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Langley’s junior curlers James Jones (Skip), Daniel Sutherland (3rd), Austun Arnold (2nd), Inara Ozeroff (Lead) won in their block at the Optimist Junior Interclub Curling League - Envision Financial Division 1. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Langley junior curlers make coach proud

Block A winners inspiring future players with their name on the plaque

Langley’s junior curlers James Jones (Skip), Daniel Sutherland (3rd), Austun Arnold (2nd), Inara Ozeroff (Lead) won in their block at the Optimist Junior Interclub Curling League - Envision Financial Division 1. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Langley Events Centre hosts the senior girls Eastern Valley 2A and 3A championships on Saturday, Feb. 18 with (above) Langley Christian (2A) and Abbotsford Senior (3A) winning the respective titles. (Gary Ahuja, Langley Events Centre/Special to Langley Advance Times)

PHOTOS: Lightning earn regional senior girls basketball championship title

Langley Events Centre hosted 2A and 3A zone finals Saturday

  • Feb 22, 2023
Langley Events Centre hosts the senior girls Eastern Valley 2A and 3A championships on Saturday, Feb. 18 with (above) Langley Christian (2A) and Abbotsford Senior (3A) winning the respective titles. (Gary Ahuja, Langley Events Centre/Special to Langley Advance Times)
The Chilliwack Coliseum was built to house a Western Hockey League team, and the Chilliwack Bruins called it home from 2006 to 2011. But for now, the prospect of a WHL return is unlikely.

WHL’s Winnipeg Ice unlikely to find a new home in Chilliwack

Chilliwack Chiefs ownership say they’re committed to the BCHL and junior A hockey

The Chilliwack Coliseum was built to house a Western Hockey League team, and the Chilliwack Bruins called it home from 2006 to 2011. But for now, the prospect of a WHL return is unlikely.
Skyler Bruce dug for the puck in front of the Spokane netminder Friday, Jan. 20 at Langley Events Centre. Vancouver Giants won 4-3 in overtime. (Rob Wilton/Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Overtime win at home for Vancouver Giants

Team captain Ty Thorpe records 100th career point

  • Feb 21, 2023
Skyler Bruce dug for the puck in front of the Spokane netminder Friday, Jan. 20 at Langley Events Centre. Vancouver Giants won 4-3 in overtime. (Rob Wilton/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Saskatoon Blades down Vancouver Giants 2-1 at Langley Events Centre on Saturday night, Feb. 18. G-Men back on home ice for 2 p.m. game Monday (Family Day) against the Spokane Chiefs. (Rob Wilton, Vancouver Giants/Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Blades squeak out 2-1 win over Giants with minutes left

G-Men are back on home ice in Langley for a 2 p.m. game on Family Day

Saskatoon Blades down Vancouver Giants 2-1 at Langley Events Centre on Saturday night, Feb. 18. G-Men back on home ice for 2 p.m. game Monday (Family Day) against the Spokane Chiefs. (Rob Wilton, Vancouver Giants/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Action from last season at Thunderbird Show Park in Langley. This season, the venue is celebrating 50 years by giving away 50 bursaries at competitions. (Tbird)

Thunderbird Show Park celebrates 50 years in Langley

‘tbird pats your tab’ will give out 50 free bursaries

Action from last season at Thunderbird Show Park in Langley. This season, the venue is celebrating 50 years by giving away 50 bursaries at competitions. (Tbird)
LOSC’s Aidan Erikson, seen here at a previous meet, placed first in the 400m freestyle and placed second in the 200m freestyle at the PSW Winter Invitational Swim Meet held Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 11-12, at the Grandview Heights Aquatic Centre in Surrey. (Langley Advance Times file)

A return from Surrey with many medals by LOSC

Swimmers did well at PSW Winter Invitational Swim Meet

  • Feb 18, 2023
LOSC’s Aidan Erikson, seen here at a previous meet, placed first in the 400m freestyle and placed second in the 200m freestyle at the PSW Winter Invitational Swim Meet held Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 11-12, at the Grandview Heights Aquatic Centre in Surrey. (Langley Advance Times file)
Kodiaks last home game of the season, on Feb. 8 at the Aldergrove Credit Union Community Arena, saw the team fall 8-0 to the visiting North Van Wolf Pack. (Kurt Langmann/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Kodiaks last home game of the season, on Feb. 8 at the Aldergrove Credit Union Community Arena, saw the team fall 8-0 to the visiting North Van Wolf Pack. (Kurt Langmann/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Team Grandy second Lindsay Dubue (left) and lead Sarah Loken were practicing at the Langley Curling Centre on Tuesday Feb. 14, the last before the team headed to the Scotties. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Team Grandy second Lindsay Dubue (left) and lead Sarah Loken were practicing at the Langley Curling Centre on Tuesday Feb. 14, the last before the team headed to the Scotties. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Langley Gymnastics Foundation athletes at the Winter Games: (left to right) Makenzie Grant, Blake Morfitt, Jordanna Phillis. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Langley Gymnastics Foundation athletes at the Winter Games: (left to right) Makenzie Grant, Blake Morfitt, Jordanna Phillis. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Winners of the 5K event celebrated at the 2022 Fort Langley Historic Half Marathon. This year, registration levels were back to normal, with more than 600 signing up online. (Langley Advance Times file)

Fort Langley Historic Half Marathon numbers are back up

Still time for last-minute registration before Sunday event

Winners of the 5K event celebrated at the 2022 Fort Langley Historic Half Marathon. This year, registration levels were back to normal, with more than 600 signing up online. (Langley Advance Times file)
Aldergrove Skate Club synchronized skating teams collected multiple medals at the West Coast Challenge Synchronized and Adult Skating Competition held at the Aldergrove Credit Union Community Centre on Saturday, Feb. 11. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Aldergrove Skate Club synchronized skating teams do well at West Coast Challenge

Event was hosted by club at Aldergrove Credit Union Community Centre

Aldergrove Skate Club synchronized skating teams collected multiple medals at the West Coast Challenge Synchronized and Adult Skating Competition held at the Aldergrove Credit Union Community Centre on Saturday, Feb. 11. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Fans watched Super Bowl 57 at the Match Eatery and Public House in Langley on Sunday, Feb. 12. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: A Super Bowl the way it used to be for Langley fans

A welcome opprtunity, post-COVID, to cheer on their team with fellow fans in close quarters

Fans watched Super Bowl 57 at the Match Eatery and Public House in Langley on Sunday, Feb. 12. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Giants netminder Brett Mirwald stopped 29 of 34 shots as Victoria Royals outshot Vancouver Saturday, Feb. 12 at the Langley Events Centre. Royals won 6-2. (Rob Wilton/Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Giants fall to Royals

Opponents described as ‘older, experienced, fast, team’ by Giants coach

  • Feb 12, 2023
Giants netminder Brett Mirwald stopped 29 of 34 shots as Victoria Royals outshot Vancouver Saturday, Feb. 12 at the Langley Events Centre. Royals won 6-2. (Rob Wilton/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Shooting Eagles held off the Grizzlies 14-13 in Arena Lacrosse League West Division action on Wednesday, Feb. 8 night at Langley Events Centre. Shooting Eagles win fourth straight, and take over sole possession of the first place in All West Division. (Ryan Molag/LEC)

Shooting Eagles win fourth straight

Take over sole possession of first place in all West Division

Shooting Eagles held off the Grizzlies 14-13 in Arena Lacrosse League West Division action on Wednesday, Feb. 8 night at Langley Events Centre. Shooting Eagles win fourth straight, and take over sole possession of the first place in All West Division. (Ryan Molag/LEC)
Vancouver Giants scored a pair of unanswered goals and came back to win the game in overtime on Friday night in Victoria. (Jay Wallace/Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Overtime win for Vancouver Giants against Victoria Royals

Netminder Jesper Vikman stopped 37 of 38 shots

  • Feb 11, 2023
Vancouver Giants scored a pair of unanswered goals and came back to win the game in overtime on Friday night in Victoria. (Jay Wallace/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Langley District Basketball Championships were hosted at Langley Event Centre on Thursday, and in junior boys play Brookswood Bobcats won with 55 points over Walnut Grove Gators with 33. (Gary Ahuja, LEC/Special to Langley Advance Times)

PHOTOS: Brookswood takes pair of titles at Langley District Basketball Championships

While Bobcats win at junior level, Grade 8s from Langley Christian and Walnut Grove also take gold

Langley District Basketball Championships were hosted at Langley Event Centre on Thursday, and in junior boys play Brookswood Bobcats won with 55 points over Walnut Grove Gators with 33. (Gary Ahuja, LEC/Special to Langley Advance Times)
This is the Vancouver Bandits fifth Canadian Elite Basketball League season, its second at Langley Events Centre (LEC), and the team will be hosting the 2023 Championship Weekend playoffs at LEC. The team is “excited to fill the stands for an awesome season that will be punctuated by playoffs being hosted on home soil right here in the heart of the Lower Mainland,” said Bandit’s vice-president of communication Andrew Savory. (Bandits/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Highlight to Bandits’ season will be hosting 2023 Championship Weekend

Langley-based pro basketball team is gearing up for second season at LEC

This is the Vancouver Bandits fifth Canadian Elite Basketball League season, its second at Langley Events Centre (LEC), and the team will be hosting the 2023 Championship Weekend playoffs at LEC. The team is “excited to fill the stands for an awesome season that will be punctuated by playoffs being hosted on home soil right here in the heart of the Lower Mainland,” said Bandit’s vice-president of communication Andrew Savory. (Bandits/Special to Langley Advance Times)
A rendering of the stadium currently under construction at Willoughby Community Park. (Vancouver FC)

Construction starts on ‘flat pack’ soccer stadium in Langley

Vancouver FC will play in the modular stadium starting this spring

A rendering of the stadium currently under construction at Willoughby Community Park. (Vancouver FC)
Aldergrove’s Anthony Muller, a 6’4” outside hitter who helped lead Langley Christian School to the AA Provincial Championship in December, has signed with the University of the Fraser Valley Cascades men’s volleyball team. (UFV)
Aldergrove’s Anthony Muller, a 6’4” outside hitter who helped lead Langley Christian School to the AA Provincial Championship in December, has signed with the University of the Fraser Valley Cascades men’s volleyball team. (UFV)
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