Junior B Hockey

The Lake Cowichan Kraken’s Kyler Smith pushes the puck up the ice. Smith had a goal and two assists in the Kraken’s last three games. (Todd Blumel photo)

Lake Cowichan Kraken end road swing with offensive explosion

Next home game Feb. 5 at 5:30 p.m. against Saanich

 

Defender Eric Stinson had a stellar effort in the Kerry Park Islander’s 6-5 victory over the Port Alberni Bombers over the weekend. (Todd Blumel photo)

Another win for streaking Kerry Park Islanders

The Isles had just one game last week

 

Lake Cowichan Kraken captain Sukhraj Narwal sends Kerry Park’s Nick Hovde for a ride during cross-town rivalry VIJHL hockey action Sunday night at the Cowichan Lake Sports Arena. (Todd Blumel photo)

Kerry Park Islanders prevail 2-1 in cross-town rivalry game

Lake Cowichan goes 0-2 at home over the weekend

 

Kerry Park’s Aleko Sdrakas looks up the ice. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)

Islanders start New Year with a goal explosion

Kerry Park averaging 4.25 goals per game in 2023

Kerry Park’s Aleko Sdrakas looks up the ice. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
Andrew White and Kyler Smith break out and look up the ice during play. (Courtesy of Kevin Rothbauer)
Andrew White and Kyler Smith break out and look up the ice during play. (Courtesy of Kevin Rothbauer)
Anthony Wilson faces off against a Saanich player during a home game earlier this season. (Courtesy of Kevin Rothbauer)

Lake Cowichan Kraken end the year with a win

The Kraken begin 2023 by playing host to the Victoria Cougars on Jan. 6 at 7:30 p.m.

Anthony Wilson faces off against a Saanich player during a home game earlier this season. (Courtesy of Kevin Rothbauer)
Kerry Park forward Jacob Wingfield scored one of his team’s seven goals against Campbell River Saturday night. Here he pushes the puck up the ice in a game against Lake Cowichan earlier in the season. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)

Isles end year on a high with decisive victory over Storm

Kerry Park begins 2023 at home against the Peninsula Panthers on Jan. 3. The puck drops at 7:30 p.m.

Kerry Park forward Jacob Wingfield scored one of his team’s seven goals against Campbell River Saturday night. Here he pushes the puck up the ice in a game against Lake Cowichan earlier in the season. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
Brayden Ganter patrols the blueline for the Lake Cowichan Kraken. (Kevin Rothbauer/Gazette file)

Isles knock out Panthers in OT thriller

D-man Ganter scores first of the year for Kraken

Brayden Ganter patrols the blueline for the Lake Cowichan Kraken. (Kevin Rothbauer/Gazette file)
Kerry Park Islanders

Cowichan’s Islanders fend off South Division giants

Up next for the Isles is rematch against Peninsula at home on Dec. 13.

Kerry Park Islanders
Lake Cowichan goaltender Sean Walia makes a save on Port Alberni Bombers forward Carson Steel. (Elena Rardon/Black Press)

Lake Cowichan Kraken finding back of the net despite splitting last two

Next home game: Dec. 16, at 7:30 p.m. vs. Comox Valley Glacier Kings

Lake Cowichan goaltender Sean Walia makes a save on Port Alberni Bombers forward Carson Steel. (Elena Rardon/Black Press)
Kerry Park’s Aleko Sdrakas looks up the ice. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)

Kerry Park Islanders win two in a row

Eric Stinson potted his fourth and fifth goals of the season

Kerry Park’s Aleko Sdrakas looks up the ice. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
Bob Day, announcer for the Lake Cowichan Kraken, sees great development in the junior B team this year. (Kevin Rothbauer/Gazette file)

Lake Cowichan Kraken progressing despite weekend loss

Play by play announcer gets front row seat to see team’s improvement

Bob Day, announcer for the Lake Cowichan Kraken, sees great development in the junior B team this year. (Kevin Rothbauer/Gazette file)
Anthony Wilson faces off against a Saanich player during a home game earlier this season. (Courtesy of Kevin Rothbauer)

Lake Cowichan Kraken gain experience battling league’s top tier teams

Add to the loss column for the Lake Cowichan Kraken but add…

Anthony Wilson faces off against a Saanich player during a home game earlier this season. (Courtesy of Kevin Rothbauer)
New Kerry Park Islanders head coach Brian Passmore. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen file)

Coaching change for Kerry Park Islanders

Kevin Fitzpatrick steps aside, Brian Passmore steps in

New Kerry Park Islanders head coach Brian Passmore. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen file)
Kerry Park’s Aleko Sdrakas looks up the ice. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)

2 wins and a loss for the Kerry Park Islanders

Isles do find some success in overtime

Kerry Park’s Aleko Sdrakas looks up the ice. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
Lake Cowichan Kraken forward Aiden Eddy skates past an Port Alberni Bombers player last season. (Kevin Rothbauer/Gazette file)

Lake Cowichan Kraken double up on weekend overtime wins

Lake Cowichan undefeated this season in OT

Lake Cowichan Kraken forward Aiden Eddy skates past an Port Alberni Bombers player last season. (Kevin Rothbauer/Gazette file)
Alyssa MacMillan, assistant coach and director of marketing and advertising with the Summerland Steam, is the first and only female coach in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League. (Contributed)

Summerland Junior B hockey team has first female coach in league

Alyssa MacMillan has a long history playing and coaching hockey

Alyssa MacMillan, assistant coach and director of marketing and advertising with the Summerland Steam, is the first and only female coach in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League. (Contributed)
On Oct. 24 Lake Cowichan Kraken players visited Palsson Elementary to participate in The Drop Everything and Read Challenge. By all accounts it was a great time. (Kraken Images photo)
On Oct. 24 Lake Cowichan Kraken players visited Palsson Elementary to participate in The Drop Everything and Read Challenge. By all accounts it was a great time. (Kraken Images photo)
Aleko Sdrakas carries the puck in a recent Kerry Park Islanders game. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)

Young Isles still finding footing in competitive VIJHL

Kerry Park sits fifth in the South Division

Aleko Sdrakas carries the puck in a recent Kerry Park Islanders game. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
Kraken forward Sukhraj Narwal is leading the team in goals and points. (Kevin Rothbauer/Gazette file)

Lake Cowichan Kraken prevail over Glacier Kings Friday night

The Lake Cowichan Kraken also fell to the Saanich Predators on Sunday

Kraken forward Sukhraj Narwal is leading the team in goals and points. (Kevin Rothbauer/Gazette file)