Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League
|Current season or competition:
2011–12 VIJHL season
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|No. of teams||9|
|Country||Canada (7 teams)|
|Most recent champion(s)||Victoria Cougars (4th title)|
|Most titles||Campbell River Storm and Kerry Park Islanders (7)|
|Related competitions||Cyclone Taylor Cup (Provincial Championship)
Keystone Cup (Western Canadian Championship)
The Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League (VIJHL) is an unincorporated not-for-profit association which operates a junior "B" ice hockey league of 9 franchised member clubs, of which 9 are currently located in Canada. The Brent Patterson Memorial Trophy, is awarded annually to the league playoff champion at the end of each season. The winner of the Brent Patterson Memorial Trophy competes with the champions of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League and the Pacific International Junior Hockey League for the Cyclone Taylor Cup, the British Columbia Provincial Title. The winner of the Cyclone Taylor Cup moves on to compete for the Western Canada "B" Crown, the Keystone Cup.
The most recent provincial Jr. B champions to come from the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League are the Peninsula Panthers in 2011, the Victoria Cougars in 2007, and the Campbell River Storm in 1999 during their dynasty of the league. No team in VIJHL history has ever won the Keystone Cup as Western Canadian champions, something accomplished multiple times by the rival Pacific International Junior Hockey League and Kootenay International Junior Hockey League.
The two all-time leading teams in playoff champions hold their record in much different ways. The Kerry Park Islanders have won seven championships, but each is spread out through the league's history. The Campbell River Storm on the other hand won all seven of theirs in a row as part of a league dynasty.
In 2012, the VIJHL announced the addition of two new franchises, the Nanaimo Buccaneers, and the Westshore Wolves. The Buccaneers are the Name sake of a team that played in the VIJHL in the 1970s. The Wolves are not new to their area as well, however they are replacing an unsuccessful team (the Westshore Stingers) that folded on December 4th 2010.
List of teams
|North||Campbell River Storm||Campbell River, BC||Rod Brind'Amour Arena||1997||Kevin Spooner||Vacant|
|Comox Valley Glacier Kings||Courtenay, BC||Comox Valley Sports Centre||1992||Bill Rotheisler||Nicholas Tupper|
|Oceanside Generals||Parksville, BC||Oceanside Place||1990||Dave Johnson||Vacant|
|Nanaimo Buccaneers||Nanaimo, BC||Nanaimo Ice Centre||2012||Brad Knight||Vacant|
|South||Kerry Park Islanders||Mill Bay, BC||Kerry Park Arena||1970||Brad Scafe||Vacant|
|Peninsula Panthers||North Saanich, BC||Panorama Recreation Centre||1980's||Brian Passmore||Unknown|
|Saanich Braves||Saanich, BC||George Pearkes Arena||1967||Brad Cook||Sam McMullen|
|Victoria Cougars||Victoria, BC||Archie Browning Arena||1998||Mark Van Helvoirt||Mark Walton|
|Westshore Wolves||Colwood, BC||Bear Mountain Arena||2012||Rob Doyle||Tyson Young|
- An asterisk (*) denotes a franchise move. See the respective team articles for more information.
Brent Patterson Memorial Trophy Champions
Teams that went on to win the Cyclone Taylor Cup are listed in bold.
- Vancouver Island Jr Hockey League
- Comox Valley Glacier Kings
- Campbell River Storm
- Kerry Park Islanders
- Oceanside Generals
- Peninsula Panthers
- Saanich Braves
- Victoria Cougars
- Cyclone Taylor Cup website