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Westshore Wolves hold Indigenous night

Owner Shawn Vincent said sports can bring communities together
Mitzi Dean, MLA for Esquimalt-Metchosin, and Shawn Vincent, owner of the Westshore Wolves, at Indigenous night on Wednesday (Jan. 19). (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

The Westshore Wolves’ game on Wednesday (Jan. 19) was Indigenous night, marking the connection between the team and local Indigenous communities.

Wolves owner Shawn Vincent said the team’s players have been engaged in a number of community service projects with local Indigenous communities.

“Our staff and management have been working tirelessly to create events tonight to recognize their First Nations partners and neighbours in the local area. I think it’s very important that we recognize these things through sports, and sports is such a big thing to bring communities together people together.”

There was also a tribute paid to Gino Odjick, the former Vancouver Canuck and member of the Kitigan Zibi First Nation (just outside Maniwaki, Que.), who died on Jan. 15 at the age of 52.

The Wolves downed the Victoria Cougars 6-4 at The Q Centre. The home team broke out to a 3-0 lead in the first period with two power-play goals. The Cougars clawed back to 4-3 in the second, but Westshore held on, scoring an empty netter with 30 seconds left to seal the win.

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