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Best friends and two of the top prospects in hockey: Kelowna Rockets forward Andrew Cristall (left) and Regina Pats forward Connor Bedard are set to each each other for the first time in their WHL careers. (Regan Bartel/Kelowna Rockets)

Top hockey prospects, best friends Bedard and Cristall set to battle it out in Kelowna

Rockets and Pats forwards first and second in WHL scoring

 

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 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

 

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
The Canada and USA’s women’s hockey teams met at Prospera Place in Kelowna on Tuesday, Nov. 15. (HockeyCanada/Twitter)

Rivalry renewed in B.C. as Canada falls to USA in women’s hockey action

The Rivalry Series continues in Kamloops on Thursday

The Canada and USA’s women’s hockey teams met at Prospera Place in Kelowna on Tuesday, Nov. 15. (HockeyCanada/Twitter)
Sooke Celtic hosts Cowichan Oak Friday at 7 p.m. at Fred Milne Park. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
Sooke Celtic hosts Cowichan Oak Friday at 7 p.m. at Fred Milne Park. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
Members of the University of Victoria women’s field hockey team celebrating their national championship win on Saturday. (Courtesy AP Shutter)

Dynastic duo earns fitting field hockey swansong

Lynne Beecroft started and ended her career as a coach with Mollenhauers on the team

Members of the University of Victoria women’s field hockey team celebrating their national championship win on Saturday. (Courtesy AP Shutter)
Sooke Celtic hosts games on Nov. 4 and 11 at Fred Milne Park. (File - Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke Celtic poised for first-place push

VISL club plays to 1-1 draw against Juan de Fuca

Sooke Celtic hosts games on Nov. 4 and 11 at Fred Milne Park. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
Karate athletes Gavin Wilson, left, and Hudson Ball receive instruction from three-time World Karate Championships gold medallist Douglas Brose during a workshop Sunday, Oct. 16, at Shima Karate. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Karate world champion sees promise in Nanaimo athletes

Douglas Brose leads seminar at Shima Karate

Karate athletes Gavin Wilson, left, and Hudson Ball receive instruction from three-time World Karate Championships gold medallist Douglas Brose during a workshop Sunday, Oct. 16, at Shima Karate. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
Royal Victoria Yacht Club sailing coach Hannah Stevens is the 2020 Sail Canada Instructor of the Year award. The 22-year-old University of Victoria student has sailed at the Oak Bay club much of her life. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

VIDEO: Oak Bay coach named Canadian leader in sport of sailing

Sailing Canada names Hannah Stevens 2020 Instructor of the Year

Royal Victoria Yacht Club sailing coach Hannah Stevens is the 2020 Sail Canada Instructor of the Year award. The 22-year-old University of Victoria student has sailed at the Oak Bay club much of her life. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Sooke swimmers Rhonda MacIntyre, left, Rhonda Henry and Janet Rayner Thorn captured 13 medals at the 55+ B.C. Games. The trio swim with SEAPARC’S Swim Fit program. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke senior swimmers top podium at +55 B.C. Games

Trio competes out of SEAPARC’s Swim Fit program

Sooke swimmers Rhonda MacIntyre, left, Rhonda Henry and Janet Rayner Thorn captured 13 medals at the 55+ B.C. Games. The trio swim with SEAPARC’S Swim Fit program. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)
Riders fly over a jump at the start of the hill climb competition at the Victoria Motorcycle Club in Metchosin on Oct. 2. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Metchosin motorcyclists rev engines for hill climb competition

Victoria Motorcycle Club’s annual hill climb competition held Sunday (Oct. 2) in Metchosin

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Riders fly over a jump at the start of the hill climb competition at the Victoria Motorcycle Club in Metchosin on Oct. 2. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
Brandon Colantonio is set to turn professional after the event in Esquimalt on Oct. 1. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

Fighters step into the ring in Esquimalt Oct. 1

Some fighters on the card set to turn pro, some eyeing Olympic team spot

Brandon Colantonio is set to turn professional after the event in Esquimalt on Oct. 1. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
Shotput Impressions, balls, stadium, and ring

Sooke athlete, 89, wins six medals at 55+ BC Games

Myrtle Acton sets Canadian record in shot put

Shotput Impressions, balls, stadium, and ring
Wendy Gibbons of Alpha (white jersey) kicks the ball Thursday, Sept. 15, during the Greater Victoria 2022 55+ BC Games. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Wendy Gibbons of Alpha (white jersey) kicks the ball Thursday, Sept. 15, during the Greater Victoria 2022 55+ BC Games. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
2022 Greater Victoria 55+ BC Games organizing committee chair Michael O’Connor smiles at Berwick Royal Oak residents looking down on the torch relay and cauldron lighting ceremony. (Black Press Media file photo)

Spend a night on the town with 55+ BC Games participants, supporters

Community spirit aplenty at Government Street party in Victoria

2022 Greater Victoria 55+ BC Games organizing committee chair Michael O’Connor smiles at Berwick Royal Oak residents looking down on the torch relay and cauldron lighting ceremony. (Black Press Media file photo)
Sooke Minor Hockey Association is seeing a significant increase in the number of registered players. (File - Sooke News Mirror)

Inn Sooke, more kids lacing up for minor hockey

More than 250 players registered to play this fall

Sooke Minor Hockey Association is seeing a significant increase in the number of registered players. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
NEW CUTLINE Victoria Grizzlies will take on the Cowichan Capitals in an exhibition game at SEAPARC Arena on Monday, Sept. 5 at 2 p.m. The two teams are shown here in action from an exhibition game at SEAPARC in 2018.(Sooke News Mirror files)

Victoria Grizzlies goalie Kurtis Chapman stops a shot during an exhibition game against the Cowichan Capitals at the SEAPARC Arena in Sooke on Saturday. The Grizzlies lost the game 2-1. (James MacKenzie/Black Press)

Victoria Grizzlies set to roar in Sooke

Junior A hockey club takes on Cowichan Capitals on Sept. 5 at SEAPARC

NEW CUTLINE Victoria Grizzlies will take on the Cowichan Capitals in an exhibition game at SEAPARC Arena on Monday, Sept. 5 at 2 p.m. The two teams are shown here in action from an exhibition game at SEAPARC in 2018.(Sooke News Mirror files)

Victoria Grizzlies goalie Kurtis Chapman stops a shot during an exhibition game against the Cowichan Capitals at the SEAPARC Arena in Sooke on Saturday. The Grizzlies lost the game 2-1. (James MacKenzie/Black Press)
The Sooke Horseshoe Pitching Association members competing at the provincial championship include Steve Bishop, Barry Devocht, Kate Potvin, Gail Bishop, Phil Overhill, Ron Dumont, Joy Devocht, John Launder, Steve Holden, Shelley Evans and Dennis Umpleby. Missing from the photo is Ken Bradley. (Contributed - Sooke Horseshoe Pitching Association)

Sooke horseshoe club takes pitch to B.C. championship

Two-day event held in Veron over Labour Day weekend

The Sooke Horseshoe Pitching Association members competing at the provincial championship include Steve Bishop, Barry Devocht, Kate Potvin, Gail Bishop, Phil Overhill, Ron Dumont, Joy Devocht, John Launder, Steve Holden, Shelley Evans and Dennis Umpleby. Missing from the photo is Ken Bradley. (Contributed - Sooke Horseshoe Pitching Association)
Rylee Smith took a year off from school after graduating from Cowichan Secondary School, but is now bound for the College of Idaho. (Photo by Don Bodger)

College of Idaho Smith’s next destination

Fastball player becomes a ‘Yote after a season of Glory

Rylee Smith took a year off from school after graduating from Cowichan Secondary School, but is now bound for the College of Idaho. (Photo by Don Bodger)