Victoria Royals

Victoria Royals goalie Dean McNabb can only watch as the puck gets past him for a Lethbridge Hurricanes goal during second period Western Hockey League action on Tuesday at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre.  Don Denton/Victoria News

Royals blown out of home rink by visiting Hurricanes

10 goals the most let in by Victoria in a WHL game since 2011

Victoria Royals goalie Dean McNabb can only watch as the puck gets past him for a Lethbridge Hurricanes goal during second period Western Hockey League action on Tuesday at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre.  Don Denton/Victoria News
Victoria Royals players celebrate during Saturday’s 4-2 Western Hockey League win over Kelowna at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. The visiting Rockets won by the same score on Friday night. Courtesy Victoria Royals

Retro-fitted Royals regain top spot in Western Hockey League

Turn Back the Clock Night in Victoria yields 4-2 victory over Kelowna

Victoria Royals players celebrate during Saturday’s 4-2 Western Hockey League win over Kelowna at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. The visiting Rockets won by the same score on Friday night. Courtesy Victoria Royals
Royals forward Matthew Phillips gets in between Vancouver defenceman Bowen Byram and goaltender Todd Scott during Western Hockey League action at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre on Sunday. Phillips scored two goals to lead Victoria to a 4-3 win, after scoring the shootout winner in Saturday’s 6-5 win over the Giants.

Royals back on track, with WHL wins over Vancouver

Victoria has good start to hockey homestand against a much improved opponent

Royals forward Matthew Phillips gets in between Vancouver defenceman Bowen Byram and goaltender Todd Scott during Western Hockey League action at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre on Sunday. Phillips scored two goals to lead Victoria to a 4-3 win, after scoring the shootout winner in Saturday’s 6-5 win over the Giants.
Victoria Royals forward Matthew Phillips (foreground) was in the spotlight again Saturday, scoring the shootout winner in a 6-5 Western Hockey League victory over Vancouver at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. The Royals and Giants play again today (Oct. 29) in Victoria. Don Descoteau/Victoria News

Royals capture round 1 against Vancouver, round 2 goes Sunday

Victoria captain reaches historic milestones for Western Hockey League club

Victoria Royals forward Matthew Phillips (foreground) was in the spotlight again Saturday, scoring the shootout winner in a 6-5 Western Hockey League victory over Vancouver at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. The Royals and Giants play again today (Oct. 29) in Victoria. Don Descoteau/Victoria News
Tyler Soy’s goal in a 4-2 Victoria Royals loss to the Wheat Kings in Brandon last weekend gave him the franchise record for career points with 249 (120 goals, 129 assists). Photo by Jonathon Howe/One Lion Photography

Road warrior Royals return to Victoria

Weekend series against Vancouver puts city fans back in their seats

Tyler Soy’s goal in a 4-2 Victoria Royals loss to the Wheat Kings in Brandon last weekend gave him the franchise record for career points with 249 (120 goals, 129 assists). Photo by Jonathon Howe/One Lion Photography
Tri City Americans defenceman Dakota Krebs looks to clear the puck out of harm’s way in front of goaltender Beck Warm with Victoria Royals forward Ryan Peckford bearing down on him during Western Hockey League action at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. The Americans avenged the previous night’s loss by beating the Royals 5-4 in overtime on Wednesday. Don Descoteau/Victoria News

Victoria Royals’ WHL win streak over at seven games

Tri City avenges a lopsided loss in Victoria with 5-4 OT win

Tri City Americans defenceman Dakota Krebs looks to clear the puck out of harm’s way in front of goaltender Beck Warm with Victoria Royals forward Ryan Peckford bearing down on him during Western Hockey League action at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. The Americans avenged the previous night’s loss by beating the Royals 5-4 in overtime on Wednesday. Don Descoteau/Victoria News
Victoria Royals forward Dino Kambeitz (25) and Tri City’s Samuel Stewart grapple for a loose puck in the Americans’ end during Tuesday’s Western Hockey League action at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. The Royals won 8-2 and host the Americans again Wednesday night in Victoria. Don Descoteau/Victoria News

Victoria collects seventh straight win to start WHL season

Royals scoring goals in bunches so far, Phillips leads way against Americans

Victoria Royals forward Dino Kambeitz (25) and Tri City’s Samuel Stewart grapple for a loose puck in the Americans’ end during Tuesday’s Western Hockey League action at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. The Royals won 8-2 and host the Americans again Wednesday night in Victoria. Don Descoteau/Victoria News
Kamloops Blazes captain Nick Chyzowski keeps a close watch on Victoria Royals winger Jared Legien (23), who looks for a teammate to pass to during the teams’ Western Hockey League game Sunday at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. The Royals downed the Blazers for a second straight game in Victoria, 6-3, after beating them with a late goal 4-3 on Saturday night. Don Descoteau/Victoria News

Victoria make it four straight to start WHL season

Royals sweep weekend home games against Kamloops, head to Kelowna on Wednesday

Kamloops Blazes captain Nick Chyzowski keeps a close watch on Victoria Royals winger Jared Legien (23), who looks for a teammate to pass to during the teams’ Western Hockey League game Sunday at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. The Royals downed the Blazers for a second straight game in Victoria, 6-3, after beating them with a late goal 4-3 on Saturday night. Don Descoteau/Victoria News
Victoria Royals forward Matthew Phillips (foreground) celebrates his third goal of the night with teammates during a 7-1 Western Hockey League victory over Vancouver on Friday at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. The Royals and Giants play again Saturday night in Langley. Don Descoteau/Victoria News

Victoria wins first battle against WHL Giants

Royals win 7-1, teams meet again Saturday night in Langley

Victoria Royals forward Matthew Phillips (foreground) celebrates his third goal of the night with teammates during a 7-1 Western Hockey League victory over Vancouver on Friday at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. The Royals and Giants play again Saturday night in Langley. Don Descoteau/Victoria News
Victoria Royals forward Jared Legien (left) tangles with the Giants’ Ty Ronning in the Vancouver zone during Friday’s Western Hockey League game at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. Don Descoteau/Victioria News

Royals off to a good start in Western Hockey League opener in Victoria

Power play goal, even-strength marker put Royals ahead 2-0 after one

Victoria Royals forward Jared Legien (left) tangles with the Giants’ Ty Ronning in the Vancouver zone during Friday’s Western Hockey League game at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. Don Descoteau/Victioria News
Victoria Royals second-year defenceman Jeremy Masella lets a slapshot fly from the blueline during practice at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre last week. The team opens its regular season with a home game this Friday at 7:05 p.m. Don Descoteau/Black Press

Victoria Royals ready to open against regional WHL rivals this Friday

Hockey club excited about new season, even without biggest stars in lineup

Victoria Royals second-year defenceman Jeremy Masella lets a slapshot fly from the blueline during practice at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre last week. The team opens its regular season with a home game this Friday at 7:05 p.m. Don Descoteau/Black Press
Dan Price, who joined the Western Hockey League’s Victoria Royals last season as assistant coach, takes over the head coach position left vacant with the departure of Dave Lowry to the Los Angeles Kings. Kendra Wong/Victoria News

Victoria Royals name experienced WHL assistant new head coach

Dan Price looks to continue Royals’ winning ways, up-tempo style of play

Dan Price, who joined the Western Hockey League’s Victoria Royals last season as assistant coach, takes over the head coach position left vacant with the departure of Dave Lowry to the Los Angeles Kings. Kendra Wong/Victoria News
Dave Lowry, shown here during practice as head coach with the Victoria Royals, has accepted a job as an assistant coach with the National Hockey League’s Los Angeles Kings after five years in Victoria. Don Denton/Victoria News

Victoria Royals bench boss heading to Los Angeles

Dave Lowry returning to the NHL after five seasons in Victoria

Dave Lowry, shown here during practice as head coach with the Victoria Royals, has accepted a job as an assistant coach with the National Hockey League’s Los Angeles Kings after five years in Victoria. Don Denton/Victoria News