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Wolves Rebound With 5-2 Win Over Braves

Fri Aug 29 2014

Wolves Rebound With 5-2 Win Over Braves

Story and Photos by Christian J. Stewart - Kyle Richter scored a pair of goals to help the Westshore Wolves defeat the Saanich Braves 5-2 Friday night in Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League (VIJHL) pre-season action at Pearkes Arena in Saanich.  The Wolves win avenges a 3-2 loss suffered to the Braves at JDF Arena on Thursday night, one that saw a very young and inexperienced Wolves team get outshot by the Braves 40-20 on the night.

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Braves Open Pre-Season With 3-2 Win Over Westshore

Thu Aug 28 2014

The Saanich Braves received goals from Evan Horvath, Josh Poland and Quinn Miller to grab a 3-2 victory over the Westshore Wolves in VIJHL pre-season action Thursday night at Juan De Fuca Arena in Colwood. The Wolves jumped out to a quick 1-0 lead when Drayson Lum converted a nice 2-on-1 pass, tipping it just inside the post past Braves starter Jason Stewart 3:20 in, but it was all Braves after that with Horvath and Poland scoring in quick succession, the Braves peppering 17 shots total on Wolves starter Chris Smith and Stewart stopping the remaining 8 shots that he saw...

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Braves Open Camp With Optimistic Outlook for 2014-2015

Tue Aug 26 2014

Braves Open Camp With Optimistic Outlook for 2014-2015

Story and Photos by Christian J. Stewart - The Saanich Braves hit the ice at Pearkes Arena Monday afternoon for an intra-squad game to open their 2014-2015 Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League (VIJHL) training camp and take the first steps toward putting a less than stellar 2013-2014 season behind them.

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Braves Announce 2014 Training Camp Schedule

Sun Aug 10 2014

The Saanich Braves will kick off their 2014 Training Camp on Sunday August 24th at Pearkes Arena in Saanich.  After a day of fitness testing and three days of on-ice practices, the team will play exhibition games against Westshore on Thursday August 28th at the Q Centre and Friday August 29th at Pearkes Arena.  The full schedule is posted below and can be downloaded HERE.  It is also shown in the Game Schedule/Calendar link on the home page.

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Braves Need Billets for 2014-2015 Season

Wed Jul 30 2014

Braves Need Billets for 2014-2015 Season

The Saanich Braves Hockey Club is in urgent need of billet families for the 2014/2015 hockey season. We are short homes for players this year and we need assistance from the community in finding placements for our billeted players. The importance of billet families to the Braves Junior program is immeasurable. Part of our commitment to our players and their parents is to help provide them with a good home. Their time with the billet family is a very important time of their lives. They are away from their family and friends - often for the first time - so their...

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Braves Release 2014-2015 VIJHL Schedule

Wed Jul 30 2014

Braves Release 2014-2015 VIJHL Schedule

The Saanich Jr. Braves have announced their 48 game schedule for the 2014-2015 season. The Braves will begin the new VIJHL season with three straight road games, starting Thursday, September 4th against the League Champion Victoria Cougars at Archie Browning Arena in Esquimalt at 7:00 pm.  The Braves then face Westshore on Wednesday, September 10th and the Cougars again on Thursday, September 11th, before returning home for their opener at Pearkes Arena on Friday September 12th at 6:30 pm against the Westshore Wolves. The Braves will battle the Victoria Cougars twice in the first three games of the 2014-2015 season, both times...

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Former Brave AP DeJong Signed by Portland

Wed Jul 30 2014

Former Brave AP DeJong Signed by Portland

The Saanich Braves are pleased to announce that 2013-2014 affiliate player Brendan DeJong has been signed by the Western Hockey League's Portland Winterhawks. De Jong, a 6'4", 180-pound defenseman, was a seventh round pick in the 2013 Bantam Draft and will join the Winterhawks this season as a 16-year-old. He played for the Pacific Sea Devils Elite 15 team this past season, where he had four goals and nine assists for 13 points in 32 games. He also suited up in five games for the Braves of the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League. "We're excited that Brendan and his family have chosen...

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Braves Go Down Fighting, Fall to Comox in OT

Mon Feb 24 2014

Story and Photos by Christian J. Stewart  - The Saanich Braves battled hard, but a goal from Comox's Duncan Pernal at 2:44 of overtime gave the Glacier Kings a 3-2 win Monday evening in VIJHL playoff action at Pearkes Arena in Saanich. The win gave the Glacier Kings a sweep of the opening round VIJHL playoff series four games to none and broke the hearts of the Braves, who had played perhaps their best game in the past two months.  

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Glacier Kings Overpower Braves 7-2

Thu Feb 20 2014

Story and Photos by Christian J. Stewart -  The Comox Valley Glacier KIngs used four powerplay goals to cruise to a 7-2 win over the Saanich Braves in Game 2 of their VIJHL playoff series Thursday night at Pearkes Arena in Saanich. The win gives Comox a 2-0 lead in the series with Game 3 scheduled to be back in Comox on Saturday evening. The Glacier Kings scored early in this one, as just 3:17 in, Dallas Maxwell would walk out from the corner and fire Comox's first shot high glove side on Saanich goaltender Jason Stewart for the 1-0 lead.  

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Saanich Jr Braves Hockey Team

47 Great Seasons and Counting...

Saanich Braves Hockey TeamThe Saanich Braves are looking forward to another year of growth for the franchise, with many of the returning players to the team looking forward to a break-out season for their game. This is our 47h season, and there will be a variety of on-ice and off-ice activities for the Braves and their fans to enjoy!

The Saanich Braves have become a team of choice for many young players following the growing tradition of the VIJHL, which is emerging as the premier development Jr. B league in B.C.

 

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