JOCK TALK: Sports schedule for West Shore, week of Oct. 9-15

West Shore hockey teams busy over the next week, as are others

West Shore hockey fans have plenty to cheer about this week.

In junior A hockey action, the Victoria Grizzlies start the week in Cowichan tonight (Friday, Oct. 9) taking on the Cowichan Valley Capitals at 7 p.m. at the Big Stick (Island Savings Centre).

Back in the West Shore on Saturday, Oct. 10, the crew welcomes Surrey at The Q Centre for a 7 p.m. puck drop. The next home game for the Grizz comes Friday, Oct. 16, when the local squad goes head to head with Powell River starting at 7 p.m.

In junior B play, the Westshore Wolves start the weekend in Campbell River tonight (Friday, Oct. 9) playing the Campbell River Storm at 7:30 p.m. After a Thanksgiving weekend break, the Wolves are back in action on Wednesday, Oct. 14 hosting the Oceanside Generals at The Q Centre. The puck drops at 7 p.m.

On Thursday, Oct. 15, the Wolves visit cross-town rivals the Victoria Cougars, taking to the ice at the Archie Browning Arena at 7 p.m. Should be a fiercely competitive match-up.

In AAA midget hockey, the Juan de Fuca Tier 1 and Tier 2 Grizzlies teams are taking on some of the best players in the province at the Seafair Icebreaker Rep Tournament in Richmond. The boys will be back in action next weekend at home.

Among Westshore RFC rugby teams, only the Div. 1 Valhallians men play this weekend. They are tentatively set to host Port Alberni at Juan de Fuca at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10.

Both the Belmont varsity and junior varsity football Bulldogs are playing in New Westminster this Friday, Oct. 9.

On the high school soccer pitch, the Royal Bay Ravens senior boys host Claremont on Thursday, Oct. 15.

On the junior side, Royal Bay hosts St. Andrews on Wednesday, Oct. 14, before the final regular season game Monday, Oct. 19 when the West Shore squad hosts Oak Bay. Games begin at 4 p.m.

On the volleyball court, the Belmont senior girls cross town to Lambrick Park to take on the hosts and St. Michaels University School on Tuesday, Oct. 13.

In senior boys action Wednesday, Oct. 14., Belmont visits Stelly’s to face the host team, along with Mt. Douglas secondary and Lambrick Park.

Royal Bay, meanwhile, visits Reynolds secondary to face Pacific Christian School and Parklands. Games begin at 6 p.m.

The West Shore’s high school runners will be hard at work Thursday, Oct. 15, taking on athletes from across the region at a cross-country meet at Beacon hill. Races start at 3:30 p.m. – come cheer on runners from Grades 6 to 12.

Colin Gall is an athlete, sports fan and Grade 11 student at Mt. Douglas Secondary. Please send your coming sporting events to jocktalk@telus.net

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