VIJHL

Forward Ethan Warnes carries the puck during Friday’s 5-4 overtime loss against the Victoria Cougars. (Courtesy Christian J. Stewart Photography

Peninsula Panthers’ winning streak snapped at eight games

Panthers first lose in overtime to Victoria Cougars, then in shootout against Westshore Wolves

 

Sporting the Campbell River Storm’s new third jersey that commemorates National Day for Truth and Reconciliation Day are two Storm players of First Nations heritage, Wyatt Dumont (left) and Brady Estabrook. The duo and their teammates will be wearing the jerseys on Friday, Sept. 30 National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror

Campbell River Storm debut orange jerseys for National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

First Nation ownership of the team acknowledges importance of the day

 

The Peninsula Panthers won the VIJHL title in front of a packed house at North Saanich’s Panorama Recreation Centre in April. <ins>The team is looking to defend the title starting Friday with a game against the Westshore Wolves.</ins> (Christian J. Stewart Photography/Submitted)

Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League’s Peninsula Panther poised to defend title

Team enters new season without leading scorer, but has more balance in the roster

 

Oceanside Generals head coach Dan Lemmon. (Submitted photo).

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Oceanside Generals head coach Dan Lemmon. (Submitted photo).
(From left) Peninsula Panthers linemates Riley and Payton Braun and Logan Speirs await their next shift during the Cyclone Taylor Cup provincial junior B hockey championships tournament in Delta. The Panthers wound up fourth overall. (Peninsula Panthers/Twitter)

Peninsula Panthers fourth at Cyclone Taylor Cup, suffer three narrow losses

Island junior B champions’ owner/GM praises his players’ attitudes

(From left) Peninsula Panthers linemates Riley and Payton Braun and Logan Speirs await their next shift during the Cyclone Taylor Cup provincial junior B hockey championships tournament in Delta. The Panthers wound up fourth overall. (Peninsula Panthers/Twitter)
Panther Kyle Brown lifts the Brent Patterson Memorial Trophy after the Peninsula Panthers came from behind to win Game 6 against the Oceanside Generals 4-3 in overtime Friday night. (Courtesy Christian J. Stewart Photography)

Peninsula Panthers claim VIJHL crown with overtime victory

Victory comes almost four months after death of teammate Grant Gilbertson

Panther Kyle Brown lifts the Brent Patterson Memorial Trophy after the Peninsula Panthers came from behind to win Game 6 against the Oceanside Generals 4-3 in overtime Friday night. (Courtesy Christian J. Stewart Photography)
Panther Ryan Grambart (24) and General Brett Arnet along with rest of the respective teams will face off again Friday night at North Saanich’s Panorama Recreation Centre for Game 6 of the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League finals after the Generals blitzed the Panthers 7-4 Wednesday. (Courtesy Christian J. Stewart Photography)

Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League finals return to North Saanich for Game 6

Oceanside Generals beat Peninsula Panthers 7-4 in Game 5

Panther Ryan Grambart (24) and General Brett Arnet along with rest of the respective teams will face off again Friday night at North Saanich’s Panorama Recreation Centre for Game 6 of the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League finals after the Generals blitzed the Panthers 7-4 Wednesday. (Courtesy Christian J. Stewart Photography)
Logan Speirs, here seen Friday, scored two goals Sunday as the Peninsula Panthers beat the Oceanside Generals 2-1 to win Game 3 of the VIJHL finals. They could sweep the Generals and win the league Monday night. (Courtesy Christian J. Stewart Photography)

Peninsula Panthers on verge of winning VIJHL final

Panthers could sweep Generals with home ice advantage in Game 4 at Panorama Recreation Centre

Logan Speirs, here seen Friday, scored two goals Sunday as the Peninsula Panthers beat the Oceanside Generals 2-1 to win Game 3 of the VIJHL finals. They could sweep the Generals and win the league Monday night. (Courtesy Christian J. Stewart Photography)
Captain Riley Braun scored twice and added three assists as the Peninsula Panthers beat the Oceanside Generals 6-1 Friday night at North Saanich Panorama Recreation Centre to take a two-game lead in the finals of the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League (VIJHL). (Christian J. Stewart Photography/Submitted)

Peninsula Panthers deep-six Oceanside Generals to lead VIJHL finals by two games

The Peninsula Panthers play Game 3 Sunday in Parksville and host Game 4 Monday in North Saanich

Captain Riley Braun scored twice and added three assists as the Peninsula Panthers beat the Oceanside Generals 6-1 Friday night at North Saanich Panorama Recreation Centre to take a two-game lead in the finals of the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League (VIJHL). (Christian J. Stewart Photography/Submitted)
Parksville Mayor Ed Mayne and Qualicum Beach Mayor Brian Wiese drop ceremonial pucks to before game 1 of the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League final between Oceanside Generals and Peninsula Panthers on Wednesday at Oceanside Place. The Panthers won 2-1 and host game 2 on Friday (March 25). (Michael Briones/Black Press Media)

Peninsula Panthers grab early VIJHL final lead with 2-1 win in Parksville

Riley Braun scores winner late against Oceanside; Panthers host game 2 Friday

Parksville Mayor Ed Mayne and Qualicum Beach Mayor Brian Wiese drop ceremonial pucks to before game 1 of the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League final between Oceanside Generals and Peninsula Panthers on Wednesday at Oceanside Place. The Panthers won 2-1 and host game 2 on Friday (March 25). (Michael Briones/Black Press Media)
Peninsula Panthers’ forward Kyle Brown celebrates after scoring Friday against the Kerry Park Islanders. While the Islanders won that game 5-4 in double-overtime, Brown also scored twice the following night, including the overtime winner that pushed the Panthers into the finals of the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League (VIJHL). (Christian J. Stewart Photography/Submitted)

Peninsula Panthers to face off against Oceanside Generals in VIJHL finals

The Panthers advance to finals after dispatching the Kerry Park Islanders

Peninsula Panthers’ forward Kyle Brown celebrates after scoring Friday against the Kerry Park Islanders. While the Islanders won that game 5-4 in double-overtime, Brown also scored twice the following night, including the overtime winner that pushed the Panthers into the finals of the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League (VIJHL). (Christian J. Stewart Photography/Submitted)
Peninsula Panther Owen Cox weaves his way across the ice during last Friday’s game against the Kerry Park Islanders at North Saanich’s Panorama Recreation Centre. Cox scored the winning goal less than five minutes into the third period, breaking a 2-2 tie. The victory gave the Panthers a 2-1 lead in the series. Cox then scored his second goal of the playoffs some 24 hours later to break another 2-2 tie in favour of the Panthers, who now lead their series three games to one with a chance to win VIJHL’s South Division Friday night. (Courtesy of Christian J. Stewart Photography)

VIJHL finals within reach for Peninsula Panthers after weekend victories

First two playoffs goals from Owen Cox turn out to be game-winners against Kerry Park Islanders

Peninsula Panther Owen Cox weaves his way across the ice during last Friday’s game against the Kerry Park Islanders at North Saanich’s Panorama Recreation Centre. Cox scored the winning goal less than five minutes into the third period, breaking a 2-2 tie. The victory gave the Panthers a 2-1 lead in the series. Cox then scored his second goal of the playoffs some 24 hours later to break another 2-2 tie in favour of the Panthers, who now lead their series three games to one with a chance to win VIJHL’s South Division Friday night. (Courtesy of Christian J. Stewart Photography)
Peninsula Panthers’ Logan Speirs (21) and Payton Braun (11) find themselves in a squeeze Monday against the Kerry Park Islanders at Panorama Recreation Centre. The visitors tied the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League South Division final with a 3-2 game 2 win. The series resumes Friday in North Saanich. (Photo by Christian J. Stewart Photography)

Panthers look to regain lead in VIJHL South Division final in North Saanich

Peninsula drops a narrow 3-2 decision to Kerry Park after lopsided win in opener

Peninsula Panthers’ Logan Speirs (21) and Payton Braun (11) find themselves in a squeeze Monday against the Kerry Park Islanders at Panorama Recreation Centre. The visitors tied the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League South Division final with a 3-2 game 2 win. The series resumes Friday in North Saanich. (Photo by Christian J. Stewart Photography)
The Peninsula Panthers, here celebrating a double overtime 3-2 win on home ice in Game 5 at Panorama Recreation Centre, clinched the series win over Westshore Wolves on Wednesday with a 4-2 victory in Colwood. (Christian J. Stewart Photography/submitted)

Peninsula Panthers scratch way into next round of playoffs, beat Westshore 4-2

Riley Braun powers attack with 4 points in Wednesday VIJHL playoff clincher in Colwood

The Peninsula Panthers, here celebrating a double overtime 3-2 win on home ice in Game 5 at Panorama Recreation Centre, clinched the series win over Westshore Wolves on Wednesday with a 4-2 victory in Colwood. (Christian J. Stewart Photography/submitted)
Forward Kyle Brown looks to play the puck during Tuesday’s 5-1 victory over the Westshore Wolves as the Panthers claim the team’s first of two playoff victories in the opening round of VIJHL playoffs. The Panthers lead the series 2-0 with Game 3 Friday at North Saanich’s Panorama Recreation Centre. (Photo courtesy of Christian J. Stewart Photography)

Peninsula Panthers round up Wolves in first two games of VIJHL playoff series

VIJHL team looks to grab three-game lead Friday night at North Saanich’s Panorama Recreation Centre

Forward Kyle Brown looks to play the puck during Tuesday’s 5-1 victory over the Westshore Wolves as the Panthers claim the team’s first of two playoff victories in the opening round of VIJHL playoffs. The Panthers lead the series 2-0 with Game 3 Friday at North Saanich’s Panorama Recreation Centre. (Photo courtesy of Christian J. Stewart Photography)
Peninsula Panthers captain and winger Riley Braun and centre Logan Speirs finished one-two in Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League scoring while winger Payton Braun finished fifth. (Courtesy Christian J. Stewart Photography)

VIJHL’s top scorers celebrate success on and off the ice

Peninsula Panthers captain Riley Braun, brother Payton and Logan Speirs among elite of VIJHL

Peninsula Panthers captain and winger Riley Braun and centre Logan Speirs finished one-two in Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League scoring while winger Payton Braun finished fifth. (Courtesy Christian J. Stewart Photography)
Peninsula Panthers Captain Riley Braun (left) used Friday's 5-3 victory over the Kerry Park Islanders to set a new league record for a single season. He first tied, then broke the previous record of 118 points a season to finish on top of Vancouver Jsland Junior Hockey League scoring with 120 points. (Christian J. Stewart Photography/Submitted)

Peninsula Panther captain Riley Braun sets new league scoring record

Riley sets new record with 120 points in regular season play

Peninsula Panthers Captain Riley Braun (left) used Friday's 5-3 victory over the Kerry Park Islanders to set a new league record for a single season. He first tied, then broke the previous record of 118 points a season to finish on top of Vancouver Jsland Junior Hockey League scoring with 120 points. (Christian J. Stewart Photography/Submitted)
Peninsula Panthers team captain Riley Braun, in action during Friday’s 6-0 home victory over the Westshore Wolves, broke the modern-era VIJHL career scoring record with his four-point effort that night. He is closing in on the single-season record of 118 points, held by current Victoria Cougars head coach Brody Coulter. (Photo by Christian J. Stewart Photography)

Panthers seal home-ice advantage with victory over Westshore Wolves

Team success comes as captain Riley Braun breaks career scoring record

Peninsula Panthers team captain Riley Braun, in action during Friday’s 6-0 home victory over the Westshore Wolves, broke the modern-era VIJHL career scoring record with his four-point effort that night. He is closing in on the single-season record of 118 points, held by current Victoria Cougars head coach Brody Coulter. (Photo by Christian J. Stewart Photography)
Panthers forward Logan Speirs weaves his way through defenders during Friday’s 4-3 loss against the Victoria Cougars. The Panthers will face the Westshore Wolves in the opening round of the playoffs and Friday’s upcoming home game will see the Panthers host the Wolves. (Photo by Christian J Stewart Photography)

Peninsula Panthers look to grab home-ice advantage against Westshore Wolves

North Saanich’s Panorama Recreation Centre Friday will see Panthers host third-placed Wolves

Panthers forward Logan Speirs weaves his way through defenders during Friday’s 4-3 loss against the Victoria Cougars. The Panthers will face the Westshore Wolves in the opening round of the playoffs and Friday’s upcoming home game will see the Panthers host the Wolves. (Photo by Christian J Stewart Photography)
Peninsula Panthers’ forward Lyon Sterling battles for the puck in Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League (VIJHL) action at North Saanich’s Panorama Recreation Centre where the Panthers lost against the Westshore Wolves 3-1. (Christian Stewart Photography/Submitted)

Westshore Wolves leave Peninsula Panthers howling after loss

The VIJHL suffers narrow loss in home game with high intensity against likely playoff opponent

Peninsula Panthers’ forward Lyon Sterling battles for the puck in Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League (VIJHL) action at North Saanich’s Panorama Recreation Centre where the Panthers lost against the Westshore Wolves 3-1. (Christian Stewart Photography/Submitted)