Ian Holmes

Regulation time wasn't enough as the Bucs/Glacier Kings playoff rivalry renewed
Regulation time wasn't enough as the Bucs/Glacier Kings playoff rivalry renewed Ian Holmes/NanaimoNewsNOW

Dominant goaltending lifts Glacier Kings over Bucs in playoff opener

By Ian Holmes
February 23, 2017 - 11:33pm

NANAIMO — Stellar goaltending was the difference as the Comox Valley Glacier Kings beat the Buccaneers 3-2 in overtime to draw first blood in the VIJHL North Division playoff series Thursday night at the Nanaimo Ice Centre.

BC finance minister Mike de Jong & Nanaimo NDP MLA Leonard Krog have very different views on the budget.
BC finance minister Mike de Jong & Nanaimo NDP MLA Leonard Krog have very different views on the budget. The Canadian Press/Leonard Krog

Nanaimo MLA and Finance Minister spar over budget

By Ian Holmes
February 22, 2017 - 2:52pm Updated: February 22, 2017 - 4:30pm

NANAIMO —B.C.'s finance minister is challenging a comment from Nanaimo NDP MLA Leonard Krog, who argued that the newly announced B.C. budget doesn't help level the playing field between high and low-income earners.

Billy Walters sniped the overtime winner Thursday night as the Bucs prepare for the playoffs.
Billy Walters sniped the overtime winner Thursday night as the Bucs prepare for the playoffs. Ian Holmes/NanaimoNewsNOW

Bucs head into playoffs on a high after silencing Storm 4-3 in double OT

By Ian Holmes
February 21, 2017 - 1:01pm

NANAIMO — It was a sloppy game that resembled a tryout scrimmage, but the Buccaneers (31-16-0-1) found a way to beat their arch nemisis Campbell River Storm (34-12-0-2) 4-3 in overtime at the Ice Centre Thursday night.

Tubber Hockey Tournament action on Friday night at Frank Crane Arena
Tubber Hockey Tournament action on Friday night at Frank Crane Arena Ian Holmes/NanaimoNewsNOW

Huge 500 player hockey tournament underway in Nanaimo

By Ian Holmes
February 18, 2017 - 12:15am

NANAIMO — One of the biggest hockey tournaments in Western Canada has taken over Nanaimo's four ice sheets.

The 36th annual Tubbers Hockey Tournament runs from Friday, Feb 17. to Sunday, Feb. 19., involving 500 players on 36 teams in seven divisions, according to organizer Tim Paugh.

Bucs' coaching staff (L-R) Cam McCarrick, Spencer Rowe, Dan Lemmon & Douglas Langlois
Bucs' coaching staff (L-R) Cam McCarrick, Spencer Rowe, Dan Lemmon & Douglas Langlois Brenda Levesque

Buccaneers' Dan Lemmon named VIJHL Coach of the Year

By Ian Holmes
February 17, 2017 - 3:33pm Updated: February 20, 2017 - 1:46pm

NANAIMO — The Buccaneers have come a long way and so has their head coach.

Dan Lemmon, 30, was named the VIJHL Coach of the Year prior to his Buccaneers (30-15-0-1) defeating the Oceanside Generals 4-2, on Thursday night at the Nanaimo Ice Centre.

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