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Alberni Valley Bulldogs defenceman Emanuelson Charbonneau and Victoria Grizzlies forward Ollie Josephson chase the puck during Friday night’s matchup at The Q Centre. Alberni defeated Victoria 4-2. (Victoria Grizzlies/Twitter)

Victoria Grizzlies fall 4-2 against Alberni Valley Bulldogs in Friday night match-up

It was the Grizzlies second loss to the Bulldogs in three days

Victoria Royals defenceman Gannon Laroque clears the puck during a game against the Everett Silvertips on Nov. 26. (Christopher Kelsall/Special to Victoria News)

Underdog Victoria Royals rain on the Silvertips’ parade with overtime win

Victoria topples best-in-the-west Everett, wins two-straight for first time all season

The visiting Victoria Royals snapped a 12-game losing streak on Nov. 20 with a 3-2 win over Vancouver Giants at Langley Events Centre. This Friday the Royals host a U.S. team – Everett – for the first time since the pandemic first impacted Western Hockey League play. (Photo by Gary Ahuja/Langley Events Centre)

First U.S.-based team in 20 months to play Royals in Victoria

Struggling Royals host front-running Everett Silvertips on Friday night, Nov. 25

University of Victoria cross country runners compete in the national championships in Quebec City this Saturday (Nov. 27). (Photo courtesy of the University of Victoria)

UVic cross country teams run for Canadian championship Saturday

Vikes’ men’s and women’s teams head to Quebec City for the U Sports season finale

University of Victoria cross country runners compete in the national championships in Quebec City this Saturday (Nov. 27). (Photo courtesy of the University of Victoria)
Chilliwack’s Cameron Johnson is one of 24 BCHL skaters added to an online all-star ballot along with eight goaltenders. (Darren Francis photo)

BCHL adds 24 skaters, 8 goaltenders to online all-star ballot

Voting is open until Tuesday to determine which six skaters and four goalies make the game

Chilliwack’s Cameron Johnson is one of 24 BCHL skaters added to an online all-star ballot along with eight goaltenders. (Darren Francis photo)
Rotary Park in North Saanich, known primarily for baseball and softball, could potentially be the site of pickleball courts. Sidney council has asked staff to contact North Saanich and other park stakeholders to investigate the possibility of placing dedicated courts in a portion of the park used for overflow parking. (Black Press Media file photo)

Play Pickleball! North Saanich baseball/softball park considered for courts

Sidney staff asked to look into possibility of sport’s future at Rotary Park

Rotary Park in North Saanich, known primarily for baseball and softball, could potentially be the site of pickleball courts. Sidney council has asked staff to contact North Saanich and other park stakeholders to investigate the possibility of placing dedicated courts in a portion of the park used for overflow parking. (Black Press Media file photo)
Members of the Esquimalt Speedskating Club have fun in between races at a previous meet. The club hosts its own competition for young short-track skaters this Saturday morning (Nov. 27) at the Archie Browning Sports Centre. (Esquimalt Speedskating Club/Facebook)

Speedskating on tap this weekend in Esquimalt

Top young Island, Lower Mainland skaters compete at Archie Browning on Saturday morning

Members of the Esquimalt Speedskating Club have fun in between races at a previous meet. The club hosts its own competition for young short-track skaters this Saturday morning (Nov. 27) at the Archie Browning Sports Centre. (Esquimalt Speedskating Club/Facebook)
After recording only one win so far this season, the University of Victoria men’s rugby team will look to defend their national title in Kingston this week. (Photo courtesy of the University of Victoria)

UVic men’s rugby looks to defend 2-year-old national title

Vikes open national championships against Dalhousie in Kingston on Wednesday afternoon

After recording only one win so far this season, the University of Victoria men’s rugby team will look to defend their national title in Kingston this week. (Photo courtesy of the University of Victoria)
Logan Speirs scored his 20th goal of the season 40 seconds into the first overtime to give the Panthers a 5-4 victory over the Westshore Wolves. (Photo courtesy of Christian J. Stewart Photography)

Late-game comeback extends Peninsula Panthers’ streak to seven

The Panthers scored with one second left to tie game before beating Westshore Wolves in OT

Logan Speirs scored his 20th goal of the season 40 seconds into the first overtime to give the Panthers a 5-4 victory over the Westshore Wolves. (Photo courtesy of Christian J. Stewart Photography)
Chilliwack Chief Abram Wiebe is one of 18 BCHLers named to the All-Star three-on-three tournament following a poll of league coaches. (Darren Francis photo)

BCHL coaches determine initial 18 skaters for three-on-three all-star tournament

Remaining all-stars will be determined through online fan voting

Chilliwack Chief Abram Wiebe is one of 18 BCHLers named to the All-Star three-on-three tournament following a poll of league coaches. (Darren Francis photo)
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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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