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B.C. Lions quarterback Michael Reilly, right, hits the ground after Calgary Stampeders’ Shawn Lemon forced him to fumble the ball leading to a turnover during the second half of a CFL football game in Vancouver, on Friday, November 12, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
B.C. Lions quarterback Michael Reilly, right, hits the ground after Calgary Stampeders’ Shawn Lemon forced him to fumble the ball leading to a turnover during the second half of a CFL football game in Vancouver, on Friday, November 12, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Duncan’s Jenna Goodman is preparing to make her international debut with Canada at the Junior World Cup in December. (Heather Goodman photo)

Duncan’s Jenna Goodman picks up where sister Sara left off on national team

‘As soon as she aged out I kind of got to finish what she started’

Duncan’s Jenna Goodman is preparing to make her international debut with Canada at the Junior World Cup in December. (Heather Goodman photo)
Abbotsford Canucks equipment manager Ramandeep ‘Chico’ Dhanjal (right) is the special guest on episode five of the Abbotsford Farm Podcast. (Abbotsford Canucks photo)

PODCAST: Abbotsford Canucks equipment manager Ramandeep ‘Chico’ Dhanjal shares his hockey journey

Episode five of the Abbotsford Farm Podcast showcases Canucks equipment manager Chico Dhanjal

Abbotsford Canucks equipment manager Ramandeep ‘Chico’ Dhanjal (right) is the special guest on episode five of the Abbotsford Farm Podcast. (Abbotsford Canucks photo)
Peewee running back Mica Kendrick is caught by a desperate Saanich defender during last Saturday’s Island semifinal at McAdam Park. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Cowichan Bulldogs bound for bantam and peewee football finals

2 teams win semis at McAdam Park, midgets fall to Bears in North Surrey

Peewee running back Mica Kendrick is caught by a desperate Saanich defender during last Saturday’s Island semifinal at McAdam Park. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
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Shawnigan Hills parkrun report for Nov. 6

200th finisher crosses the line in event No. 29

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Yuta Yamato of the Steelheads is shadowed by Daryl Rodgers of the 49ers late in the O35 soccer Cowichan Derby at the Sherman Road turf last Saturday. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Yuta Yamato of the Steelheads is shadowed by Daryl Rodgers of the 49ers late in the O35 soccer Cowichan Derby at the Sherman Road turf last Saturday. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Jose Muro was a standout at right back for Cowichan LMG last Friday before leaving the game with an injury. (Citizen file)

Cowichan LMG plays to scoreless draw with Bays United

‘That was not the way it was supposed to come out’

Jose Muro was a standout at right back for Cowichan LMG last Friday before leaving the game with an injury. (Citizen file)
Duncan Christian’s junior boys celebrate winning the Central Island volleyball championship last week. (Submitted by Duncan Christian School)
Duncan Christian’s junior boys celebrate winning the Central Island volleyball championship last week. (Submitted by Duncan Christian School)
Vancouver Canucks centre Bo Horvat, centre, jostles for position with Colorado Avalanche defenceman Cale Makar, right, as goaltender Darcy Kuemper watches the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Rantanen has 3 points, MacKinnon-less Avs rout Vancouver Canucks 7-1

Colorado superstar expected to miss three weeks with injury

Vancouver Canucks centre Bo Horvat, centre, jostles for position with Colorado Avalanche defenceman Cale Makar, right, as goaltender Darcy Kuemper watches the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Logan Walker moves the puck for the Kerry Park Islanders against the Peninsula Panthers last Saturday. The Isles’ top point producer had three assists in a 5-4 loss. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Kerry Park Islanders clipped by Panthers in final minutes

Isles give up tying and winning goals in final 2:30

Logan Walker moves the puck for the Kerry Park Islanders against the Peninsula Panthers last Saturday. The Isles’ top point producer had three assists in a 5-4 loss. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
The Duncan Stingrays took 20 swimmers to the Nanaimo Riptides Invitational last month. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Duncan Stingrays return to the pool after 19 months

Brody McCartney eclipses 29-year-old club record

The Duncan Stingrays took 20 swimmers to the Nanaimo Riptides Invitational last month. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Hamilton Tiger Cats wide receiver Tim White (12) and B.C. Lions linebacker Jordan Williams (21) dive for a loose ball during second half CFL football game action in Hamilton, Ont. on Friday, November 5, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter Power

Lions’ linebacker Williams sets single-season record for tackles by Canadian rookie

The six-foot, 232-pound Jordan Williams has registered 81 defensive tackles in 12 games this season

Hamilton Tiger Cats wide receiver Tim White (12) and B.C. Lions linebacker Jordan Williams (21) dive for a loose ball during second half CFL football game action in Hamilton, Ont. on Friday, November 5, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter Power
Canada’s Rob Friend is shown in action during a friendly against Peru in Toronto on September 4, 2010. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Canadian Premier League announces expansion franchise in Vancouver

Franchise awarded to SixFive Sports and Entertainment LP, which owns Greater Victoria’s Pacific FC

Canada’s Rob Friend is shown in action during a friendly against Peru in Toronto on September 4, 2010. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
Cowichan Valley Capitals captain Brett Fudger battles for the puck during his team’s 3-2 win over the Penticton Vees last Saturday. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Cowichan Capitals ‘buying in’, leads to win over Vees

Captain Fudger leads the way with two goals including winner

Cowichan Valley Capitals captain Brett Fudger battles for the puck during his team’s 3-2 win over the Penticton Vees last Saturday. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Jaxon Krupa (44) and Donovan Griffin celebrate Krupa’s opening goal against the Campbell River Storm at the Cowichan Lake Sports Arena on Sunday evening. Krupa also scored the winner as the Kraken topped the Storm 3-2. (Kevin Rothbauer/Gazette)

Lake Cowichan Kraken hold back the Storm

Three-game win streak has first-year team on the rise

Jaxon Krupa (44) and Donovan Griffin celebrate Krupa’s opening goal against the Campbell River Storm at the Cowichan Lake Sports Arena on Sunday evening. Krupa also scored the winner as the Kraken topped the Storm 3-2. (Kevin Rothbauer/Gazette)
BC Place is back as the host of the B.C. high school football provincial after they originally stated they were unable to this year. (File photo)

BC Place back as host of B.C. high school football semifinals and finals

AAA Varsity, AA Varsity, Junior Varsity, and Grade 8 division teams return on Nov. 27 and Dec. 4

BC Place is back as the host of the B.C. high school football provincial after they originally stated they were unable to this year. (File photo)
With her back to the net, Duncan Christian’s Nema de Vries returns the ball during a match against the Lake Cowichan Secondary Lakers earlier this season. (Citizen file)

Duncan Christian hosts Island girls volleyball finals this weekend

DCS joined by 11 other teams, including Lake Cowichan

With her back to the net, Duncan Christian’s Nema de Vries returns the ball during a match against the Lake Cowichan Secondary Lakers earlier this season. (Citizen file)
University of Victoria Vikes player Renee Gonzalez, left, here in action for Canada against the U.S. during HSBC Canada Sevens play in Vancouver in September, made her debut for national 15s side recently. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

Island women’s rugby stalwart makes positive debut for Canada, eyes World Cup

Renee Gonzalez says atmosphere around the national program is positive

University of Victoria Vikes player Renee Gonzalez, left, here in action for Canada against the U.S. during HSBC Canada Sevens play in Vancouver in September, made her debut for national 15s side recently. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)
Anaheim Ducks’ Simon Benoit (86) and Vancouver Canucks’ Tyler Myers (57) collide during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Tuesday, November 9, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Anaheim Ducks’ Simon Benoit (86) and Vancouver Canucks’ Tyler Myers (57) collide during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Tuesday, November 9, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price blocks a shot during the second period in Game 2 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup semifinal playoff series against the Vegas Golden Knights, Wednesday, June 16, 2021, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Habs goalie Carey Price says ‘substance use’ led him to NHL’s assistance program

‘Over the last few years I have let myself get to a very dark place and I didn’t have the tools to cope’

Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price blocks a shot during the second period in Game 2 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup semifinal playoff series against the Vegas Golden Knights, Wednesday, June 16, 2021, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)