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Connor Bedard met with the media Thursday, Nov. 25, 2022, at the Langley Events Centre. (Ryan Molag/LEC)

NHL’s hottest prospect visits Langley ahead of Giants vs Regina Pats game

Most of Connor Bedard’s upcoming matches are going sold out

Langley Christian Lightning Jr. boys team manager Simon Cui was hoisted into the air by his teammates with the Eastern Valley trophy on Nov. 10, a week when LCS teams won four of five championships. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Four championships in three days: a great week for Langley Christian Lightning teams

Eastern Valley soccer and volleyball championship wins for LCS

  • Nov 22, 2022
Kristine Pemberton, a basketball player from the Nova Métis Heritage Association is a recipient of Premier’s Awards for Indigenous Youth Excellence in Sport, a win she didn’t expect at all. (Special to Langley Advance Times/Sombilon Studios)

Langley youth amongst 10 B.C. Indigenous athletes receiving awards from the premier

They were acknowledged in the Indigenous Youth Excellence in Sport category

Aldergrove’s Joel Waterman became the first player from Langley-based Trinity Western University to win a spot on the national team training camp. On Nov. 13, he was named to the Canadian team that will compete at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. (TWU file image)
Aldergrove’s Joel Waterman became the first player from Langley-based Trinity Western University to win a spot on the national team training camp. On Nov. 13, he was named to the Canadian team that will compete at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. (TWU file image)
16 rinks competed at the 2022 Ryder Cup at the Langley Curling Centre from Nov. 11 to Nov. 13. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
16 rinks competed at the 2022 Ryder Cup at the Langley Curling Centre from Nov. 11 to Nov. 13. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Four hockey legends from the 1972 Canada-Russia hockey series were on hand for the puck drop at Langley Centre Centre on Friday, Nov. 18 with Giants captain Zack Ostapchuk and teammates wearing jerseys that paid tribute to Team Canada. (Rob Wilton/Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Giants loss at ‘Legends’ tribute game

Special teams were the story of the night

  • Nov 19, 2022
Four hockey legends from the 1972 Canada-Russia hockey series were on hand for the puck drop at Langley Centre Centre on Friday, Nov. 18 with Giants captain Zack Ostapchuk and teammates wearing jerseys that paid tribute to Team Canada. (Rob Wilton/Special to Langley Advance Times)
The Grizzlies improved to 2-0 while the Shooting Eagles are 1-1 after both teams were victorious in week 2 action at Langley Events Centre of the Arena Lacrosse League West Division. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Shooting Eagles, Grizzlies week 2 winners in arena lacrosse league action

The Grizzlies improved to 2-0 while the Shooting Eagles are 1-1

The Grizzlies improved to 2-0 while the Shooting Eagles are 1-1 after both teams were victorious in week 2 action at Langley Events Centre of the Arena Lacrosse League West Division. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
An exultant Langley’s Tiffany Foster and Northern Light were cheered on by the crowd in Toronto as they rode to a podium finish in the $250,000 Longines FEI Jumping World Cup on Saturday night, Nov. 12, the only Canadian team to do so. (Jump Media)

VIDEO: Langley’s Foster takes podium at $250K Longines FEI Jumping World Cup

Named Leading Canadian Rider at Toronto event

  • Nov 17, 2022
An exultant Langley’s Tiffany Foster and Northern Light were cheered on by the crowd in Toronto as they rode to a podium finish in the $250,000 Longines FEI Jumping World Cup on Saturday night, Nov. 12, the only Canadian team to do so. (Jump Media)
Kodiaks Isaiah Fernandez and Trappers Anthony Bosnjak chased the puck Nov. 9 at Aldergrove Credit Union Community Arena, the two Langley teams’ second meeting of the season. (Kurt Langmann/Special to Black PressMedia)

Langley Trappers and Aldergrove Kodiaks rematch a much closer contest

Second meeting of crosstown rivals came down to the closing seconds of the game

Kodiaks Isaiah Fernandez and Trappers Anthony Bosnjak chased the puck Nov. 9 at Aldergrove Credit Union Community Arena, the two Langley teams’ second meeting of the season. (Kurt Langmann/Special to Black PressMedia)
LOSC swimmer Alex Velicico won seven events and set a new club record at the club’s invitational swim meet held Saturday, Nov. 5th and Sunday, Nov. 6th at the Walnut Grove pool. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Alex Velicico wins seven events at Langley Olympians Swim Club Invitational

One of several standout performances by members of 29-person LOSC team

LOSC swimmer Alex Velicico won seven events and set a new club record at the club’s invitational swim meet held Saturday, Nov. 5th and Sunday, Nov. 6th at the Walnut Grove pool. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
With his team nursing a one-goal lead in the dying seconds, Black Fish goaltender Matt Hills came up with a game-clinching save, preserving his team’s 16-15 win over the Shooting Eagles. (Ryan Molag Langley Events Centre)

Arena Lacrosse opens second season at Langley Events Centre

Black Fish and Grizzlies win opening games

  • Nov 15, 2022
With his team nursing a one-goal lead in the dying seconds, Black Fish goaltender Matt Hills came up with a game-clinching save, preserving his team’s 16-15 win over the Shooting Eagles. (Ryan Molag Langley Events Centre)
Samuel Honzek scored his 12th of the season for the Giants against Prince George Cougars on Sunday, Nov. 13. Prince George won 6-4. (James Doyle/Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Vancouver Giants drop game to Prince George Cougars

A six-goal streak proved impossible to counter

Samuel Honzek scored his 12th of the season for the Giants against Prince George Cougars on Sunday, Nov. 13. Prince George won 6-4. (James Doyle/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Vancouver Giants Ty Halaburda and Colton Langkow applied pressure to Cougars netminder Ty Young as the G-Men won won the first half of their two-game road weekend against Prince George Cougars at the CN Centre on Saturday, Nov. 12 5-4.(James Doyle/Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: A happy birthday for Vancouver Giants Honzek against Prince George Cougars

Accounted for two goals and two assists of 5-4 win on the road

  • Nov 13, 2022
Vancouver Giants Ty Halaburda and Colton Langkow applied pressure to Cougars netminder Ty Young as the G-Men won won the first half of their two-game road weekend against Prince George Cougars at the CN Centre on Saturday, Nov. 12 5-4.(James Doyle/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Canada Red took silver at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge, falling 11-3 to the United States in the gold medal game on Saturday night, Nov. 12, at the Langley Events Centre. (Hockey Canada/Twitter)

Canada Red takes silver medal at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge

Fell 11-3 to the United States in the gold medal game at the Langley Events Centre.

  • Nov 13, 2022
Canada Red took silver at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge, falling 11-3 to the United States in the gold medal game on Saturday night, Nov. 12, at the Langley Events Centre. (Hockey Canada/Twitter)
Dylan Anderson was signed by his hometown team after starting the season with the Salmon Arm Silverbacks of the BCHL. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Giants welcome a Langley layer to the team

Dylan Anderson was signed by his hometown team

Dylan Anderson was signed by his hometown team after starting the season with the Salmon Arm Silverbacks of the BCHL. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Canada Red downed Sweden Friday, Nov. 11 to clinch a spot in the Saturday gold medal final at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge at Langley Events Centre. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Canadian teams make medal round at World Under-17 Hockey Challenge in Langley

Canada Black will play Finland for bronze, Canada Red will play the United States for gold

  • Nov 12, 2022
Canada Red downed Sweden Friday, Nov. 11 to clinch a spot in the Saturday gold medal final at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge at Langley Events Centre. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Langley Trappers Head Coach Brad Bakken will be at the helm of the Pacific Junior Hockey League’s (PJHL) team for the first annual British Columbia Hockey Conference Prospects Game against the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League (KIJHL) on Nov. 22 in Chilliwack. (file)

Trappers coach to head first PJHL top prospects team

Three Trappers players on roster

  • Nov 12, 2022
Langley Trappers Head Coach Brad Bakken will be at the helm of the Pacific Junior Hockey League’s (PJHL) team for the first annual British Columbia Hockey Conference Prospects Game against the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League (KIJHL) on Nov. 22 in Chilliwack. (file)
Woo Kim Warrior Mackenzie Seward, won gold in weapons, Pair Poomse (forms) and sparring, and silver in Individual Poomse at the at the 2022 Northwest Martial Arts Festival tournament in Oregon on Oct. 22, where the Wook Kim team won 21 gold, 15 silver and nine bronze medals. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley’s Woo Kim Warriors Taekwondo team harvests 45 medals in Oregon

Northwest Martial Arts Festival tournament was their first international event after COVID

Woo Kim Warrior Mackenzie Seward, won gold in weapons, Pair Poomse (forms) and sparring, and silver in Individual Poomse at the at the 2022 Northwest Martial Arts Festival tournament in Oregon on Oct. 22, where the Wook Kim team won 21 gold, 15 silver and nine bronze medals. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Henry Mews went from the penalty box to being the overtime hero as 13 seconds after returning the ice, the Canada White captain wired home the winner in a 6-5 win over Czechia Tuesday, Nov. 8. It was day 6 of the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge co-hosted by Langley Events Centre and Delta’s Sungod Centre (Langley Events Centre)

USA will play for gold at World Under-17 Hockey Challenge

Canadian teams must get by Finland to face the American team

  • Nov 9, 2022
Henry Mews went from the penalty box to being the overtime hero as 13 seconds after returning the ice, the Canada White captain wired home the winner in a 6-5 win over Czechia Tuesday, Nov. 8. It was day 6 of the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge co-hosted by Langley Events Centre and Delta’s Sungod Centre (Langley Events Centre)
Aldergrove Kodiaks Trevor Baron blasted past the North Vancouver Wolf Pack bench on Wednesday, Nov. 2, at the Aldergrove Credit Union Community Arena. Baron, who set up a short-handed goal in the second period, was named third star of the game, which saw North Van win 3-2 in overtime. (Kurt Langmann/Special to Black Press Media)
Aldergrove Kodiaks Trevor Baron blasted past the North Vancouver Wolf Pack bench on Wednesday, Nov. 2, at the Aldergrove Credit Union Community Arena. Baron, who set up a short-handed goal in the second period, was named third star of the game, which saw North Van win 3-2 in overtime. (Kurt Langmann/Special to Black Press Media)
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