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  • Carleton Puts Damper on Vikes Opening Celebration at CARSA

    Story and Photos by Christian J. Stewart (ISN)

    October 2, 2015, Victoria, BC (ISN) - Brand new shiny, $77-million complex? Check. First class opponent for opening game in said complex? Check. Electric atmosphere and sold out crowd of cheering students and alumni? Check. First win for the University of Victoria Vikes of the 2015-2015 basketball season? Sadly, for the 2,183 fans in attendance, not so much.

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  • Huskies Open Guy Vetrie Tournamnent With Win Over Cascades

    Story and Photos by Christian J. Stewart (ISN)

    October 2, 2015, Victoria, BC (ISN) - The Univerity of Saskatchewan Huskies started the 2015-2016 CIS basketball season on the right foot with a 91-82 win over the Fraser Valley Cascades Friday night in the opening game of the 2015 Guy Vetrie Memorial Basketball Tournament that is being held at The University of Victoria.

    Saskatchewan's Jauquin Bennet-Bore (right) drives on Fraser Valley's Nate Brown (left) looking for two of his 28 points Friday in the Huskies 91-82 win over the Cascades (Photo: Christian J. Stewart / ISN)

    The game marked the first ever basketball game played in UVic's brand new, $77-million Centre for Athletics, Recreation and Special Abilities (CARSA), a facility that now ranks as one of the nicest basketball venues in the land.

    Fraser Valley's Navjot Bains (8) looks for a way to the hoop while being guarded closely by Saskatchewan's Shane Osayande (14)(Photo: Christian J. Stewart / ISN)

    In Friday's opener, the Cascades and the Huskies treated the crowd to a close and evenly played first quarter that saw the Huskies lead for all of it, but hold just a 19-17 lead at the break.

    Fraser Valley's Kevon Parchment would score 19 points to lead the Cascades in their losing efforts against the Saskatchewan Huskies on Friday night (Photo: Christian J. Stewart / ISN)

    They would extend that lead to eight, 47-39 at the half, but the Cascades would regroup and the two teams again played even-up basketball in the third and fourth quarters, with the Huskies outscoring the Cascades by just one in the half 44-43, to close out the 91-82 win.

    Saskatchewan's Jauquin Bennet-Bore (4) goes up for 2 of his 28 points Friday against Fraser Valley defender Navjot Bains (Photo: Christian J. Stewart / ISN)

    Saskatchewan's Juaquin Bennet-Bore led all scorers with 28 points, while teammate Evan Ostertag chipped in 18. For Fraser Valley, Kevon Parchment, with 19 and Nate Brown, with 18, led the way, while Vijay Dhillon had 14, including three baskets from the three-point line.

    Fraser Valley's Mark Johnson (1) goes up for two against Saskatchewan's Evan Ostertag (2) (Photo: Christian J. Stewart / ISN)

    The teams continue at the Vetrie Memorial with the Huskies meeting the UVic Vikes at 7:00 pm on Saturday and the defending CIS Champion Carleton Ravens at Noon on Sunday. The Cascades will see Carleton at 3:00 pm on Saturday and UVic at 2:00 pm on Sunday.

  • UVic men’s ice hockey team had an exciting weekend

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    (ISN) - The UVic men’s ice hockey team had an exciting weekend. On Friday night they

    played against the SFU clan and came away with a huge 8-3 victory. On Saturday the

    Vikes travelled to Langley to play against the Trinity Western Spartans but fell just

    short of a win with a score of 6-5.

  • Vikes women's finished their weekend with a decisive 6-0 victory

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    By: James Nielsen, Vikes Communications

    VICTORIA – The No. 6-ranked University of Victoria Vikes women's team finished their weekend with a decisive 6-0 victory over Thompson Rivers WolfPack, pushing their undefeated regular season record to 7-0-1 record, while the WolfPack drop to 0-8-0 in their inaugural season at the CIS level.

  • Championship breakfast pushes seven-year total over $2.8 million

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    Sept 30,2014(ISN) - VICTORIA, B.C. – On Tuesday morning the Annual Vikes Championship Breakfast announced over $475,000 raised in 2014 for University of Victoria Vikes student-athletic scholarships. Nearly 600 people packed McKinnon Gymnasium to show their support and to hear former Vikes rower and three-time Olympian Darcy Marquardt's keynote address.

  • Second-half strikes help Vikes complete Timberwolves sweep

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    Sept 29,2014(ISN) - PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. – Two second-half goals helped the University of Victoria Vikes men's soccer team come from behind to win game two against the UNBC Timberwolves on Sept. 28 in Prince George, B.C. The Vikes downed the Timberwolves 2-1, advancing to 5-1 in regular season play, while the Timberwolves fall to 1-7. Gorman and Cameron Stokes scored less than five minutes apart to give the Vikes their six-point weekend.

  • Greig scores second-straight double as Vikes sweep


    Sept 29,2014(ISN)- PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. - Two goals and one assist from fourth-year striker Emma Greig lifted the University of Victoria Vikes women's soccer team up 6-1 over the UNBC Timberwolves on Sept. 28 in Prince George, B.C. It was the second-straight night that Greig got on the board twice as the VIkes improve to 5-0-1 in the Canada West, while the Timberwolves fall to 0-6-2.

  • Spartans Bolstered Lineup Goes Up Against The Vikes

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    Sept 25,2014(ISN) - LANGLEY, British Columbia – After an historic season last year in which the Trinity Western men's hockey team earned a spot in the BCIHL championship series for the first time ever, the Spartans enter the 2014-15 campaign aiming to take the next step and, with a few key additions, are gearing up for a run at the league title.

  • Vikes look to get on target with Timberwolves double header

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    Sept24,2014(ISN) - VICTORIA— Following a successful Okanagan tour that saw the Vikes collect two wins over Thompson Rivers and UBC Okanagan, the University of Victoria Vikes women's soccer team hits the road again, traveling to Prince George, B.C. for a double header against the UNBC Timberwolves, Sept. 27 and 28. The Vikes will be looking to improve their shooting accuracy after tallying only once in each of the past two games.

  • Up island tradition continues for Vikes basketball

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    Sept 23,2014(ISN) - VICTORIA – This will be the fifth-straight season that the University of Victoria Vikes men's basketball team head up island for their important pre-season retreat. The team will practice and stay at Mark Isfeld Secondary community in Courtenay, B.C. this weekend and their inter-squad game on Sept. 26 will be another highlight for the up island basketball community.

  • Vikes sweep Okanagan weekend with win over WolfPack

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    Sept 20,2014(ISN) - VICTORIA, B.C. – The University of Victoria Vikes women's soccer team finished their weekend sweep with another 1-0 win, this time over the Thompson Rivers WolfPack at Hillside Stadium in Kamloops on Sept. 20. The Vikes continue their undefeated record and now sit at 3-0-1, while the WolfPack are now winless at 0-4.

  • Vikes Come To Play Against Castaway Wanderers

    Sept 20,2014(ISN) - VICTORIA— The University of Victoria Vikes men's rugby team came to play this week, dominating against the Castaway Wanderers Sept. 20 at Wallace Field with a final tally 62-17. This match leaves them 2-1-0 in the Barnard Cup series, securing the Vikes a spot in the Cup final, tentatively set for Dec. 6.

  • Uvic Vikes Hockey Team Travels To Powell River

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    Sept 20,2014(ISN) - The Uvic Vikes are travelling to Powell River this weekend for a two-game

    exhibition series against the Regals.

  • No. 6 Vikes women slide past UBC Okanagan

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    Sept 20,2014(ISN) - VICTORIA, B.C. – The University of Victoria Vikes women's soccer team had a slow start to their return to the Canada West following last weekend's bye. A single second-half goal lifted the Vikes 1-0 over UBC Okanagan at Nonis Sports Field in Kelowna, B.C. The Vikes remain undefeated with a 2-0-1 record, while the Heat are now 0-3-2.

  • Kingzett nets third goal of season in Heat loss

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    Sept 20,2014(ISN) - KELOWNA, B.C. – For the first time on home turf the UBC Okanagan Heat men's soccer team tasted defeat as the Victoria Vikes punched out a 2-1 victory over the Kelowna Squad on Friday evening.

  • Vikes in seventh after day one of Saint Martin's Invitational


    Sept 19, 2014 (ISN) - VICTORIA, B.C. - Day one of the Saint Martin's Invitational men's golf tournament is
    in the books and after the opening two rounds the University of Victoria Vikes are
    currently seventh in the pack. The event is hosted at Olympia Golf and Country Club
    and the final 18 holes will be played tomorrow, Sept. 20.

  • Two great runs for two great causes

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    Sept 19,2014(ISN) - VICTORIA, B.C. – The University of Victoria is pleased to support two great initiatives this fall and have chosen to do so in a recreation fashion. In the same strides as last year's President's Run led by UVic president professor Jamie Cassels and Vikes Athletics and Recreation, there will be two upcoming events to support each of the Terry Fox Foundation and the United Way Campaign.

  • Vikes makes defence a priority against Castaway Wanderers

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    Sept 18,2014(ISN) - VICTORIA— The University of Victoria Vikes men's rugby team needs a win in this weekend's match against the Castaway Wanderers in order to secure a spot in the Barnard Cup final. They take on the Castaway's Sept. 20 at 2:45 p.m. at Wallace Field.

  • Perennial powers clash in field hockey rivalry weekend

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    Sept 18,2014(ISN) - VICTORIA – This weekend two perennial field hockey powers will clash, as the University of Victoria Vikes will visit mainland rivals the UBC Thunderbirds for a double header on Sept. 20-21 in Vancouver. The Vikes are 2-0 in the Canada West, while the T-Birds have yet to face conference action after a bye on opening weekend.

  • Three rookies headline Washington-bound Vikes golf roster


    Sept 17, 2014 (ISN) - VICTORIA, B.C. - The University of Victoria Vikes men's golf team will be travelling
    south for their second tournament of the season, the Saint Martin's Invitational,
    hosted in Lacey, Wash. from Sept. 19-20. Three of the five Vikes competing at the
    tournament are in their first-year including Lawren Rowe, Andrew Funke and Michael

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