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Nanaimo's Van Osch wins gold at provincial curling championship

By Dominic Abassi
January 1, 2017 - 1:45pm Updated: January 1, 2017 - 2:29pm

NEW WESTMINSTER — Nanaimo's Marika Van Osch captured a gold medal at the 2017 B.C. Junior Curling Championship Sunday in New Westminster.

Team Brown, featuring Van Osch as the third, capped an undefeated run to the title with a 7-4 win over team Daniels out of the Lower Mainland.

Bucs Head Coach Dan Lemmon
Bucs Head Coach Dan Lemmon

Braves beat Buccaneers 4-2

By Ian Holmes
December 23, 2016 - 8:41am Updated: December 23, 2016 - 11:11am

NANAIMO — The Saanich Braves defeated the Buccanners 4-2 Thursday night at the Nanaimo Ice Centre, halting the Bucs' six-game winning streak.

Brandon Fushimi potted two goals, while Kyle Mace and Dylan McCabe netted the others to lift Saanich (20-9-1-2) past Nanaimo (19-13).

The Bucs celebrate after a 7-3 win in Campbell River Friday night
The Bucs celebrate after a 7-3 win in Campbell River Friday night Photo credit: Brenda Levesque

Bucs blowout host Storm, win 7-3

By Ian Holmes
December 16, 2016 - 11:59pm Updated: December 17, 2016 - 12:41pm

CAMPBELL RIVER — A statement victory for the scorching hot Nanaimo Buccaneers, who soundly defeated the VIJHL North Division leading Campbell River Storm 7-3 at Rod Brind'Amour arena on Friday night.