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Another successful Vancouver Island Society for Adaptive Snowsports season comes to an end
Another successful Vancouver Island Society for Adaptive Snowsports season comes to an end
VIU Mariners player Shelby Dorman-Banks goes for a kill as teammate Amanda Dobbyn watches the outcome during Saturday’s CCAA gold-medal match against the Élans de Garneau in Quebec. (Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association photo)

VIU Mariners women win third straight national title

Volleyball team goes undefeated at CCAA championships in Quebec

VIU Mariners player Shelby Dorman-Banks goes for a kill as teammate Amanda Dobbyn watches the outcome during Saturday’s CCAA gold-medal match against the Élans de Garneau in Quebec. (Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association photo)
The Nanaimo Clippers and Cowichan Valley Capitals compete during a game earlier this BCHL season. (News Bulletin file photo)

UPDATE: Clippers’ playoff run comes to an end as hockey championships cancelled

Best-of-seven BCHL playoff series was supposed to begin Friday, March 13, in Nanaimo

The Nanaimo Clippers and Cowichan Valley Capitals compete during a game earlier this BCHL season. (News Bulletin file photo)
VIU Mariners player CJ Buckley in action earlier this season. The Mariners were slated to host CCAA national championships next week, but the tournament has been cancelled. (Photo courtesy Northfield Photography)

National basketball championships at VIU cancelled

Women’s tournament had been scheduled for March 18-21

VIU Mariners player CJ Buckley in action earlier this season. The Mariners were slated to host CCAA national championships next week, but the tournament has been cancelled. (Photo courtesy Northfield Photography)
Team Canada for the World Women’s Curling Championship in Prince George: Kerri Einarson, third, Val Sweeting, second, Shannon Birchard and lead, Briane Meilleur pose with the trophy after defeating Team Ontario to win the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Moose Jaw, Sask., Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

World Women’s Curling Championship in Prince George cancelled due to COVID-19

Another international sporting event has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 outbreak

Team Canada for the World Women’s Curling Championship in Prince George: Kerri Einarson, third, Val Sweeting, second, Shannon Birchard and lead, Briane Meilleur pose with the trophy after defeating Team Ontario to win the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Moose Jaw, Sask., Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Dave Bremner will coach the senior A Nanaimo Timbermen this coming season and Lewis Ratcliff will coach the junior A Timbermen. (News Bulletin file photos)

Former star returns to Nanaimo Timbermen organization to coach juniors

Lewis Ratcliff to coach junior A T-men, Dave Bremner to coach senior A T-men

Dave Bremner will coach the senior A Nanaimo Timbermen this coming season and Lewis Ratcliff will coach the junior A Timbermen. (News Bulletin file photos)
University of Victoria Vikes goalie Daniel Paul stops VIU Mariners player Gavin Rauser during a B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League game earlier this month at Frank Crane Arena. (Corey Shaw photo)

VIU Mariners skate into post-season action

VIU will face SFU in a best-of-three this coming weekend, March 13-15, in Burnaby

University of Victoria Vikes goalie Daniel Paul stops VIU Mariners player Gavin Rauser during a B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League game earlier this month at Frank Crane Arena. (Corey Shaw photo)
Alberni Valley Bulldogs’ Dawson Tritt attempts to wrap the puck around Nanaimo Clippers’ goaltender Jordan Naylor’s net midway through the second period of Game 4 in the BC Hockey League Island Division semifinal at the Alberni Valley Multiplex. (SUSAN QUINN/Alberni Valley News)

Nanaimo Clippers sweep through first round with 2-1 win over Bulldogs

Clippers take second straight game in Port Alberni to advance to Island Division final

Alberni Valley Bulldogs’ Dawson Tritt attempts to wrap the puck around Nanaimo Clippers’ goaltender Jordan Naylor’s net midway through the second period of Game 4 in the BC Hockey League Island Division semifinal at the Alberni Valley Multiplex. (SUSAN QUINN/Alberni Valley News)
Nanaimo Buccaneers goalie Austin Dendl and defenceman Erik Hanus keep the puck out against Noah Fladager and the Campbell River Storm during the third period Thursday at the Nanaimo Ice Centre. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Junior B Buccaneers eliminated by Storm

Nanaimo loses Game 6 to Campbell River by 4-1 score

Nanaimo Buccaneers goalie Austin Dendl and defenceman Erik Hanus keep the puck out against Noah Fladager and the Campbell River Storm during the third period Thursday at the Nanaimo Ice Centre. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
John Wilson, one of the owners of Nanaimo’s new West Coast League baseball team, speaks at a press conference introducing the expansion franchise on Thursday at Nanaimo’s Rotary Fieldhouse. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
John Wilson, one of the owners of Nanaimo’s new West Coast League baseball team, speaks at a press conference introducing the expansion franchise on Thursday at Nanaimo’s Rotary Fieldhouse. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
Campbell River’s Isaac Tonkin-Palmer and Nanaimo’s Ben Coghlan meet at the boards during VIJHL round 1 playoff action between the Nanaimo Buccaneers and the Campbell River Storm at the Rod Brind’Amour Arena in Campbell River, B.C. on March 3, 2020. The Storm won the game 5-4 and take a 3-2 best-of-seven series lead. Photo by Marissa Tiel – Campbell River Mirror

Buccaneers on the brink after Game 5 loss to Storm

Campbell River leads Nanaimo 3-2 in best-of-seven VIJHL playoff series

Campbell River’s Isaac Tonkin-Palmer and Nanaimo’s Ben Coghlan meet at the boards during VIJHL round 1 playoff action between the Nanaimo Buccaneers and the Campbell River Storm at the Rod Brind’Amour Arena in Campbell River, B.C. on March 3, 2020. The Storm won the game 5-4 and take a 3-2 best-of-seven series lead. Photo by Marissa Tiel – Campbell River Mirror
Bulldogs forward Mitch Deelstra drives to the net, pursued by Clippers defenceman Aiden Hansen-Bukata during Game 3 of the BCHL playoffs in Port Alberni. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

BCHL: Alberni Valley Bulldogs look to avoid elimination against Nanaimo Clippers

Nanaimo Clippers have taken a 3-0 lead in round one of the BCHL playoffs

Bulldogs forward Mitch Deelstra drives to the net, pursued by Clippers defenceman Aiden Hansen-Bukata during Game 3 of the BCHL playoffs in Port Alberni. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
Campbell River Storm player Tynan Peacock, left, is checked by Nanaimo Buccaneers opponent Chase Heslop during Sunday’s VIJHL playoff game at the Nanaimo Ice Centre. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Buccaneers edge Storm in overtime to tie playoff series

Nanaimo and Campbell River have two wins apiece

Campbell River Storm player Tynan Peacock, left, is checked by Nanaimo Buccaneers opponent Chase Heslop during Sunday’s VIJHL playoff game at the Nanaimo Ice Centre. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
VIU Mariners player Danielle Vanbergen assesses the court during Saturday’s PacWest championship game against the Capilano Blues in North Vancouver. (Capilano Blues photo)

VIU Mariners women back-to-back basketball champs

Vancouver Island University defeats Capilano Blues 60-53 for PacWest gold

VIU Mariners player Danielle Vanbergen assesses the court during Saturday’s PacWest championship game against the Capilano Blues in North Vancouver. (Capilano Blues photo)
Nanaimo Clippers defenceman Mike Kennedy checks Alberni Valley Bulldogs opponent Matthew Grouchy in front of Clippers goalie Jordan Naylor during Saturday’s BCHL playoff game at Frank Crane Arena. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo Clippers winning big to start BCHL playoffs

Clippers beat Alberni Valley Bulldogs by 6-3 scores in both Game 1 and Game 2

Nanaimo Clippers defenceman Mike Kennedy checks Alberni Valley Bulldogs opponent Matthew Grouchy in front of Clippers goalie Jordan Naylor during Saturday’s BCHL playoff game at Frank Crane Arena. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
The Storm have surged to a 2-1 series lead following Friday night’s 3-0 home victory over the Nanaimo Buccaneers. In this photo from Game 2, Campbell River Storm defenceman Kyle Jennings, left, and goalie Aaron de Kok, defend against Nanaimo Buccaneers forward Connor Casparie during Thursday’s playoff game at the Nanaimo Ice Centre. Photo by Greg Sakaki – Nanaimo News Bulletin
The Storm have surged to a 2-1 series lead following Friday night’s 3-0 home victory over the Nanaimo Buccaneers. In this photo from Game 2, Campbell River Storm defenceman Kyle Jennings, left, and goalie Aaron de Kok, defend against Nanaimo Buccaneers forward Connor Casparie during Thursday’s playoff game at the Nanaimo Ice Centre. Photo by Greg Sakaki – Nanaimo News Bulletin
Agasha Mutesasira celebrates her Vancouver Island zone team’s silver-medal result at the B.C. Winter Games this month in Fort St. John. (Photo submitted)

Nanaimo athletes shine at B.C. Winter Games

Youths from Nanaimo win 19 of Vancouver Island team’s 44 medals

Agasha Mutesasira celebrates her Vancouver Island zone team’s silver-medal result at the B.C. Winter Games this month in Fort St. John. (Photo submitted)
Campbell River Storm players Jackson Dyke and Isaac Tonkin-Palmer defend against Nanaimo Buccaneers forward Ben Coghlan during Thursday’s playoff game at the Nanaimo Ice Centre. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Storm score a Game 2 win against Buccaneers

VIJHL playoff series between Nanaimo and Campbell River tied 1-1

Campbell River Storm players Jackson Dyke and Isaac Tonkin-Palmer defend against Nanaimo Buccaneers forward Ben Coghlan during Thursday’s playoff game at the Nanaimo Ice Centre. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
Football Nanaimo has adopted the Seahawks team name for 2020 and beyond. (Football Nanaimo image)

Nanaimo Redmen become Nanaimo Seahawks

Football Nanaimo says new moniker reflects West Coast heritage

  • Feb 27, 2020
Football Nanaimo has adopted the Seahawks team name for 2020 and beyond. (Football Nanaimo image)
The Nanaimo Buccaneers, led by goalie Austin Dendl, defeated the Campbell River Storm 2-1 in overtime in Game 1 of the best-of-seven playoff series Tuesday in Campbell River. (Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror)

Nanaimo Buccaneers win in overtime in playoff opener

Bucs goalie Austin Dendl makes 46 saves to lead his team to 2-1 win over Campbell River Storm

The Nanaimo Buccaneers, led by goalie Austin Dendl, defeated the Campbell River Storm 2-1 in overtime in Game 1 of the best-of-seven playoff series Tuesday in Campbell River. (Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror)