VIU Mariners player Reid Coleman looks to pass the puck during a game earlier this season. NEWS BULLETIN file photo

VIU hockey team makes playoffs in its first season

Mariners will travel to Castlegar for best-of-three series against Selkirk Saints

The VIU Mariners hockey team has made the playoffs in its inaugural season.

Vancouver Island University concluded the B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League regular season this past weekend and ending with a 17-8 record and the No. 3 seed. They will face the No. 2-seeded Selkirk Saints starting Friday, March 9, in Castlegar. The entire best-of-three series will be played in the Kootenays.

“We deem our first year in the BCIHL a total success,” noted a team press release, saying that the hockey club, the university, sponsors, players and fans have found it a “very satisfying” year. “This is a highly skilled brand of hockey as our fans will attest to.”

Just Posted

City reaches deal with Seaspan on south downtown waterfront land

City of Nanaimo purchases right-of-way for nearly $1 million

Man calls 911 after being robbed of his drugs on Bowen Road

Nineteen-year-old and 15-year old suspects face multiple charges following robbery Monday in Nanaimo

Nanaimo artist takes a pipeline stand, paintbrush in hand

Dyane Brown’s ‘Protect the Coast’ exhibit features paintings inspired by coastal life and landscapes

Ladysmith RCMP probe armed robbery at Timberlands Pub Liquor Store

Ladysmith RCMP are investigating after an armed robbery at the Timberlands Pub… Continue reading

City of Nanaimo putting pot shop rules in place

Council expected to adopt cannabis production and sale bylaw at Oct. 1 meeting

AFN national chief suggests moving Trans Mountain pipeline route

Perry Bellegarde said many Indigenous communities believe in the need to diversify export markets

Candidate lists finalized for Nanaimo, Lantzville, RDN, school district

Nomination deadline passes in advance of Oct. 20 local government elections

Supreme Court grants injunction against Nanaimo’s Discontent City

Justice Ronald Skolrood’s decision released this morning

United Way, with public’s support, willing to tackle challenging issues

Minister shares stories during Nanaimo event to launch United Way fundraising campaign

Lantzville councillor Swain hoping to become mayor

Mark Swain wants to ensure development follows the official community plan

B.C. woman donates $250,000 to ovarian cancer research for friends

Two of Patty Pitts’s friends passed away from the disease within a year

B.C. could provide clues as to how New Brunswick electoral results shake out

Premier Christy Clark faced a strikingly similar scenario following the province’s 2017 election

Ottawa working to iron out kinks in public alert system

The alerts are being credit with saving lives during last week’s tornadoes

Premier John Horgan ponders debate on voting system changes

B.C. Liberal leader Andrew Wilkinson wants one-on-one, no Green

Most Read