VIJHL

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)
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 Island Junior B hockey alumni games

Matt Ellison and Kyle Greentree commit to suit up in August for Kerry Park-Peninsula matches

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)
Rick Hannibal takes over as new general manager of Oceanside Generals. (Oceanside Generals photo)

Rick Hannibal takes over as general manager of VIJHL’s Oceanside Generals

New GM has been a board member with the organization since 2016-17

Rick Hannibal takes over as new general manager of Oceanside Generals. (Oceanside Generals photo)
Andrew Riddell was instrumental in helping the Oceanside Generals develop young players. (Oceanside Generals photo)

Andrew Riddell steps down as GM of VIJHL’s Oceanside Generals

Former BCHL player from Nanaimo moves on after promotion from full-time employer

Andrew Riddell was instrumental in helping the Oceanside Generals develop young players. (Oceanside Generals photo)
Oceanside Generals defenceman Brandon Hannibal is disappointed the VIJHL season is over. (PQB News file photo)

Oceanside Generals graduating defender feels ‘robbed’ with ending of VIJHL season

League board votes unanimously to conclude play due to COVID-19 concerns

Oceanside Generals defenceman Brandon Hannibal is disappointed the VIJHL season is over. (PQB News file photo)
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 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

Kerry Park forward Dawson Elzinga slides the puck past a Westshore defender during a VIJHL game last October. (Black Press Media photo)
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 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)
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)
The Oceanside Generals of the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League hope to resume play soon. (PQB News file photo)
The Oceanside Generals of the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League hope to resume play soon. (PQB News file photo)
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)
The Oceanside Generals leaders this VIJHL season will consist of Aiden Sutherland (captain), alternates Dawson Heathcote, Aleko Karamanis and Brandon Hannibal. (Oceanside Generals photo)

VIJHL Generals return to action after league-mandated break

Play was halted for one week due to COVID-19 incidents in Nanaimo schools

The Oceanside Generals leaders this VIJHL season will consist of Aiden Sutherland (captain), alternates Dawson Heathcote, Aleko Karamanis and Brandon Hannibal. (Oceanside Generals photo)
The Oceanside Generals stopped the Campbell River Storm at Oceanside place. (Oceanside Generals photo)

Oceanside Generals avoid being swept by Storm in VIJHL double dip

Gens beats Campbell River side for first time this season

The Oceanside Generals stopped the Campbell River Storm at Oceanside place. (Oceanside Generals photo)
Oceanside Generals forward Cage Newans was named VIJHL North Division’s Player of the Week. (PQB News file photo)

Oceanside Generals split pair of games with Comox Valley

Gens drop first game 5-2 but eke out a 5-4 win the next day

Oceanside Generals forward Cage Newans was named VIJHL North Division’s Player of the Week. (PQB News file photo)
Former Oceanside Generals forward Max Creighton has rejoined the club as one of its assistant coaches. (PQB News file photo)
Former Oceanside Generals forward Max Creighton has rejoined the club as one of its assistant coaches. (PQB News file photo)
The Oceanside Generals celebrate after sinking the Nanaimo Buccaneers in their VIJHL season opener at the Nanaimo Ice Centre, Oct. 1. (Generals Facebook Photo)

Oceanside Generals crush Nanaimo 9-1 in VIJHL season opener

Newans, Carson each net three goals to pace Gens

The Oceanside Generals celebrate after sinking the Nanaimo Buccaneers in their VIJHL season opener at the Nanaimo Ice Centre, Oct. 1. (Generals Facebook Photo)
Dawson Heathcote, left, is back to lead the Oceanside Generals this VIJHL season. (PQB News file photo)

Parksville Generals face Nanaimo Buccaneers to open VIJHL season

Fans not permitted inside arenas due to COVID-19 restrictions

Dawson Heathcote, left, is back to lead the Oceanside Generals this VIJHL season. (PQB News file photo)