United tackle Fusion on the pitch

Soccer action returns to Oak Bay this weekend with Bays United boys and girls U18 squads up against Saanich

Soccer action returns to Oak Bay this weekend when the Bays United Under 18 girls gold team faces off against the Saanich Fusion U18 girls squad Sunday, Jan. 18. The Bays United U18 Boys also host their respective Fusion team the same day. The Vancouver Island Premier League’s Lower Island Bays/Peninsula squad visits Comox.

University of Victoria’s men’s and women’s basketball teams play host to the University of Winnipeg for a weekend matchup Jan. 16 and 17. The women’s games begin at 6 p.m. Friday, and 5 p.m. Saturday with the men following at 8 p.m. and 7 p.m.

The games mark the countdown to the final month of Vikes basketball at McKinnon Gym and fans, students, staff and athletes are invited to share their memories at facebook.com/iheartmck. Submissions are due by Feb. 5.

Also at the UVic campus, the Vikes’ men’s rugby squad takes on UBC in a 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 16 Boot Game at Centennial Stadium. The men’s and women’s track teams are away at a University of Washington Indoor Preview in Seattle, Wash. while the Vikes swimmers are in Richmond for Jan. 17’s Senior Circuit LCM.


More action from the hardwood this week as Oak Bay

High’s junior girls and boys visit St. Michaels University School Jan. 19, with games starting at 4:15 and 5:45 p.m. respectively. The junior boys visit Claremont Jan. 20 while the junior girls are at Spectrum. The senior basketball teams head to Claremont for their double-header Jan. 20, with the girls tipping off at 5:45 p.m. and the boys at 7:30 p.m. Also from Oak Bay, Glenlyon Norfolk House senior girls visit Victoria High for a 5:45 p.m. start.


Jan. 21 brings the Oak Bay Junior Girls to Mt. Douglas for a 5:30 p.m. game while the junior boys host Reynolds at 4 p.m. while on Jan. 22, GNS rounds out the week with a senior boys game at Stelly’s beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Come out and show your support for the future stars when the Victoria Ice Hawks Midget A boys hit the ice for the last two regular-seaon games of the year.

The ‘Hawks travel to Sooke Saturday, Jan. 17 for a 12:30 p.m. start versus the Thunderbirds before returning home to host the Port Alberni Bulldogs Sunday, Jan. 18. Puck drop is at 3:15 p.m. at Archie Browning Arena. Victoria will face off against its fellow T2 teams in the Island playoffs, beginning in the next few weeks.

A reminder for Oak Bay’s hockey fans…Greater Victoria Ball Hockey registration closes Jan. 31, with information on assessments coming in early February. For details visit www.vmbh.ca.


Grade 12 student Devon Gall is an avid sports fan, athlete and former Carnarvon baseball player. Send your sports events news to jocktalk@telus.net.