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G-Men are 1-0 after a 5-0 victory Saturday Oct. 2 on the Island. (Jay Wallace/Special to Langley Advance Times)
G-Men are 1-0 after a 5-0 victory Saturday Oct. 2 on the Island. (Jay Wallace/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Kassidy Keith and Havana won the $36,900 tbird 1.45m at the BCHJA Fall Finale on Friday, Oct. 1. (Photo by tbird/Quinn Saunders)
Kassidy Keith and Havana won the $36,900 tbird 1.45m at the BCHJA Fall Finale on Friday, Oct. 1. (Photo by tbird/Quinn Saunders)
Marko Stacha has been traded to the Kamloops Blazers. (Allen Douglas/Rob Wilton/Vancouver Giants)

Slovakian hockey player leaves Langley for Kamloops

Import defenceman will be playing for the Blazers after a year with the Langley-based Giants

  • Oct 2, 2021
Marko Stacha has been traded to the Kamloops Blazers. (Allen Douglas/Rob Wilton/Vancouver Giants)
Fabian Lysell is joining the Vancouver Giants. (Photo Boston Bruins)

Swedish forward joins Giants after Bruins’ draft

Fabian Lysell will be learning ‘North American hockey’ on the ice at the LEC

  • Oct 1, 2021
Fabian Lysell is joining the Vancouver Giants. (Photo Boston Bruins)
Marko Stacha is being traded from the Vancouver Giants to the Kamloops Blaziers. (Photo Rob Wilton)

Giants trade Stacha to Kamloops Blazers

The Langley-based team will get a pick in the 2023 Prospects Draft

  • Oct 1, 2021
Marko Stacha is being traded from the Vancouver Giants to the Kamloops Blaziers. (Photo Rob Wilton)
Giants forward Zack Ostapchuk has signed a three-year entry-level contract with the NHL’s Ottawa Senators. (Giants file)
Giants forward Zack Ostapchuk has signed a three-year entry-level contract with the NHL’s Ottawa Senators. (Giants file)
Aldergrove Kodiaks lost 8-3 to Chilliwack Jets in a Sept. 22 home game that saw four game misconduct penalties handed out at the Aldergrove Credit Union Community Arena. (Kurt Langmann/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Aldergrove Kodiaks lose to Chilliwack Jets

‘They didn’t fold like a cheap suit’

Aldergrove Kodiaks lost 8-3 to Chilliwack Jets in a Sept. 22 home game that saw four game misconduct penalties handed out at the Aldergrove Credit Union Community Arena. (Kurt Langmann/Special to Langley Advance Times)
The Fraser Valley Thunderbirds are looking for a new permanent home base after the Abbotsford Canucks have taken over many of the facilities at the Abbotsford Centre. (File photo)

Fraser Valley Thunderbirds adjusting to new Abbotsford Centre set-up

BCEHL team will still play home games at Abbotsford Centre, Canucks hope to continue partnership

The Fraser Valley Thunderbirds are looking for a new permanent home base after the Abbotsford Canucks have taken over many of the facilities at the Abbotsford Centre. (File photo)
Vancouver Giants forward Justin Sourdif has been reassigned from the NHL Florida Panthers ahead of the 2021-2022 WHL season. (Allen Douglas/Giants)

Vancouver Giants star forward Justin Sourdif is returning

Sourdif has been reassigned to the Langley-based team from the NHL Florida Panthers

Vancouver Giants forward Justin Sourdif has been reassigned from the NHL Florida Panthers ahead of the 2021-2022 WHL season. (Allen Douglas/Giants)
Rams coach Cory Philpot still sees room for improvement after Langley team’s 22-0 win over Valley Huskers. (file)

VIDEO: Langley Rams blank Valley Huskers

Third in a row for B.C. Conference leader

Rams coach Cory Philpot still sees room for improvement after Langley team’s 22-0 win over Valley Huskers. (file)
Three weeks into their 2021-22 winter season, Fort United’s 60-plus soccer team has two wins and one loss. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Fort Langley United soccer team resumes play

So far, team of 60 and up players has two wins and one loss as winter season gets underway

Three weeks into their 2021-22 winter season, Fort United’s 60-plus soccer team has two wins and one loss. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Jesper Vikman is warming up with the Vancouver Giants after his return from Las Vegas, the Langley-based team announced Monday, Sept. 27. (Giants/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Jesper Vikman will play for Vancouver Giants

NHL’s Las Vegas Knights have reassigned Swedish-born player

Jesper Vikman is warming up with the Vancouver Giants after his return from Las Vegas, the Langley-based team announced Monday, Sept. 27. (Giants/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Conor Swail (IRL) and Vital Chance de la Roque won the $150,000 W Longines FEI Jumping World Cup Vancouver at Thunderbird Show Park in Langley on Sunday, Sept. 26. (tbird/Quinn Saunders)
Conor Swail (IRL) and Vital Chance de la Roque won the $150,000 W Longines FEI Jumping World Cup Vancouver at Thunderbird Show Park in Langley on Sunday, Sept. 26. (tbird/Quinn Saunders)
Tiffany Foster and Galino won the $15,000 1.45m at Thunderbird Show Park’s Harvest Celebration on Saturday. (tbird/Quinn Saunders)
Tiffany Foster and Galino won the $15,000 1.45m at Thunderbird Show Park’s Harvest Celebration on Saturday. (tbird/Quinn Saunders)
Giants forward Justin Sourdif has signed his first NHL contract, with the Florida Panthers. (Giants file)

Giants Justin Sourdif signs first NHL contract

Three-year entry-level deal with Florida Panthers

Giants forward Justin Sourdif has signed his first NHL contract, with the Florida Panthers. (Giants file)
Friday night (Sept. 24) at the Cam Neely Arena in Maple Ridge, the Langley-based Vancouver Giants skated to a 3-1 victory over the visiting Prince George Cougars. (Rob Wilton/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Friday night (Sept. 24) at the Cam Neely Arena in Maple Ridge, the Langley-based Vancouver Giants skated to a 3-1 victory over the visiting Prince George Cougars. (Rob Wilton/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Conor Swail and Theo 160 were best in the $75,000 tbird Cup 1.50m. (Quinn Saunders/tbird)

VIDEO: Conor Swail continues hot streak at Langley’s Thunderbird Show Park

Rider takes $75,000 tbird Cup for second four-star win in as many days

Conor Swail and Theo 160 were best in the $75,000 tbird Cup 1.50m. (Quinn Saunders/tbird)
U14 action at the BBall Nationals club basketball championships, held at Langley Events Centre Sept. 16 - 19. (Gary Ahuja/Langley Events Centre)

More than 100 teams of boys and men compete as national basketball championships return to Langley Events Centre

Some were from as far east as Newfoundland and Labrador and as far north as Whitehorse

U14 action at the BBall Nationals club basketball championships, held at Langley Events Centre Sept. 16 - 19. (Gary Ahuja/Langley Events Centre)
Tbird president Chris Pack said a huge amount of work had to be done to get ready for this weekend’s Longines FEI World Cup NAL qualifer. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Thunderbird raced to get ready for prestigious World Cup jumping event

Show park had five weeks to host 25 elite international riders

Tbird president Chris Pack said a huge amount of work had to be done to get ready for this weekend’s Longines FEI World Cup NAL qualifer. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Bicky Gundarah (L) and Jacob Zaurrini scored their first PJHL career goals on Sunday, Sept. 19 as the Langey Trappers downed the Chilliwack Jets. (Trappers)
Bicky Gundarah (L) and Jacob Zaurrini scored their first PJHL career goals on Sunday, Sept. 19 as the Langey Trappers downed the Chilliwack Jets. (Trappers)