Sports

Blizzard ready to storm the bases

After a four-year hiatus, the North Island Blizzard baseball club is back in business.

The BC Minor-sanctioned Bantam AAA club is sponsored by the Comox Valley Baseball Association and is a cooperative effort of five associations on the North Island and the Parksville Royals baseball club of the BC Premier Baseball League.

The team plays in a provincial league of 15 teams, with each team playing upwards of 50 games in their season including a full interlock schedule, exhibition and tournament games.  Home games are spread throughout the region to showcase these young players. The geographic challenge is a tough one for all baseball players on the North Island at this advanced level of play.  These regional teams draw players from Port Alberni, Oceanside, Comox Valley, Powell River and Campbell River.

The Blizzard are coached by former junior national team member/Royals alum Ryan Chenard of Campbell River.  He is joined by Lee McKillican and Jared Hendry of Comox and Todd Barnes of Campbell River.  The team got off to a slow start, but have come alive mid-season to post five wins in their last nine games.

 

— North Island Blizzard

 

 

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

PGOSA members inspirational
 
RDN candidates, trustee hopefuls debate in Coombs
 
Riders prep for track nationals with workouts at Colwood velodrome
Preview: Vancouver Canucks face Brodeur - or Schneider - in New Jersey
 
Royals practice and play on Sooke Ice
 
Spartans fall flat in last game of the season
Badminton awards netted out in Alberni
 
Focus key for Barsby team in playoffs
 
Curling playdowns a marathon affair

Community Events, November 2014

Add an Event




Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Nov 20 edition online now. Browse the archives.