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Ryan McQuillan, Victoria Highlanders Communications

HighlandersLogoJuly 7, 2013, Victoria, BC (ISN) - Peninsula Co-op Highlanders (9-1-2) hosted Coquitlam Metro-Ford SC (2-11-1), defeating them 7-0 and climbing closer to Vancouver Whitecaps FC, who hold first place in the Pacific Coast Soccer League's Premier Women's Division. They are now just seven points behind Vancouver and have two games in hand.

Liz Hansen came out firing, scoring in the fourth and fifth minutes on assists by Katie Kraeutner and Mariel Solsberg. Hansen finished the natural hat trick in the 12th minute after being set up by Elise Wyatt. Wyatt stepped up after a tackle from behind forced Hansen to leave the game in the 25th minute. Wyatt scored twice in the 39th and 44th minutes, both times off passes from Solsberg. Solsberg earned her third assist of the game from the right full back position. The next goal for the Highlanders came in the 60th when Aby Raymer blasted a shot that went off the post and in from 18 yards out after squaring up to a pass from Wyatt. Mallory Hacket was able to put one of her own away, twenty minutes later, in the 80th minute after Shannon Elder launched a corner kick into the box.

This was keeper Olivia de Goede's first start of the year and she was able to post a shut-out at a time when points are important for the Highlanders as the chase the number one spot in the league.

"It was a great overall team performance in which all players contributed," said Head Coach Dave Dew.

Dew has to be pleased with the team's performances as of late. The Highlanders have won eight straight and have outscored opponents 39-6 in that span. They play NSGSC Eagles today in Vancouver. Their next home game is at the Highlanders double header on July 13th when they host Okanagan FC prior to the Men's First Team hosting Portland Timbers U-23's.

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(ISN) - Victoria, BC- The Victoria Royals surrendered the game's first three goals in a 4-1 defeat to the Seattle Thunderbirds on Tuesday night at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre.

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Victoria Vikes men’s golf at Master’s College Spring…

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By Ali Lee, Vikes Communications

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Velox This Week

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(ISN) - The club had a good weekend, winning 3 of 4 matches. That includes wins for our top men's and women's teams, both cementing their holds on first place in their divisions.

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Vikes meet Fraser Valley on neutral grounds for Canada West…

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(ISN) - VICTORIA, B.C. – This weekend will mark the fourth-straight and 34th overall appearance at the Canada West Final Four for the University of Victoria Vikes men's basketball program. Led by head coach Craig Beaucamp, in…

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Riva, Francois shine as Canada West Stars of the Week

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(ISN) - Two University of Victoria Vikes track athletes have been honoured as Canada West Stars of the Week after their performances this past weekend. Fifth year Thomas Riva was named the conference 2nd Star of the Week while fourth year Rachel Francois…

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Victoria tops Seattle with 3-2 shootout win

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(ISN) - Victoria, BC- Victoria's Greg Chase scored the only goal in the shootout as the Royals defeated the Seattle Thunderbirds 3-2 at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre on Monday night.

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(ISN) - Prince George, B.C. – Need more proof that the PG Cougars New Ice Age is upon us? At Saturday's March 7th game against the Victoria Royals, someone will win the largest 50/50 jackpot in Prince George Cougars history. Shelly Mrkonjic, mother of…

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2015 BCHL Award Winners

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(ISN) - The votes from the head coaches are in and winners of the 2015 BCHL awards are now final.

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By Anne Marie Abraham

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(ISN) - The Vikes Hockey team (11-10-3) secured third place in the BCIHL standings to enter the playoffs. The Vikes were on the road February 27 and 28 to play against Trinity Western University…

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With Photos by Christian J. Stewart (ISN)

Saanich, BC (ISN) - The Capilano Blues captured the bronze medal on the Women's side at the 2015 PACWEST Volleyball Championships, by sweeping the College of the Rockies Avalanche 25-16, 25-14 and 25-19 at the PISE…

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Erich Eichhorn (ISN) - The Victoria Royals suffered their fourth loss in only eleven games when the visiting nationally #2 CHL ranked Kelowna Rockets defeated the home team 3-2 in a televised game at Save on Foods Arena during Friday Night CHL Hockey on…

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Royals Rebound With Drubbing of Blazers

Story and Photos by Christian J. Stewart (ISN)

January 24, 2015, Victoria, BC (ISN) - Brandon Fushimi had a pair of goals and an assist and Justin Paulic stopped all 26 shots that he saw to lead the Victoria Royals to a 6-0 win over the visiting Kamloops…

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Royals Burnt In OT By Blazers, Win Streak Ends At 5

Erich Eichhorn (ISN) – The Victoria Royals had their 5 game win streak snapped on an 4-3 OT winner by the Kamloops Blazers in front of a near sell out crowd of 7006 cheering fans Friday night at Save On Foods Arena in the first of a back to back series.

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Magee and Soy Combine To Lift Royals Over Cougars

 

Erich Eichhorn (ISN) – The Royals Tyler Soy would net the 3-2 OT winner to lift his Victoria Royals team over the resilient Prince George Cougars Friday night, in game one action at Victoria’s Save-on Foods Arena.

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GW Graham Defeats Abbotsford Panthers For 'AA JV Title

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Dixon Plays Hero in Grizzlies 2OT win Over Trail

Story and Photos by Christian J. Stewart (ISN)

November 23, 2014, Victoria, BC (ISN) - Zach Dixon's goal at 1:07 of double overtime gave the Victoria Grizzlies a 6-5 win over the Trail Smoke Eaters in BCHL action Sunday afternoon at The Q Centre in Victoria.

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Royals Ground High-Flying Rockets in OT

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Story and Photos by Christian J. Stewart (ISN)

November 16, 2014, Vernon, BC (ISN) - The Victoria Grizzlies faced a long and quiet bus ride home Sunday night, looking for answers after dropping a 5-1 decision to the Vernon Vipers In BCHL action Sunday…

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Grizzlies Drop 3-2 OT Heartbreaker in West Kelowna

Story and Photos by Christian J. Stewart (ISN)

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Grizzlies Tale of Two Teams Continues, Road Rout in Trail

Story and Photos by Christian J. Stewart (ISN)

November 14, 2014, Trail, BC (ISN) - "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times," is the opening sentence of the novel "A Tale of Two Cities" by Charles Dickens, but it can easily be used to describe…

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Grizzlies Burned at Buzzer in OT Loss to Merritt

Story and Photos by Christian J. Stewart (ISN)

October 19, 2014, Merritt, BC (ISN) - A controversial buzzer beating goal at the end of the first overtime gave the Merritt Centennials a 4-3 OT win over the Victoria Grizzlies in BC Hockey League action Sunday…

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Bus Ride Home a Happy One, Grizzlies Double-Up Prince George

Story and Photos by Christian J. Stewart (ISN)

January 18, 2015, Prince George, BC (ISN) - Prince George is an awfully long way to go to play 60 minutes of hockey. It can seem an even longer way back should you happen to lose that game. Fortunately for the…

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Royals Rebound With Shut-Out of Cougars

Story and Photos by Christian J. Stewart (ISN)

Victoria, BC (ISN) - Austin Carroll had a pair of goals and an assist to lead the Victoria Royals to a 4-0 win over the Prince George Cougars in Western Hockey League (WHL) action Sunday afternoon in front of…

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Too Little, Too Late as Royals Fall to Prince George

Story and Photos by Christian J. Stewart (ISN)

Victoria, BC (ISN) - The Prince George Cougars jumped out to 3-0 and 4-1 leads and then hung on for a 4-3 victory over the Victoria Royals in Western Hockey League (WHL) action Saturday night in front of 5,293…

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Cariboo Cougars completed a weekend sweep of the Valley West…

Sept 21, 2014 (ISN) - Darren Hards was the playmaker Sunday as the Cariboo Cougars completed a weekendsweep of the Valley West Hawks at Kin 1.Hards had three assists as the Cougars won3-2 in the second game of the weekend set. Colton Thomas scored twice,…

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ISN and Victoria Grizzlies Announce Unique Media Partnership

September 18, 2014, Victoria, BC (ISN) - Scott Harrigan, Owner of Independent Sports News (ISN) and Brad Knight, General Manager and Head Coach of the Victoria Grizzlies, are pleased to announce that ISN and the Grizzlies have entered into a unique media…

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BC Climbers Shine at World Championships in Spain

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Spruce Kings Captain secures scholarship to AIC

May 13, 2014, PRINCE GEORGE, BC (ISN) – The Prince George Spruce Kings of the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL) are proud to announce the commitment of team captain Bryant Christian to the American International College Yellow Jackets for the 2014-15…

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HarbourCats and Island Sports News Announce Media Partnership

April 22, 2014. Victoria, BC (ISN) - Jim Swanson, General Manager, Victoria HarbourCats and Scott Harrigan, Owner, Island Sports News (ISN), are pleased to announce that the HarbourCats and ISN have entered into a media partnership for the 2014 season.

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Spruce Kings announce Chad Staley's NCAA Division I Scholarship

March 3, 2014, PRINCE GEORGE, BC (ISN) – The Prince George Spruce Kings of the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL) are proud to announce the commitment of Chad Staley to the University of Alaska Fairbanks and the Nanooks men's hockey team for the 2015-16…

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Spruce Kings Player Awards and Trophy Winners

March 2, 2014, PRINCE GEORGE, BC (ISN) – The Prince George Spruce Kings of the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL) presented their annual player awards following the conclusion of the regular season at the Annual Player Awards Banquet and Silent Auction. A…

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Cariboo Cougars to close out regular season on home ice

by Allan Bristowe

February 28, 2014, Prince George (ISN) - The Cariboo Cougars close out the regular season on home ice this weekend against a BC Major Midget League powerhouse.

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Cariboo Cougars planning special Saturday

by Allan Bristowe

February 19, 2014, Prince George (ISN) - The Cariboo Cougars are inviting a big group of VIPs to the rink on Saturday night as they play their first game at the newly renovated Kin 1 arena.

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Cascades gearing up for Canada West Final Four

By Dan Kinvig

The University of the Fraser Valley men’s basketball team makes its fourth straight Canada West Final Four appearance this weekend in Saskatoon, putting them within reach of two significant accomplishments: a national championship berth, and…

UFV rowers primed to host Head of the Fort regatta on Saturday

By Dan Kinvig

The University of the Fraser Valley rowing club is hosting its seventh annual regatta, Head of the Fort, on the Bedford Channel in Fort Langley this Saturday, March 7, and the public is invited to attend.

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Castaway Wanderer Prems Defeat Cross Town Rival James Bay

Erich Eichhorn (ISN) – For only the second time this season the Castaway Wanderers Prems have found the win column, defeating James Bay 29-23 at MacDonald Field Saturday afternoon.

Ray Barkwill national 15's team member, taking a hit on the beard, helps his…

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Camosun Men Capture PACWEST Volleyball Title

With Photos by Christian J. Stewart (ISN)

Saanich, BC (ISN) - The Nations's 8th ranked Camosun College Chargers forged their way to an electrifying four-set victory over the Nation's No. 1 Douglas College Royals to capture their second at-home PACWEST…

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VIU Sweeps CBC for Bronze at PACWEST Volleyball Finals

With Photos by Christian J. Stewart (ISN)

Saanich, BC (ISN) - The Vancouver Island University (VIU) Mariners captured the bronze medal on the Men's side at the 2015 PACWEST Volleyball Championships, by sweeping the Columbia Bible College (CBC) Bearcats 25-22,…

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Mar 04, 2015

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Mar 03, 2015

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Grizzlies Crowned by Kings in Game One

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Story and Photos by Christian J. Stewart (ISN)

March 3, 2015, Victoria, BC (ISN) - Well so much for home ice advantage. The Powell River Kings scored four second period goals to propel themselves to a 7-2 win over the Victoria Grizzlies in Game 1 of their…

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Sharks ride fast start to victory against Canucks

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Olympic quest takes women’s field hockey team to Ireland

Mar 03, 2015

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Goulbourne Signs Entry Level Deal with Philadelphia Flyers

Mar 03, 2015

(ISN) - The Philadelphia Flyers have announced the signing of Kelowna Rockets forward Tyrell Goulbourne to a three-year entry-level contract, according to Flyers GM Ron Hextall.

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Sinclair returns Vikes to Canada West Final Four

Mar 03, 2015

By Ali Lee, Vikes Communications

(ISN) - VICTORIA, B.C. – The University of Victoria Vikes women's basketball team will be making their 32ndoverall appearance at the Canada West Final Four, while this is their first appearance since 2007. Dani Sinclair (née…

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Baseball Canada Announces Junior National Team Alumni Week Roster

Mar 03, 2015

(ISN) - OTTAWA- Baseball Canada announced today the names of 30 players that will take part in the Junior National Team's Spring Training/ Alumni Week camp in St. Petersburg, Florida from March 12-22.

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