The VIU Mariners men’s soccer team won the CCAA nationals last weekend at home.

Host VIU wins national soccer championship

Comox Valley products Jeff Travis and and Jordan De Graaf were part of the VIU Mariners men’s soccer team that won the 2017 CCAA nationals last weekend on their home turf. Travis captained the team and De Graaf was named a tournament all-star.

On a rain soaked night in Nanaimo, the Mariners used an early first half goal and hung on for a 1-0 win over the Douglas Royals.

For just the second time in CCAA history, two teams from the same conference played for gold. It was a solid game between two conference rivals for the full 90 minutes. Stefan Cukovic capitalized on a miscue by the Royals back line as he chipped one over the outstretched hands of Ryo Mizuno to take the lead.

David Turkstra made two key saves in the first half, punching away a couple of crosses from being dangerous chances. Then it was time for the defence to shut it down.

There weren’t too many opportunities created by the Royals in the second half, as Travis and Ryan McCurdy cleared balls off the line.

VIU entered the championships on a host berth after a disappointing fourth-place result at the PACWEST championships, which the Royals won.

Just Posted

Peru authorities order arrest of two suspects in Vancouver Island man’s killing

Peru’s attorney general has ordered the arrest of two suspects in the… Continue reading

UPDATED: Comox Valley man killed in Peru

A Canadian man killed in Peru has been identified by the Peruvian… Continue reading

Big Read: locked out of the woods

Vancouver Islanders struggle to balance back country public access with private land protection

Celebrate Youth Week at The LINC

Special week features hockey tourney, skate jam

Toronto van attack suspect faces 10 counts of first-degree murder

The suspect in the Toronto van attack that killed 10 people and injured 15 others on Monday is a 25-year-old man named Alek Minassian

Doctor sees healing power in psychedelic plant as Peru investigates death of B.C. man

Peru’s attorney general has ordered the arrest of two suspects in the killing of 41-year-old Sebastian Woodroffe

Toronto police officer ‘gave himself the space and time’ in van attack

Footage shows officer standing up, turning off his siren and talking clearly to the suspect

$1.18 to $1.58 a litre: Are you paying the most for gas in B.C.?

Gas prices across B.C. vary, with lowest in Vernon and highest in – you guessed it – Metro Vancouver

Inquest set 10 years after B.C. woman shot, left to die

Lisa Dudley, and her partner, Guthrie McKay were shot in their Mission home in September 2008

B.C. hockey team to retire Humboldt Bronco victim’s number

BCHL’s Surrey Eagles to retire Jaxon Joseph’s No. 10 in light of bus tragedy

B.C. Hells Angels invited to rally by anti-SOGI organizer

The Culture Guard group has helped Hells Angels in the past, said its executive director.

B.C. bill aims to keep Indigenous kids in communities, out of care

Changes to Child, Family and Community Service Act could connect MCFD, Indigenous communities

Condo contract rules target B.C. property flippers

Regulations to prevent property transfer tax evasion

Most Read