Calgary, Alta. – The Western Hockey League Board of Governors is meeting today to evaluate next steps for the WHL and its 22 member Clubs in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. More information will be provided as it is available.
Victoria Royals | WHL hockey team
Posted 13 March 2020 - 02:18 AM
While the Western Hockey League has “paused” the season until further notice, there are few details about what this means for the Victoria Royals going forward.
Cameron Hope, president and general manager of the Royals, addressed the concerns in a brief press conference outside the Royals’ dressing room on Thursday afternoon. According to Hope there are no players or staff within the WHL that have any kind of infection, but he says the move to pause the season is a smart one.
“Were in the business of gathering people together and being in close quarters and we’ve dealt with infections and mumps and those sorts of things before in the past and all the protocols are in place to minimize this sort of a thing,” he said. “But when it gets to be a global situation, everybody needs to accept their role.”
Edited by Victoria Watcher, 13 March 2020 - 02:19 AM.
Posted 23 March 2020 - 02:35 PM
all three chl leagues have cancelled the season and the playoffs and the memorial cup.
Posted 29 April 2020 - 07:45 PM
The Victoria Royals are moving on from the only general manager the team has had since moving to the province’s capital city in 2012.
The team announced Wednesday that Cameron Hope will not be returning in his role as president, general manager and alternate governor. Hope, a lawyer by trade, was hired as GM in 2012 after serving in the NHL as an assistant to Glen Sather and the New York Rangers.
He added the title of Royals president in 2014.
“We would like to thank Cameron for contributions and for guiding our franchise,” said Graham Lee, CEO of the GSL Group that owns the Royals and RG Properties, which runs the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. “The COVID-19 crisis has given us the time to reassess our organization and to set a new direction. We are committed to finding strong leadership that will help the Royals reach their full potential both on-and-off the ice.”
fired because of COVID?
Edited by Victoria Watcher, 29 April 2020 - 07:46 PM.
Posted 29 April 2020 - 08:30 PM
“We would like to thank Cameron for contributions and for guiding our franchise,” Royals owner Graham Lee said in a statement announcing the decision.
Lee is CEO and president of the GSL Group of Vancouver, formerly RG Properties. His company owns the Royals and operates the City of Victoria-owned Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre.
“The COVID-19 crisis has given us the time to reassess our organization and to set a new direction,” added Lee.
“We are committed to finding strong leadership that will help the Royals reach their full potential both on and off the ice.”
Lee did not return calls Wednesday requesting more details. Hope also did not return calls.
Edited by Victoria Watcher, 29 April 2020 - 08:30 PM.
Posted 29 April 2020 - 09:33 PM
That seems like a very strange decision. Bu I guess you never really know what is going on behind the scenes.
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