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.

 

Just Posted

VicPD investigates stabbing near Selkirk Montessori school

Victim in potentially life-threatening condition

John Horgan promises action after fatal mid-Island bus crash

Premier cites students, local Indigneous community as reason to repair the road

Victoria man spots online photo of his totem pole 11 years after it was stolen

Mark Trueman restored the pole himself before it was stolen off of his property in Duncan

VIDEO: Trudeau asks Canada to look to current, not past, actions on race

Liberal leader says he never spoke about the racist photo because he was embarrassed

Crime Stoppers most wanted for Greater Victoria for the week of September 17

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

POLL: Should the province step in to upgrade the road to Bamfield?

The death of two University of Victoria students on a bus bound… Continue reading

Horvat paces Canucks to 6-1 pre-season win over Oilers

Vancouver improves to 3-1 in NHL exhibition action

Legislature gifts, clothing, travel need better control, B.C. auditor says

Audit follows suspensions of managers by Speaker Darryl Plecas

‘Really disturbing:’ Trudeau’s racist photos worry B.C. First Nation chief

Wet’suwet’en Chief concerned the photos will sow fear in Indigenous communities

‘Unacceptable’: What politicians have to say about Trudeau in blackface

Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi: ‘When I saw that picture last night, certainly it was a sucker-punch’

Island contestant competes on Great Canadian Baking Show

Andrea Nauta auditioned for the show before but was lucky second time around

VIDEO: B.C. man accused of assaulting sex worker loses temper in interrogation

Defence lawyer says statements made by accused Curtis Sagmoen should be deemed inadmissible

Most Read