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By Terry Guest

saratoga speedwayComox (ISN) - Megan Bergsma out of Campbell River beat 11 other beautiful contests to win the fourth annual Bikini Contest at Saratoga Speedway last weekend, taking home $1000. Julia Doknjas, also out of Campbell River was the second runner-up taking home $250, and Chelsea Brennan out of Courtenay was the first runner-up taking home $500.

#9 Troy Ordano managed to survive the second boat race of the season to win his first ever Crash to Pass Boat Race. #40 Cam Edward finished in a very close second. The Hornet cars, Crash to Pass cars, Roadrunners, Figure 8's and the Island Mini Stocks were also on the card on Saturday.

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24 Hornet cars took to the track on Saturday. #05 Trevor Cannon won the C dash, #12 Raymond Fortier won the B, and the A went to #09 Cameron Phillips. Fortier continued his winning ways into the C heat, winning his first ever heat race. #98 Nigel Neufeld won the B heat, with the A going to #08 Daryn Cahill. Daryn and Daryl Cahill were in a heated battle in the 30 lap feature race. Daryl and Daryn swapped leads 4 times through-out the first 25 laps. #01 Kevin Lawrenuk caught up to Daryn on lap 25 to take second, but #02 Daryl Cahill was to much taking home yet another main event win. in the B division, #81 Jeremy Stormo took home the win, with second going to #10 Andrew Buchanan and third going to #64 MacLaren Inglis. #59 Ted Dimitrov had a great night in the Roadrunner division, setting fast time in qualifying with a time of 20.093, winning the dash, heat and dominating the 6 lap main event to win every race on the night. #37 Brandon Steen won the Figure 8 dash, with the 8 lap main event going to #16 Brad Kennedy, who battled with #69 Thomas Dunn to take the win. #62 Gilles Parenteau had a surprisingly good night in the Island Mini Stock division. Parenteau qualified second slowest in the 7 car field, but dominated the night, winning the dash, heat and held off a hard charging #96 Mike Nyeste to win the 20 lap feature race. #73 Sheldon Hopp also had a great night in the Crash to Pass division. Hopp set fast time in qualifying with a time of 19.156. Hopp took wins in the dash, heat and battled through the field to win the 20 lap main event, ending a night of dominating performances by individual racers.

Extra laps... Next weekend marks the last appearence of the Wilroc Sprint cars, Dwarf cars and the Motorcycles. This is the third appearence of the Wilroc Lite sprint cars, which is the fastest division of race cars at Saratoga Speedway, averaging times of 14-16 seconds. So far this year they have averaged 12-14 cars, which makes for some awesome racing. The Bomber cars and the I.M.C.A Modifieds will also be on the card next weekend. The Canadian-American Demolition Derby is coming up on September long weekend. 10 American cars and 10 Canadian cars will be duelling it out over the two day show. This event has been a fan favourite over the years, and promises to be one this year as well. The Crash to Pass cars, Hornet cars, Roadrunners and the Figure 8's will also be on the card for those two days.

Vancouver Island Headlines

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Westshore Rebels Pay "Touching" Tribute To One of Their Own

Jul 01, 2015

Erich Eichhorn (ISN) – Westshore Rebels football team and its alumni played a round robin, touch football game Wednesday afternoon in the 1st Annual Ted Kissinger Memorial Alumni game.

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HarbourCats Blow Big Lead But Win in Walk-Off Against Blaze

Jul 01, 2015

Story and Photos by Christian J. Stewart (ISN)

July 1, 2015, Victoria, BC (ISN) - A bases loaded walk to Scott Jarvis in the bottom of the ninth inning scored Zach Bonneau and gave the Victoria HarbourCats a wild 12-11 walk-off win over the Langley Blaze in a…

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Blaze Win Exhibition Squeaker Against HarbourCats

Jun 30, 2015

Story and Photos by Christian J. Stewart (ISN)

June 30, 2015, Victoria, BC (ISN) - The Langley Senior Blaze emerged with a 2-1 victory over the Victoria HarbourCats in a tightly played West Coast League exhibition game on Tuesday evening at Sports Traders…

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Victoria drafts Russian forward 38th overall

Jun 30, 2015

Victoria, BC- The Victoria Royals are proud to announce the selection of 18-year-old Russian winger Vladimir Bobylev, 38th overall in the 2015 Canadian Hockey League (CHL) Import Draft this morning.

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Vancouver Island Horseshoe Pitching championships

Jun 29, 2015

The weather was hot and so were some players in the Vancouver Island Horseshoe Pitching championships held at Glanford park in Victoria on June 27 & 28.With pitchers from Victoria, Sooke , Ladysmith, Port Alberni , and Powell River competing in Mens , Ladies…

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Westshore Rebels Main Camp & 1st annual Ted Kissinger alumni game

Jun 28, 2015

Langford – The Westshore Rebels will be the first CJFL team to hold main camp across the country and will hit the field for main camp starting the evening of Monday June 29 until Saturday July 4 (with a break for July 1 for an alumni fun game). There are…

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Intermediate Shamrocks made it 2-for-2 on the weekend

Jun 28, 2015

By Janice Huckin

The Intermediate Shamrocks made it 2-for-2 on the weekend with a third straight blowout as they defeated the Burnaby Lakers 23-5 on the road Sunday to follow up a home floor 20-4 victory against Richmond Saturday. Next game for the…

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HarbourCats Take Win in Extra-Inning Thriller With Wenatchee

Jun 28, 2015

Story and Photos by Christian J. Stewart (ISN)

June 28, 2015, Victoria, BC (ISN) - Chris Fougner drew a bases-loaded walk in the bottom of the 11th inning to score Jake Pries and give the Victoria HarbourCats a much needed 11-10 win over the Wenatchee…

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AppleSox Prevail Over HarbourCats in Tight Pitching Duel

Jun 27, 2015

Story and Photos by Christian J. Stewart (ISN)

June 27, 2015, Victoria, BC (ISN) - A solo home run from Wenatchee's Evan Douglas, his league leading fifth of the season, proved to be the only run of the game, as the AppleSox defeated the Victoria HarbourCats…

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HarbourCats Let Victory Slip Away Against AppleSox

Jun 26, 2015

Story and Photos by Christian J. Stewart (ISN)

June 26, 2015, Victoria, BC (ISN) - The Wenatchee AppleSox scored four runs in the final two innings of the game to overcome an 8-7 deficit and defeat the Victoria HarbourCats 11-8 in West Coast League baseball…

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Eves of Destruction Roller Derby PRIDE BOUT

Jun 26, 2015

Victoria, BC: Roller derby action returns to Victoria this weekend with the Eves of Destruction's annual Pride Bout! The Margarita Villains will be facing off against The Bad Reputations from Terminal City in Vancouver on Saturday, June 27th.

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Highlanders Weekend Update

Jun 26, 2015

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The Pacific Coast Soccer League’s Premier Men’s Division race for first place is a tight three way competition as the summer league winds into the final quarter of the season. Highlanders FC find themselves sharing second place on 23 points…

BC Interior Headlines

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Falcons Power Their Way to Accent Inns Cup Win Over H'Cats

Story and Photos by Christian J. Stewart (ISN)

June 7, 2015, Victoria, BC (ISN) - The Kelowna Falcons pounded out 17 hits, including four home runs, to power their way to a 8-3 victory over the Victoria HarbourCats in West Coast League (WCL) action Sunday…

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Falcons Rebound for Win Over HarbourCats

Story and Photos by Christian J. Stewart (ISN)

June 6, 2015, Victoria, BC (ISN) - The Kelowna Falcons scored a pair of runs in the top of the first inning and then cruised to an easy 5-2 win over the Victoria HarbourCats in West Coast League action Friday…

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HarbourCats Roll to Opening Day Victory Over Kelowna

Story and Photos by Christian J. Stewart (ISN)

June 5, 2015, Victoria, BC (ISN) - On an absolutely glorious night for baseball, the Victoria HarbourCats started the 2015 season in fine style by thumping the Kelowna Falcons 9-2 in the opening game of the 2015…

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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…

BC North Headlines

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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.

Vancouver & Lower Mainland Headlines

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HarbourCats Blow Big Lead But Win in Walk-Off Against Blaze

Story and Photos by Christian J. Stewart (ISN)

July 1, 2015, Victoria, BC (ISN) - A bases loaded walk to Scott Jarvis in the bottom of the ninth inning scored Zach Bonneau and gave the Victoria HarbourCats a wild 12-11 walk-off win over the Langley Blaze in a…

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Blaze Win Exhibition Squeaker Against HarbourCats

Story and Photos by Christian J. Stewart (ISN)

June 30, 2015, Victoria, BC (ISN) - The Langley Senior Blaze emerged with a 2-1 victory over the Victoria HarbourCats in a tightly played West Coast League exhibition game on Tuesday evening at Sports Traders…

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Victoria Minor Football Impresses In Gold Cup Finals Action

Erich Eichhorn (ISN) – The Greater Victoria Minor Football Association saw their spring season come to an end last Sunday as local teams played off in finals action with their own version of what many play for as their own Superbowl-like Football…

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Junior Shamrocks Routed by Coquitlam

By Janice Huckin

June 22, 2015, Victoria, BC (ISN) - The Coquitlam Adanacs thumped the Victoria Shamrocks 16-3 in Junior A lacrosse action Sunday in Victoria.

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Finals Set For Local Minor Super Bowl Football Weekend

Erich Eichhorn (ISN) – Last weekend the Greater Victoria Minor Football Association held their respective divisional playoffs as teams went head to head for the right to play this weekend for the right to be crowned “Champion” after a hard fought spring…

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HarbourCats Use Local Talent to Cruise to Win Over Blaze

Story and Photos by Christian J. Stewart (ISN)

May 31, 2015, Victoria, BC (ISN) - Victoria native Matt Bryan (McPherson College) had a pair of hits and 4 RBIs to lead the Victoria HarbourCats to a 8-3 win over the visiting Langley Senior Blaze in West Coast…

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Eagles Split With Cardinals, Move to Top of BCPBL Standings

Story and Photos by Christian J. Stewart (ISN)

May 23, 2015, Victoria, BC (ISN) - After moving into a tie for first place in the BC Premier Baseball League with a 9-6 win over the Abbotsford Cardinals in game one of a double-header Saturday, the Victoria…

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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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Westshore Rebels Pay "Touching" Tribute To One of Their Own

Jul 01, 2015

Erich Eichhorn (ISN) – Westshore Rebels football team and its alumni played a round robin, touch football game Wednesday afternoon in the 1st Annual Ted Kissinger Memorial Alumni game.

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HarbourCats Blow Big Lead But Win in Walk-Off Against Blaze

Jul 01, 2015

Story and Photos by Christian J. Stewart (ISN)

July 1, 2015, Victoria, BC (ISN) - A bases loaded walk to Scott Jarvis in the bottom of the ninth inning scored Zach Bonneau and gave the Victoria HarbourCats a wild 12-11 walk-off win over the Langley Blaze in a…

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Blaze Win Exhibition Squeaker Against HarbourCats

Jun 30, 2015

Story and Photos by Christian J. Stewart (ISN)

June 30, 2015, Victoria, BC (ISN) - The Langley Senior Blaze emerged with a 2-1 victory over the Victoria HarbourCats in a tightly played West Coast League exhibition game on Tuesday evening at Sports Traders…

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Canucks defenceman Kevin Bieksa a Duck

Jun 30, 2015

Vancouver, B.C. - Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the Canucks have acquired a 2016 second round draft pick from Anaheim in exchange for defenceman Kevin Bieksa.

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Pospisil has two wins in as many days, but Bouchard was bounced

Jun 30, 2015
By Asif Hossain Vasek Pospisil has two wins in as many days, but Eugenie Bouchard was bounced from Wimbledon in the first round after the second day of matches.
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Canadian men’s soccer coming together

Jun 30, 2015

GWANGJU, South Korea (Team Canada) – After a week of training and a pair of friendlies, the Canadian men’s soccer team is prepared to bring home a medal at the 2015 Summer Universiade.

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Canadian women’s soccer team ready for FISU challenge

Jun 30, 2015

GWANGJU, South Korea (Team Canada) – The Canadian women's soccer team is eager and ready for competition to begin this Thursday at the Summer Universiade.

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Complete Canadian delegation announced

Jun 30, 2015

GWANGJU, South Korea (Team Canada) – The 28th Summer Universiade gets underway on Friday in Gwangju, South Korea, and once again Canada will be among the largest delegations at the biennial competition.

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Physician and former hockey coach named Distinguished Friend

Jun 30, 2015

EDMONTON – Dr. Garnet Cummings, former coach of the Ooks men’s hockey team, current executive director of the Brain Care Centre and long-time NAIT supporter, has been named the polytechnic’s 2015 Distinguished Friend of the Institute.

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Victoria drafts Russian forward 38th overall

Jun 30, 2015

Victoria, BC- The Victoria Royals are proud to announce the selection of 18-year-old Russian winger Vladimir Bobylev, 38th overall in the 2015 Canadian Hockey League (CHL) Import Draft this morning.

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Ratier has made four changes to his line-up for Canada

Jun 30, 2015
Canada’s Women’s National Team looking for first win of Women’s Rugby Super Series against North American rivals on Wednesday Latoya Blackwood Photo credit Ron LeBlanc/Rugby Canada RED DEER, AB – Head coach Francois Ratier has made four changes to his line-up…
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Moseby added to Blue Jays camp coach roster

Jun 30, 2015
The Toronto Blue Jays have informed the Victoria HarbourCats that former MLB all-star outfielder Lloyd Moseby will be in Victoria for the Honda Super Camp, a youth instructional clinic, on July 12-13.

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GWANGJU, South Korea (Team Canada) – The Canadian women's soccer team is eager and ready…
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Complete Canadian delegation announced

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GWANGJU, South Korea (Team Canada) – The 28th Summer Universiade gets underway on Friday…
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Ratier has made four changes to his line-up…

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Canada’s Women’s National Team looking for first win of Women’s Rugby Super Series…
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Seven Vikes to compete at Canadian Track…

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VICTORIA – A total of seven University of Victoria Vikes track athletes will represent…

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