News and Announcements
The umpiring clinic that was scheduled for March 6 and 8th in Victoria has been cancelled.
For more information please contact:
Please read the attached bulletin about the shoot out regulations that will be used to decide tie breakers in this year’s playoffs.
MONDAY, Feb. 27th – Patriots vs Lynx I from Jan. 18th 7:00pm
TUESDAY, Feb 28th – Kestrels vs Stellers from Jan. 21st in Duncan.
SATURDAY, Mar. 3rd – Patriots vs Shawnigan in Duncan. at 2:00pm
MONDAY, Mar. 5th – Bluejays vs Cardinals in Victoria at 7:00 pm.
SATURDAY, Mar. 10th – 9:30am Lynx III vs Ravens from Jan. 21st (Pirates having day off).
MONDAY, Mar. 12th – 7:00 pm. Renegades vs Devils from Jan. 21st
TUESDAY, Mar. 13th – 8:00 pm Bluejays vs Sailors from Jan. 21st (TO BE CONFIRMED)
SATURDAY, Mar 17th – Ravens vs Stellers from Feb. 4th in Duncan (TO BE CONFIRMED)
TUESDAY, Mar. ?? – Kestrels vs Stellers from Jan. 28th in Duncan. (TO BE CONFIRMED)
Game not to be played – Swifts vs Demons
The Victoria Junior League is looking for volunteer coaches for the upcoming 2012 Spring league. In particular, coaches are needed for Kindies (Age: K to Gr. 1) and for U10 girls.
The season starts March 31, 2012 and runs for 10 weeks until the middle of June.
If you are interested please contact Kolette Cristiante at firstname.lastname@example.org
by Andy Watson, UVic Vikes Communications
VICTORIA – The University of Victoria will induct two former student-athletes and a new team into the University of Victoria Sports Hall of Fame at a ceremony on April 4 at the Victoria Conference Centre.
The announcement of the 2012 induction class was made during Alumni Week at the University of Victoria.
UVic swimmer Michael Edgson trained and competed with the Vikes varsity team competing against other able-bodied swimmers while experiencing a prolific career as a star Paralympian in the pool. He is one of the most decorated Paralympic athletes in Canadian history with 21 medals, winning a Canadian-best 18 gold medals, setting nine world records over three Paralympic Games (1984, 1988, 1992). Eleven (11) medals were won during his time as a UVic student.
Current Vikes women’s field hockey coach Lynne Beecroft will be inducted into the player’s category to recognize her outstanding career as a player at the interuniversity and national team level. As a star player with UVic from 1975-79, Beecroft was a member of the Vikes first Canada West championship team in her rookie season and went on to represent Canada at the Olympic Games in 1984, earning 58 caps with the Canadian national team.
In the team category, the UVic Vikes 1981-82 women’s basketball squad will be inducted, the first Vikes women’s hoops team to make the UVic Sports Hall of Fame. This team, coached by Kathy Shields, won the CIAU national championship, UVic’s third straight and third in program history, registering a record of 24-1, including a 10-0 undefeated showing on home court. Two players made the CIAU first-team all-star list – Luanne Krawetz (Hebb) and Tracie Sibbald (McAra). Along with Kathy Shields, they are already past members of the UVic Sports Hall of Fame.
Tickets are available for the Vikes Celebration of Champions which includes the Hall of Fame inductions combined with the Vikes annual Athletics Awards to recognize the outstanding achievements of UVic student-athletes over the past year. Tickets are $80 per person (plus HST) and may be purchased online. For more information please contact Janine Prince by phone at (250) 472-4772 or via email.
The deadline to order tickets is Thursday March 29 at 5 p.m.
Michael Edgson, Swimming (Athlete)
- Trained with the Vikes beginning in 1987
- One of the most decorated Paralympian athletes in Canadian history
- Won 18 gold and 3 silver medals, setting 9 World records over 3 Paralympic Games
- Represented Canada at three Paralympics Games (1984, ‘88, ’92)
- Three-time recipient of BC Disabled Athlete of the Year award (1984, ’88, ’90)
- Finalist for the Canadian Athlete of the Year award in 1992
- First Paralympic swimmer to be inducted into Swimming Canada’s Circle of Excellence (2009)
Lynne Beecroft, Field Hockey (Athlete)
- Competed with the Vikes from 1975-79
- Member of UVic’s first Canada West championship team (1975)
- Member of the BC Provincial team from 1975-84, and won Senior National championship in 1980
- 58 caps with the National team (1977-85)
- participated in three World Cups (1978, ’81, ’83) and one Olympic Games (1984)
- helped Canada to a silver medal at the 1983 World Cup in Kuala Lumpur
- has coached the Vikes for 28 years, winning 11 CIS Championships
1981-82 Women’s Basketball Team
- CIAU National Champions (UVic’s 3rd straight/ 3rd overall)
- Canada West Champions
- Regular Season record of 19-1 (24-1 Overall)
- Perfect 10-0 at home
- During the regular season they outscored opponents 1582-974
- Outscored opponents at Nationals by a 96 point margin (223-127)
- Defeated Bishop’s 70-55 in the National Finals
- Placed two players on Canada West 1st team All-Stars (Hebb, McAra)
- Hebb awarded CIAU player of the year, CIAU Tournament MVP, CIAU 1st team All-Canadian
- Team coached by Kathy Shields. Players included Sandy Espeseth, Leslie Kaehn (Godfrey), Shawnee Harle, Luanne Krawetz (Hebb), Sandy Chambers, Janine Prince, Susie Neil, Tracie Sibbald (McAra), Jamie Jones (Mackie), Sue Shaw, Shelley Godfrey
Hall of Fame Class of 2011
Greg Streppel, Swimming
Eric Hinrichsen, Basketball
1970-71 Men’s Rugby Team
Hall of Fame Class of 2010
Laurelee Kopeck, Field Hockey
Tracie McAra (Sibbald), Basketball
Hall of Fame Class of 2009
Kelly Dukeshire, Basketball
Carey Nelson, Cross Country
1983 Men’s Rowing, Varsity Eight
Hall of Fame Class of 2007
Gary Dukelow, Rugby
Robyn Meagher, Cross Country/Track
Deb Whitten, Field Hockey
Hall of Fame Class of 2006
Kirsten Barnes, Rowing
Gerald Kazanowski, Basketball
Luanne Krawetz (Hebb), Basketball
Howard Petch, Builder
1975 Men’s Soccer, Team
Hall of Fame Class of 2005
Rochelle Low, Field Hockey
Robbie Parris, Basketball
Eli Pasquale, Basketball
Pam Rai, Swimming
Mark Wyatt, Rugby
Hall of Fame Class of 2004
Jon Kelly, Swimming
Al Morrow, Rowing
Debbie Scott, Cross Country/Track
1984-85 Women’s Field Hockey, Team
Hall of Fame Class of 2003
Howard Gerwing, Rugby
Nancy Mollenhauer (Charlton), Field Hockey
Derek Porter, Rowing
1979-80 Men’s Basketball, Team
Hall of Fame Class of 2002
Lorne Loomer, Rowing
Wally Milligan, Soccer
Gareth Rees, Rugby
Ken Shields, Basketball
Kathy Shields, Basketball