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Brianna Miller kicks the conversion against Italy at Starlight Stadium on July 24. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

Canadian women’s rugby team wins 34-24 versus Italy

First time women’s 15’s have played at home in 7 years

The 2022 Port Hardy Reigns Girls Club Volleyball Team. (Sandy Grenier photo)

Port Hardy Reigns Girls Volleyball team makes enthusiastic return to the court

The Port Hardy Reigns were able to travel to several tournaments to compete

Galen Rupp, of the United States, and Cam Levins of Canada (right) compete during the men’s marathon at the World Athletics Championships Sunday, July 17, 2022, in Eugene, Ore. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Patrick Smith/Pool Photo via AP

B.C. marathoner Cam Levins finishes historic 4th at world championships

Black Creek-born runner beat his previous Canadian record by about 2 minutes

Galen Rupp, of the United States, and Cam Levins of Canada (right) compete during the men’s marathon at the World Athletics Championships Sunday, July 17, 2022, in Eugene, Ore. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Patrick Smith/Pool Photo via AP
Mia and Summer Lambert. (Photo credit Heather Wade)
Mia and Summer Lambert. (Photo credit Heather Wade)
Longtime B.C. sports media personality Bob Marjanovich will present his podcasts via Black Press media. (Submitted art)
Longtime B.C. sports media personality Bob Marjanovich will present his podcasts via Black Press media. (Submitted art)
Port McNeill U12 Girls. (Submitted photo)

Port Hardy’s Aftershock soccer tourney makes triumphant return to the pitch

The Aftershock youth soccer tournament made a triumphant return to Port Hardy…

Port McNeill U12 Girls. (Submitted photo)
Emilie Poulin celebrates after a successful powerlift at the 2022 Invictus Games. Photo by Lyndon Goveas, Canadian Forces Morale and Welfare Services

Vancouver Island veterans enjoy experience of a lifetime at Invictus Games

Comox 19 Wing members Cpl. Emilie Poulin, chief warrant officer (retired) Rock…

Emilie Poulin celebrates after a successful powerlift at the 2022 Invictus Games. Photo by Lyndon Goveas, Canadian Forces Morale and Welfare Services
BCHL

BCHL adopts franchise scorecard at AGM

The scorecard will measure the strengths and weaknesses of each team, so improvements can be made

BCHL
Port McNeill Whalers logo

Port McNeill Minor Hockey’s AGM aims to help grow the sport locally

The AGM is being held May 12 at 6:00 p.m. at the Chilton Regional Arena in Port McNeill

Port McNeill Whalers logo
Port McNeill local Thomas Symons throws an axe during the 2019 Logger Sports competition in Port McNeill. (Submitted photo)

Logger Sports returns to the North Island on June 4 in Port McNeill

High-profile local competitors will include the talented Ally Briscoe and Thomas Symons

Port McNeill local Thomas Symons throws an axe during the 2019 Logger Sports competition in Port McNeill. (Submitted photo)
Port Hardy Minor Hockey logo

Port Hardy Minor Hockey thanks director of recreation for an excellent season

Port Hardy Minor Hockey had six full teams on the ice for the first time in years

Port Hardy Minor Hockey logo
Opening night puck drop. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)

U18 North Island Eagles finish 2-2 at Tier 3 BC Championship held in Port Hardy

The Eagles’ coaches said they would like to thank all of the fans of the North Island

Opening night puck drop. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)
Nanaimo United players celebrate a goal in the 118th minute of the Jackson Cup final against Bays United in Langford on Saturday, March 26. (Vancouver Island Soccer League image)
Nanaimo United players celebrate a goal in the 118th minute of the Jackson Cup final against Bays United in Langford on Saturday, March 26. (Vancouver Island Soccer League image)
Some Williams Lake U11 hockey players enjoyed a game wearing NHL jerseys at the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex. Back row from left, Callum Peterson - Dallas, Kalen Surette - Vegas, Mike Palmantier - Seattle, Kloey Spence - Vancouver, Tryan Rivet - Pittsburgh, Gavin Francis - Carolina, Cole Olsen - Nashville, Henry Larsson-Allan - Philadelphia, third= row from left, Deklan Fraser - Calgary, Landon Galisky - Buffalo, Matthew Boyd-Gilbert - Detroit, Easton Neuner - St. Louis, Jackson Sache - Anaheim, Flynn Kinley - Edmonton, Lane Judd - Winnipeg, second row from left, Carter McLennan - Arizona, Luc Harrison - Columbus, Sophie Johnson - New Jersey, Jayda Frizzi - New York Islanders, Parker Cook - Colorado, front row from left Zion Campbell - Toronto and Wade Hansen - Montreal. (Clay Palmantier photo)

22 NHL jerseys = fun game on ice

Williams Lake hockey dad Clay Palmantier organized the event

Some Williams Lake U11 hockey players enjoyed a game wearing NHL jerseys at the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex. Back row from left, Callum Peterson - Dallas, Kalen Surette - Vegas, Mike Palmantier - Seattle, Kloey Spence - Vancouver, Tryan Rivet - Pittsburgh, Gavin Francis - Carolina, Cole Olsen - Nashville, Henry Larsson-Allan - Philadelphia, third= row from left, Deklan Fraser - Calgary, Landon Galisky - Buffalo, Matthew Boyd-Gilbert - Detroit, Easton Neuner - St. Louis, Jackson Sache - Anaheim, Flynn Kinley - Edmonton, Lane Judd - Winnipeg, second row from left, Carter McLennan - Arizona, Luc Harrison - Columbus, Sophie Johnson - New Jersey, Jayda Frizzi - New York Islanders, Parker Cook - Colorado, front row from left Zion Campbell - Toronto and Wade Hansen - Montreal. (Clay Palmantier photo)
The helmets purchased by Ryan Minihan. (Ryan Minihan photo)

North Island youth football league starting up in April

Ryan Minihan has turned Cheslakees Elementary School’s old soccer pitch into a football field

The helmets purchased by Ryan Minihan. (Ryan Minihan photo)
The U18 Tier 3 BC Championship

Full schedule released for U18 Tier 3 BC Championship tournament

Port Hardy is hosting the U18 BC Championship tournament this year

The U18 Tier 3 BC Championship
Adam Kingsmill, far right, celebrates the opening of the 2022 Paralympic Games with Canadian teammates in Beijing, China. (Facebook photo)

Northwest B.C. Paralympic hockey player takes to the ice in Beijing tonight

The opening hockey game of the 2022 Paralympics features rematch of 2018 gold medal final with USA

Adam Kingsmill, far right, celebrates the opening of the 2022 Paralympic Games with Canadian teammates in Beijing, China. (Facebook photo)
Ava Ference, a current student at Shawnigan Lake School, has earned RBC Future Olympian funding and multiple-year commitments from Rugby Canada as a result of the talent she displayed in basic testing. (Submitted by RBC Training Ground)

Vancouver Island athletes unearthed by RBC Training Ground

Rugby players now on the national program fast track

Ava Ference, a current student at Shawnigan Lake School, has earned RBC Future Olympian funding and multiple-year commitments from Rugby Canada as a result of the talent she displayed in basic testing. (Submitted by RBC Training Ground)
Port Hardy U11 Hawks with coaches Jordan Nicholson and Brad Tolmie, and mentor Isaiah Therrien. (Submitted photo)

Port Hardy Minor Hockey hosts first tournament of 2022

The U11 Port Hardy Atom Hawks hosted a home tournament Feb. 18-20…

Port Hardy U11 Hawks with coaches Jordan Nicholson and Brad Tolmie, and mentor Isaiah Therrien. (Submitted photo)