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Buccaneers celebrate after erasing a 4-0 deficit to beat the visiting Saanich Braves 6-4 at the Nanaimo Ice Centre Thursday night.
Buccaneers celebrate after erasing a 4-0 deficit to beat the visiting Saanich Braves 6-4 at the Nanaimo Ice Centre Thursday night. Dani Levesque

Incredible Bucs comeback sees Nanaimo beat Braves 6-4

By Ian Holmes
September 28, 2017 - 11:05pm Updated: September 29, 2017 - 3:12pm

NANAIMO — It didn't look like it was going to be the Buccaneers (6-1) night, then the hosts exploded for six goals in just over 22 minutes to hand the visiting Saanich Braves (3-4) a deflating 6-4 loss Thursday night at the Nanaimo Ice Centre.

Dylan Ferguson of Lantzville has signed a contract with the NHL's Vegas Golden Knights.
Dylan Ferguson of Lantzville has signed a contract with the NHL's Vegas Golden Knights. Vegas Golden Knights

Lantzville's Dylan Ferguson signs with Vegas Golden Knights

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
September 28, 2017 - 2:43pm

NANAIMO — Sin City has been kind to a pair of Nanaimo Minor Hockey grads.

The NHL's Las Vegas Golden Knights announced they signed goaltender Dylan Ferguson, 19, to a three-year, entry level contract.

Bernadette Alvarez won a gold and bronze medal at the 2013 International Karate-do Goju-kai Association Global Championships in Mumbai
Bernadette Alvarez won a gold and bronze medal at the 2013 International Karate-do Goju-kai Association Global Championships in Mumbai Kurt Nordli

Large group of Shima Karate students from Nanaimo to attend global championships

By Dan Marshall
September 27, 2017 - 11:10am

NANAIMO — Fifty athletes from the Shima Karate Dojo are heading to Richmond this week to compete against the world's best.
 
The 7th International Karate-do Goju-kai Association Global Championships are being hosted in Canada for the first time.
 

Wyatt Brook lines up a putt at the PACWEST tournament at Morningstar September 23-24
Wyatt Brook lines up a putt at the PACWEST tournament at Morningstar September 23-24 Northfield Photography

Strong showing for host VIU golf team at Morningstar tournament

By Dan Marshall
September 25, 2017 - 10:20pm Updated: September 28, 2017 - 8:44am

PARKSVILLE — Vancouver Island University was the host for the second PACWEST Golf tournament of the season last weekend.

The Mariners men's team finished third in the team competition and VIU posted the top two scores among eligible team players.

Jake Harris scored a power play goal in the final minute on Saturday to earn the Clippers a 3-3 tie with the Wild.
Jake Harris scored a power play goal in the final minute on Saturday to earn the Clippers a 3-3 tie with the Wild. Laura Landry

Clippers score late power play goal to tie Wenatchee 3-3

By Dan Marshall
September 24, 2017 - 2:43pm

CHILLIWACK - A late power play goal earned the Clippers a 3-3 tie with the Wenatchee Wild on Saturday afternoon. 

The point gained saw Nanaimo leave the BCHL Showcase with a share of first place in the Island Division standings.

WEEKEND SCOREBOARD

By Kyle Ireland
September 24, 2017 - 7:10am

NANAIMO — Saturday afternoon the Nanaimo Clippers wrapped up play at the BCHL Showcase in Chilliwack with a 3-3 tie against Wenatchee. The Clippers got goals from Parker Colley, Vincent Millette and Jake Harris who tied the game up in the last minute of regulation time.

Tristan Crozier scored the overtime winner on Friday in a 3-2 victory over the Chiefs
Tristan Crozier scored the overtime winner on Friday in a 3-2 victory over the Chiefs Laura Landry

Clippers Crozier brothers combine for OT winner against Chilliwack

By Dan Marshall
September 23, 2017 - 10:00am

CHILLIWACK - The Clippers are 4-1 after an exciting 3-2 overtime win over the Chiefs on Friday at the BCHL Showcase.  

It was a tooth and nail battle the entire night with both teams committed to a strong defensive game.

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