Victoria Royals

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)
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 (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 left-winger Bailey Peach scored two goals Wednesday, including a jaw-dropping lacrosse-style wrap-around — called the Michigan. (Photo courtesy of the Victoria Royals)

Peach scores franchise, record-breaking seven-point night in Royals win over Giants

Royals defeat Vancouver Giants for the third straight night

  • Jan 3, 2022
Victoria Royals left-winger Bailey Peach scored two goals Wednesday, including a jaw-dropping lacrosse-style wrap-around — called the Michigan. (Photo courtesy of the Victoria Royals)
Alex Edwards, right, has been signed to the Victoria Royals. The 16-year-old from Grand Forks has been playing with the Kelowna Chiefs of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League. (Photo Courtesy of Victoria Royals)

Victoria Royals sign 16-year-old Alex Edwards

Edwards comes from the Kelowna Chiefs of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League

Alex Edwards, right, has been signed to the Victoria Royals. The 16-year-old from Grand Forks has been playing with the Kelowna Chiefs of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League. (Photo Courtesy of Victoria Royals)
Royals goaltender Tyler Palmer earned his first WHL shutout in style, with a 50-save performance. (Photo by Christopher Kelsall)

Victoria Royals goaltender stunning in 50-save shutout performance

Game 3 against the Vancouver Giants is Thursday in Victoria

  • Dec 30, 2021
Royals goaltender Tyler Palmer earned his first WHL shutout in style, with a 50-save performance. (Photo by Christopher Kelsall)
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 right-winger Riley Gannon winds up in the offensive zone during Friday’s game against the Tri-City Americans. (Photo Courtesy of Christopher Kelsall)

Teddy Bear Toss Night nets a bounty of gifts and a 3-2 overtime win for the Royals Friday

Bailey Peach and Campbell Arnold outstanding for the Victoria Royals in win over Tri-City Americans

  • Dec 18, 2021
Victoria Royals right-winger Riley Gannon winds up in the offensive zone during Friday’s game against the Tri-City Americans. (Photo Courtesy of Christopher Kelsall)
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)
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)
Gannon Laroque scored the overtime winner for the Royals against Seattle on Dec. 3. (Photo courtesy of Victoria Royals)

Revamped Royals take third overtime victory in four games

Victoria beat the Seattle Thunderbirds 5-4 on Friday night

Gannon Laroque scored the overtime winner for the Royals against Seattle on Dec. 3. (Photo courtesy of Victoria Royals)
Victoria Royals defenceman Gannon Laroque clears the puck during a game against the Everett Silvertips on Nov. 26. (Christopher Kelsall/Special to Victoria News)

Underdog Victoria Royals rain on the Silvertips’ parade with overtime win

Victoria topples best-in-the-west Everett, wins two-straight for first time all season

Victoria Royals defenceman Gannon Laroque clears the puck during a game against the Everett Silvertips on Nov. 26. (Christopher Kelsall/Special to Victoria News)
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 left-winger Bailey Peach during a game against the Kamloops Blazers on Oct. 29. (Photo courtesy of the 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’ 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)
Victoria Royals Keanu Derungs celebrating his goal to open the scoring at 1:12 of the second period. (Christopher Kelsall/Special to Victoria News)

Prince George Cougars hammer the Victoria Royals 5-1

Royals fall after injecting inexperienced youth into the depleted line-up

Victoria Royals Keanu Derungs celebrating his goal to open the scoring at 1:12 of the second period. (Christopher Kelsall/Special to Victoria News)
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)
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