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Justin Sourdif is among 51 players invited to attend Hockey Canada’s National Junior Team summer development camp. (Giants)

Sourdif called to national training camp

Giants forward among 51 players to receive invitations

Justin Sourdif is among 51 players invited to attend Hockey Canada’s National Junior Team summer development camp. (Giants)
Silver Champions U17 Lake City Basketball team members: (L-R): Kevin Lodemeier (coach), Josh Colley, Sam Irving, Nathan Dykstra, Jake Erickson, Jake Mullin, Quinten Pearson, Richter Heintz, Gavin Lodemeier, and Marc Peron (front).  (submitted)
Silver Champions U17 Lake City Basketball team members: (L-R): Kevin Lodemeier (coach), Josh Colley, Sam Irving, Nathan Dykstra, Jake Erickson, Jake Mullin, Quinten Pearson, Richter Heintz, Gavin Lodemeier, and Marc Peron (front).  (submitted)
Langley Thunder's Trevayne Hunter is closely watched by a Port Coquitlam Saints defender during BCJALL action at Langley Events Centre earlier this month. Hunter had a hand in all five of his team's goals in a 8-5 loss on July 21 in Coquitlam to the host Adanacs. (Damon James Langley Events Centre file photo)

Adanacs defeat Thunder at Poirier Sports Complex

The Thunder’s season is not going well so far

  • Jul 22, 2021
Langley Thunder's Trevayne Hunter is closely watched by a Port Coquitlam Saints defender during BCJALL action at Langley Events Centre earlier this month. Hunter had a hand in all five of his team's goals in a 8-5 loss on July 21 in Coquitlam to the host Adanacs. (Damon James Langley Events Centre file photo)
Giants head coach Michael Dyck and Giants athletic therapist Mike Burnstein have been named to Canada’s national junior hockey team. (Jamison Derksen/Giants)
Giants head coach Michael Dyck and Giants athletic therapist Mike Burnstein have been named to Canada’s national junior hockey team. (Jamison Derksen/Giants)
After one year away due to COVID, Chilliwack Chiefs alum Austin Plevy will be back with the Evansville Thunderbolts of the Southern Professional Hockey League in 2021-22. (SPHL photo)

Chilliwack Chiefs alum Austin Plevy re-signs with Evansville Thunderbolts

Plevy was the Southern Professional Hockey League’s top rookie and MVP in 2019-20

After one year away due to COVID, Chilliwack Chiefs alum Austin Plevy will be back with the Evansville Thunderbolts of the Southern Professional Hockey League in 2021-22. (SPHL photo)
LOSC member Hugh McNeill, seen here practicing at the Walnut Grove pool in Langley in March, won first in in the 17 and over category of the #RaceAgain virtual swimming competition. (Sevi Parr/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley Olympians Swim Club wins #RaceAgain contest

Virtual contest ends with multiple victories against competitors from across the country

LOSC member Hugh McNeill, seen here practicing at the Walnut Grove pool in Langley in March, won first in in the 17 and over category of the #RaceAgain virtual swimming competition. (Sevi Parr/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Cade McNelly (L) and Payton Mount are the newest Vancouver Giants, the Langley-based team announced, (VancouverGiants)

Giants draft two from Seattle

Newest additions mix skill and experience, GM says

Cade McNelly (L) and Payton Mount are the newest Vancouver Giants, the Langley-based team announced, (VancouverGiants)
Lauren Barwick with Sandrino, Noni Hartvikson and Onyx, Roberta Sheffield & Fairuza, and Jody Schloss and her mount Lieutenant Lobin will be competing for Canada in Para equestrian at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. (CNW Group/Canadian Paralympic Committee)

Aldergrove, Langley riders named to Olympic para-dressage team

Lauren Barwick and Winona Hartvikson set to participate in individual and team events in Tokyo

Lauren Barwick with Sandrino, Noni Hartvikson and Onyx, Roberta Sheffield & Fairuza, and Jody Schloss and her mount Lieutenant Lobin will be competing for Canada in Para equestrian at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. (CNW Group/Canadian Paralympic Committee)
Surrey’s Tiger Xie, 10 (pictured), emerged the winner in the extra holes over Langley golfer Ryan LePrieur, 12, at the Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour’s MJT Mini Tour at Cheam Mountain Golf Course on July 15. (MJT)
Surrey’s Tiger Xie, 10 (pictured), emerged the winner in the extra holes over Langley golfer Ryan LePrieur, 12, at the Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour’s MJT Mini Tour at Cheam Mountain Golf Course on July 15. (MJT)
Stellar Jays players Maya Bettler (L), Maelle Snyder and Livia Maione (R) demonstrated proper chewing form at the U12C Stellar Region 3 provincial championships on July 11 at the Albion Sports Complex in Maple Ridge (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley’s Stellar Jays take provincial district championships

‘They played their little hearts out,” coach said

Stellar Jays players Maya Bettler (L), Maelle Snyder and Livia Maione (R) demonstrated proper chewing form at the U12C Stellar Region 3 provincial championships on July 11 at the Albion Sports Complex in Maple Ridge (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Kyle Brunsch and Jonathan Grywacheski scored twice apiece as the Jr. A Langley Thunder downed Delta 8-6 Thursday, July 15. (Damon James/Langley Events Centre)
Kyle Brunsch and Jonathan Grywacheski scored twice apiece as the Jr. A Langley Thunder downed Delta 8-6 Thursday, July 15. (Damon James/Langley Events Centre)
Kennedy Duke, 16, at the Langley Gymnastics Foundation on Tuesday, July 13. She won all-around Canadian champion in the 16+ category of the 2021 JO/Novice Canadian Championships. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Langley Gymnastics Foundation athlete takes top Canadian award

Despite winning all-around novice award, Kennedy Duke thinks she could have done better

Kennedy Duke, 16, at the Langley Gymnastics Foundation on Tuesday, July 13. She won all-around Canadian champion in the 16+ category of the 2021 JO/Novice Canadian Championships. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Trevayne Hunter scored two goals against the Adanacs Wednesday but couldn’t lift the Thunder to a win.(Damon James/Langley Events Centre files)

No joy for Langley Junior Thunder as teams drop two close road games

The LEC-based lacrosse teams went down to defeat Wednesday night

  • Jul 17, 2021
Trevayne Hunter scored two goals against the Adanacs Wednesday but couldn’t lift the Thunder to a win.(Damon James/Langley Events Centre files)
Langley’s Drew Mechielsen is looking forward to competing in the Tokyo Olympics. (Niels Bensink/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Langley City woman headed to Tokyo Olympics on BMX team

Drew Mechielsen looking forward to riding supercross at 2021 Games

Langley’s Drew Mechielsen is looking forward to competing in the Tokyo Olympics. (Niels Bensink/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
The Summer Slam 3x3 youth basketball tournament is coming to the Langley Events Centre in September.

Fraser Valley Bandits bringing three-on-three basketball tournament to Langley Events Centre

The Bandits are partnering with Basketball BC to hold the event in early September

The Summer Slam 3x3 youth basketball tournament is coming to the Langley Events Centre in September.
Chilliwack’s Owen Hopfner celebrates a successful putt on the third green at Chilliwack Golf Club during the final round of the 2021 Optimist Fred Wellsby Junior Divot golf tournament on Thursday, July 15, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Langley teen Caleb Davies wins championship round at Chilliwack’s Fred Wellsby golf tourney

Davies outdueled Chilliwack’s Joe Corke over 18 holes at the Chilliwack Golf Course

Chilliwack’s Owen Hopfner celebrates a successful putt on the third green at Chilliwack Golf Club during the final round of the 2021 Optimist Fred Wellsby Junior Divot golf tournament on Thursday, July 15, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Vancouver Giants have hired Brodie St. Jacques as the Langley-based team’s new Equipment Manager.(Pure Life Photography)

Giants announce new equipment manager

Langley-based team hires Brodie St. Jacques

Vancouver Giants have hired Brodie St. Jacques as the Langley-based team’s new Equipment Manager.(Pure Life Photography)
Volleyball players Ryan Sclater, Lucas Van Berkell and Dan Jansen Van Doorn are part of the TWU contingent selected by Team Canada. (file)

Spartans to play for Canada

Five Langley university alums to Tokyo Olympics

Volleyball players Ryan Sclater, Lucas Van Berkell and Dan Jansen Van Doorn are part of the TWU contingent selected by Team Canada. (file)
The Langley Junior Thunder defeated New Westminster 11-7 in BC Junior Tier 1 Lacrosse League action on July 13 at Langley Events Centre. (Gary Ahuja/Langley Events Centre)

Langley Thunder down New West

Tier 1 team erupts for season-high goals

The Langley Junior Thunder defeated New Westminster 11-7 in BC Junior Tier 1 Lacrosse League action on July 13 at Langley Events Centre. (Gary Ahuja/Langley Events Centre)
A Gofundme page has been set up to help injured Langley extreme biker Jake Fox. (Gofundme)

VIDEO: Fundraiser for injured Langley extreme biker

Jake Fox suffered broken neck, vertebrae, in ‘freak’ training accident

A Gofundme page has been set up to help injured Langley extreme biker Jake Fox. (Gofundme)