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TWU’s Derek Epp is up for University Athlete of the Year honours at Sport BC’s 55th Annual Athlete of the Year Awards. (TWU)

Langley finalists named in Sport BC Athlete of the Year awards.

TWU Spartans women’s volleyball and Langley Rams teams find out who won Team of the Year in March

Wednesday night game at Langley Events Centre showcased top NHL draft talent from the Western Hockey League, Ontario Hockey League and Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. (Photos courtesy of Ryan Molag/Langley Events Centre)

Team White defeats Team Red 4-2 at 2023 kubota CHL/NHL top prospects game

Connor Bedard finished with six shots on goal

  • Jan 26, 2023
Wednesday night game at Langley Events Centre showcased top NHL draft talent from the Western Hockey League, Ontario Hockey League and Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. (Photos courtesy of Ryan Molag/Langley Events Centre)

Team White defeats Team Red 4-2 at 2023 kubota CHL/NHL top prospects game

Connor Bedard finished with six shots on goal

  • Jan 26, 2023
5-pin bowling team will be part of Langley contingent at Special Olympics BC’s first Provincial Games in four years, set for Kamloops Feb. 2-4. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley will send 10 athletes and 3 coaches to Special Olympics BC winter

Kamloops event is Special Olympics BC’s first Provincial Games in four years

5-pin bowling team will be part of Langley contingent at Special Olympics BC’s first Provincial Games in four years, set for Kamloops Feb. 2-4. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
About 30 novice players turned out for a girls-only ball hockey tri-it event at the George Preston Sports Box on Saturday, Jan. 21, part of a campaign to get more girls into the game. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

Langley-based ball hockey league aims to get girls into the game

Dozens attend female-only try-it session at George Preston

About 30 novice players turned out for a girls-only ball hockey tri-it event at the George Preston Sports Box on Saturday, Jan. 21, part of a campaign to get more girls into the game. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Langley Rivermen, seen here in action in December, will be looking to bounce back from a rough road trip on home ice at George Preston arena, a Throwback Thursday event (Jan. 26). (Langley Advance Times file)
Langley Rivermen, seen here in action in December, will be looking to bounce back from a rough road trip on home ice at George Preston arena, a Throwback Thursday event (Jan. 26). (Langley Advance Times file)
ancouver FC’s latest signing, fullback Marcus Simmons, joins the team ahead of their inaugural CPL season in Langley. (Special to Langley Advance TImes)

Langley’s Vancouver FC signs Edmonton’s Marcus Simmons for inaugural CPL season

22-year-old fullback brings experience and dynamic play to growing Vancouver FC roster

ancouver FC’s latest signing, fullback Marcus Simmons, joins the team ahead of their inaugural CPL season in Langley. (Special to Langley Advance TImes)
Sea Spray held off the Black Fish 17-16 in Arena Lacrosse League West Division action at Langley Events Centre on January 22. (Ryan Molag LEC photo)

Sea Spray and Shooting Eagles winners in ALL week eight

Arena Lacrosse League West Division action continues at Langley Events Centre

  • Jan 24, 2023
Sea Spray held off the Black Fish 17-16 in Arena Lacrosse League West Division action at Langley Events Centre on January 22. (Ryan Molag LEC photo)
Vancouver Bandits 2023 regular season schedule will see the Langley-based team play a 20-game slate. (File)

Vancouver Bandits begin 2023 on the road

Schedule released

  • Jan 24, 2023
Vancouver Bandits 2023 regular season schedule will see the Langley-based team play a 20-game slate. (File)
Langley Thunder added twin brothers Gunner Leifsson (second from right) and Kade Leifsson at the BC Junior A Lacrosse League Draft on Saturday, Jan. 21 at Langley Events Centre. (Ryan Molag, Langley Events Centre/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley Thunder draft four

BC Junior A Lacrosse League U17 picks include twin brothers from Mission

  • Jan 23, 2023
Langley Thunder added twin brothers Gunner Leifsson (second from right) and Kade Leifsson at the BC Junior A Lacrosse League Draft on Saturday, Jan. 21 at Langley Events Centre. (Ryan Molag, Langley Events Centre/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Mathew Edwards got the Giants on the scoreboard Saturday night, Jan. 21 in Kelowna. G-Men went on to win 4-3. (Steve Dunsmoor/Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Vancouver Giants end losing streak with win in Kelowna

After the Rockets scored the opening goal, Giants pushed back with three unanswered goals

Mathew Edwards got the Giants on the scoreboard Saturday night, Jan. 21 in Kelowna. G-Men went on to win 4-3. (Steve Dunsmoor/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Ty Thorpe took a shot. Number 8 scored the only Vancouver Giants goal Friday, Jan, 20 against the visiting Kelowna Rockets, as the Langley-based team suffered a fourth loss in a row. (Rob Wilton/Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Kelowna Rockets down struggling Vancouver Giants

Fourth loss in a row for G-Men

  • Jan 21, 2023
Ty Thorpe took a shot. Number 8 scored the only Vancouver Giants goal Friday, Jan, 20 against the visiting Kelowna Rockets, as the Langley-based team suffered a fourth loss in a row. (Rob Wilton/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Rocco Romeo joins Vancouver FC as the club’s sixth signing ahead of their inaugural season in the Canadian Premier League. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Vancouver FC signs centre back Rocco Romeo

Canadian defender joins VFC as a free agent after two seasons with Valour FC

Rocco Romeo joins Vancouver FC as the club’s sixth signing ahead of their inaugural season in the Canadian Premier League. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Langley forward Kyle Brunsch secured for next season. (Ryan Molag LEC photo)

Thunder keeps Abbott, Brunsch for senior A season

Junior stars secured for upcoming WLA campaign

Langley forward Kyle Brunsch secured for next season. (Ryan Molag LEC photo)
New addition to the team! Gabriel Bitar joins Vancouver FC as the latest signing for the 2023 season. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Attacker Gabriel Bitar joins Vancouver FC

Free agent signs with Langley-based soccer team following a standout first pro season

  • Jan 19, 2023
New addition to the team! Gabriel Bitar joins Vancouver FC as the latest signing for the 2023 season. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Black Fish Ethan M’Lot (left) and Grizzlies player Curtis Goode (right) tangled on Sunday, Jan. 16 at Langley Events Centre in Arena Lacrosse League West Division action. Black Fish defeated the Grizzlies 12-9. (Ryan Molag LEC photo/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Victories by both the Black Fish and the Sea Spray in Arena Lacrosse League

Standings tighten in Langley-based West Division

  • Jan 18, 2023
Black Fish Ethan M’Lot (left) and Grizzlies player Curtis Goode (right) tangled on Sunday, Jan. 16 at Langley Events Centre in Arena Lacrosse League West Division action. Black Fish defeated the Grizzlies 12-9. (Ryan Molag LEC photo/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Zach Hofer has become the latest member of his family to sign with Trinity Western University. (TWU)

Langley’s Zach Hofer becomes third family member to play for TWU Spartans

Coach calls them a ‘volleyball family’

  • Jan 17, 2023
Zach Hofer has become the latest member of his family to sign with Trinity Western University. (TWU)
Playing for the Simon Fraser University (SFU) Red Leafs basketball team, Langley’s Jessica Wisotzki was at the top of the NCAA Division II rankings. (Wilson Wong/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley’s Jessica Wisotzki tops NCAA standings

Sister Sophia is having a good season, too

Playing for the Simon Fraser University (SFU) Red Leafs basketball team, Langley’s Jessica Wisotzki was at the top of the NCAA Division II rankings. (Wilson Wong/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Ty Halaburda, Carson Haynes, and Jesper Vikman tried to prevent a Tri-City goal Sunday afternoon, Jan. 15 at Langley Events Centre. Giants lost 7-3. (Rob Wilton/Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: A new look, but another loss, for Vancouver Giants

Tri-City Americans dominated

  • Jan 16, 2023
Ty Halaburda, Carson Haynes, and Jesper Vikman tried to prevent a Tri-City goal Sunday afternoon, Jan. 15 at Langley Events Centre. Giants lost 7-3. (Rob Wilton/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Valley Ball Hockey Association (VBHA) will be hosting two free try-it sessions for young players, one for girls only, and one co-ed, at George Preston on Saturday, Jan. 21. (Langley Advance Times file)

An opportunity to try out ball hockey

Langley-based VBHA and Surrey association offer free try-it sessions

Valley Ball Hockey Association (VBHA) will be hosting two free try-it sessions for young players, one for girls only, and one co-ed, at George Preston on Saturday, Jan. 21. (Langley Advance Times file)