New Owners For The Westshore Wolves

Langley Rivermen Sports & Entertainment, owners of the BC Hockey League’s Langley
Rivermen, have purchased the Westshore Wolves of the Vancouver Island Junior
Hockey League.

New ownership took effect immediately on May 16, when the agreement with former
owner Shawn Vincent was completed.
“As the VIJHL has become independent, we are excited to bring the Wolves on as a pathway
for elite players to play hockey at a high level. This partnership will give younger players an
opportunity to play games and practice with a BCHL team while continuing their
development in the VIJHL,” says new Wolves Co-Owner Jamie Schreder. “Shawn Vincent,
the outgoing owner, has been amazing to work with and we thank him for all that he has
done to support, grow, and provide opportunity for the Westshore Wolves.”
Going forward, the two clubs will work very closely together to achieve success within both
the BCHL and the VIJHL.

Co-Owner Dana Matheson adds: “This strategic alliance will allow the Langley Rivermen
to develop and affiliate players from Westshore. We will build synergies with the Wolves in
order to support both clubs. We’re very excited about the direction of the VIJHL, and how
this league will work with the BCHL moving forward. The city of Langford is an amazing
community and we’re looking forward to getting involved.”
Vincent remains as Chair of the VIJHL’s Executive Committee.

“I love the VIJHL and I wasn’t considering selling the team,” Vincent states. “But then I met
the guys from Langley, and they have a great program and I thought I’d move on and watch
them take the team to the next level. I’ll be remaining with the league as Chair for the
foreseeable future to help the league continue to grow.”
The Westshore Wolves have a storied history in the VIJHL and the Rivermen organization
are excited to continue to provide fast-paced family entertainment to the community of