JOCK TALK: West Shore wovles battle Panthers in playoff series

From hockey to rugby and everything in between taking place on the West Shore

The Westshore Wolves continue their playoff run against the Peninsula Panthers tonight (Feb. 26)  when they head to the Panorama Recreation Centre to face the Panthers at 7:30 p.m. The final game of the series could potentially be Sunday, when the Wolves host the Panthers at The Q Centre at 5 p.m.

If more games are needed, the Wolves head to Panorama again on Monday to play, before hosting the Panthers next Wednesday (March 2). Game 7, if needed, goes at Panorama on Friday, March 4.

The Victoria Grizzlies finish the final two games of their regular season this weekend, hosting Powell River Friday, Feb. 26 at 7 p.m. at The Q Centre before heading to Chilliwack Sunday, Feb. 28.

After a hard-fought overtime win in the second game of the three-game series Sunday, the Midget Tier 1 Juan de Fuca Grizzlies tied the Island championship series against the Saanich Braves. The final game of the series goes Saturday (Feb. 27) in Pearkes Recreation Centre’s Gold rink at 4 p.m.

With lacrosse season around the corner, the Victoria Shamrocks have announced their annual spring break camp for kids aged seven to 14, running March 21 to 23 at Eagle Ridge Rec Centre.

Coaches includes Shamrocks Rhys Duch, Corey Small and other Mann Cup championship players. Kids can also get their picture taken with the 105-year-old Mann Cup and a collector Shamrocks sport jersey. Visit for details or call 250-478-ROCK (7625).

In Div. 1 VISL soccer, the Jackson Cup quarterfinal pits Westcastle United against Lakehill at 4 p.m. Saturday, March 5 at Braefoot Turf.

The U21 George Smith Cup quarterfinal takes the Juan de Fuca VISL team to Ladysmith to face the Mid Island Mariners this Sunday.

On the rugby pitch, following a game in Burnaby Saturday, the Premier Westshore Valkyries women’s rugby team faces Capilano on Saturday, March 5, at the Westshore velodrome at 11:30 a.m.

The Div. 1 Westshore Valkyries 1 team plays Saturday against Westshore 2, at the Westshore Velodrome at 1 p.m. On Saturday, March 5 the Valkyries 1 team welcomes the Nanaimo Hornets to the Westshore velodrome at 2:30 p.m.

The Women’s Div. 2 Westshore rugby team plays Saturday in Ridge Meadows before returning to the Island for a March 5 tilt, hosting East Vancouver’s Scribes squad. Kick-off is at 11:30 a.m. at the Westshore velodrome.

Looking forward to spring events and activities, Bear Mountain Resort is now accepting registrations for the St. Paddy’s 5K on March 13. Visit for registration details.

Eagle Ridge Roller Hockey youth and adult Leagues are both open for registration at and registration is also open for the Juan de Fuca Whalers lacrosse. Visit

Colin Gall is a local athlete and Grade 11 student at Mt. Douglas Secondary. Send your coming sports events to

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