Victoria Royals

Action from the Tuesday session of the Victoria Royals main training camp at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. Jay Wallace-Facebook/victoriaroyals

WHL Royals gear up for final day of training camp

Wednesday night’s intrasquad game culminates camp, cheap hot dogs, popcorn part of the package

Action from the Tuesday session of the Victoria Royals main training camp at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. Jay Wallace-Facebook/victoriaroyals
Victoria Royals forward Dante Hannoun, right, is one of three overage players on the roster of the Western Hockey League team who are undrafted by NHL clubs. Don Descoteau/Victoria News

Hockey Royals expecting a different look for 2018-19 WHL season

Three key Victoria players looking to stay in system of NHL clubs that drafted them

Victoria Royals forward Dante Hannoun, right, is one of three overage players on the roster of the Western Hockey League team who are undrafted by NHL clubs. Don Descoteau/Victoria News
Victoria Royals captain Matthew Phillips (in white) in action against Prince George during Western Hockey League action last year at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. The teams will open the new season back in Victoria Sept. 21. Don Descoteau/Victoria News

Royals announce 2018-19 WHL hockey schedule

Victoria to open on home ice Sept. 21 against Prince George

Victoria Royals captain Matthew Phillips (in white) in action against Prince George during Western Hockey League action last year at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. The teams will open the new season back in Victoria Sept. 21. Don Descoteau/Victoria News
Homegrown Victoria player leads Royals’ WHL 2018 Bantam Draft list

Homegrown Victoria player leads Royals’ WHL 2018 Bantam Draft list

Yale Academy defenceman Nolan Bentham taken 13th overall

Homegrown Victoria player leads Royals’ WHL 2018 Bantam Draft list
Victoria Royals general manager Cam Hope talks about the Western Hockey League team’s season end and what’s in the cards for next year. Don Descoteau/Victoria News

Royals management already started on next season

Fans will see quite a different team hit the ice in September

Victoria Royals general manager Cam Hope talks about the Western Hockey League team’s season end and what’s in the cards for next year. Don Descoteau/Victoria News
The Western Hockey League’s Victoria Royals conduct season-end interviews in their dressing room before going their separate ways from the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. Don Descoteau/Victoria News

WHL veterans reflect on career with Victoria Royals

Tyler Soy and Chaz Reddekopp spent five years each with Island major junior club

The Western Hockey League’s Victoria Royals conduct season-end interviews in their dressing room before going their separate ways from the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. Don Descoteau/Victoria News
Victoria’s Kaid Oliver (34) and Tri City’s Nolan Yaremko battle in Western Hockey League playoff action in Kennewick, Wash. The Americans completed a 4-0 sweep of their Western Conference semifinal series, beating the Royals 5-3 on Wednesday. Photo by Doug Love/victoriaroyals.com

WHL season wraps up for Royals in 5-3 loss to Americans

Tri City breaks Game 4 tie with pair of third-period goals, sweeps series

Victoria’s Kaid Oliver (34) and Tri City’s Nolan Yaremko battle in Western Hockey League playoff action in Kennewick, Wash. The Americans completed a 4-0 sweep of their Western Conference semifinal series, beating the Royals 5-3 on Wednesday. Photo by Doug Love/victoriaroyals.com
Matthew Phillips (11) and the Victoria Royals can avoid a sweep against the Tri City Americans in Kennewick, Wash. with a win in game 4 on Wednesday night. The Americans took a 3-0 series lead Tuesday with a 6-5 home-ice victory. Spencer Pickles/Black Press

WHL Royals face elimination after game 3 loss to Americans

Victoria closing gap on Tri City, but running out of time with game 4 Wednesday night

Matthew Phillips (11) and the Victoria Royals can avoid a sweep against the Tri City Americans in Kennewick, Wash. with a win in game 4 on Wednesday night. The Americans took a 3-0 series lead Tuesday with a 6-5 home-ice victory. Spencer Pickles/Black Press
A memorial at the stairs that lead to Elgar Petersen Arena is shown in Humboldt, Saskatchewan, on Saturday, April 7, 2018. Royal Canadian Mounted Police say 14 people are dead and others injured Friday after a truck collided with a bus carrying a junior hockey team to a playoff game in northeastern Saskatchewan. Police say there were 28 people including the driver on board the Humboldt Broncos bus when the crash occurred at around 5 p.m. on Highway 35 north of Tisdale. (Liam Richards/The Canadian Press via AP)

Greater Victoria hockey teams mourn loss of Humboldt Broncos players

Victoria Grizzlies, Juan de Fuca minor hockey association offer condolences

A memorial at the stairs that lead to Elgar Petersen Arena is shown in Humboldt, Saskatchewan, on Saturday, April 7, 2018. Royal Canadian Mounted Police say 14 people are dead and others injured Friday after a truck collided with a bus carrying a junior hockey team to a playoff game in northeastern Saskatchewan. Police say there were 28 people including the driver on board the Humboldt Broncos bus when the crash occurred at around 5 p.m. on Highway 35 north of Tisdale. (Liam Richards/The Canadian Press via AP)
Victoria Royals forward Noah Gregor veers away from Vancouver Giants opponent Ty Ronning during Game 7 action in the teams’ Western Hockey League playoff series Tuesday at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. The Royals won the game and series 4-3 to advance to the next round against Tri City Americans. Don Descoteau/Victoria News

WHL Royals gut out a game 7 win over Giants, move on to face Tri City

Captain Matthew Phillips leads team with pair of goals and a key blocked shot late in the game

Victoria Royals forward Noah Gregor veers away from Vancouver Giants opponent Ty Ronning during Game 7 action in the teams’ Western Hockey League playoff series Tuesday at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. The Royals won the game and series 4-3 to advance to the next round against Tri City Americans. Don Descoteau/Victoria News
Matthew Phillips and the Victoria Royals are on the ropes in the Western Hockey League playoffs, after suffering a 5-3 loss to Vancouver in game 5 on Saturday night at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. Game 6 goes Monday afternoon in Langley, with game 7, if necessary, back in Victoria on Tuesday night. Don Descoteau/Victoria News

Late charge too little, too late for Royals in game 5 vs Giants

Vancouver on verge of advancing to WHL second round after game 5 win in Victoria

Matthew Phillips and the Victoria Royals are on the ropes in the Western Hockey League playoffs, after suffering a 5-3 loss to Vancouver in game 5 on Saturday night at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. Game 6 goes Monday afternoon in Langley, with game 7, if necessary, back in Victoria on Tuesday night. Don Descoteau/Victoria News
Former Victoria Royal and current Detroit Red Wings prospect Joe Hicketts picked up his first two NHL points Tuesday with a pair of assists in a 5-2 win over Pittsburgh. detroitredwings.com

Former Royals captain Joe Hicketts capitalizes on second chance in NHL

Undrafted defenceman picks up first two NHL points in win over Crosby, Penguins

Former Victoria Royal and current Detroit Red Wings prospect Joe Hicketts picked up his first two NHL points Tuesday with a pair of assists in a 5-2 win over Pittsburgh. detroitredwings.com
VIDEO: Giants score huge game three victory

VIDEO: Giants score huge game three victory

Balanced scoring effort gives Vancouver 2-1 series lead over Victoria Royals in WHL quarter-finals

VIDEO: Giants score huge game three victory
Victoria Royals’ Matthew Phillips splits the Vancouver defence during Western Hockey League playoff action at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. The Royals won 5-4 Saturday to even the opening round playoff series at 1-1. Don Descoteau/Victoria News

Victoria Royals even the slate with Giants in WHL playoff series

5-4 win makes it 1-1; series shifts to Langley for games 3 and 4 next week

Victoria Royals’ Matthew Phillips splits the Vancouver defence during Western Hockey League playoff action at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. The Royals won 5-4 Saturday to even the opening round playoff series at 1-1. Don Descoteau/Victoria News
Victoria Royals Jeff DeWit (8) and Andrei Grishakov do their best to screen Vancouver Giants goaltender Trent Miner during Western Hockey League Game 1 playoff action at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre on Friday. The Giants won 2-1 with Miner making 40 saves. Game 2 goes Saturday night in Victoria. Don Descoteau/Victoria News

Giants draw first blood in WHL playoff series vs. Victoria

Home ice advantage non-existent for Royals against arch-rival Vancouver

Victoria Royals Jeff DeWit (8) and Andrei Grishakov do their best to screen Vancouver Giants goaltender Trent Miner during Western Hockey League Game 1 playoff action at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre on Friday. The Giants won 2-1 with Miner making 40 saves. Game 2 goes Saturday night in Victoria. Don Descoteau/Victoria News
Tyler Soy of the Victoria Royals has the lumber laid on him by Vancouver’s Matt Barberis after making a pass in the Giants’ zone in a game earlier this season. The teams open their best-of-seven Western Hockey League playoff series Friday at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre, with game 2 here Saturday. Don Denton/Black Press

Tight WHL playoff series expected between Royals and Giants

Regular season record belies the closeness of the games: Royals coach Dan Price

Tyler Soy of the Victoria Royals has the lumber laid on him by Vancouver’s Matt Barberis after making a pass in the Giants’ zone in a game earlier this season. The teams open their best-of-seven Western Hockey League playoff series Friday at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre, with game 2 here Saturday. Don Denton/Black Press
Victoria Royals’ Andrei Grishakov (centre in white) and Dino Kambeitz mix it up with Everett’s Jake Christiansen in Western Hockey League action. The Silvertips won both ends of the teams’ regular season-ending series, 8-1, Saturday in Victoria and 3-2 at home on Friday. Don Denton/Black Press

Royals gear up for WHL playoffs after suffering season-worst loss

Victoria has a solid 7-3 record this year against opening-round opponent Vancouver

Victoria Royals’ Andrei Grishakov (centre in white) and Dino Kambeitz mix it up with Everett’s Jake Christiansen in Western Hockey League action. The Silvertips won both ends of the teams’ regular season-ending series, 8-1, Saturday in Victoria and 3-2 at home on Friday. Don Denton/Black Press
Royals captain Matthew Phillips scored twice, including the winner Sunday in a 4-3 victory over Prince George at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. The Royals won 4-3 in overtime against the Cougars last Friday and have just two regular season Western Hockey League games remaining. Don Descoteau/Victoria News

Royals keep pace with Chiefs with weekend WHL wins

Pair of 4-3 wins over Prince George yield no better playoff position for Victoria

Royals captain Matthew Phillips scored twice, including the winner Sunday in a 4-3 victory over Prince George at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. The Royals won 4-3 in overtime against the Cougars last Friday and have just two regular season Western Hockey League games remaining. Don Descoteau/Victoria News
Victoria Royals’ forward Dante Hannoun takes on Spokane’s Dalton Hamaliuk during Western Hockey League action at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre on Tuesday night. Hannoun scored his 23rd goal and the Royals snapped a 3-3 tie in the third to win 7-3. The teams play here again Wednesday night. Don Descoteau/Victoria News

Royals shrug off pesky Chiefs in third period to win WHL matchup

Playoff race in Western Conference tightening up, Kelowna slumping

Victoria Royals’ forward Dante Hannoun takes on Spokane’s Dalton Hamaliuk during Western Hockey League action at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre on Tuesday night. Hannoun scored his 23rd goal and the Royals snapped a 3-3 tie in the third to win 7-3. The teams play here again Wednesday night. Don Descoteau/Victoria News
Victoria Royals captain Matthew Phillips (in white) and his teammates dropped a 2-1 overtime decision to Prince George last night and meet the Cougars in the Interior city again tonight. The single point in Western Hockey League action clinched a playoff berth for the Royals. Don Descoteau/Victoria News

Royals clinch WHL playoff spot with overtime loss in Prince George

Goaltenders duel at the CN Centre, Victoria plays P.G. Cougars again tonight

Victoria Royals captain Matthew Phillips (in white) and his teammates dropped a 2-1 overtime decision to Prince George last night and meet the Cougars in the Interior city again tonight. The single point in Western Hockey League action clinched a playoff berth for the Royals. Don Descoteau/Victoria News
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