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BCHL experiments with coach’s challenge, video review during preseason

The junior A league wants video review in place in time for its BCHL Showcase event in Chilliwack

Canada head coach John Herdman, left, and David Junior Hoilett walk off the field after the first half of a CONCACAF Nations League qualifying soccer match against French Guiana in Vancouver, on Sunday March 24, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Canadian men continue climb up world soccer rankings, reaching No. 51

It’s the highest position for the Canadian men in more than a decade

Mill Bay’s Ciaran Breen (back row, second from right) and Matt Percillier (back row, fourth from right) join their teammates at the airport in Victoria before leaving for the Vancouver Sevens this weekend. (Liz McDougall photo)

Mill Bay boys join Canada for World Sevens stops

Matt Percillier and Ciaran Breen on board for stages in Vancouver and Edmonton

Mill Bay’s Ciaran Breen (back row, second from right) and Matt Percillier (back row, fourth from right) join their teammates at the airport in Victoria before leaving for the Vancouver Sevens this weekend. (Liz McDougall photo)
Travis Brown scored both goals for the Cowichan Steelheads in their 2-2 draw with the Fernwood Dragons last Saturday. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Cowichan Steelheads play to draw in masters soccer opener

Local derby coming this Saturday at 6 p.m.

Travis Brown scored both goals for the Cowichan Steelheads in their 2-2 draw with the Fernwood Dragons last Saturday. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Stock photo of a soccer ball and pitch.

Cowichan Cougars extinguish Fire in season opener

Cowichan United plays to tough loss against JDF

Stock photo of a soccer ball and pitch.
Blaze Roberts scored one of Cowichan’s goals against the Highlanders in a 4-2 season-opening loss. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Late errors prove costly for Cowichan FC

Div. 1 team opens soccer season with a loss

Blaze Roberts scored one of Cowichan’s goals against the Highlanders in a 4-2 season-opening loss. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
The midget Cowichan Bulldogs’ offensive line squares off against the Victoria Spartans during their decisive 39-0 win in the Vancouver Mainland Football League last Sunday. (Jen Laver photo)
The midget Cowichan Bulldogs’ offensive line squares off against the Victoria Spartans during their decisive 39-0 win in the Vancouver Mainland Football League last Sunday. (Jen Laver photo)
Islanders forward Jackson Egan gets in the way of a Predators shooter during last Sunday’s VIJHL showdown at Kerry Park Arena. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Kerry Park Islanders open with a loss to Saanich

Lake Cowichan Kraken set to play home opener this Friday

Islanders forward Jackson Egan gets in the way of a Predators shooter during last Sunday’s VIJHL showdown at Kerry Park Arena. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Canada’s Connor Braid (6) runs the ball against Fiji during World Rugby Sevens Series action in Vancouver, B.C., on Saturday, March 9, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ben Nelms

B.C. rugby stalwart Connor Braid retires in wake of Tokyo Olympics

Sevens star also had 26 caps for the Canadian 15s team

Canada’s Connor Braid (6) runs the ball against Fiji during World Rugby Sevens Series action in Vancouver, B.C., on Saturday, March 9, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ben Nelms
The Cowichan Valley Capitals are looking for a new goaltender after Will Gurski has joined the Vancouver Giants following a trade of his WHL rights from the Winnipeg Ice. (Submitted)

Cowichan Capitals looking for new goalie after Gurski heads to Giants

WHL trade caught Caps by surprise with training camp around the corner

The Cowichan Valley Capitals are looking for a new goaltender after Will Gurski has joined the Vancouver Giants following a trade of his WHL rights from the Winnipeg Ice. (Submitted)
Nate Reich in Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. (Paralympic Games handout)

Canada’s Nate Riech earns 1,500 gold in dominant fashion in his Paralympic debut

The 26-year-old from Victoria, an emerging star in Canadian track and field, obliterated the field

Nate Reich in Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. (Paralympic Games handout)
Cincinnati Bengals fans cheer during the first half of an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings, Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Jeff Dean)

Tailgating, face-painted fans back in force at U.S. NFL stadiums

Vaccination rates and mask rules vary across the country

Cincinnati Bengals fans cheer during the first half of an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings, Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Jeff Dean)
Canada back Ben LaSage, left, tries to tackle U.S. center Bryce Campbell during the first half of a Rugby World Cup 2023 qualification pathway match Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021, in Glendale, Colo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, David Zalubowski

Canadian men face longer road to Rugby World Cup after loss to the U.S.

The team that qualifies as Americas 1 has some two years to prepare for France 2023

Canada back Ben LaSage, left, tries to tackle U.S. center Bryce Campbell during the first half of a Rugby World Cup 2023 qualification pathway match Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021, in Glendale, Colo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, David Zalubowski
B.C. Lions quarterback Michael Reilly rushes for a first down during the first half of a CFL football game against the Ottawa Redblacks in Vancouver, on Saturday, September 11, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

B.C. Lions QB Mike Reilly throws 4 TDs in 45-13 blowout win over Redblacks

Leos (3-2) moved into a tie for second place in CFL’s West Division

B.C. Lions quarterback Michael Reilly rushes for a first down during the first half of a CFL football game against the Ottawa Redblacks in Vancouver, on Saturday, September 11, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Black Press reporter Erin Haluschak. (Peter McCully photo)

NFL preview: Black Press football insider Erin Haluschak talks Seahawks and more

Podcast: Discussion includes predicted Super Bowl and MVP winners, fantasy picks

Black Press reporter Erin Haluschak. (Peter McCully photo)
Lake Cowichan Kraken alternate logo

Lake Cowichan Kraken have two more games cancelled

Postponed contests include home opener and visit to Kerry Park

Lake Cowichan Kraken alternate logo
Morningstar Golf Club deals with 250 to 300 geese daily. (PQB News file photo)

6 birds shot after goose poop becomes a foul problem at Parksville golf course

‘Kill to scare’ permit acquired; club deals with 250 to 300 Canada geese daily

Morningstar Golf Club deals with 250 to 300 geese daily. (PQB News file photo)
Cowichan Valley Soccer Association president Bill Keserich and some young friends thank KidSport Cowichan for their support. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

KidSport Cowichan wants to see kids get back in action this fall

Funds are available for young athletes as sports return

Cowichan Valley Soccer Association president Bill Keserich and some young friends thank KidSport Cowichan for their support. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
The Chiefs get the throw to first just in time to retire a hopeful Panthers runner during a round-robin game at the Gord Closson Oldtimers Fall Classic last month. (Kevin Rothbauer/Submitted)

Cowichan’s Closson Classic expands community with new format

Long-running softball tournament adds ortho division to great success

The Chiefs get the throw to first just in time to retire a hopeful Panthers runner during a round-robin game at the Gord Closson Oldtimers Fall Classic last month. (Kevin Rothbauer/Submitted)