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UViclogoVictoria, BC (ISN) - Fresh off their 2011-2012 BCIHL Championship season, the University of Victoria Hockey Club is holding registration for tryouts on Friday, September 7th in Room 155 of the McKinnon Building.

All UVic Hockey players are University of Victoria students and are required to be enrolled in a minimum of three courses while maintaining a minimum GPA score.

The cost of trying out is $80 per player which is due at the time of registration (Cheques payable to the University of Victoria). All registered players will be guaranteed three tryout ice times after which players will be informed of their roster status.

The UVic Men's Hockey Team is intended for students who are serious about their education and wish to compete at a high level. UVic is a three time BCIHL Champion and is committed to continuing a winning tradition through the addition of elite players.

Vancouver Island Headlines

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Guy Vetrie Memorial Tournament to be held in CARSA

Sep 04, 2015

By Ardy Ramezani, Vikes Communications

VICTORIA, B.C. – University of Victoria Vikes basketball fans will be able get a first glance of their new 2015-16 men's and women's rosters playing in their brand new home, the Centre for Athletics, Recreation and…

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Westshore Rugby News And Updates

Sep 03, 2015

It’s September, so our first matches are just around the corner!

Our defending BC Premier Champion women get their start next Saturday (Sept 12th) with a trip to Cowichan. Once again, they will only be playing Island teams initially, until the province-wide…

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Grizzlies Move To Westhill Arena For One Night Exhibition Game

Sep 03, 2015

VICTORIA, B.C. -- For one night, the Victoria Grizzlies are taking their fast-paced style of hockey to the Westhills Arena in Langford.

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Victoria signs 1997-born winger

Sep 03, 2015

Victoria, BC- The Victoria Royals are proud to announce the signing of 18-year-old forward Tyler Thompson to a Western Hockey League (WHL) Standard Player Agreement.

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2 Westshore Rebels selected as BC Football Players of the Week

Sep 03, 2015

The BC Football Conference is pleased to announce the “BC Lions Players of the Week” for Week 6 of the regular season. (Submitted by Ryan Watters of the BCFC

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Team Blue Trumps White in Royals Intra-Squad Match Up

Sep 02, 2015

Story and images by Erich Eichhorn (ISN)

September 2, 2015 Victoria, BC (ISN) – A smattering of “True Blue” Victoria Royals fans, hungry to see what hopes the 2015-2016 edition of the Royals recruitment drive may bring, were treated with some early preseason…

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Bauer BCHL Showcase tickets

Sep 02, 2015

Fans can book their spot to see all 17 BCHL teams in one rink as 2015 Bauer BCHL Showcase tickets have gone on sale.Every team in the league will put on their best showing as scouts and coaches from the NHL and NCAA level gather to assess talent and begin…

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Victoria inks 18-year-old forward

Sep 02, 2015

Victoria, BC- The Victoria Royals are proud to announce that the team has signed 1997-born forward Ethan Price to a Western Hockey League (WHL) Standard Player Agreement.

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Vikes men head to mainland to kick-off season against T-Birds

Sep 01, 2015

By Ali Lee, Vikes Communications

VICTORIA, B.C. – The University of Victoria Vikes men's soccer team enter the 2015 Canada West and CIS season with a strong midfield line up and a few key recruits.

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2015 Intra-Squad Game is scheduled for tomorrow night

Sep 01, 2015

Victoria, BC- The Victoria Royals would like to remind fans that their 2015 Intra-Squad Game is scheduled for tomorrow night at 7:05 p.m. at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre.

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GVH Pitching association will hold the BC Championships

Aug 31, 2015
Horseshoes at its finest in BC will be on display at Glanford park when the local Victoria club host the BC Championships.
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Cougars Panthers Pre-Season Game

Aug 31, 2015

Photo by Jeff Morrison ISN

ESQUIMALT, B.C. – The Victoria Cougars scored once in each period to defeat the Peninsula Panthers 3-1 in preseason action on Sunday afternoon.

BC Interior Headlines

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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,…

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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Raiders Storm To Convincing Win Over Winless Huskers

August 29, 2015 Nanaimo, BC (ISN) – The Vancouver Island Raiders defeated the Chilliwack Valley Huskers 53-0 in Week # 6 BCFC football action at Caledonia Field in Nanaimo to improve to 4-2 on the season.

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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.

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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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Guy Vetrie Memorial Tournament to be held in CARSA

Sep 04, 2015

By Ardy Ramezani, Vikes Communications

VICTORIA, B.C. – University of Victoria Vikes basketball fans will be able get a first glance of their new 2015-16 men's and women's rosters playing in their brand new home, the Centre for Athletics, Recreation and…

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Merkley Signs NHL Deal with Arizona

Sep 04, 2015

Arizona Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney announced today that the Coyotes have signed Kelowna Rockets forward Nick Merkley to a three-year entry-level contract. As per club policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed.

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David Skinns takes 36-hole lead at The Wildfire Invitational

Sep 04, 2015
(September 4, 2015 – Douro-Dummer, Ont.) – Lincoln, England’s David Skinns shot a 7-under 65 on Friday at Wildfire Golf Club to take the 36-hole lead at the Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada’s Wildfire Invitational presented by PC Financial.
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Wyles to become ninth half-centurion in Eagles history at…

Sep 04, 2015

CHICAGO – Chris Wyles (Allentown, Pa.) will captain the Men’s Eagles in his 50th international test Saturday, Sept. 5, a 6:30 p.m. CT kickoff against Australia at Soldier Field.

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Greg Stremlaw appointed CBC’s Head of Sports

Sep 04, 2015

Effective September 15, Greg Stremlaw will lead CBC Sports as it implements its sports strategy, placing emphasis on multiplatform sports journalism, amateur sports and a collaborative partnership approach to marquee events.

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Carling Zeeman advances to the medal round

Sep 04, 2015

Carling Zeeman advances to the medal round in the women’s single and qualifies for the Rio Olympics in the process. Photo: Katie Steenman Images.

Day 6 – September 4th, 2015.

Wisps of steam rose from the lake as the sun burned its way through the clouds on a…

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USA Rugby Evolving the “Fan Experience” during Wallabies test…

Sep 04, 2015

BOULDER, Colo. – As USA Rugby makes final preparations to host Australia’s Wallabies at Chicago’s Soldier Field on September 5th in a lead up to the 2015 Rugby World Cup, the nation’s governing body is taking important steps to ensure they capture the flood…

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Spartans Hold Off And beat Langley

Sep 04, 2015

LANGLEY, British Columbia – The Trinity Western men’s hockey team won the battle for Langley Events Centre bragging rights as the Spartans knocked off their fellow LEC tenants, the Langley Rivermen, by a 4-3 count in preseason action Thursday.

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Bridgewater to host annual, elite-level international sledge…

Sep 04, 2015

CALGARY, Alta. – Bridgewater, N.S., has been selected to host some of the world’s best high-performance sledge hockey players for the 2016 World Sledge Hockey Challenge. The annual event, which has become a staple of the international sledge hockey calendar,…

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Strong elite field for 2015 Canadian 5km Championships

Sep 04, 2015

The 6th B&O Yorkville Run hosts the second annual Canadian 5km Championships Sunday September 13 in Toronto.

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Americans Shut Out T-Birds In Preseason Opener

Sep 04, 2015

EVERETT, September 4, 2015 - The Tri-City Americans shut out the Seattle Thunderbirds 2-0 Friday afternoon at Xfinity Arena in the first game of the Everett Silvertips Holiday Inn Preseason Classic.

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CALGARY, Alta. – Bridgewater, N.S., has been selected to host some of the world’s best…
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The men's four in action today on Lac d'Aiguebelette. Photo: Katie Steenman Images. Day 5…

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