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Willa Ludeman in the lead wearing a dark blue helmet, during the Western Elite Circuit earlier this year. (Kyle Ludeman/Special to The News)

Speed skating club inviting people for open house

Hopes to help experience the sport and attract membership

Willa Ludeman in the lead wearing a dark blue helmet, during the Western Elite Circuit earlier this year. (Kyle Ludeman/Special to The News)
Canada’s Steven Vitória (5) and Mexico’s Orbelin Pineda Alvarado (10) via for the ball during World Cup Qualifiers in Edmonton, Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Canada’s Steven Vitória (5) and Mexico’s Orbelin Pineda Alvarado (10) via for the ball during World Cup Qualifiers in Edmonton, Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
New head coach Brent Hughes has the Ridge Meadows Flames in a battle for first place this season. (Flames Youtube/Special to The News)

New coach has Maple Ridge juniors in race for first

Brent Hughes has turned the Ridge Meadows Flames into Junior B elite

New head coach Brent Hughes has the Ridge Meadows Flames in a battle for first place this season. (Flames Youtube/Special to The News)
Anaheim Ducks goaltender John Gibson, right, deflects the puck hit by Vancouver Canucks’ Brock Boeser during the second period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, Nov. 14, 2021, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Anaheim Ducks goaltender John Gibson, right, deflects the puck hit by Vancouver Canucks’ Brock Boeser during the second period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, Nov. 14, 2021, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Tyler O’Neill has enjoyed a breakout season, hitting near the top of the St. Louis Cardinals lineup. (Taka Yanagimoto, St. Louis Cardinals/Special to The News

Maple Ridge’s O’Neill finishes runner-up for Silver Slugger

Major Leaguer won his second straight Gold Glove this season

Tyler O’Neill has enjoyed a breakout season, hitting near the top of the St. Louis Cardinals lineup. (Taka Yanagimoto, St. Louis Cardinals/Special to The News
Kamloops Blazers downed the Vancouver Giants on home ice at the Langley Events Centre on Saturday, Nov, 13. (Rob Wilton/Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Weary Vancouver Giants drop 2-1 decision to Kamloops

It was the fourth game in five nights, in three different cities, without some key players

Kamloops Blazers downed the Vancouver Giants on home ice at the Langley Events Centre on Saturday, Nov, 13. (Rob Wilton/Special to Langley Advance Times)
HSSC swimmer Joel Blanco competed against some of the top swimmers in the country from universities across western Canada. (Sarah Rudolf/Special to The News)

Haney Seahorse club swimmers competing all over Lower Mainland

Athletes showing improvement and growth, says head coach

HSSC swimmer Joel Blanco competed against some of the top swimmers in the country from universities across western Canada. (Sarah Rudolf/Special to The News)
Vegas Golden Knights centre Brett Howden (21) and Vancouver Canucks defenceman Quinn Hughes (43) chase the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/David Becker)
Vegas Golden Knights centre Brett Howden (21) and Vancouver Canucks defenceman Quinn Hughes (43) chase the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/David Becker)
Vegas Golden Knights centre Brett Howden (21) and Vancouver Canucks defenceman Quinn Hughes (43) chase the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/David Becker)
Vegas Golden Knights centre Brett Howden (21) and Vancouver Canucks defenceman Quinn Hughes (43) chase the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/David Becker)
Team Canada’s Alphonso Davies (19) and Costa Rica’s Ricardo Jose Blanco Mora (2) vie for the ball during first half World Cup qualifier soccer action in Edmonton on Friday, November 12, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Team Canada’s Alphonso Davies (19) and Costa Rica’s Ricardo Jose Blanco Mora (2) vie for the ball during first half World Cup qualifier soccer action in Edmonton on Friday, November 12, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Abbotsford’s Will Lockwood carries the puck against San Jose on Friday (Nov. 12). (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Abbotsford Canucks light the lamp on Diwali Night

Highest offensive production ever for AHL team as they beat San Jose 7-1 on Friday

Abbotsford’s Will Lockwood carries the puck against San Jose on Friday (Nov. 12). (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
B.C. Lions quarterback Michael Reilly, right, hits the ground after Calgary Stampeders’ Shawn Lemon forced him to fumble the ball leading to a turnover during the second half of a CFL football game in Vancouver, on Friday, November 12, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
B.C. Lions quarterback Michael Reilly, right, hits the ground after Calgary Stampeders’ Shawn Lemon forced him to fumble the ball leading to a turnover during the second half of a CFL football game in Vancouver, on Friday, November 12, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Abbotsford Canucks equipment manager Ramandeep ‘Chico’ Dhanjal (right) is the special guest on episode five of the Abbotsford Farm Podcast. (Abbotsford Canucks photo)

PODCAST: Abbotsford Canucks equipment manager Ramandeep ‘Chico’ Dhanjal shares his hockey journey

Episode five of the Abbotsford Farm Podcast showcases Canucks equipment manager Chico Dhanjal

Abbotsford Canucks equipment manager Ramandeep ‘Chico’ Dhanjal (right) is the special guest on episode five of the Abbotsford Farm Podcast. (Abbotsford Canucks photo)
Vancouver Canucks centre Bo Horvat, centre, jostles for position with Colorado Avalanche defenceman Cale Makar, right, as goaltender Darcy Kuemper watches the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Rantanen has 3 points, MacKinnon-less Avs rout Vancouver Canucks 7-1

Colorado superstar expected to miss three weeks with injury

Vancouver Canucks centre Bo Horvat, centre, jostles for position with Colorado Avalanche defenceman Cale Makar, right, as goaltender Darcy Kuemper watches the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Hamilton Tiger Cats wide receiver Tim White (12) and B.C. Lions linebacker Jordan Williams (21) dive for a loose ball during second half CFL football game action in Hamilton, Ont. on Friday, November 5, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter Power

Lions’ linebacker Williams sets single-season record for tackles by Canadian rookie

The six-foot, 232-pound Jordan Williams has registered 81 defensive tackles in 12 games this season

Hamilton Tiger Cats wide receiver Tim White (12) and B.C. Lions linebacker Jordan Williams (21) dive for a loose ball during second half CFL football game action in Hamilton, Ont. on Friday, November 5, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter Power
U18 C6 Rustlers bagged silver and pizzas instead of swag bags during the tournament in Campbell River. (Ridge Meadows Minor Hockey Association/Special to The News)

Rustlers donate their winning pizza to homeless shelter

Bring home Silver from the Campbell River tournament

U18 C6 Rustlers bagged silver and pizzas instead of swag bags during the tournament in Campbell River. (Ridge Meadows Minor Hockey Association/Special to The News)
Canada’s Rob Friend is shown in action during a friendly against Peru in Toronto on September 4, 2010. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Canadian Premier League announces expansion franchise in Vancouver

Franchise awarded to SixFive Sports and Entertainment LP, which owns Greater Victoria’s Pacific FC

Canada’s Rob Friend is shown in action during a friendly against Peru in Toronto on September 4, 2010. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
BC Place is back as the host of the B.C. high school football provincial after they originally stated they were unable to this year. (File photo)

BC Place back as host of B.C. high school football semifinals and finals

AAA Varsity, AA Varsity, Junior Varsity, and Grade 8 division teams return on Nov. 27 and Dec. 4

BC Place is back as the host of the B.C. high school football provincial after they originally stated they were unable to this year. (File photo)
Vancouver Giants dropped a hard-fought 1-0 game Tuesday, Nov. 6 in Prince George, despite a strong effort from netminder Will Gurski. (James Doyle/Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Giants drop 1-0 decision in Prince George

Langley-based team second in standings

Vancouver Giants dropped a hard-fought 1-0 game Tuesday, Nov. 6 in Prince George, despite a strong effort from netminder Will Gurski. (James Doyle/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Maple Ridge’s own Jack Foster led his hometown team in scoring with a goal and two assists, and the first-year Flame now has five goals and 13 points in nine games. (Neil Corbett/The News)

First-place showdown in Maple Ridge on Friday night

Flames taking on top team in the PJHL as they face Wolf Pack

Maple Ridge’s own Jack Foster led his hometown team in scoring with a goal and two assists, and the first-year Flame now has five goals and 13 points in nine games. (Neil Corbett/The News)
Anaheim Ducks’ Simon Benoit (86) and Vancouver Canucks’ Tyler Myers (57) collide during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Tuesday, November 9, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Anaheim Ducks’ Simon Benoit (86) and Vancouver Canucks’ Tyler Myers (57) collide during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Tuesday, November 9, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck