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The U18 Cohort Cup runs from Oct. 16 to Dec. 2 at the Abbotsford Centre. U16 and U15 tournaments kick off earlier in October. (Twitter photo)

Cohort Cup hockey tournament coming to Abbotsford

Abbotsford Centre hosting minor hockey event for U18, U16 and U15 talents

The U18 Cohort Cup runs from Oct. 16 to Dec. 2 at the Abbotsford Centre. U16 and U15 tournaments kick off earlier in October. (Twitter photo)
The 2020 Canada West Golf Championships have been cancelled due to COVID-19 travel restrictions.

Canada West Golf Championships cancelled due to COVID-19 travel restrictions

UBC, UBC-O, UFV and UVic athletes will not hit the links this year, Kelowna was set to host

The 2020 Canada West Golf Championships have been cancelled due to COVID-19 travel restrictions.
Craig Dalrymple has joined the Ridge Meadows Soccer Club as their new sporting director. (Ronan O’Doherty/ THE NEWS)

Ridge Meadows Soccer welcomes former Whitecaps coach to club

Craig Dalrymple will join organization as new sporting director

Craig Dalrymple has joined the Ridge Meadows Soccer Club as their new sporting director. (Ronan O’Doherty/ THE NEWS)
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Injured Humboldt Broncos players back to physio after COVID-19 lockdown
Canucks say Vancouver won't be NHL hub city
B.C. premier says PM has proposal making Vancouver hub city for NHL in Western Canada
A peewee game at Planet Ice in Maple Ridge a few years back, on one of the two sheets requiring repair. (Black Press Media files)

Problems delay opening of sheets at Planet Ice Maple Ridge

Getting hold of parts, making repairs mean rinks won’t be available until January: facilities manager

A peewee game at Planet Ice in Maple Ridge a few years back, on one of the two sheets requiring repair. (Black Press Media files)
Abbotsford’s Chase Claypool makes his NFL debut on Monday Night Football on Sept. 14. (Pittsburgh Steelers Twitter picture)

Abbotsford’s Chase Claypool making NFL debut on Monday Night Football

Abby Senior grad suiting up with the Pittsburgh Steelers to take on New York Giants in Big Apple

Abbotsford’s Chase Claypool makes his NFL debut on Monday Night Football on Sept. 14. (Pittsburgh Steelers Twitter picture)
Canadian international centre Guiseppe Du Toit is joining Trinity Western University’s men’s and women’s rugby programs as a backs coach, starting this fall. (TWU image)
Canadian international centre Guiseppe Du Toit is joining Trinity Western University’s men’s and women’s rugby programs as a backs coach, starting this fall. (TWU image)
Canadian women’s soccer goal keeper Karina Chenelle LeBlanc is seen during a training session in Vancouver, B.C. Wednesday, April 21, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Karina LeBlanc Game Changer award nominations now open

Awards for young people who create chances for under-represented youth to participate in sport

Canadian women’s soccer goal keeper Karina Chenelle LeBlanc is seen during a training session in Vancouver, B.C. Wednesday, April 21, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Jim Baxter, with the Haney Neptunes Aquatic Club, at potential site of an outdoor pool, beside Thomas Haney secondary in 2017. (Phil Melnychuk/THE NEWS)

Haney Neptunes president still fighting for better outdoor pool

Maple Ridge - Pitt Meadows summer swim club currently practising in 23-metre Hammond outdoor pool

  • Jul 28, 2020
Jim Baxter, with the Haney Neptunes Aquatic Club, at potential site of an outdoor pool, beside Thomas Haney secondary in 2017. (Phil Melnychuk/THE NEWS)
The B.C. Hockey League has announced it plans to start its 2020-21 regular season Dec. 1, though teams can start training camps in early September. (Black Press file photos)

BCHL teams can start training in September for first league games in December

B.C. Hockey League announces Dec. 1 start date for 2020-21 season

The B.C. Hockey League has announced it plans to start its 2020-21 regular season Dec. 1, though teams can start training camps in early September. (Black Press file photos)
Eric Clark in net during his rookie season with the Ridge Meadows Flames in 2018. (Neil Corbett/THE NEWS)

Maple Ridge goaltender taking talents to Junior A squad in Saskatchewan

Eric Clark, 18, undefeated with North VanWolf Pack this season; graduated from SRT with straight As

  • Jul 14, 2020
Eric Clark in net during his rookie season with the Ridge Meadows Flames in 2018. (Neil Corbett/THE NEWS)
Seniors Tennis Society of Maple Ridge club president, Roland Muzzolini, lines up a forehand at the Maple Ridge Tennis Club. (Ronan O’Doherty/ THE NEWS)

Seniors tennis society of Maple Ridge looking for new members

Club accepts anyone over the age of 55 into their ranks

  • Jul 13, 2020
Seniors Tennis Society of Maple Ridge club president, Roland Muzzolini, lines up a forehand at the Maple Ridge Tennis Club. (Ronan O’Doherty/ THE NEWS)
Left to Right: Cole Lowe, Noah Bradley, Declan Fitzpatrick, Jaxon Brant and Jacob Pahnke pose for graduation pictures. Four of the five grads plan to play NCAA level lacrosse. (Paul Evans Photography)

Four Maple Ridge Secondary students earn NCAA lacrosse scholarships

Noah Bradly, Jaxon Brant, Cole Lowe and Jacob Pahnke will rep the ridge down south

Left to Right: Cole Lowe, Noah Bradley, Declan Fitzpatrick, Jaxon Brant and Jacob Pahnke pose for graduation pictures. Four of the five grads plan to play NCAA level lacrosse. (Paul Evans Photography)
Reopen pools to swimmers, Langley Township urged

Reopen pools to swimmers, Langley Township urged

Council asked by Langley Olympians club to follow the lead of Langley City and other communities

Reopen pools to swimmers, Langley Township urged
ECCW was rocked this week with sexual harassment allegations against co-owner Jeff Duncan who was removed on Wednesday.

B.C. independent wrestling promotion co-owner removed after sexual harassment allegations surface

ECCW co-owner Jeff Duncan removed from ownership duties after several allegations are posted online

ECCW was rocked this week with sexual harassment allegations against co-owner Jeff Duncan who was removed on Wednesday.
The girls were suited up in softball uniforms for the first time since COVID-19 struck. Contributed photo

Maple Ridge hosts first official softball practice in B.C.

Players will most likely just be engaging in individual skills development this season

The girls were suited up in softball uniforms for the first time since COVID-19 struck. Contributed photo
The Fraser Valley Bandits and Ravens Brewing have launched a beer. (Submitted)

Fraser Valley Bandits, Ravens Brewing launch new beer

Heat Check is now available in stores in the Fraser Valley and Lower Mainland

The Fraser Valley Bandits and Ravens Brewing have launched a beer. (Submitted)
Last season’s opening day for Ridge Meadows Minor Softball Association at the Albion Sportsfields. (Colleen Flanagan/THE NEWS)

Ridge Meadows Softball to host demo

Softball B.C. and a host of local coaches will attend the Maple Ridge demonstration on Saturday

Last season’s opening day for Ridge Meadows Minor Softball Association at the Albion Sportsfields. (Colleen Flanagan/THE NEWS)
Local ballers get named to the provincial squad

Local ballers get named to the provincial squad

Pitt Meadows and Maple Ridge both represented among B.C.s best basketball players

Local ballers get named to the provincial squad
Alina Olson accepts the Trinity Western University scholarship from TWU track coach Shane Wiebe. (Ronan O’Doherty photo -THE NEWS)

Three Ramblers run and jump their way to track and field scholarships

Maple Ridge Secondary’s Aiden Grout, Alina Olson, and Nico Aron will represent the Ridge in college

Alina Olson accepts the Trinity Western University scholarship from TWU track coach Shane Wiebe. (Ronan O’Doherty photo -THE NEWS)
Linden soars towards the bucket in Germany. Contributed photo

Maple Ridge exchange student playing pro basketball in Germany

Mats Linden spent a year training with the Westview Basketball Academy

  • Jun 9, 2020
Linden soars towards the bucket in Germany. Contributed photo