JOCK TALK: Victoria Minor Ball Hockey seeks past photos for fun contest

From Victoria Shamrocks action to registration for the Victoria Minor Ball Hockey Association this week and more

The Victoria Shamrocks start their three-game week on Friday, July 29, when they host the Langley Thunder at The Q Centre at 7 p.m.

Following an away game in Coquitlam on Saturday, July 30, the Shamrocks return home to play at The Q Centre on Friday, Aug. 5, hosting the Nanaimo Timbermen at 7:45 p.m. in what’s sure to be a hard-fought battle.

The Intermediate Victoria Shamrocks advance to BCILL Provincials this week. Games take place in Langley from Friday, July 29, to Thursday, Aug. 4. Visit bcill.ca for more information.

After their season opener last Sunday, the Westshore Rebels return to the gridiron Saturday, July 30, at Westhills Stadium. Kick-off is at 7 p.m.

In Premier Baseball League playoffs, the Victoria Mariners will continue to the final four this weekend in Abbotsford, playing the Okanagan Athletics tonight (July 29) before taking on the Abbotsford Cardinals and the North Shore Twins Saturday, July 30. Those who can’t make it to the mainland can catch the action at bcpbl.pointstreaksites.com.

After many games on the road, the Victoria HarbourCats return home Friday, Aug. 5 to start their three-game weekend series against the Yakima Valley Pippins. First pitch is at 6:35 p.m. at Royal Athletic Park. On Friday, Aug. 5, and Saturday, Aug. 6, they play at 6:35 p.m. and on Sunday, Aug. 7 they will play at 1 p.m.

Coming next week for soccer fans, the Turf Burn soccer tournament takes place at the Juan de Fuca Sports Fields Friday, Aug. 5, to Sunday, Aug. 7. The tournament features recreational co-ed division, open co-ed division, and the men’s over-30 division. Proceeds support Saanich Fusion Football Club and Victoria Firefighters Charitable Foundation. For more information and to register visit westcoastrec.ca.

Coming up for race fans, Western Speedway says thanks to the fans with free admission to Seawings Express fan appreciation night Saturday, Aug. 6. Come cheer on the stock cars, mini stocks, dwarf cars, Old Timer’s Racing Association, bombers, claimers and hornet cars.

Registration is also open for the 20th annual UVic Golf Classic, taking place at Uplands Golf Club Wednesday, Aug. 3. For more information and registration visit: www.govikesgo.com.

The Victoria Minor Ball Hockey Association, which plays at Juan de Fuca and Eagle Ridge arenas, has wrapped up a thrilling 2016 season and is calling for photos from ball hockey seasons.

The contest seeks the photo that best captures the fun, friendship and sweat that ball hockey represents and the winning photographer will receive a 50 per cent discount on a players 2017 season registration fee. Email entries to om@vmbh.ca by 9 p.m. Saturday, July 30. The winning photo will be announced on Monday, Aug. 1.

Action photos are preferred and must show players in VMBHA jerseys. Any visible players’ faces must have parental permission for the image to be published. Please include this permission with your entry.

Colin Gall is a local athlete and Grade 12 student at Mt. Douglas Secondary School. Send your coming sports events to jocktalk@telus.net.

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