VIJHL

Kerry Park forward Reid Fitzpatrick skates into the opposing zone during the Islanders’ game against the Peninsula Panthers last Saturday. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Kerry Park Islanders in tough stretch with 3 losses

Colten Thompson a bright spot with 3 goals in 2 games

 

Lake Cowichan Kraken forward Mitchell Billings carries the puck against the Port Alberni Bombers at the Cowichan Lake Sports Arena last Friday. (Kevin Rothbauer/Gazette)

Two more wins for Lake Cowichan Kraken

Sea Monsters sink Buccaneers and Bombers

 

Lake Cowichan’s Brandon Pascoe moves to get in the way of a pass from Kerry Park Islanders captain Matt Baird during the teams’ showdown at the Cowichan Lake Sports Arena last Friday. (Kevin Rothbauer/Gazette)
Lake Cowichan’s Brandon Pascoe moves to get in the way of a pass from Kerry Park Islanders captain Matt Baird during the teams’ showdown at the Cowichan Lake Sports Arena last Friday. (Kevin Rothbauer/Gazette)
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 was somebody definitely watching out for our players’

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)
Lake Cowichan Kraken forward Mitchell Billings faces off with a Nanaimo Buccaneers forward during last Sunday’s game at the Cowichan Lake Sports Arena. (Kevin Rothbauer/Gazette)

Hebert’s 71 saves highlight the week for Lake Cowichan Kraken

17-year-old goalie outstanding in first VIJHL win

Lake Cowichan Kraken forward Mitchell Billings faces off with a Nanaimo Buccaneers forward during last Sunday’s game at the Cowichan Lake Sports Arena. (Kevin Rothbauer/Gazette)
Logan Walker moves the puck for the Kerry Park Islanders against the Peninsula Panthers last Saturday. The Isles’ top point producer had three assists in a 5-4 loss. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Kerry Park Islanders clipped by Panthers in final minutes

Isles give up tying and winning goals in final 2:30

Logan Walker moves the puck for the Kerry Park Islanders against the Peninsula Panthers last Saturday. The Isles’ top point producer had three assists in a 5-4 loss. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Jaxon Krupa (44) and Donovan Griffin celebrate Krupa’s opening goal against the Campbell River Storm at the Cowichan Lake Sports Arena on Sunday evening. Krupa also scored the winner as the Kraken topped the Storm 3-2. (Kevin Rothbauer/Gazette)

Lake Cowichan Kraken hold back the Storm

Three-game win streak has first-year team on the rise

Jaxon Krupa (44) and Donovan Griffin celebrate Krupa’s opening goal against the Campbell River Storm at the Cowichan Lake Sports Arena on Sunday evening. Krupa also scored the winner as the Kraken topped the Storm 3-2. (Kevin Rothbauer/Gazette)
Brady Estabrook continued his torrid scoring pace for the Kerry Park Islanders with three points against the Saanich Predators last Saturday. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Estabrook and Walker pace Kerry Park Islanders to win over Saanich

Early deficit easily overcome by powerful Kerry Park offence

Brady Estabrook continued his torrid scoring pace for the Kerry Park Islanders with three points against the Saanich Predators last Saturday. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Kraken forward Anthony Wilson kicks the puck to his stick during the second period of his team’s win over the Nanaimo Buccaneers in Lake Cowichan last Saturday. (Kevin Rothbauer/Gazette)

Split weekend for Lake Cowichan Kraken

Kraken fall to Storm in Campbell River, beat Bucs at home

Kraken forward Anthony Wilson kicks the puck to his stick during the second period of his team’s win over the Nanaimo Buccaneers in Lake Cowichan last Saturday. (Kevin Rothbauer/Gazette)
Islanders captain Matt Baird helps a Victoria Cougars player to the ice during the teams’ clash at Kerry Park Arena on Sunday afternoon. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Goalies come up big for Kerry Park Islanders

DeMelo and Young form an impressive pairing

Islanders captain Matt Baird helps a Victoria Cougars player to the ice during the teams’ clash at Kerry Park Arena on Sunday afternoon. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Richard Bergman had four points in two games for the Lake Cowichan Kraken last week. (Kevin Rothbauer/Gazette)

Lake Cowichan Kraken salvage one win from up-and-down week

Leads in two games don’t hold up, but Kraken finish with a win

Richard Bergman had four points in two games for the Lake Cowichan Kraken last week. (Kevin Rothbauer/Gazette)
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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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Kerry Park defenceman Joel Elsaesser hunts down the puck in front of Dryden DeMelo’s crease during the Isles’ 4-2 win over the Victoria Cougars last Saturday. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Kerry Park Islanders get back to .500 in VIJHL

Weekend wins include second loss of the year for Victoria Cougars

Kerry Park defenceman Joel Elsaesser hunts down the puck in front of Dryden DeMelo’s crease during the Isles’ 4-2 win over the Victoria Cougars last Saturday. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Lake Cowichan Kraken forward Julian Rutland — the overtime hero against Port Alberni on Saturday — slips past a Comox Valley Glacier Kings defender during his team’s 5-1 win at the Cowichan Lake Sports Arena last Friday. (Kevin Rothbauer/Gazette)

Two more wins, in different ways, for Lake Cowichan Kraken

Four wins in two weekends for first-year club

Lake Cowichan Kraken forward Julian Rutland — the overtime hero against Port Alberni on Saturday — slips past a Comox Valley Glacier Kings defender during his team’s 5-1 win at the Cowichan Lake Sports Arena last Friday. (Kevin Rothbauer/Gazette)
Port Alberni Bombers forward Jaydon Merritt fires a shot at the Kraken goal. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

VIJHL: Port Alberni Bombers’ comeback falls short against Lake Cowichan Kraken

Two newest teams in the VIJHL squared off at the Alberni Valley Multiplex

Port Alberni Bombers forward Jaydon Merritt fires a shot at the Kraken goal. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
Team captain Donovan Griffin scored the decisive goal in the Kraken’s first-ever overtime win and road victory against the Oceanside Generals last Saturday. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Lake Cowichan Kraken make history with first wins

Home win Friday followed by overtime road victory Saturday

Team captain Donovan Griffin scored the decisive goal in the Kraken’s first-ever overtime win and road victory against the Oceanside Generals last Saturday. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Kerry Park’s Matthias Raschdorf battles with a Westshore player during the Islanders’ loss to the Wolves at Kerry Park Arena last Saturday night. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Kerry Park Islanders drop two against South Division rivals

Despite losses, Isles still close in cramped division standings

Kerry Park’s Matthias Raschdorf battles with a Westshore player during the Islanders’ loss to the Wolves at Kerry Park Arena last Saturday night. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Kraken rookie forward Bryce Burnett gets tangled up with a Campbell River Storm player during last Sunday’s game at the Cowichan Lake Sports Arena. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Lake Cowichan Kraken still looking for first win

Team needs to learn how to win close games, coach notes

Kraken rookie forward Bryce Burnett gets tangled up with a Campbell River Storm player during last Sunday’s game at the Cowichan Lake Sports Arena. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Islanders forward Luken Murray battles for the puck in a recent game against the Nanaimo Buccaneers. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Kerry Park Islanders beat Oceanside to snap brief losing skid

Isles drop two but bounce back with win over Generals

Islanders forward Luken Murray battles for the puck in a recent game against the Nanaimo Buccaneers. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)