griffen Outhouse during Friday’s Western Hockey League game in Langley. Ronning scored twice, but the Royals won 4-3 in a shootout. Gary Ahuja/Black Press

Victoria wins crucial WHL contest over Giants in Langley

Royals take over second in B.C. Division ahead of Vancouver

Vancouver’s Ty Ronning buzzes Victoria Royals goaltender Griffen Outhouse during Friday’s Western Hockey League game in Langley. Ronning scored twice, but the Royals won 4-3 in a shootout. Gary Ahuja/Black Press
Victoria Royals forward Matthew Phillips (in blue), seen here in action against the Vancouver Giants, collected three points in a 4-2 Victoria win in Portland last night. The Royals travel to Langley to take on the Giants on Friday in a critical B.C. Division matchup. Don Descoteau/Victoria News

Late charge in Portland sees Victoria collect third straight WHL win

Matthew Phillips leads the way with three-point night in 4-2 win, Giants up next

Victoria Royals forward Matthew Phillips (in blue), seen here in action against the Vancouver Giants, collected three points in a 4-2 Victoria win in Portland last night. The Royals travel to Langley to take on the Giants on Friday in a critical B.C. Division matchup. Don Descoteau/Victoria News
Kamloops Blazers captain Nick Chyzowski, left, is checked by Victoria Royals forward Dino Kambeitz during Western Hockey League action at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. Ironically, both Chyzowski’s father, Dave, and Kambeitz’s dad, Jim, played for Kamloops during their WHL careers. The Royals won both ends of last weekend’s doubleheader in Victoria, 6-5 Friday and 5-4 on Saturday. Don Denton/Black Press

Victoria hits the road after weekend wins over Kamloops

Western Hockey League club in Portland on Wednesday night

Kamloops Blazers captain Nick Chyzowski, left, is checked by Victoria Royals forward Dino Kambeitz during Western Hockey League action at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. Ironically, both Chyzowski’s father, Dave, and Kambeitz’s dad, Jim, played for Kamloops during their WHL careers. The Royals won both ends of last weekend’s doubleheader in Victoria, 6-5 Friday and 5-4 on Saturday. Don Denton/Black Press
Dr. Christopher Morrow and registered nurse Dianne Walter stitch up Marty the Marmot at the Royal Jubilee Hospital on Thursday. The Victoria Royals’ mascot was also “hooked up” to a cardiac rhythm monitor, equipment the Victoria Hospitals Foundation hopes to purchase with the help of the WHL team’s Hockey for Hospitals fundraiser game Jan. 27. (Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)

WATCH: Victoria Royals help out hospital with annual fundraiser game

Victoria Hospitals Foundation campaign focusing on cardiac equipment

Dr. Christopher Morrow and registered nurse Dianne Walter stitch up Marty the Marmot at the Royal Jubilee Hospital on Thursday. The Victoria Royals’ mascot was also “hooked up” to a cardiac rhythm monitor, equipment the Victoria Hospitals Foundation hopes to purchase with the help of the WHL team’s Hockey for Hospitals fundraiser game Jan. 27. (Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)
Tanner Kaspick hoists the Western Hockey League championship trophy in 2016 as a member of the Brandon Wheat Kings. The Kings’ captain this season, he was traded to the Victoria Royals at the WHL deadline this week. Facebook

Victoria gears up for deep WHL playoff run with deadline trades

Royals acquire a pair of gritty Western Hockey League veterans

Tanner Kaspick hoists the Western Hockey League championship trophy in 2016 as a member of the Brandon Wheat Kings. The Kings’ captain this season, he was traded to the Victoria Royals at the WHL deadline this week. Facebook
Victoria Royals’ Andrei Grishakov (centre), playing his first game since being traded from the Calgary Hitmen, checks Everett Silvertips’ Jake Christiansen, with the help of teammate Dino Kambeitz (25), during first-period WHL action at the Save On Foods Memorial Centre last Friday. The Royals won this game 5-0, beat the Blazers 5-4 in overtime in Kamloops Saturday, but lost 9-4 in Everett on Sunday. Don Denton/Victoria News photo

WHL Royals grab four of six points on weekend, still have room to grow

Newcomers make their mark in trio of weekend games for Victoria hockey club

Victoria Royals’ Andrei Grishakov (centre), playing his first game since being traded from the Calgary Hitmen, checks Everett Silvertips’ Jake Christiansen, with the help of teammate Dino Kambeitz (25), during first-period WHL action at the Save On Foods Memorial Centre last Friday. The Royals won this game 5-0, beat the Blazers 5-4 in overtime in Kamloops Saturday, but lost 9-4 in Everett on Sunday. Don Denton/Victoria News photo
Members of the Victoria Royals and Prince George battle for control at the Cougars net during second-period Western Hockey League action Wednesday at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. The Cougars came away with a 5-3 win, a loss that dropped the Royals out of top spot in the B.C. Division for the first time this season. Don Descoteau/Victoria News

Victoria drops fourth straight in WHL play

Christmas break no remedy for losing streak, now at four games

Members of the Victoria Royals and Prince George battle for control at the Cougars net during second-period Western Hockey League action Wednesday at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. The Cougars came away with a 5-3 win, a loss that dropped the Royals out of top spot in the B.C. Division for the first time this season. Don Descoteau/Victoria News
The Western Hockey League’s Victoria Royals and Vancouver Giants tangle again this Friday in Langley and Saturday at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre.                                 Don Descoteau/Victoria News

Latest big finish leaves WHL Royals short of victory

Victoria plays hockey home and home against Vancouver this Friday and Saturday

The Western Hockey League’s Victoria Royals and Vancouver Giants tangle again this Friday in Langley and Saturday at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre.                                 Don Descoteau/Victoria News
Victoria Royals defenceman Jared Freadrich looks to make a pass during Sunday’s Western Hockey League game in Prince George. Freadrich scored twice and the visitors won 5-4 in overtime. Photo courtesy Victoria Royals

Big OT win in Prince George for Victoria Royals

Western Hockey League clubs do battle again in Cariboo on Tuesday

Victoria Royals defenceman Jared Freadrich looks to make a pass during Sunday’s Western Hockey League game in Prince George. Freadrich scored twice and the visitors won 5-4 in overtime. Photo courtesy Victoria Royals
Mike Downie, here with Victoria Royals GM Cameron Hope, holds a mask custom designed and painted as a tribute to Gord Downie and Chanie Wenjack. The mask is being auctioned online as part of team activities raising money for the Downie Wenjack Fund.                                Don Descoteau/
Victoria News

Victoria Royals giving a boost to fund inspired by Tragically Hip singer

Downie Wenjack Fund recipient of funds raised starting at tonight’s WHL game vs. Seattle

Mike Downie, here with Victoria Royals GM Cameron Hope, holds a mask custom designed and painted as a tribute to Gord Downie and Chanie Wenjack. The mask is being auctioned online as part of team activities raising money for the Downie Wenjack Fund.                                Don Descoteau/
Victoria News
Victoria Royals goalie Dean McNabb can only watch as the puck gets past him for a Lethbridge Hurricanes goal during second period Western Hockey League action on Tuesday at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre.  Don Denton/Victoria News

Royals blown out of home rink by visiting Hurricanes

10 goals the most let in by Victoria in a WHL game since 2011

Victoria Royals goalie Dean McNabb can only watch as the puck gets past him for a Lethbridge Hurricanes goal during second period Western Hockey League action on Tuesday at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre.  Don Denton/Victoria News
Victoria Royals players celebrate during Saturday’s 4-2 Western Hockey League win over Kelowna at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. The visiting Rockets won by the same score on Friday night. Courtesy Victoria Royals

Retro-fitted Royals regain top spot in Western Hockey League

Turn Back the Clock Night in Victoria yields 4-2 victory over Kelowna

Victoria Royals players celebrate during Saturday’s 4-2 Western Hockey League win over Kelowna at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. The visiting Rockets won by the same score on Friday night. Courtesy Victoria Royals
Royals forward Matthew Phillips gets in between Vancouver defenceman Bowen Byram and goaltender Todd Scott during Western Hockey League action at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre on Sunday. Phillips scored two goals to lead Victoria to a 4-3 win, after scoring the shootout winner in Saturday’s 6-5 win over the Giants.

Royals back on track, with WHL wins over Vancouver

Victoria has good start to hockey homestand against a much improved opponent

Royals forward Matthew Phillips gets in between Vancouver defenceman Bowen Byram and goaltender Todd Scott during Western Hockey League action at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre on Sunday. Phillips scored two goals to lead Victoria to a 4-3 win, after scoring the shootout winner in Saturday’s 6-5 win over the Giants.
Victoria Royals forward Matthew Phillips (foreground) was in the spotlight again Saturday, scoring the shootout winner in a 6-5 Western Hockey League victory over Vancouver at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. The Royals and Giants play again today (Oct. 29) in Victoria. Don Descoteau/Victoria News

Royals capture round 1 against Vancouver, round 2 goes Sunday

Victoria captain reaches historic milestones for Western Hockey League club

Victoria Royals forward Matthew Phillips (foreground) was in the spotlight again Saturday, scoring the shootout winner in a 6-5 Western Hockey League victory over Vancouver at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. The Royals and Giants play again today (Oct. 29) in Victoria. Don Descoteau/Victoria News
Tyler Soy’s goal in a 4-2 Victoria Royals loss to the Wheat Kings in Brandon last weekend gave him the franchise record for career points with 249 (120 goals, 129 assists). Photo by Jonathon Howe/One Lion Photography

Road warrior Royals return to Victoria

Weekend series against Vancouver puts city fans back in their seats

Tyler Soy’s goal in a 4-2 Victoria Royals loss to the Wheat Kings in Brandon last weekend gave him the franchise record for career points with 249 (120 goals, 129 assists). Photo by Jonathon Howe/One Lion Photography
Tri City Americans defenceman Dakota Krebs looks to clear the puck out of harm’s way in front of goaltender Beck Warm with Victoria Royals forward Ryan Peckford bearing down on him during Western Hockey League action at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. The Americans avenged the previous night’s loss by beating the Royals 5-4 in overtime on Wednesday. Don Descoteau/Victoria News

Victoria Royals’ WHL win streak over at seven games

Tri City avenges a lopsided loss in Victoria with 5-4 OT win

Tri City Americans defenceman Dakota Krebs looks to clear the puck out of harm’s way in front of goaltender Beck Warm with Victoria Royals forward Ryan Peckford bearing down on him during Western Hockey League action at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. The Americans avenged the previous night’s loss by beating the Royals 5-4 in overtime on Wednesday. Don Descoteau/Victoria News
Victoria Royals forward Dino Kambeitz (25) and Tri City’s Samuel Stewart grapple for a loose puck in the Americans’ end during Tuesday’s Western Hockey League action at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. The Royals won 8-2 and host the Americans again Wednesday night in Victoria. Don Descoteau/Victoria News

Victoria collects seventh straight win to start WHL season

Royals scoring goals in bunches so far, Phillips leads way against Americans

Victoria Royals forward Dino Kambeitz (25) and Tri City’s Samuel Stewart grapple for a loose puck in the Americans’ end during Tuesday’s Western Hockey League action at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. The Royals won 8-2 and host the Americans again Wednesday night in Victoria. Don Descoteau/Victoria News
Kamloops Blazes captain Nick Chyzowski keeps a close watch on Victoria Royals winger Jared Legien (23), who looks for a teammate to pass to during the teams’ Western Hockey League game Sunday at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. The Royals downed the Blazers for a second straight game in Victoria, 6-3, after beating them with a late goal 4-3 on Saturday night. Don Descoteau/Victoria News

Victoria make it four straight to start WHL season

Royals sweep weekend home games against Kamloops, head to Kelowna on Wednesday

Kamloops Blazes captain Nick Chyzowski keeps a close watch on Victoria Royals winger Jared Legien (23), who looks for a teammate to pass to during the teams’ Western Hockey League game Sunday at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. The Royals downed the Blazers for a second straight game in Victoria, 6-3, after beating them with a late goal 4-3 on Saturday night. Don Descoteau/Victoria News
Victoria Royals forward Matthew Phillips (foreground) celebrates his third goal of the night with teammates during a 7-1 Western Hockey League victory over Vancouver on Friday at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. The Royals and Giants play again Saturday night in Langley. Don Descoteau/Victoria News

Victoria wins first battle against WHL Giants

Royals win 7-1, teams meet again Saturday night in Langley

Victoria Royals forward Matthew Phillips (foreground) celebrates his third goal of the night with teammates during a 7-1 Western Hockey League victory over Vancouver on Friday at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. The Royals and Giants play again Saturday night in Langley. Don Descoteau/Victoria News
Victoria Royals forward Jared Legien (left) tangles with the Giants’ Ty Ronning in the Vancouver zone during Friday’s Western Hockey League game at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. Don Descoteau/Victioria News

Royals off to a good start in Western Hockey League opener in Victoria

Power play goal, even-strength marker put Royals ahead 2-0 after one

Victoria Royals forward Jared Legien (left) tangles with the Giants’ Ty Ronning in the Vancouver zone during Friday’s Western Hockey League game at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. Don Descoteau/Victioria News