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Fred Sasakamoose died on Tuesday from complications of COVID-19.

B.C. Indigenous hockey legend dies following COVID-19 complications

Fred Sasakamoose died at the age of 86

  • Nov 26, 2020
Fred Sasakamoose died on Tuesday from complications of COVID-19.
FILE - In this March 26, 2006 file photo, former soccer player Diego Maradona smokes a cigar as he watches Argentina’s first division soccer match between Boca Juniors and River Plate in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The Argentine soccer great who was among the best players ever and who led his country to the 1986 World Cup title before later struggling with cocaine use and obesity, died from a heart attack on Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020, at his home in Buenos Aires. He was 60. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko, File)

Argentine soccer great Diego Maradona dies at 60

Maradona struggled with substance use and doping accusations throughout his career

FILE - In this March 26, 2006 file photo, former soccer player Diego Maradona smokes a cigar as he watches Argentina’s first division soccer match between Boca Juniors and River Plate in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The Argentine soccer great who was among the best players ever and who led his country to the 1986 World Cup title before later struggling with cocaine use and obesity, died from a heart attack on Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020, at his home in Buenos Aires. He was 60. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko, File)
Soleil Brooks is proudly wearing a University of Victoria sweatshirt around the halls of Maple Ridge Secondary School this week after accepting a scholarship offer to play rugby on the island. (Ronan O’Doherty - The News)

Maple Ridge rugby star earns coveted scholarship to UVic

Soleil Brooks captained Team BC to the U16 Western Canadian championship in 2019

Soleil Brooks is proudly wearing a University of Victoria sweatshirt around the halls of Maple Ridge Secondary School this week after accepting a scholarship offer to play rugby on the island. (Ronan O’Doherty - The News)
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Vancouver Canucks’ Brandon Sutter (20) is stopped by Vegas Golden Knights goalie Robin Lehner (90) during third period NHL Western Conference Stanley Cup playoff action in Edmonton on Friday, September 4, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Time running short for NHL to start next season Jan. 1

Surging virus cases and border restrictions have led to delays, uncertainty

Vancouver Canucks’ Brandon Sutter (20) is stopped by Vegas Golden Knights goalie Robin Lehner (90) during third period NHL Western Conference Stanley Cup playoff action in Edmonton on Friday, September 4, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
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BCHL pushes back season start due to provincial health orders

The delay is minimal, just six days, for now. But the league is open to starting up after Christmas

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Boston Celtics’ Marcus Smart (36) moves around Toronto Raptors’ Serge Ibaka (9) in the second half of an NBA conference semifinal playoff basketball game Thursday, Sept 3, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

‘I am one of yours forever,’ departing Serge Ibaka tells Toronto Raptors fans

Ibaka, a free agent, has signed a two-year, US$19-million contract with the Los Angeles Clippers

Boston Celtics’ Marcus Smart (36) moves around Toronto Raptors’ Serge Ibaka (9) in the second half of an NBA conference semifinal playoff basketball game Thursday, Sept 3, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
A scholarship has been created at Langara College in memory of the late Carling Muir of Maple Ridge. (Black Press Files)

Scholarship will memorialize Carling Muir

Maple Ridge basketball star passed away last Sunday

A scholarship has been created at Langara College in memory of the late Carling Muir of Maple Ridge. (Black Press Files)
Toronto Raptors guard Fred VanVleet (23) shoots in front of Boston Celtics center Robert Williams III (44) during the first half of an NBA conference semifinal playoff basketball game Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

VanVleet staying with Raptors on 4-year deal: AP source

VanVleet’s deal was the second major development for the Raptors in two days

Toronto Raptors guard Fred VanVleet (23) shoots in front of Boston Celtics center Robert Williams III (44) during the first half of an NBA conference semifinal playoff basketball game Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
Tougas is a seven-time Canadian National Amateur BMX champion. (Special to The News)

Pitt Meadows BMX racer gets national nod

Cycling Canada has named Ryan Tougas one of its 2021 NextGen athletes

Tougas is a seven-time Canadian National Amateur BMX champion. (Special to The News)
The Pacwest announced that all winter sports competition has been cancelled.

B.C.’s Pacwest college sports conference cancels winter competition

Pacwest cancels all winter sports competition after cancelling fall sports back in June

The Pacwest announced that all winter sports competition has been cancelled.
Members of Chilliwack FC’s premier women’s team put this patch on their jersey to recognize the LGBTQI2S+ and BIPOC communities. (Submitted photo)

B.C. women’s soccer team penalized by club for putting LGBTQI2S+ patch on jerseys

The Chilliwack FC board didn’t approve patches recognizing the LGBTQI2S+ and BIPOC communities

Members of Chilliwack FC’s premier women’s team put this patch on their jersey to recognize the LGBTQI2S+ and BIPOC communities. (Submitted photo)
Toronto Raptors forward Pascal Siakam (43) drives on Boston Celtics guard Kemba Walker (8) during the second half of an NBA conference semifinal playoff basketball game Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Canada reviewing NBA plan to play in Toronto amid pandemic

The federal government denied the Blue Jays’ request to play in Toronto earlier this year

Toronto Raptors forward Pascal Siakam (43) drives on Boston Celtics guard Kemba Walker (8) during the second half of an NBA conference semifinal playoff basketball game Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
The Fraser Valley Bandits have re-signed head coach and general manager Kyle Julius for the 2021 CEBL season. (Fraser Valley Bandits photo)

Fraser Valley Bandits re-sign head coach and general manager Kyle Julius

Abbotsford-based professional basketball club inks Julius to a deal for 2021 CEBL season

The Fraser Valley Bandits have re-signed head coach and general manager Kyle Julius for the 2021 CEBL season. (Fraser Valley Bandits photo)
Tyson Phare has committed to playing with the Ridge Meadows Flames. (Erica Perreaux/Lethbridge Hurricanes)

Phare joins hometown Ridge Meadows Flames

Maple Ridge prospect was a first round pick in the WHL

Tyson Phare has committed to playing with the Ridge Meadows Flames. (Erica Perreaux/Lethbridge Hurricanes)
The Canucks ‘Reverse Retro’ jersey unveiled on Monday, Nov. 16, 2020. (NHL)
The Canucks ‘Reverse Retro’ jersey unveiled on Monday, Nov. 16, 2020. (NHL)
Maple Ridge hockey coach Mike Legg and the famous goal he scored are featured in the latest EA Sports game NHL 21. (EA Sports/Youtube)

Maple Ridge hockey coach featured in video game

Mike Legg and The Michigan goal added to NHL 21

Maple Ridge hockey coach Mike Legg and the famous goal he scored are featured in the latest EA Sports game NHL 21. (EA Sports/Youtube)
Tyler O’Neill is up for an annual award from the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame, and needs fan votes. (Taka Yanagimoto/St. Louis Cardinals)

O’Neill up for Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame award

Maple Ridge Major Leaguer would benefit from fan votes

Tyler O’Neill is up for an annual award from the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame, and needs fan votes. (Taka Yanagimoto/St. Louis Cardinals)
Ridge Meadows Burrards Lacrosse logo (Special to The News)

Pair of Burrard women earn NCAA lacrosse scholarships

Maple Ridge’s Leona Sinclair and Alexa Ford will take their talents to Oregon and Arizona

Ridge Meadows Burrards Lacrosse logo (Special to The News)
Montreal Canadiens left wing Jonathan Drouin (92) is defended by Toronto Maple Leafs right wing Mitchell Marner (16) during third period NHL hockey action, in Toronto on October 5, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Christopher Katsarov
Montreal Canadiens left wing Jonathan Drouin (92) is defended by Toronto Maple Leafs right wing Mitchell Marner (16) during third period NHL hockey action, in Toronto on October 5, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Christopher Katsarov
Ivy Threatful (left) and Adrian Truong (right) are hoping to join former Rambler Ryan Hicks (centre) at Simon Fraser University next year. (Special to The News)

Maple Ridge wrestlers fighting to join team mates at SFU

Ivy Threatful and Adrian Truong are hoping to land scholarships at local university

Ivy Threatful (left) and Adrian Truong (right) are hoping to join former Rambler Ryan Hicks (centre) at Simon Fraser University next year. (Special to The News)