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Danish forward Marcus Almquist, 17, was drafted to the Victoria Royals. (Victoria Royals/Twitter)

Victoria Royals draft dynamic Danish forward for tentative fall season

Marcus Almquist drafted to Victoria after international tournaments

 

Vancouver Giants play-by-play broadcaster Dan O’Connor (left) and former Surrey Eagles head coach Mark Holick (right) have started a new sports podcast, The Voice & The Coach. The pair are longtime friends and former colleagues with the Prince George Cougars. (Nick Greenizan photo)

New B.C.-based podcast a ‘creative outlet’ for longtime junior-hockey broadcaster, coach

South Surrey residents Dan O’Connor and Mark Holick team up for The Voice & the Coach

 

WHL teams will need fans in seats to operate next season, says commissioner

WHL teams will need fans in seats to operate next season, says commissioner

The WHL consists of 22 teams spread across Canada’s four western provinces

 

WHL hockey could start back up in early October if everything goes according to plan. (Black Press Media file photo)

WHL hockey could hit the ice by Oct. 2

Start date ‘contingent on receiving the necessary approvals from government and health authorities’

WHL hockey could start back up in early October if everything goes according to plan. (Black Press Media file photo)
After nine seasons with the Victoria Royals, the club has parted with general manager and president Cam Hope following the COVID-19 shortened Western Hockey League season. (Black Press Media file photo)

After nine seasons Royals move on from GM Hope

Victoria Royals thank outgoing general manager Cameron Hope

After nine seasons with the Victoria Royals, the club has parted with general manager and president Cam Hope following the COVID-19 shortened Western Hockey League season. (Black Press Media file photo)
Cameron Hope, president and general manager of the Victoria Royals, says WHL Bantam Draft selection Austin Zemlak has a bright future in the league. (Black Press Media file photo)

Royals pick up versatile defenceman during 2020 WHL Bantam Draft

Austin Zemlak was the Victoria Royals’ first pick and went ninth overall

Cameron Hope, president and general manager of the Victoria Royals, says WHL Bantam Draft selection Austin Zemlak has a bright future in the league. (Black Press Media file photo)
Andrew Rocha stopped 38 shots, but his performance was not enough as the Panthers conceded five goals, including an empty-netter, en route to losing Game 1 of their South Division final against the Victoria Cougars. (Gordon Lee/Submitted)

Peninsula Panthers drop opening game of playoff series against Victoria Cougars

Cougars outshot the Panthers 43 to 22 en route to winning 5-2

Andrew Rocha stopped 38 shots, but his performance was not enough as the Panthers conceded five goals, including an empty-netter, en route to losing Game 1 of their South Division final against the Victoria Cougars. (Gordon Lee/Submitted)
In this photo from 2019 the Kamloops Blazers scored in overtime during the second game of the first round of WHL playoff against the Victoria Royals tying up the series one to one. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria Royals tech night brings Super Smash Bros tournament and free beer

Tech night takes place on Feb. 8 as the Royals take on the Kamloops Blazers

In this photo from 2019 the Kamloops Blazers scored in overtime during the second game of the first round of WHL playoff against the Victoria Royals tying up the series one to one. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Victoria Royals start Draft Camp Thursday leading up to the annual intrasquad game Thursday, Aug. 29. (Black Press Media file photo)

Week-long Victoria Royals training camp starts Thursday

Rookie camp team names harken to older hockey clubs in the region

The Victoria Royals start Draft Camp Thursday leading up to the annual intrasquad game Thursday, Aug. 29. (Black Press Media file photo)
Thursday night’s loss to the Vancouver Giants ends the Victoria Royal’s season and their stint in the 2019 WHL playoffs. (Jon Howe photo)

Victoria Royals lose 6-1 to Giants, ending their season

Vancouver Giants sweep Round 2 of WHL playoffs

Thursday night’s loss to the Vancouver Giants ends the Victoria Royal’s season and their stint in the 2019 WHL playoffs. (Jon Howe photo)
Victoria Royals host Vancouver Tuesday in Round 2 of WHL playoffs

Victoria Royals host Vancouver Tuesday in Round 2 of WHL playoffs

Giants lead best-of-seven series 2-0 heading into games 3 and 4 at Save on Foods Memorial Centre

Victoria Royals host Vancouver Tuesday in Round 2 of WHL playoffs
The Victoria Royals beat the Kamloops Blazers in the first round of WHL playoff action and will be taking on the Vancouver Giants in Round 2. (Spencer Pickles/News Staff)

Victoria Royals blast past Blazers to take the series

Royals face off against Vancouver Giants next on April 5

The Victoria Royals beat the Kamloops Blazers in the first round of WHL playoff action and will be taking on the Vancouver Giants in Round 2. (Spencer Pickles/News Staff)
Victoria Royals player Kody McDonald, 20, (right) was handed an indefinite suspension following a match penalty during a playoffs game in Kamloops March 27. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria Royal handed indefinite suspension for striking Kamloops trainer and player

Kody McDonald off the ice indefinitely following match penalty during March 27 game

Victoria Royals player Kody McDonald, 20, (right) was handed an indefinite suspension following a match penalty during a playoffs game in Kamloops March 27. (Black Press Media file photo)
Gayle Ireland (left), Rob Wille and Holly Comeau were recognized as stars of the community at the March 15 Victoria Royals game as part of the Fountain Tire 3 Stars Program. (Photo courtesy of Victoria Royals)

Three local ‘stars’ recognized at Royals game

Honoring their volunteerism, humanitarianism and generosity

Gayle Ireland (left), Rob Wille and Holly Comeau were recognized as stars of the community at the March 15 Victoria Royals game as part of the Fountain Tire 3 Stars Program. (Photo courtesy of Victoria Royals)
The Kamloops Blazers beat the Victoria Royals in Game 2 of the first series of the WHL playoffs on March 23 at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Arena. (Spencer Pickles/News Staff)

Victoria Royals look ahead to Game 3 in playoff series

Best of seven series tied 1-1 after weekend play

The Kamloops Blazers beat the Victoria Royals in Game 2 of the first series of the WHL playoffs on March 23 at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Arena. (Spencer Pickles/News Staff)
Victoria Royals open their playoff series with the Kamloops Blazers Friday night. (Jay Wallace photo)

Playoff hockey is where memories are made for Canadians

Royals GM, players, fans and broadcasters share top playoff memories

Victoria Royals open their playoff series with the Kamloops Blazers Friday night. (Jay Wallace photo)
Kamloops Blazers captain Nick Chyzowski, left, is checked by Victoria Royals forward Dino Kambeitz during past Western Hockey League action at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. The best-of-seven playoff series between the Royals and Blazers opens Friday night. (Don Denton/Black Press Media)

Royals face Blazers to kickoff WHL playoffs

Series opens Friday, March 22 at Victoria’s Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre

Kamloops Blazers captain Nick Chyzowski, left, is checked by Victoria Royals forward Dino Kambeitz during past Western Hockey League action at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. The best-of-seven playoff series between the Royals and Blazers opens Friday night. (Don Denton/Black Press Media)
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
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