In the Community


This Thursday is “Department of National Defence Night.”

In recognition of Remembrance Day, all military personnel who show up to Thursday night’s game with valid military identification will be admitted free of charge.

The Victoria Cougars (15-4-1-0) will be taking on the Kerry Park Islanders (10-9-1-0) that night.

Game time at the Archie Browning Sports Centre, located at 1151 Esquimalt Road, is 7:00 p.m.

Doors open one hour prior to game time.


Each year, roughly 37,000 people in Canada die as a result of smoking tobacco.

To help put a stop to this staggering statistic, several members from your Victoria Cougars went to Cordova Bay Elementary School this past week to let students there know that chewing or smoking tobacco is unhealthy.

Again, the Victoria Cougars and Island Health have teamed up to promote healthy lifestyles.

“As role models to these kids, it is important that we take the time to educate them and show them how tobacco and sports do not mix,” Cougars associate coach Suneil Karod said.

The visits were split into two days with a total of five classes attended to.

On hand were Kameron Fink, Cody Hodges, Dom Kolbeins, Austin Wilk, Anthony Ciurro, Carlos Grouchy, Taylor Leger, Greg Maggio, and Mitch Moloney.

In addition to the presentations, players and students got to play some indoor soccer as well.

If you would like to have the Victoria Cougars come to your school, please contact Suneil Karod at .


It was back to school for some members of your Victoria Cougars.

Ryan Carson, Kameron Fink, Kurtis Gamble, Cody Hodges, John Kretzschmar, Lane Vandewetering, and Austin Wilk were at Cordova Bay Elementary School this morning to take part in their annual Terry Fox Run.

Players, students, and teachers ran a total of 1.5 kilometres which spanned from the school to Cordova Bay Park and back.

Cordova Bay Elementary School is hoping to collect a loonie or a toonie from each child with the goal of raising over five hundred dollars.

Donations run until next Friday.

The Victoria Cougars would like to thank Mrs. Kinshella for inviting our players to participate in this worthwhile cause.

Look for your Victoria Cougars at other community events in the not too distant future.


It was a good time had by all this past week.

Several members from your Victoria Cougars celebrated “Kick off to the Ice Season” at the revitalized Archie Browning Sports Centre yesterday by mingling and playing street hockey with the youngsters.

The A.B.S.C. had an “open house” from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. to not only show off its new digs but to also inform the public about all its winter activities it has to offer.

There was also a FREE skate that was sponsored by Coast Capital Savings from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Then last Monday, several members from your Cougars were at the Esquimalt Recreation Centre for the annual Tour de Rock Spin-a-thon fundraiser.  The players pedalled on stationary bicycles to help raise funds for the Canadian Cancer Society.

Look for your Cougars at other community events in the not too distant future.