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Duncan’s Sara Goodman is off to Chile this week for the Junior Pan American Field Hockey Championships. (Blair Shier/Field Hockey Canada)

Junior national career comes full circle for Duncan’s Sara Goodman

Five years after her first tournament, Goodman heads back to Junior Pan American Championships

Duncan’s Sara Goodman is off to Chile this week for the Junior Pan American Field Hockey Championships. (Blair Shier/Field Hockey Canada)
Primo Self celebrates after scoring his third goal of the night for the Capitals in a 2020 BCHL playoff game. (Citizen file)

Cowichan Capitals add experience in three-way trade

Schovanek and Campbell join Caps, with Self heading to Surrey

Primo Self celebrates after scoring his third goal of the night for the Capitals in a 2020 BCHL playoff game. (Citizen file)
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)
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
Gord Closson and Discovery Honda general manager Greg Van Es show off the car that is being raffled off as part of the Gord Closson Fall Classic this year. (Submitted by Joe DiLalla)
Gord Closson and Discovery Honda general manager Greg Van Es show off the car that is being raffled off as part of the Gord Closson Fall Classic this year. (Submitted by Joe DiLalla)
The Islanders battled to a bronze medal in the 13U regional baseball championships at Evans Park earlier this month. (Submitted by Tom Langdon)

Combined Duncan/Saltspring team takes 13U baseball bronze

Islanders ‘gelled right away’ says head coach

The Islanders battled to a bronze medal in the 13U regional baseball championships at Evans Park earlier this month. (Submitted by Tom Langdon)
Cowichan Valley curling icon Glen Harper, seen here during the ceremony to rename the Duncan Curling Club’s building in his honour, died on Aug. 3 at the age of 92. (Citizen file)

Cowichan curling cornerstone Glen Harper dies

Five-time provincial champion was integral part of Duncan Curling Club for decades

Cowichan Valley curling icon Glen Harper, seen here during the ceremony to rename the Duncan Curling Club’s building in his honour, died on Aug. 3 at the age of 92. (Citizen file)
The expansion Lake Cowichan Kraken took to the ice for the first time at the Showcase at the Lake tournament on Aug. 6-8. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Lake Cowichan Kraken take the ice in exhibition tournament

Expansion hockey team plays first games at home arena

The expansion Lake Cowichan Kraken took to the ice for the first time at the Showcase at the Lake tournament on Aug. 6-8. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
The Duncan Jays finished second as hosts of the Vancouver Island 11U AAA baseball championships. (Submitted by Duncan Jays)

Host Duncan Jays claim U11 AAA silver

Baseball team gets the bats going after a slow start

The Duncan Jays finished second as hosts of the Vancouver Island 11U AAA baseball championships. (Submitted by Duncan Jays)
The Duncan Dodgers salute fallen teammate Avery Oye during the U11 AA baseball regionals in Comox last weekend. (Submitted by Duncan Dodgers)
The Duncan Dodgers salute fallen teammate Avery Oye during the U11 AA baseball regionals in Comox last weekend. (Submitted by Duncan Dodgers)
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)
Theresa Bodger presents the award named after her parents to Bob Linde. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Youth bowlers benefit from award recipient’s expertise

Linde’s dedication to coaching at Duncan Lanes spans 26 years

Theresa Bodger presents the award named after her parents to Bob Linde. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Kristine Williams jumps up to fire the ball back during a match at the Island single-A girls volleyball championships in 2019. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Duncan athletes among ISPARC Premier’s Award winners

Kristine Williams and Ellashani George honoured for athletic endeavours

Kristine Williams jumps up to fire the ball back during a match at the Island single-A girls volleyball championships in 2019. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
All the rowing athletes from Canada participating in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics were trained on Quamichan Lake. (File photo)

North Cowichan-based women’s eights wins gold at Tokyo Olympics

Team trained on Quamichan Lake, includes several Island rowers

All the rowing athletes from Canada participating in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics were trained on Quamichan Lake. (File photo)
Alexa Dow, Clara Chudley, Ella Ballard and Angelina Shandro celebrate setting a new national record in the distance medley at Centennial Stadium in Victoria last weekend. (Submitted)

Cowichan Valley runner helps set a new national record

Alexa Dow anchors Harriers distance medley team that breaks 12-year-old mark

Alexa Dow, Clara Chudley, Ella Ballard and Angelina Shandro celebrate setting a new national record in the distance medley at Centennial Stadium in Victoria last weekend. (Submitted)
Kimberley's Patrick Humenny, owner of Purcell Outdoors, seen here at the first transition zone in the inaugural Black Spur Ultra in 2015, shared some thoughts of what motivates someone to run up and down a mountain for 14+ hours. Photo courtesy of Louise Jackson.

Ultra Marathon running: the highs, the lows, the pain

Kootenay man describes what motivates someone to run 108 km in one shot

Kimberley's Patrick Humenny, owner of Purcell Outdoors, seen here at the first transition zone in the inaugural Black Spur Ultra in 2015, shared some thoughts of what motivates someone to run up and down a mountain for 14+ hours. Photo courtesy of Louise Jackson.
Duncan’s Patrick Kay, shown here in a 2019 World Rugby Sevens Series match, helped Canada to an eighth-place finish at the Tokyo Olympics. (Craig Thomas/Replay Images)

Cowichan Valley athletes make their mark at Tokyo Olympics

Kay helps Canada to eighth in men’s rugby, Payne in contention in women’s eights

Duncan’s Patrick Kay, shown here in a 2019 World Rugby Sevens Series match, helped Canada to an eighth-place finish at the Tokyo Olympics. (Craig Thomas/Replay Images)
BC Games logo. (File photo)

Quesnel to host 2024 BC Winter Games

The announcement was made during zoom confrence call on July 28 with local and provincial

BC Games logo. (File photo)
The VIJHL's Kerry Park Islanders' games have been cancelled due to COVID-19.

Kerry Park and Lake Cowichan to clash twice during VIJHL season

Islanders and expansion Kraken assigned to different divisions

The VIJHL's Kerry Park Islanders' games have been cancelled due to COVID-19.