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Visitors Rule the Day at UVIC Alumni High School Basketball Tournament

Story and Photos by Christian J. Stewart (ISN) December 28, 2016, Victoria, BC (ISN) - If a local team is going to emerge victorious at the 2016 UVic Vikes Alumni Invitational High School Basketball Tournament, it will be up to the Oak Bay Bays, as...

McGill Stuns #1 Ranked Carleton, Advances to Women’s Basketball Championship

by David Conlin, Vikes Media Photos by Christian J. Stewart, Independent Sports News March 11, 2017, VICTORIA, BC (U SPORTS) – The No. 4 McGill Martlets survived a late push from the No. 1 seeded Carleton Ravens to emerge with a 66-60 win in semi-final action...

FORMER NHL’er GRANT JENNINGS RECALLS HIS HUMBOLDT BRONCOS EXPERIENCE

On Friday, April 6, near Armley, Saskatchewan, one of the most tragic events in Canadian sports history occurred when 15 people were killed in a bus accident. Of the 15 fatalities, 10 were hockey players for the Humboldt Broncos of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey...

Scotty “The Bulldog” Olson …”The crowd had never seen a 95 pound boxer knock someone out before”

For almost two decades Scotty Olson of Edmonton, Alberta was one of the most recognizable faces in Canadian boxing. Even though most Canadians remember Lennox Lewis and Razor Ruddock during Olson’s era (mostly because they competed in the higher profile heavyweight weight class), it...

B.C. at the World Juniors – No. 8: Scott Niedermayer

With the IIHF World Junior Championship back in British Columbia for the first time in 13 years and B.C. Hockey celebrating its 100th anniversary, we asked the question … what are the best performances by B.C. natives in World Juniors history? NO. 8 – SCOTT...

CBC INTRODUCES MOVIE NIGHT IN CANADA

In response to the postponement of the NHL season due to the evolving COVID-19 situation, CBC will be hosting MOVIE NIGHT IN CANADA, a celebration of acclaimed Canadian films back-to-back on Saturday evenings beginning at 7 p.m. (8 AT, 8:30 NT) on CBC and...

Talk to Jill

A patch of bright pink sports tape with the words “Talk to Jill” written in black marker adorns boxing coach Dan Marzocco’s sparring helmet - a little inside joke between this gruff voiced, caring coach and his trainee - soon to be 12 year...

WORLD CUP OF HOCKEY: TEAM CANADA PLAYER UPDATE

CALGARY, Alta. – Hockey Canada and its World Cup of Hockey management group have named forward Logan Couture (London, Ont./San Jose, NHL) to Team Canada, as a replacement for Jamie Benn (Victoria, B.C./Dallas, NHL), who is unable to participate in next month’s tournament.   Couture, 27,...

Where are They Now: Bernie Nicholls “Pumperknickel”

Bernie Nichols
In an exciting new feature on the Independent Sports News, it is time to take a trip down memory lane and look back at some of Canada’s sports stars of the past. However, we will just not be looking back at the athletic excellence...

Ballard Soars Over Harry Ainlay to Capture UVic Hoops Tournament Title

Story and Photos by Christian J. Stewart (ISN) December 30, 2016, Victoria, BC (ISN) - The championship trophy for the inaugural UVic Alumni Invitational High School Basketball Tournament will be heading south of the border this year, as Seattle's Ballard Beavers dismantled Edmonton's Harry Ainlay...

Canada’s Football Elite Meet In All Canada Bowl, Thirteen Vancouver Island Players Represent

July 22, 2019 Chilliwack, BC (ISN) - Some of Canada’s U18 Junior Football elite, including thirteen players from Vancouver Island, descended on the Fraser Valley last week, culminating in what was largely an east (black) vs west (red) tilt on Saturday afternoon at Exhibition...

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