The Oceanside Generals Annual Teddy Bear Toss will take place Dec 7 in their VIJHL game versus the Victoria Cougars at Oceanside Place at 7 p.m. (File photo)

Teddy Bear Toss time as Generals host Victoria Cougars

Bring a stuffed bruin to game Dec. 7 at Oceanside Place

The Quality Foods Oceanside Generals are back home on Saturday (Dec. 7) to host the Victoria Cougars at 7 p.m.

In Saturday’s home game, the annual Teddy Bear Toss will be held.

Fans are encouraged to bring stuffed toys. When the Generals score their first goal of the game, fans can throw the stuffed toys on the ice.

They will be gathered and donated to local organizations.

Also bring a non-perishable food item and get a chance to win a $50 Quality Foods gift card.

The Generals currently lead the North Island Division with 20 wins and five losses.

Whalers open hoops season with 64-45 win over Wolves

High school basketball season has begun.

Ballenas Whalers boys team opened their North Vancouver Island AAA hoop season on the road in Campbell River where they took on the Timberline Wolves on Dec. 3.

Jayden Hafner, who netted a game high 26 points, led the Whalers to a 64-45 win. David Simons chipped in 13 points.

The Whalers will travel to Port Alberni next, Dec. 10 to face the Alberni Armada.

Kondors rally falls short against Highland Raiders

The Kwalikum Kondors had a tough season opener as they suffered a 57-52 loss to Highland Raiders in AA high school boys basketball league game at home.

The Kondors had to overcome a 12-0 Raiders start and kept the game close in the fourth quarter but just fell short in the end.

Braeden Leary led the Kondors scoring with 21 points with Yianni Giakoumakis contributing 11 points and Jon Chmilar had nine points.

The Kondors will host Brooks Thunderbirds Dec. 10 at KSS gym at 4 p.m.

Nanaimo quartet bags Bob Hawkes Memorial Trophy

The 2019 Thrifty Foods Parksville Men’s Bonspiel was held Nov. 29 to Dec. 1.

Bringing home the Bob Hawkes Memorial Trophy as overall champion was the Nanaimo quartet led by skip Wes Craig. Coming in second was Kyle Sedola’s crew from Parksville.

B Flight winner was the Parksville team led by Rick Dunn with the Kwalikum Kondors skipped by Isaac Brightland finishing second.

C Flight winners were Doug Muir’s quartet from Esquimalt and Team Oryst Myroniuk from Parksville placing second.

D Flight was won by Carey Sulz’s team from Parksville with Tom Freeman of Parksville finishing in second place.

— NEWS Staff

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