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From left: Avery Lister, Madison Simoneau, Ariana Robertson, Julie Forslund, Jamie Page with the Juan de Fuca Skating Club. The club has been enjoying plenty of success this fall season, both in terms of competition and in terms of recovery from two years without regular events. (Courtesy of Mary Jane Howland Photography)

JDF Skating Club enjoying success on and off the ice as sport returns to normal

The club has earned competitive victories and has nearly returned to pre-pandemic membership

Carter Johnson is the all-time points leader for the Oceanside Generals. (Oceanside Generals Facebook photo)

Johnson sets all-time scoring record as Generals take down Wolves 6-2

Oceanside forward passes Landon Dziadyk on team points list

A woman watches on at a viewing party held at Wicket Hall for the men’s World Cup match between Canada and Belgium on Nov. 23. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Victoria fans watch Canada lose first men’s World Cup match in decades

Pacific FC hosted sold-out viewing parties at two bars in downtown Victoria

Goalie McCoy Bidewell keeps an eye on the puck. (Todd Blumel photo)
Goalie McCoy Bidewell keeps an eye on the puck. (Todd Blumel photo)
The group leading the search for a new location for the former Western Speedway has identified another potential location. (Black Press Media file photo)

Search moving in right direction for new Western Speedway location

A new, promising location has been identified, but talks remain in their early stages

The group leading the search for a new location for the former Western Speedway has identified another potential location. (Black Press Media file photo)
VIU Mariners player Harriette Mackenzie heads for the basket during a game against the Douglas Royals on Friday, Nov. 18, at the Vancouver Island University gym. Mackenzie had 23 points and 23 rebounds in the game. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

VIU Mariners win basketball home openers

Women’s and men’s teams both undefeated early in PacWest season

VIU Mariners player Harriette Mackenzie heads for the basket during a game against the Douglas Royals on Friday, Nov. 18, at the Vancouver Island University gym. Mackenzie had 23 points and 23 rebounds in the game. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
The latest Sports Wall of Fame inductions were held Saturday night at the Cowichan Golf & Country Club. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Newest Sports Wall of Fame inductees honoured

Six individuals and one team recognized for their impressive credentials

The latest Sports Wall of Fame inductions were held Saturday night at the Cowichan Golf & Country Club. (Photo by Don Bodger)
The Stuart Channel Little League baseball team made a remarkable run in 1987.

Little Leaguers of 1987, Price inducted into Sports Wall of Fame

Chemainus area’s baseball pride given deserved recognition

The Stuart Channel Little League baseball team made a remarkable run in 1987.
Registration is open for the Oak Bay Half Marathon set for May 28, 2023. (Oak Bay Half Marathon/Facebook)

Time to start training, registration open for Oak Bay Half Marathon

Spring 2023 event raises funds for Santas Anonymous, Easter Seals B.C. and Yukon

Registration is open for the Oak Bay Half Marathon set for May 28, 2023. (Oak Bay Half Marathon/Facebook)
Fans packed into the stadium for the game, over 4,600, to witness Pacific FC play against C.S. Herediano during their CONCACAF round-of-16 tie at Starlight Stadium on Aug. 16. (Simon Fearn/Black Press Media)

Pacific FC hosting World Cup watch parties

Events at the Wicket Hall on Nov. 23 for Belgium and Bard & Banker on Nov. 27 for the Croatia game

Fans packed into the stadium for the game, over 4,600, to witness Pacific FC play against C.S. Herediano during their CONCACAF round-of-16 tie at Starlight Stadium on Aug. 16. (Simon Fearn/Black Press Media)
Amer Didic (left) celebrates a goal while his teammates jump on his shoulders during their game against Forge FC on April 10. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

Langford’s Pacific FC re-sign star centre-backs

Amer Didic and Thomas Meilleur-Giguere will be wearing purple for the upcoming season

Amer Didic (left) celebrates a goal while his teammates jump on his shoulders during their game against Forge FC on April 10. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Alberni Valley Bulldogs forward Ethan Bono battles along the boards behind the Rivermen net with Langley forward Riley Wallack. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

BCHL: Alberni Valley Bulldogs’ Ethan Bono named to BCHL All-Star team

All-Star Tournament will take place in January 2023 in Penticton

Alberni Valley Bulldogs forward Ethan Bono battles along the boards behind the Rivermen net with Langley forward Riley Wallack. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
Pacific FC midfielder Jamar Dixon shares some pointers with Journey Middle School students Morgan Jefferis, Mikhail Ellis and River Tse-Browell following the championship game between the Grade 7s and Grade 8s. Several Pacific FC players took part in the school visit on Friday, June 24, refereeing the game, mingling with students and signing autographs for many who were thrilled by the opportunity to meet the players. (Rick Stiebel/News Staff)

Pacific FC captain plans for next steps

Jamar Dixon said he hopes to raise the standard and help young players stay in Canada

Pacific FC midfielder Jamar Dixon shares some pointers with Journey Middle School students Morgan Jefferis, Mikhail Ellis and River Tse-Browell following the championship game between the Grade 7s and Grade 8s. Several Pacific FC players took part in the school visit on Friday, June 24, refereeing the game, mingling with students and signing autographs for many who were thrilled by the opportunity to meet the players. (Rick Stiebel/News Staff)
Easton Ongaro is one of the most prolific goal scorers in the Canadian Premier League’s history, with 25 goals in 55 appearances during his time at FC Edmonton. (Courtesy of Pacific FC)

Langford-based Pacific FC poaches lanky goal poacher

Easton Ongaro scored 25 goals in 55 games with FC Edmonton over a 3-year span

Easton Ongaro is one of the most prolific goal scorers in the Canadian Premier League’s history, with 25 goals in 55 appearances during his time at FC Edmonton. (Courtesy of Pacific FC)
Kelvin Adams is trying to set up a blind curling team in Campbell River, after being inspired by the sport at a Canadian Council of the Blind winter sports event in Kelowna. Photo courtesy Kelvin Adams

Campbell Riverite wants to set up blind curling team

‘With sports activities like this … it’s more about creating community’ — Kelvin Adams

Kelvin Adams is trying to set up a blind curling team in Campbell River, after being inspired by the sport at a Canadian Council of the Blind winter sports event in Kelowna. Photo courtesy Kelvin Adams
Cam Rasmussen shows off some the spoils he’s won at recent bodybuilding competitions. (Photo submitted)

Ladysmith bodybuilder flexes his way to first place at two competitions

Cam Rasmussen wins his divisions at events in Vancouver and Toronto

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Cam Rasmussen shows off some the spoils he’s won at recent bodybuilding competitions. (Photo submitted)
Massimo Sarantos Lombardi was named an honourable mention as a BCHL Player of the week for his work over the last three games. (Todd Blumel photo)

Cowichan Caps top Eagles in high-scoring affair

More roster changes for Cowichan as team’s Luke collection continues

Massimo Sarantos Lombardi was named an honourable mention as a BCHL Player of the week for his work over the last three games. (Todd Blumel photo)
The Victoria Royals dropped both of their games against the conference-leading Portland Winterhawks on Nov. 11 and 12. (Courtesy of the Victoria Royals)

Conference-leading Winterhawks take down Victoria Royals

Royals sit last in the WHL’s Western Conference

The Victoria Royals dropped both of their games against the conference-leading Portland Winterhawks on Nov. 11 and 12. (Courtesy of the Victoria Royals)
Oak Bay High’s senior girls field hockey team are silver medalists after a nail-biter of a final that came down to a sudden-death shootout. (Courtesy Oak Bay High)
Oak Bay High’s senior girls field hockey team are silver medalists after a nail-biter of a final that came down to a sudden-death shootout. (Courtesy Oak Bay High)
Fans packed into the stadium, over 4,600, to witness Pacific FC play against C.S. Herediano during their CONCACAF round of 16 tie at Starlight Stadium on Aug. 16. (Black Press Media file photo)

Pacific FC off-season: player and salary changes for next season

Big names on their way out, club freezes season ticket prices

Fans packed into the stadium, over 4,600, to witness Pacific FC play against C.S. Herediano during their CONCACAF round of 16 tie at Starlight Stadium on Aug. 16. (Black Press Media file photo)