Victoria Royals

Victoria Royals goalie #35 Sebastian Wraneschitz redirects the puck as teammate #3 Justin Kipke battles with Kamloops Blazers #29 Nick McCarry during the first period at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. (Don Denton/Black Press Media)

Kamloops Blazers roll over Victoria Royals 8-3

Royals had best start of the season but couldn’t execute on the powerplay

  • Oct 14, 2021

 

Victoria Royals player Trentyn Crane forechecking deep in the Kamloops Blazers’ zone. (Christopher Kelsall photo)

Victoria Royals goaltender Tyler Palmer remains strong between the pipes

Kamloops Blazers outshoot Royals in 3-2 Tuesday win

  • Oct 13, 2021

 

Brayden Schuurman lines up for the face-off during a preseason game against the Kelowna Rockets on Sept. 17. (Paige Bednorz/Kelowna Rockets)

Victoria Royals’ Schuurman earns WHL player of the week after lamp-lighting weekend series

The centreman had 5 goals and an assist during a two-game set against Kelowna

 

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The Kelowna Rockets drop the Victoria Royals to gain split in weekend series

The Royals won Friday 6-3, while the Rockets took Saturday’s game 6-4

  • Oct 10, 2021
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Royals defenceman Devin Aubin and Rilen Kovacevic dust it up after a flurry of second-period goals by the Royals. One of two fights in the game. (Christopher Kelsall/Special to Victoria News)

Victoria Royals bounce back with 6-3 win over the Kelowna Rockets

Brayden Schuurman’s first-ever hat-trick led the way

Royals defenceman Devin Aubin and Rilen Kovacevic dust it up after a flurry of second-period goals by the Royals. One of two fights in the game. (Christopher Kelsall/Special to Victoria News)
The Victoria Royals open their regular season on Saturday (Oct. 2) against the Vancouver Giants and for the first time in over 18 months, fans will be in the stands to cheer them on. (Kevin Light/Courtesy Victoria Royals)

Victoria Royals welcome back fans at Saturday season opener

Puck drop is at 7:05 p.m. against the Vancouver Giants

The Victoria Royals open their regular season on Saturday (Oct. 2) against the Vancouver Giants and for the first time in over 18 months, fans will be in the stands to cheer them on. (Kevin Light/Courtesy Victoria Royals)
The Victoria Royals begin their WHL exhibition schedule this weekend in Kelowna, and host the Prince George Cougars on Sept. 25 at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. (Kevin Light/Courtesy Victoria Royals)

Victoria Royals final roster to be released any day now

Western Hockey League team saw 43 players vie for spots during main camp

The Victoria Royals begin their WHL exhibition schedule this weekend in Kelowna, and host the Prince George Cougars on Sept. 25 at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. (Kevin Light/Courtesy Victoria Royals)
Goaltender Tyler Palmer in action for the Spruce Grove Saints of the Alberta Junior Hockey League. Palmer signed a standard player agreement with the Victoria Royals this week. (Courtesy of the Spruce Grove Saints)

Victoria Royals add to their goaltending ranks, signing Alberta netminder

Tyler Palmer comes to WHL club from the Alberta junior A league’s Spruce Grove Saints

Goaltender Tyler Palmer in action for the Spruce Grove Saints of the Alberta Junior Hockey League. Palmer signed a standard player agreement with the Victoria Royals this week. (Courtesy of the Spruce Grove Saints)
Victoria Royals defenceman Gannon Laroque was selected by the San Jose Sharks in the fourth round of the NHL entry draft on July 24. (Photo courtesy of Victoria Royals/ Twitter)

Victoria Royals defenceman drafted by San Jose Sharks

Gannon Laroque was selected in the fourth round of the NHL’s entry draft

Victoria Royals defenceman Gannon Laroque was selected by the San Jose Sharks in the fourth round of the NHL entry draft on July 24. (Photo courtesy of Victoria Royals/ Twitter)
The Victoria Royals will return to the Save-on-Foods Memorial Arena for the first time since the 2019-20 campaign when they open next season against the Vancouver Giants on Oct. 2. (Black Press Media file photo)

Fans expected in the Save-On stands for Victoria Royals’ Oct. 2 home opener

It’ll be the first Western Hockey League action at the arena since March 2020

The Victoria Royals will return to the Save-on-Foods Memorial Arena for the first time since the 2019-20 campaign when they open next season against the Vancouver Giants on Oct. 2. (Black Press Media file photo)
Defenceman Damon Agyeman guards his side of the rink while playing for the Medicine Hat Tigers. (Courtesy of RJF Productions)

UPDATE: Off-season WHL deals continue for retooling Victoria Royals

Defenceman Damon Agyeman acquired from Medicine Hat, Bentham era ends with hometown Royals

Defenceman Damon Agyeman guards his side of the rink while playing for the Medicine Hat Tigers. (Courtesy of RJF Productions)
Former Victoria Royals captain Matthew Phillips (11) in action in a 2018 Western Hockey League against the Tri City Americans in Kennewick, Wash. Phillips played his first regular season NHL game on May 19 against Vancouver. (Black Press Media file photo)

Former Victoria Royals captain gets rookie treatment in NHL debut

The Calgary Flames’ Matthew Phillips was a scoring star during his time with the Royals

Former Victoria Royals captain Matthew Phillips (11) in action in a 2018 Western Hockey League against the Tri City Americans in Kennewick, Wash. Phillips played his first regular season NHL game on May 19 against Vancouver. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Victoria Royals have named Tarun Fizer the eighth captain in team history. (Black Press Media file photo)

Career-Royal Tarun Fizer crowned as team’s new captain ahead of season start-up

He’ll be the eighth Victoria Royals player in team history to wear the “C”

The Victoria Royals have named Tarun Fizer the eighth captain in team history. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Victoria Royals will open their 24-game season against the Kelowna Rockets in the WHL’s B.C. division bubble. (Photo: Marissa Baecker/Kelowna Rockets Images)

Victoria Royals release season schedule ahead of March 26 puck drop in B.C. bubble

The densely-packed schedule will see the Royals play 24 games in just 48 days while in the bubble

The Victoria Royals will open their 24-game season against the Kelowna Rockets in the WHL’s B.C. division bubble. (Photo: Marissa Baecker/Kelowna Rockets Images)
The WHL’s Victoria Royals will compete in a 24-game season starting March 26, <strong></strong>based out of a Kamloops and Kelowna B.C. division bubble (Kevin Light/Courtesy Victoria Royals)

‘Important to cherish every moment’: Victoria Royals not taking bubble season for granted

The Victoria WHL team’s coach and GM calls the season a ‘privilege,’ expects fierce rivalries

The WHL’s Victoria Royals will compete in a 24-game season starting March 26, <strong></strong>based out of a Kamloops and Kelowna B.C. division bubble (Kevin Light/Courtesy Victoria Royals)
Victoria Royals dress for Pink in the Rink as they play the Kelowna Rockets 4–3 in a shootout on Feb. 22, 2020. (James Mackenzie/News Staff)

Victoria Royals netminder Adam Evanoff joins AHL’s Heat on amateur tryout

Evanoff has split his 101 WHL games between Victoria and Moose Jaw

Victoria Royals dress for Pink in the Rink as they play the Kelowna Rockets 4–3 in a shootout on Feb. 22, 2020. (James Mackenzie/News Staff)
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Everett’s Matt Fonteyne controls the puck with Victoria’s Matthew Phillips giving chase at Angels of The Winds Arena Sunday night on January 7, 2018. championship. Silvertips won 9-4. (Kevin Clark / The Daily Herald)

With Royals hockey on hold, here’s a peek at some former Victoria stars

The 2020-21 Western Hockey League season still sits in COVID-19 limbo

Everett’s Matt Fonteyne controls the puck with Victoria’s Matthew Phillips giving chase at Angels of The Winds Arena Sunday night on January 7, 2018. championship. Silvertips won 9-4. (Kevin Clark / The Daily Herald)
Victoria Royals winger Keanu Derungs will suit up for team Switzerland at the 2021 IIHF World Junior Championships in Edmonton this holiday season. (Kevin Light/Courtesy Victoria Royals)

Victoria Royals winger wearing the red and white of Switzerland at world juniors

Keanu Derungs looks to help his country medal for just the second time in seasonal hockey favourite

Victoria Royals winger Keanu Derungs will suit up for team Switzerland at the 2021 IIHF World Junior Championships in Edmonton this holiday season. (Kevin Light/Courtesy Victoria Royals)
Former Victoria Royals team member Grant Armstrong is the first Royals alumni to celebrate a Stanley Cup win. (Facebook/Victoria Royals)

Former Victoria Royals manager celebrates Stanley Cup win

Grant Armstrong is now an amateur scout with Tampa Bay Lightning

Former Victoria Royals team member Grant Armstrong is the first Royals alumni to celebrate a Stanley Cup win. (Facebook/Victoria Royals)