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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)
Despite feeling like she was ‘hit by a train’ Langley’s Georgia Ellenwood managed a personal best in the high jump at the Tokyo games on Aug. 4. (Daniel Lea/CSM)

A gritty performance by Langley’s Georgia Ellenwood at the Tokyo Olympics

Despite extreme heat, ailing athlete sets personal best in heptathlon high jump

Despite feeling like she was ‘hit by a train’ Langley’s Georgia Ellenwood managed a personal best in the high jump at the Tokyo games on Aug. 4. (Daniel Lea/CSM)
Jesper Vikman has signed a standard WHL player agreement with the Vancouver Giants. (Graphic by Jamison Derksen)

Vancouver Giants sign Golden Knights prospect Vikman

Third Swedish-born player ever selected by the Langley-based WHL team

Jesper Vikman has signed a standard WHL player agreement with the Vancouver Giants. (Graphic by Jamison Derksen)
Modern Meat Newlands Open Pro and Amateur winners Riley Lamb and Ethan Posthumus posed with trophies on Sunday, Aug. 8. (Newlands Golf and Country Club/Facebook)

VIDEO: Langley golfer Caleb Davies finishes second as Newlands Golf and Country Club revives West Country Open event with new name

Now called the Modern Meat Open, after the title sponsor, event mixed amateur and pro players

Modern Meat Newlands Open Pro and Amateur winners Riley Lamb and Ethan Posthumus posed with trophies on Sunday, Aug. 8. (Newlands Golf and Country Club/Facebook)
Fourteen members of the Langley Thunder were selected to take part in the WLA Xtreme Future Stars Event on August 7 at the Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex in Coquitlam. Front row (L to R): Harrison Smith, Quinn McKitrick, Keegan Bell, Jordan Roberts, Aidan Ellis, Cal Slade, Aaron Skye, Thomas Vaesen, Jordan Trottier and Erik Maas; Back row (L to R): Matt Brunsch, Gordon Bowden, Caleb Pearson and Nathaniel Kozevnikov. (Langley Thunder photo/special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Strong showing for Langley Thunder at WLA future stars event

Fourteen members of the Thunder made up the majority of Team White

Fourteen members of the Langley Thunder were selected to take part in the WLA Xtreme Future Stars Event on August 7 at the Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex in Coquitlam. Front row (L to R): Harrison Smith, Quinn McKitrick, Keegan Bell, Jordan Roberts, Aidan Ellis, Cal Slade, Aaron Skye, Thomas Vaesen, Jordan Trottier and Erik Maas; Back row (L to R): Matt Brunsch, Gordon Bowden, Caleb Pearson and Nathaniel Kozevnikov. (Langley Thunder photo/special to Langley Advance Times)
Golfers have supported the Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation through the years att eh annual golf tournament. (Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation file photo)

Hospital foundation invites everyone to Langley golf tournament

Proceeds earmarked for special non-invasive machine to measure jaundice in babies

Golfers have supported the Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation through the years att eh annual golf tournament. (Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation file photo)
Tristan Kirkham had three goals and an assist as the Langley Thunder defeated the Maple Ridge Burrards 11-7 in game two of the BC Junior Tier 1 Lacrosse League Mainland Division playoffs. (Damon James/Langley Events Centre file photo)
Tristan Kirkham had three goals and an assist as the Langley Thunder defeated the Maple Ridge Burrards 11-7 in game two of the BC Junior Tier 1 Lacrosse League Mainland Division playoffs. (Damon James/Langley Events Centre file photo)
Langley’s Trevayne Hunter had a goal and an assist but the Thunder lost game two of their BC Junior A Lacrosse League Mainland Division playoff series 10-4 to the Port Coquitlam Saints on August 5. (Damon James/Langley Events Centre file photo)

Langley’s Junior Thunder eliminated in playoffs by Saints

The Thunder lost two straight in the best-of-three series

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Langley’s Trevayne Hunter had a goal and an assist but the Thunder lost game two of their BC Junior A Lacrosse League Mainland Division playoff series 10-4 to the Port Coquitlam Saints on August 5. (Damon James/Langley Events Centre file photo)
Lee Brandt fires his first shot of the Modern Meat open at Newlands Golf and Country Club in Langley on Saturday, Aug. 7. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Newlands Golf and Country Club revives West Country Open event with new name

Now called the Modern Meat Open, after the title sponsor, event mixes amateur and pro players

Lee Brandt fires his first shot of the Modern Meat open at Newlands Golf and Country Club in Langley on Saturday, Aug. 7. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Langley Olympians national and provincial group swimmers (L to R) Leila Fack, Aidan Erickson, and Jihoon Bae set several records at the 2021 Hyack Year End swim meet in Coquitlam (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley swimmers set new records at Hyack competition

A welcome return to in-person competition, coaches say

Langley Olympians national and provincial group swimmers (L to R) Leila Fack, Aidan Erickson, and Jihoon Bae set several records at the 2021 Hyack Year End swim meet in Coquitlam (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Langley Xtreme 2009 won the U12B Provincials in Richmond, going undefeated through all eight games played. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley Xtreme U12 win Softball B.C. provincial title

‘Force unlike any other’ won every game they played

Langley Xtreme 2009 won the U12B Provincials in Richmond, going undefeated through all eight games played. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Chilliwack’s Jordyn Huitema (left in red jersey/shorts with purple pinnie) joins Canadian national women’s soccer squad teammates mobbing Jessie Fleming after her penalty kick goal lifted the team to a 1-0 semi-final win over the United States. (Canada Soccer photo)

VIDEO: Game time changed for Olympic women’s soccer final between Canada and Sweden

Chilliwack’s Jordyn Huitema and Abbotsford’s Sophie Schmidt are on the Canadian team, gunning for gold

Chilliwack’s Jordyn Huitema (left in red jersey/shorts with purple pinnie) joins Canadian national women’s soccer squad teammates mobbing Jessie Fleming after her penalty kick goal lifted the team to a 1-0 semi-final win over the United States. (Canada Soccer photo)
Tristan Kirkham and the Langley Thunder took game one of their BC Junior Tier 1 Lacrosse League playoff series by a 10-8 score over the visiting Maple Ridge Burrards Tuesday at Langley Events Centre. (Damon James/Langley Events Centre file photo)
Tristan Kirkham and the Langley Thunder took game one of their BC Junior Tier 1 Lacrosse League playoff series by a 10-8 score over the visiting Maple Ridge Burrards Tuesday at Langley Events Centre. (Damon James/Langley Events Centre file photo)
Langley Blaze celebrate winning the championship game of the 2021 BCPBL playoffs against Victoria Aug. 1. Langley took the title with a 13-1 victory. (Christian J. Stewart Photography/special to Langley Advance Times)
Langley Blaze celebrate winning the championship game of the 2021 BCPBL playoffs against Victoria Aug. 1. Langley took the title with a 13-1 victory. (Christian J. Stewart Photography/special to Langley Advance Times)
Despite a pair of goals and three points from Kyle Brunsch, the Langley Thunder dropped a 14-6 decision to the visiting Nanaimo Timbermen in BC Junior A Lacrosse League action on August 1 at Langley Events Centre. (Damon James Langley Events Centre file photo)

Losses for lacrosse Thunder teams

Timbermen Junior A and Junior Tier 1 teams were victorious against the host Langley Thunder

Despite a pair of goals and three points from Kyle Brunsch, the Langley Thunder dropped a 14-6 decision to the visiting Nanaimo Timbermen in BC Junior A Lacrosse League action on August 1 at Langley Events Centre. (Damon James Langley Events Centre file photo)
Drew Mechielsen (R) signed a young fan’s jersey at the Langley BMX track on Sunday, Aug. 1, her first day back from Tokyo where she rode into the finals. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Drew Mechielsen (R) signed a young fan’s jersey at the Langley BMX track on Sunday, Aug. 1, her first day back from Tokyo where she rode into the finals. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Dozens of fans took to the ice at George Preston arena in 2019 for the traditional post-game skate with the Langley Rivermen (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

Five Langley teams and leagues benefit from latest grants announcement

Amateur Sport League Fund will provide a total of $11 million in one-time grants to 72 organizations

Dozens of fans took to the ice at George Preston arena in 2019 for the traditional post-game skate with the Langley Rivermen (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)