Junior B Hockey

The Peninsula Panthers and the hockey community at large are mourning the death of 18-year-old Grant Gilbertson, who died in a collision Monday night near the intersection of Sooke and Humpback roads. (Courtesy Christian J. Stewart Photography)

Icy roads near Victoria claim life of 18-year-old junior hockey player

VIJHL junior B team planning special ceremony Friday to honour Grant Gilbertson, who was 18

The Peninsula Panthers and the hockey community at large are mourning the death of 18-year-old Grant Gilbertson, who died in a collision Monday night near the intersection of Sooke and Humpback roads. (Courtesy Christian J. Stewart Photography)
An Omicron outbreak forced Langley Trappers, seen here during a previous regular season game at George Preston in November, to pull out of the annual Winter Classic. (Langley Advance Times file)

Omicron outbreak forces Langley Junior B hockey team to withdraw from Winter Classic

Eight Trappers players tested positive; coach hopes to reschedule missed games

An Omicron outbreak forced Langley Trappers, seen here during a previous regular season game at George Preston in November, to pull out of the annual Winter Classic. (Langley Advance Times file)
White Rock Whalers alternate captain Chris Fortems jostles with Grandview Steeler Jacob Myers during a Dec. 12 game. (Grandview Steelers photo)

White Rock Whalers extend win streak to seven games

Junior ‘B’ hockey team has two more games left before holiday break

White Rock Whalers alternate captain Chris Fortems jostles with Grandview Steeler Jacob Myers during a Dec. 12 game. (Grandview Steelers photo)
Left to right: White Rock Whalers Jacob Dorohoy joins alternate captain Matt Burry, Sam Dowell and Bryce Margetson in support of the team’s latest charitable initiative. The Whalers have teamed up with Sources Food Bank to gather non-perishable food items every home game throughout December. (Alistair Burns/White Rock Whalers photo)

White Rock Whalers’ five-game win streak a best-ever mark for team

Junior ‘B’ hockey squad also fundraising for Sources’ food bank at home games this month

Left to right: White Rock Whalers Jacob Dorohoy joins alternate captain Matt Burry, Sam Dowell and Bryce Margetson in support of the team’s latest charitable initiative. The Whalers have teamed up with Sources Food Bank to gather non-perishable food items every home game throughout December. (Alistair Burns/White Rock Whalers photo)
White Rock Whalers Kyle Spak and Travis Smythe sell poppies by donation prior to Remembrance Day earlier this month. (Contributed photo)

White Rock Whalers win twice after flurry of recent roster moves

PJHL squad sits above .500 with 11-10-1 record

White Rock Whalers Kyle Spak and Travis Smythe sell poppies by donation prior to Remembrance Day earlier this month. (Contributed photo)
Surrey Knights hockey player Jacob Tudan with prized puck after scoring a rare “Michigan” goal on Wednesday, Nov. 3. (Photo: twitter.com/SurreyKnights)

VIDEO: Surrey Knights player shocks onlookers by scoring rare ‘Michigan’ goal in Langley

‘To see the move put to use in the PJHL is a testament to how skilled young Canadian hockey players are these days’

Surrey Knights hockey player Jacob Tudan with prized puck after scoring a rare “Michigan” goal on Wednesday, Nov. 3. (Photo: twitter.com/SurreyKnights)
White Rock Whalers' Matthew Burry gets a shot away against Mission last week. (White Rock Whalers photo)

Captain gives White Rock Whalers shootout victory over Aldergrove

Victory halts two-game losing streak for White Rock PJHL squad

White Rock Whalers' Matthew Burry gets a shot away against Mission last week. (White Rock Whalers photo)
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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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White Rock Whalers top conference after pair of PJHL wins

Whalers defeat Port Moody, Langley to improve record to 6-2

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White Rock Whalers forward Chris Fortems warms up before last weekend’s game against Delta. (Alistair Burns/White Rock Whalers photo)

White Rock Whalers shut out Ice Hawks to halt two-game losing skid

Junior ‘B’ team sits with 4-2 record through six games of PJHL season

White Rock Whalers forward Chris Fortems warms up before last weekend’s game against Delta. (Alistair Burns/White Rock Whalers photo)
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White Rock Whalers win home opening game against visiting Steelers

White Rock wins 5-1 in first game played at Centennial Arena in 571 days

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White Rock Whalers president and team owner Ronnie Paterson (inset photo) said the organization is ‘invigorated’ to have some fans allowed to attend their games. The PJHL team is set to host its home-opener Saturday at Centennial Arena. (Jody Harris photo)

White Rock Whalers win season-opener, prepare for home tilt Saturday

PJHL team to host Grandview Steelers Saturday at Centennial Arena

White Rock Whalers president and team owner Ronnie Paterson (inset photo) said the organization is ‘invigorated’ to have some fans allowed to attend their games. The PJHL team is set to host its home-opener Saturday at Centennial Arena. (Jody Harris photo)
Surrey Knights players scrimmage at North Surrey Sport and Ice Complex on Aug. 23. Heading into another Pacific Junior Hockey League (PJHL) season, the team has a new head coach in Andy Liboiron. (Photo: Tom Zillich)

Surrey Knights start 2021-22 hockey season with new head coach

Andrew Liboiron is now on the bench of PJHL team

Surrey Knights players scrimmage at North Surrey Sport and Ice Complex on Aug. 23. Heading into another Pacific Junior Hockey League (PJHL) season, the team has a new head coach in Andy Liboiron. (Photo: Tom Zillich)
Neither the BCHL nor PJHL have yet to decide whether COVID-19 vaccinations will be necessary to enter team’s arenas – such as South Surrey Arena, home of the BCHL’s Surrey Eagles – this coming hockey season. (File photo)

B.C. junior hockey leagues ‘weighing options’ about mandatory vaccinations for fans

Junior ‘B’ league will take cues from government, experts: PJHL commissioner

Neither the BCHL nor PJHL have yet to decide whether COVID-19 vaccinations will be necessary to enter team’s arenas – such as South Surrey Arena, home of the BCHL’s Surrey Eagles – this coming hockey season. (File photo)
Ray Stonehouse, PJHL President and former owner of the Ridge Meadows Flames, passed away at the age of 76, the league announced on Saturday, July 17. (PJHL)

PJHL president Ray Stonehouse passes

Remembered as tough but fair ambassador for the league

Ray Stonehouse, PJHL President and former owner of the Ridge Meadows Flames, passed away at the age of 76, the league announced on Saturday, July 17. (PJHL)
After 21 months without getting his hair cut, White Rock Whalers forward Sam Dowell chopped off his locks, and will donate the hair to Wigs for Kids B.C. (Alistair Burns photo)

White Rock Whalers’ forward donates hair to Wigs for Kids

‘I thought if I was to grow it, I might as well do it for a good cause,’ Sam Dowell says

After 21 months without getting his hair cut, White Rock Whalers forward Sam Dowell chopped off his locks, and will donate the hair to Wigs for Kids B.C. (Alistair Burns photo)
The Pacific Junior Hockey League has decided to cancel the rest of the 2020-‘21 season, following a league-wide conference call Monday night. (Jody Harris photo)

PJHL cancels rest of its junior ‘B’ hockey season

‘Everyone did all that they could do’ to save season, said White Rock Whalers owner

The Pacific Junior Hockey League has decided to cancel the rest of the 2020-‘21 season, following a league-wide conference call Monday night. (Jody Harris photo)
The Pacific Junior Hockey League announced the cancellation of the 2021 Cyclone Taylor Cup, and its annual Prospects and All-Star Game events on Tuesday.

B.C.’s Cyclone Cup 2021 cancelled

Challenges related to COVID-19 cites as reasoning behind the move

The Pacific Junior Hockey League announced the cancellation of the 2021 Cyclone Taylor Cup, and its annual Prospects and All-Star Game events on Tuesday.
White Rock Whalers head coach Jason Rogers (centre) along with other members of the team show off their whale-tail-inspired moustaches in support of Movember. (Photo courtesy of White Rock Whalers)

White Rock Whalers raise thousands through Movember campaign

Junior ‘B’ hockey team fundraising for men’s health initiatives

White Rock Whalers head coach Jason Rogers (centre) along with other members of the team show off their whale-tail-inspired moustaches in support of Movember. (Photo courtesy of White Rock Whalers)
With gyms and rinks mostly closed this summer, White Rock Whalers goalie Jonathan Holloway took up surfing and other outdoor pursuits to stay active. (Contributed photo)

White Rock Whalers goaltender takes training outdoors amid COVID-19 restrictions

‘I was just trying to be outside as much as possible,’ says Jonathan Holloway

With gyms and rinks mostly closed this summer, White Rock Whalers goalie Jonathan Holloway took up surfing and other outdoor pursuits to stay active. (Contributed photo)