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Fraser Valley Bandits forward Thomas Kennedy has been named U SPORTS Player of the Year for the 2022 season. (Fraser Valley Bandits/CEBL)

Fraser Valley Bandits forward Thomas Kennedy has been named U SPORTS Player of the Year

Kennedy was a breakout performer for Fraser Valley this season, averaging 14.5 points a game

  • Aug 10, 2022

 

Fraser Valley Bandits’ Shane Gibson goes up against a Guelph Nighthawks player in regular season action. On Thursday, the two teams will meet again in a do-or-die match to decide who makes the league quarter-finals.(Fraser Valley Bandits/Canadian Elite Basketball League)

A win-or-go-home game for Fraser Valley Bandits on Thursday

Winner of play-in round will go to quarter-finals, loser is done for season

  • Aug 3, 2022

 

Toronto Raptors’ Scottie Barnes, left, photographed in NBA playoff action against Philadelphia’s James Harden last spring, will be among the stars in Saanich next month for the Raptors’ training camp at the University of Victoria. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Toronto Raptors return to B.C. for 2022-23 NBA training camp

Former champions’ pre-season workouts Sept. 26 to Oct. 1 at University of Victoria

 

Jabs Newby and Marek Klassen in action for Fraser Valley Bandits Saturday, July 30, at Langley Events Centre against Edmonton Stingers. Klassen led all players with 19 points, 10 of which came in the first quarter(Fraser Valley Bandits/CEBL)

VIDEO: Fraser Valley Bandits finish regular season with a win

After downing Edmonton, the playoffs await

  • Jul 31, 2022
Jabs Newby and Marek Klassen in action for Fraser Valley Bandits Saturday, July 30, at Langley Events Centre against Edmonton Stingers. Klassen led all players with 19 points, 10 of which came in the first quarter(Fraser Valley Bandits/CEBL)
Maple Ridge’s Malcolm Williams looked relaxed and confident as he made back-to-back shots at the Fraser Valley Bandits Sunday, July 17 games to claim a double prize of a Flair Airlines trip the league championships, plus a year of free flights anywhere the airline flies. (CEBL)
Maple Ridge’s Malcolm Williams looked relaxed and confident as he made back-to-back shots at the Fraser Valley Bandits Sunday, July 17 games to claim a double prize of a Flair Airlines trip the league championships, plus a year of free flights anywhere the airline flies. (CEBL)
Shane Gibson had 25 points, five rebounds and four assists as the Fraser Valley Bandits ended a season-high three game losing streak with a 95-88 victory over the visiting Ottawa BlackJacks at Langley Events Centre on Sunday, July 17. (CEBL)

VIDEO: Fraser Valley Bandits clinch playoff berth with win over Ottawa Blackjacks

Record now 10-7 on the Canadian Elite Basketball League (CEBL) season

  • Jul 18, 2022
Shane Gibson had 25 points, five rebounds and four assists as the Fraser Valley Bandits ended a season-high three game losing streak with a 95-88 victory over the visiting Ottawa BlackJacks at Langley Events Centre on Sunday, July 17. (CEBL)
Shane Gibson led Fraser Valley with 16 points as the Bandits fell 87-89 to the visiting Guelph Nighthawks Friday, July 15 at Langley Events Centre. (Canadian Elite Basketball League CEBL)

Nighthawks down Fraser Valley Bandits

Team now in third place

  • Jul 16, 2022
Shane Gibson led Fraser Valley with 16 points as the Bandits fell 87-89 to the visiting Guelph Nighthawks Friday, July 15 at Langley Events Centre. (Canadian Elite Basketball League CEBL)
Organizer Keith Azak’s goal to continue building a large-scale open basketball tournament to Terrace. (Brittany Gervais/Terrace Standard)

‘Rockin’ to the final game’: High hopes for northern B.C. roundball tourney

The Riverboat Days Open Basketball Tournament tips off this August in Terrace

Organizer Keith Azak’s goal to continue building a large-scale open basketball tournament to Terrace. (Brittany Gervais/Terrace Standard)
Bandits James Karnik lay-up versus Ottawa on July 8. BlackJacks won 100-79. Spencer Colby/Canadian Elite Basketball League
Bandits James Karnik lay-up versus Ottawa on July 8. BlackJacks won 100-79. Spencer Colby/Canadian Elite Basketball League
James Karnik scored five points as the Fraser Valley Bandits road game against the Newfoundland Growlers got underway Tuesday, July 5. Bandits won 88-81. (Canadian Elite Basketball League CEBL)

VIDEO: Fraser Valley Bandits down Growlers

Three-game road trip starts with a win

  • Jul 6, 2022
James Karnik scored five points as the Fraser Valley Bandits road game against the Newfoundland Growlers got underway Tuesday, July 5. Bandits won 88-81. (Canadian Elite Basketball League CEBL)
Fraser Valley Bandits’ Murphy Burnatowski was surrounded by Niagara River Lions Sunday, June 3 at Langley Events Centre. River Lions won, 102-99. (Fraser Valley Bandits CEBL)

VIDEO: River Lions down Fraser Valley Bandits

‘Giving up 102 points is too much:’ coach of Langley-based team says

Fraser Valley Bandits’ Murphy Burnatowski was surrounded by Niagara River Lions Sunday, June 3 at Langley Events Centre. River Lions won, 102-99. (Fraser Valley Bandits CEBL)
Fraser Valley Bandits five-game winning streak came to an end Friday night, July 1, as the visiting Scarborough Shooting Stars knocked off the first-place Bandits 93-86 at Langley Events Centre. Shane Gibson scored 27 points to go along with seven rebounds and six assists while Kyle Adnam added 12. Fraser Valley Bandits (CEBL)
Fraser Valley Bandits five-game winning streak came to an end Friday night, July 1, as the visiting Scarborough Shooting Stars knocked off the first-place Bandits 93-86 at Langley Events Centre. Shane Gibson scored 27 points to go along with seven rebounds and six assists while Kyle Adnam added 12. Fraser Valley Bandits (CEBL)
Langley’s own Ty Rowell (centre) and Surrey’s James Karnik (right) are both playing with the Fraser Valley Bandits, who are back on home court tonight (Friday, July 1) for a Canada Day game at Langley Events Centre, starting at 7:30 p.m. (CEBL/Special to Langley Advance Times)Langley’s own Ty Rowell (centre) and Surrey’s James Karnik (right) are both playing with the Fraser Valley Bandits, who are back on home court tonight (Friday, July 1) for a Canada Day game at Langley Events Centre, starting at 7:30 p.m. (CEBL/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Fraser Valley Bandits look to hold on to first place

Tickets still available for tonight’s pro basketball game in Langley

  • Jul 1, 2022
Langley’s own Ty Rowell (centre) and Surrey’s James Karnik (right) are both playing with the Fraser Valley Bandits, who are back on home court tonight (Friday, July 1) for a Canada Day game at Langley Events Centre, starting at 7:30 p.m. (CEBL/Special to Langley Advance Times)Langley’s own Ty Rowell (centre) and Surrey’s James Karnik (right) are both playing with the Fraser Valley Bandits, who are back on home court tonight (Friday, July 1) for a Canada Day game at Langley Events Centre, starting at 7:30 p.m. (CEBL/Special to Langley Advance Times)
League-leading Fraser Valley Bandits snuck away with a 94-92 win over the Newfoundland Growlers on home court to extend their winning streak to five games on Sunday, June 26 at Langley Events Centre. (CEBL/Special to Langley Advance Times)
League-leading Fraser Valley Bandits snuck away with a 94-92 win over the Newfoundland Growlers on home court to extend their winning streak to five games on Sunday, June 26 at Langley Events Centre. (CEBL/Special to Langley Advance Times)
James Karnik, making a free throw against Montreal, shone in his pro debut with the Bandits on home court at Langley Events Centre Friday. (Canadian Elite Basketball League/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Bandits look for 5th straight win against Newfoundland at home Sunday

Fraser Valley’s pro basketball team improves to 7-2 with another victory at Langley Events Centre

James Karnik, making a free throw against Montreal, shone in his pro debut with the Bandits on home court at Langley Events Centre Friday. (Canadian Elite Basketball League/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Paolo Banchero, right, is congratulated by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver after being selected as the number one pick overall by the Orlando Magic in the NBA basketball draft, Thursday, June 23, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Magic take Banchero 1st, Holmgren, Smith follow in NBA draft

6-foot-10 forward from Duke is the top overall choice

Paolo Banchero, right, is congratulated by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver after being selected as the number one pick overall by the Orlando Magic in the NBA basketball draft, Thursday, June 23, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Fraser Valley Bandits won their third in a row, a close 90-85 road trip win over the Guelph Nighthawks on Tuesday night, June 21. (CEBL/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Fraser Valley Bandits won their third in a row, a close 90-85 road trip win over the Guelph Nighthawks on Tuesday night, June 21. (CEBL/Special to Langley Advance Times)
The Fraser Valley Bandits picked up a narrow 92-89 victory over the Scarborough Shooting Stars in a hard fought game at Langley Events Centre on Saturday, June 18. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
The Fraser Valley Bandits picked up a narrow 92-89 victory over the Scarborough Shooting Stars in a hard fought game at Langley Events Centre on Saturday, June 18. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Bandits – including Murphy Burnatowski – squeaked out 84-81 victory over Stingers in Edmonton Wednesday night. They play back at home in Langley again Saturday night. (Canadian Elite Basketball League/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Bandits squash stingers on the road – in Edmonton

Fraser Valley’s pro basketball team is back on home court at Langley Events Centre Saturday

Bandits – including Murphy Burnatowski – squeaked out 84-81 victory over Stingers in Edmonton Wednesday night. They play back at home in Langley again Saturday night. (Canadian Elite Basketball League/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) high fives Golden State Warriors guard Gary Payton II (0) during the second quarter of Game 6 of basketball’s NBA Finals against the Boston Celtics, Thursday, June 16, 2022, in Boston. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Warriors beat Boston Celtics 103-90 to win 4th NBA title in 8 years

Finals MVP Stephen Curry leads Golden State with 34 points

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) high fives Golden State Warriors guard Gary Payton II (0) during the second quarter of Game 6 of basketball’s NBA Finals against the Boston Celtics, Thursday, June 16, 2022, in Boston. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)