Celebrating the history of the Victoria Cougars of the Western Hockey League
From 1971 to 1994, the Victoria Cougars were a major junior hockey team that played out of the Victoria Memorial Arena. Over their 23 year existence, the Cougars broke many WHL records that still remain today including most wins in a season (60 in 1980-81) and least wins in a season (5 in 1989-90). A total of 58 former Cougars went on to play in the National Hockey League including Hall of Fame goaltender Grant Fuhr.
In 1995 the team moved to Prince George and are still known as the Cougars. The Western Hockey League returned in 2015 when the Chilliwack Bruins franchise moved to Victoria.
This website will document the history of the Cougars with pictures, stories, game reports and statistics. We will also write about hockey on Vancouver Island with features such as the Arena Guide.