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Conditions were beautiful for the Oct. 30 Shawnigan Hills parkrun. (Claire Curtis photo)
Conditions were beautiful for the Oct. 30 Shawnigan Hills parkrun. (Claire Curtis photo)
Cowichan Secondary School’s junior field hockey team had an undefeated season, culminating with the Island championships in Victoria last week. (Todd Blumel photo)
Cowichan Secondary School’s junior field hockey team had an undefeated season, culminating with the Island championships in Victoria last week. (Todd Blumel photo)
Seen here in a game earlier this season, Dan Citra was one of LMG’s top performers in Powell River last Saturday. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Cowichan LMG escapes Powell River with three points

Wins are hard to come by at Timberlane Park

Seen here in a game earlier this season, Dan Citra was one of LMG’s top performers in Powell River last Saturday. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
FILE - Buffalo Sabres’ Jack Eichel is shown during an NHL hockey game against the Philadelphia Flyers in Philadelphia, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021. The Jack Eichel era in Buffalo is over, with a nasty public divorce reaching an eight-month finality on Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021. when the Sabres traded their ex-captain and face of the franchise to the Vegas Golden Knights.(AP Photo/Derik Hamilton, File)

Sabres end 8-month stalemate by trading Jack Eichel to Vegas

NHL star had been locked in a lengthy dispute over how to treat his injured neck

FILE - Buffalo Sabres’ Jack Eichel is shown during an NHL hockey game against the Philadelphia Flyers in Philadelphia, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021. The Jack Eichel era in Buffalo is over, with a nasty public divorce reaching an eight-month finality on Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021. when the Sabres traded their ex-captain and face of the franchise to the Vegas Golden Knights.(AP Photo/Derik Hamilton, File)
Jeremy Garside bowled a perfect game at Duncan Lanes on Oct. 20. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Perfection! Jeremy Garside bowls 300 at Duncan Lanes

Garside is youngest to bowl perfect game in Cowichan Valley

Jeremy Garside bowled a perfect game at Duncan Lanes on Oct. 20. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Capitals goalie Matthew Hutchinson watches as teammates Griffin Wilson and Owen Simpson hold off the Vernon Vipers in front of his net. Hutchinson made 51 saves as the Caps beat the Vipers 4-2 last Sunday. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Capitals goalie Matthew Hutchinson watches as teammates Griffin Wilson and Owen Simpson hold off the Vernon Vipers in front of his net. Hutchinson made 51 saves as the Caps beat the Vipers 4-2 last Sunday. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Ellashani George is followed by a young fan at a Turnour Island (T.I.) Braves match. (Submitted)
Ellashani George is followed by a young fan at a Turnour Island (T.I.) Braves match. (Submitted)
Pittsburgh Penguins’ Sidney Crosby (87) skates during the second period of the team’s NHL hockey game against the New Jersey Devils in Pittsburgh, Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021. It is Crosby’s first game this season, after his recovery from wrist surgery. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

NHL star Sidney Crosby added to Penguins COVID-19 list

Team dealing with a run of positive tests despite being overwhelmingly vaccinated

Pittsburgh Penguins’ Sidney Crosby (87) skates during the second period of the team’s NHL hockey game against the New Jersey Devils in Pittsburgh, Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021. It is Crosby’s first game this season, after his recovery from wrist surgery. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
Vancouver Canucks’ Elias Pettersson, centre, of Sweden, collides with New York Rangers’ Greg McKegg, left, and Adam Fox, right, during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Tuesday, November 2, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Miller nets OT winner as Canucks stage late rally, stun New York Rangers 3-2

Vancouver ends three-game losing skid with first home win of NHL season

Vancouver Canucks’ Elias Pettersson, centre, of Sweden, collides with New York Rangers’ Greg McKegg, left, and Adam Fox, right, during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Tuesday, November 2, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
The Atlanta Braves celebrate after winning baseball’s World Series in Game 6 against the Houston Astros Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021, in Houston. The Braves won 7-0. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
The Atlanta Braves celebrate after winning baseball’s World Series in Game 6 against the Houston Astros Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021, in Houston. The Braves won 7-0. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
Kraken forward Anthony Wilson kicks the puck to his stick during the second period of his team’s win over the Nanaimo Buccaneers in Lake Cowichan last Saturday. (Kevin Rothbauer/Gazette)

Split weekend for Lake Cowichan Kraken

Kraken fall to Storm in Campbell River, beat Bucs at home

Kraken forward Anthony Wilson kicks the puck to his stick during the second period of his team’s win over the Nanaimo Buccaneers in Lake Cowichan last Saturday. (Kevin Rothbauer/Gazette)
NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman speaks before an NHL hockey game between the Seattle Kraken and the Vancouver Canucks, Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Bettman apologizes to Beach, defends NHL in wake of sexual assault allegations

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman publicly apologized to Kyle Beach for what the…

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman speaks before an NHL hockey game between the Seattle Kraken and the Vancouver Canucks, Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Duncan Christian’s Jayden Croswell chips the ball over Brookes Westshore’s goalkeeper to score during the third-place game at Monday’s Island championships at the Cowichan Sportsplex. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Duncan Christian’s Jayden Croswell chips the ball over Brookes Westshore’s goalkeeper to score during the third-place game at Monday’s Island championships at the Cowichan Sportsplex. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Veteran forward Laura Russell, shown in this undated hahdout photo, and the third-ranked Canadian women’s rugby team return to action for the first time in almost two years when they take on the sixth-ranked U.S., in Glendale, Colo., on Monday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Rugby Canada

Canadian women’s rugby 15s team returns to action after two-year layoff

Canada-U. S. matches are part of the Pacific Four Series, a new competition that launches in full next year

Veteran forward Laura Russell, shown in this undated hahdout photo, and the third-ranked Canadian women’s rugby team return to action for the first time in almost two years when they take on the sixth-ranked U.S., in Glendale, Colo., on Monday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Rugby Canada
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Cowichan Valley U11 female hockey team looking for players

‘If you can skate, we can find you some gear’

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Vancouver Canucks’ Luke Schenn (left) checks Edmonton Oilers’ Connor McDavid during third period NHL hockey action in Vancouver, B.C., Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Rich Lam
Vancouver Canucks’ Luke Schenn (left) checks Edmonton Oilers’ Connor McDavid during third period NHL hockey action in Vancouver, B.C., Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Rich Lam
B.C. Lions wide receiver Bryan Burnham (16) makes a touchdown catch as he his defended by Toronto Argonauts defensive back Jalen Collins (7) during first half CFL action in Toronto on Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Evan Buhler
B.C. Lions wide receiver Bryan Burnham (16) makes a touchdown catch as he his defended by Toronto Argonauts defensive back Jalen Collins (7) during first half CFL action in Toronto on Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Evan Buhler
The Cowichan 49ers’ Todd Vass takes the ball up the wing during last a recent home game at the Sherman Road turf. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

First loss of the season for Cowichan 49ers

Steelheads drop third in a row on rough weekend for O35 teams

The Cowichan 49ers’ Todd Vass takes the ball up the wing during last a recent home game at the Sherman Road turf. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Jayden Strzok escapes from a Victoria Spartans tackler during the midget Cowichan Bulldogs’ 29-0 win at McAdam Park last Sunday. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Three games, three wins for Cowichan Bulldogs

Football teams dominate on muddy home field

Jayden Strzok escapes from a Victoria Spartans tackler during the midget Cowichan Bulldogs’ 29-0 win at McAdam Park last Sunday. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Frances Kelsey’s Alexa Dow runs to first place in the Island cross-country championships at Elk/Beaver Lake Park on Oct. 23. (Submitted by Andrea Dow)

Kelsey’s Alexa Dow wins junior girls Island cross-country title

Top performers at Cowichan Valley cross-country series move on to Islands

Frances Kelsey’s Alexa Dow runs to first place in the Island cross-country championships at Elk/Beaver Lake Park on Oct. 23. (Submitted by Andrea Dow)