This week in Saanich sports: Lacrosse registration now open

Chargers, Vikes in action; Greater Victoria Hall of Fame seeks nominations

  • Feb. 20, 2015 12:00 p.m.

The Greater Victoria Sports Hall of Fame is looking for nominations for inductees for the class of 2015. Nominations will close however Feb. 28. Some local inductees include Geoff and Russ Courtnall for their numerous hockey achievements, and lacrosse stars Paul and Gary Gait. Learn more at gvshof.ca

Batter up! Registration is under way for Gordon Head at Lambrick Park Baseball Association. Programs are available for players between the ages of five and 29, with online registration available to Feb. 28: gordonheadbaseball.org/registration_info/index.php.

For Little League fans, Layritz Little League Baseball and Softball welcomes his hosting two in-person registration sessions for players ages four to 12. Visit Layritz Park Saturday, Feb. 21 from 10 a.m. to noon and Wednesday, Feb. 25 from 6 to 8 p.m. Lake Hill Little League and SVI Softball are still taking registrations for the 2015 ball season. Children can start as early as the age of three up until 18 years old. Register online at lakehillball.com.

Saanich Lacrosse Association is still taking registrations for the spring 2015 box lacrosse season for all kids born 1999 to 2010. Evaluations are already under way, but it’s not too late to join. The association will host a female-only box lacrosse team, as well as the traditional co-ed teams. For information visit www.saanichlacrosse.com

Camosun is preparing to host the PACWEST Provincial Volleyball Championships Feb. 26 to 28. Leading up to next weekend, Camosun hosts Vancouver Island University this Saturday, Feb. 21 at PISE, with the women’s game starting at 6 p.m. and the men following up at 8 p.m.

In Chargers basketball, the squad hosts the Kwantlen Eagles Friday, (Feb. 20), with the women tipping of at 6 p.m. and the men at 8 p.m. On Saturday, Feb. 21, Camosun hosts CBC Bearcats, with the women at 1 p.m. and the men at 3 p.m.

The University of Victoria Men’s basketball team enjoys a bye week to gear up for the Canada West Quarter-finals, hosting the University of Calgary, Feb. 27, 28 and March 1 (Game 3 if series is tied). Catch the action at McKinnon Gym beginning at 7 p.m. Feb. 27 and 28, and 2 p.m. March 1.

On the women’s side, the Vikes host Calgary in the best-of-three Canada West Play-In Series, with the winner advancing to the Canada West Quarter-Finals. Catch the action in McKinnon Gym Friday and Saturday (Feb. 20 and 21) at 7 p.m with Game 3, if needed, Feb. 22 at 2 p.m., McKinnon Gym.

Also from campus, Vikes swimmers dive into Saanich Commonwealth Place for the CIS Swimming National Championship, continuing Friday (Feb. 20) and Saturday (Feb. 21).

Head outside for a handful of Vancouver Island women’s field hockey games taking to the UVic turf in the next week. Sat. Feb. 21 showcases four women’s games starting with the Ravens and Demons at 9:30 a.m. followed by the Renegades and Evils at 11 a.m., and the Cardinals and Sailors hitting the pitch at 3:30 p.m. The Lynx 2 and Blue Jays finish the day off with a 5 p.m. game. Just one local game is on the calendar Sunday when the Lynx 1 and Patriots square off at 9 a.m. Mid-week, the Renegades play the Lynx 3 squad at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Just Posted

Four charges approved in Saanich hit and run that left woman in coma

‘This was a significant crash that caused serious injuries,’ say police

Crown alleges resentment of ex-wife drove Oak Bay father to kill his daughters

Patrick Weir alleged in his closing arguments that Andrew Berry is responsible for the deaths of his daughters

Tour de Rock kicks off on Saturday morning

The 22nd annual Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock ride will take two weeks to complete

One-man Frankenstein show coming to Craigdarroch Castle

The Halloween special will kick off at the beginning of October

MISSING: Victoria man Cameron Johnston

VicPD are looking for a missing 36-year-old man

PHOTOS: Young protesters in B.C. and beyond demand climate change action

Many demonstaers were kids and teens who skipped school to take part

Former B.C. lifeguard gets house arrest for possession of child porn

Cees Vanderniet of Grand Forks will serve six months of house arrest, then two years’ probation

How to react to Trudeau’s racist photos? With humility, B.C. prof says

‘We are now treating racism as a crime that you cannot recover from’

‘I’d do it again,’ says B.C. man who swam naked, drunk in Toronto shark tank

David Weaver, of Nelson, was drunk when he went to Ripley’s Aquarium in Toronto on Oct. 12 2018

VIDEO: Fire destroys Williams Lake strip club targeted by past arson attempts

Diamonds and Dust Entertainment Lounge destroyed by fire, as well as New World Tea and Coffee House

Trudeau seeks meeting with Singh to apologize for blackface, brownface photos

‘I will be apologizing to him personally as a racialized Canadian,’ Trudeau said Friday

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

Charges stayed against Alberta RCMP officer in alleged off-duty Whistler assault

Const. Vernon Hagen instead completed an alternative measures program

Most Read