VIJHL

Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League has halted all games until further notice based on B.C. public health officer orders and information from B.C. Hockey. Pictured here, action between Nanaimo and Campbell River from last March. (News Bulletin file)

VIJHL hits pause on season due to COVID-19 orders

All games postponed beginning Nov. 21, says hockey league

 

Saanich junior hockey club launches orca logo in time for season opener

Saanich junior hockey club launches orca logo in time for season opener

VIJHL team relies on streaming for fans amid COVID-19 precautions

 

The Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League is set to begin its 50th consecutive season on Oct. 1 pending final approval from local health authorities and viaSport. File photo by Marissa Tiel – Campbell River Mirror

VIJHL season could start Oct. 1, says league president

League awaiting final approval from local health authorities and viaSport

 

The Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League (VIJHL) is working to finalize a start date for the upcoming Island Junior B hockey season. In this file photo, the Campbell River Storm celebrate their ninth win in a row during regular season Junior B action at the Rod Brind’Amour Arena in Campbell River, B.C. on Jan. 3, 2020. The Storm beat the Generals 1-0. File photo by Marissa Tiel – Campbell River Mirror

VIJHL finalizing cohort groups and schedules for upcoming season

Start date is still unknown, but should be announced in the coming weeks, says league

The Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League (VIJHL) is working to finalize a start date for the upcoming Island Junior B hockey season. In this file photo, the Campbell River Storm celebrate their ninth win in a row during regular season Junior B action at the Rod Brind’Amour Arena in Campbell River, B.C. on Jan. 3, 2020. The Storm beat the Generals 1-0. File photo by Marissa Tiel – Campbell River Mirror
Peninsula Panthers hope to ring in 2020 on a winning note

Peninsula Panthers hope to ring in 2020 on a winning note

After dropping final two games of 2019, second-place Panthers face leading Victoria Cougars Friday

Peninsula Panthers hope to ring in 2020 on a winning note
Saanich Braves defenceman Jacob King fires a shot from the point against the Peninsula Panthers. (Saanich Braves/Facebook)

Quick-start lands Saanich Braves first in Island league

Braves tickets, prizes available through Soap for Hope for Friday’s game

Saanich Braves defenceman Jacob King fires a shot from the point against the Peninsula Panthers. (Saanich Braves/Facebook)
Victoria Cougars graduate forward Kyle Wade is heading south this fall to play for the University of Arizona Wildcats hockey team. victoriacougars.com

Kyle Wade the latest Cougar to go the college hockey route

Homegrown product heading to Arizona this fall, joins former Cats goalie Anthony Ciurro

Victoria Cougars graduate forward Kyle Wade is heading south this fall to play for the University of Arizona Wildcats hockey team. victoriacougars.com
The Campbell River Storm are the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League Champions after beating the Saanich Braves in game seven 6-0. Captain Dylan McCann accepted the Brent Patterson Memorial Trophy on behalf of his team. Photo by Jocelyn Doll/Campbell River Mirror

Campbell River Storm headed to the Cyclone Taylor Cup

The Campbell River Storm are moving on to the Cyclone Taylor Cup…

The Campbell River Storm are the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League Champions after beating the Saanich Braves in game seven 6-0. Captain Dylan McCann accepted the Brent Patterson Memorial Trophy on behalf of his team. Photo by Jocelyn Doll/Campbell River Mirror
The Campbell River Storm lost game five against of the final series against the Saanich Braves last night. Photo by Jocelyn Doll/Campbell River Mirror

Saanich Braves take 3-2 lead in VIJHL final, one win from title

Braves win 5-4 in Campbell River, return to Saanich on Friday

The Campbell River Storm lost game five against of the final series against the Saanich Braves last night. Photo by Jocelyn Doll/Campbell River Mirror
The Westshore Wolves host the Victoria Cougars tonight at The Q Centre in Colwood in game 7 of their Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League South Division playoff series. Puck drops at 6 p.m. Don Descoteau/Victoria News

Junior hockey playoff showdown at The Q Centre tonight

Victoria and Westshore meet in game 7, winner to play Campbell River

The Westshore Wolves host the Victoria Cougars tonight at The Q Centre in Colwood in game 7 of their Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League South Division playoff series. Puck drops at 6 p.m. Don Descoteau/Victoria News
Victoria Cougars defenceman Shane Kime brings the puck out of his end, with Westshore Wolves forward Cameron Kinsman keeping pace. The teams play game 4 in their opening round playoff series today (3:30 p.m. in Esquimalt), with the Cougars holding a 2-1 series lead. Don Descoteau/Victoria News

Wolves take game 3 to cut Victoria lead in VIJHL series

Westshore erases 2-0 deficit in third to get back into South semifinal

Victoria Cougars defenceman Shane Kime brings the puck out of his end, with Westshore Wolves forward Cameron Kinsman keeping pace. The teams play game 4 in their opening round playoff series today (3:30 p.m. in Esquimalt), with the Cougars holding a 2-1 series lead. Don Descoteau/Victoria News
Westshore Wolves captain Brandon Tutte looks for a pass in front of Victoria Cougars goaltender Patrick Osterman in game 2 action in the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League South Division semifinal at Archie Browning Sports Centre. Don Descoteau/Victoria News

Cougars hold upper hand on Westshore in VIJHL South semifinal

Victoria leads series 2-0, games 3 and 4 go tonight and tomorrow

Westshore Wolves captain Brandon Tutte looks for a pass in front of Victoria Cougars goaltender Patrick Osterman in game 2 action in the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League South Division semifinal at Archie Browning Sports Centre. Don Descoteau/Victoria News
The Westshore Wolves and Victoria Cougars play game 2 in their best-of-seven opening round Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League playoff series tonight in Esquimalt. Game time in 7 p.m. Black Press files

OT win gives Cougars early lead in VIJHL playoffs series

Westshore led 2-0 after one, Victoria comeback completed with Berryman goal

The Westshore Wolves and Victoria Cougars play game 2 in their best-of-seven opening round Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League playoff series tonight in Esquimalt. Game time in 7 p.m. Black Press files
Victoria Cougars forward Foster Martin looks for a teammate to pass to in Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League action in Esquimalt. The third-place Cougars are playing the No. 2 Westshore Wolves in the South Division semifinals. Don Descoteau/Victoria News

VIJHL playoffs: Cougars look to pounce on Coutre and the Wolves

Hockey series a rematch from last season’s opening round

Victoria Cougars forward Foster Martin looks for a teammate to pass to in Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League action in Esquimalt. The third-place Cougars are playing the No. 2 Westshore Wolves in the South Division semifinals. Don Descoteau/Victoria News
Players from the Victoria Cougars and Nanaimo Bucanneers converge in the corner at Archie Browning Sports Centre during a Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League game Sunday in Esquimalt. The visitors came away with a 4-1 win.  Photo by Spencer Pickles/Black Press

Cougars clipped by Bucs, remain tied for first in South

Victoria junior B puck squad neck and neck with Saanich

Players from the Victoria Cougars and Nanaimo Bucanneers converge in the corner at Archie Browning Sports Centre during a Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League game Sunday in Esquimalt. The visitors came away with a 4-1 win.  Photo by Spencer Pickles/Black Press
The Victoria Cougars, seen here in action against the Saanich Braves, won two road games after losing to the Braves at home last week. Victoria beat Peninsula 5-2 on Tuesday, after downing Kerry Park 4-2 in Mill Bay last Saturday in Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League action.                                 Don Descoteau/Victoria News

Cougars win key divisional matchups in Island junior hockey league

Victoria gears up for home-and-home against Nanaimo to end week

The Victoria Cougars, seen here in action against the Saanich Braves, won two road games after losing to the Braves at home last week. Victoria beat Peninsula 5-2 on Tuesday, after downing Kerry Park 4-2 in Mill Bay last Saturday in Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League action.                                 Don Descoteau/Victoria News
Members of the Victoria Cougars and Comox Valley Glacier Kings have words at the Kings’ net in early season Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League action at Archie Browning Sports Centre. The teams meet there again this Thursday (Nov. 9) for a 7 p.m. game. Don Descoteau/Victoria News

Cougars quietly the best team in the VIJHL South

Esquimalt-based hockey club winners of four of last five games

Members of the Victoria Cougars and Comox Valley Glacier Kings have words at the Kings’ net in early season Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League action at Archie Browning Sports Centre. The teams meet there again this Thursday (Nov. 9) for a 7 p.m. game. Don Descoteau/Victoria News
The Victoria Cougars’ J.C. Ingram, left, and goalie Patrick Ostermann defend as Max Creighton of the Oceanside Generals attemps to redirect a shot from the boards during the teams’ Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League game at Howie Meeker Arena in Parksville on Sunday. The Cougars won 3-1 to improve to 6-5-0-0 on the season. J.R. Rardon/Black Press

Victoria Cougars get best effort in Parksville, face division leaders back-to-back this week

Island junior B squad, returned veteran Vanuden, look to make an impact against Wolves

The Victoria Cougars’ J.C. Ingram, left, and goalie Patrick Ostermann defend as Max Creighton of the Oceanside Generals attemps to redirect a shot from the boards during the teams’ Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League game at Howie Meeker Arena in Parksville on Sunday. The Cougars won 3-1 to improve to 6-5-0-0 on the season. J.R. Rardon/Black Press
A linesman attempts to keep Victoria’s Dylan Defosse away from Comox Valley’s Scott Arbuckle in a goalmouth scuffle in Thursday’s home opening Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League game at Archie Browning Sports Centre. The Cougars won 5-0. Don Descoteau/Victoria News

Cougars win hockey home opener in style in Esquimalt

Victoria heads to Courtenay for back end of home and home on Saturday

A linesman attempts to keep Victoria’s Dylan Defosse away from Comox Valley’s Scott Arbuckle in a goalmouth scuffle in Thursday’s home opening Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League game at Archie Browning Sports Centre. The Cougars won 5-0. Don Descoteau/Victoria News
Victoria Cougars’ Trevor Isaksson battles a prone Campbell River Storm defenceman Bret Kinley for the puck during Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League playoff final action last spring at the Archie Browning Sports Centre. The Cougars open their 2017-18 regular season at home in Esquimalt on Sept. 7 against the Comox Valley Glacier Kings.                                Dawn Gibson/Black Press

Victoria Cougars’ system tested this season with just five players back

Junior B hockey season gets underway in Esquimalt on Sept. 7

Victoria Cougars’ Trevor Isaksson battles a prone Campbell River Storm defenceman Bret Kinley for the puck during Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League playoff final action last spring at the Archie Browning Sports Centre. The Cougars open their 2017-18 regular season at home in Esquimalt on Sept. 7 against the Comox Valley Glacier Kings.                                Dawn Gibson/Black Press