Victoria Royals

The Victoria Royals took forwards Rui Han and Zach Spagnuolo in the U.S. priority draft. (Courtesy of Victoria Royals)

Victoria Royals take forwards from California, Texas in U.S. draft

Royals will have the third-overall pick in Thursday’s main draft

 

Victoria Royals players Gannon Laroque, left, Bailey Peach and Tarun Fizer received divisional honours for their Western Hockey League play this past season. (Photo courtesy of Victoria Royals)

Victoria Royals miss WHL playoffs, but set to pick third in annual prospect draft

Post-season B.C. Division honours given to Bailey Peach, Gannon Laroque, Tarun Fizer

 

The Victoria Royals dropped its final game of the 2021/2022 season 4-2 to the Spokane Chiefs on April 16. (Photo courtesy of the Victoria Royals)

Victoria Royals miss playoffs after dropping must-win final game

Spokane beat the local club 4-2 on April 16 to end the Royals’ up-and-down season

 

The Victoria Royals (in blue) suffered a heartbreaking 4-3 loss Friday, giving up the winning goal in the dying seconds of a back-and-forth game against the Blazers in Kamloops. The Royals can still make the playoffs by winning both games this weekend at home against Spokane. (Photo courtesy of the Victoria Royals)

Victoria Royals play do-or-die home games against Spokane this weekend

Playoff hopes on the line as Royals look to overtake Chiefs and Prince George

The Victoria Royals (in blue) suffered a heartbreaking 4-3 loss Friday, giving up the winning goal in the dying seconds of a back-and-forth game against the Blazers in Kamloops. The Royals can still make the playoffs by winning both games this weekend at home against Spokane. (Photo courtesy of the Victoria Royals)
The Victoria Royals were shutout 5-0 by the Rockets in Kelowna on April 2. (Photo courtesy of the Victoria Royals)
The Victoria Royals were shutout 5-0 by the Rockets in Kelowna on April 2. (Photo courtesy of the Victoria Royals)
Royals’ Kalem Parker tries to get away from a Prince George player during a March 26 game against the Cougars at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. The Royals lost this game 3-0 but beat Prince George 4-2 on Friday. (Simon Fearn/Black Press Media)

Victoria Royals hold steady in standings after WHL home split with Prince George

Final Western Conference playoff spots are still up for grabs

Royals’ Kalem Parker tries to get away from a Prince George player during a March 26 game against the Cougars at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. The Royals lost this game 3-0 but beat Prince George 4-2 on Friday. (Simon Fearn/Black Press Media)
The Victoria Royals and Prince George Cougars, seen here in action earlier this month, play another critical back-to-back series this weekend at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre as the Western Hockey League regular season winds down. (Courtesy of Victoria Royals)

Victoria Royals improve WHL playoff chances with pair of wins over Kelowna

Capital city team holds seventh place in the Western Conference with seven games to go

The Victoria Royals and Prince George Cougars, seen here in action earlier this month, play another critical back-to-back series this weekend at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre as the Western Hockey League regular season winds down. (Courtesy of Victoria Royals)
Royals defenceman Devin Aubin celebrates one of his two goals during Victoria’s 6-2 win over the Prince George Cougars on March 18. (Photo courtesy of the Victoria Royals)

Victoria Royals leapfrog into playoff spot after two wins against Prince George

The local team now sits in seventh place in the Western Conference

Royals defenceman Devin Aubin celebrates one of his two goals during Victoria’s 6-2 win over the Prince George Cougars on March 18. (Photo courtesy of the Victoria Royals)
Victoria Royals forward Anthony Wilson in action during a Western Hockey League game against the Cougars in Prince George on March 12. The Royals, 5-3 winners Friday, were denied the sweep as the Cougars rolled to a 9-1 win on the Saturday. (Photo courtesy of the Victoria Royals)

9-1 loss Saturday prevents Victoria Royals from gaining ground on Prince George

Royals, Cougars to play 5 times down the stretch, fighting for final playoff spots

Victoria Royals forward Anthony Wilson in action during a Western Hockey League game against the Cougars in Prince George on March 12. The Royals, 5-3 winners Friday, were denied the sweep as the Cougars rolled to a 9-1 win on the Saturday. (Photo courtesy of the Victoria Royals)
Royals captain Tarun Fizer had four points in Victoria’s Western Hockey League win over Portland on March 8 at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. (Photo courtesy of Victoria Royals)

Victoria Royals split games with Portland, face big weekend in Prince George

Royals chasing Cougars for final playoff spot, sit three points back

Royals captain Tarun Fizer had four points in Victoria’s Western Hockey League win over Portland on March 8 at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. (Photo courtesy of Victoria Royals)
Victoria Royals forward Tarun Fizer, left, is checked by the Rockets’ Colton Dach during Western Hockey League action in Kelowna on March 4. The Royals lost 5-4 in overtime. (Photo courtesy of the Victoria Royals)

WHL Royals look to gain ground in Victoria against powerful Portland squad

Weekend losses, combined with 2 Spokane wins, leave Royals three points out of playoff spot

Victoria Royals forward Tarun Fizer, left, is checked by the Rockets’ Colton Dach during Western Hockey League action in Kelowna on March 4. The Royals lost 5-4 in overtime. (Photo courtesy of the Victoria Royals)
Victoria Royals’ Tyler Palmer has earned the WHL’s goalie of the week honours. (Simon Fearn/Black Press Media)

Victoria Royals rookie earns WHL’s goalie of the week honours

Tyler Palmer had a shutout, .969 save percentage in two starts last week

Victoria Royals’ Tyler Palmer has earned the WHL’s goalie of the week honours. (Simon Fearn/Black Press Media)
Victoria Royals’ Tarun Fizer slips one past the Vancouver netminder during Saturday action in Victoria. (Simon Fearn/Black Press Media)

Victoria Royals, winners of 3 of last 5, look to gain ground on tough Interior road trip

4-2 home win over Vancouver Giants was third in past four games vs. division, conference rival

Victoria Royals’ Tarun Fizer slips one past the Vancouver netminder during Saturday action in Victoria. (Simon Fearn/Black Press Media)
The Victoria Royals defeated the Vancouver Giants 5-2 Friday night. (Photo Courtesy of Vancouver Giants/Twitter)

Victoria Royals defeat Vancouver Giants in Friday night matchup

With a score of 5-2, the Royals earn their first win of 2022

The Victoria Royals defeated the Vancouver Giants 5-2 Friday night. (Photo Courtesy of Vancouver Giants/Twitter)
Royals right-winger Matthew Hodson tries to break away from Kelowna’s Andrew Cristall at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre on Jan. 26. (Photo courtesy of the Victoria Royals)

Bad bounces, barrage of shots lift Rockets past Victoria Royals

Royals now head to Kamloops for a pair, losing streak hits nine games

Royals right-winger Matthew Hodson tries to break away from Kelowna’s Andrew Cristall at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre on Jan. 26. (Photo courtesy of the Victoria Royals)
Victoria Royals centre Brayden Schuurman, left, checks Kelowna defenceman John Babcock during Tuesday’s Western Hockey League game at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. The Rockets came from behind to force overtime and won 4-3 in a shootout. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)

Victoria’s high hopes fizzle against Rockets in first game of midweek series

Royals drop a 4-3 decision in shootout, will try again to snap losing streak Wednesday on home ice

Victoria Royals centre Brayden Schuurman, left, checks Kelowna defenceman John Babcock during Tuesday’s Western Hockey League game at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. The Rockets came from behind to force overtime and won 4-3 in a shootout. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)
The Victoria Royals kept it close for much of the game but lost 4-1 to the Prince George Cougars on Jan. 19. (Photo courtesy of the Victoria Royals)

Ziemmer’s two-goal games give Prince George doubleheader sweep of Victoria Royals

Royals gear up for home games against Vancouver and Everett this Friday and Saturday night

The Victoria Royals kept it close for much of the game but lost 4-1 to the Prince George Cougars on Jan. 19. (Photo courtesy of the Victoria Royals)
Victoria Royals defenceman Luke Shipley scored a highlight-reel goal seconds after being tripped late in a game against the Prince George Cougars on Jan. 18. (Photo courtesy of the Western Hockey League)
Victoria Royals defenceman Luke Shipley scored a highlight-reel goal seconds after being tripped late in a game against the Prince George Cougars on Jan. 18. (Photo courtesy of the Western Hockey League)
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 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)
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

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