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

 

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, Nanaimo Buccaneers hit 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)
The Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League is set to begin its 50th consecutive season on Oct. 1 pending final approval from local health authorities and viaSport. File photo by Marissa Tiel – Campbell River Mirror

VIJHL season could start Oct. 1, says league president

League awaiting final approval from local health authorities and viaSport

The Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League is set to begin its 50th consecutive season on Oct. 1 pending final approval from local health authorities and viaSport. File photo by Marissa Tiel – Campbell River Mirror
The Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League (VIJHL) is working to finalize a start date for the upcoming Island Junior B hockey season. In this file photo, the Campbell River Storm celebrate their ninth win in a row during regular season Junior B action at the Rod Brind’Amour Arena in Campbell River, B.C. on Jan. 3, 2020. The Storm beat the Generals 1-0. File photo by Marissa Tiel – Campbell River Mirror

VIJHL finalizing cohort groups and schedules for upcoming season

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

The Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League (VIJHL) is working to finalize a start date for the upcoming Island Junior B hockey season. In this file photo, the Campbell River Storm celebrate their ninth win in a row during regular season Junior B action at the Rod Brind’Amour Arena in Campbell River, B.C. on Jan. 3, 2020. The Storm beat the Generals 1-0. File photo by Marissa Tiel – Campbell River Mirror
Nanaimo Buccaneers goalie Austin Dendl and defenceman Erik Hanus keep the puck out against Noah Fladager and the Campbell River Storm during the third period Thursday at the Nanaimo Ice Centre. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Junior B Buccaneers eliminated by Storm

Nanaimo loses Game 6 to Campbell River by 4-1 score

Nanaimo Buccaneers goalie Austin Dendl and defenceman Erik Hanus keep the puck out against Noah Fladager and the Campbell River Storm during the third period Thursday at the Nanaimo Ice Centre. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
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

Buccaneers on the brink after Game 5 loss to Storm

Campbell River leads Nanaimo 3-2 in best-of-seven VIJHL playoff series

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
Campbell River Storm player Tynan Peacock, left, is checked by Nanaimo Buccaneers opponent Chase Heslop during Sunday’s VIJHL playoff game at the Nanaimo Ice Centre. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Buccaneers edge Storm in overtime to tie playoff series

Nanaimo and Campbell River have two wins apiece

Campbell River Storm player Tynan Peacock, left, is checked by Nanaimo Buccaneers opponent Chase Heslop during Sunday’s VIJHL playoff game at the Nanaimo Ice Centre. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
Nanaimo Buccaneers goalie John Hawthorne and defenceman Seamus O’Toole keep the puck out of their net as Campbell River Storm opponent Kyle Craddock looks for a rebound during a playoff game at the Nanaimo Ice Centre earlier this month. (GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin)

Buccaneers look back on season

Junior B hockey team will keep chasing North title

Nanaimo Buccaneers goalie John Hawthorne and defenceman Seamus O’Toole keep the puck out of their net as Campbell River Storm opponent Kyle Craddock looks for a rebound during a playoff game at the Nanaimo Ice Centre earlier this month. (GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin)