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Victoria Highlanders FC Are No More

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Vancouver Island's highest level of soccer vanished Saturday under a cloud of confusion; details still sparse.

I didn't think there could be any greater Highlanders FC-based heartbreak than their loss in the Final Four. I was wrong.
I didn't think there could be any greater Highlanders FC-based heartbreak than their loss in the Final Four. I was wrong.

My favourite soccer team in the world is dead.

According to a series of tweets in advance of CTV Vancouver Island's Saturday newscast, the Victoria Highlanders FC ceased operations effective January 31st. Here's what we know so far:

Despite this news that left me somewhat of an emotional wreck on an otherwise fine Saturday evening, I cling to this tiny shred of optimism:

I'll add any information I can find to this article as soon as I have it. In the meantime, for a more eloquent eulogy than  I could muster at this time, please read former Eighty Six Forever editor-in-chief Ben Massey's post at Maple Leaf Forever.