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31 BCHL alums on NHL rosters as pro season starts

The Nashville Predators and Colorado Avalanche lead the way with three BCHLers on their rosters

Barsby Bulldogs running back Colby Fuchs gains yardage against the Ballenas Whalers during Friday’s game at John Barsby Secondary School field. (Michael Briones/Black Press)
Barsby Bulldogs running back Colby Fuchs gains yardage against the Ballenas Whalers during Friday’s game at John Barsby Secondary School field. (Michael Briones/Black Press)
V.I. Raiders running back Jason Henderson gains yardage earlier this season in a game at NDSS Community Field. (News Bulletin file photo)

V.I. Raiders take on rival Rebels under the lights in Nanaimo

B.C. Football Conference teams play Saturday, Oct. 9, at 7 p.m.

V.I. Raiders running back Jason Henderson gains yardage earlier this season in a game at NDSS Community Field. (News Bulletin file photo)
Nanaimo Clippers goalie Cooper Black and his teammates keep their eye on the puck during a practice drill Wednesday, Oct. 5, at Cliff McNabb Arena. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo Clippers ready to start crashing the crease in a new BCHL season

Regular season starts with road games at Powell River on Oct. 8-9

Nanaimo Clippers goalie Cooper Black and his teammates keep their eye on the puck during a practice drill Wednesday, Oct. 5, at Cliff McNabb Arena. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
VIU Mariners player Hector Valdez keeps the ball away from a Douglas Royals opponent during a PacWest match Saturday, Sept. 25, at Merle Logan Field. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

VIU men’s soccer team, ranked No. 1 in the nation, wins two more matches

Mariners defeat both Douglas Royals and Capilano Blues by 3-2 scores

VIU Mariners player Hector Valdez keeps the ball away from a Douglas Royals opponent during a PacWest match Saturday, Sept. 25, at Merle Logan Field. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
Walking soccer has become a popular senior recreational activity. (Michael Briones photo)

B.C. walking soccer tournament set for next month in Nanoose Bay

‘It’s the fastest-growing senior sports activity in the world,’ organizer says

Walking soccer has become a popular senior recreational activity. (Michael Briones photo)
Shea Bruhwiler, 13, bested a field of 40 athletes to claim the top spot in the Open Men’s.

Canadian surf champions crowned at Cox Bay in Tofino

Titles awarded in men’s / women’s Pro, Open, U18, U16 and Longboard

Shea Bruhwiler, 13, bested a field of 40 athletes to claim the top spot in the Open Men’s.
Soccer’s fall season has gotten underway this month for all age groups, says columnist.

Minor soccer players united by enthusiasm for the game

Nanaimo United FC’s fall season is underway

  • Sep 21, 2021
Soccer’s fall season has gotten underway this month for all age groups, says columnist.
Nanaimo NightOwls mascot Ney-te meets pitching coach Gorman Heimueller earlier this month at a sponsor event at the Greater Nanaimo Chamber of Commerce office. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo NightOwls’ pitching coach will help players get the most out of themselves

Gorman Heimueller brings major-league experience to West Coast League baseball team

Nanaimo NightOwls mascot Ney-te meets pitching coach Gorman Heimueller earlier this month at a sponsor event at the Greater Nanaimo Chamber of Commerce office. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
The V.I. Raiders are 1-1 in B.C. Football Conference action this season. (News Bulletin file photo)

V.I. Raiders win to even their record

Nanaimo’s football team defeats Kamloops Broncos on the road, 39-7

The V.I. Raiders are 1-1 in B.C. Football Conference action this season. (News Bulletin file photo)
Nanoose Bay fitness enthusiast Mitchel Cook is training for an attempt to set a new Guinness World Record for burpees on Nov. 5. (Submitted photo)
Nanoose Bay fitness enthusiast Mitchel Cook is training for an attempt to set a new Guinness World Record for burpees on Nov. 5. (Submitted photo)
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BCHL experiments with coach’s challenge, video review during preseason

The junior A league wants video review in place in time for its BCHL Showcase event in Chilliwack

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Travis Bridge takes part in the 10-hour Bike-A-Thon held at Bigby Place. Participants were raising money for Nelson adults with special needs to travel to an athletics event in 2022. Photo: Tyler Harper

VIDEO: Nelson’s Bigby Place holds 10-hour marathon fundraiser

Participants spent the day on a stationary bike to pay for a trip to Operation Trackshoes

Travis Bridge takes part in the 10-hour Bike-A-Thon held at Bigby Place. Participants were raising money for Nelson adults with special needs to travel to an athletics event in 2022. Photo: Tyler Harper
McKenzie Nofield of the V.I. Raiders tackles Langley Rams opponent Xavion Fleary during Saturday’s B.C. Football Conference game at NDSS Community Field. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
McKenzie Nofield of the V.I. Raiders tackles Langley Rams opponent Xavion Fleary during Saturday’s B.C. Football Conference game at NDSS Community Field. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
Another season of Save-On-Foods Everyone Welcome Skates, organized by the Nanaimo Lions Club, begins Sept. 12. (Stock photo)
Another season of Save-On-Foods Everyone Welcome Skates, organized by the Nanaimo Lions Club, begins Sept. 12. (Stock photo)
An unspecified number of positive COVID-19 tests among players has led to the cancellation of the first regularly scheduled game of the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League season. (VIJHL.com)

Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League cancels season opener due to COVID-19 cases

Westshore Wolves were scheduled to host expansion team Lake Cowichan Kraken

An unspecified number of positive COVID-19 tests among players has led to the cancellation of the first regularly scheduled game of the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League season. (VIJHL.com)
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Border closure forcing BCHL’s Wenatchee Wild to open season on road

With Canadian teams unable to visit the United States, the Wild have no choice but to come north

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V.I. Raiders defensive back Gevhahn McNally-Hardisty will be expected to be a difference-maker for the team this season. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

It’s football season, finally, for Nanaimo’s V.I. Raiders

After 2020 was lost to pandemic, Raiders return with new roster and new home field

V.I. Raiders defensive back Gevhahn McNally-Hardisty will be expected to be a difference-maker for the team this season. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)