National field hockey championships visit UVic

Take in the championship game at 3 p.m. Sunday at the university

The University of Victoria women’s field hockey team competes in the 41st CIS-FHC field hockey championship, hosted here at home at the UVic turf.

Play began yesterday (Thursday, Nov. 5) with UVic taking on the University of Toronto. Play continues Friday, Nov. 6 when the Vikes face the University of British Columbia at 4 p.m., before UVic plays its final round-robin game against Guelph on Saturday, Nov. 7 at 12:30 p.m. The bronze medal game goes Sunday, Nov. 8 at 12:30 p.m., with the championship final at 3 p.m. For the full schedule, see en.cis-sic.ca

The UVic women’s rugby team continues play this week at the 2015 Canadian Inter-university Sport women’s rugby championship. The tournament, hosted by Queen’s University in Kingston, Ont., kicked off on Thursday, Nov. 5, with UVic facing Concordia at 5 p.m. (EST). The Vikes are fighting for a spot in one of the two semi-final games, and hopefully on to the gold-medal final Sunday, Nov. 8 at 3 p.m. EST. Catch the action live on CIS-SIC.tv.

The Victoria Cougars play their only Vancouver Island Junior hockey game this week on Thursday, Oct. 12 when they host the Kerry Park Islanders at Archie Browning Arena. The puck drops at 7 p.m. – don’t miss the chance to cheer on your team!

Victoria women’s field hockey continues Sunday, Nov. 8 when the Patriots A team plays the Mariners at 9 a.m. at the UVic field.

On Wednesday, Nov. 11 the Blue Jays A team plays the Sailors at 6:30 p.m., also at UVic.

Division 1 rugby play has the UVic Norsemen playing James Bay Athletics Association Saturday, Nov. 7. Kick-off is at 2:45 p.m. at James Bay’s Macdonald Park. Oak Bay’s Castaway Wanderers 1 team is also in action Saturday, Nov. 7, welcoming Westshore 1 to Windsor Park at 1 p.m.

In Lower Island Women’s Premier Soccer play, the Castaways Highlanders face Saanich Fusion at Tyndall field Saturday at 8 p.m.

Camosun Chargers are hard at it with the men’s volleyball team hosting two home games this week. The local squad hosts the Douglas College Royals at PISE at 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7. The following Friday, Nov. 13, the Chargers play the University of Fraser Valley Cascades at PISE, also at 3 p.m.

The Chargers women’s volleyball team also play two at home this week, taking on Douglas College Saturday, Nov. 7 at 1 p.m. at PISE. On Friday, Nov. 13, the Chargers face the Cascades at 6 p.m., following the men’s game at PISE.

And looking ahead to spring, registration for the 2016 Victoria Minor Ball Hockey Association season has opened. Registration closes on Jan. 1; visit vmbh.ca for details.

Colin Gall is a local athlete and Grade 11 student at Mt. Doug high school. Send your sports events to jocktalk@telus.net