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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.

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2015 Male U16 Team BC Short List

Aug 04, 2015

BC Hockey announced August 4, 2015 the 25 Male U16 players shortlisted for potential participation on Team BC at the 2015 Western Canada U16 Challenge Cup this fall against Team Alberta, Team Saskatchewan and Team Manitoba.

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Cochrane 10th in men's 800-m freestyle

Aug 04, 2015
By Nathan White KAZAN, Russia - Victoria's Ryan Cochrane just missed the final in the men's 800-m freestyle Tuesday at FINA World Championships in Kazan, Russia.
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U14A Girls Canadian Fast Pitch Championship starts tomorrow

Aug 04, 2015

Victoria, BC – August 4, 2015 – As the U14 Girls Fast Pitch Canadian Championship Jamboree gets underway, there are a couple of interesting side stories out of the attendance of the teams from Alberta. This is the first year that Alberta teams have been…

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Big Inning Propels HarbourCats to Key Win Over Yakima

Aug 04, 2015

Story and Photos by Christian J. Stewart (ISN)

August 3, 2015, Victoria, BC (ISN) - In the opening game of a series with huge West Coast League (WCL) playoff implications, the Victoria HarbourCats used a five-run eighth inning to draw first blood with an 11-5…

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HarbourCats explode in sweep of AppleSox

Aug 03, 2015
WENATCHEE, Wash. -- The fireworks, they apparently started a night earlier than planned. Fireworks are guaranteed for Monday night -- likely in-game, but assured for after the game.
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Twins Use Third Inning Explosion to Win BCPBL Championship

Aug 02, 2015

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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Rainey Vaults Pirates Into BCPBL Finals With Win Over Eagles

Aug 02, 2015

Rainey Pitches Pirates Into BCPBL Finals With Win Over Eagles

Story and Photos by Christian J. Stewart (ISN)

August 2, 2015, Victoria, BC (ISN) - North Rainey pitched a complete game four-hitter as the Nanaimo Pirates defeated the Victoria Eagles 5-2 in BC…

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Cochrane adds elusive 400 hardware to collection

Aug 02, 2015
KAZAN, Russia - Canada's most decorated swimmer of all time added a new medal to his collection Sunday at FINA World Championships in Kazan, Russia.
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Rebels Renew Island Rivalry With Narrow Defeat To Raiders

Aug 02, 2015

Story and images by Erich Eichhorn

August 1, 2105 Langford, B.C. (ISN) – The “New Era” Westshore Rebels Football Club renewed their island BCFC rivalry Saturday night with a nail-biting, narrow 23-21 home opener loss to last year’s second place Vancouver…

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HarbourCats secure series win in Wenatchee, look to sweep Sunday

Aug 02, 2015
WENATCHEE, Wash. -- The Victoria HarbourCats saw the teams battling them for a playoff spot win games on Saturday -- in particular, Yakima and Corvallis. The HarbourCats then did their part to keep pace with an 8-6 win over the AppleSox in Wenatchee, the…
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North Shore Twins Power Their Way to BCPBL Championship Game

Aug 01, 2015

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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U14A Girls Canadian Fast Pitch Championship next week

Aug 01, 2015

Victoria, BC – July 31, 2015 - The long-anticipated U14 Girls Fast Pitch Canadian Championship Jamboree takes place next week, August 5-9, 2015. The event is being held at Helmcken-Centennial Park in View Royal and Hyacinth Park in Saanich, with 17 teams…

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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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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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Bus Ride Home a Happy One, Grizzlies Double-Up Prince George

Story and Photos by Christian J. Stewart (ISN)

January 18, 2015, Prince George, BC (ISN) - Prince George is an awfully long way to go to play 60 minutes of hockey. It can seem an even longer way back should you happen to lose that game. Fortunately for the…

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Royals Rebound With Shut-Out of Cougars

Story and Photos by Christian J. Stewart (ISN)

Victoria, BC (ISN) - Austin Carroll had a pair of goals and an assist to lead the Victoria Royals to a 4-0 win over the Prince George Cougars in Western Hockey League (WHL) action Sunday afternoon in front of…

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Too Little, Too Late as Royals Fall to Prince George

Story and Photos by Christian J. Stewart (ISN)

Victoria, BC (ISN) - The Prince George Cougars jumped out to 3-0 and 4-1 leads and then hung on for a 4-3 victory over the Victoria Royals in Western Hockey League (WHL) action Saturday night in front of 5,293…

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Cariboo Cougars completed a weekend sweep of the Valley West…

Sept 21, 2014 (ISN) - Darren Hards was the playmaker Sunday as the Cariboo Cougars completed a weekendsweep of the Valley West Hawks at Kin 1.Hards had three assists as the Cougars won3-2 in the second game of the weekend set. Colton Thomas scored twice,…

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ISN and Victoria Grizzlies Announce Unique Media Partnership

September 18, 2014, Victoria, BC (ISN) - Scott Harrigan, Owner of Independent Sports News (ISN) and Brad Knight, General Manager and Head Coach of the Victoria Grizzlies, are pleased to announce that ISN and the Grizzlies have entered into a unique media…

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BC Climbers Shine at World Championships in Spain

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

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Spruce Kings Captain secures scholarship to AIC

May 13, 2014, PRINCE GEORGE, BC (ISN) – The Prince George Spruce Kings of the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL) are proud to announce the commitment of team captain Bryant Christian to the American International College Yellow Jackets for the 2014-15…

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HarbourCats and Island Sports News Announce Media Partnership

April 22, 2014. Victoria, BC (ISN) - Jim Swanson, General Manager, Victoria HarbourCats and Scott Harrigan, Owner, Island Sports News (ISN), are pleased to announce that the HarbourCats and ISN have entered into a media partnership for the 2014 season.

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Spruce Kings announce Chad Staley's NCAA Division I Scholarship

March 3, 2014, PRINCE GEORGE, BC (ISN) – The Prince George Spruce Kings of the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL) are proud to announce the commitment of Chad Staley to the University of Alaska Fairbanks and the Nanooks men's hockey team for the 2015-16…

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Spruce Kings Player Awards and Trophy Winners

March 2, 2014, PRINCE GEORGE, BC (ISN) – The Prince George Spruce Kings of the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL) presented their annual player awards following the conclusion of the regular season at the Annual Player Awards Banquet and Silent Auction. A…

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Cariboo Cougars to close out regular season on home ice

by Allan Bristowe

February 28, 2014, Prince George (ISN) - The Cariboo Cougars close out the regular season on home ice this weekend against a BC Major Midget League powerhouse.

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Cariboo Cougars planning special Saturday

by Allan Bristowe

February 19, 2014, Prince George (ISN) - The Cariboo Cougars are inviting a big group of VIPs to the rink on Saturday night as they play their first game at the newly renovated Kin 1 arena.

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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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Youth Show Impressive Pace At Rugby Sevens Opening Day

Erich Eichhorn (ISN) – Brisk winds made for some tricky kicking, but the head winds buffeting the field couldn’t hold back the enthusiastic, fast-paced play as the 3rd Annual Youth International Sevens Rugby Tournament opened Friday at Wallace field, on the…

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Canuck Hopefuls Hit the Ice at 2015 Development Camp

Story and Photos by Christian J. Stewart (ISN)

July 6, 2015, Shawnigan Lake, BC (ISN) - Close to 30 young hockey players hit the ice at Shawnigan Lake School on Monday morning, hoping to impress Vancouver Canucks Head Coach Willie Desjardins and his coaching…

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Eagles Sweep White Rock to Solidify Standing Atop the BCPBL

Junior Premier Eagles also sweep Coquitlam 12-1 and 12-0 to move up in JBCPBL standings

Story and Photos by Christian J. Stewart (ISN)

July 5, 2015, Victoria, BC (ISN) - The Victoria Eagles moved a few steps closer to first overall in the BC Premier Baseball…

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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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Fiji beat Samoa to win Pacific Nations Cup 2015 final

Aug 04, 2015

Fiji sent out a Rugby World Cup warning to their Pool A rivals England, Australia, Wales and Uruguay after a ruthless display of finishing saw them claim the Pacific Nations Cup 2015 title at the expense of rivals Samoa.

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Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal Will Play Doubles At Rogers Cup

Aug 04, 2015

Montreal, August 4, 2015 – Tennis Canada announced Tuesday the list of teams that will be competing in doubles during the 2015 edition of the Rogers Cup presented by National Bank in Montreal. Eight of the Top 10 teams in the world will be in the draw, in…

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2015 Male U16 Team BC Short List

Aug 04, 2015

BC Hockey announced August 4, 2015 the 25 Male U16 players shortlisted for potential participation on Team BC at the 2015 Western Canada U16 Challenge Cup this fall against Team Alberta, Team Saskatchewan and Team Manitoba.

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UPEI Men’s Basketball adds two new assistants

Aug 04, 2015

UPEI Director of Athletics and Recreation Chris Huggan, far left, and Head Coach TIm Kendrick, far right, welcome Tim Butler and Jonathan Lane to the UPEI Men's Basketball coaching staff.

Charlottetown, PEI — University of Prince Edward Island Men’s…

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Mirelle Martens made Spartans history over the weekend,

Aug 04, 2015

LANGLEY, British Columbia – Incoming Trinity Western middle distance runner Mirelle Martens (Grande Prairie, Alta.) made Spartans history over the weekend, as she won a silver medal in the 3000m at the 2015 Pan American Junior Championships in Edmonton,…

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Investigation finds U. of I. women¹s basketball program…

Aug 04, 2015

By Dewar, Jennifer L

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. – An outside investigation has concluded that allegations of racism within the University of Illinois women's basketball program are unsupported.

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Rockets Hire New Head Coach

Aug 04, 2015

Kelowna Rockets President/GM Bruce Hamilton is pleased to announce that the Rockets have hired Brad Ralph as the organization’s new head coach, signing him to a three year contract.

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Cochrane 10th in men's 800-m freestyle

Aug 04, 2015
By Nathan White KAZAN, Russia - Victoria's Ryan Cochrane just missed the final in the men's 800-m freestyle Tuesday at FINA World Championships in Kazan, Russia.
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Canada Captures World Title in Historic Victory over USA

Aug 04, 2015

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND, August 4, 2015 - Team Canada's 2015 U-19 Women's Field team wrote their chapter in

international lacrosse history with a 9-8 victory over reigning world champions, Team USA.

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U14A Girls Canadian Fast Pitch Championship starts tomorrow

Aug 04, 2015

Victoria, BC – August 4, 2015 – As the U14 Girls Fast Pitch Canadian Championship Jamboree gets underway, there are a couple of interesting side stories out of the attendance of the teams from Alberta. This is the first year that Alberta teams have been…

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Team Canada Announces Selection of Captains

Aug 04, 2015

By Neil StevensOTTAWA, ON, August 4, 2015 - Dan Dawson has been named captain and Chris Corbeil and Brodie Merrill assistant captains of Canada’s team for the FIL World Indoor Lacrosse Championship, being held September 18-27.

“I always say to the guys…

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National Men’s Summer Under-18 roster

Aug 04, 2015

Calgary, AB – Hockey Canada, in partnership with the Canadian Hockey League, today announced its National Men’s Summer Under-18 roster that will compete at the 2015 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup next week. Of the 22 players selected, 12 currently play in the…

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EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND, August 4, 2015 - Team Canada's 2015 U-19 Women's Field team wrote…
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Images by Erich Eichhorn (ISN) Story by Matt Tidcombe (Rugby Canada) August 3, 2015…
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Canadian Triathletes Take Valuable Lessons…

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—Kyle Jones leads men in 18th, Kirsten Sweetland top Canadian woman in 22nd— Rio de…
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Cochrane adds elusive 400 hardware to…

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KAZAN, Russia - Canada's most decorated swimmer of all time added a new medal to his…
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Latvala wins fastest WRC rally ever

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Jari-Matti Latvala, Sebastien Ogier, Mads Ostberg celebrate the podium at FIA World Rally…

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