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#441 RFS

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Posted 19 November 2016 - 09:25 PM

not sure if this was shared anywhere on here

Nanaimo has taken a step towards potentially hosting a Western Hockey League franchise.

The City has completed an initial study looking into the building of an event centre with up to 8,300 seats depending on the event

http://www.cheknews....hl-team-238935/

#442 Mike K.

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Posted 20 November 2016 - 02:06 PM

Things usually don't work out for Nanaimo, but they still dream big. And that's refreshing for Vancouver Island.


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#443 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 17 March 2017 - 07:13 AM

The Royals game will be a sell-out tonight.

 

Home playoff games Tue/Wed March 28 and 29.

 

And Nanaimo's (population 104,000) BCHL team is threatening to leave for Campbell River (pop.36,000) in search of bigger crowds.

 

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#444 nagel

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Posted 17 March 2017 - 07:24 AM

Going to Nanaimo 6 times a year really highlights for me how bad it can be if your city totally sucks at urban planning.  The city is really a disaster of pockets of development/retail here and there with vast distances between them.  I'd actually suggest that downtown Courtenay seems more like a downtown than anything Nanaimo has for a "downtown".

 

So they may have a population much higher than other WHL or BCHL towns but it doesn't really matter if it's all spread out.


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#445 jonny

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Posted 17 March 2017 - 07:52 AM

So little 5'6" Matthew Phillips has scored 50 goals this season and is the new single season record holder for goals scored.


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#446 shoeflack

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 09:00 AM

The Royals will take on the number three team in the WHL and top team in the Western Conference, the Everett Silvertips, in their 1-vs-8 Western Conference Quarter-final best-of-seven series. Home games are next Tuesday and Wednesday, with a possible game six afternoon game on April 2.

 

It's a tough road for the Royals, who have lost 7 games in a row, and just came off a two-loss weekend against the same Everett squad to finish the regular season. If they can get by Everett, they'll be up against either Seattle or Tri-City in the second round. The good news? No chance they play Kelowna until at least the Conference Final.

 

1 - Royals @ Silvertips | Friday, March 24 at 7:35 pm | XFINITY Arena - Everett, WA
2 - Royals @ Silvertips | Saturday, March 25 at 7:05 pm | XFINITY Arena - Everett, WA
3 - Royals vs. Silvertips | Tuesday, March 28 at 7:05 pm | Save-On-Foods Memorial Arena - Victoria, BC
4 - Royals vs. Silvertips | Wednesday, March 29 at 7:05 pm | Save-On-Foods Memorial Arena - Victoria, BC
5 - Royals @ Silvertips | Friday, March 31 at 7:35 pm | XFINITY Arena - Everett, WA
6 - Royals vs. Silvertips | Sunday, April 2 at 2:05 pm | Save-On-Foods Memorial Arena - Victoria, BC
7 - Royals @ Silvertips | Tuesday, April 4 at 7:05 pm | XFINITY Arena - Everett, WA


#447 Greg

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Posted 30 March 2017 - 10:58 AM

Great game last night to even the series at 2-2. Does anyone know if the Friday away game will be aired at any local pub?



#448 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 02 April 2017 - 06:03 PM

Royals are in 4OT in their mus-win 6th game right now.  Game has been going for more than 5 hours.



#449 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 02 April 2017 - 06:47 PM

In 5OT now.



#450 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 02 April 2017 - 07:03 PM

The lost in 5OT, season over.



#451 shoeflack

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Posted 03 April 2017 - 12:02 PM

Perhaps even crazier is that over at Archie Browning at the same time, the Victoria Cougars (Jr B) were involved in a 4OT game.

 

So between two junior hockey games in Victoria on Sunday afternoon, 15 periods of hockey were played.



#452 shoeflack

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Posted 30 May 2017 - 03:08 PM

The Royals are without a head coach as Dave Lowry has been named an assistant with the Los Angeles Kings.

 

 

The LA Kings have named Dave Lowry as an Assistant Coach, Kings Vice President and General Manager Rob Blake and Kings Head Coach John Stevens announced today.

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Before the Royals, Lowry spent close to a decade with the Calgary Flames organization in a number of different capacities. For three seasons (2009-12), he was an assistant coach with the Flames.



#453 spanky123

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Posted 30 May 2017 - 04:10 PM

The Royals are without a head coach as Dave Lowry has been named an assistant with the Los Angeles Kings.

 

Not a surprise, he hinted at such during the post playoffs interviews. Big loss for the Royals. Dave was consistently able to take average talent and turn it into a much better team. 



#454 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 07 October 2017 - 06:56 AM

6-0 to start the season. This might be our year.

#455 Greg

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Posted 07 October 2017 - 07:23 AM

Five of those six games are against pretty weak competition, but the team looks really good (and the sixth was against Kelowna). Also the average margin of victory is about four goals. Already highly ranked in the CHL ratings. Could be a fun year!



#456 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 07 October 2017 - 07:26 AM

I think 6 was vs. an 0-6 Kamloops.  But in any event, we got 2 20-year-olds (a forward and an offensive d-man) back from the pros for last night's game and they both scored.

 

Mid week games at home this coming week.


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#457 shoeflack

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Posted 11 October 2017 - 01:00 PM

After their hot start in which they're averaging 6 goals per game, the Royals are now the number one ranked team in the CHL. I think this is the first time ever they've been number one.

 

 

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