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Jeff Shattler last played lacrosse on Vancouver Island for the Victoria Shamrocks in 2016.  He's decided to switch from Shamrock green to the black, red and white of the Senior B Timbermen for 2018
Jeff Shattler last played lacrosse on Vancouver Island for the Victoria Shamrocks in 2016. He's decided to switch from Shamrock green to the black, red and white of the Senior B Timbermen for 2018 NLL (Saskatchewan Rush)

Senior B Timbermen add lacrosse star Jeff Shattler for 2018 season

By Dan Marshall
January 9, 2018 - 12:26pm

NANAIMO — A lacrosse superstar will join the Senior B Timbermen on their quest for a 2018 President's Cup.
 
Jeff Shattler will suit up for host team for a shot at a national title.
 

The BC women's curling champions (L to R) Kesa, Marika, and Kalia Van Osch, and Amy Gibson.  The foursome will represent the Nanaimo Curling Club as Team BC in the Scotties Tournament of Hearts January 27 in Penticton.
The BC women's curling champions (L to R) Kesa, Marika, and Kalia Van Osch, and Amy Gibson. The foursome will represent the Nanaimo Curling Club as Team BC in the Scotties Tournament of Hearts January 27 in Penticton. BC Scotties 2018 (Facebook)

Nanaimo's Van Osch sisters win BC title, earn berth to Scotties Tournament of Hearts

By Dan Marshall
January 8, 2018 - 12:19pm

NANAIMO - The Van Osch sisters are the top women's curling team in the province.
 
Kesa, Kalia, and Marika Van Osch along with teammate Amy Gibson from Victoria, beat Karla Thompson's Kamloops rink 11-4 in Sunday's BC Scotties Tournament of Hearts final.
 

The Pirates 48 game BCPBL schedule will be released in the next week or so.  All three levels of the Pirates organization are in winter training Wednesdays and Saturdays
The Pirates 48 game BCPBL schedule will be released in the next week or so. All three levels of the Pirates organization are in winter training Wednesdays and Saturdays Peter Caljouw

Mid-Island Pirates in winter training for 2018 season

By Dan Marshall
January 5, 2018 - 12:18pm

NANAIMO — The Mid-Island Pirates are well into their winter baseball training program.
 
All three age levels from Bantam to Junior to Senior are heading out to sessions in Nanaimo's Centennial Building or at Chemainus Secondary Wednesdays and Saturdays.
 

The Clippers celebrate during a 5-2 win in Port Alberni.  With the win Nanaimo took sole possession of first place in the BCHL's Island Division.
The Clippers celebrate during a 5-2 win in Port Alberni. With the win Nanaimo took sole possession of first place in the BCHL's Island Division. Gary Dorland

Clippers organization continues to evolve as team takes first place

By Dan Marshall
January 4, 2018 - 10:58am

NANAIMO — The Clippers have moved into first place in the Island Division with an impressive run in December and early January.

The hockey team took over first place with a 5-2 win in Port Alberni Wednesday night in a week filled with changes.

The 2018 midget draft goes Saturday at 2:30 p.m. in Langley with the Timbermen holding the number one pick
The 2018 midget draft goes Saturday at 2:30 p.m. in Langley with the Timbermen holding the number one pick Gary Johansen

Jr. A Timbermen hold number one pick in midget lacrosse draft

By Dan Marshall
January 3, 2018 - 11:40am

NANAIMO — The Junior A Timbermen took small steps to being a better team in 2017.
 
In 2016 the club did not record an on floor win, their 2-19 record was based on two games being won via forfeit.
 

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