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Minnesota Wild head coach Bruce Boudreau watches his team play against the Colorado Avalanche during the first period of an NHL hockey game on February 9, 2020, in St. Paul, Minn. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Hannah Foslien

Struggling Vancouver Canucks hope Boudreau can kickstart dismal season

Horvat: ‘It brings us new life. But at the same time, we have to go out there and prove it now’

Minnesota Wild head coach Bruce Boudreau watches his team play against the Colorado Avalanche during the first period of an NHL hockey game on February 9, 2020, in St. Paul, Minn. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Hannah Foslien
Vancouver Canucks goalie Thatcher Demko (35) covers up the puck as Quinn Hughes (43) checks Los Angeles Kings’ Phillip Danault (24) during first period NHL hockey action in Vancouver, B.C., Monday, Dec. 6, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Demko records 30-save shutout, Canucks beat Kings 4-0 in Boudreau’s debut

Victory comes less than 24 hours after Vancouver fired Green, Benning

Vancouver Canucks goalie Thatcher Demko (35) covers up the puck as Quinn Hughes (43) checks Los Angeles Kings’ Phillip Danault (24) during first period NHL hockey action in Vancouver, B.C., Monday, Dec. 6, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Giants have acquired 2002-born goaltender Connor Martin from the Seattle Thunderbirds, the team announced Monday, Dec. 6. (Brian Liesse/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Vancouver Giants sign goaltender Connor Martin

Deal with Seattle Thunderbirds in return for eight-round draft pick

Giants have acquired 2002-born goaltender Connor Martin from the Seattle Thunderbirds, the team announced Monday, Dec. 6. (Brian Liesse/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Sheldon Dries recorded the first hat trick in Abbotsford Canucks on Wednesday (Dec. 1). Dries now has 12 goals in 16 games this season. (Abbotsford Canucks photo)

Abbotsford Canucks win three of four on home stand

American Hockey League club battling for positioning in tough Pacific Division

Sheldon Dries recorded the first hat trick in Abbotsford Canucks on Wednesday (Dec. 1). Dries now has 12 goals in 16 games this season. (Abbotsford Canucks photo)
Vancouver Canucks head coach Travis Green stands on the bench behind Elias Pettersson (40), of Sweden, and Alex Chiasson (39) during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Vancouver, on Saturday, December 4, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Vancouver Canucks head coach Travis Green stands on the bench behind Elias Pettersson (40), of Sweden, and Alex Chiasson (39) during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Vancouver, on Saturday, December 4, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
For a second straight night the G-Men took down a division leader. On Saturday, Dec. 4, the Giants erased three different deficits en route to a 6-5 victory in Everett. (Kristin Ostrowski/Special to Langley Advance Times)
For a second straight night the G-Men took down a division leader. On Saturday, Dec. 4, the Giants erased three different deficits en route to a 6-5 victory in Everett. (Kristin Ostrowski/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Vancouver Canucks’ J.T. Miller (9) and Pittsburgh Penguins’ Sidney Crosby (87) collide during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Saturday, December 4, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Jake Guentzel scores hat trick, Penguins rout Vancouver Canucks 4-1

Chants of ‘fire Benning!’ echoed through the arena late in the game

Vancouver Canucks’ J.T. Miller (9) and Pittsburgh Penguins’ Sidney Crosby (87) collide during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Saturday, December 4, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Canada’s Renee Gonzalez, left, and Pamphinette Buisa confer during a training session prior to the Dubai Emirates Airline Rugby Sevens 2021 women’s competition, in Dubai, U.A.E., in a Nov. 30, 2021, handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-World Rugby-KLC Fotos, Mike Lee, *MANDATORY CREDIT*

South Africa, Australia win again at Dubai Sevens while young Canada teams struggle

The Canadian men went 1-9-0 over the first two tournaments while the women were 2-8-0

Canada’s Renee Gonzalez, left, and Pamphinette Buisa confer during a training session prior to the Dubai Emirates Airline Rugby Sevens 2021 women’s competition, in Dubai, U.A.E., in a Nov. 30, 2021, handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-World Rugby-KLC Fotos, Mike Lee, *MANDATORY CREDIT*
Giants winning streak has now reached five straight. Friday night, Dec 3, in front of over 3,100 at the Langley Events Centre, Vancouver Giants secured a 3-1 victory over the Kamloops Blazers. (Rob Wilton/Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Vancouver Giants make it five in a row

Teams extends streak with home ice victory in Langley

Giants winning streak has now reached five straight. Friday night, Dec 3, in front of over 3,100 at the Langley Events Centre, Vancouver Giants secured a 3-1 victory over the Kamloops Blazers. (Rob Wilton/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Langley Rams won the Canadian Bowl Saturday afternoon, Dec. 4, shutting out the Ontario Conference champion London Beefeaters 37-0 in London, Ontario for the first national title in franchise history. (Boris Terzic Photography/Special to Langley Advance Times)

B.C.’s Langley Rams win Canadian Bowl

First time team has taken national championship

Langley Rams won the Canadian Bowl Saturday afternoon, Dec. 4, shutting out the Ontario Conference champion London Beefeaters 37-0 in London, Ontario for the first national title in franchise history. (Boris Terzic Photography/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Dillon Dubé (right) grew up in Golden, which he says helped develop him into the hockey player he is today. Dubé now plays for the Calgary Flames, and has previously captained Team Canada at the World Juniors Championships. (Calgary Flames photo)

‘To this day it still feels like home’: Calgary Flames’ Dillon Dubé recounts ‘Golden’ childhood

Dubé grew up in Golden B.C., and now plays for the team he grew up cheering for

Dillon Dubé (right) grew up in Golden, which he says helped develop him into the hockey player he is today. Dubé now plays for the Calgary Flames, and has previously captained Team Canada at the World Juniors Championships. (Calgary Flames photo)
FILE - Los Angeles Dodgers’ Max Scherzer pitches against the San Francisco Giants during the ninth inning of Game 5 of a baseball National League Division Series Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021, in San Francisco. Eight-time All-Star Max Scherzer is nearing a $130 million, three-year contract with the New York Mets, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Monday, Nov. 29, because the agreement was still being worked on and would be subject to a successful physical.(AP Photo/John Hefti, File)

Even if games go on, Major League Baseball lockout could alienate Gen Z

Those born between 1995 and 2010 have never experience a baseball lockout or strike

FILE - Los Angeles Dodgers’ Max Scherzer pitches against the San Francisco Giants during the ninth inning of Game 5 of a baseball National League Division Series Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021, in San Francisco. Eight-time All-Star Max Scherzer is nearing a $130 million, three-year contract with the New York Mets, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Monday, Nov. 29, because the agreement was still being worked on and would be subject to a successful physical.(AP Photo/John Hefti, File)
The Ridge Meadows Knights Bantams football team will play for a championship this weekend. (Scotty W. Photography/Special to The News)

Ridge Meadows Knights play for provincial title

Bantams take on Cowichan on Saturday in Langley

The Ridge Meadows Knights Bantams football team will play for a championship this weekend. (Scotty W. Photography/Special to The News)
Maggie Coles-Lyster is in second place in the series standings. (The News files)

Maple Ridge cyclist on the podium in Lithuania

Coles-Lyster follows up gold in Spain earlier this month with a silver medal

Maggie Coles-Lyster is in second place in the series standings. (The News files)
New Texas Rangers infielder Marcus Semien adjusts his hat as he gets ready to answer questions at a press conference at Globe Life Field Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Richard W. Rodriguez)

Busy November provided some clarity for Blue Jays, now team must wait

MLB’s first work stoppage threatens plans for spring training and opening day on March 31

New Texas Rangers infielder Marcus Semien adjusts his hat as he gets ready to answer questions at a press conference at Globe Life Field Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Richard W. Rodriguez)
Sam Green donning the National team racing suit and grey helmet during the race. (Special to The News)
Sam Green donning the National team racing suit and grey helmet during the race. (Special to The News)
Ridge Meadows Minor Hockey U18 C1 team captain Grayesen Balatti, presenting a certificate of donation to the Abbotsford U18C3 Coach and Captain on their home ice. (Nolan Balatti/Special to The News)

Rustlers donate team funds to Abbotsford Disaster Relief fund

Present a certificate of donation to the Abbotsford U18C3 team

Ridge Meadows Minor Hockey U18 C1 team captain Grayesen Balatti, presenting a certificate of donation to the Abbotsford U18C3 Coach and Captain on their home ice. (Nolan Balatti/Special to The News)
Ottawa Senators goaltender Filip Gustavsson (32) makes a save on Vancouver Canucks’ left wing Tanner Pearson (70) during first period NHL action in Ottawa on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

J.T. Miller’s 3-point night leads Canucks to 6-2 win over Senators in Ottawa

Quinn Hughes hands out 4 assists for Vancouver in second straight win

Ottawa Senators goaltender Filip Gustavsson (32) makes a save on Vancouver Canucks’ left wing Tanner Pearson (70) during first period NHL action in Ottawa on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Justin Sourdif, a Surrey-raised forward with the WHL Vancouver Giants, is among seven B.C.-based players invited to Canada’s national junior hockey team selection camp, ahead of the 2022 IIHF World Junior Championship. (Photo: Rob Wilton/Vancouver Giants)

Seven from B.C. will be shooting for Canada’s World Junior hockey team

35-player ‘selection camp’ roster named weeks ahead of Boxing Day start of annual tourney

Justin Sourdif, a Surrey-raised forward with the WHL Vancouver Giants, is among seven B.C.-based players invited to Canada’s national junior hockey team selection camp, ahead of the 2022 IIHF World Junior Championship. (Photo: Rob Wilton/Vancouver Giants)
The Flames beat the Kodiaks, and will face them again on Dec. 1. (Kurt Langmann/Special to The News)

Flames face first-place Langley on Friday

Maple Ridge Junior Bs get a win, lose in shootout on weekend

The Flames beat the Kodiaks, and will face them again on Dec. 1. (Kurt Langmann/Special to The News)