COMOX VALLEY SPORTS CENTRE
3001 Vanier Dr.
Courtenay, BC V9N5Y2
CAPACITY - 1,400
The Comox Valley Sports Centre has two full-size ice surfaces, an aquatic facility, a weight room and an outdoor track and field facility. Arena #1 is the home for the Comox Valley Glacier Kings of the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League (VIJHL).
Comox Valley Glacier Kings
The Glacier Kings joined the VIJHL in 1992 as an expansion team. The team has won the VIJHL championship (the Brent Patterson Memorial Trophy) once in 1994-95.
Glacier Kings Alumni
Ty Wishart - Played defense for the Glacier Kings as a 16-year-old before joining the Prince George Cougars in 2004. While with the Cougars, he was a 2006 first-round draft pick of the San Jose Sharks (16th Overall). Wishart appeared in 26 career NHL and has been playing in Europe since 2014-15.
In 1978, the Vancouver Canucks held their training camp at the Comox Valley Sports Centre. It was the first Canucks training camp for Stan Smyl, Thomas Gradin, Curt Fraser and head coach Harry Neale
Hall of Fame forward Cam Neely was born in Comox but grew up in Moose Jaw and Maple Ridge. He played major junior hockey with the Portland Winter Hawks of the Western Hockey League and won a Memorial Cup with them in 1983. The Canucks drafted Neely ninth overall in 1983 and played two seasons in Vancouver before being traded to Boston in 1986 for former Victoria Cougar Barry Pederson. In 726 regular-season games, Neely accumulated 694 points (395 goals and 299 assists) and captured the Bill Masterton Trophy in 1993-94. Injuries forced him to retire in 1996 at the age of 31. The Bruins retired Neely’s number in 2004 and he was inducted in the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2005. In addition to his Hall of Fame career, Cam Neely played Seabass in the 1996 movie “Dumb and Dumber”