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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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Six Canadians Pass FISA International Umpire’s Exam

Aug 29, 2015

The six successful RCA umpires, with one of their examiners, who recently passed the FISA examination.

While silently working behind the scenes at every competition, umpires maintain fairness and safety during a regatta. Well-trained umpires are thus…

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Royals Announce 2015 Intra-Squad Game

Aug 28, 2015

Victoria, BC- The Victoria Royals today released details for their 2015 Intra-Squad Game at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre on Wednesday, September 2nd at 7:05 p.m.

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Canadians to play Glasgow Warriors in Halifax

Aug 28, 2015
Second-row Jamie Cudmore to captain Canada against Guinness Pro 12 winning Warriors Graves-Oakley Memorial Park in Halifax on the road to RWC Jamie Cudmore photo from Rugby Canada HALIFAX, NS – Canadian international DTH Van Der Merwe is in the starting…
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Girls Travel Team Experience

Aug 28, 2015

I wanted to write you and let you know about an event that we facilitated that we are quite proud of. We formed a girls travel team in Sooke that consisted of 14 year old girls and 13 to 12 year old girls. The purpose of this team was to give female soccer…
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Coach Kieran Crowley selects 31-man roster to represent Canada

Aug 27, 2015
Coach Kieran Crowley selects 31-man roster to represent Canada at eighth edition of RWC in England, Wales TORONTO, ON – Canada Head Coach Kieran Crowley has named his 31-man squad for the 2015 Rugby World Cup in England and Wales starting September 18.

The…

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2015-2016 BC Major Midget League Schedule

Aug 27, 2015

BC Hockey announced Thursday, August 27, 2015 the schedule for the 2015-2016 BC Major Midget League (MML) regular season. The season will officially launch on Saturday, September 19, 2015 with five (5) games scheduled around the province.

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Experienced Vikes head south for pre-season field hockey tour

Aug 27, 2015

By Ali Lee, Vikes Communications

VICTORIA, B.C. – The University of Victoria Vikes women's field hockey team are set to kick-off their CIS campaign with their annual pre-season tour in the United States. The Vikes women will play NCAA competition Brown,…

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Pre-Season Opens in Lake Cowichan

Aug 27, 2015

Duncan, BC – The Cowichan Capitals open up exhibition season Thursday, August 27th hosting the Powell River Kings at the Cowichan Lake Sports Arena at 7:30pm.

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“Lynda & Murray Farmer Walk of Excellence”

Aug 27, 2015

The University of Victoria today officially opened the Lynda & Murray Farmer Walk of Excellence. The new showcase walkway—lined with Vikes athletics photographs, historic memorabilia and success stories—celebrates the talent, history and accomplishments of…

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CHL preseason underway, broadcasts start tomorrow

Aug 25, 2015

Training camps are underway across the BCHL and with preseason games coming up next, fans are reminded league pay-per-view partner FASTHockey is bringing them the action.

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Royals will host a garage sale and free public skate

Aug 25, 2015

Victoria, BC- The Victoria Royals today announced that the club will host a garage sale and free public skate on Saturday, August 29th as part of the team’s 2015 training camp.

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Ben Griffin of Uplands Golf Club shoots 65 to lead after first…

Aug 25, 2015
OLIVER, B.C. (PGA of BC) - On a smoky day in Oliver, 83 professionals took on Fairview Mountain Golf Club in the TaylorMade and adidas Golf PGA of BC Championship presented by Axis Insurance Managers. The air conditions did not seem to bother some however, as…

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V.I. Raiders Fall From Top In Loss To Okanagan Sun

Story and images by Erich Eichhorn (ISN)

August 8,2015 Nanaimo, BC (ISN) – The 2015 edition of the Vancouver Island Raiders learned first hand how difficult it can be to stay on top of the standings in the British Columbia Football Conference, loosing to the…

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North Shore Twins Power Their Way to BCPBL Championship Game

Story and Photos by Christian J. Stewart (ISN)

August 1, 2015, Victoria, BC (ISN) - The North Shore Twins have secured a berth in the BC Premier Baseball League (BCPBL) Championship final on Sunday in Victoria with a pair of big wins Saturday and will meet…

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Okanagan A's Provide Early Upset of Twins at BCPBL Finals

Story and Photos by Christian J. Stewart (ISN)

July 31, 2015, Victoria, BC (ISN) - The scrappy, underdog, fourth seeded Okanagan A's overcame an early 3-0 deficit to battle their way back to a nine-inning, 6-5 win over the top ranked North Shore Twins in the…

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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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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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Rebels Fall In Reunion Defeat To Rams

Story and Images by Erich Eichhorn (ISN)

Langley, BC August 22, 2015 – The Langley Rams defeated the Westshore Rebels 42-9, at McLeod Stadium, Saturday in the first of two meetings between the two teams this season.

James Danylchuk runs for yards out of the…

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BCFC Week Four BC Lions Players Of The Week Announced

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The British Columbia Football Conference released their top players for Week #4 with island players taking two of the three nominations.

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Westshore Rebels Rise Up From Cellar With Win Over Huskers

Story and images by Erich Eichhorn (ISN)

August 15,2015 Langford, BC – The Westshore Rebels found their first win of the BCFC season at the expense of the winless Chilliwack Valley Huskers, defeating the valley team 45-14 at Westhills Stadium Saturday…

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Westshore Rebels Look For Break Out Win Against Huskers

Story and images by Erich Eichhorn

August 16,2015 Langford,BC (ISN) - The Westshore Rebels are looking to capitalize Saturday afternoon with thier first win of the season against the visiting Valley Huskers of Chilliwack at Westhillls Stadium.

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USA Sneak Past Canada On Last Minute Drop Goal

Images by Erich Eichhorn (ISN) Story by Matt Tidcombe (Rugby Canada)

August 3, 2015 Burnaby, BC - AJ MacGinty hit a drop goal in the 80th minute as the USA edged Canada 15-13 at the Pacific Nations Cup Monday in Burnaby, British Columbia.

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Twins Use Third Inning Explosion to Win BCPBL Championship

Story and Photos by Christian J. Stewart (ISN)

August 2, 2015, Victoria, BC (ISN) - The North Shore Twins broke open a tight one-run ball game with a 13-run third inning to cruise to a 18-7 mercy rule shortened win over the Nanaimo Pirates in the championship…

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North Shore Twins Power Their Way to BCPBL Championship Game

Story and Photos by Christian J. Stewart (ISN)

August 1, 2015, Victoria, BC (ISN) - The North Shore Twins have secured a berth in the BC Premier Baseball League (BCPBL) Championship final on Sunday in Victoria with a pair of big wins Saturday and will meet…

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Okanagan A's Provide Early Upset of Twins at BCPBL Finals

Story and Photos by Christian J. Stewart (ISN)

July 31, 2015, Victoria, BC (ISN) - The scrappy, underdog, fourth seeded Okanagan A's overcame an early 3-0 deficit to battle their way back to a nine-inning, 6-5 win over the top ranked North Shore Twins in the…

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V.I. Raiders Win BCFC Football Opener Over Langley Rams

Story and images by Erich Eichhorn (ISN)

July 25, 2015 Naniamo, BC (ISN) - The Vancouver Island Raiders didn’t take long to avenge last year’s playoff loss to the 2014 British Columbia Football Conference champion Langley Rams, as they defeated the mainland…

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Eagles Sweep North Delta to Advance to BCPBL Final Four

Story and Photos by Christian J. Stewart (ISN)

July 25, 2015, Victoria, BC (ISN) - The Victoria Eagles received outstanding pitching performances from Ethan Skuija and Fynn Chester to sweep the North Delta Blue Jays out of the BC Premier Baseball League…

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2015 Pacific Nations Rugby Nears: 2014 Photo Essay Revisited

Erich Eichhorn (ISN) - With no shortage of Sevens rugby to go around recently this summer, let's change gears for a moment. After recent back to back gold medal wins for the Men's and Women's 7's sides at the 2015 Pan American games, and locally the Victoria…

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U18 Boys BC Gold Repeat As Top Elite At International Sevens

Erich Eichhorn (ISN) – It took extra time, but the U18 BC Boys Gold Elite team repeated as tournament tops, defeating the Eagles Impact Academy of the USA 31-26 to take the Victoria International Youth 7’s Tournament’s U18 Elite Cup.

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Six Canadians Pass FISA International Umpire’s Exam

Aug 29, 2015

The six successful RCA umpires, with one of their examiners, who recently passed the FISA examination.

While silently working behind the scenes at every competition, umpires maintain fairness and safety during a regatta. Well-trained umpires are thus…

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Week Long World Rowing Championships to Start

Aug 29, 2015

The last regatta of the 2015 season gets underway this weekend. The week long 2015 World Rowing Championships will begin this Sunday, August 30th, and will run through to next Sunday, September 6th.

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Warriors Announce New Network

Aug 28, 2015
The West Kelowna Warriors will have a new broadcast home this season, as they bring all the action to Warriors fans live on MIXLR, dubbed W.I.N for the Warriors Internet Network.
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New research outlines health and social benefits of sports

Aug 28, 2015

World Rugby tackles awareness and misperceptions as it takes a leading role in player welfare Player welfare is rugby’s number one priority 92 per cent of parents firmly believe benefits of sport outweigh risks Educational strategies playing key role in…
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Brad Clapp shoots 63 to lead The Great Waterway Classic

Aug 28, 2015

(August 28, 2015 – Bath, Ont.) – Chilliwack, British Columbia's Brad Clapp took advantage of another perfect day for scoring at Loyalist Golf and Country Club on Friday, shooting a 9-under 63 to take the 36-hole lead at The Great Waterway Classic, the ninth…

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Prince Albert to Welcome Paul Coffey for Kinsmen Sportsman Dinner

Aug 28, 2015

Hockey Hall of Famer headlines the Eighth Annual Kinsmen Sportsman Dinner

Prince Albert, SK – The Prince Albert Raiders, in conjunction with the Kinsmen Club of Prince Albert and The Jim Pattison Broadcast Group, are proud to announce Hockey Hall of Famer…

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Royals Announce 2015 Intra-Squad Game

Aug 28, 2015

Victoria, BC- The Victoria Royals today released details for their 2015 Intra-Squad Game at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre on Wednesday, September 2nd at 7:05 p.m.

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Men's Volleyball Roster Released for Canada vs Brazil

Aug 28, 2015
Roster Released for Canada vs Brazil International Matches and World Cup

Aug. 28, 2015: Volleyball Canada today released the men’s team roster for upcoming Canada vs Brazil matches; as well the FIVB World Cup in Japan (Sept. 08 to 23).

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TOM RENNEY STATEMENT ON THE PASSING OF AL ARBOUR

Aug 28, 2015

CALGARY, Alta. - Hockey Canada president and chief executive officer Tom Renney released the following statement on the passing of Al Arbour:

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160 PLAYERS SELECTED TO PARTICIPATE IN TOURNAMENT

Aug 28, 2015

The Blue Jays Baseball Academy and Hall of Famer Roberto Alomar are pleased to announce the 160 players selected to participate inTournament 12, presented by New Era.

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Canada U-20 team trains in Toronto on road to Korea Republic 2017

Aug 28, 2015

Building on a good start to the U-20 cycle, a group of young players hoping to take part in the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 has gathered for its latest camp under coach Rob Gale.

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UPEI Men's Soccer secures six of PEI’s top young players

Aug 28, 2015

Charlottetown, PEI (August 28, 2015)— University of Prince Edward Island Men’s Soccer coach Lewis Page is proud to announce that six of PEI soccer’s top young players have committed to play at UPEI in 2015.

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Six Canadians Pass FISA International…

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