Buccaneers returning home in search of win

The playoffs have started in the VIJHL, and the Nanaimo Buccaneers are locked in a series against the Comox Valley Glacier Kings. The winner of the best-of-seven series moves on to the league’s semi-finals, and the loser sees their season end early. The Buccaneers got off to a good start in the series, winning game … Continued

Rough sailing for Buccaneers as playoffs approach

As the Vancouver Island JR Hockey League regular season enters its final week, the playoff picture is starting to become clearer for the Nanaimo Buccaneers. It’s starting to look as though the team will begin the playoffs on the road as the third seed in the North Division. It has been apparent for a while … Continued

Buccaneers sailing towards playoffs

With only eight games left before the VIJHL playoffs, the Nanaimo Buccaneers are fighting for home ice advantage, sitting two points behind the Comox Valley Glacier Kings for second place in the North division standings. Nanaimo has struggled recently, winning just two of their last 10 games. But the team has shown an ability to … Continued

Buccaneers successfully navigate Storm

  It took seven tries, but the Nanaimo Buccaneers finally got the victory they were looking for. The team fought hard and picked up a 5-3 win over the first place Campbell River Storm on Thursday, January 8 at the Nanaimo Ice Centre. It was Nanaimo’s first win of the season against their Division rivals. … Continued

Buccaneers battle for second place

As the calendar turns over to December and the VIJHL season hovers around the halfway point, there is still plenty of hockey to be played. But it’s starting to look like the Comox Valley Glacier Kings and Nanaimo Buccaneers are likely to meet in the first round of the playoffs. The two teams sit second … Continued

Buccaneers add to crew

The Nanaimo Buccaneers have made a couple big trades in order to secure the team’s position in the VIJHL’s North Division. The Buccaneers acquired forward Dalton Dubetz from the Creston Thunder Cats and defenseman Wyatt Meiers from the Oceanside Generals. Both players were acquired in exchange for future considerations. Dubetz comes to the Buccaneers having … Continued

Buccaneers cannot navigate Storm

The Nanaimo Buccaneers have sat in second place in the VIJHL’s North Division for most of the season. Nanaimo has even been in first for short stretches of the season. But the Buccaneers are still unable to solve their biggest rival, the Campbell River Storm. On Thursday, October 30, the two teams met at the Nanaimo Ice … Continued

Buccaneers Unable to Weather the Storm

All things considered, the Nanaimo Buccaneers are off to a strong start this season. After 11 games, Nanaimo has a record of 8-2-0-1, good for second place in the VIJHL’s North Division. The only thorn in the Buccaneers’ side this season has been the Campbell River Storm. All three of the Buccaneers’ losses this season … Continued

Buccaneers Sailing to Start Season

The Nanaimo Buccaneers are off to a solid start in the first month of the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League (VIJHL). The team came from behind with a 6-3 win over the Peninsula Panthers on  September 19 in North Saanich, which moved Nanaimo to 4-1-0-1 in the young season. Nanaimo trailed 3-2 going into the … Continued

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