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B.C. Lions quarterback Nathan Rourke looks downfield during second half CFL football action against the Calgary Stampeders in Calgary, Saturday Aug. 13, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Larry MacDougal

QB Rourke ready as Lions prepare to host Stampeders in western semifinal

B.C. will make its first post-season appearance since 2018 on Sunday

B.C. Lions quarterback Nathan Rourke looks downfield during second half CFL football action against the Calgary Stampeders in Calgary, Saturday Aug. 13, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Larry MacDougal
Abbotsford’s Will Lockwood dekes around Firebirds forward Andrew Poturalksi during AHL action on Friday (Nov. 4). (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

Lockwood, Karlsson lead Abbotsford Canucks to 5-2 win over Coachella Valley Firebirds

Canucks have now won two of three games at Abbotsford Centre, rematch set for Saturday

Abbotsford’s Will Lockwood dekes around Firebirds forward Andrew Poturalksi during AHL action on Friday (Nov. 4). (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)
Lukas Ravenstein scored twice and was awarded the game’s hard hat, while the champ of the game in Richmond was affiliate player Nathan Prodanuk from the Fraser Valley Thunderbirds. (Flames/Special to The News)

Maple Ridge Junior Bs beat tough Sockeyes Thursday

Back in action on Friday night at Cam Neely Arena

Lukas Ravenstein scored twice and was awarded the game’s hard hat, while the champ of the game in Richmond was affiliate player Nathan Prodanuk from the Fraser Valley Thunderbirds. (Flames/Special to The News)
Isabella Muzzolini became the first SFU women’s soccer athlete in history to be awarded the GNAC Newcomer of the Year award, which she was given on Nov. 1. (Garrett James/Special to The News)

Maple Ridge athlete becomes first SFU women’s soccer player to win GNAC award

Isabella Muzzolini led all Red Leafs athletes in minutes played during 2022 regular season

Isabella Muzzolini became the first SFU women’s soccer athlete in history to be awarded the GNAC Newcomer of the Year award, which she was given on Nov. 1. (Garrett James/Special to The News)
Alyssa MacMillan, assistant coach and director of marketing and advertising with the Summerland Steam, is the first and only female coach in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League. (Contributed)

Summerland Junior B hockey team has first female coach in league

Alyssa MacMillan has a long history playing and coaching hockey

Alyssa MacMillan, assistant coach and director of marketing and advertising with the Summerland Steam, is the first and only female coach in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League. (Contributed)
Lynden Lakovic (right) from Kelowna, B.C. is a forward for the Moose Jaw Warriors and was selected as a member of the Canada Black team in the 2022 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge. (Langley Events Centre/Special to The News)
Lynden Lakovic (right) from Kelowna, B.C. is a forward for the Moose Jaw Warriors and was selected as a member of the Canada Black team in the 2022 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge. (Langley Events Centre/Special to The News)
The Canadian Tire Centre is seen as the Ottawa Senators participate in a scrimmage during the team’s training camp in Ottawa, on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022. The board of directors of Senators Sports & Entertainment says a process has been initiated for the sale of the NHL club. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Ottawa Senators for sale, report says Ryan Reynolds interested

Senators Sports Entertainment say process is underway to sell NHL team

The Canadian Tire Centre is seen as the Ottawa Senators participate in a scrimmage during the team’s training camp in Ottawa, on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022. The board of directors of Senators Sports & Entertainment says a process has been initiated for the sale of the NHL club. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
The Grey Cup trophy sits on display before a B.C. Lions news conference where the Canadian Football League team was announced as hosts of 2024 Grey Cup, in Vancouver, on Thursday, November 3, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

THE MOJ: Grey Cup latest step in Doman’s bid to reconnect B.C. with the Lions

Lions owner is a man on a mission with the vision to get things done

The Grey Cup trophy sits on display before a B.C. Lions news conference where the Canadian Football League team was announced as hosts of 2024 Grey Cup, in Vancouver, on Thursday, November 3, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Colton Roberts will play as part of team Canada Black in the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge from Nov. 3-12. (Langley Events Centre/Special to The News)

Maple Ridge player prepares for first day of World U-17 Hockey Challenge

Colton Roberts will play as part of team Canada Black from Nov. 3-12

Colton Roberts will play as part of team Canada Black in the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge from Nov. 3-12. (Langley Events Centre/Special to The News)
Former Vancouver Canucks defenceman Kevin Bieksa, who signed a one-day contract with the NHL hockey team to officially retire, takes a break as he skates with the team at the start of practice, in Vancouver, B.C., Thursday, Nov. 3, 2022. Bieksa will be honoured by the team with a retirement celebration prior to their game against the Anaheim Ducks on Thursday night. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

‘I always considered myself a Canuck:’ Bieksa officially retires in Vancouver

Former Canuck signed a one-day contract in order to close his career with Vancouver

Former Vancouver Canucks defenceman Kevin Bieksa, who signed a one-day contract with the NHL hockey team to officially retire, takes a break as he skates with the team at the start of practice, in Vancouver, B.C., Thursday, Nov. 3, 2022. Bieksa will be honoured by the team with a retirement celebration prior to their game against the Anaheim Ducks on Thursday night. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Winnipeg Blue Bombers celebrate their Grey Cup win over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats at a Grey Cup celebration at their stadium in Winnipeg on Wednesday, December 15, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods

Vancouver, B.C. Lions to host 2024 Grey Cup

Vancouver last hosted the Grey Cup in 2014 when Calgary downed Hamilton

Winnipeg Blue Bombers celebrate their Grey Cup win over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats at a Grey Cup celebration at their stadium in Winnipeg on Wednesday, December 15, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods
BC Lions quarterback Vernon Adams, right, throws the ball as Calgary Stampeders defensive lineman Shawn Lemon closes in during second half CFL football action in Calgary, Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Calgary Stampeders prep for B.C. Lions, West semifinal

‘This is going to be one of the best matchups of the year’

BC Lions quarterback Vernon Adams, right, throws the ball as Calgary Stampeders defensive lineman Shawn Lemon closes in during second half CFL football action in Calgary, Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Kaelen Coles-Lyster is an avid Maple Ridge cyclist and has competed in the last few Pumpkin Cross events. (Chris Dutton/Special to The News)

Professional cyclists and a lot of costumes at Maple Ridge’s Pumpkin Cross

The Oct. 30 event had over 200 racers competing in the mud

Kaelen Coles-Lyster is an avid Maple Ridge cyclist and has competed in the last few Pumpkin Cross events. (Chris Dutton/Special to The News)
The Vancouver FC logo is shown in this undated handout photo. The Canadian Premier League revealed its newest franchise on Wednesday night, Vancouver FC. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Vancouver Football Club *MANDATORY CREDIT*

CPL unveils newest franchise Vancouver FC, names first head coach

Vancouver is set to take to the pitch for the upcoming 2023 season

The Vancouver FC logo is shown in this undated handout photo. The Canadian Premier League revealed its newest franchise on Wednesday night, Vancouver FC. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Vancouver Football Club *MANDATORY CREDIT*
Erin Haluschak and Philip Wolf. (Black Press Media photo)

PODCAST: Black Press insiders Haluschak, Wolf review first half of 2022 NFL season

NFL REPORT: Talk includes Russell Wilson, Geno Smith and MVP choices

Erin Haluschak and Philip Wolf. (Black Press Media photo)
Houston Astros starting pitcher Cristian Javier throws during the first inning in Game 4 of baseball’s World Series between the Houston Astros and the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2022, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Houston Astros starting pitcher Cristian Javier throws during the first inning in Game 4 of baseball’s World Series between the Houston Astros and the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2022, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Crest design of the new Vancouver FC club, as filed with the Canadian trademark registry. (https://www.ic.gc.ca)

New Langley-based pro soccer team will be called Vancouver FC

Team reveals name, logo and coach

  • Nov 2, 2022
Crest design of the new Vancouver FC club, as filed with the Canadian trademark registry. (https://www.ic.gc.ca)
Mazden Leslie opened the scoring in the first period for the Giants, who went on to down Medicine Hat Tigers 3-2 in overtime on Tuesday, Nov. 1. (Randy Feere/Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Vancouver Giants pull off a thrilling overtime win against Medicine Hat Tigers

Captain Zack Ostapchuk forced the game into sudden-death by scoring with 5.3 seconds left

  • Nov 2, 2022
Mazden Leslie opened the scoring in the first period for the Giants, who went on to down Medicine Hat Tigers 3-2 in overtime on Tuesday, Nov. 1. (Randy Feere/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Former Vancouver Whitecaps and Canada U-20 women’s soccer coach Bob Birarda arrives at provincial court for a sentencing hearing, in North Vancouver, B.C., on Friday, Sept. 2, 2022. Birarda, 55, pleaded guilty in February to three counts of sexual assault and one count of sexual touching for offences involving four different people between 1988 and 2008. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Former Vancouver Whitecaps and Canada U-20 women’s soccer coach Bob Birarda arrives at provincial court for a sentencing hearing, in North Vancouver, B.C., on Friday, Sept. 2, 2022. Birarda, 55, pleaded guilty in February to three counts of sexual assault and one count of sexual touching for offences involving four different people between 1988 and 2008. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Vancouver’s Nation Extreme Wrestling has announced that they have secured a television deal with Telus. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Vancouver’s Nation Extreme Wrestling signs broadcast deal with Telus

Programming will begin airing in December, wrestling shows will be aired live

Vancouver’s Nation Extreme Wrestling has announced that they have secured a television deal with Telus. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)