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The 15U AA Cowichan Valley Mustangs lost only one game all season. (Submitted by Cowichan Valley Mustangs)

U15 AA Cowichan Valley Mustangs finish second in B.C.

Baseball team loses just one game all season

The 15U AA Cowichan Valley Mustangs lost only one game all season. (Submitted by Cowichan Valley Mustangs)
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Lake Cowichan Kraken have two more games cancelled

Postponed contests include home opener and visit to Kerry Park

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Rowan Zapisocki of the Lake Cowichan Kraken skates over the blueline into the Nanaimo Buccaneers’ zone during last Friday’s VIJHL exhibition game at the Cowichan Lake Sports Arena. Zapisocki had two goals and two assists in the Kraken’s two preseason games against the Bucs last week. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Kraken, Isles wait for word after VIJHL postpones season opener

Cowichan Valley junior B teams eager to get in action after exhibition success

Rowan Zapisocki of the Lake Cowichan Kraken skates over the blueline into the Nanaimo Buccaneers’ zone during last Friday’s VIJHL exhibition game at the Cowichan Lake Sports Arena. Zapisocki had two goals and two assists in the Kraken’s two preseason games against the Bucs last week. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
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 in Colwood 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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Patrick Foley blasts the ball backward during a match at Cowichan Outdoor Volleyball’s Welcome Back Tournament at the Cowichan Sportsplex on Aug. 21. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Patrick Foley blasts the ball backward during a match at Cowichan Outdoor Volleyball’s Welcome Back Tournament at the Cowichan Sportsplex on Aug. 21. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
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Cowichan Bulldogs set for 2021 fall season

Midget, bantam, junior bantam and peewee teams all ready for action

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Green forward Jareden Kurvers (18) is pursued by Red defenceman Nathan King (7) during the all-star game at the Cowichan Valley Capitals rookie camp on Sunday, Aug. 22. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

After successful rookie auditions, Caps look toward main camp

Big group invited to try out for remaining spots when camp opens Sept. 17

Green forward Jareden Kurvers (18) is pursued by Red defenceman Nathan King (7) during the all-star game at the Cowichan Valley Capitals rookie camp on Sunday, Aug. 22. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Seen here in a game last fall, Conor Williams scored Cowichan Oak FC’s lone goal in their McGavin Cup match against Vic West last Thursday. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Cowichan Oak FC knocked out of McGavin Cup tournament

Despite injuries, Oak takes Vic West to penalties

Seen here in a game last fall, Conor Williams scored Cowichan Oak FC’s lone goal in their McGavin Cup match against Vic West last Thursday. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Captain Matt Baird will be returning to the Kerry Park Islanders this season after a stint with the BCHL’s Alberni Valley Bulldogs. (Citizen file)

Isles continue to build despite cancellation of preseason games

Kerry Park continues to build toward 2021-22 regular season

Captain Matt Baird will be returning to the Kerry Park Islanders this season after a stint with the BCHL’s Alberni Valley Bulldogs. (Citizen file)
Duncan's Callum Davison earned his first career victory on the Mackenzie Tour at the Brudenell River Classic in P.E.I. (Submitted)

Duncan’s Davison earns first win on golf’s Mackenzie Tour

Nine birdies in second round help Davison to one-stroke overall win

Duncan's Callum Davison earned his first career victory on the Mackenzie Tour at the Brudenell River Classic in P.E.I. (Submitted)
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Kerry Park Islanders face Glacier Kings in home-and-home this weekend

VIJHL rivals face off in Mill Bay Saturday and Courtenay Sunday

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Mill Bay's Jessye Brockway (right) and Jeremy Hall compete in the PR2 mixed double at the 2020 Summer Paralympics. (Scott Grant/Canadian Paralympic Committee)

Cowichan Paralympic rowers reach B final in Tokyo

Fredrickson 8th overall with PR3 mixed coxed 4, Brockway 12th overall with PR2 mixed double

Mill Bay's Jessye Brockway (right) and Jeremy Hall compete in the PR2 mixed double at the 2020 Summer Paralympics. (Scott Grant/Canadian Paralympic Committee)
Thomas Vaesen of the Nanaimo Timbermen takes on a Victoria Shamrocks player during a BCJALL game at the Cowichan Arena in 2019. (Citizen file)

Cowichan’s Thomas Vaesen picked in first round of NLL draft

Vaesen goes 14th overall to Buffalo Bandits on Saturday

Thomas Vaesen of the Nanaimo Timbermen takes on a Victoria Shamrocks player during a BCJALL game at the Cowichan Arena in 2019. (Citizen file)
Duncan's Sara Goodman (bottom right) and her teammates celebrate winning gold at the 2021 Women's Junior Field Hockey Pan American Championships and securing a berth in the 2021 Junior World Cup. (Photo courtesy Field Hockey Canada Twitter @FieldHockeyCan

Duncan’s Sara Goodman guides Canada to Pan Am field hockey gold

Cowichan-born captain helps Canada return to World Cup for first time since 2013

Duncan's Sara Goodman (bottom right) and her teammates celebrate winning gold at the 2021 Women's Junior Field Hockey Pan American Championships and securing a berth in the 2021 Junior World Cup. (Photo courtesy Field Hockey Canada Twitter @FieldHockeyCan
The VIJHL’s Lake Cowichan Kraken vs. Kerry Park Islanders’ game has been cancelled tonight.
The VIJHL’s Lake Cowichan Kraken vs. Kerry Park Islanders’ game has been cancelled tonight.
The Lake Cowichan Kraken and Kerry Park Islanders will meet three times in three days during VIJHL preseason play. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
The Lake Cowichan Kraken and Kerry Park Islanders will meet three times in three days during VIJHL preseason play. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Duncan’s Kyle Fredrickson and his PR3 mixed four teammates have earned a berth at the 2020 Summer Paralympics next month. (Rowing Canada Aviron photo)

Cowichan Valley rowers headed to Paralympics next month

Duncan’s Kyle Fredrickson and Mill Bay’s Jessye Brockway bound for Tokyo

Duncan’s Kyle Fredrickson and his PR3 mixed four teammates have earned a berth at the 2020 Summer Paralympics next month. (Rowing Canada Aviron photo)
Young athletes take part in a Grassroots Rugby camp at Queen Margaret’s School earlier this summer. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Spreading the word about rugby in the Cowichan Valley and beyond

BC Grassroots Rugby Foundation takes sport to the masses

Young athletes take part in a Grassroots Rugby camp at Queen Margaret’s School earlier this summer. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
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BCHL’s 60th anniversary plans include outdoor games, retro nights

Teams will wear retro jerseys throughout the season, junior ‘A’ hockey league announces

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