VIJHL

The Kerry Park Islanders and Peninsula Panthers battle during a Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League game in November 2020. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Islanders sort out coaching staff for 2021-22

Troy Newans steps in as head coach, with Cody Carlson as associate, Dan Whiteford as assistant

 

Lake Cowichan Kraken alternate logo

Lake Cowichan Kraken acquire first two players

Goalie and defenceman come to the Island in trade with Princeton Posse

 

The Port Alberni Bombers of the VIJHL have hired Gaelan Patterson as their inaugural head coach and general manager. He will join the team in August 2021. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

VIJHL: Expansion Port Alberni Bombers hire coach and GM

Saskatchewan coach excited to join city’s new Jr. B hockey team

 

The Lake Cowichan Kraken are the newest team in the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League. (Facebook image)

Release the Lake Cowichan Kraken!

VIJHL announces that its 10th club will play in Lake Cowichan

The Lake Cowichan Kraken are the newest team in the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League. (Facebook image)
Former Oceanside Generals standout Max Creighton is raising funds for Cystic Fibrosis Canada. (PQB News file photo)
Former Oceanside Generals standout Max Creighton is raising funds for Cystic Fibrosis Canada. (PQB News file photo)
The Lake Cowichan Kraken are the newest team in the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League. (Facebook image)

Release the Lake Cowichan Kraken!

VIJHL announces that its 10th club will play in Lake Cowichan

The Lake Cowichan Kraken are the newest team in the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League. (Facebook image)
Matt Ellison was a star with the Kerry Park Islanders before embarking on a pro career that included stops in the NHL and KHL. (Submitted)

Ex-NHLers to highlight Kerry Park-Peninsula alumni games

Matt Ellison and Kyle Greentree commit to suit up in August

Matt Ellison was a star with the Kerry Park Islanders before embarking on a pro career that included stops in the NHL and KHL. (Submitted)
Peninsula Panthers and Kerry Park Islanders players battle during a Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League game in November 2020. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

VIJHL pulls plug on 2020-21 season

‘It seemed that this is the time to make this decision’

Peninsula Panthers and Kerry Park Islanders players battle during a Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League game in November 2020. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Kerry Park forward Dawson Elzinga slides the puck past a Westshore Wolves defender during a VIJHL game last October. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League remains hopeful about 2020-21 season

Annual awards are cancelled, but league wants to resume season if possible

Kerry Park forward Dawson Elzinga slides the puck past a Westshore Wolves defender during a VIJHL game last October. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
The Westshore Wolves, along with eight other Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League teams, have been off the ice since last November due to pandemic-related restrictions. The league is awaiting the next round of public health orders, due this week, to plan its next moves. (Black Press Media file photo)

Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League awaits next public health order

Junior B league on pause since November due to COVID restrictions

  • Feb 1, 2021
The Westshore Wolves, along with eight other Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League teams, have been off the ice since last November due to pandemic-related restrictions. The league is awaiting the next round of public health orders, due this week, to plan its next moves. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Kerry Park Islanders and Peninsula Panthers battle during a Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League game in November 2020. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League hasn’t given up on season

Games can’t resume until at least February, but league brass still hopeful

The Kerry Park Islanders and Peninsula Panthers battle during a Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League game in November 2020. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Reid Fitzpatrick and the Kerry Park Islanders haven’t played since Nov. 20 but the league hopes to get them back in action next week. (Citizen file)
Reid Fitzpatrick and the Kerry Park Islanders haven’t played since Nov. 20 but the league hopes to get them back in action next week. (Citizen file)
Reid Fitzpatrick and the Kerry Park Islanders haven’t played since Nov. 20. (Citizen file)

Kerry Park Islanders pause season due to COVID orders

Safety and solidarity with older players named as reasons

Reid Fitzpatrick and the Kerry Park Islanders haven’t played since Nov. 20. (Citizen file)
VIJHL in action. (file photo)

VIJHL suspends season until Jan. 10

Provincial health order preventing 19- and 20-year-olds from skating

VIJHL in action. (file photo)
The VIJHL's Kerry Park Islanders' games have been cancelled due to COVID-19.

Isles victorious before league shutdown

The Kerry Park Islanders were able to sneak in one last game…

The VIJHL's Kerry Park Islanders' games have been cancelled due to COVID-19.
Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League has halted all games until further notice based on B.C. public health officer orders and information from B.C. Hockey. Pictured here, action between Nanaimo and Campbell River from last March. (News Bulletin file)

VIJHL hits pause on season due to COVID-19 orders

All games postponed beginning Nov. 21, says hockey league

Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League has halted all games until further notice based on B.C. public health officer orders and information from B.C. Hockey. Pictured here, action between Nanaimo and Campbell River from last March. (News Bulletin file)
Kerry Park Islanders goalie Bailey Monteith keeps a close eye on the puck during the third period of his team’s loss to the Westshore Wolves last Saturday. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Back end solid, but Kerry Park offence fizzles

Isles muster one goal in back-to-back close losses

Kerry Park Islanders goalie Bailey Monteith keeps a close eye on the puck during the third period of his team’s loss to the Westshore Wolves last Saturday. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Kerry Park Islanders players celebrate a goal in a game earlier this season. (Citizen file)

Three-goal first propels Kerry Park Islanders to win over Wolves

Monteith makes 40-plus saves for second straight game

Kerry Park Islanders players celebrate a goal in a game earlier this season. (Citizen file)
Kerry Park Islanders defenceman Taylor Webb emerges with the puck from a scrum along the boards during Saturday’s home game against the Saanich Predators. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Optimized results keep Kerry Park Islanders rolling

Several forwards hitting or nearing career highs just six games into season

Kerry Park Islanders defenceman Taylor Webb emerges with the puck from a scrum along the boards during Saturday’s home game against the Saanich Predators. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Kerry Park’s Dawson Elzinga slides the puck past a Westshore defender to help set up Jackson Egan’s goal in the Islanders 8-6’ win over the Wolves last Saturday. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Third-period surge gets Isles past Westshore

Three players earn four points each in Kerry Park victory

Kerry Park’s Dawson Elzinga slides the puck past a Westshore defender to help set up Jackson Egan’s goal in the Islanders 8-6’ win over the Wolves last Saturday. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)