JOCK TALK: Sports happenings around and about the West Shore

Hockey is big in the West Shore this week; junior and minor Grizzlies, Wolves hit the ice in Colwood

Head to The Q Centre Sunday, Oct. 3, when the Victoria Grizzlies host Vernon in B.C. Junior A hockey action. The puck drops at 2 p.m. for this matinee game.

The boys are back in action Thursday, Oct. 7, playing host to Island rivals the Port Alberni Bulldogs at 7 p.m., before heading over the Malahat to face the Cowichan Valley Capitals Friday, Oct. 9 at the Island Savings Centre – “The Big Stick.”

The Westshore Wolves junior B hockey squad starts their weekend with a game Friday, Oct. 2 at Pearkes Recreation Centre, taking on the Saanich Braves at 6:30 p.m. The Wolves continue on the road Saturday, Oct. 3, travelling up to Kerry Park to take on the Islanders at 7:30 p.m. The Wolves are back on the ice mid-week, hosting the Victoria Cougars on Wednesday, Oct. 7, at The Q Centre. Puck drops at 7 p.m.

Feel like a road trip? The Wolves end the week up Island, where they take on the Campbell River Storm in their barn on Friday, Oct. 9.

In Midget hockey action, most of the senior teams are on the road this weekend. While the Tier 3 midget rep Grizzlies travel to Comox Valley Saturday, Oct. 3, the Tier 1 and Tier 2 Grizzlies face Nanaimo. The Tier 1s are at Frank Crane Arena and Tier 2s are at the Nanaimo Ice Centre, with both games starting at 3 p.m.

Head to The Q Centre, on Sunday, Oct. 4, when the Midget Tier 2 Grizzlies host Powell River. Puck drops at 10:30 a.m.

There’s plenty of action in high school sports this week.

On Oct. 6, the senior girls’ volleyball schedule has Belmont secondary travelling to Stelly’s where the Bulldogs take on the hosts and Pacific Christian School, with games starting at 4 p.m.

West Shore runners head to Beaver Lake Wednesday, Oct. 7 for middle and high school cross country competition. The Grade 6 girls and boys start at 3:30 p.m., the Grade 7s at 3:45 p.m., the Grade 8s at 4 p.m., the Grade 9 to 12 girls and Grade 9 boys at 4:15 p.m., and the Grade 10 to 12 boys at 4:30 p.m. Come cheer on your school.

Senior boys’ volleyball hits the court on Wednesday, Oct. 7 when Belmont hosts both Royal Bay and Lambrick Park, beginning at 6 p.m.

The region’s senior boys’ soccer schedule kicks off for the week on Thursday, Oct. 8, when the West Shore’s Tier 1 Royal Bay hosts Glenlyon Norfolk School.

The Belmont Bulldogs Varsity and Junior Varsity teams head to Parksville Saturday, Oct. 3. The Junior Varsity take the field at 12 p.m. and Varsity plays at 3 p.m. at Ballenas senior secondary.

Come Friday, Oct. 9 the Junior Varsity and Varsity teams both head to the Mainland, travelling to New Westminster’s Mercer Stadium.

Colin Gall is an athlete, sports fan and Grade 11 student at Mt. Douglas secondary. Send him information about your upcoming West Shore sporting events to jocktalk@telus.net.

Just Posted

Greater Victoria teachers experienced more than 30 incidents of violence from students in one month

Shuttered behavioural programs, lack of resources creates challenges for local schools

Esquimalt High robotics team heads to international competition

The Esquimalt Atom Smashers will participate in the FIRST Robotics Canada competition

Canadian alcohol policy gets failing grade from UVic researchers

Canadian provinces and territories collectively achieved less than half of their potential to reduce alcohol related harm

Island playoffs underway at Oak Bay High

Home team vies for fifth straight Island title

Sell regulated heroin to curb B.C.’s overdose problem: report

B.C. Centre on Substance Use points to organized crime and money-laundering as contributing factors

POLL: Will you be wearing pink to take a stand against bullying

Schools and workplaces across Greater Victoria and around the province will be… Continue reading

Galchenyuk scores in OT as Coyotes edge Canucks 3-2

Vancouver manages single point as NHL playoff chase continues

B.C. legislature moving suspended staff controversy to outside review

Whale watching, Seattle Mariners trips billed as emergency preparedness, Speaker Darryl Plecas says

More people signing up for compulsory vaccines

Maple Ridge mom says public tired of hearing about measles

UPDATE: Man charged in stabbing of woman, off-duty cop outside B.C. elementary school

Manoj George, 49, is facing two counts of aggravated assault and two counts of assault with a weapon after the incident on Wednesday, Feb. 20.

Federal fisheries minister calls for precautionary approach to fish farming

Government still reviewing Federal Court’s decision on PRV – Wilkinson

Why do zebras have stripes? Perhaps to dazzle away flies

Researchers from University of Bristol look into why zebras have stripes

Poll: More voters believe Canada doing worse under Trudeau government

22 per cent believed the country is doing better and 27 per cent said things are the same

Most Read