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BCHL pod season will end without playoffs

With COVID restrictions still hampering the league, the Fred Page Cup won’t be awarded in 2021

Fuller Lake Skating Club.

Powerskating awards presented for season excellence

Best of each division honoured along with most improved and sportsmanship

Bulldogs forward Stephen Castagna flips the puck into the Clippers zone during a game on Oct. 24. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

Island BCHL game postponed due to ‘potential positive’ COVID-19 test

Nanaimo Clippers team suspends activities, players isolating pending further test results

Savanah Sanchez with a likeness of herself in a Canucks’ uniform done by her mom Jessica. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Girl’s passion for hockey knows no bounds

No games, but extensive ice time for training beneficial to Sanchez

Savanah Sanchez with a likeness of herself in a Canucks’ uniform done by her mom Jessica. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Fuller Lake Skating Club.

Figure skating and CanSkate awards presented on the ice

Deserving individuals still recognized in pandemic season

Fuller Lake Skating Club.
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BCHL stays tight-lipped about reasons for leaving Canadian Junior Hockey League

The BCHL retains affiliation with Hockey Canada and BC Hockey, but isn’t saying what comes next

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Fuller Lake Arena Skating Club members were still able to utilize the Fuller Lake Arena ice surface throughout the season, with only a minor interruption along the way, but there were no competitions. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Special awards cap an unusual skating season

Fuller Lake Skating Club recognizes top-performing individuals

Fuller Lake Arena Skating Club members were still able to utilize the Fuller Lake Arena ice surface throughout the season, with only a minor interruption along the way, but there were no competitions. (Photo by Don Bodger)
The Chilliwack Chiefs and Coquitlam Express will finally play games in early April as the BCHL squeezes in a shortened 20 game season. Just-announced provincial funding may help the junior A league offset financial losses caused by the COVID pandemic. (Darren Francis photo)

Province provides relief funding for amateur sport

The government is directing $15 million to teams/leagues impacted by the COVID pandemic

The Chilliwack Chiefs and Coquitlam Express will finally play games in early April as the BCHL squeezes in a shortened 20 game season. Just-announced provincial funding may help the junior A league offset financial losses caused by the COVID pandemic. (Darren Francis photo)
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BCHL will have three teams playing in Burnaby during shortened season

The league announced five pod locations as the junior A league prepares to play in early April

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Mount Brenton Golf Course unveils its board of directors for 2021-22. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Fritsch elected president of Mount Brenton Golf Course board of directors

Annual general meeting conducted by Zoom for the first time

Mount Brenton Golf Course unveils its board of directors for 2021-22. (Photo by Don Bodger)
The Nanaimo Clippers in action at Frank Crane Arena in early 2020. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo Clippers for sale, owner says hockey won’t be back to normal any time soon

Wes Mussio says he’s had numerous inquiries about the junior A club already

The Nanaimo Clippers in action at Frank Crane Arena in early 2020. (News Bulletin file photo)
Chemainus’ Matt Simpson, far right, with other Northland College athletes during an orientation session. (Photo submitted)

Cool transition to college baseball in Wisconsin for Simpson

Chemainus baseball product anxious to get going after last season lost due to COVID

Chemainus’ Matt Simpson, far right, with other Northland College athletes during an orientation session. (Photo submitted)
The Chemainus & District Baseball Association is hoping to have a season this year, but it’s too early to make the call. (File photo by Don Bodger)

Baseball association awaits loosening of restrictions

Season typically starts in April, but might be delayed

The Chemainus & District Baseball Association is hoping to have a season this year, but it’s too early to make the call. (File photo by Don Bodger)
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BCHL season delayed once more, but league still hopes to play

The junior A league isn’t ready to sink the season, which is now pushed back into March

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The Westshore Wolves, along with eight other Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League teams, have been off the ice since last November due to pandemic-related restrictions. The league is awaiting the next round of public health orders, due this week, to plan its next moves. (Black Press Media file photo)

Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League awaits next public health order

Junior B league on pause since November due to COVID restrictions

  • Feb 1, 2021
The Westshore Wolves, along with eight other Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League teams, have been off the ice since last November due to pandemic-related restrictions. The league is awaiting the next round of public health orders, due this week, to plan its next moves. (Black Press Media file photo)
Brett McLean of Comox played for the Colorado Avalanche in the 2005/06 and 2006/07 NHL seasons. He is now an assistant coach of the Minnesota Wild. Photo supplied

Vancouver Islander making NHL assistant coaching debut

Brett McLean of the Comox Valley opens coming NHL season behind the bench of the Minnesota Wild

Brett McLean of Comox played for the Colorado Avalanche in the 2005/06 and 2006/07 NHL seasons. He is now an assistant coach of the Minnesota Wild. Photo supplied
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BCHL delays start of the season as provincial health orders remain in place

The junior A league has been forced to abandon a plan to start in mid-January

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Madison Thomas manoeuvres the ball in the midfield for Cowichan United during a LIWSA match last fall. (Citizen file)

Vancouver Island soccer leagues make plans to move forward

Schedules and cup draws are set in case adult soccer gets go-ahead

Madison Thomas manoeuvres the ball in the midfield for Cowichan United during a LIWSA match last fall. (Citizen file)
Vancouver Island Amateur Hockey Association logo

If all goes to plan Vancouver Island minor hockey games could restart in mid-January

Vancouver Island Amateur Hockey Association set to go depending on what Dr. Bonnie Henry does Jan. 8

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Leah Brown has a bright future and lots to look forward to in her years ahead in skating. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Fuller Lake Skating Club’s Leah Brown

Young skater missing the chance to compete in front of crowds

Leah Brown has a bright future and lots to look forward to in her years ahead in skating. (Photo by Don Bodger)