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Cowichan’s Jenna Bugden takes a pass from Laura Russell before running in to score in a jamboree game against Nanaimo last Saturday. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Cowichan’s Jenna Bugden takes a pass from Laura Russell before running in to score in a jamboree game against Nanaimo last Saturday. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Peewee Bulldogs running back Brolin Hastings became the first player to score points against the Westshore Warriors this season when he had a touchdown at McAdam Park last Saturday. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Bantam Cowichan Bulldogs survive soggy Saturday in Comox

Peewees play to a close loss against Westshore at home

Peewee Bulldogs running back Brolin Hastings became the first player to score points against the Westshore Warriors this season when he had a touchdown at McAdam Park last Saturday. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
The Cowichan 49ers’ Todd Vass takes the ball up the wing against Fernwood during last Saturday’s game at the Sherman Road turf. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Cowichan 49ers edge Fernwood, Steelheads fall to UVic

Keeper Achurch is perfect as Niners stay atop table

The Cowichan 49ers’ Todd Vass takes the ball up the wing against Fernwood during last Saturday’s game at the Sherman Road turf. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Raymond Sam scored one of Cowichan Oak FC’s three goals in a 5-3 loss to the Saanich Fusion Matadors at the Sherman Road turf last Friday night. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Raymond Sam scored one of Cowichan Oak FC’s three goals in a 5-3 loss to the Saanich Fusion Matadors at the Sherman Road turf last Friday night. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
A close-up shot of the Cowichan Valley Capitals’ retro-inspired jersey — celebrating the BCHL’s 60th anniversary — as worn on Oct. 16, 2021 by defenceman Ian Kern. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

‘Terrible’ second periods haunting Cowichan Valley Capitals

BCHL club still looking for first win of 2021-22

A close-up shot of the Cowichan Valley Capitals’ retro-inspired jersey — celebrating the BCHL’s 60th anniversary — as worn on Oct. 16, 2021 by defenceman Ian Kern. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Kerry Park defenceman Joel Elsaesser hunts down the puck in front of Dryden DeMelo’s crease during the Isles’ 4-2 win over the Victoria Cougars last Saturday. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Kerry Park Islanders get back to .500 in VIJHL

Weekend wins include second loss of the year for Victoria Cougars

Kerry Park defenceman Joel Elsaesser hunts down the puck in front of Dryden DeMelo’s crease during the Isles’ 4-2 win over the Victoria Cougars last Saturday. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Cowichan Piggies forward Myles Vaneeuwen powers ahead during Cowichan’s win over Port Alberni at the Herd Road pitch last Saturday. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Cowichan Piggies power past Port Alberni in season opener

Bruce Moss and Louis Gudmundseth score two tries apiece

Cowichan Piggies forward Myles Vaneeuwen powers ahead during Cowichan’s win over Port Alberni at the Herd Road pitch last Saturday. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Lake Cowichan Kraken forward Julian Rutland — the overtime hero against Port Alberni on Saturday — slips past a Comox Valley Glacier Kings defender during his team’s 5-1 win at the Cowichan Lake Sports Arena last Friday. (Kevin Rothbauer/Gazette)

Two more wins, in different ways, for Lake Cowichan Kraken

Four wins in two weekends for first-year club

Lake Cowichan Kraken forward Julian Rutland — the overtime hero against Port Alberni on Saturday — slips past a Comox Valley Glacier Kings defender during his team’s 5-1 win at the Cowichan Lake Sports Arena last Friday. (Kevin Rothbauer/Gazette)
Two-time Olympic wrestler Danielle Lappage shows off some moves, using Cowichan Valley Wrestling Club as her guinea pig, after speaking to students at Queen Margaret’s School on Oct. 8. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Olympic wrestler talks perseverance with Cowichan Valley students

Danielle Lappage overcame injuries and disappointment over her remarkable career

Two-time Olympic wrestler Danielle Lappage shows off some moves, using Cowichan Valley Wrestling Club as her guinea pig, after speaking to students at Queen Margaret’s School on Oct. 8. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Cowichan Secondary’s Hannah Doman gets off a pass ahead of Shawnigan’s Ashley Mak during the teams’ meeting at the John Ferreira Memorial Tournament earlier this month. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Cowichan Secondary T-Birds finish second at Ferreira Tournament

CSS Second team wins development division

Cowichan Secondary’s Hannah Doman gets off a pass ahead of Shawnigan’s Ashley Mak during the teams’ meeting at the John Ferreira Memorial Tournament earlier this month. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Cowichan Valley Capitals forward Matt Crasa (24) and defenceman Dimitri Mikrogiannakis (4) celebrate a goal during the 2020 BCHL playoffs. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Former Cowichan Capital Matt Crasa named Hockey East Player of the Week

Forward scored four points in first to NCAA games

Cowichan Valley Capitals forward Matt Crasa (24) and defenceman Dimitri Mikrogiannakis (4) celebrate a goal during the 2020 BCHL playoffs. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Arjun Bawa had three assists in his BCHL debut with the Cowichan Valley Capitals last Saturday. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Arjun Bawa, son of Duncan product Robin, has stellar debut with Caps

Younger Bawa following in steps of NHLer and BC Sports Hall of Famer

Arjun Bawa had three assists in his BCHL debut with the Cowichan Valley Capitals last Saturday. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Cowichan’s Dana Thorne has been named to the board of directors for Rowing Canada. (Rowing Canada Aviron)

Cowichan’s Dana Thorne named to Rowing Canada board of directors

Rowing Canada continuing process of moving to Cowichan Valley

Cowichan’s Dana Thorne has been named to the board of directors for Rowing Canada. (Rowing Canada Aviron)
Peewee Bulldogs quarterback Gus Steeves leaps over a Nanaimo Seahawks player during a game at McAdam Park on Saturday, Oct. 2. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Road success for Cowichan Bulldogs

Three of four teams come home with wins on Thanksgiving weekend

Peewee Bulldogs quarterback Gus Steeves leaps over a Nanaimo Seahawks player during a game at McAdam Park on Saturday, Oct. 2. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Participants in the Oct. 9 parkrun make their way through the campus of Shawnigan Lake School. (Celine Xi photo)

Shawnigan Hills parkrun report for Oct. 9

14-year-old Hayden Jones becomes youngest winner to date

Participants in the Oct. 9 parkrun make their way through the campus of Shawnigan Lake School. (Celine Xi photo)
Jordan De Graaf celebrates his third goal of the game in Cowichan LMG’s 4-1 win over Comox Valley United last Saturday night. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

De Graaf leads Cowichan LMG to win over Comox United

Back after five years, De Graaf makes up for lost time

Jordan De Graaf celebrates his third goal of the game in Cowichan LMG’s 4-1 win over Comox Valley United last Saturday night. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
The Cowichan Valley Capitals tweeted these teasers for their retro jerseys. (twitter.com/cowichancaps)

Cowichan Capitals set to go back to the ’80s this Saturday

Caps host BCHL’s first retro night as part of 60th anniversary celebrations

The Cowichan Valley Capitals tweeted these teasers for their retro jerseys. (twitter.com/cowichancaps)
Neall (Rocket) Rowlings separates a UVic Alumni player from the ball during a 49ers game at the Sherman Road turf earlier this season. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Cowichan 49ers move to the top of masters soccer table

Steelheads pick up first win of the season

Neall (Rocket) Rowlings separates a UVic Alumni player from the ball during a 49ers game at the Sherman Road turf earlier this season. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Team captain Donovan Griffin scored the decisive goal in the Kraken’s first-ever overtime win and road victory against the Oceanside Generals last Saturday. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Lake Cowichan Kraken make history with first wins

Home win Friday followed by overtime road victory Saturday

Team captain Donovan Griffin scored the decisive goal in the Kraken’s first-ever overtime win and road victory against the Oceanside Generals last Saturday. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Kerry Park’s Matthias Raschdorf battles with a Westshore player during the Islanders’ loss to the Wolves at Kerry Park Arena last Saturday night. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Kerry Park Islanders drop two against South Division rivals

Despite losses, Isles still close in cramped division standings

Kerry Park’s Matthias Raschdorf battles with a Westshore player during the Islanders’ loss to the Wolves at Kerry Park Arena last Saturday night. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)