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Lake Cowichan Kraken have two more games cancelled

Postponed contests include home opener and visit to Kerry Park

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Rowan Zapisocki of the Lake Cowichan Kraken skates over the blueline into the Nanaimo Buccaneers’ zone during last Friday’s VIJHL exhibition game at the Cowichan Lake Sports Arena. Zapisocki had two goals and two assists in the Kraken’s two preseason games against the Bucs last week. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Kraken, Isles wait for word after VIJHL postpones season opener

Cowichan Valley junior B teams eager to get in action after exhibition success

Rowan Zapisocki of the Lake Cowichan Kraken skates over the blueline into the Nanaimo Buccaneers’ zone during last Friday’s VIJHL exhibition game at the Cowichan Lake Sports Arena. Zapisocki had two goals and two assists in the Kraken’s two preseason games against the Bucs last week. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
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 in Colwood 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)
Captain Matt Baird will be returning to the Kerry Park Islanders this season after a stint with the BCHL’s Alberni Valley Bulldogs. (Citizen file)

Isles continue to build despite cancellation of preseason games

Kerry Park continues to build toward 2021-22 regular season

Captain Matt Baird will be returning to the Kerry Park Islanders this season after a stint with the BCHL’s Alberni Valley Bulldogs. (Citizen file)
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Kerry Park Islanders face Glacier Kings in home-and-home this weekend

VIJHL rivals face off in Mill Bay Saturday and Courtenay Sunday

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The VIJHL’s Lake Cowichan Kraken vs. Kerry Park Islanders’ game has been cancelled tonight.

First meeting of Lake Cowichan Kraken and Islanders cancelled

Kerry Park unable to attend VIJHL hockey game

The VIJHL’s Lake Cowichan Kraken vs. Kerry Park Islanders’ game has been cancelled tonight.
The Lake Cowichan Kraken and Kerry Park Islanders will meet three times in three days during VIJHL preseason play. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Kerry Park and Lake Cowichan to meet 3 times in VIJHL exhibition

Isles and Kraken will play on Aug. 27, 28 and 29

The Lake Cowichan Kraken and Kerry Park Islanders will meet three times in three days during VIJHL preseason play. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
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)
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)
The expansion Lake Cowichan Kraken took to the ice for the first time at the Showcase at the Lake tournament on Aug. 6-8. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Lake Cowichan Kraken take the ice in exhibition tournament

Expansion hockey team plays first games at home arena

The expansion Lake Cowichan Kraken took to the ice for the first time at the Showcase at the Lake tournament on Aug. 6-8. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
The VIJHL's Kerry Park Islanders' games have been cancelled due to COVID-19.

Kerry Park and Lake Cowichan to clash twice during VIJHL season

Islanders and expansion Kraken assigned to different divisions

The VIJHL's Kerry Park Islanders' games have been cancelled due to COVID-19.
The Kerry Park Islanders and Peninsula Panthers battle during a Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League game in November 2020. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Islanders sort out coaching staff for 2021-22

Troy Newans steps in as head coach, with Cody Carlson as associate, Dan Whiteford as assistant

The Kerry Park Islanders and Peninsula Panthers battle during a Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League game in November 2020. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
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Lake Cowichan Kraken acquire first two players

Goalie and defenceman come to the Island in trade with Princeton Posse

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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)
The Lake Cowichan Kraken are the newest team in the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League. (Facebook image)

Release the Lake Cowichan Kraken!

VIJHL announces that its 10th club will play in Lake Cowichan

The Lake Cowichan Kraken are the newest team in the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League. (Facebook image)
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)
The Lake Cowichan Kraken are the newest team in the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League. (Facebook image)

Release the Lake Cowichan Kraken!

VIJHL announces that its 10th club will play in Lake Cowichan

The Lake Cowichan Kraken are the newest team in the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League. (Facebook image)
Matt Ellison was a star with the Kerry Park Islanders before embarking on a pro career that included stops in the NHL and KHL. (Submitted)

Ex-NHLers to highlight Kerry Park-Peninsula alumni games

Matt Ellison and Kyle Greentree commit to suit up in August

Matt Ellison was a star with the Kerry Park Islanders before embarking on a pro career that included stops in the NHL and KHL. (Submitted)
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’

Peninsula Panthers and Kerry Park Islanders players battle during a Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League game in November 2020. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Kerry Park forward Dawson Elzinga slides the puck past a Westshore Wolves defender during a VIJHL game last October. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

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

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

Kerry Park forward Dawson Elzinga slides the puck past a Westshore Wolves defender during a VIJHL game last October. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)