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The Victoria Royals are set to face off against the Rockets in Kelowna this weekend as they resume the Western Hockey League season. The Royals paused all hockey operations Jan. 7 due to players and staff entering COVID protocols. (Photo by Paige Bednorz/Kelowna Rockets)

Victoria Royals to resume WHL play on the road this weekend

Team paused its season on Jan. 7 due to players and staff entering COVID protocols

 

The Victoria Royals have signed 15-year-old goalie prospect Jayden Kraus. (Photo courtesy of Victoria Royals)

Victoria Royals sign young netminder out of Saskatchewan

Royals picked 15-year-old Jayden Kraus 46th overall in 2021 WHL Prospects Draft

 

Evan Patrician (12) and the Victoria Royals, in action in November against the Vancouver Giants, are on pause for the Western Hockey League season. The Royals announced Friday (Jan. 7) their upcoming games against Spokane Jan. 11 and 12 are cancelled due to players and staff being added to the WHL’s COVID protocols list. (Gary Ahuja, Langley Events Centre/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Victoria Royals pause WHL activities season due to COVID protocols

Team said multiple players, staff are displaying symptoms or have tested positive for COVID-19

 

Evan Patrician scores the Royals’ fifth goal of the night. (Christopher Kelsall photo)
Evan Patrician scores the Royals’ fifth goal of the night. (Christopher Kelsall photo)
Victoria Royals’ Evan Patrician taking an offensive zone faceoff. (Photo by Christopher Kelsall)

Victoria Royals drop the Vancouver Giants 5-2 in inaugural Lighthouse Island Bowl

Royals on a tear playing with a full complement in the lineup for the first time this season

  • Dec 13, 2021
Victoria Royals’ Evan Patrician taking an offensive zone faceoff. (Photo by Christopher Kelsall)
Alberni Valley Bulldogs defenceman Emanuelson Charbonneau and Victoria Grizzlies forward Ollie Josephson chase the puck during a Nov. 26 matchup at The Q Centre. Josephson, who was called up to play five games with the Grizzlies so far this season, has been drafted fifth overall in the WHL Prospects Draft by the Red Deer Rebels. (Victoria Grizzlies/Twitter)

‘I was in shock’: Greater Victoria teen a first-round pick in WHL Prospects Draft

Ollie Josephson, 15, was chosen fifth overall by the Red Deer Rebels

Alberni Valley Bulldogs defenceman Emanuelson Charbonneau and Victoria Grizzlies forward Ollie Josephson chase the puck during a Nov. 26 matchup at The Q Centre. Josephson, who was called up to play five games with the Grizzlies so far this season, has been drafted fifth overall in the WHL Prospects Draft by the Red Deer Rebels. (Victoria Grizzlies/Twitter)
Gannon Laroque scored the game-winning goal for the Royals when Victoria took on the Vancouver Giants on Dec. 10. (Photo courtesy of Victoria Royals)

Victoria Royals take 4-3 win against Vancouver

Royals’ top scorers delivered on Friday night

Gannon Laroque scored the game-winning goal for the Royals when Victoria took on the Vancouver Giants on Dec. 10. (Photo courtesy of Victoria Royals)
The visiting Victoria Royals snapped a 12-game losing streak on Nov. 20 with a 3-2 win over Vancouver Giants at Langley Events Centre. This Friday the Royals host a U.S. team – Everett – for the first time since the pandemic first impacted Western Hockey League play. (Photo by Gary Ahuja/Langley Events Centre)

First U.S.-based team in 20 months to play Royals in Victoria

Struggling Royals host front-running Everett Silvertips on Friday night, Nov. 25

The visiting Victoria Royals snapped a 12-game losing streak on Nov. 20 with a 3-2 win over Vancouver Giants at Langley Events Centre. This Friday the Royals host a U.S. team – Everett – for the first time since the pandemic first impacted Western Hockey League play. (Photo by Gary Ahuja/Langley Events Centre)
Oct. 13, 2021 - Victoria Royals #34 Igor Zborovskiy dumps Kamloops Blazers #7 Kaden Hammel as they fight for the puck along the boards during first period action at the Save-On-Foods memorial Centre. Don Denton photo

Victoria Royals’ Friday game in Kamloops postponed

Highway closures resulting from Monday’s storm cause game to be rescheduled for February

Oct. 13, 2021 - Victoria Royals #34 Igor Zborovskiy dumps Kamloops Blazers #7 Kaden Hammel as they fight for the puck along the boards during first period action at the Save-On-Foods memorial Centre. Don Denton photo
Victoria Royals left-winger Bailey Peach during a game Oct. 29. (Courtesy Victoria Royals)

Victoria Royals games postponed after opposing players contract COVID-19

Two positive cases on Spokane Chiefs roster delaying Nov. 12, 13 games

Victoria Royals left-winger Bailey Peach during a game Oct. 29. (Courtesy Victoria Royals)
Victoria Royals left-winger Bailey Peach during a game against the Kamloops Blazers on Oct. 29. (Photo courtesy of the Victoria Royals)

Victoria Royals blanked by Kamloops Blazers 6-0

Langford’s Dylan Garand expected to start for Team Canada during World Junior Championships

  • Nov 8, 2021
Victoria Royals left-winger Bailey Peach during a game against the Kamloops Blazers on Oct. 29. (Photo courtesy of the Victoria Royals)
Victoria Royals’ Anthony Wilson, #21, breaking on Prince George Cougar goaltender Taylor Gauthier during the second period. (Christopher Kelsall photo)

Injured Victoria Royals limp to 4-1 loss against Prince George Cougars

10 regulars out of the lineup Saturday night

  • Oct 25, 2021
Victoria Royals’ Anthony Wilson, #21, breaking on Prince George Cougar goaltender Taylor Gauthier during the second period. (Christopher Kelsall photo)
The Victoria Royals have aquired goaltender Campbell Arnold from the Spokane Chiefs in exchange for a third-round pick in the 2023 draft. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria Royals acquire goalie from Spokane Chiefs

Campbell Arnold was picked up by the Royals in exchange for a third-round pick in 2023

The Victoria Royals have aquired goaltender Campbell Arnold from the Spokane Chiefs in exchange for a third-round pick in the 2023 draft. (Black Press Media file photo)
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 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)
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
Victoria Royals player Trentyn Crane forechecking deep in the Kamloops Blazers’ zone. (Christopher Kelsall photo)
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

Brayden Schuurman lines up for the face-off during a preseason game against the Kelowna Rockets on Sept. 17. (Paige Bednorz/Kelowna Rockets)
Fans are invited to check out the Victoria Shamrocks’ new office in The Q Centre this Sunday. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria Shamrocks host open house, shoot around this Sunday

Visitors will be able to chat with players, see the team’s new digs

Fans are invited to check out the Victoria Shamrocks’ new office in The Q Centre this Sunday. (Black Press Media file photo)
The WHL is the second CHL league to mandate vaccines (FILE/WHL)

WHL announces vaccine mandate for players and staff this 2021/22 season

All WHL players and personnel are required to be vaccinated for the upcoming season

The WHL is the second CHL league to mandate vaccines (FILE/WHL)
Colorado has had its eye on Vancouver Giants netminder Trent Miner for some time, signing him in 2019 and putting him on the ice with the AHL Colorado Eagles for six games earlier this season. (Allen Douglas/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley-based Giants goalie Trent Miner signed to NHL team

Manitoba native, recently lauded for humanitarian efforts, key in Vancouver net last three seasons

Colorado has had its eye on Vancouver Giants netminder Trent Miner for some time, signing him in 2019 and putting him on the ice with the AHL Colorado Eagles for six games earlier this season. (Allen Douglas/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Vancouver Giants played against the Kelowna Rockets on Sunday, shortly before several members of the Kelowna team tested positive. (Allen Douglas/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Vancouver Giants played against the Kelowna Rockets on Sunday, shortly before several members of the Kelowna team tested positive. (Allen Douglas/Special to Langley Advance Times)