VIJHL

The Port Alberni Bombers of the VIJHL have hired Gaelan Patterson as their inaugural head coach and general manager. He will join the team in August 2021. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

VIJHL: Expansion Port Alberni Bombers hire coach and GM

Saskatchewan coach excited to join city’s new Jr. B hockey team

 

Port Alberni’s BCHL ownership team is bringing a Junior B hockey team to the city for 2021-22. (SCREENSHOT)

Port Alberni joins Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League

Expansion Port Alberni Bombers cleared for takeoff in 2021

 

Matt Ellison was a star with the Kerry Park Islanders before embarking on a pro career that included stops in the NHL and KHL. (Submitted)

Ex-NHLers to highlight Island Junior B hockey alumni games

Matt Ellison and Kyle Greentree commit to suit up in August for Kerry Park-Peninsula matches

Matt Ellison was a star with the Kerry Park Islanders before embarking on a pro career that included stops in the NHL and KHL. (Submitted)
Peninsula Panthers and Kerry Park Islanders players battle during a Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League game in November 2020. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

VIJHL pulls plug on 2020-21 season

‘It seemed that this is the time to make this decision’

Peninsula Panthers and Kerry Park Islanders players battle during a Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League game in November 2020. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Kerry Park forward Dawson Elzinga slides the puck past a Westshore defender during a VIJHL game last October. (Black Press Media photo)

Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League remains hopeful about 2020-21 season

Annual awards are cancelled, but league wants to resume season if possible

Kerry Park forward Dawson Elzinga slides the puck past a Westshore defender during a VIJHL game last October. (Black Press Media photo)
The Westshore Wolves, along with eight other Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League teams, have been off the ice since last November due to pandemic-related restrictions. The league is awaiting the next round of public health orders, due this week, to plan its next moves. (Black Press Media file photo)

Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League awaits next public health order

Junior B league on pause since November due to COVID restrictions

  • Feb 1, 2021
The Westshore Wolves, along with eight other Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League teams, have been off the ice since last November due to pandemic-related restrictions. The league is awaiting the next round of public health orders, due this week, to plan its next moves. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Kerry Park Islanders and Peninsula Panthers battle during a Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League game in November 2020. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League hasn’t given up on season

Games can’t resume until at least February, but league brass still hopeful

The Kerry Park Islanders and Peninsula Panthers battle during a Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League game in November 2020. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League has eyed Jan. 15 as a return date to action, pending provincial announcements. (Gordon Lee/Submitted)
Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League has eyed Jan. 15 as a return date to action, pending provincial announcements. (Gordon Lee/Submitted)
VIJHL in action. (file photo)

VIJHL suspends season until Jan. 10

Provincial health order preventing 19- and 20-year-olds from skating

VIJHL in action. (file photo)
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

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)
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

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