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Captain Danielle Ellis of Langley and the Canadian sitting volleyball team fell to Brazil today in the Paralympics happening in Tokyo. They play next Sunday, at 2 p.m. – their time. (World ParaVolley/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Local putting big points on sitting volleyball scoreboard during Paralympic Games

Canada’s women’s team captain Danielle Ellis – who hails from Langley –is leading the team in Tokyo

Captain Danielle Ellis of Langley and the Canadian sitting volleyball team fell to Brazil today in the Paralympics happening in Tokyo. They play next Sunday, at 2 p.m. – their time. (World ParaVolley/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Onyx trots with Courtney Palleson for Noni Hartvikson of South Langley at the para-dressage horse inspection, held Aug. 25, 2021, at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games in Japan. (Jon Stroud Media/special to Langley Advance Times)
Onyx trots with Courtney Palleson for Noni Hartvikson of South Langley at the para-dressage horse inspection, held Aug. 25, 2021, at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games in Japan. (Jon Stroud Media/special to Langley Advance Times)
Brandon Gilbeck of the Abbotsford-based Fraser Valley Bandits was named the Canadian Elite Basketball League’s Defensive Player of the Year on Aug. 18. Rumours are swirling about a possible relocation of the pro team to Langley. (Black Press Media file)

Rumors are swirling that pro basketball could be coming to Langley

Langley Events Centre reportedly in the running for new home of Abbotsford’s Fraser Valley Bandits

Brandon Gilbeck of the Abbotsford-based Fraser Valley Bandits was named the Canadian Elite Basketball League’s Defensive Player of the Year on Aug. 18. Rumours are swirling about a possible relocation of the pro team to Langley. (Black Press Media file)
Langley’s Brodie Hofer in action at the 2021 North, Central America and Caribbean Volleyball Confederation (NORCECA) continental championship in Durango, Mexico. (NORCECA/special to Langley Advance Times)
Langley’s Brodie Hofer in action at the 2021 North, Central America and Caribbean Volleyball Confederation (NORCECA) continental championship in Durango, Mexico. (NORCECA/special to Langley Advance Times)
Caleb Reimer, Ronin Sharma and Parker Magnuson (left to right) were killed in a vehicle collision Saturday morning. (file)

Fundraiser for families of hockey players who died in crash hits $50,000 target

Gofundme page, ‘Honouring Ronin, Caleb and Parker,’ set up after Saturday tragedy

Caleb Reimer, Ronin Sharma and Parker Magnuson (left to right) were killed in a vehicle collision Saturday morning. (file)
Langley’s Brodie Hofer in action at the 2021 North, Central America and Caribbean Volleyball Confederation (NORCECA) continental championship in Durango, Mexico. (NORCECA/special to Langley Advance Times)
Langley’s Brodie Hofer in action at the 2021 North, Central America and Caribbean Volleyball Confederation (NORCECA) continental championship in Durango, Mexico. (NORCECA/special to Langley Advance Times)
Vanessa Mannix and Catinka 25 won the $100,000 ATCO Cup 1.50m at Thunderbird Show Park’s Summer Fort Classic on Sunday, Aug. 22. (Quinn Saunders/tbird)
Vanessa Mannix and Catinka 25 won the $100,000 ATCO Cup 1.50m at Thunderbird Show Park’s Summer Fort Classic on Sunday, Aug. 22. (Quinn Saunders/tbird)
Athletes from around the province competed at the provincials in Burnaby recently and several locals qualified to go to the nationals at the end of August. (Fort Langley Canoe Kayak Club/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Langley paddlers headed to nationals in Ottawa

Local athlete showings at provincials recently qualified several for higher competition

Athletes from around the province competed at the provincials in Burnaby recently and several locals qualified to go to the nationals at the end of August. (Fort Langley Canoe Kayak Club/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Brian Morton (CAN) and Chili Pepper SM won the $15,000 Kubota Canada Winning Round. (tbird/Quinn Saunders)

Brian Morton and Chili Pepper, Kassidy Keith and Havana win events at tbird

Morton celebrates win on ‘home turf,’ Keith calls Havana ‘sweetest horse in the barn’

Brian Morton (CAN) and Chili Pepper SM won the $15,000 Kubota Canada Winning Round. (tbird/Quinn Saunders)
Langley’s Rose Chen took top honours and punched her ticket to the national championship as Canada’s major finale for 12U golfers crowned six Maple Leaf Junior (MJT) Mini Tour National Champions at the Tsawwassen Springs course in Delta. (MJT)
Langley’s Rose Chen took top honours and punched her ticket to the national championship as Canada’s major finale for 12U golfers crowned six Maple Leaf Junior (MJT) Mini Tour National Champions at the Tsawwassen Springs course in Delta. (MJT)
Langley Rivermen forward Ronin Sharma was one of three people killed in a single-vehicle crash, the team confirmed Saturday. (file)
Langley Rivermen forward Ronin Sharma was one of three people killed in a single-vehicle crash, the team confirmed Saturday. (file)
Conor Swail and Theo 160 win again in the $37,000 CSI3* Steel-Craft Doors Cup 1.50m at the Summer Fort Classic. (Quinn Saunders/tbird)

Second win for Swail at tbird

Placed first in $37,000 Steel-Craft Doors Cup

Conor Swail and Theo 160 win again in the $37,000 CSI3* Steel-Craft Doors Cup 1.50m at the Summer Fort Classic. (Quinn Saunders/tbird)
Cheryl Jean-Paul returns to Langley after the tournament, to lead the Spartans women’s basketball team again. (TWU/Special to Langley Advance Times)

TWU basketball coach leads Canada to championships in Mexico

Spartans head coach Cheryl Jean-Paul is heading to the FIBA U16 Americas Women’s Championships 2021

Cheryl Jean-Paul returns to Langley after the tournament, to lead the Spartans women’s basketball team again. (TWU/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Conor Swail and Theo 160 won the $37,000 George & Dianne Tidball Legacy at the tbird Summer Fort Classic in Langley. (Quinn Saunders/tbird)
Conor Swail and Theo 160 won the $37,000 George & Dianne Tidball Legacy at the tbird Summer Fort Classic in Langley. (Quinn Saunders/tbird)
Brandon Gilbeck of the Fraser Valley Bandits was named the Canadian Elite Basketball League’s Defensive Player of the Year on Aug. 18. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Fraser Valley Bandits big man Brandon Gilbeck named Defensive Player of the Year

Canadian Elite Basketball League honours big man at league awards on Aug. 18, next game on Friday

Brandon Gilbeck of the Fraser Valley Bandits was named the Canadian Elite Basketball League’s Defensive Player of the Year on Aug. 18. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
Langley’s Brodie Hofer was one of six members of Trinity Western University’s Spartans men’s volleyball team named to the Canadian team that will compete at the 2021 NORCECA continental championship in Durango, Mexico. (file)

Langley’s Hofer plays for Canada – again

Named to Team Canada roster for NORCECA continental championship

Langley’s Brodie Hofer was one of six members of Trinity Western University’s Spartans men’s volleyball team named to the Canadian team that will compete at the 2021 NORCECA continental championship in Durango, Mexico. (file)
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BCHL’s 60th anniversary plans include outdoor games, retro nights

Teams will wear retro jerseys throughout the season, junior ‘A’ hockey league announces

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Vancouver Giants captain Alex Kannok Leipert has signed a professional contract with the AHL’s Abbotsford Canucks (Giants file)
Vancouver Giants captain Alex Kannok Leipert has signed a professional contract with the AHL’s Abbotsford Canucks (Giants file)
Langley's Munroe Hutton took third at the provincial BMX championships in Surrey on Saturday, Aug. 14, 2021. (Rob Wilton/RJMedia.tech)

Langley rider takes bronze at BMX provincials

Up against racers from six to 50+, a local rookie pro brings home gold

  • Aug 17, 2021
Langley's Munroe Hutton took third at the provincial BMX championships in Surrey on Saturday, Aug. 14, 2021. (Rob Wilton/RJMedia.tech)
For the first time in 10 months, international competition will return to Thunderbird Show Park in Langley, and with it, fans in the stands. (Langley Advance Tines fie)

Fans return to stands as Langley’s tbird welcomes first international competition in 10 months

Chris Pack ‘excited to welcome our guests back’ to Fort Classic at Thunderbird starting Wednesday

For the first time in 10 months, international competition will return to Thunderbird Show Park in Langley, and with it, fans in the stands. (Langley Advance Tines fie)