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Welcome to the Dictionary of Island Terms. Its purpose is to pin down the patois of Vancouver Island by recording its toponyms, nicknames, phenomena, slang, personalities and places. Explore the ever-growing A-Z here.

Cougars | sports | The Victoria hockey team that won the Stanley Cup in 1925, beating the Montreal Canadiens three games to one in the old best-of-five series format at Oak Bay’s Willows Arena. The Victoria Cougars played in the West Coast Hockey League and were the last non-NHL squad to ever lift the Cup. A major junior hockey club with the same name played in Victoria’s Memorial Arena (demolished 2003) from 1962 to 1994.

Usage: “You’re goddam right The Tragically Hip should have written a song about the Cougars…”

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