Mount Douglas visits cross-town rivals for gridiron showdown

Rams head to Belmont Friday to take on the Bulldogs

Mount Douglas Rams Junior Varsity and Varsity teams take on cross-town rivals the Belmont Bulldogs this Friday. The Junior Varsity players hit the Westhills Stadium field at 1 p.m. with the Varsity game at 4 p.m.

In Tier 2 Varsity football, Spectrum is on the road for its final two games, this Saturday at Howe Sound and Nov. 14 at Timberline.

It’s a busy hockey week for the Saanich Junior Braves, who start their week on Friday, hosting the Westshore Wolves at Pearkes Rec Centre at 6:30 p.m. On Saturday, the Braves travel up to Kerry Park to take on the Islanders at 7:30 p.m. The Braves’ roadtrip continues Wednesday, when they take on the Peninsula Panthers at 1:30 p.m. at Panorama Rec Centre. The week closes Thursday, when the Braves enjoy a rematch against the Westshore Wolves. The puck dropping at 7 p.m. at the Q Centre.

The University of Victoria women’s field hockey team competes in the 41st CIS-FHC field hockey championship, hosted at the University of Victoria. Play began Thursday with UVic taking on the University of Toronto. Play continues Friday, 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 at 12:30 p.m. The bronze medal game goes Sunday at 12:30 p.m., with the championship final at 3 p.m.

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, with UVic facing Concordia.

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. On 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 at 1 p.m. at PISE. On Nov. 13, the Chargers face the Cascades at 6 p.m., following the men’s game at PISE.

Victoria women’s field hockey continues Sunday, when the Patriots A team plays the Mariners at 9 a.m. at the UVic field. On Wednesday, 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. Kick-off is at 2:45 p.m. at James Bay’s Macdonald Park.

In Lower Island Women’s Premier Soccer play, Saanich Fusion faces the Castaways Highlanders at Tyndall field Saturday at 8 p.m. and Gorge takes on the Victoria Athletics at Hampton Sunday at noon.

In men’s Division 1 play, Lakehill FC welcomes Comox Valley United Saturday. Kick-off is at 6 p.m. at Braefoot Park. On Sunday, Gorge FC visits Vancouver Island Wave 1, playing at 6 p.m. at PISE.

Colin Gall is a Saanich athlete, sports fan and Grade 11 student at Mt. Douglas secondary. Send your coming sports events to jocktalk@telus.net.