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The Kelowna Rockets drop the Victoria Royals to gain split in weekend series

The Royals won Friday 6-3, while the Rockets took Saturday’s game 6-4

  • Oct 10, 2021
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Royals defenceman Devin Aubin and Rilen Kovacevic dust it up after a flurry of second-period goals by the Royals. One of two fights in the game. (Christopher Kelsall/Special to Victoria News)

Victoria Royals bounce back with 6-3 win over the Kelowna Rockets

Brayden Schuurman’s first-ever hat-trick led the way

Royals defenceman Devin Aubin and Rilen Kovacevic dust it up after a flurry of second-period goals by the Royals. One of two fights in the game. (Christopher Kelsall/Special to Victoria News)
Theodore St. Denis had one goal and one assist as the Peninsula Panthers defeated the Nanaimo Buccaneers 6-0 Friday at Panorama Recreation Centre. The Panthers then beat the Kerry Park Islanders 5-4 Saturday night on the right. (Photo courtesy of the Peninsula Panthers)

Peninsula Panthers on the right edge with two victories over the weekend

VIJHL team first beats Nanaimo Buccaneers at home, then Kerry Park Islanders on the road

Theodore St. Denis had one goal and one assist as the Peninsula Panthers defeated the Nanaimo Buccaneers 6-0 Friday at Panorama Recreation Centre. The Panthers then beat the Kerry Park Islanders 5-4 Saturday night on the right. (Photo courtesy of the Peninsula Panthers)
Chase Thompson had a hit early for the Tide. (Photo by Christian J. Stewart)

The Tide turns for a 9-6 win over Victoria Mariners at Royal Athletic Park

It was the Victoria Golden Tide college baseball team’s fifth game of all time on Saturday

Chase Thompson had a hit early for the Tide. (Photo by Christian J. Stewart)
The Canadian rugby men’s 15s beat Chile during a World Cup qualifier match in Langford on Oct. 2. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Canadian rugby 15s beat Chile in Langford during two-game World Cup qualifier series

The two teams are playing for who makes it to a playoff for the final Americas spot

The Canadian rugby men’s 15s beat Chile during a World Cup qualifier match in Langford on Oct. 2. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)
Bill Okell of Saanich (77, left) is edged for fifth place by Jason LaManna of Rochester, N.Y. in the H Production class race Friday (Oct. 1) at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, during the 2021 Sports Car Club of America National Championship Runoffs. (Photo courtesy of Mark Webber)

Saanich’s Bill Okell posts career best sixth at Indy in sports car nationals

Late charge after crash halts race leaves Okell a whisker away from fifth at SCCA championships

  • Oct 2, 2021
Bill Okell of Saanich (77, left) is edged for fifth place by Jason LaManna of Rochester, N.Y. in the H Production class race Friday (Oct. 1) at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, during the 2021 Sports Car Club of America National Championship Runoffs. (Photo courtesy of Mark Webber)
Fans are invited to check out the Victoria Shamrocks’ new office in The Q Centre this Sunday. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria Shamrocks host open house, shoot around this Sunday

Visitors will be able to chat with players, see the team’s new digs

Fans are invited to check out the Victoria Shamrocks’ new office in The Q Centre this Sunday. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Victoria Royals open their regular season on Saturday (Oct. 2) against the Vancouver Giants and for the first time in over 18 months, fans will be in the stands to cheer them on. (Kevin Light/Courtesy Victoria Royals)

Victoria Royals welcome back fans at Saturday season opener

Puck drop is at 7:05 p.m. against the Vancouver Giants

The Victoria Royals open their regular season on Saturday (Oct. 2) against the Vancouver Giants and for the first time in over 18 months, fans will be in the stands to cheer them on. (Kevin Light/Courtesy Victoria Royals)
Vancouver Island soccer fans will need to have at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by Pacific FC’s next home game if they want to be in the Starlight Stadium stands. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)

Pacific FC last Canadian Premier League team to require fans to be vaccinated

Fans will need to have at least one COVID-19 dose to attend next home game on Oct. 16

Vancouver Island soccer fans will need to have at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by Pacific FC’s next home game if they want to be in the Starlight Stadium stands. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)
The Saanich predators are looking forward to playing their first home game on Oct. 1 at Pearkes. (Photo courtesy Christine Gleed)

Saanich Predators to play first home game at Pearkes

Players will hit the ice on the newly renovated rink

  • Oct 1, 2021
The Saanich predators are looking forward to playing their first home game on Oct. 1 at Pearkes. (Photo courtesy Christine Gleed)
Bill Okell of Saanich navigates a turn on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course during Thursday qualifying for the Oct. 1 Sports Car Club of America National Championship Runoffs race. Okell qualified 11th in the 44-car H Production class field. (Photo by Mark Webber)

Saanich sports car driver to start 11th in 44-car field at Indy

Bill Okell making his second national runoffs appearance at the famed U.S. track

Bill Okell of Saanich navigates a turn on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course during Thursday qualifying for the Oct. 1 Sports Car Club of America National Championship Runoffs race. Okell qualified 11th in the 44-car H Production class field. (Photo by Mark Webber)
Ryan Grambart (24) carries the puck Friday night at Panorama Recreation Centre, where the Peninsula Panthers dropped a 6-4 game against the Kerry Park Islanders after having led 4-1. (Gordon Lee/Submitted)

Peninsula Panthers still looking for consistency after first month of VIJHL season

Panthers lose 6-4 against Kerry Park Islanders after beating Nanaimo Buccaneers 14-1

Ryan Grambart (24) carries the puck Friday night at Panorama Recreation Centre, where the Peninsula Panthers dropped a 6-4 game against the Kerry Park Islanders after having led 4-1. (Gordon Lee/Submitted)
Shea Bruhwiler, 13, bested a field of 40 athletes to claim the top spot in the Open Men’s.

Canadian surf champions crowned at Cox Bay in Tofino

Titles awarded in men’s / women’s Pro, Open, U18, U16 and Longboard

Shea Bruhwiler, 13, bested a field of 40 athletes to claim the top spot in the Open Men’s.
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Starlight Stadium in Langford will host the opening game in Canada’s men’s 15s home-and-home series against Chile on Oct 2. Here Canada back Ben LaSage (in red) attempts to tackle U.S. centre Bryce Campbell during a Rugby World Cup 2023 qualification pathway match earlier this month. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, David Zalubowski)
Starlight Stadium in Langford will host the opening game in Canada’s men’s 15s home-and-home series against Chile on Oct 2. Here Canada back Ben LaSage (in red) attempts to tackle U.S. centre Bryce Campbell during a Rugby World Cup 2023 qualification pathway match earlier this month. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, David Zalubowski)
Pacific FC continued to ride a wave of historic wins on Wednesday night as they staved off a stampede from the Calgary Cavalry and advanced to the Canadian Championship semifinals. (Black Press Media file photo)

West Shore Wave: Pacific FC shoots past Cavalry FC to Canadian Championship semis

Langford-based soccer squad beat Calgary 1-0 in the quarterfinal match Sept. 22

Pacific FC continued to ride a wave of historic wins on Wednesday night as they staved off a stampede from the Calgary Cavalry and advanced to the Canadian Championship semifinals. (Black Press Media file photo)
Pacific FC continued to ride a wave of historic wins on Wednesday night as they staved off a stampede from the Calgary Cavalry and advanced to the Canadian Championship semifinals. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)

West Shore Wave: Pacific FC jockey past Cavalry FC to Canadian Championship semis

Langford-based soccer side beat Calgary 1-0 in the quarterfinal match Sept. 22

Pacific FC continued to ride a wave of historic wins on Wednesday night as they staved off a stampede from the Calgary Cavalry and advanced to the Canadian Championship semifinals. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)
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 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)
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Sooke Celtic tops in VISL

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

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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)