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About VIU Hockey

VIU Mariners Men's Hockey competes in the BC Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL). The league provides opportunities to compete at a high-calibre level and attracts athletes who wish to earn an education while continuing to play after their minor hockey or junior hockey careers.


As part of the Club Sport Model, student-athletes are required to enroll in classes at VIU and maintain a GPA standard throughout the competitive season.

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Vancouver Island University (VIU) is a public university located in Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada. With origins dating back to 1936, VIU is recognized as a leading undergraduate university on the west coast of Canada. The university offers over 120 programs, including bachelor's and master's degrees, diplomas, and certificates, in fields such as arts, science, education, management, social sciences, and trades. VIU has a diverse student body, with over 18,000 students from Canada and around the world, and a faculty dedicated to providing personalized and engaging learning experiences. The university has also earned a reputation for its commitment to sustainability and community engagement, and offers a wide range of opportunities for students to get involved in research, experiential learning, and community service.

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The VIU Mariners Hockey Association was started in 2017 as a club hockey team for Vancouver Island University. Since then, the Mariners have seen 60+ players play throughout their post-secondary journies. As a not-for-profit, the Mariners have managed to become a staple in the local hockey community, filling up the Nanaimo Ice Centre on Saturday nights in the winter.

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