Sports briefs: Villa wins road game; Regals lose to Knights; Tennis facility opens

Villa wins road game
Powell River Villa soccer club picked up three points from a 4-0 win over Cowichan Red Arrow on November 26, but did not move any higher in Vancouver Island Soccer League Division 3A standings. The team remains in third place, five points behind Gorge and Bays United. With two games remaining before the holiday break, Villa has eight wins, two losses and one tie, with 36 goals for and eight against for a goal differential of 28. Jake Kenmuir scored twice against Red Arrow and remains in second place in league scoring with 10 points. Chris Marshman, with his third of the year, and Juan Rubiano, playing his first game for Villa, also scored. Goaltender Mathew Liknes recorded his second shutout of the season. Villa’s next game takes place at home on Sunday, December 3, against Juan de Fuca. Game time is 1:30 pm at Timberlane Park.

Regals lose to Knights
Powell River Regals dropped a 5-2 decision against South Island Knights in Cowichan on November 25; Jarod Sistare and Nico Sansalone scored for Powell River. The senior hockey team had mostly rookies in its lineup for the game, which was part of a four-team West Coast Senior Hockey League schedule. Regals won the first meeting between the two clubs 3-2 at home on November 4. Regals next action takes place Saturday, December 9, at Hap Parker Arena, when the club hosts Kelowna Sparta.

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Tennis facility opens
Powell River Tennis Centre opened at 4320 Joyce Avenue on November 7. The indoor facility features two hard-surface courts. For information about memberships, booking rates, programs and lessons taught by International Tennis Federation-certified instructor Albert Michau from South Africa, go to

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