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Pacific FC huddles before the game against Atletico Ottawa on Sunday (Sept. 11) at Starlight Stadium. (Simon Fearn/Black Press Media)

Langford-based Pacific FC tie against Atletico Ottawa

Result leaves PFC out of the playoff spots, but team has a game in hand on fourth-placed Valour

Pacific FC huddles before the game against Atletico Ottawa on Sunday (Sept. 11) at Starlight Stadium. (Simon Fearn/Black Press Media)
Nanaimo Clippers player Jake Hewitt races for the puck during a BCHL pre-season game against the Victoria Grizzlies on Saturday, Sept. 10, at Frank Crane Arena. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo Clippers starting to work on game plan for the coming season

BCHL team has cut down its roster, started pre-season play

Nanaimo Clippers player Jake Hewitt races for the puck during a BCHL pre-season game against the Victoria Grizzlies on Saturday, Sept. 10, at Frank Crane Arena. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
VIU Mariners player Jade Dillabough vies for the ball during a game against the Capilano Blues on Saturday, Sept. 10, at Merle Logan Field. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
VIU Mariners player Jade Dillabough vies for the ball during a game against the Capilano Blues on Saturday, Sept. 10, at Merle Logan Field. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
B.C. Lions fullback David Mackie (34) protects the ball from Montreal Alouettes running back Jeshrun Antwi (20) during first half CFL football action in Montreal on Friday, September 9, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter McCabe
B.C. Lions fullback David Mackie (34) protects the ball from Montreal Alouettes running back Jeshrun Antwi (20) during first half CFL football action in Montreal on Friday, September 9, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter McCabe
The Peninsula Panthers won the VIJHL title in front of a packed house at North Saanich’s Panorama Recreation Centre in April. <ins>The team is looking to defend the title starting Friday with a game against the Westshore Wolves.</ins> (Christian J. Stewart Photography/Submitted)

Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League’s Peninsula Panther poised to defend title

Team enters new season without leading scorer, but has more balance in the roster

The Peninsula Panthers won the VIJHL title in front of a packed house at North Saanich’s Panorama Recreation Centre in April. <ins>The team is looking to defend the title starting Friday with a game against the Westshore Wolves.</ins> (Christian J. Stewart Photography/Submitted)
Vancouver Whitecaps’ Jake Nerwinski, front, and Colorado Rapids’ Jonathan Lewis vie for the ball during the second half of an MLS soccer game in Vancouver, on Wednesday, August 17, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

‘We know nothing’s over’: Underdog Vancouver Whitecaps continue playoff push

Club heads to Denver sitting eight points out of a post-season berth

Vancouver Whitecaps’ Jake Nerwinski, front, and Colorado Rapids’ Jonathan Lewis vie for the ball during the second half of an MLS soccer game in Vancouver, on Wednesday, August 17, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Royce Gracie helps young martial artists practice a move during a workshop at Dragon Martial Arts Academy in Port Alberni on Aug. 21, 2022. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

Port Alberni martial arts academy has a visit from UFC hall of famer

Royce Gracie was in town for his two-day self-defence seminar

Royce Gracie helps young martial artists practice a move during a workshop at Dragon Martial Arts Academy in Port Alberni on Aug. 21, 2022. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
Canadian national men’s soccer team head coach John Herdman watches a training session for a CONCACAF Nations League match against Curacao, in Vancouver, on Tuesday, June 7, 2022. Canada will play Japan on Nov. 17 in Dubai in its final warmup game before the World Cup in Qatar. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Canadian men to face Japan in final warmup before FIFA World Cup

‘It is important for our players to experience that level of international intensity’: coach

Canadian national men’s soccer team head coach John Herdman watches a training session for a CONCACAF Nations League match against Curacao, in Vancouver, on Tuesday, June 7, 2022. Canada will play Japan on Nov. 17 in Dubai in its final warmup game before the World Cup in Qatar. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Black Press Media NFL insider Erin Haluschak. (Peter McCully photo)

PODCAST: Black Press football insiders Haluschak, Wolf preview the 2022 NFL season

Today in B.C.: Talk includes the Seahawks without Russell Wilson, Super Bowl picks

Black Press Media NFL insider Erin Haluschak. (Peter McCully photo)
Canada’s Bianca Farella of Canada looks to tackle Daniela Alvarado of Mexico during first half rugby action at the HSBC World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series at Starlight Stadium in Langford, B.C., on Saturday, April 30, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Coach says Canadian women have turned corner ahead of Rugby World Cup Sevens

Fifth-seeded Canada plays China in first game as tourney starts Friday in Cape Town

Canada’s Bianca Farella of Canada looks to tackle Daniela Alvarado of Mexico during first half rugby action at the HSBC World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series at Starlight Stadium in Langford, B.C., on Saturday, April 30, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Simon Fraser University is pictured in Burnaby, B.C., Tuesday, Apr 16, 2019. Two years after dumping their controversial Clan nickname, Simon Fraser University’s sports teams will be called the Red Leafs.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Two years after dumping the Clan, Simon Fraser teams will be known as the Red Leafs

Red Leafs will debut their new look with a launch party on Thursday

Simon Fraser University is pictured in Burnaby, B.C., Tuesday, Apr 16, 2019. Two years after dumping their controversial Clan nickname, Simon Fraser University’s sports teams will be called the Red Leafs.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Canada’s Ciaran Breen, front, is tackled by Germany’s John Dawe during HSBC Canada Sevens rugby action, in Vancouver, B.C., Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Canada’s Ciaran Breen, front, is tackled by Germany’s John Dawe during HSBC Canada Sevens rugby action, in Vancouver, B.C., Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Shelly Stouffer with the three Canadian championship trophies she won at the same tournament this week in Headingley, Man. (Photo courtesy Golf Canada)

Nanoose Bay golfer a triple Canadian champion

Shelly Stouffer fares well at Breezy Bend Country Club in Headingley, Man.

Shelly Stouffer with the three Canadian championship trophies she won at the same tournament this week in Headingley, Man. (Photo courtesy Golf Canada)
Cowichan’s Ciaran Breen is playing in the Rugby Sevens World Cup. (Submitted by Ciaran Breen)
Cowichan’s Ciaran Breen is playing in the Rugby Sevens World Cup. (Submitted by Ciaran Breen)
Vancouver Canucks’ J.T. Miller watches as the Ottawa Senators celebrate the team’s shootout win over Vancouver during an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, B.C., Tuesday, April 19, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Vancouver Canucks forward J.T. Miller takes ‘great pride’ in new deal

Forward signed a seven-year, US$56-million deal with the Canucks on Friday

Vancouver Canucks’ J.T. Miller watches as the Ottawa Senators celebrate the team’s shootout win over Vancouver during an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, B.C., Tuesday, April 19, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Jasmine Wilson, with a hand-painted fish, takes a turn at the wheel from the Salmon Enhancement Society while Shirley Shiner looks on. (SONJA DRINKWATER / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
Jasmine Wilson, with a hand-painted fish, takes a turn at the wheel from the Salmon Enhancement Society while Shirley Shiner looks on. (SONJA DRINKWATER / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
Rain delays left some drivers waiting, with the organizers electing to move some of the events to Monday. (Simon Fearn/Black Press Media)

PHOTOS: Rain delays reschedule races at Westshore Motorsports

Some events from Sunday were rescheduled to Monday (Sept. 5.)

Rain delays left some drivers waiting, with the organizers electing to move some of the events to Monday. (Simon Fearn/Black Press Media)
Canada players celebrate after Brianne Jenner (second right) scored her second goal of the game during the IIHF World Championship Woman’s ice hockey gold medal match between USA and Canada in Herning, Denmark, Sunday, Sept. 4, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Bo Amstrup/Ritzau Scanpix via AP

Canada edges U.S. 2-1 to win women’s hockey worlds

Brianne Jenner scored twice in the second period to seal the win

Canada players celebrate after Brianne Jenner (second right) scored her second goal of the game during the IIHF World Championship Woman’s ice hockey gold medal match between USA and Canada in Herning, Denmark, Sunday, Sept. 4, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Bo Amstrup/Ritzau Scanpix via AP
Georges Mukumbilwa hangs his head as York United celebfrates one of their three goals as they beat PFC 3-1 at Starlight Stadium on Sept. 3. (Simon Fearn/Black Press Media)

Langford-based Pacific FC’s form slide continues in loss to York

PFC have lost four on the bounce in the league, playoff spot at risk

Georges Mukumbilwa hangs his head as York United celebfrates one of their three goals as they beat PFC 3-1 at Starlight Stadium on Sept. 3. (Simon Fearn/Black Press Media)
Montreal Alouettes quarterback Vernon Adams Jr. runs with the ball against the Ottawa Redblacks during second half CFL football action in Montreal, Monday, October 11, 2021. Adams Jr. sees opportunity with the B.C. Lions, the team he joined via a trade last week. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Move to Lions from Alouettes ‘bittersweet’ for QB Vernon Adams Jr.

The Lions were looking for help after their quarterback and backup suffered injuries

Montreal Alouettes quarterback Vernon Adams Jr. runs with the ball against the Ottawa Redblacks during second half CFL football action in Montreal, Monday, October 11, 2021. Adams Jr. sees opportunity with the B.C. Lions, the team he joined via a trade last week. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes