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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...

TERRY FOX RUN INDIA 2018

Every year, thousands of children from across the city gather at Marine Drive to raise cancer awareness and support for research into the prevention and cure of childhood cancer. Inspired by Terry Fox’s original Marathon of Hope, the run is hosted by the Terry...

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,...

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...

Opinion on current RC matters from a former player and employee

Our rugby community is passionate and dedicated, a fact I believe we can all agree on. If you had a conversation recently in a clubhouse however, or on the side of the pitch, it would have inevitably turned to Rugby Canada’s recently changed programming...

Saanich Fusion U15 Girls Ruled Ineligible for Provincial Cup Playoffs

Story and Photos by Christian J. Stewart (ISN) February 19, 2018, Victoria, BC (ISN) - The Saanich Fusion Prospect Lake U15 Premier League girls soccer team is launching a last minute appeal to the Lower Island Soccer Association (LISA) and BC Soccer after being stripped...

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...

Cardilicchia Named Westshore Rebels New Top Coach

If you only read the headlines, and knew a little about Rebels football, you might have thought that past head coach John Cardilicchia was back at the helm, but far from the fact, the torch was handed to his son on Friday afternoon as...

Canada’s Other Hockey Game – VIFHA Action

Canada’s Other Hockey Game. Have you ever heard of the other hockey game played in Canada? Only in this country does it have to specifically be called field hockey. It’s the third-most popular team sport in the world and yes, it's played year-round in Victoria...

Burnaby Bulldogs Bring Baseball Canada Senior Men’s National Title to British Columbia

Story and Photos by Christian J. Stewart (ISN) August 27, 2017, Victoria, BC (ISN) - The Burnaby Bulldogs scored two runs early and then got a three-run home run from Scott Webster late, to defeat the Fredericton Royals (New Brunswick) 5-3 in the championship game...

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