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Triple gold medalist Dwayne Johnston (centre)
Triple gold medalist Dwayne Johnston (centre) Photo Credit - Rob Biernacki

Nanaimo based Island Top Team wins 11 medals at Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu event in Vancouver

By Dan Marshall
December 13, 2016 - 11:01am Updated: December 13, 2016 - 12:54pm

VANCOUVER — Island Top Team had a strong showing in the final Canadian Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation event of the year on Saturday.

The Nanaimo based martial arts club came back with seven gold medals and four silvers from the Vancouver International Open.

Photo Credit - Gary Dorland

Clippers drop fourth straight against the Grizzlies with 5-2 setback

By Dan Marshall
December 12, 2016 - 10:35am Updated: December 12, 2016 - 11:06am

VICTORIA — It's been a struggle for the Clippers against their division rivals from Victoria this year.

Nanaimo is 0-4 after a 5-2 setback on Sunday afternoon at the Q Centre. The Clippers had leads of 1-0 and 2-1 but the Grizzlies took over the game in the second half.