Goaltender Keegan Maddocks, a 15-year-old Langley native who played last year for West Shore-based Pacific Coast Hockey Academy bantam prep team, was among three 2018 draft picks signed by the Western Hockey League’s Victoria Royals. The club winds up main training camp Wednesday with its annual intrasquad game at 7:05 p.m. at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. Courtesy Victoria Royals

Goaltender Keegan Maddocks, a 15-year-old Langley native who played last year for West Shore-based Pacific Coast Hockey Academy bantam prep team, was among three 2018 draft picks signed by the Western Hockey League’s Victoria Royals. The club winds up main training camp Wednesday with its annual intrasquad game at 7:05 p.m. at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. Courtesy Victoria Royals

WHL Royals gear up for final day of training camp

Wednesday night’s intrasquad game culminates camp, cheap hot dogs, popcorn part of the package

The Western Hockey League’s Victoria Royals are taking steps toward the 2018-19 season this week, with main training camp underway at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre.

Following on the heels of a successful rookie camp, veteran skaters and goalies and newcomers alike have been working out on and off the ice Monday and Tuesday and team officials have got a good look at some of the many new faces expected to suit up for the Royals this season.

The camp culminates tomorrow night (Aug. 29) with the annual intrasquad game at 7:05 p.m. at the Save-On Centre. Pre-game skates happen at 10 and 11 a.m., with players not dressing for this evening’s game contest hitting the ice at noon. One player who is expected to take the ice is Victoria minor hockey product Nolan Bentham, the Royals’ No. 1 pick in the 2018 bantam draft.

RELATED: Homegrown Victoria player leads Royals’ WHL 2018 Bantam Draft list

Signings in the past week included a trio of 2003-born players drafted at the same as Bentham, including goaltender Keegan Maddocks, and forwards Matthew Hodson and Trentyn Crane to standard player agreements.

Admission to the intrasquad game is by donation to the club’s education and scholarship fund, and fans can treat themselves to $2 hot dogs, popcorn and pop at the concessions.

editor@vicnews.com

Victoria RoyalsWHL

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Orca 1
Orcas: Our Shared Future

Royal BC Museum dives into the world of orcas with upcoming feature exhibition

Frank Ludwig in a forklift with his long hair during Trooper’s heyday. (Photo submitted)
Humble Island beginnings blossomed into storied career for Trooper keyboardist

Frank Ludwig got his start as a boy pumping the organ in a tiny downtown Chemainus church

Joan Miller with the Vancouver Island North Regional Film Commission says there’s much room for optimism in the region rebounding from COVID-19 and is excited about what the future holds for the region. Black Press File Photo
North Island film industry optimistic about post-COVID rebound

Interest in filming here is still high, according to film commission, once things open back up

The 10-part Netflix series Maid, which is being exclusively shot in Greater Victoria, has been filming in Langford and Colwood over the past two weeks. On April 7, filming will take place on the east side of the Esquimalt Lagoon. (Black Press Media file)
Netflix series ‘Maid’ filming in Colwood

10-episode Warner Bros. production filmed exclusively in Greater Victoria

Victoria mural artists Joshua Lundrigan (from left) and Paul Archer join Rob Chyzowski, co-owner of Belleville’s Watering Hole and Diner in front of an Archer-designed mural that went up on Thursday at the Inner Harbour restaurant. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)
Positivity rules with new outdoor mural from Victoria artist

Paul Archer teams with Belleville’s Watering Hole and Diner for patio project

Thomas Kuecks, Bellamy Kuecks and Paula Foot have come together to create an album of stories for children. (Nina Foot photo)
Moments with Miss Paula creates musical stories for kids

Music and the spoken word from Island pair available on streaming

Author Eden Robinson poses for a portrait during an interview in Toronto, Wednesday, May 29, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Tijana Martin
Trickster trilogy author Eden Robinson hosts online conversation and reading

Haisla and Heiltsuk will join fans in event hosted by Vancouver Island Regional Library

Nanaimo author Lawrence Winkler’s latest book is ‘The Last Casebook of Doctor Sababa.’ (Bulletin file photo/supplied)
Nanaimo author wraps up trilogy following ‘antihero’ Island doctor

Lawrence Winkler presents ‘The Last Casebook of Doctor Sababa’

‘Frank Ney’ by Patrick Flavin, ‘Millstone River Upper Falls’ by John Collison Baker, ‘Labyrinth of Dreams’ by MA Molcan, ‘On the Other Side’ by Liana Ravensbergen, ‘December Snow’ by Laurel Karjala and ‘Jacks Point’ by Dana Smiley (cropped, clockwise from top-left) are among the works in the Nanaimo Arts Council’s latest exhibition. (Photos courtesy Nanaimo Arts Council)
Nanaimo Arts Council presents its first online gallery show

Submissions now open for upcoming ‘Ekphrastic Celebration’ show

Dorothy Sevcov’s exhibition ‘Having Fun With Acrylics’ is on display at Art 10 Gallery until the end of the month. (Josef Jacobson/The News Bulletin)
Experimental paintings now on exhibit at Nanaimo’s Art 10 Gallery

Dorothy Sevcov’s ‘Having Fun With Acrylics’ on display through April

Courtenay artist Christine Boyer presents Alongside My Path: Native Wildflowers of Canada at Gallery Merrick from April 9 to 23. (Photo courtesy Christine Boyer)
Island painter shows off the wildflowers of Western Canada in first solo show

Courtenay’s Christine Boyer presents floral exhibit at Nanaimo’s Gallery Merrick

Nanaimo Harbourfront Library librarian April Ripley led the effort to create a Vancouver Island poetry booklet in recognition of National Poetry Month. (Josef Jacobson/The News Bulletin)
Nanaimo Harbourfront Library publishes booklet for National Poetry Month

Collection features winners of ‘Poem in your Pocket’ contest

SENCOTEN language revitalizationist and filmmaker Renee Sampson’s short film, Bringing Our Language Back to LIfe, shows online during the Reel 2 Real International Youth Film Festival, April 14-23. (Photo courtesy Wapikoni)
SENCOTEN language featured in short film created on Saanich Peninsula

Renee Sampson film highlights importance of passing on traditional languages to youth

Most Read