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The B.C. Hockey League’s Wenatchee Wild, the lone American franchise, is taking a hiatus from the 2020-21 season due to COVID-19 restrictions. All players have been released to find other opportunities to play. (Black Press file photo)

Wenatchee Wild taking BC Hockey League break

Loop’s lone American franchise pulls plug on 20-21 season due to COVID; vow to be back in 2021

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BCHL pushes back season start due to provincial health orders

The delay is minimal, just six days, for now. But the league is open to starting up after Christmas

Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League has halted all games until further notice based on B.C. public health officer orders and information from B.C. Hockey. Pictured here, action between Nanaimo and Campbell River from last March. (News Bulletin file)

VIJHL, Nanaimo Buccaneers hit pause on season due to COVID-19 orders

All games postponed beginning Nov. 21, says hockey league

Vancouver Island Amateur Hockey executive has announced all games are cancelled until Dec. 1. (VIAHA logo)

COVID-19: Vancouver Island minor hockey cancels all games until December

“We have had an increasing number of teams who are reluctant to travel…”

Vancouver Island Amateur Hockey executive has announced all games are cancelled until Dec. 1. (VIAHA logo)
The Pacwest announced that all winter sports competition has been cancelled.

B.C.’s Pacwest college sports conference cancels winter competition

Pacwest cancels all winter sports competition after cancelling fall sports back in June

The Pacwest announced that all winter sports competition has been cancelled.
Nanaimo Clippers goaltender Jordan Naylor makes a save during the third period of Tuesday’s Island Cup final against the Victoria Grizzlies on the road at Victoria’s Q Centre. (GARY DORLAND photo)

Nanaimo Clippers win Island Cup exhibition tournament

Clips defeated the Victoria Grizzlies 5-4 on Tuesday night on the road

Nanaimo Clippers goaltender Jordan Naylor makes a save during the third period of Tuesday’s Island Cup final against the Victoria Grizzlies on the road at Victoria’s Q Centre. (GARY DORLAND photo)
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VIU grads are sticking around the sidelines as part of a CCAA apprentice coaching program. The three VIU Mariners alumni participating this year include Andrea Cankovic, left, Emma Platner and Nicole Foglietta. (Vancouver Island University photo)

VIU grads giving back as apprentice coaches

Andrea Cankovic, Emma Platner, Nicole Foglietta participate in CCAA program

VIU grads are sticking around the sidelines as part of a CCAA apprentice coaching program. The three VIU Mariners alumni participating this year include Andrea Cankovic, left, Emma Platner and Nicole Foglietta. (Vancouver Island University photo)
The ‘new normal’ for hockey parents in Chilliwack and elsewhere in B.C., watching their kids from outside of the arena due to COVID-19 protocols. (Submitted photo)

Chilliwack hockey parents petition to be let back in the arena

Refused access due to pandemic protocols, parents are now applying pressure to loosen the rules

The ‘new normal’ for hockey parents in Chilliwack and elsewhere in B.C., watching their kids from outside of the arena due to COVID-19 protocols. (Submitted photo)
Nanaimo Track and Field club member Olivia Lundman set a Canadian record in the U18 3,000-metre race walk event at meet in Kamloops this past weekend. (Photo submitted)
Nanaimo Track and Field club member Olivia Lundman set a Canadian record in the U18 3,000-metre race walk event at meet in Kamloops this past weekend. (Photo submitted)
The Nanaimo Buccaneers earned their first win of the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League season last Thursday. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo Buccaneers win their first of season

VIJHL junior B hockey club splits with Campbell River Storm

The Nanaimo Buccaneers earned their first win of the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League season last Thursday. (News Bulletin file photo)
Seby Sulyok of Cedar is this year’s Future West B.C. motocross champion in the supermini division. (Photo submitted)

Bathtub power propels Nanaimo motocross racer to B.C. title

Seby Sulyok wins his division in FutureWest provincial series

Seby Sulyok of Cedar is this year’s Future West B.C. motocross champion in the supermini division. (Photo submitted)
The Nanaimo NightOwls announced their first player signings last week. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo’s new NightOwls baseball team announces first player signings

Four NCAA Div. 1 players, three of them Canadians, added to roster

The Nanaimo NightOwls announced their first player signings last week. (News Bulletin file photo)
Nanaimo United Div. 1 coach Kevin Lindo, left, and players Geoff Hackett and Daragh Fitzgerald celebrate the team’s Jackson Cup win this past Saturday in Langford. (Nanaimo United FC photo)

Nanaimo United play in a pandemic, win Jackson Cup championship

Div. 1 men defeat Lakehill 2-1 to cap off soccer season after a six-month shutdown

Nanaimo United Div. 1 coach Kevin Lindo, left, and players Geoff Hackett and Daragh Fitzgerald celebrate the team’s Jackson Cup win this past Saturday in Langford. (Nanaimo United FC photo)
The Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League is set to begin its 50th consecutive season on Oct. 1 pending final approval from local health authorities and viaSport. File photo by Marissa Tiel – Campbell River Mirror

VIJHL season could start Oct. 1, says league president

League awaiting final approval from local health authorities and viaSport

The Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League is set to begin its 50th consecutive season on Oct. 1 pending final approval from local health authorities and viaSport. File photo by Marissa Tiel – Campbell River Mirror
Abbotsford’s Chase Claypool makes his NFL debut on Monday Night Football on Sept. 14. (Pittsburgh Steelers Twitter picture)

Abbotsford’s Chase Claypool making NFL debut on Monday Night Football

Abby Senior grad suiting up with the Pittsburgh Steelers to take on New York Giants in Big Apple

Abbotsford’s Chase Claypool makes his NFL debut on Monday Night Football on Sept. 14. (Pittsburgh Steelers Twitter picture)
The Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League (VIJHL) is working to finalize a start date for the upcoming Island Junior B hockey season. In this file photo, the Campbell River Storm celebrate their ninth win in a row during regular season Junior B action at the Rod Brind’Amour Arena in Campbell River, B.C. on Jan. 3, 2020. The Storm beat the Generals 1-0. File photo by Marissa Tiel – Campbell River Mirror

VIJHL finalizing cohort groups and schedules for upcoming season

Start date is still unknown, but should be announced in the coming weeks, says league

The Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League (VIJHL) is working to finalize a start date for the upcoming Island Junior B hockey season. In this file photo, the Campbell River Storm celebrate their ninth win in a row during regular season Junior B action at the Rod Brind’Amour Arena in Campbell River, B.C. on Jan. 3, 2020. The Storm beat the Generals 1-0. File photo by Marissa Tiel – Campbell River Mirror
A tree bridge at the mountain bike skills park area at Nanaimo’s Steve Smith Bike Park. (City of Nanaimo photo)

Mountain bike skills area adds new challenges at Beban bike park

City of Nanaimo announced new features now open at Steve Smith Bike Park

A tree bridge at the mountain bike skills park area at Nanaimo’s Steve Smith Bike Park. (City of Nanaimo photo)
Tali Campbell, the Nanaimo Clippers’ general manager, is moving on from the team this fall. (Photo submitted)

Nanaimo Clippers looking for new GM as Campbell moving on

BCHL team expected to hire new general manager or head of business operations this month

Tali Campbell, the Nanaimo Clippers’ general manager, is moving on from the team this fall. (Photo submitted)
Shelly Stouffer of Nanoose Bay gets her ball out of a sand trap during action at the B.C. Golf senior women’s championships at the Campbell River Golf and Country Club on Wednesday, Aug. 26. (Marissa Tiel/Campbell River Mirror)
Shelly Stouffer of Nanoose Bay gets her ball out of a sand trap during action at the B.C. Golf senior women’s championships at the Campbell River Golf and Country Club on Wednesday, Aug. 26. (Marissa Tiel/Campbell River Mirror)
Nanaimo NightOwls manager Greg Frady speaks via Zoom from his home in Florida at a coaching announcement this week. (Nanaimo NightOwls/Zoom image)

Nanaimo NightOwls baseball team announces first manager

Greg Frady signed to five-year contract to coach West Coast League franchise

Nanaimo NightOwls manager Greg Frady speaks via Zoom from his home in Florida at a coaching announcement this week. (Nanaimo NightOwls/Zoom image)