The Minnesota Twins are hunting for another B.C. baseball star like Justin Morneau, and theyve acquired the services of Victorias Gautam Srivastava to help them in their goal.
Srivastava, the general manager of the Victoria Eagles of the B.C. Premier Baseball League, was this week named a regional scout for the American League club. Srivastava will work under the Twins Canadian scout, Mark Wilson. Srivastavas duties will include tracking players both potential draft picks and current prospects on the Island and in Vancouver.
The B.C. Premier League has graduated numerous big-name players into the ranks of Major League Baseball, and the Twins are convinced having one of their scouts based in B.C. gives them a leg up in identifying local talent, Srivastava said in a statement.
Rowing honours for UVic women
The University of Victoria Vikes rowing teams were in fine form at last weekends Head of the Gorge and Head of the Elk competitions as they geared up for this weekends Canadian University Rowing Championships in Vancouver.
The Vikes womens eight team won the gold medal at the Head of the Gorge, edging out UBC, while the mens eight squad was narrowly beaten by UBC. UVics mens varsity pairs team also won gold, as did UVics Antje von Seydlitz in womens singles.
Hockey midgets hit the road
The South Island Royals continued their lengthy B.C. Major Midget Hockey League road trip last weekend, picking up a point on the mainland against the Vancouver North East Chiefs.
The Royals dropped the opener Saturday against the Chiefs by a 6-2 score, but South Island bounced back to earn a 4-4 tie Sunday.
Getting the Royals goals on Sunday were Cole Pickup, Garrett Stankoven and Jack Rachwalski with a pair.
The Royals record now sits at 3-6-3, while the Chiefs improved to 7-3-2.
Next up for the Royals is a trip to Trail this weekend to face the Kootenay Ice
Vikes to offer coaching clinic
The University of Victoria Vikes womens soccer team is hosting the CIS national championship next week, but the activities wont just be focused on the field.
The Vikes are bringing in Canadas top womens soccer coach to help pass along some tips to prospective coaches on the Island.
John Herdman, who guided Canadas senior national womens team to a bronze medal at the London Olympics last summer, will be hosting a Coaches Corner session on Nov. 11 from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m., before the bronze- and gold-medal games.
The session is open to anyone on the Island and costs $10.
For registration information, go to govikesgo.com/ciswsoc.
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