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2021 BCHL Showcase runs Wednesday to Sunday in Chilliwack

After one year in Chilliwack, the league intends to move the event around starting in 2022-23

Langley Rams increased their winning streak to six with a 34-7 victory over Westshore Rebels on Oct. 17. (file)

Langley Rams make it six

Win over Rebels extends streak

Thunderbirds held off a late-in-the-game drive by the Timberwolves on Friday, Oct. 15 at McLeod stadium, (Thunderbird Twitter image)

LSS Thunderbirds extend streak to four

Langley AA Varsity team withstands offensive drive by rival Robert Bateman in closing minutes

Langley’s U13 Tier 1 won gold, again, this time at the Thunderstrike tournament, hosted by Langley Minor Lacrosse Association Oct 8-11 at Willoughby Community Park. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley lacrosse teams collect medals at Thunderstrike tournament

Teams take two gold, one silver and one bronze, playing against more than 30 rivals from across B.C.

Langley’s U13 Tier 1 won gold, again, this time at the Thunderstrike tournament, hosted by Langley Minor Lacrosse Association Oct 8-11 at Willoughby Community Park. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Four BCHL officials (left to right: Colleen Geddes, Megan Howes, Grace Barlow and Melissa Brunn) made Canadian junior ‘A’ hockey history Sunday at South Surrey Arena when they became the first all-female officiating crew to work a junior ‘A’ hockey game. (Garrett James photo)

First-ever all-female officiating crew to work BCHL game in South Surrey

Four-person team will be first all-women crew to work a Canadian junior ‘A’ hockey game: BCHL

Four BCHL officials (left to right: Colleen Geddes, Megan Howes, Grace Barlow and Melissa Brunn) made Canadian junior ‘A’ hockey history Sunday at South Surrey Arena when they became the first all-female officiating crew to work a junior ‘A’ hockey game. (Garrett James photo)
Visiting Kamloops Blazers scored a decisive victory over the Vancouver Giants at Langley Events Centre on Saturday, Oct. 16. (Gary Ahuja, Langley Events Centre/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Blazers down Giants 5-0

‘We got out-played, we got out-smarted tonight’ says coach

Visiting Kamloops Blazers scored a decisive victory over the Vancouver Giants at Langley Events Centre on Saturday, Oct. 16. (Gary Ahuja, Langley Events Centre/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Ashlee Wolfe scored the first U SPORTS goal for TWU Spartans Friday, Oct. 15, against UBC at the Langley Events Centre. (Gary Ahuja, LEC/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley’s Trinity Western University hockey teams make U Sports debut

Latest teams from Langley-based university to play in top university league

Ashlee Wolfe scored the first U SPORTS goal for TWU Spartans Friday, Oct. 15, against UBC at the Langley Events Centre. (Gary Ahuja, LEC/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Infinity Cheer Elite cheerleaders competing in-person, two years ago (Infinity Cheer Elite/Special to The Star)

Aldergrove cheerleaders gear up for in-person competition

Athletes at Infinity Cheer Elite excited to get back to normal

Infinity Cheer Elite cheerleaders competing in-person, two years ago (Infinity Cheer Elite/Special to The Star)
Langley golfer Rose Chen won Closest-to-the-Pin U15 girls title at the Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour National Championship. (file)

Langley golfers shine at MJT national championship

Multiple winners and high finishers at Morgan Creek

Langley golfer Rose Chen won Closest-to-the-Pin U15 girls title at the Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour National Championship. (file)
The 2021 edition of the BBall Nationals championships at Langley Events Centre took place from Sept. 9 to Sept. 11. (Langley Advance Times/file)

Fraser Valley Basketball Officials Association seeking refs

Long COVID layoff could mean a shortage of officials and even game cancellations

The 2021 edition of the BBall Nationals championships at Langley Events Centre took place from Sept. 9 to Sept. 11. (Langley Advance Times/file)
Giants netminder Drew Sim is headed to Regina, the team announced Wednesday, Oct. 13. (Vancouver Giants’ Allen Douglas/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Giants netminder Drew Sim is headed to Regina, the team announced Wednesday, Oct. 13. (Vancouver Giants’ Allen Douglas/Special to Langley Advance Times)
BCHL

31 BCHL alums on NHL rosters as pro season starts

The Nashville Predators and Colorado Avalanche lead the way with three BCHLers on their rosters

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Langley Rams celebrated their fifth win a row Saturday, Oct. 9 at McLeod stadium. (Langley Advance Times file)

Langley Rams defeat Valley Huskers 27-4

Fifth in a row for undefeated B.C. Conference leader

Langley Rams celebrated their fifth win a row Saturday, Oct. 9 at McLeod stadium. (Langley Advance Times file)
Walker, 10-month-old, and mom Katey Kloepper, from Calgary, were among the visitors to Art’s Nursery scarecrow stroll and fundraiser, which is on till Oct. 31 at 8940 192nd St. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Scarecrow stroll returns to Art’s Nursery

Charitable fundraiser offers build your-own scarecrow kits

Walker, 10-month-old, and mom Katey Kloepper, from Calgary, were among the visitors to Art’s Nursery scarecrow stroll and fundraiser, which is on till Oct. 31 at 8940 192nd St. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Langley Secondary School Thunderbirds rewarded a hometown audience with a 46-0 win over Argyle Secondary on Friday, Oct. 8. at McLeod stadium. (Thunderbirds Twitter feed)

VIDEO: Undefeated LSS Thunderbirds dominate early season

Langley team brings ‘shock and awe’ against opponents

Langley Secondary School Thunderbirds rewarded a hometown audience with a 46-0 win over Argyle Secondary on Friday, Oct. 8. at McLeod stadium. (Thunderbirds Twitter feed)
Trappers’ Brendan O’Grady faces off in the first period of the Oct. 6 game at George Preston that would see rival Kodiaks win 3-1. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

Battle of Langley-based teams sees Kodiaks down Trappers

Aldergrove team moves up in standings, while Langley remains number one

Trappers’ Brendan O’Grady faces off in the first period of the Oct. 6 game at George Preston that would see rival Kodiaks win 3-1. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Whitby Steelhawks goaltender Lukas Coote gets a shoulder on Toronto Monarchs’ Zach Herreweyers diving attempt during ALL action back in 2018. Coote played four seasons in the ALL before signing with the NLL’s Georgia Swarm as a free agent while Herreweyers has spent time in the NLL with both Calgary and Halifax. (Tim Prothero Vintage Lax/Special to Langley Advance Times)

New lacrosse division in need of helpers

Arena Lacrosse League, playing out of Langley Events Centre, seeking volunteers and officials

Whitby Steelhawks goaltender Lukas Coote gets a shoulder on Toronto Monarchs’ Zach Herreweyers diving attempt during ALL action back in 2018. Coote played four seasons in the ALL before signing with the NLL’s Georgia Swarm as a free agent while Herreweyers has spent time in the NLL with both Calgary and Halifax. (Tim Prothero Vintage Lax/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Langley Thunder U13 Tier One lacrosse players won gold at the 2021 Burrards West Coast Shootout Youth Field Lacrosse in Maple Ridge Sept. 30 to Oct. 3. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Langley Thunder U13 Tier One lacrosse players won gold at the 2021 Burrards West Coast Shootout Youth Field Lacrosse in Maple Ridge Sept. 30 to Oct. 3. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Vancouver Giants played their first home game in 588 days on Friday, Oct. 8, downing Prince George 6-4. (Rob Wilton/Vancouver Giants/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Vancouver Giants played their first home game in 588 days on Friday, Oct. 8, downing Prince George 6-4. (Rob Wilton/Vancouver Giants/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Langley Rivermen team owner John Henderson presents the Sharma family with Ronin’s last game-worn jersey Friday, Oct. 8, at George Preston Recreation Centre in Langley. (Photo: Garrett James, via twitter.com/LangleyRivermen)

Langley hockey team honours Surrey’s Sharma on what would have been 17th birthday

BCHL franchise saluted the forward prior to their season-opening game

Langley Rivermen team owner John Henderson presents the Sharma family with Ronin’s last game-worn jersey Friday, Oct. 8, at George Preston Recreation Centre in Langley. (Photo: Garrett James, via twitter.com/LangleyRivermen)