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Fans who brave the snow for tonight’s game will receive a voucher for a ticket to one of the next five home games for the Victoria Royals. (Victoria Royals)
Fans who brave the snow for tonight’s game will receive a voucher for a ticket to one of the next five home games for the Victoria Royals. (Victoria Royals)
Pa-Modou Kah has been named as the new head coach for Pacific FC. The ten-time Norweigan national team player will lead the club in their April kick-off. (Courtesy of Pacific FC)

Pacific FC names 10-time Norweigan national player as new head coach

Pa-Modou Kah, 39, previously coached Whitecaps FC2 and FC Cincinnati

Pa-Modou Kah has been named as the new head coach for Pacific FC. The ten-time Norweigan national team player will lead the club in their April kick-off. (Courtesy of Pacific FC)
Rugby Canada U18 flyhalf Max Abercrombie lines up a kick during the U18 tournament in San Diego. Abercrombie was part of the Oak Bay Barbarians 2018 provincial championship and will play flyhalf for the Barbs when the season starts around spring break. (Photo by Lance Abercrombie)

Oak Bay Barbs flyhalf back from U18 international tour

Flyhalf on track with Rugby Canada U18 program

Rugby Canada U18 flyhalf Max Abercrombie lines up a kick during the U18 tournament in San Diego. Abercrombie was part of the Oak Bay Barbarians 2018 provincial championship and will play flyhalf for the Barbs when the season starts around spring break. (Photo by Lance Abercrombie)
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The Victoria Royals lost 6–5 to the Portland Winterhawks in overtime after a back-and-forth match Saturday night. (Victoria Royals)

VIDEO: Royals narrowly beaten by Winterhawks 6–5 in overtime loss

Victoria hosts Tri-City Americans in back-to-back games Tuesday and Wednesday

The Victoria Royals lost 6–5 to the Portland Winterhawks in overtime after a back-and-forth match Saturday night. (Victoria Royals)
Sooke EMCS dashes past Vic High Totems

Sooke EMCS dashes past Vic High Totems

Wolverines win first game of the season

Sooke EMCS dashes past Vic High Totems
The Panthers’ Matthew Seale (#7) goes down to block a shot in front of goaltender Connor McKillop Friday evening in VIJHL action as the Panthers beat the league-leading Victoria Cougars 6-4. McKillop earned his 20th victory as the Panthers outshot the Cougars 36-34. (Gordon Lee/Submitted)

Peninsula Panthers beat league leaders but lose to Saanich over the weekend

Panthers followed their 6-4 victory against the Victoria Cougars with an 8-3 loss against Saanich Braves

The Panthers’ Matthew Seale (#7) goes down to block a shot in front of goaltender Connor McKillop Friday evening in VIJHL action as the Panthers beat the league-leading Victoria Cougars 6-4. McKillop earned his 20th victory as the Panthers outshot the Cougars 36-34. (Gordon Lee/Submitted)
The Victoria Grizzlies will be retiring Grizzlies alum and Stanley Cup winner Tyler Bozak’s jersey number on a match against the Powell River Kings on Jan. 11. (Twitter/Tyler Bozak)
The Victoria Grizzlies will be retiring Grizzlies alum and Stanley Cup winner Tyler Bozak’s jersey number on a match against the Powell River Kings on Jan. 11. (Twitter/Tyler Bozak)
The Royals fell to division leaders Kamloops Blazers in a brutal 5–1 defeat on Saturday night. (Victoria Royals)

VIDEO: Royals lose their crown to Kamloops Blazers in 5–1 defeat

Victoria loses chance to nab fifth consecutive win in a row

The Royals fell to division leaders Kamloops Blazers in a brutal 5–1 defeat on Saturday night. (Victoria Royals)
Campbell River Ravens Nick Cool battles Saanich Express’ Brody Rivers for a loose ball during a game in July. (Black Press Media file photo)

Saanich Lacrosse hosting free sessions for new players

Drop-in sessions being held Jan. 11 and 12 at Pearkes Field House

Campbell River Ravens Nick Cool battles Saanich Express’ Brody Rivers for a loose ball during a game in July. (Black Press Media file photo)
Oak Bay players Lucas Maffia (7) and Ethan Moore (3) await a rebound against GP Vanier Towhees players Peter Greaves (23) and Jeremy Klopp (11). Oak Bay won the game 78-76, their only win in three games at the 2019 UVic Vikes men’s basketball alumni senior boys high school tournament. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

Oak Bay Bays scratch out a win on final day of UVic basketball tourney

Big high schools Fredericton, Centennial clash in UVic final

Oak Bay players Lucas Maffia (7) and Ethan Moore (3) await a rebound against GP Vanier Towhees players Peter Greaves (23) and Jeremy Klopp (11). Oak Bay won the game 78-76, their only win in three games at the 2019 UVic Vikes men’s basketball alumni senior boys high school tournament. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
Peninsula Panthers hope to ring in 2020 on a winning note

Peninsula Panthers hope to ring in 2020 on a winning note

After dropping final two games of 2019, second-place Panthers face leading Victoria Cougars Friday

Peninsula Panthers hope to ring in 2020 on a winning note
Forward Phillip Schultz, right, congratulates goalie Connor Martin after beating the Prince George Cougars 5–1 on Saturday night. (Victoria Royals)

Royals pounce on Prince George Cougars in 5-1 win

Fastest back-to-back goals scored in less than 30 seconds, new record

Forward Phillip Schultz, right, congratulates goalie Connor Martin after beating the Prince George Cougars 5–1 on Saturday night. (Victoria Royals)
Oak Bay Bays guard Lucas Maffia at the free-throw line during the 2019 Gary Taylor Classic at Oak Bay High. Maffia was awarded player of the game for the final, an 88-80 win over St. Peter’s of Alberta. (Photo courtesy of Norm Lebus)
Oak Bay Bays guard Lucas Maffia at the free-throw line during the 2019 Gary Taylor Classic at Oak Bay High. Maffia was awarded player of the game for the final, an 88-80 win over St. Peter’s of Alberta. (Photo courtesy of Norm Lebus)
Langford hosts ‘most prestigious international cross country event’

Langford hosts ‘most prestigious international cross country event’

Can Am Masters Cross Country Challenge comes to Bear Mountain Feb. 29

  • Dec 23, 2019
Langford hosts ‘most prestigious international cross country event’
Grade 12 students Ethan Moore and Jaime Palamos are two of three returning players to lead the Bays senior boys basketball team in the 2020 season. Palamos is injured and will miss the fourth annual UVic Senior Boys Basketball Invitational, Dec. 28 to 30 at CARSA. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

Bays basketball warming up with holiday tournaments

UVic Invitational high school tourney runs Dec. 28 to 29

Grade 12 students Ethan Moore and Jaime Palamos are two of three returning players to lead the Bays senior boys basketball team in the 2020 season. Palamos is injured and will miss the fourth annual UVic Senior Boys Basketball Invitational, Dec. 28 to 30 at CARSA. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
Sabine Bailey, 12, races around the Archie Browning Sports Centre arena during Speed Week, a province-wide speed skating competition Dec. 17. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Greater Victoria skaters vie for title of fastest in B.C.

Esquimalt Speed Skating Association hosts Speed Week event at Archie Browning rink

Sabine Bailey, 12, races around the Archie Browning Sports Centre arena during Speed Week, a province-wide speed skating competition Dec. 17. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
The Panthers’ Jack Taylor (#23) and Jonah Ragsdale (#20) tag-team an unidentified Westshore Wolves’ forward in Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League action Friday night as the Panthers won 6-2. (Gordon Lee/Submitted)

Peninsula Panthers seize league lead by winning two out of three

The Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League club becomes first team with 50 points

The Panthers’ Jack Taylor (#23) and Jonah Ragsdale (#20) tag-team an unidentified Westshore Wolves’ forward in Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League action Friday night as the Panthers won 6-2. (Gordon Lee/Submitted)
Captain Tegan Michel with Zuva Turner-Tan and Julia Preston, three of the four returning players who are at the core of the Oak Bay senior girls basketball team this year. The team opens the South Island high school season on Tuesday, three days after Turner-Tan sunk nine three-pointers in a pre-season tournament match. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

Retooled Oak Bay hoops team starts strong

‘Not the tallest,’ but Oak Bay are off to big start

Captain Tegan Michel with Zuva Turner-Tan and Julia Preston, three of the four returning players who are at the core of the Oak Bay senior girls basketball team this year. The team opens the South Island high school season on Tuesday, three days after Turner-Tan sunk nine three-pointers in a pre-season tournament match. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
Panthers’ Denver Maloney (#19), Hunter Jensen (#6) and Luc Pelletier (#26) work hard to score in 2nd period action against the Kerry Park Islanders Friday night (Gordon Lee/Submitted)

Peninsula Panthers jump into first place with win over arch-rivals Victoria Cougars

Cougars beat the Panthers in all three previous games before Sunday’s 2-1 victory

Panthers’ Denver Maloney (#19), Hunter Jensen (#6) and Luc Pelletier (#26) work hard to score in 2nd period action against the Kerry Park Islanders Friday night (Gordon Lee/Submitted)
The Royals shocked the Seattle Thunderbirds with a 3-1 victory during Saturday night’s annual Teddy Bear Toss. (Victoria Royals)

VIDEO: Royals shock Thunderbirds with 3-1 win

Hundreds of stuffed animals thrown on ice to support local charities for Christmas

The Royals shocked the Seattle Thunderbirds with a 3-1 victory during Saturday night’s annual Teddy Bear Toss. (Victoria Royals)