The University of Victoria Vikes have a busy week in store.
The Vikes men’s soccer team plays Friday, going head to head with the University of British Columbia Okanagan team at 7:15 p.m. at Centennial Stadium. On Saturday, the men returns to their home turf to take on Thompson Rivers at 7:15 p.m..
The UVic Women’s Rugby team hosts Lethbridge Saturday at Wallace Field at 5 p.m. On Sunday, they host the University of Calgary at Wallace Field, with kick off at 11:30 a.m. The men’s team is on the road Saturday, as they challenge Westshore Velox at their pitch, 1737 Island Highway, behind the Westshore Rec Centre.
UVic’s men’s field hockey team has its home opener Sunday, taking on Surrey. The game starts at 12:30 p.m. on the UVic Field Hockey Turf.
In local hockey action, the Saanich Junior Braves host the Victoria Cougars at 6:30 p.m. on Friday at Pearkes Recreation Centre. The Braves take Saturday off but travel to Kerry Park Sunday to play the Islanders at 3 p.m. On Friday, Oct. 2 the Junior Braves return to Pearkes to play the Westshore Wolves at 6:30 p.m.
In Midget Tier 1 action, the Saanich Braves – this year a AAA association at the Midget level – host two home weekend games, welcoming the Tier 2 Peninsula Eagles on Saturday at 6 p.m. on the Pearkes Gold Rink and the Tier 1 Nanaimo Clippers Sunday at 3 p.m. on the Pearkes Green rink.
In soccer action, the Prospect Lake Premier Women welcome Saanich Fusion Friday at Layritz Field while the Castaway Wanderers host Lakehill at PISE. Kick off is at 8 p.m.
Saanich Fusion FC Div 1 Men’s soccer team takes on Bays United Div 1 at 8 p.m. at Tyndall Park, while Lakehill FC 1 hosts Vic West FC 1 at Braefoot Park, also beginning at 8 p.m.
In high school sports, the Spectrum Thunder visit the Belmont Bulldogs at 2:30 p.m. Friday at Langford’s Goudy Field. While the Mount Douglas Rams have a weekend on the road, Friday, Oct. 2 brings the team across town to take on Spectrum at 5 p.m. at Spectrum School.
On the volleyball court, Claremont high school senior boys host Belmont, Mt. Doug and Parklands Wednesday, while Pacific Christian welcomes Oak Bay, Lambrick and Royal Bay, and Reynolds hosts Spectrum and Stelly’s.
On the senior girls’ side, Lambrick Park hosts Oak Bay and Belmont Tuesday, PCS hosts Mount Douglas and SMUS, and Belmont hosts Claremont and Spectrum.
On Monday, Mount Doug’s field hockey squad plays Glenlyon Norfolk School at 4:30 p.m. on field H20, while Lambrick Park visits St. Michaels University School at 4:30 p.m.
Colin Gall is a Saanich athlete, avid sports fan and Grade 11 student at Mount Douglas secondary.