VIJHL

Oceanside Generals head coach Dan Lemmon. (Submitted photo).

PODCAST: Stepping inside the VIJHL with Oceanside Generals head coach Dan Lemmon

PQBeat: Discussion includes what makes a good coach, today’s players and more

 

Assistant captain Logan Speirs (centre) scored a hat-trick including the winning overtime goal to help the Panthers win the VIJHL title Friday. Captain Riley Braun (left), league MVP and leading scorer, made a crucial save during a Generals power-play late in the game, while his brother Payton, VIJHL rookie of the year, made important contributions throughout the season, including Friday’s game witnessed by 500-plus fans. (Courtesy Christian J. Stewart Photography)

Peninsula Panthers claim VIJHL crown with emotional overtime victory

Victory comes almost four months after death of teammate Grant Gilbertson

 

Campbell River Storm

Oceanside Generals sweep Campbell River Storm out of the playoffs

Oceanside take North Division title in four straight

 

Campbell River Storm forward Andrew Petruk gets a shot off on Oceanside Generals netminder Ashton Sadauskas in Game 3 of the VIJHL playoff series at Rod Brind’Amour Arena March 15. The Generals won 5-2 to take a 3-0 lead in the best of seven playoff. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror
Campbell River Storm forward Andrew Petruk gets a shot off on Oceanside Generals netminder Ashton Sadauskas in Game 3 of the VIJHL playoff series at Rod Brind’Amour Arena March 15. The Generals won 5-2 to take a 3-0 lead in the best of seven playoff. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror
Campbell River Storm forward Riley Billy (#42) is closely guarded by Port Alberni Alberni Bombers’ Taylor Madsen while goaltender Callum Tung keeps a close eye on the proceedings in the Tuesday, March 8 VIJHL playoff game 7 at Rod Brind’Amour Arena in Campbell River. The storm won the game 4-1 and the series 4-3. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror
Campbell River Storm forward Riley Billy (#42) is closely guarded by Port Alberni Alberni Bombers’ Taylor Madsen while goaltender Callum Tung keeps a close eye on the proceedings in the Tuesday, March 8 VIJHL playoff game 7 at Rod Brind’Amour Arena in Campbell River. The storm won the game 4-1 and the series 4-3. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror
Port Alberni Bombers goaltender Callum Tung pokes away a shot from Campbell River forward Justin Gyori. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
Port Alberni Bombers goaltender Callum Tung pokes away a shot from Campbell River forward Justin Gyori. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
Port Alberni goaltender Callum Tung smothers a loose puck at the side of the net at the heel of Campbell River Storm captain Nolan Corrado’s stick in first period action of Game 5 of the VIJHL playoff series in Rod Brind’Amour Arena Friday, March 4. The Bombers won the game 3-2 to take a 3-2 lead in the series. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror

Port Alberni Bombers take lead in VIJHL playoff series against Campbell River Storm

The Port Alberni Bombers took a 3-2 lead in the VIJHL playoff…

Port Alberni goaltender Callum Tung smothers a loose puck at the side of the net at the heel of Campbell River Storm captain Nolan Corrado’s stick in first period action of Game 5 of the VIJHL playoff series in Rod Brind’Amour Arena Friday, March 4. The Bombers won the game 3-2 to take a 3-2 lead in the series. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror
Campbell River Storm forward Nolan Corrado slams a puck into the Port Alberni net behind Bombers goalie Keelan Hondro during the first period of the VIJHL tilt at Rod Brind’Amour Arena Friday, Feb. 4. The Storm won 7-3 to continue a 18-game winning streak. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror

Teddy Bears and goals rain down in first of two Storm victories on the weekend

Campbell River drops Port Alberni Bombers 7-3 at the Brindy and the Glacier Kings 5-4 in Comox

Campbell River Storm forward Nolan Corrado slams a puck into the Port Alberni net behind Bombers goalie Keelan Hondro during the first period of the VIJHL tilt at Rod Brind’Amour Arena Friday, Feb. 4. The Storm won 7-3 to continue a 18-game winning streak. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror
A banner honouring Nick Collins hangs in Kerry Park Arena. The Islanders’ annual Nick Collins Game was played at the arena on Saturday night. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Island hockey trio escape serious injury in car crash following memorial game

Kerry Park Islanders players escape serious injury in accident following Nick Collins Game

A banner honouring Nick Collins hangs in Kerry Park Arena. The Islanders’ annual Nick Collins Game was played at the arena on Saturday night. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
There won’t be any action on Friday night due to the Strathcona Gardens worker walk out. Photo by Marc Kitteringham / Campbell River Mirror

Storm game cancelled due to Strathcona Gardens strike

Friday marked third day of strike action for Union

There won’t be any action on Friday night due to the Strathcona Gardens worker walk out. Photo by Marc Kitteringham / Campbell River Mirror
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Delta to host B.C. Junior ‘B’ hockey’s Cyclone Taylor Cup championship next April

The 2021 tournament was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic

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Fans will get to witness the Storm on franchise record run. File photo by Marissa Tiel – Campbell River Mirror

Brindy ready to be packed again

Arena will be open for full capacity Campbell River Storm games on Friday, Oct. 29

Fans will get to witness the Storm on franchise record run. File photo by Marissa Tiel – Campbell River Mirror
The Storm’s Kye Benoche shoots wide of Peninsula Panthers goalie Connor Svienson during Saturday, Sept. 18’s 4-3 shootout win over the south Island team at the Rod Brind’Amour Arena in Campbell River. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror

A blowout and a shootout: Campbell River Storm weekend

Goals galore in double home stand at the Brindy

The Storm’s Kye Benoche shoots wide of Peninsula Panthers goalie Connor Svienson during Saturday, Sept. 18’s 4-3 shootout win over the south Island team at the Rod Brind’Amour Arena in Campbell River. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror
Emotions ran high as Storm score their first goal in 2021 home opener. Ronan O’Doherty/ Campbell River Mirror
Emotions ran high as Storm score their first goal in 2021 home opener. Ronan O’Doherty/ Campbell River Mirror
An unspecified number of positive COVID-19 tests among players has led to the cancellation of the first regularly scheduled game of the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League season. (VIJHL.com)

Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League cancels season opener due to COVID-19 cases

Westshore Wolves were scheduled to host expansion team Lake Cowichan Kraken

An unspecified number of positive COVID-19 tests among players has led to the cancellation of the first regularly scheduled game of the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League season. (VIJHL.com)
The Lake Cowichan Kraken and Kerry Park Islanders line up for a faceoff during an exhibition tournament at Lake Cowichan in August 2021. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League ponders vaccine mandate

VIJHL governors will discuss the issue at an upcoming meeting

The Lake Cowichan Kraken and Kerry Park Islanders line up for a faceoff during an exhibition tournament at Lake Cowichan in August 2021. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Coach Lee Stone (top left) says the Storm have speed and depth. Mirror files.

Many unfamiliar faces under Campbell River Storm helmets this season

New captain to be announced before the end of the month

Coach Lee Stone (top left) says the Storm have speed and depth. Mirror files.
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 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)
Port Alberni’s BCHL ownership team is bringing a Junior B hockey team to the city for 2021-22. (SCREENSHOT)

Port Alberni joins Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League

Expansion Port Alberni Bombers cleared for takeoff in 2021

Port Alberni’s BCHL ownership team is bringing a Junior B hockey team to the city for 2021-22. (SCREENSHOT)
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)
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