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Langley City’s Danielle Ellis will lead the Canadian seated volleyball team at the Paralympics in Tokyo. (Heidi Peters/Special to Langley Advance Times)

From B.C. to Tokyo: Team Canada seated volleyball captain prepares for Paralympics

Langley’s Danielle Ellis is “grateful’ to be representing her country, ‘proud’ of the team

Langley City’s Danielle Ellis will lead the Canadian seated volleyball team at the Paralympics in Tokyo. (Heidi Peters/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Vancouver Giants have acquired 2002-born forward Ty Thorpe from the Brandon Wheat Kings. The deal was announced Thursday, Aug. 12, by the Langley-based team. (Keith Hershmiller/special to Langley Advance)

VIDEO: Giants sign Thorpe from Wheat Kings

Described as ‘a reliable, two-way forward’

Vancouver Giants have acquired 2002-born forward Ty Thorpe from the Brandon Wheat Kings. The deal was announced Thursday, Aug. 12, by the Langley-based team. (Keith Hershmiller/special to Langley Advance)
Catcher Howard Sandrel helped organize a new league for baseball players 60 and older launched at Langley’s City Park on Sunday, Aug. 15. It is believed to be the first of its kind in the Lower Mainland.(Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Catcher Howard Sandrel helped organize a new league for baseball players 60 and older launched at Langley’s City Park on Sunday, Aug. 15. It is believed to be the first of its kind in the Lower Mainland.(Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Langley Rivermen hosted a summer ID (talent identification) camp at the “Lodge” on Saturday, Aug. 14 and Sunday, Aug 15. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Future hockey stars vied for attention at Langley ‘Lodge’

Talent identification camp was open to players and goalies born between 2001 and 2006

Langley Rivermen hosted a summer ID (talent identification) camp at the “Lodge” on Saturday, Aug. 14 and Sunday, Aug 15. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Keith McCambridge will return to the Vancouver Giants coaching staff in 2021-2022 where he will once again serve as Associate Coach, the Langley-based team announced Monday, Aug. 16. (McCambridge Family/special to Langley Advance Times)

McCambridge returns as Vancouver Giants associate coach

Described as ‘a driven person with the attributes of a head coach’ by GM of Langley-based team

Keith McCambridge will return to the Vancouver Giants coaching staff in 2021-2022 where he will once again serve as Associate Coach, the Langley-based team announced Monday, Aug. 16. (McCambridge Family/special to Langley Advance Times)
Kimberley Dynamiters vs Columbia Valley. Kimberley Bulletin file

KIJHL will require all players, bench staff, officials to be fully vaccinated

Full vaccinations required before start of season; one dose before any training camps

Kimberley Dynamiters vs Columbia Valley. Kimberley Bulletin file
Neither the BCHL nor PJHL have yet to decide whether COVID-19 vaccinations will be necessary to enter team’s arenas – such as South Surrey Arena, home of the BCHL’s Surrey Eagles – this coming hockey season. (File photo)

B.C. junior hockey leagues ‘weighing options’ about mandatory vaccinations for fans

Junior ‘B’ league will take cues from government, experts: PJHL commissioner

Neither the BCHL nor PJHL have yet to decide whether COVID-19 vaccinations will be necessary to enter team’s arenas – such as South Surrey Arena, home of the BCHL’s Surrey Eagles – this coming hockey season. (File photo)
Langley Junior Tier 1 Thunder’s Tristan Kirkham had four points but his team lost 12-9 in Coquitlam on Aug. 10. (Damon James/Langley Events Centre file photo)

Season ends for Tier 1 Langley Thunder

Suffer second loss in best-of-three series

Langley Junior Tier 1 Thunder’s Tristan Kirkham had four points but his team lost 12-9 in Coquitlam on Aug. 10. (Damon James/Langley Events Centre file photo)
Langley’s Rose Chen won the MJT Harry White Little Masters Girls 11-12 title at the 55th annual MJT Harry White Little Masters (file)

Langley’s Rose Chen wins girls 11-12 title at 55th annual MJT Harry White Little Masters in Delta

MJT Mini Tour National Championship wraps in Tsawwassen later this month

Langley’s Rose Chen won the MJT Harry White Little Masters Girls 11-12 title at the 55th annual MJT Harry White Little Masters (file)
Aldergrove's "bee blader" Zach Choboter broke the world record of Longest Continuous Journey on Rollerblades. (Special to The Star)

VIDEO: Aldergrove man sets world record for longest continuous journey on rollerblades

At 8597 kilometers, Zach Choboter surpassed the current record as he makes his way across Canada

Aldergrove's "bee blader" Zach Choboter broke the world record of Longest Continuous Journey on Rollerblades. (Special to The Star)
The Abbotsford Canucks have signed defenceman Ashton Sautner (left) and forward Tristan Nielsen to American Hockey League contracts. (File photos)

Abbotsford Canucks sign pair of players

AHL team signs former Vancouver Giants star Tristan Nielsen, defender Ashton Sautner

The Abbotsford Canucks have signed defenceman Ashton Sautner (left) and forward Tristan Nielsen to American Hockey League contracts. (File photos)
Langley volleyball champion Brie King has always had a musical side, and now she has released an album of original songs, published on all music streaming platforms Friday Aug. 13. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley volleyball champion releases album of original music

While she was winning volleyball honours, Brie King was also writing songs

Langley volleyball champion Brie King has always had a musical side, and now she has released an album of original songs, published on all music streaming platforms Friday Aug. 13. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Langley Rivermen will be hosting a summer ID (talent identification) camp at George Preston rink on Saturday, Aug. 14 and Sunday, Aug 15. (Langley Advance Times file)

VIDEO: Fans invited to watch future hockey stars audition at Langley Rivermen camp this weekend

Talent identification camp open to players and goalies born between 2001 and 2006

Langley Rivermen will be hosting a summer ID (talent identification) camp at George Preston rink on Saturday, Aug. 14 and Sunday, Aug 15. (Langley Advance Times file)
Drew Mechielsen, seen here signing autographs at the Langley BMX track at a welcome home event on her return from the Olympics on Sunday, Aug. 1, discovered three days later that she’d been competing with a broken foot. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Drew Mechielsen, seen here signing autographs at the Langley BMX track at a welcome home event on her return from the Olympics on Sunday, Aug. 1, discovered three days later that she’d been competing with a broken foot. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Golf bag spooks a bear. (Youtube/Special to The News)
Golf bag spooks a bear. (Youtube/Special to The News)
Former Canadian Football League star Cory Philpot is the new head coach of the BC Football Conference Langley Rams.

Langley Rams hire ex-BC Lions star Cory Philpot as new head coach

A Grey Cup champion with the Leos in 1994, Philpot takes over for Howie Zaron

Former Canadian Football League star Cory Philpot is the new head coach of the BC Football Conference Langley Rams.
Vancouver Giants prospect Fabian Lysell has signed a three-year entry-level contract to play for Boston Bruins with an annual NHL cap hit of $925,000. (Twitter)
Vancouver Giants prospect Fabian Lysell has signed a three-year entry-level contract to play for Boston Bruins with an annual NHL cap hit of $925,000. (Twitter)
Langley golfer Caleb Davies won the MJT Odlum Brown Classic Juvenile Boys trophy at Chilliwack Golf and Country Club on Aug. 3, 4 and 5. (file)

Davies wins Chilliwack

Langley golfer, 16, takes MJT Odlum Brown Classic Juvenile Boys trophy

Langley golfer Caleb Davies won the MJT Odlum Brown Classic Juvenile Boys trophy at Chilliwack Golf and Country Club on Aug. 3, 4 and 5. (file)
Langley Minor Hockey Association (LMHA) is collecting goalie gear for young players, looking for donations of equipment sized to outfit U11 goaltenders. (LMHA graphic)
Langley Minor Hockey Association (LMHA) is collecting goalie gear for young players, looking for donations of equipment sized to outfit U11 goaltenders. (LMHA graphic)
Langley Thunder’s Kanen Hunter (seen in action against the Port Coquitlam Saints on July 27), had three goals and five points but his team lost 11-6 to the Coquitlam Adanacs in game one of the BC Junior Tier 1 Lacrosse League Mainland Division playoffs on August 8. (Damon James/Langley Events Centre)

Adanacs down Langley Thunder

Game two of BC Junior Tier 1 Lacrosse League best-of-three Mainland Division goes tonight

Langley Thunder’s Kanen Hunter (seen in action against the Port Coquitlam Saints on July 27), had three goals and five points but his team lost 11-6 to the Coquitlam Adanacs in game one of the BC Junior Tier 1 Lacrosse League Mainland Division playoffs on August 8. (Damon James/Langley Events Centre)