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The V.I. Raiders have qualified for the B.C. Football Conference playoffs. (News Bulletin file photo)

V.I. Raiders make playoffs, have one more home game to get ready

Raiders beat Rebels 37-14, prepare to host Huskers on Saturday, Oct. 30, at NDSS Community Field

The V.I. Raiders have qualified for the B.C. Football Conference playoffs. (News Bulletin file photo)
Vancouver Island University Mariners player Brock Palmer is checked by Okanagan Lakers opponents during the first game of the B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League season on Saturday, Oct. 23 at the Nanaimo Ice Centre. The home team prevailed 4-1. (Photo courtesy Corey Shaw)

VIU hockey team wins home opener

Mariners defeat Lakers 4-1 at Nanaimo Ice Centre

Vancouver Island University Mariners player Brock Palmer is checked by Okanagan Lakers opponents during the first game of the B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League season on Saturday, Oct. 23 at the Nanaimo Ice Centre. The home team prevailed 4-1. (Photo courtesy Corey Shaw)
Members of the Sardis Drumline on the ice at an empty Abbotsford Centre prior to Friday night’s American Hockey League game. (submitted photo)

Chilliwack’s Sardis Drumline gets season-long gig at Vancouver Canucks games

Small groups from Sardis secondary school will perform at 41 National Hockey League matches

Members of the Sardis Drumline on the ice at an empty Abbotsford Centre prior to Friday night’s American Hockey League game. (submitted photo)
The Victoria Royals have aquired goaltender Campbell Arnold from the Spokane Chiefs in exchange for a third-round pick in the 2023 draft. (Black Press Media file photo)

Nanaimo’s Campbell Arnold joins the Victoria Royals

Campbell Arnold was picked up by the Royals in exchange for a third-round pick in 2023

The Victoria Royals have aquired goaltender Campbell Arnold from the Spokane Chiefs in exchange for a third-round pick in the 2023 draft. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Nanaimo Curling Centre has a full schedule of league play starting up. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo curling club makes safe return to ice

Curling centre will be busy with league play, practice sessions and bonspiels

  • Oct 21, 2021
The Nanaimo Curling Centre has a full schedule of league play starting up. (News Bulletin file photo)
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2021 BCHL Showcase runs Wednesday to Sunday in Chilliwack

After one year in Chilliwack, the league intends to move the event around starting in 2022-23

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Nanaimo Clippers forward Sean Donaldson dekes through the Powell River Kings defence for a scoring chance during Friday’s BCHL game at Frank Crane Arena. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo Clippers score 8 times in overpowering win in their home opener

Clippers defeat Powell River Kings 8-1, teams getting ready for a rematch Saturday, Oct. 16

Nanaimo Clippers forward Sean Donaldson dekes through the Powell River Kings defence for a scoring chance during Friday’s BCHL game at Frank Crane Arena. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
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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

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The Nanaimo Clippers won their first two games of the season on the road and are getting ready for their home-opening weekend this Friday and Saturday, Oct. 15-16. (News Bulletin file photo)
The Nanaimo Clippers won their first two games of the season on the road and are getting ready for their home-opening weekend this Friday and Saturday, Oct. 15-16. (News Bulletin file photo)
V.I. Raiders players including Ethan Moran, left, and Nick Robinson tackle Westshore Rebels opponent Zach Lubin during Saturday’s B.C. Football Conference game at NDSS Community Field. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
V.I. Raiders players including Ethan Moran, left, and Nick Robinson tackle Westshore Rebels opponent Zach Lubin during Saturday’s B.C. Football Conference game at NDSS Community Field. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
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)