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The VIU Mariners volleyball teams are already off to a 2-0 start.  The men and women play their home openers Friday at the VIU gym.
The VIU Mariners volleyball teams are already off to a 2-0 start. The men and women play their home openers Friday at the VIU gym. Northfield Photography

Home opening weekend for VIU volleyball includes banner raising for 2018 national champs

By Dan Marshall
October 19, 2018 - 12:01am

NANAIMO — It will be a night of celebration and a night of anticipation for the VIU Mariners volleyball teams.

The home opening matches for the women’s and men’s teams will be played against Columbia Bible College on Friday night.

The VI Raiders conclude the regular season against the Valley Huskers Saturday afternoon at Caledonia Park. The team made off field news as well with six BCFC All Star selections and an induction into the BC Football Hall of Fame.
The VI Raiders conclude the regular season against the Valley Huskers Saturday afternoon at Caledonia Park. The team made off field news as well with six BCFC All Star selections and an induction into the BC Football Hall of Fame. VI Raiders (facebook)

VI Raiders have one more test before BCFC playoffs

By Dan Marshall
October 11, 2018 - 8:31pm

NANAIMO – There's one more regular season game for the VI Raiders before the start of the Cullen Cup playoffs. 

This weekend the Raiders host the Valley Huskers with playoff positioning still up for grabs.

Marie Armstrong

Buccaneers week in review

By Larenzo Jensen
October 7, 2018 - 6:15pm

NANAIMO -- The Nanaimo Buccaneers were unable to make up any ground on two key opponents this past week in the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League. 

They were, however, able to secure a win Thursday, September 27th against the Peninsula Panthers, in a double overtime thriller.

VIU golfers Victoria Ross and Wyatt Brook spend some time at the driving range at Nanaimo Golf Club in advance of the PACWEST provincials Oct. 5-7
VIU golfers Victoria Ross and Wyatt Brook spend some time at the driving range at Nanaimo Golf Club in advance of the PACWEST provincials Oct. 5-7

VIU hosts PACWEST provincial golf tournament

By Dan Marshall
October 4, 2018 - 11:59pm

NANAIMO — The very short PACWEST golf season comes to an end this weekend with the VIU Mariners hosting the provincial championship.
 
The tournament at the Nanaimo Golf Club which runs Friday to Sunday will have 36 competitors in the field.
 

Alyssa MacDonald (L), Cassandra Beutler (C), and Rhys Winchell are three of the Nanaimo players who will suit up for the Vancouver Island Seals this season
Alyssa MacDonald (L), Cassandra Beutler (C), and Rhys Winchell are three of the Nanaimo players who will suit up for the Vancouver Island Seals this season

Nanaimo athletes play significant role on Vancouver Island Seals hockey team

By Dan Marshall
September 30, 2018 - 1:54pm

NANAIMO — Local hockey fans know what’s happening with the Clippers and Buccaneers, and they may even follow the VIU Mariners or the North Island Silvertips.

But not a lot of people know about the top level female team - the Vancouver Island Seals.  

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