Ben Raffler gets off a pass while laying on the stick of Garrick Heathcote during the Campbell River Storm's final intrasquad scrimmage at Rod Brind'Amour Arena Sunday

Opening night

Storm begin defence of Island, provincial and Western Canadian championships with home game Friday night

The Campbell River Storm drop the puck on their 2015-16 Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League season Friday, Sept. 4, with a 7:30 p.m. game against Nanaimo at Rod Brind’Amour Arena. The evening will feature a ceremonial puck drop and unveiling of the club’s championship banners from last season.

Campbell River Storm forward Braeden Cyra comes from behind the net to wrap a shot around Oceanside goalie Austin Caktas to complete his hat trick in the teams’ exhibition game at Rod Brind’Amour Arena Friday. — Image credit: J.R. Rardon/Campbell River Mirror