Weekend is action-packed on the Windsor rugby pitch

What's happening this week in Oak Bay sports action

At the University of Victoria, the women’s soccer team visits Fraser Valley for the Canada West quarterfinals – visit govikesgo.com to link to a live pay-per-view feed of the game.

In Vikes basketball, the women’s team hosts the Canada West Tournament, continuing Friday, Oct. 28 when they host the University of Saskatchewan Huskies at 6 p.m. at UVic’s CARSA performance gym. Entry is by donation.

The men’s squad hosts the Mount Royal Cougars Friday, Oct. 28 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 29 at 4 p.m., also at CARSA, with admission by donation.

The men’s and women’s UVic cross country teams are up Island in Nanaimo when they head to the B.C. Cross Country Championship Saturday, Oct. 29.

It’s a busy weekend at home for UVic rugby, with the Vikes hosting the Westshore premier squad Saturday, Oct. 29 for at 2:45 p.m. start at Wallace Field. In Times Colonist Cup play, the Div. 1 Valhallians take to the Wallace pitch at 1 p.m. against the UVic Norsemen.

At home in Oak Bay, Barnard Cup rugby has the premier Castaway Wanderers hosting cross-town rivals James Bay Saturday, Oct. 29 at 2:45 p.m., while the two clubs’ Div. 1 squads take to the Windsor Park pitch at 1 p.m.

In Div. 1 men’s soccer, Bays United FC hosts Cowichan FC tonight (Friday, Nov. 4) at 8 p.m. at Oak Bay High School.

In women’s premier soccer, the Castaway Highlanders FC plays the Nanaimo United at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 29 at PISE.

In high school sports, the senior boys soccer and senior girls volleyball regular seasons have both come to a close, as the teams head into playoffs.

In boys soccer, the Colonist Cup challenge game and the Colonist Shield semi-final take place Tuesday, Nov. 1, with the Colonist Cup quarter-finals and the Colonist Cup Shield final on Thursday, Nov. 3. The Colonist Cup semi-final is planned for Nov. 17, with the final still to be released. For more details say tuned to lowerislandschoolsports.ca.

In senior girls volleyball, city playoffs will be held Tuesday, Nov. 1. Placement matches start at 6 p.m. at Oak Bay with Oak Bay playing in the best-of-five finals at 7 p.m. against Belmont.

Senior boys volleyball continues on Thursday, Nov. 2 when Pacific Christian School hosts Oak Bay, Royal Bay and Belmont at 6 p.m. St. Michaels University School also hosts Vic High, Parklands and Lambrick at 6 p.m.

In hockey, After nearly a week off from games, the Victoria Cougars return to home ice on Thursday, Nov. 3 when they host the Peninsula Panthers at 7 p.m. at Archie Browning Arena. On Friday, Nov. 4, the Cougars host their annual Pub Night & Silent Auction, beginning at 7 p.m. in the Crow’s Nest of the Archie Browning Arena.

Returning from four games on the road, the Victoria Royals host the Red Deer Rebels at 7:05 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1 at the Save-on-Foods Memorial Arena, before welcoming Lethbridge for a 7:05 p.m. start Friday, Nov. 4.

Colin Gall is a local athlete and Grade 12 student at Mt. Doug Secondary. Send your coming sports events to jocktalk@telus.net.