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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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Rowing Canada Aviron Announces Partnership with 2XU

May 29, 2015

Natalie Mastracci - Photography by James Waring, Produced by King Marketing

Victoria, British Columbia, Canada - Rowing Canada Aviron and 2XU are pleased to announce their multi-year partnership that will support the performance of Canada's National Rowing…

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Eves of Destruction Roller Derby

May 29, 2015

Plenty of action for Victoria roller derby fans with three bouts scheduled this weekend

March 29th, 2015, Victoria B.C.: Three Eves of Destruction teams will be front and centre in a jam packed weekend of roller derby in the Capital Region.

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Westshore Rebels National signing day set for June 1st

May 29, 2015

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Langford – The Westshore Rebels will be holding their 2015 National Signing Day event on June 1 at Saunders Subaru from 4-6pm, where new and returning players will sign their commitments. Head Coach JC Boice will be joined by his coaching…

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Podium Search Huge Success In Victoria

May 28, 2015
Victoria, BC - 47 athletes between the ages of 13-35 tested their capacity for sport performance yesterday as part of Canadian Sport Institute Pacific's fourth annual PODIUM SEARCH. As a result of an improved recruitment process, 15 athletes with a disability…
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Burton Commits to Union College

May 28, 2015

Duncan, BC – The Cowichan Capitals are proud to announce Ryan Burton has earned an NCAA Division I scholarship to Union College.

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QMS Hardware handed out for athletic achievement in 2014-2015

May 28, 2015

Duncan, BC, Canada – Queen Margaret's School was excited to hand out awards to top athletes at a recent Athletic Awards banquet held May 21, 2015 at Duncan Meadows Golf Course.

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Victoria Open Horseshoe Pitching

May 28, 2015

Last weekend May 23,24 GVHPA held the prestigious Victoria Open. GVHPA is in its 80th year and this is one event that has been drawing top pitchers for years.With good weather brings out good results and some excellent games were pitched.

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Grizzlies Announce Player Commitments for 2015-2016

May 28, 2015

May 28, 2015, Victoria, BC (ISN) - The Victoria Grizzlies announced today five British Columbia based players and eight out of Province recruits that are committed to the BC Hockey League team for the 2015-2016 season.

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VISL Community has one of their own recognized via BC Soccer

May 28, 2015

We are proud to announce that one of our members has been selected to receive an award of merit from BC Soccer as per below.

It is so tough to get volunteers these days – and quality ones that are on the up and up.

He has done so for many years and could…

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Cirque Du Soleil Wows Victoria on Opening Night

May 28, 2015

Story by Carolyn Stewart, Photos by Christian J. Stewart (ISN)

May 27, 2015, Victoria, BC (ISN) - The Cirque Du Soleil began their five day run of "Varekai" at Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre in Victoria on Wednesday evening and judging by the rousing standing…

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Qualifty Field for this weekend's - Victoria Run Series

May 27, 2015

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Victoria, BC –- The quality of competition will be high this weekend during the Christie-Phoenix Insurance Victoria Run Series, as it reconvenes Saturday, May 30th at the University of Victoria at 6:30 PM.

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Victoria Golf Club win the 2015 PGA of BC Tournament of…

May 26, 2015

Lindsay Bernakevitch & Erik Swinburnson of Victoria Golf Club win 2015 Tournament of Champions at Bear Mountain Golf Resort

Victoria Golf Club's Lindsay Bernakevitch (left) and Erik Swinburnson win the 2015 PGA of BC Tournament of Champions presented by…

BC Interior Headlines

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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.

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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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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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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Canada WNT veteran Candace Chapman announces retirement

May 29, 2015

With 114 appearances, six international goals and an unforgettable Olympic Bronze Medal over a decade on Canada's Women's National Team, defender Candace Chapman has decided to call it a career.

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Captains gather as World Rugby U20 Championship set for kick-off

May 29, 2015

The future stars of rugby are in Italy and are ready to set the world alight.

With anticipation building in a Rugby World Cup year, captains jetted in to Milanon Friday to meet the media ahead of kick-off on Tuesday.

The World Rugby U20 Championship, which…

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Rowing Canada Aviron Announces Partnership with 2XU

May 29, 2015

Natalie Mastracci - Photography by James Waring, Produced by King Marketing

Victoria, British Columbia, Canada - Rowing Canada Aviron and 2XU are pleased to announce their multi-year partnership that will support the performance of Canada's National Rowing…

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Eves of Destruction Roller Derby

May 29, 2015

Plenty of action for Victoria roller derby fans with three bouts scheduled this weekend

March 29th, 2015, Victoria B.C.: Three Eves of Destruction teams will be front and centre in a jam packed weekend of roller derby in the Capital Region.

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Potter, All-Americans join Women's Eagles Sevens in pre-NACRA…

May 29, 2015

CHULA VISTA, Calif. – Women's Eagles Sevens Head Coach Ric Suggitt has called 12 athletes outside of the Residency program to the Olympic Training Center for the pre-NACRA Sevens Camp June 1-6, including Jillion Potter and several Girls High School…

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Hockey Canada Award Winners Announced

May 29, 2015

TORONTO, Ont. – Hockey Canada honoured community leaders from across the country during its annual awards banquet Friday night, held as part of the governing body’s Spring Congress at the Sheraton Centre Toronto.

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Canada's track & field roster announced

May 29, 2015

OTTAWA (CIS) – Canadian Interuniversity Sport, in conjunction with Athletics Canada, announced Friday the 41 student-athletes who will represent Canada in track and field at the 2015 Summer Universiade in Gwangju, South Korea (July 3-14).

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Racing for Rio

May 29, 2015

The Aileen Meagher International Track Classic takes place Tuesday, June 2nd at Huskies Stadium. The following Nova Scotia athletes will be vying to meet qualifying standards for the Pan-American Games, 2015 World Championship's and the 2016 Olympics Games…

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Top prospects for the 2015 NHL Draft

May 29, 2015

CALGARY, AB – Top prospects for the 2015 NHL Draft have been invited to the NHL Scouting Combine set for June 1-6 in Buffalo, New York. Of the 120 total invitees, 24 are WHL players.

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Westshore Rebels National signing day set for June 1st

May 29, 2015

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Langford – The Westshore Rebels will be holding their 2015 National Signing Day event on June 1 at Saunders Subaru from 4-6pm, where new and returning players will sign their commitments. Head Coach JC Boice will be joined by his coaching…

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Canadian sprint paddlers advance to finals

May 29, 2015

Watch Sprint World Cup 3 via live stream.

COPENHAGEN, DENMARK – The third and final ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup got under way today in Copenhagen, Denmark and six Canadian boats have qualified for A-finals. While last week’s World Cup in Duisburg was the…

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Soroka brilliant, Orimoloye homers as juniors thump July 2nd…

May 29, 2015

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Canada WNT veteran Candace Chapman announces…

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With 114 appearances, six international goals and an unforgettable Olympic Bronze Medal…
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Eves of Destruction Roller Derby

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Plenty of action for Victoria roller derby fans with three bouts scheduled this weekend…
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Hockey Canada Award Winners Announced

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TORONTO, Ont. – Hockey Canada honoured community leaders from across the country during…
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Canada's track & field roster announced

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OTTAWA (CIS) – Canadian Interuniversity Sport, in conjunction with Athletics Canada,…
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CFSA Athlete Performance Awards Announced

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Vancouver, BC – Today, the Canadian Freestyle Ski Association announced the first annual…

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Edmonton Hires New Coach - Mr. Bean
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Edmonton Hires New Head Coach

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Be kind to the Edmonton Oilers' new head coach - he's a human bean too!

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Cover Up Lesson

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Jul 01, 2014

When a Football Coach Coaches Soccer

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What would happen if the coach of an American football team became coach of a professional soccer team?…

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Sad But True Leaf Fans

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