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Flooding fallout forces BCHL to postpone more games

Nine matches are being pushed back, but the junior A league has also added nine regional games

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The senior girls team finished 13th overall with a total team points of 240. (Courtesy Oak Bay High)

Top Oak Bay High cross country runner takes 4th place at provincials

Junior girls, boys, senior boys teams grab podium spots at 2021 championships

The senior girls team finished 13th overall with a total team points of 240. (Courtesy Oak Bay High)
Action from the U Sports men’s soccer consolation final between the University of Victoria Vikes (in blue) and Laval Rouge et Or in Ottawa. The Vikes lost the match 3-0 Saturday (Nov. 20) to finish off their 2021 season. (Photo courtesy of University of Victoria)

Loss to Laval winds up men’s soccer season for UVic Vikes

Vikes go 1-2 at U Sports national championships in Ottawa

Action from the U Sports men’s soccer consolation final between the University of Victoria Vikes (in blue) and Laval Rouge et Or in Ottawa. The Vikes lost the match 3-0 Saturday (Nov. 20) to finish off their 2021 season. (Photo courtesy of University of Victoria)
A Cowichan player matches an Oak Bay player during the Island AAA field hockey final Nov. 1 at the Cowichan Sportsplex. (Kevin Rothbauer/Black Press Media)

Oak Bay High takes B.C. field hockey title 3 straight in best-of-5 shootout

AAA girls defeat North Vancouver rivals on Cowichan Valley turf

A Cowichan player matches an Oak Bay player during the Island AAA field hockey final Nov. 1 at the Cowichan Sportsplex. (Kevin Rothbauer/Black Press Media)
Victoria Grizzlies right winger Matthew Wood bears down on Powell River Kings defenceman Dylan Finlay Friday night at the Q Centre. (Photo Courtesy of Victoria Grizzlies/Twitter)

Victoria Grizzlies defeat Powell River Kings 6-4 Friday

Victoria now sits 16th overal in the BCHL as they get set for Saturday’s matchup against Wenatchee

Victoria Grizzlies right winger Matthew Wood bears down on Powell River Kings defenceman Dylan Finlay Friday night at the Q Centre. (Photo Courtesy of Victoria Grizzlies/Twitter)
Pacific FC are heading to the Canadian Premiere League finals for the first time in franchise history after downing Cavalry FC 2-1 Saturday. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)

Pacific FC heading to finals after 2-1 extra-time victory against Cavalry FC

Tridents to face Forge FC or York United in final, which may be played at home

Pacific FC are heading to the Canadian Premiere League finals for the first time in franchise history after downing Cavalry FC 2-1 Saturday. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)
Ian Whibley (in blue) vies for the ball against a Montreal Carabins player during the Vikes men’s soccer team’s national championship quarterfinal match Nov. 18. The Vikes lost on penalty kicks. (Photo courtesy of the University of Victoria)

UVic Vikes take Montreal to penalty kicks, lose in men’s national quarterfinal

Montreal scored on four of five shootout attempts to take the win over UVic

Ian Whibley (in blue) vies for the ball against a Montreal Carabins player during the Vikes men’s soccer team’s national championship quarterfinal match Nov. 18. The Vikes lost on penalty kicks. (Photo courtesy of the University of Victoria)
Oct. 13, 2021 - Victoria Royals #34 Igor Zborovskiy dumps Kamloops Blazers #7 Kaden Hammel as they fight for the puck along the boards during first period action at the Save-On-Foods memorial Centre. Don Denton photo

Victoria Royals’ Friday game in Kamloops postponed

Highway closures resulting from Monday’s storm cause game to be rescheduled for February

Oct. 13, 2021 - Victoria Royals #34 Igor Zborovskiy dumps Kamloops Blazers #7 Kaden Hammel as they fight for the puck along the boards during first period action at the Save-On-Foods memorial Centre. Don Denton photo
The UVic men’s soccer team plays its first match at the 2021 national championships on Nov. 18. (Photo courtesy of the University of Victoria)

Vikes men’s soccer competes at nationals for first time since 2015 on Thursday

Quarterfinal match against the University of Montreal begins at 10:30 a.m. Victoria time

The UVic men’s soccer team plays its first match at the 2021 national championships on Nov. 18. (Photo courtesy of the University of Victoria)
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BCHL postpones eight games due to flooding

The homes of the Chilliwack Chiefs and Merritt Centennials have been particularly hard hit

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The Victoria Grizzlies, stuck in the Okanagan due to floods, beat the Smokeaters 6-2 in Trail on Sunday to snap a three-game losing streak. Here the Grizzlies’ Jackson Morehouse handles the puck beside Smokeaters goalie Bailey Monteith. (Photo Courtesy of Jim Bailey)

Victoria Grizzlies to fly home after flooding extends road trip

Team enjoys extra, unplanned team building at Penticton Lakeside Resort

The Victoria Grizzlies, stuck in the Okanagan due to floods, beat the Smokeaters 6-2 in Trail on Sunday to snap a three-game losing streak. Here the Grizzlies’ Jackson Morehouse handles the puck beside Smokeaters goalie Bailey Monteith. (Photo Courtesy of Jim Bailey)
The St. Andrew’s Sabres boys soccer team captured the provincial A high school championship with a 2-1 shootout win over Glenlyon Norfolk School. (Photo courtesy of Mark Cristante)

Saanich’s St. Andrew’s Sabres crowned B.C. ‘A’ soccer champions

Senior boys team shifts their focus to Colonist Cup playoffs this week

The St. Andrew’s Sabres boys soccer team captured the provincial A high school championship with a 2-1 shootout win over Glenlyon Norfolk School. (Photo courtesy of Mark Cristante)
University of Victoria Vikes player Renee Gonzalez, left, here in action for Canada against the U.S. during HSBC Canada Sevens play in Vancouver in September, made her debut for national 15s side recently. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

UVic women’s rugby stalwart makes positive debut for Canada, eyes World Cup

Renee Gonzalez says atmosphere around the national program is positive

University of Victoria Vikes player Renee Gonzalez, left, here in action for Canada against the U.S. during HSBC Canada Sevens play in Vancouver in September, made her debut for national 15s side recently. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)
Ruby Broadbent, who attends Parkland Secondary School in North Saanich and won the BC High School Senior Girls Cross Country Provincial Championships, now plans to run in the 2021 Canadian Cross Country Championships to be held Nov. 27 in Ottawa. She is also an accomplished soccer player. (Courtesy of Colleen McNamee)

North Saanich student runs away from competition to win provincial cross-country championship

Ruby Broadbent of Parkland Secondary School is also an accomplished soccer player

Ruby Broadbent, who attends Parkland Secondary School in North Saanich and won the BC High School Senior Girls Cross Country Provincial Championships, now plans to run in the 2021 Canadian Cross Country Championships to be held Nov. 27 in Ottawa. She is also an accomplished soccer player. (Courtesy of Colleen McNamee)
Goalie Ashton Lukan stopped 37 out of 38 shots Friday night as the Peninsula Panthers beat the Kerry Park Islanders 5-1 for their fifth straight victory with Lukan being the winning goalie during four of those games. (Courtesy of Christian J Stewart Photography)

Goaltending backstops Peninsula Panthers to fifth straight win

VIJHL team is hitting on ‘all cylinders’ as it prepares for Victoria Cougars, Westshore Wolves

Goalie Ashton Lukan stopped 37 out of 38 shots Friday night as the Peninsula Panthers beat the Kerry Park Islanders 5-1 for their fifth straight victory with Lukan being the winning goalie during four of those games. (Courtesy of Christian J Stewart Photography)
The UVic women’s field hockey team hold up their championship banner after winning their third straight U Sports national title. (Seyran Mammakov photo)

UVic women win third straight national field hockey championship

Vikes women’s rugby team falls to University of Ottawa 17-14 in quarterfinal

The UVic women’s field hockey team hold up their championship banner after winning their third straight U Sports national title. (Seyran Mammakov photo)
The Mt. Douglas Rams won their playoff opener in Langford on Nov. 12. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)

Defense powers offense for Mt. Douglas Rams in playoff opener win over W.J. Mouat

The home team beat the Abbotsford visitors 42-13 on Friday in Langford

The Mt. Douglas Rams won their playoff opener in Langford on Nov. 12. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)
National field hockey player Nora Struchtrup of Oak Bay heads to South Africa to compete in the Junior World Cup. (Courtesy Nora Struchtrup)

Greater Victoria grads stickhandle to Junior World Cup in South Africa

UVic Vikes field hockey players compete for Junior World Cup in December

National field hockey player Nora Struchtrup of Oak Bay heads to South Africa to compete in the Junior World Cup. (Courtesy Nora Struchtrup)
The Victoria HarbourCats are looking forward to returning to regular season play in 2022 after COVID-19 cancelled two seasons. (Photo courtesy of Christian J. Stewart)

Victoria HarbourCats release 2022 schedule after COVID-19 spikes two seasons

The team will play its first game back at Wilson’s Group Stadium on May 31, 2022

The Victoria HarbourCats are looking forward to returning to regular season play in 2022 after COVID-19 cancelled two seasons. (Photo courtesy of Christian J. Stewart)