Sports in brief: Junior Braves preseason hockey takes big stage, Vic paddler fourth at worlds and pee wee baseball

Vancouver Island Junior B Hockey League preseason is nearly here as teams open training camps this week

VIJHL preseason takes big stage

The newly expanded Vancouver Island Junior B Hockey League preseason is nearly here as teams open training camps this week.

Saanich Braves training camp opens today (Aug. 17).

On Friday, Aug. 31, the Braves host the expansion Westshore Wolves for a preseason at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre, 7:30 p.m.

The game is a Cops for Cancer fundraiser, and admission is by donation, with profits from the 50-50 tickets and the intermission Frisbee toss going to this year’s Tour de Rock.

The Braves are also celebrating the their 45th anniversary. Every home game this season will have giveaways to the first 45 people through the door.

Junior Victoria paddler fourth at worlds

Victoria’s Isobel Glover was fourth in the single event U16 500-metre race at the Va’a World Sprints held in Calgary earlier this week.

Glover, of the Victoria Youth Paddling Centre, won 10 medals at the recent B.C. Summer Games.

Black Eagles second at B.C.s

The Victoria Black Eagles pee wee AAA baseball team finished second in the province Sunday. The Eagles lost 5-1 in the championship final to the top-seeded Cloverdale Spurs.

During the round robin the Black Eagles finished second in their pool, going 2-1. They scored five runs in the first inning of the semfinal, en route to a 9-6 defeat of the Abbotsford Angels.

The summer all-star team is composed of 12- and 13-year-old boys from Saanich, the Peninsula and the West Shore, representing the Greater Victoria Baseball Association.

 

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