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Saanich Jr. B hockey goalie Robert Michetti stopped two out of three shootout shots to earn the win for the over the Campbell River Storm at the Rod Brind’Amour Arena in Campbell River on Jan. 18. The next time they play, Saanich will have a new name and logo. (Black Press Media file photo)

Saanich junior hockey team seeks public input on potential new names

Shortlist includes Summit, Squid, Predators, Defenders, Riptide

Saanich Jr. B hockey goalie Robert Michetti stopped two out of three shootout shots to earn the win for the over the Campbell River Storm at the Rod Brind’Amour Arena in Campbell River on Jan. 18. The next time they play, Saanich will have a new name and logo. (Black Press Media file photo)
Registration opens for fall programs on West Shore

Registration opens for fall programs on West Shore

Rink slots fill fast with figure skaters, hockey teams

Registration opens for fall programs on West Shore
Sooke Soccer Club plans to return this fall in late September/early October, but with strict Soccer Canada safety regulations. (Black Press Media file photo)
Sooke Soccer Club plans to return this fall in late September/early October, but with strict Soccer Canada safety regulations. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Sooke Minor Hockey Association is set to kick off on Sept. 12, with increased safety protocols. (Black Press Media file photo)

Sooke minor hockey set to get kids on ice by mid-September

President says re-opening dependent on SEAPARC installing ice in time

The Sooke Minor Hockey Association is set to kick off on Sept. 12, with increased safety protocols. (Black Press Media file photo)
UVic, rowing coach sued over alleged ‘fat shaming’ and verbal abuse

UVic, rowing coach sued over alleged ‘fat shaming’ and verbal abuse

Lawsuit says Barney Williams subjected coxswain Lily Copeland to offensive and belittling language

UVic, rowing coach sued over alleged ‘fat shaming’ and verbal abuse
Sean Young, 19, signed a contract with Pacific FC, his first step into the Canadian Premier League for the Belmont grad. He’ll be training under head coach Pa-Modou Ka in Langford. (Courtesy of Pacific FC)

Belmont grad signs with Pacific FC

Sean Young to debut in Canadian Premier League as midfielder

Sean Young, 19, signed a contract with Pacific FC, his first step into the Canadian Premier League for the Belmont grad. He’ll be training under head coach Pa-Modou Ka in Langford. (Courtesy of Pacific FC)
The B.C. Hockey League has announced it plans to start its 2020-21 regular season Dec. 1, though teams can start training camps in early September. (Black Press file photos)

BCHL teams can start training in September for first league games in December

B.C. Hockey League announces Dec. 1 start date for 2020-21 season

The B.C. Hockey League has announced it plans to start its 2020-21 regular season Dec. 1, though teams can start training camps in early September. (Black Press file photos)
Micah Zandee-Hart, a member of the Team Canada Senior National Team since 2016, will return to Greater Victoria to help with female hockey teams on the Island in the upcoming season. (File photo courtesy of Team Canada)

Renowned Greater Victoria hockey player back to help with female youth teams

Micah Zandee-Hart has played for the senior national team since 2016

  • Jul 6, 2020
Micah Zandee-Hart, a member of the Team Canada Senior National Team since 2016, will return to Greater Victoria to help with female hockey teams on the Island in the upcoming season. (File photo courtesy of Team Canada)
Danish forward Marcus Almquist, 17, was drafted to the Victoria Royals. (Victoria Royals/Twitter)

Victoria Royals draft dynamic Danish forward for tentative fall season

Marcus Almquist drafted to Victoria after international tournaments

Danish forward Marcus Almquist, 17, was drafted to the Victoria Royals. (Victoria Royals/Twitter)
The Victoria HarbourCats mascot Harvey strikes a pose before a game at Royal Athletic Park in 2017. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria HarbourCats roll back to 2018 prices for 2021 season tickets

Early birds score deals for next year’s WCL baseball season

The Victoria HarbourCats mascot Harvey strikes a pose before a game at Royal Athletic Park in 2017. (Black Press Media file photo)
WHL hockey could start back up in early October if everything goes according to plan. (Black Press Media file photo)

WHL hockey could hit the ice by Oct. 2

Start date ‘contingent on receiving the necessary approvals from government and health authorities’

WHL hockey could start back up in early October if everything goes according to plan. (Black Press Media file photo)
Canada West has officially cancelled all fall sports in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Canada West cancels fall sports due to COVID-19

B.C. student athletes at seven universities impacted by cancellation, more cancellations possible

Canada West has officially cancelled all fall sports in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Saanich hockey player have to wait for Brick tourney

Players stay sharp with backyard ‘rink’

Point-guard lobs no-look, three-pointer for Oak Bay High video

Point-guard lobs no-look, three-pointer for Oak Bay High video

Trick-shot only took three times, says Oak Bay teen

Point-guard lobs no-look, three-pointer for Oak Bay High video
Local cyclist David Dallin rides through the frame of an old truck during the 2019 Tripleshot CrossFondo, a one-day event that uses private property to create a 40-kilometre course through Saanich and the Highlands. This piece of property was used during the one-day CrossFondo but will not be part of a permanent trail. A local advocacy group, the Nature Trails Society, hopes to create a permanent network of offroad trails throughout the Greater Victoria region. (Karen Hakkareinen Photo)

Group looks to create offroad trail network throughout Greater Victoria

Nature Trail Society partners with private landowners to make ‘loops’

Local cyclist David Dallin rides through the frame of an old truck during the 2019 Tripleshot CrossFondo, a one-day event that uses private property to create a 40-kilometre course through Saanich and the Highlands. This piece of property was used during the one-day CrossFondo but will not be part of a permanent trail. A local advocacy group, the Nature Trails Society, hopes to create a permanent network of offroad trails throughout the Greater Victoria region. (Karen Hakkareinen Photo)
Residents took to the Stadacona Park tennis courts Wednesday afternoon. Victoria opened its tennis courts on May 14 followed by Oak Bay and Saanich on May 21. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

Back in action, sport courts reopen across Greater Victoria

Tennis, pickleball, skateboarding parks all reopen

Residents took to the Stadacona Park tennis courts Wednesday afternoon. Victoria opened its tennis courts on May 14 followed by Oak Bay and Saanich on May 21. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
Maple Ridge Burrards Cole Porter (left) and Garrett McIntosh fend off Victoria Shamrocks offender Mike Triolo during action at the Q Centre in a previous season. (Black Press file photo)
Maple Ridge Burrards Cole Porter (left) and Garrett McIntosh fend off Victoria Shamrocks offender Mike Triolo during action at the Q Centre in a previous season. (Black Press file photo)
Recreation Oak Bay’s Henderson Golf Course. (Black Press Media file photo)

Golf returns Monday to Henderson Park, but ‘no high-fives’

Online booking only, bring your own clubs and scorecards

Recreation Oak Bay’s Henderson Golf Course. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Victoria HarbourCats mascot Harvey strikes a pose before a game at Royal Athletic Park in 2017. (Black Press Media file photo)

HarbourCats strike out on 2020 season

With some teams calling it due to COVID-19, West Coast League determined to play on

The Victoria HarbourCats mascot Harvey strikes a pose before a game at Royal Athletic Park in 2017. (Black Press Media file photo)
Juan de Fuca Whalers PeeWee A1 team has started a creative way to practise while in social isolation during COVID-19. Parents sent a video of their kids passing the ball to one another to demonstrate team spirit. (Courtesy of Candace White)

VIDEO: West Shore lacrosse team makes virtual practice video during COVID-19

‘Keep the sticks in your hands, keep practicing,” says team manager

Juan de Fuca Whalers PeeWee A1 team has started a creative way to practise while in social isolation during COVID-19. Parents sent a video of their kids passing the ball to one another to demonstrate team spirit. (Courtesy of Candace White)