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.”