The Prince George Cougars forward Jake Mykitiuk following Royals defenceman Keegan Kanzig into the boards in Prince George on Friday (Nov. 30). The Royals won 2-0 and 4-3 on Saturday.

SPORTS IN BRIEF: Son of Lowry returns; Tour de Victoria moved to September; Chargers break goose egg; Island rugby update

A few weeks ago Victoria Royals coach Dave Lowry shared the bench with son Adam for the first time since 2004-05

Son of Lowry returns as Royals host Swift Current Broncos

A few weeks ago Victoria Royals coach Dave Lowry shared the bench with son Adam for the first time since 2004-05 in the Russia vs. WHL Super Series match, Nov. 15 in Victoria.

On Saturday Adam returns, as captain of the visiting Swift Current Broncos (12-13-3-2), with a 7 p.m. face-off at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre.

The Royals are 5-2-1 since Nov. 15, third in the B.C. Division with a record of 15-12-0-1.

Tour de Victoria gets a new date

With a change of date, Ryder Hesjedal will be able to join his namesake Tour de Victoria cycling event for 2013.

The third annual Tour de Victoria, a mass participation event, is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 22. It marks a departure from the final weekend of June’s Victoria International Cycling Festival.

Organizers say the new date aligns with other Pacific Northwest cycling events, and allows Hesjedal the opportunity to attend.

Hardcourt hardship over for Chargers

The Camosun Chargers men’s basketball team finally chalked up a tally in the win column Friday and then again on Saturday.

The hungry Chargers squad narrowly defeated the visiting Kwantlen Eagles 86-85 on Friday. Drake Downer led the way with 20 points.Trevor Scheurmann led the Chargers on Saturday with 17 points in the 105-88 win over the Columbia Bearcats.

In women’s play the Chargers lost 64-59 to the Eagles on Friday but won 71-35 over the Bearcats on Saturday.

The men enter the PacWest break at 2-6, the women at 3-5.

Castaway Wanderers out-duel James Bay

Oak Bay’s Castaway Wanderers premier men’s rugby team struck back at James Bay with a tight 16-14 win at MacDonald Park on Saturday.

The win goes towards this season’s Barnard Cup Island championship schedule. The Bays beat CW earlier this season, 28-23 at Windsor Park.

B.C.’s premier rugby season enters a break, and returns on Saturday, Jan. 26, with a triple-header of Island versus Mainland matches at Westhills Stadium in Langford.

11:30 a.m., Ruth Hellerud-Brown Cup (premier women)1:15 p.m. Dunbar Keg  (U20 Men)3 p.m. McKechnie Cup (premier Men)

Jags, Bays results from soccer boys provincials

Consider it an off year for the south Island’s boys soccer teams at AAA and AA provincials in Burnaby Nov. 19 to 24.

The St. Michaels Blue Jaguars boys soccer season ended with a 1-0 loss to the Summerland Rockets in the quarterfinals of the AA provincials in on Nov. 20.

The Jags went 1-1-1 in round robin play, finishing second in their pool, as they tied Kamloops’ Sa-Halali nil-nil, defeated Delta’s Sands 1-0 and lost to Burnaby’s Cariboo Hill 2-0. Following the loss to Summerland, the Jags fell 1-0 to Smithers in the eighth place game.

The Bays round robin included a solid 1-0 win over Surrey’s Tamanawis, which was shadowed by a 4-1 loss to Vancouver College and a 3-0 loss to Port Moody’s Heritage Woods.

Quensel’s Correlieu edged the Bays 3-2 in penalty kicks in the playoff round, pushing the Bays into the bottom ranks of the tournament.

Last month the Glenlyon Gryphons defeated the St. Andrew’s Sabres in an all-Victoria final for the B.C. single-A provincial championship.

 

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