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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)
Shelly Stouffer celebrates winning both the mid-master and the senior division titles at the Canadian Women’s Mid-Amateur and Senior Championships this week in Bromont, Que. (Bernard Brault/Golf Canada)

Nanoose Bay golfer becomes a double Canadian champion

Shelly Stouffer wins mid-master and senior division titles in Quebec

Shelly Stouffer celebrates winning both the mid-master and the senior division titles at the Canadian Women’s Mid-Amateur and Senior Championships this week in Bromont, Que. (Bernard Brault/Golf Canada)
The Mariners Volleyball Club offers programs for children and teens in Grades 3-12 and U23 women. (News Bulletin file photo)

Volleyball club serving up fall action in Nanaimo

Mariners Volleyball Club taking registration

The Mariners Volleyball Club offers programs for children and teens in Grades 3-12 and U23 women. (News Bulletin file photo)
Ryan Rasmussen just before he set out on his 160 km run from Campbell River to Nanaimo. Photo by Marc Kitteringham / Campbell River Mirror
Ryan Rasmussen just before he set out on his 160 km run from Campbell River to Nanaimo. Photo by Marc Kitteringham / Campbell River Mirror
Owen Harbo was a multiple medallist at the Western Canada Cup. (Photo submitted)

Nanaimo trampoline athlete makes it to nationals

Owen Harbo wins multiple medals at Western Canada Cup

Owen Harbo was a multiple medallist at the Western Canada Cup. (Photo submitted)
Nanaimo’s Matthew Wilson celebrates winning the B.C. Golf juvenile boys’ championship earlier this month in Pitt Meadows. (Bryan Outram/B.C. Golf)
Nanaimo’s Matthew Wilson celebrates winning the B.C. Golf juvenile boys’ championship earlier this month in Pitt Meadows. (Bryan Outram/B.C. Golf)
VIU Mariners soccer player Kate Reynolds, back, vies for the ball against a Thompson Rivers University opponent during Saturday’s exhibition at Merle Logan Field. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

VIU Mariners see game action as they prepare for long-awaited soccer season

University sports returning in 2021-22 after 2020-21 seasons cancelled due to COVID-19

VIU Mariners soccer player Kate Reynolds, back, vies for the ball against a Thompson Rivers University opponent during Saturday’s exhibition at Merle Logan Field. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
The Lake Cowichan Kraken and Kerry Park Islanders line up for a faceoff during an exhibition tournament at Lake Cowichan in August 2021. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League ponders vaccine mandate

VIJHL governors will discuss the issue at an upcoming meeting

The Lake Cowichan Kraken and Kerry Park Islanders line up for a faceoff during an exhibition tournament at Lake Cowichan in August 2021. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Kimberley Dynamiters vs Columbia Valley. Kimberley Bulletin file

KIJHL will require all players, bench staff, officials to be fully vaccinated

Full vaccinations required before start of season; one dose before any training camps

Kimberley Dynamiters vs Columbia Valley. Kimberley Bulletin file
The V.I. Mariners U18 college prep baseball team celebrates winning the provincial championship Monday in Chilliwack. (Photo submitted)
The V.I. Mariners U18 college prep baseball team celebrates winning the provincial championship Monday in Chilliwack. (Photo submitted)
The Nanaimo NightOwls baseball club has announced that all players, coaches, team staff and host families will have to be vaccinated from COVID-19 to be part of the organization. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo NightOwls baseball club makes vaccines mandatory

All players, coaches, staff and host families will have to be fully immunized

The Nanaimo NightOwls baseball club has announced that all players, coaches, team staff and host families will have to be vaccinated from COVID-19 to be part of the organization. (News Bulletin file photo)
Nanaimo’s Patrick Vellner competes at the CrossFit Games in Madison, Wis., over the August long weekend. (Photo courtesy CrossFit LLC/Duke Loren)

Nanaimo man among world’s fittest after podium finish at CrossFit Games

Patrick Vellner places second of 38 competitors in international fitness sport competition

Nanaimo’s Patrick Vellner competes at the CrossFit Games in Madison, Wis., over the August long weekend. (Photo courtesy CrossFit LLC/Duke Loren)
Junior A Nanaimo Timbermen player Ryan Sheridan, middle, is checked by Victoria Shamrocks opponent Aido Solomon during Game 2 of the Island championship series Thursday, Aug. 5, at Frank Crane Arena. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Junior A Nanaimo Timbermen win Island championship

T-men defeat Shamrocks in both Game 1 and Game 2 of best-of-three series

Junior A Nanaimo Timbermen player Ryan Sheridan, middle, is checked by Victoria Shamrocks opponent Aido Solomon during Game 2 of the Island championship series Thursday, Aug. 5, at Frank Crane Arena. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
Chilliwack’s Jordyn Huitema (left in red jersey/shorts with purple pinnie) joins Canadian national women’s soccer squad teammates mobbing Jessie Fleming after her penalty kick goal lifted the team to a 1-0 semi-final win over the United States. (Canada Soccer photo)

VIDEO: Game time changed for Olympic women’s soccer final between Canada and Sweden

Chilliwack’s Jordyn Huitema and Abbotsford’s Sophie Schmidt are on the Canadian team, gunning for gold

Chilliwack’s Jordyn Huitema (left in red jersey/shorts with purple pinnie) joins Canadian national women’s soccer squad teammates mobbing Jessie Fleming after her penalty kick goal lifted the team to a 1-0 semi-final win over the United States. (Canada Soccer photo)