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The Campbell River Storm’s Kye Benoche shoots wide of Peninsula Panthers goalie Connor Svienson during Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League play on Saturday. The Storm won 4-3 in a shootout, after the Panthers scored late in the third to tie the game 3-3. (Alistair Taylor/Black Press Media)

Panthers make early season progress, host Kerry Park in North Saanich on Friday

Peninsula head coach Brad Tippett says junior B hockey team heading in right direction

The V.I. Raiders are 1-1 in B.C. Football Conference action this season. (News Bulletin file photo)

V.I. Raiders win to even their record

Nanaimo’s football team defeats Kamloops Broncos on the road, 39-7

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Sooke Celtic tops in VISL

Division 3 men’s team hasn’t lost yet in young season

More than 40 teams participated in a summer tournament at Oak Bay High and St. Margaret’s School in Saanich. (Courtesy Flight Basketball)
More than 40 teams participated in a summer tournament at Oak Bay High and St. Margaret’s School in Saanich. (Courtesy Flight Basketball)
Royal Victoria Yacht Club sailors Jessica Hirschbold (crew) and her sailing partner Grace Poole (skipper) with hardware earned at the Canadian Youth Olympic Training Sailing Regatta in Kingston. (Courtesy Jill Fitz Hirschbold)

Oak Bay sailors harness fragile August wind, soar to national title

Consistency pays off for Greater Victoria Yacht Club youth team

Royal Victoria Yacht Club sailors Jessica Hirschbold (crew) and her sailing partner Grace Poole (skipper) with hardware earned at the Canadian Youth Olympic Training Sailing Regatta in Kingston. (Courtesy Jill Fitz Hirschbold)
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BCHL experiments with coach’s challenge, video review during preseason

The junior A league wants video review in place in time for its BCHL Showcase event in Chilliwack

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Golden Tide head coach Curtis Pelletier. (Photo courtesy of Victoria Golden Tide)

FRIDAY BASEBALL: Victoria Golden Tide playing inaugural home game

Tide taking on Thompson Rivers Wolfpack at Wilson’s Group Stadium at 6 p.m.

Golden Tide head coach Curtis Pelletier. (Photo courtesy of Victoria Golden Tide)
Christina Spence Proteau of Port Alberni, B.C. hoists the Canadian women’s Mid-Amateur Championship trophy after defeating Vancouver’s Nonie Marler in a sudden-death playoff, Sept. 2, 2021 in Bromont, Que. (BERNARD BRAULT/ Golf Canada)

Port Alberni golfer hits second stride with national mid-Amateur title

Win in Quebec was first national title for Christina Proteau in seven years

Christina Spence Proteau of Port Alberni, B.C. hoists the Canadian women’s Mid-Amateur Championship trophy after defeating Vancouver’s Nonie Marler in a sudden-death playoff, Sept. 2, 2021 in Bromont, Que. (BERNARD BRAULT/ Golf Canada)
The Cowichan Valley Capitals are looking for a new goaltender after Will Gurski has joined the Vancouver Giants following a trade of his WHL rights from the Winnipeg Ice. (Submitted)

Cowichan Capitals looking for new goalie after Gurski heads to Giants

WHL trade caught Caps by surprise with training camp around the corner

The Cowichan Valley Capitals are looking for a new goaltender after Will Gurski has joined the Vancouver Giants following a trade of his WHL rights from the Winnipeg Ice. (Submitted)
The UVic Vikings will come to the Comox Valley for a game and clinics in an event to honour the memory of Megan Dalziel. Events take place Sept. 24 to 26. Photo supplied

UVic basketball benefit in Courtenay to support Dalziel bursary

Vikings’ women’s team will come to Vanier for clinics, exhibition game

  • Sep 15, 2021
The UVic Vikings will come to the Comox Valley for a game and clinics in an event to honour the memory of Megan Dalziel. Events take place Sept. 24 to 26. Photo supplied
Canada’s Connor Braid (6) runs the ball against Fiji during World Rugby Sevens Series action in Vancouver, B.C., on Saturday, March 9, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ben Nelms
Canada’s Connor Braid (6) runs the ball against Fiji during World Rugby Sevens Series action in Vancouver, B.C., on Saturday, March 9, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ben Nelms
The Victoria Royals begin their WHL exhibition schedule this weekend in Kelowna, and host the Prince George Cougars on Sept. 25 at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. (Kevin Light/Courtesy Victoria Royals)

Victoria Royals final roster to be released any day now

Western Hockey League team saw 43 players vie for spots during main camp

The Victoria Royals begin their WHL exhibition schedule this weekend in Kelowna, and host the Prince George Cougars on Sept. 25 at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. (Kevin Light/Courtesy Victoria Royals)
Peninsula defenceman Matthew Seale finds himself sandwiched between Victoria Cougars players during the Panthers 4-1 loss Friday in North Saanich. The Cougars won the teams’ season opener 9-3 the night before in Esquimalt. (Photo by Gordon Lee)

Victoria Cougars dampen Panthers’ lofty expectation for VIJHL season start

Cougars post 9-3, 4-1 wins over the Panthers in opening junior B hockey weekend

Peninsula defenceman Matthew Seale finds himself sandwiched between Victoria Cougars players during the Panthers 4-1 loss Friday in North Saanich. The Cougars won the teams’ season opener 9-3 the night before in Esquimalt. (Photo by Gordon Lee)
Ballenas Junior Whalers player Caden Prontack finds an opening and makes a dash to the end zone for a touchdown against the visiting Belmont Bulldogs in an exhibition game at Ballenas field on Sept. 8. (Michael Briones photo)
Ballenas Junior Whalers player Caden Prontack finds an opening and makes a dash to the end zone for a touchdown against the visiting Belmont Bulldogs in an exhibition game at Ballenas field on Sept. 8. (Michael Briones photo)
Payton Braun (in blue), seen here in exhibition action against the Westshore Wolves, is a new addition to the Peninsula Panthers, who open their Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League season with back-to-back games against the Victoria Cougars, including Friday’s home opener at Panorama Recreation Centre. (Photo by Gordon Lee)

Panthers GM expects big things for Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League season

Peninsula and Victoria Cougars play home-and-home Sept. 9-10

Payton Braun (in blue), seen here in exhibition action against the Westshore Wolves, is a new addition to the Peninsula Panthers, who open their Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League season with back-to-back games against the Victoria Cougars, including Friday’s home opener at Panorama Recreation Centre. (Photo by Gordon Lee)
An unspecified number of positive COVID-19 tests among players has led to the cancellation of the first regularly scheduled game of the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League season. (VIJHL.com)

Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League cancels season opener in Colwood due to COVID-19 cases

Westshore Wolves were scheduled to host expansion team Lake Cowichan Kraken

An unspecified number of positive COVID-19 tests among players has led to the cancellation of the first regularly scheduled game of the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League season. (VIJHL.com)
BCHL

Border closure forcing BCHL’s Wenatchee Wild to open season on road

With Canadian teams unable to visit the United States, the Wild have no choice but to come north

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Shelly Stouffer celebrates winning both the mid-master and the senior division titles at the Canadian Women’s Mid-Amateur and Senior Championships this week in Bromont, Que. (Bernard Brault/Golf Canada)

Nanoose Bay golfer becomes a double Canadian champion

Shelly Stouffer wins mid-master and senior division titles in Quebec

Shelly Stouffer celebrates winning both the mid-master and the senior division titles at the Canadian Women’s Mid-Amateur and Senior Championships this week in Bromont, Que. (Bernard Brault/Golf Canada)
Duncan's Callum Davison earned his first career victory on the Mackenzie Tour at the Brudenell River Classic in P.E.I. (Submitted)

Duncan’s Davison earns first win on golf’s Mackenzie Tour

Nine birdies in second round help Davison to one-stroke overall win

Duncan's Callum Davison earned his first career victory on the Mackenzie Tour at the Brudenell River Classic in P.E.I. (Submitted)
Canada’s Kady Dandeneau during the 2019 Parapan Am Games in Lima, Peru. Despite a strong tournament from Pender Island’s Kady Dandeneau, the Canadian women’s wheelchair basketball team’s quest for a Paralympic medal ended on Tuesday. (Photo courtesy of Dave Holland/Canadian Paralympic Committee)

US bounces shot at the podium for Pender Island’s Kady Dandeneau

The Americans beat Canada 63-48 in Tuesday’s women’s wheelchair basketball quarterfinals

Canada’s Kady Dandeneau during the 2019 Parapan Am Games in Lima, Peru. Despite a strong tournament from Pender Island’s Kady Dandeneau, the Canadian women’s wheelchair basketball team’s quest for a Paralympic medal ended on Tuesday. (Photo courtesy of Dave Holland/Canadian Paralympic Committee)