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Chemainus Cougars put up a strong defence. (Photo by Don Bodger)

First victory by the Cougars a team effort

Kennedy leads the charge, but contributions from all players leave Gulf Islands reeling

The Victoria Shamrocks’ eight 2023 draft picks were all from Vancouver Island teams. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria Shamrocks select 7 local players in 2023 junior player draft

The Victoria Shamrocks drafted Arthur Miller with the second-overall pick

  • Feb 5, 2023
Jordan Allinott is home-free to score two points during a Chemainus second-quarter surge. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Huge 15-6 Cougars’ lead in the second quarter evaporates

Gauthier provides a spark, but team can’t maintain momentum

The Stuart Channel Blue Heron is a baseball team for those who want to play real baseball. (Photo submitted)

Pitch being made for two teams to play real baseball

Adult men have an option again with a unique league based in Chemainus

The Stuart Channel Blue Heron is a baseball team for those who want to play real baseball. (Photo submitted)
Wednesday night game at Langley Events Centre showcased top NHL draft talent from the Western Hockey League, Ontario Hockey League and Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. (Photos courtesy of Ryan Molag/Langley Events Centre)

Team White defeats Team Red 4-2 at 2023 kubota CHL/NHL top prospects game

Connor Bedard finished with six shots on goal

  • Jan 26, 2023
Wednesday night game at Langley Events Centre showcased top NHL draft talent from the Western Hockey League, Ontario Hockey League and Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. (Photos courtesy of Ryan Molag/Langley Events Centre)
Ryan Redfern of the Cougars makes an aggressive play going after the ball against Duncan Christian School Thursday. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Cougars narrowly defeated by Duncan Christian School

The rapid improvement of the Chemainus Cougars nearly resulted in the junior…

Ryan Redfern of the Cougars makes an aggressive play going after the ball against Duncan Christian School Thursday. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Chemainus Cougars are still looking for their first win in junior boys basketball action this season. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Slow start against Quamichan puts Cougars behind the eight ball

Kennedy carries the scoring load for Chemainus junior boys

Chemainus Cougars are still looking for their first win in junior boys basketball action this season. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Danielle Groenendijk in the middle of a celebration, above, with her new pro volleyball teammates in Norway. (Photos submitted)

Wedding vows first, pro volleyball next

Danielle Groenendijk’s life filled with momentous occasions

Danielle Groenendijk in the middle of a celebration, above, with her new pro volleyball teammates in Norway. (Photos submitted)
The Chemainus Secondary Cougars junior boys basketball team. Front row, from left: Chris Dick, Koen De Wit, Aiden Milton, Ryan Redfern, Cyler Wilson, Noah McIntyre. Back: coach Casey Parsons, Jayden Jimmy, Jesse George, Jordan Allinott, Arthur Smith, George Peters, Kai Kasting, Titus Kennedy, assistant coach Graeme Arkell. Absent: Oakley Gauthier, Brayden Screaton, Connor Kerr, Jackson Mitchell. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Cougars regroup after a slow start

Chemainus junior boys nearly on even terms with QMS in the second half

The Chemainus Secondary Cougars junior boys basketball team. Front row, from left: Chris Dick, Koen De Wit, Aiden Milton, Ryan Redfern, Cyler Wilson, Noah McIntyre. Back: coach Casey Parsons, Jayden Jimmy, Jesse George, Jordan Allinott, Arthur Smith, George Peters, Kai Kasting, Titus Kennedy, assistant coach Graeme Arkell. Absent: Oakley Gauthier, Brayden Screaton, Connor Kerr, Jackson Mitchell. (Photo by Don Bodger)
The backbone of the Cowichan Valley Soccer Association, Billy Keserich has died. (Cole Hofstra Photography, www.colehofstra.com)
The backbone of the Cowichan Valley Soccer Association, Billy Keserich has died. (Cole Hofstra Photography, www.colehofstra.com)
Coach Casey Parsons illustrates some pointers for the Chemainus players. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Shawnigan pressures Cougars into fast learning environment

Inexperienced basketball squad faces full court press

Coach Casey Parsons illustrates some pointers for the Chemainus players. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Some of the Fuller Lake Skating Club’s newer skaters with coach Dominic Turgeon. From left: Ella Stuart, Chloe Wilson, Caitlin Varcoe, Quinn Montgomery and Isla Fink. (Photo submitted)

Fuller Lake skaters gain an edge in competition

Strong results bode well for the club’s progression

Some of the Fuller Lake Skating Club’s newer skaters with coach Dominic Turgeon. From left: Ella Stuart, Chloe Wilson, Caitlin Varcoe, Quinn Montgomery and Isla Fink. (Photo submitted)
Coach Casey Parsons and assistant Graeme Arkell go over strategy with the junior boys Cougars at the bench. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Cougars run out of gas in junior boys basketball opener

Good start in first game against St. John’s despite losing the lead

Coach Casey Parsons and assistant Graeme Arkell go over strategy with the junior boys Cougars at the bench. (Photo by Don Bodger)
The Regina Pats took down the Victoria Royals 9-5 on Nov. 26 at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. (Courtesy of the Regina Pats)

NHL’s next big thing shows Victoria what hockey royalty looks like

Highly-touted Connor Bedard scores hat trick as his Regina Pats take 9-5 win over the Royals

The Regina Pats took down the Victoria Royals 9-5 on Nov. 26 at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. (Courtesy of the Regina Pats)
The latest Sports Wall of Fame inductions were held Saturday night at the Cowichan Golf & Country Club. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Newest Sports Wall of Fame inductees honoured

Six individuals and one team recognized for their impressive credentials

The latest Sports Wall of Fame inductions were held Saturday night at the Cowichan Golf & Country Club. (Photo by Don Bodger)
The Stuart Channel Little League baseball team made a remarkable run in 1987.

Little Leaguers of 1987, Price inducted into Sports Wall of Fame

Chemainus area’s baseball pride given deserved recognition

The Stuart Channel Little League baseball team made a remarkable run in 1987.
Mike Vandekamp is back as the head coach and general manager of the Cowichan Valley Capitals. (Citizen file)

Familiar name back to head Cowichan Valley Capitals

Hockey team looking to rebound after tough start to season

Mike Vandekamp is back as the head coach and general manager of the Cowichan Valley Capitals. (Citizen file)
Chemainus’ Sydney Brownlow at the net against Campbell River Christian. (Photo by Don Bodger)

First victory a great way to conclude the season for Cougars

Senior girls volleyball team finally rewarded for its improved play

Chemainus’ Sydney Brownlow at the net against Campbell River Christian. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Chemainus Cougars get excitable at the bench. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Cougars hoping for some success in North Island tournament

Senior girls volleyball team just misses first victory again

Chemainus Cougars get excitable at the bench. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Vancouver Island University’s soccer program won two provincial championships in one day as the women and men both won Pacific Western Athletic Association titles on Sunday, Oct. 30, in West Vancouver. (News Bulletin file photo)
Vancouver Island University’s soccer program won two provincial championships in one day as the women and men both won Pacific Western Athletic Association titles on Sunday, Oct. 30, in West Vancouver. (News Bulletin file photo)
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