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Edmonton Oilers’ Cody Ceci, left, makes a pass in front of Seattle Kraken’s Marcus Johansson (90) in the third period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Dec. 18, 2021, in Seattle. The Oilers won 5-3. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

NHL postpones cross-border games, teams to play under ‘enhanced’ protocols due to COVID threat

New restrictions discourage any mingling with the community both on the road and at home

Edmonton Oilers’ Cody Ceci, left, makes a pass in front of Seattle Kraken’s Marcus Johansson (90) in the third period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Dec. 18, 2021, in Seattle. The Oilers won 5-3. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Luciano Wilson shares his thoughts with members of the Capitals during the Penticton Vees’ visit to the Big Stick earlier this season. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Fans pick Duncan’s Luciano Wilson for BCHL all-star tournament

Vees forward joins previously named David Jacobs and Braden Blace

Luciano Wilson shares his thoughts with members of the Capitals during the Penticton Vees’ visit to the Big Stick earlier this season. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
The Cowichan 49ers’ Brad Archibald gets airborne to intercept a Vic West pass during last Saturday’s game at the Sherman Road turf. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Cowichan 49ers play to draw, Steelheads get 2nd win

Unusual scoreless game for Niners, Brown scores 2 for Steelheads

The Cowichan 49ers’ Brad Archibald gets airborne to intercept a Vic West pass during last Saturday’s game at the Sherman Road turf. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Rogers Arena, home to the Vancouver Canucks NHL hockey team, is seen in Vancouver, on Monday, June 22, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Leafs vs. Canucks game in Vancouver postponed

Tomorrow’s game between the Canucks and Arizona Coyotes has also been postponed

Rogers Arena, home to the Vancouver Canucks NHL hockey team, is seen in Vancouver, on Monday, June 22, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Duncan Christian School’s Candice Bennett is guarded closely by a Zeballos player during the first round of DCS’s Welcome Back Invitational last Friday. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Duncan Christian Chargers finish 4th at Welcome Back tourney

Julianna Kapteyn named to tournament all-star team

Duncan Christian School’s Candice Bennett is guarded closely by a Zeballos player during the first round of DCS’s Welcome Back Invitational last Friday. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Above right: U7 Lakers players Mason Cummings and Summer Merrick battle for the puck. (Kevin Rothbauer/Gazette)

Lake Cowichan Timbits take to the ice at Kraken game

U7 team keeps the crowd warmed up between periods

Above right: U7 Lakers players Mason Cummings and Summer Merrick battle for the puck. (Kevin Rothbauer/Gazette)
Pictured here in a home game earlier this season, Madison Szafranski had multiple scoring opportunities for Cowichan United in a win over Vic West last Sunday. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Cowichan United ends 2021 atop the table

Alyssa Klotz scores twice in win over Vic West

Pictured here in a home game earlier this season, Madison Szafranski had multiple scoring opportunities for Cowichan United in a win over Vic West last Sunday. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Andrew and Peter Wynne teamed up to guide the Cowichan Fury to victory over JDF United last Sunday. (Submitted by George White)

Historic Wynne for Cowichan Fury

Father and son team up to score for Div. 4 squad

Andrew and Peter Wynne teamed up to guide the Cowichan Fury to victory over JDF United last Sunday. (Submitted by George White)
The NHL logo is seen on a goal at a Nashville Predators practice rink in Nashville, Tenn. on Sept. 17, 2012. The NHL announced Friday the three clubs have been shut down until after the league’s holiday break, “due to concern with the number of positive cases within the last two days as well as concern for continued COVID spread in the coming days.” THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Mark Humphrey

Flames joined on sidelines by Avs, Panthers as COVID-19 wreaks havoc across NHL

A total of 19 players and 13 club employees are currently in isolation for the Calgary club

The NHL logo is seen on a goal at a Nashville Predators practice rink in Nashville, Tenn. on Sept. 17, 2012. The NHL announced Friday the three clubs have been shut down until after the league’s holiday break, “due to concern with the number of positive cases within the last two days as well as concern for continued COVID spread in the coming days.” THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Mark Humphrey
One of the biggest Shawnigan Hills parkrun groups yet makes its way along the course on Saturday, Dec. 11. (Claire Curtis photo)

Shawnigan Hills parkrun report for Dec. 11

8 first-timers among 29 finishers

  • Dec 17, 2021
One of the biggest Shawnigan Hills parkrun groups yet makes its way along the course on Saturday, Dec. 11. (Claire Curtis photo)
Stingrays swimmer Matthew Ruiter races in the 200m backstroke during the club’s Winter Break Invitational last Saturday. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Duncan Stingrays post excellent results at Winter Break Invitational

Multiple personal bests and top-3 finishes for host club

Stingrays swimmer Matthew Ruiter races in the 200m backstroke during the club’s Winter Break Invitational last Saturday. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Clarence Iron, shown in a handout photo, always dreamt of being part of “Hockey Night in Canada,” but not even in his dreams did he envision calling games in his own language. Now the 60-year-old broadcaster from the Canoe Lake Cree Nation is set bring the sport he loves to his community in a whole new way with the debut of “Hockey Night in Canada in Cree.” THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-APTN
Clarence Iron, shown in a handout photo, always dreamt of being part of “Hockey Night in Canada,” but not even in his dreams did he envision calling games in his own language. Now the 60-year-old broadcaster from the Canoe Lake Cree Nation is set bring the sport he loves to his community in a whole new way with the debut of “Hockey Night in Canada in Cree.” THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-APTN

Canadian broadcaster hopes hockey call will help save his Cree language

‘Hockey Night in Canada in Cree’ will feature NHL games broadcast in Indigenous language

Clarence Iron, shown in a handout photo, always dreamt of being part of “Hockey Night in Canada,” but not even in his dreams did he envision calling games in his own language. Now the 60-year-old broadcaster from the Canoe Lake Cree Nation is set bring the sport he loves to his community in a whole new way with the debut of “Hockey Night in Canada in Cree.” THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-APTN
Clarence Iron, shown in a handout photo, always dreamt of being part of “Hockey Night in Canada,” but not even in his dreams did he envision calling games in his own language. Now the 60-year-old broadcaster from the Canoe Lake Cree Nation is set bring the sport he loves to his community in a whole new way with the debut of “Hockey Night in Canada in Cree.” THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-APTN
Vancouver Canucks right wing Conor Garland (8) gets checked against the boards by San Jose Sharks defenceman Jacob Middleton (21) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Dec. 16, 2021, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Josie Lepe)
Vancouver Canucks right wing Conor Garland (8) gets checked against the boards by San Jose Sharks defenceman Jacob Middleton (21) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Dec. 16, 2021, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Josie Lepe)
Cow High’s Shadynn Smid executes one of several dunks against Ballenas during the first game of the Welcome Back Tournament. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Cowichan T-Birds a close second at Welcome Back Tournament

Kelsey finishes fourth, junior T-Birds give Ballenas a run for 5th/6th

Cow High’s Shadynn Smid executes one of several dunks against Ballenas during the first game of the Welcome Back Tournament. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Defenceman Nick Marciano, pictured here in a game against the Alberni Valley Bulldogs on Oct. 21, has been traded from the Cowichan Valley Capitals to the Prince George Spruce Kings. (Citizen file)

Cowichan Capitals swap defencemen with Prince George

Caps bring in Connor Elliott for Nick Marciano

Defenceman Nick Marciano, pictured here in a game against the Alberni Valley Bulldogs on Oct. 21, has been traded from the Cowichan Valley Capitals to the Prince George Spruce Kings. (Citizen file)
FILE - The names of the 2010 Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks, left, are displayed on the Stanley Cup in the lobby of the United Center during an NHL hockey news conference on June 11, 2013 in Chicago. Representatives for the Blackhawks and a former player who is suing the team over how it handled his allegations of sexual assault against an assistant coach were meeting with a mediator Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2021 for the first time in hopes of resolving the case. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)

Chicago Blackhawks settle lawsuit with Kyle Beach

The confidential settlement was announced after the sides met Wednesday with a mediator

FILE - The names of the 2010 Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks, left, are displayed on the Stanley Cup in the lobby of the United Center during an NHL hockey news conference on June 11, 2013 in Chicago. Representatives for the Blackhawks and a former player who is suing the team over how it handled his allegations of sexual assault against an assistant coach were meeting with a mediator Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2021 for the first time in hopes of resolving the case. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)
Duncan Christian School’s Aiden Dyer-Price competes in the senior boys 81-84kg at the Cougar Invitational held at Frances Kelsey Secondary School last Saturday. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

QMS emerges as potential powerhouse at Cowichan wrestling meet

First-year wrestlers help school to third-place finish

Duncan Christian School’s Aiden Dyer-Price competes in the senior boys 81-84kg at the Cougar Invitational held at Frances Kelsey Secondary School last Saturday. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Jackson Egan had two goals and an assist in the Kerry Park Islanders’ shootout loss to the Saanich Predators on Tuesday night. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Jackson Egan had two goals and an assist in the Kerry Park Islanders’ shootout loss to the Saanich Predators on Tuesday night. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Cowichan LMG Man of the Match Mike Daniels sprints down the sidelines during his team’s 1-0 loss to JDF All Flows last Friday. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Cowichan LMG Man of the Match Mike Daniels sprints down the sidelines during his team’s 1-0 loss to JDF All Flows last Friday. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Cowichan Valley Capitals defenceman Ian Kern (7) and forward Ethan Anstey (15) break out of their defensive zone during a recent home game against Surrey. Kern scored two late goals to force overtime against Powell River last Friday. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Cowichan Capitals find a groove with back-to-back road wins

Overtime win over Powell River leads to convincing victory in Chilliwack

Cowichan Valley Capitals defenceman Ian Kern (7) and forward Ethan Anstey (15) break out of their defensive zone during a recent home game against Surrey. Kern scored two late goals to force overtime against Powell River last Friday. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)