VIJHL

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’

 

Kerry Park forward Dawson Elzinga slides the puck past a Westshore defender during a VIJHL game last October. (Black Press Media photo)

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

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

 

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

 

Campbell River’s Isaac Tonkin-Palmer and Nanaimo’s Ben Coghlan meet at the boards during VIJHL round 1 playoff action between the Nanaimo Buccaneers and the Campbell River Storm at the Rod Brind’Amour Arena in Campbell River, B.C. on March 3, 2020. The Storm won the game 5-4 and take a 3-2 best-of-seven series lead. Photo by Marissa Tiel – Campbell River Mirror

Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League awaits next public health order

Junior B league on pause since November due to COVID restrictions

  • Feb 1, 2021
Campbell River’s Isaac Tonkin-Palmer and Nanaimo’s Ben Coghlan meet at the boards during VIJHL round 1 playoff action between the Nanaimo Buccaneers and the Campbell River Storm at the Rod Brind’Amour Arena in Campbell River, B.C. on March 3, 2020. The Storm won the game 5-4 and take a 3-2 best-of-seven series lead. Photo by Marissa Tiel – Campbell River Mirror
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)
Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League has eyed Jan. 15 as a return date to action, pending provincial announcements. (Gordon Lee/Submitted)
Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League has eyed Jan. 15 as a return date to action, pending provincial announcements. (Gordon Lee/Submitted)
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)
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)

Two fan-favourite hockey players return to stomping grounds

Cody Savey and Jory Swanson are back with the Campbell River Storm

Campbell River Storm begin delayed VIJHL season unbeaten

Storm faced Comox Valley Glacier Kings in first weekend of regular season play

Campbell River Storm set to face Comox Valley in season opener

Fan attendance remains a question mark, but broadcast gets boost

VIJHL season could start Oct. 1, says league president

League awaiting final approval from local health authorities and viaSport

Campbell River Storm sign free agent goalie

Carlos Siso already in town and skating with the team

Storm acquire ‘towering’ defenceman in trade with KIJHL teams

Brock Wallace joins the Storm, while Ryan Suzukovich heads to Osoyoos Coyotes

VIJHL finalizing cohort groups and schedules for upcoming season

Start date is still unknown, but should be announced in the coming weeks, says league

Campbell River Storm acquire leading scorer from KIJHL team

Carson Small joins the Storm from the Creston Valley Thunder Cats

Hometown forward Brian Majic to play for Storm once again

Playing for team he grew up watching is a dream come true, says Majic

‘Get ready for a winning season Storm fans,’ says returning lead-scorer

Josh Pederson re-signs with Campbell River Storm for his final VIJHL season

Campbell River Storm re-signs member of leadership core

Few possible scenarios emerge for upcoming VIJHL schedule