JOCK TALK: Midget classic returns to the West Shore

Your weekly round up of sports action on the West Shore

It’s a busy hockey weekend in the West Shore.

After a Friday roadtrip to the Alberni Valley, the Victoria Grizzlies returning home Saturday, Nov. 11 to face Powell River at 7 p.m. at The Q Centre.

In Junior B play, follow the Westshore Wolves on the road when they take on the Victoria Cougars Sunday, Nov. 12 at 3:30 p.m. at Archie Browning Arena. The Wolves return home Wednesday, Nov. 15, welcoming the Peninsula Panthers for a 7 p.m. tilt at The Q Centre before heading to Nanaimo Thursday, Nov. 16.

The Greater Victoria Midget Classic returns to local arenas this weekend. In local play, Friday, Nov. 10 has the Grizzlies host the Central Zone Huskies at 8:30 p.m. at The Q Centre. On Saturday, Nov. 11 the local squad hosts the Hollyburn Huskies at 11 a.m. at Westhills Arena, before facing the North Vancouver Storm at 5:15 p.m. at Archie Browning Arena. The Grizzlies finish round-robin play Sunday, Nov. 12 when they host the Chilliwack Bruins at 4 p.m. at The Q Centre.

In community sports, Friday, Nov. 10 has the men’s Div. 2 Juan de Fuca soccer team kicking off against Fred Milne in Sooke at 7 p.m. Div. 1 play has Westcastle United host the Cowichan FC Saturday, Nov. 11 at 8 p.m. at Westhills Stadium.

Lower Island women’s play has the Div. 1 Juan de Fuca FC in action against Vic West FC and Juan de Fuca United facing Vic West United Sunday, Nov. 12. Both games are scheduled for a noon start at a field still to be determined at press time. Visit liwsa.com for additional details closer to game time.

And with an eye to spring sports, Triangle Baseball has opened registration for the coming season. Register before Nov. 15 to take advantage of early bird pricing. Visit trianglebaseball.ca for details.

Volleyball fans can head to Belmont Secondary Friday, Nov. 17, when the school hosts the senior girls’ 4A Island championships.

The Shamrocks lacrosse organization continues its online auction of game-worn jerseys from the ‘Rocks’ 68th season available through November – learn more at victoriashamrocks.com or by calling 250-478-ROCK. In support of local food banks, for every donation of money or non-perishable food item dropped off at the team store throughout the auction, get an entry to win Jesse King’s 2016 signed, game-worn jersey.


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