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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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Open Call for Canada's Next Generation of Olympians and…

May 21, 2015

Victoria, BC – Canadian Sport Institute Pacific invites athletes between the ages of 14 – 22 (able bodied) and 14 – 35 (with a disability) to test their capacity for sport performance at PODIUM SEARCH. The event will be held on Sunday, May 24 at 9:30am at…

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Skydivers highlight Opening Night

May 21, 2015

VICTORIA, B.C. – The Victoria HarbourCats are excited to announce that special guests will – literally – be dropping in for our Season Opening game.

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Prince George, BC, to host 2015 training camp

May 20, 2015

Vancouver, B.C. – The Vancouver Canucks announced today that their 2015 Training Camp will be held in Prince George, B.C. from September 17-20, 2015. Players will report to Rogers Arena on September 17th for medicals and testing before travelling to Prince…

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Nanaimo Timbermen Classic Golf Tournament

May 20, 2015

The Nanaimo Timbermen are excited in partnership with the Nanaimo Senior ‘A’ and Senior ‘B’ Timbermen to launch the First Annual Nanaimo Timbermen Classic Golf Tournament on July 10th at Cottonwood Golf Course.

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Grizzlies Move Harpur, MacDonald to Cowichan Capitals

May 20, 2015

From Cowichan Capitals with files from Christian J. Stewart (ISN)

May 20, 2015, Duncan, BC – The Cowichan Capitals have acquired forward Ayden MacDonald and defenceman Chris Harpur from the Victoria Grizzlies. The transaction completes an earlier trade which…

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2015 Canadian University/College Championship dates set

May 19, 2015

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GUELPH, Ont. – Athletes from the country's top university and college golf teams will put their games to the test at Cutten Fields in Guelph, Ont., from May 25-29 for the 13th playing of the Canadian University/ College…

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2015 Male U16 Team BC Team Staff

May 19, 2015

BC Hockey announced that Leland Mack (Port Moody, BC) has been named the head coach for the Male Under 16 Team BC that will compete at the 2015 Western Branch Challenge Cup. Joining Mack are director of operations Marty Floris (Vanderhoof, BC), assistant…

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De Schiffart won the 3000m steeplechase at the Portland Twilight…

May 19, 2015

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PORTLAND, Oregon – Trinity Western’s Declan White (South Surrey, B.C.) finished first overall in the 5000m and Joel De Schiffart (Nanaimo, B.C.) won the 3000m steeplechase at the Portland Twilight Meet on Sunday as the duo…

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Young Athletes Shine at CEC Sport Climbing Nationals

May 18, 2015

Story and Photos by Christian J. Stewart (ISN)

May 18, 2015, Central Saanich, BC (ISN) - After three days of some incredible climbing and competition, Climbing Escalade Canada (CEC) crowned their 2015 National Lead and Speed Sport Climbing Champions on Monday…

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Victoria Open at Glanford Park

May 18, 2015

This weekend (May 23,24) horseshoe players from all over the island will be attending the Victoria Open at Glanford park.

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Oceanside Lions Test Gordon Head Raiders

May 18, 2015

Erich Eichhorn (ISN) – The third place PeeWee Gordon Head Raiders of the Greater Victoria Minor Football Association were tested Sunday at Copley Park by a strong defensive second half effort by the Oceanside Lions but came out on top 18-0 for the win.

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IFSC Speed World Cup Makes Successful North American Debut

May 18, 2015

Story and Photos by Christian J. Stewart (ISN)

May 16, 2015, Central Saanich, BC (ISN) - In front of a large crowd of climbers and non-climbers alike, China's Qixin Zhong and Russia's Iuliia Kaplina were the respective victors for the men and women at the…

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Highlanders Salvage 2-2 Draw With Kamloops

Story and Photos by Christian J. Stewart (ISN), with files from Randy Wachtin (Victoria Highlanders)

May 2, 2015, Victoria, BC (ISN) - It took a while for the Kamloops Heat to warm-up Saturday afternoon, thanks in part to the Hells Angels. Fortunately for the…

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Royals Stave Off Elimination, Beat Kelowna 5-4 in OT

Story and Photos by Christian J. Stewart (ISN)

April 15, 2105, Victoria, BC (ISN) - There are only a handful of teams in all of sport who have successfully come back from 3-0 playoff series deficits in a seven game series. The Victoria Royals took what is…

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Victoria Royals Face Elimination With Game 3 Loss To Rockets

Erich Eichhorn (ISN) – The Victoria Royals fell 4-2 to the Kelowna Rockets Tuesday night in game three action of the WHL, round two playoffs at Save On Foods Arena in front of 5,517 anxious Royal Blue fans.

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Royals vs. Rockets, Game 3: In the Crease - A Photo Essay

By Christian J. Stewart (ISN)

April 14, 2015, Victoria, BC (ISN) - One thing for sure in Tuesday night's Kelowna Rockets 4-2 WHL playoff game win over the Victoria Royals, was that both teams seemed to have a game plan that involved putting as much traffic as…

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Behind The Lens : How Royals Fans Celebrate Playoff Hockey

Erich Eichhorn, April 5, 2015 (ISN) - Some fans celebrate with a golf clap, others celebrate like the best rock concert they've ever been to, and other young fans are just learning the ropes with a little prodding from their parents. The Victoria Royals gave…

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Royals Chase Cougars Out of Playoffs

Story and Photos by Christian J. Stewart (ISN)

April 4, 2015, Victoria, BC (ISN) - The Victoria Royals Greg Chase almost single-handedly carried the Royals into the second round of the playoffs with a hat-trick, but he needed a little help from Brandon Magee,…

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Royals Edge Cougars In Game Two

Victoria, BC- Victoria Royals’ Brandon Magee notched two goals in the final frame including the game-winner as the homeside defeated the Prince George Cougars 5-4 to take a 2-0 series lead in the Western Conference Quarter-Finals.

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Capilano Earns Bronze at PACWEST Volleyball Championships

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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Royals Shot Down Late By Nationally Ranked Rockets

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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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

September 15 , 2014, Gijon, Spain (ISN) - The Sport Climbing Association of British Columbia (SCBC) is pleased to announce that a number of British Columbia based climbers are returning from the 2014 International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) World…

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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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Young Athletes Shine at CEC Sport Climbing Nationals

Story and Photos by Christian J. Stewart (ISN)

May 18, 2015, Central Saanich, BC (ISN) - After three days of some incredible climbing and competition, Climbing Escalade Canada (CEC) crowned their 2015 National Lead and Speed Sport Climbing Champions on Monday…

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Qualifying Rounds Complete at CEC Sport Climbing Nationals

Story and Photos by Christian J. Stewart (ISN)

May 16, 2015, Central Saanich, BC (ISN) - On what turned into a beautiful day in the Central Saanich countryside, over 200 athletes did their best to reach the top in the qualifying rounds of the 2015 Climbing…

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Rams Gear Up for Another Successful Season on the Gridiron

Story and Photos by Christian J. Stewart (ISN)

May 13, 2015, Victoria, BC (ISN) - At a break in the Mount Douglas Rams spring football practice and media day Wednesday, it was interesting to hear Head Coach Mark Townsend talk about his team's chances in the…

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Westshore Rebels Close Spring Camp With Work Ethic In Mind

Erich Eichhorn (ISN) – After a three-day, intense spring camp, the Westshore Rebels have their sights now set on National Signing Day with high hopes of erecting a team that will comprise of those high caliber talents that visited Westhills Stadium last…

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Mariners Still Looking for Answers After Split With Reds

Story and Photos by Christian J. Stewart (ISN)

May 3, 2015, Victoria, BC (ISN) - Heading into Sunday's BCPBL action against the Coquitlam Reds, Victoria Mariners Manager Mike Chewpoy found himself in some very unfamiliar territory. His Mariners, coming in…

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Midget AAA Eagles Split Pair With South Fraser

Story and Photos by Christian J. Stewart (ISN)

May 3, 2015, VIctoria BC (ISN) - After mustering just two hits in a 1-0 Game 1 loss to the South Fraser Giants, the Victoria Eagles rebounded for a 11-1 mercy-rule victory in Game 2 on Sunday afternoon in BC…

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Premier Eagles Soar to Best Start Ever With Sweep of Reds

Story and Photos by Christian J. Stewart (ISN)

May 2, 2015, Victoria, BC (ISN) - The Victoria Eagles are sitting at the top of the BC Premier Baseball League (BCPBL) standings with a 10-4 record thanks to a double-header sweep of the Coquitlam Reds on…

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Boulders to Host National and World Climbing Competitions

April 30, 2015, Central Saanich, BC - Excitement is building as The Boulders Climbing Gym in Central Saanich prepares to host the International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) Speed World Cup (May 17) and the 2015 Climbing Escalade Canada (CEC) National…

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International Talent Puts on Show at BC Climbing Provincials

Story and Photos by Christian J. Stewart (ISN)

April 26, 2015, Central Saanich, BC (ISN) - It is one of the fastest growing sports around the world and after seeing the final results at the Sport Climbing Association of British Columbia (SCBC) Provincial…

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Favourites Emerge After Day 1 of Sport Climbing Provincials

Story and Photos by Christian J. Stewart (ISN)

April 25, 2015, Central Saanich, BC (ISN) - Day 1 of the Sport Climbing Association of British Columbia (SCBC) Provincial Championships at The Boulders Climbing Gym in Central Saanich is complete and after…

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Eckard, Abbott Heroes in Eagles Sweep of North Shore Twins

Story and Photos by Christian J. Stewart (ISN)

April 19, 2015, Victoria, BC (ISN) - Tyson Abbott stroked a bases loaded, 2-out, 2-RBI single in the bottom of the seventh inning to give the Victoria Eagles a walk-off, come from behind 7-6 win over the North…

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Mariners Drop Pair to North Shore on Opening Day

Story and Photos by Christian J. Stewart (ISN)

April 18, 2015, Victoria, BC (ISN) - It was not quite the home opening day that the Victoria Mariners had envisioned for 2015, as they dropped a pair of games Saturday to the powerful North Shore Twins by scores…

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Open Call for Canada's Next Generation of Olympians and…

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World Rugby suspends SportAccord membership

May 21, 2015

World Rugby has confirmed its immediate withdrawal as a member of SportAccord following approval by its Executive Committee.

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Last minute goal scores Vancouver a spot in final

May 21, 2015

FC Edmonton lost a heart breaking game 2:1 in front of 3,803 fans at Clarke Field against Vancouver Whitecaps FC in the second leg of the semifinals of the 2015 Amway Canadian Championships. Edmonton's Tomi Ameobi equalized the match in stoppage time…

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Tonello Steps Aside As Head Coach Of Canadian Men's Wheelchair…

May 21, 2015

Canadian Men's National Wheelchair Basketball Team head coach Jerry Tonello is taking a leave of absence ahead of the Toronto 2015 Parapan American Games in order to spend time with his family while he undergoes treatment for a brain tumor.

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Women's roster named for Olympic qualifier

May 21, 2015

Vancouver, BC – The Canadian Women’s Field Hockey Team has announced the roster of players that will compete for 2016 Olympic qualification at the World League Semi-Finals in Valencia, Spain from June 10th-21st, 2015.

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Canada beats Cuba 3-0 at the NORCECA Champions Cup

May 21, 2015

Canada once again claimed victory over Cuba, this time at the NORCECA Champions Cup in Detroit, Michigan. Canada won 3-0 (25-22, 25-18, 25-17), after two similar wins this past weekend in the opening matches of FIVB World League.

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Three Vikes golfers named to NAIA PING All-Region team

May 21, 2015

By Melissa Fraser, Vikes Communications

VICTORIA, B.C. - Three University of Victoria Vikes men's golfers were announced today, May 20, to the NAIA PING All-Region West Team in conjunction with the NAIA National Championships currently being played in…

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Soroka dominates, Naylor homers as juniors win Dominican opener

May 21, 2015

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Big medal haul for BC athletes at Judo Nationals

May 21, 2015

Vancouver, BC: Another successful Championship for BC with 5 Gold, 6 Silver and 12 Bronze medals.

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Skydivers highlight Opening Night

May 21, 2015

VICTORIA, B.C. – The Victoria HarbourCats are excited to announce that special guests will – literally – be dropping in for our Season Opening game.

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2015 Bauer BCHL Showcase dates announced

May 21, 2015

The British Columbia Hockey League is pleased to announce the Chilliwack Chiefs and Prospera Centre as the host team and venue for the fourth annual Bauer BCHL Showcase, happening Sept. 24 to 27, 2015.

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2015 Young Stars Classic Set For Penticton, B.C

May 21, 2015

Vancouver, BC – The Vancouver Canucks announced today that they will host the 2015 Young Stars Classic for the fifth year at the South Okanagan Events Centre in Penticton, B.C., running from Friday,September 11th to Monday, September 14th. The four-team…

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