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Cougars bite Bucs' late in Game 6 to take the series

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
March 23, 2019 - 9:51am Updated: March 24, 2019 - 9:33am

NANAIMO — The season is over for the Nanaimo Buccaneers after a 4-3 loss to the Victoria Cougars last night in Game 6 at the Pirate Ship.

The Bucs' had a 3-2 lead going into the third period but the Cougars scored two unanswered goals in the final frame to seal the win.

The 22 member sprint team from the Nanaimo Canoe/Kayak Club have begun their 2019 training sessions on Long Lake
The 22 member sprint team from the Nanaimo Canoe/Kayak Club have begun their 2019 training sessions on Long Lake Nancy Ford

Spring weather brings paddlers from Nanaimo Canoe/Kayak Club out on Long Lake

By Dan Marshall
March 21, 2019 - 10:00am

NANAIMO – Spring officially arrived this week and local paddlers are already out on Long Lake.

The Nanaimo Canoe/Kayak Club has over 800 people who participate in summer camps and other programs, and the Sprint Youth Racing Team has 22 members who train as many as nine times a week.

The Buccaneers and head coach Curtis Toneff will hope to rebound after a 5-1 setback to the visiting Cougars Sunday night.
The Buccaneers and head coach Curtis Toneff will hope to rebound after a 5-1 setback to the visiting Cougars Sunday night. Ian Holmes/NanaimoNewsNOW

Cougars tie VIJHL semi-final at 2 after 5-1 win

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
March 18, 2019 - 8:48am

NANAIMO — The Buccaneers and Victoria Cougars are now embroiled in a best-of-3 to determine who will advance to the VIJHL final.

The Victoria Cougars recorded a 5-1 victory Sunday night at the Nanaimo Ice Centre to square the best-of-7 league semi-final at 2 games apiece.

The Buccaneers have home ice advantage heading into game 4 of the VIJHL semi final versus the Victoria Cougars. Game time is 7:30 Saturday, March 9 at the Pirate Ship.
The Buccaneers have home ice advantage heading into game 4 of the VIJHL semi final versus the Victoria Cougars. Game time is 7:30 Saturday, March 9 at the Pirate Ship. NanaimoNewsNOW file photo

Cougars claw Bucs to square VIJHL semi-final series at 1

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
March 15, 2019 - 8:49am

ESQUIMALT — A trio of first period Victoria Cougars goals sunk the visiting Nanaimo Buccaneers ship as the VIJHL best-of-7 semi-final is knotted up at one game apiece.

The VIU Mariners spent Wednesday night going over strategy and getting in a final practice before the BCIHL final against Trinity Western
The VIU Mariners spent Wednesday night going over strategy and getting in a final practice before the BCIHL final against Trinity Western

VIU hockey team going for BCIHL championship in second season

By Dan Marshall
March 14, 2019 - 9:03am

NANAIMO – In just its second year in existence the VIU Mariners hockey team is competing for a BCIHL championship.

The Mariners finished the season with a 12-10-2 record, in third place in the league standings.

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