The University of Victoria Vikes had four players named Canada West All-stars following the final regular season field hockey game between Calgary and UBC. Vikes head coach Lynne Beecroft was honoured as the Canada West Coach of the Year for the fourth time in her 31-year career.
Following a goal differential count after UBC’s two wins this weekend, Oct. 18-19, over Calgary, the Vikes finished second overall in the Canada West conference and enter the CIS Championships in Toronto as the No. 3 seed, Oct. 30 to Nov. 2.
Rams crush depleted West Vancouver foes
The visiting West Vancouver Highlanders put up a solid effort against the host Mount Douglas Rams on Friday (Oct. 17). But with a reported roster of just 15 players, the Highlanders were unable to compete with the Rams, who won 34-0.
The Rams are now 5-0 in AAA B.C. football and face South Delta (5-0) on Oct. 24, 2:30 pm at Goudy Field.
Brewery bursary for national team rugger
Local rugby player Julianne Zussman is the beneficiary of the Pacific Western Brewing’s Hometown Heroes bursary. Zussman, a senior national team player, will receive a $2,000 bursary at a Velox Rugby Club ceremony tomorrow (Oct. 23).
Zussman will use the money to recoup expenses incurred in the build-up for the 2015 Women’s Rugby World Cup, where Canada was second.
She’s also an assistant coach with the Vikes women’s rugby team and referees high school rugby.
Zussman is one of 16 athletes designated as community heroes in B.C. by PWB.