This week, the News Gazette introduces a new weekly feature by student writer Colin Gall, which aims to keep sports fans up to date on weekend happenings around the West Shore and what area teams are up to elsewhere. We’re happy to welcome Colin to our team.
While the BCHL’s Victoria Grizzlies are on the road this weekend, the squad is back in action on home ice Thursday, Oct. 1, hosting Coquitlam at The Q Centre. The puck drops at 7 p.m.
Coming off of a hard few days of fitness training, the Westshore Wolves are rested and ready to host the Peninsula Panthers in Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League action Wednesday, Sept 30. The game starts at 7 p.m. at The Q Centre.
On Friday, Oct. 2, the Wolves travel to Pearkes Recreation Centre to take on the Saanich Braves, with the action starting at 6:30 p.m.
In AAA midget play, the Juan de Fuca Grizzlies Midget Tier 1 hockey team hosts the Tier 2 Campbell River Tyees Saturday, Sept. 26 at 2:30 p.m. at The Q Centre.
The boys of fall are in action this weekend when the Westshore Rebels football team hosts the Okanagan Sun on Saturday, Sept. 26 at 3 p.m. at Westhills Stadium.
At the high school level, the Belmont Bulldogs junior and senior football teams welcome Spectrum High’s Thunder to Goudy Field today (Friday, Sept. 25). The junior game is at 11:30 a.m. and the senior game is at 2:30 p.m.
On the volleyball court, the Belmont senior boys travel to Claremont Wednesday, Sept. 30, taking on the host side, as well as Mount Douglas and Parklands. Royal Bay Ravens is at Pacific Christian School, where the team will also face Oak Bay and Lambrick. Games start at 6 p.m.
On the girls’ side, the Belmont Senior squad travels to Saanich’s Lambrick Park Secondary, Tuesday, Sept. 29, for a 7 p.m. start against the hosts and Oak Bay High School.
In soccer, the schedule was still being finalized, but Royal Bay was scheduled to host Oak Bay in Tier 1 play Tuesday, Sept. 29. Kick-off is at 3:45 p.m. Check www.lowerislandschoolsports.ca to confirm details.
Colin Gall is an athlete, sports fan and Grade 11 student at Mt. Douglas secondary. Send him information about your upcoming West Shore sporting events to firstname.lastname@example.org.