Junior Braves Development Camp - April 14-June 16, 2014

The Braves are pleased to announce that their 2014 Development Camp for players born in 1996, 1997, 1998 and 1999 will be held at Pearkes Arena April 14th through June 16th, 2014.  Cost is $395 per player for 17 ice times.  There is room for 30 skaters and 3 goalies so register today to avoid a wait list. CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS AND REGISTRATION.

2014 Spring Prospects Camp - June 20-22, 2014

The 2014 Junior Braves Prospect Camp will take place the weekend of June 20-22, 2014. Camp is open to players born in 1996,1997,1998,1999 and will be held at Pearkes Arena. The cost for our camp is $150.00 and each player will receive one practice, and three games.  Space will be limited to 24 forwards, 12 defenseman, and 4-6 goalies. CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS AND REGISTRATION.


News Stories

Guerra LIfts Braves Past Wolves in Double OT

Story and Photos by Christian J. Stewart - A powerplay goal by Nick Guerra at the 1:34 mark of the second overtime period - his second goal of the night - gave the Saanich Braves a 3-2 win over the Westshore Wolves in VIJHL action Friday night at Pearkes Arena in Saanich.

The goal capped another unlikely comeback for the Braves, who - just like the home opener against the Wolves on September 6th - found themselves trailing heading into the third period, but found a way to come back and snatch a victory away from the Westshore squad.

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Defensive Miscues Prove Costly for Braves in 3-2 Loss to Cougars

Story and Photos by Christian J. Stewart - Ryan Carson's third period goal proved to be the difference as the Victoria Cougar's emerged with a 3-2 win over the Saanich Braves in VIJHL hockey action Friday night at Pearkes Arena in Saanich.   Carson's goal, his second of the year, scored at the 9:12 mark of the third, came courtesy of a defensive miscue by Braves defenceman Jordan Groenhyde, who gave the puck up to Carson at the top of the face-off circle in the Braves end, allowing Carson to break in alone and beat Saanich netminder Jordan Werezak with a nice deke to the stick side.

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Braves Stage Unlikely Comeback to Win Home Opener Against Westshore

Story and Photos by Christian J. Stewart  - The Saanich Braves overcame a 5-0 deficit and used four third period goals to rally for an exciting 6-5 win over the Westshore Wolves in their Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League home opener Friday night at Pearkes Arena in Saanich.

The Braves would start newcomer Jordan Werezak in net and the Braves did not make his Saanich debut an easy one, as they would get into penalty trouble and surrender two first period power-play goals, along with two others, to trail 4-0 after a period of play. Scoring for Westshore were Jayme Jackson, Trevor Parkhouse, and former Brave Connor Krupa, who potted a pair.

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Saanich Braves Fans to be treated to 46th Anniversary Home Opening Celebration

The puck is set to drop on the 46th season of Saanich Braves Junior B hockey this Friday, Sep. 6 as the Braves take on the Westshore Wolves at Pearkes Arena. Game time is set for 6:30 p.m.

"We are looking forward to a packed house this Friday," Norm Kelly, Braves Owner/GM said. "Braves fans are in for an exciting season both on and off the ice."

Before game festivities include Cops for Cancer rider Kevin Nunn riding a stationary bike with his Junior Riders and a pre-game BBQ hosted by M&M Meats and The Village Restaurant starting at 5:30 p.m. in the Pearkes parking lot.

The on-ice festivities prior to the Game will feature introductions of the 2013/14 Saanich Braves and the ceremonial puck drop by Kevin Nunn and his Junior Riders.

Friday night's tickets are sponsored by Fish Hair Salon and stylists will be on hand doing coloured hair extensions for fans and hosting a give-away draw for hair-cuts.

Once again, Saanich Jr. B Braves and Island Sports News photographer Christian J. Stewart will be on hand taking incredible action shots during select Braves 2013/14 home games. Christian's photos are available for purchase at www.christianjstewart.zenfolio.com/jrbraves .

Braves' fans next chance to catch their team in action at home is Friday, Sep. 13th, when the Victoria Cougars visit Pearkes Arena.

Fans can get in on the 46th season action by purchasing season tickets, available for $129 for all 24 home games. Season tickets will be available at the home opener and every Braves home game or by calling 250 -590-3666.

For further details visit www.saanichbraves.ca

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Braves Look Good in Pre-Season Shut-Out of Panthers

Story and Photos by Christian J. Stewart - The Saanich Braves ran their VIJHL exhibition record to 2-0 after a 3-0 shut-out of the Peninsula Panthers at Pearkes Arena on Friday night.

The Braves dominated the Panthers from start to finish, outshooting Peninsula 17-5 in the first period and 51-17 for the game.

To the Panthers credit however, their lineup was loaded with a number of young prospects who were hitting the ice together for the first time Friday, as the Panthers main camp is just getting started.

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