Jock Talk: Midget AAA ball tryouts at Oak Bay rec centre

What's happening in Oak Bay sports action this week

Colin Gall

Victoria Eagles Midget AAA baseball tryouts start Sunday with indoor sessions and team tryouts at Oak Bay Recreation Centre Jan. 8. For details, contact Don Wiebe at or 250-883-5528.

High School basketball returns for Oak Bay senior boys Tuesday, Jan. 10 when St. Michaels University School hosts Oak Bay at 7:30 p.m. Also on Tuesday, the AAA Oak Bay senior girls head out to Claremont to play at 5:45 p.m.

In Div. 2 boys’ play, Glenlyon Norfolk School visits Stelly’s for a 7:30 p.m. tip-off Tuesday, Jan. 10, before visiting Esquimalt Thursday, also at 7:30 p.m.Div. 1 girls’ play has St. Michaels hosting Lambrick for a 5:45 p.m. start while the GNS girls visit Edward Milne Thursday, Jan. 12 at 5:45 p.m.

Lower Island women’s soccer hosts the annual All Star Game at Layritz turf Sunday, Jan. 8. Game 1 kicks off at 12 p.m. with players from Premier and Div. 1, home to the Oak Bay’s league-leading Castaways Highlanders FC, Bays United FC and Castaways FC. Game 2 goes at 2:30 p.m with players from Div. 2, 3 and Over 30s.

Victoria Field Hockey men’s league opens the new year Sunday, Jan. 8. Starting at 10:30 a.m., the Hawks play the Mutineers, the Rebels 1 team plays the Marauders at 12 p.m., and the Rebels 2 team plays the Tigers at 1:30 p.m. All games are played on the University of Victoria Vikes Field 1.

On the women’s side, Saturday brings a full slate of games with Lynx 3 kicking things off against the Devils at 9:30 a.m. at UVic’s Field 1. The Pirates face the Demons at 11 a.m., the Cardinals challenge Lynx 2 at 12:30 p.m. and the Patriots face Lynx 1 at 2 p.m.

Two local sports teams welcome your Christmas trees for chipping this weekend. The University of Victoria cross country teams will recycle trees for a donation Saturday, Jan. 7 and Sunday, Jan. 8 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Centennial Stadium. The Castaway Wanderers RFC also accepts your trees for donation, Jan. 7 and 8 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The annual service raises funds by donation to run programs for those aged 8 to 80.

Midget Tier 1 hockey heads into the last few weeks of regular season play with the Braves hosting two at home. The Braves host Cowichan Valley at 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 7 at Pearkes Arena, followed by Comox Valley Sunday, Jan. 8 at 4 p.m.

The Victoria Cougars take on the Saanich Junior Braves Friday, Jan. 6 at 6:30 at Pearkes arena. The Cougs return to home ice Thursday, Jan. 12, hosting Oceanside at 7 p.m. at Archie Browning arena. The game marks the Cougars’ last January home game so come fill the barn.

Colin Gall is an athlete and Grade 12 student at Mt. Doug Seconday. Send your coming sports events to


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