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Edmonton Oilers goalie Mike Smith, left, lets in a goal as Calgary Flames forward Elias Lindholm looks on during first period NHL second round playoff hockey action in Calgary, Alta., Friday, May 20, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Flames looking for ‘foundation’ after Game 2 loss: ‘We’re playing into their hands’

Calgary could be in big trouble against its high-flying provincial rival

Edmonton Oilers centre Connor McDavid, right, scores on Calgary Flames goalie Jacob Markstrom during second period NHL second round playoff hockey action in Calgary, Alta., Friday, May 20, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Battle of Alberta deadlocked after Oilers dump Flames 5-3 to even playoff series

Draisaitl, Keith have 3 points apiece for Edmonton; Game 3 goes Sunday

Former Brazilian player Kaká, left, and former Spanish player Iker Casillas present the Qatar FIFA World Cup trophy during the Trophy Tour by Coca-Cola kicked off today with a first-stop event in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Thursday, May 12, 2022. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

FIFA plans to announce 2026 World Cup sites on June 16

Vancouver, Edmonton, Toronto all in the running to host games

Calgary Flames’ Joel Otto (left) jousts with Edmonton Oilers’ Steve Smith during NHL playoff action in Calgary, Apr.16, 1991. (CP PICTURE ARCHIVE-Mike Ridewood)

‘A lot of hate’: Oilers, Flames alumni look back at last playoff Battle of Alberta

‘The most physical, aggressive, emotional series I’ve ever been part of’

Calgary Flames’ Joel Otto (left) jousts with Edmonton Oilers’ Steve Smith during NHL playoff action in Calgary, Apr.16, 1991. (CP PICTURE ARCHIVE-Mike Ridewood)
Chloe Primerano was drafted into the Western Hockey League by the Vancouver Giants on Thursday, May 19, 2022. (Jamison Derksen/Vancouver Giants)<strong> </strong>

Langley-based Vancouver Giants draft female player in round 13 of prospects draft

Burnaby Winter Club player Chloe Primerano drafted into the Western Hockey League Thursday

Chloe Primerano was drafted into the Western Hockey League by the Vancouver Giants on Thursday, May 19, 2022. (Jamison Derksen/Vancouver Giants)<strong> </strong>
Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Nick Pivetta throws to a Toronto Blue Jays batter during the second inning of a baseball game Thursday, May 20, 2021, in Dunedin, Fla. (AP Photo/Mike Carlson)

Victoria-born pitcher throws first Red Sox complete game since 2019

Nick Pivetta didn’t let a leadoff homer phase him, allowing just two hits in 5-1 win

Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Nick Pivetta throws to a Toronto Blue Jays batter during the second inning of a baseball game Thursday, May 20, 2021, in Dunedin, Fla. (AP Photo/Mike Carlson)
Edmonton Oilers goalie Mikko Koskinen, centre, reacts as Calgary Flames forward Blake Coleman celebrates his goal during second period NHL second round playoff hockey action against the Edmonton Oilers in Calgary, Wednesday, May 18, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Battle of Alberta starts with a bang as Flames down Oilers 9-6 to open playoff series

Battle of Alberta starts with a bang as Flames down Oilers 9-6 to open playoff series

Edmonton Oilers goalie Mikko Koskinen, centre, reacts as Calgary Flames forward Blake Coleman celebrates his goal during second period NHL second round playoff hockey action against the Edmonton Oilers in Calgary, Wednesday, May 18, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Kyle Kelsey after his first BCHL win in goal for the Victoria Grizzlies in October 2021. (Special to The News)

Red Deer Rebels trade for Maple Ridge goaltender

Kyle Kelsey part of a draft-day trade in the WHL

Kyle Kelsey after his first BCHL win in goal for the Victoria Grizzlies in October 2021. (Special to The News)
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Penticton Vees blow out Nanaimo Clippers to sweep series and win BCHL championship

Penticton wins Game 4 by 8-2 score Wednesday, May 18, in Nanaimo

(Greg Sakaki/Black Press Media)
Calgary Flames forward Brett Ritchie, centre, celebrates his goal with teammates centre Trevor Lewis (22) and left wing Milan Lucic (17) during first period NHL second round playoff hockey action against the Calgary Flames in Calgary, Wednesday, May 18, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Flames torch Oilers 9-6 in wild start to Battle of Alberta series

Tkachuk scores 3 for Calgary; Game 2 goes Friday night

Calgary Flames forward Brett Ritchie, centre, celebrates his goal with teammates centre Trevor Lewis (22) and left wing Milan Lucic (17) during first period NHL second round playoff hockey action against the Calgary Flames in Calgary, Wednesday, May 18, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Local Search and Rescue team members took part in the Golden Ears run, and Andrew McIlwain (2537) ran the race in 1:24:46 for a respectable 12th out of 43 men in the age 40-49 class., while his teammate Evan Mackenzie (2515) finished in 1:32:50, and in the middle of the pack overall. (Special to The News)

Golden Ears run Saturday part of 5 Peaks running series

Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows runners posted some fast times

Local Search and Rescue team members took part in the Golden Ears run, and Andrew McIlwain (2537) ran the race in 1:24:46 for a respectable 12th out of 43 men in the age 40-49 class., while his teammate Evan Mackenzie (2515) finished in 1:32:50, and in the middle of the pack overall. (Special to The News)
Prospect development for the Vancouver Canucks has been a hot topic recently. Research by The News has shown that the organization’s draft picks over the last six years produced fewer NHL and AHL games than all other teams in the Pacific Division. (Black Press/Canadian Press file photos)

‘Rushed’: Are the Vancouver Canucks not properly developing draft picks?

Analyzing what the NHL Draft has produced for the Canucks at the AHL and NHL level

Prospect development for the Vancouver Canucks has been a hot topic recently. Research by The News has shown that the organization’s draft picks over the last six years produced fewer NHL and AHL games than all other teams in the Pacific Division. (Black Press/Canadian Press file photos)
Members of Canada’s national soccer team celebrate after clinching a berth in CONCACAF World Cup Qualifier soccer action against Jamaica in Toronto on Sunday March 27, 2022 THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

PM says inviting Iran to Vancouver soccer friendly is not “a very good idea”

Some call match slap in the face to Canadians who died on Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752

Members of Canada’s national soccer team celebrate after clinching a berth in CONCACAF World Cup Qualifier soccer action against Jamaica in Toronto on Sunday March 27, 2022 THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
Surrey’s Arshdeep Bains is expected to get an opportunity to show off his skills with the Abbotsford Canucks this season. (Red Deer Advocate photo)

Surrey’s Arshdeep Bains chasing pro hockey dream in Abbotsford

WHL’s top scorer looking to make an impact in Canucks organization

Surrey’s Arshdeep Bains is expected to get an opportunity to show off his skills with the Abbotsford Canucks this season. (Red Deer Advocate photo)
Toronto Maple Leafs right wing Mitchell Marner (16) looks towards the scoreboard after a penalty call goes against the Maple Leafs during first period NHL first-round playoff series action against the Tampa Bay Lightning in Toronto on Tuesday, May 10, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Toronto Maple Leafs right wing Mitchell Marner (16) looks towards the scoreboard after a penalty call goes against the Maple Leafs during first period NHL first-round playoff series action against the Tampa Bay Lightning in Toronto on Tuesday, May 10, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Calgary Mayor Jyoti Gondek, Coun. Dan McLean, Coun. Peter Demong and Coun. Evan Spencer (left to right) pose at Calgary City Hall on Monday, May 16, 2022. Gondek announced a friendly wager between the Calgary and Edmonton city councils for the upcoming Battle of Alberta NHL series between the Calgary Flames and the Edmonton Oilers. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Colette Derworiz

Calgary and Edmonton city councils make friendly wager on NHL playoffs

Top Canadian soccer players also wade in on Battle of Alberta

Calgary Mayor Jyoti Gondek, Coun. Dan McLean, Coun. Peter Demong and Coun. Evan Spencer (left to right) pose at Calgary City Hall on Monday, May 16, 2022. Gondek announced a friendly wager between the Calgary and Edmonton city councils for the upcoming Battle of Alberta NHL series between the Calgary Flames and the Edmonton Oilers. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Colette Derworiz
Jorrin Lenton took third in the conference championships with a new personal best time . (Wilson Wong, SFU/Special to The News)

Maple Ridge athlete wins bronze in NCAA track championships

Jorrin Lenton has podium finish for SFU in conference championships

Jorrin Lenton took third in the conference championships with a new personal best time . (Wilson Wong, SFU/Special to The News)
It was an emotional moment for Connor Horning as the Cinderella playoff run for the 2022 Vancouver Giants came to an end Sunday afternoon, May 15, at the Langley Events Centre. (Rob Wilton/Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Vancouver Giants Cinderella season ends with loss to Kamloops

‘We knew it was going to be a tough series,’ coach says

It was an emotional moment for Connor Horning as the Cinderella playoff run for the 2022 Vancouver Giants came to an end Sunday afternoon, May 15, at the Langley Events Centre. (Rob Wilton/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Calgary Flames forward Matthew Tkachuk, right, celebrates his goal with teammates during second period NHL playoff hockey action against the Dallas Stars in Calgary, Alta., Sunday, May 15, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Calgary Flames forward Matthew Tkachuk, right, celebrates his goal with teammates during second period NHL playoff hockey action against the Dallas Stars in Calgary, Alta., Sunday, May 15, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Calgary Stampeders head coach Dave Dickenson talks to players during opening day of the CFL team’s training camp in Calgary, Sunday, May 15, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

CFL teams start cancelling training camp workouts after contract talks break off

Union directs players from 7 of 9 teams to participate in work stoppage

Calgary Stampeders head coach Dave Dickenson talks to players during opening day of the CFL team’s training camp in Calgary, Sunday, May 15, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh