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Langley Rams increased their winning streak to six with a 34-7 victory over Westshore Rebels on Oct. 17. (file)

Langley Rams make it six

Win over Rebels extends streak

Vancouver Whitecaps’ Ryan Gauld, front, celebrates his goal against Sporting Kansas City goalkeeper Tim Melia during first half MLS soccer action in Vancouver, B.C., Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Vancouver Whitecaps still in playoff race after 2-1 victory over Sporting Kansas City

Vancouver remains a single point outside of a playoff spot with five games to go

Abbotsford Canucks goalie Arturs Silovs (left) celebrates his first win and Abbotsford’s first-ever win with equipment manager Ramandeep ‘Chico’ Dhanjal on Sunday (Oct. 17). (Abbotsford Canucks Instagram photo)

Abbotsford Canucks post first-ever win

Abbotsford defeats the Ontario Reign 3-2 in a shootout on Sunday to capture historical victory

Thunderbirds held off a late-in-the-game drive by the Timberwolves on Friday, Oct. 15 at McLeod stadium, (Thunderbird Twitter image)

LSS Thunderbirds extend streak to four

Langley AA Varsity team withstands offensive drive by rival Robert Bateman in closing minutes

Thunderbirds held off a late-in-the-game drive by the Timberwolves on Friday, Oct. 15 at McLeod stadium, (Thunderbird Twitter image)
Langley’s U13 Tier 1 won gold, again, this time at the Thunderstrike tournament, hosted by Langley Minor Lacrosse Association Oct 8-11 at Willoughby Community Park. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley lacrosse teams collect medals at Thunderstrike tournament

Teams take two gold, one silver and one bronze, playing against more than 30 rivals from across B.C.

Langley’s U13 Tier 1 won gold, again, this time at the Thunderstrike tournament, hosted by Langley Minor Lacrosse Association Oct 8-11 at Willoughby Community Park. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Four BCHL officials (left to right: Colleen Geddes, Megan Howes, Grace Barlow and Melissa Brunn) made Canadian junior ‘A’ hockey history Sunday at South Surrey Arena when they became the first all-female officiating crew to work a junior ‘A’ hockey game. (Garrett James photo)

First-ever all-female officiating crew to work BCHL game in South Surrey

Four-person team will be first all-women crew to work a Canadian junior ‘A’ hockey game: BCHL

Four BCHL officials (left to right: Colleen Geddes, Megan Howes, Grace Barlow and Melissa Brunn) made Canadian junior ‘A’ hockey history Sunday at South Surrey Arena when they became the first all-female officiating crew to work a junior ‘A’ hockey game. (Garrett James photo)
Visiting Kamloops Blazers scored a decisive victory over the Vancouver Giants at Langley Events Centre on Saturday, Oct. 16. (Gary Ahuja, Langley Events Centre/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Blazers down Giants 5-0

‘We got out-played, we got out-smarted tonight’ says coach

Visiting Kamloops Blazers scored a decisive victory over the Vancouver Giants at Langley Events Centre on Saturday, Oct. 16. (Gary Ahuja, Langley Events Centre/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Noah Juulsen and the Abbotsford Canucks lost 5-3 to the Bakersfield Condors to open the AHL season on Saturday (Oct. 16). (Abbotsford Canucks photo)

Abbotsford Canucks begin AHL journey with a loss

Canucks fall 5-3 to the Bakersfield Condors in California, take on Ontario Reign tomorrow

Noah Juulsen and the Abbotsford Canucks lost 5-3 to the Bakersfield Condors to open the AHL season on Saturday (Oct. 16). (Abbotsford Canucks photo)
Calgary Stampeders’ Ka’Deem Carey (35) is upended by B.C. Lions’ Jalon Edwards-Cooper (29) as he runs the ball during the second half of a CFL football game in Vancouver, on Saturday, October 16, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Bo Levi Mitchell, surging Calgary Stampeders trounce beleaguered B.C. Lions 39-10

Leos suffer third straight loss, sit fourth in CFL’s West Division

Calgary Stampeders’ Ka’Deem Carey (35) is upended by B.C. Lions’ Jalon Edwards-Cooper (29) as he runs the ball during the second half of a CFL football game in Vancouver, on Saturday, October 16, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Detroit Red Wings left wing Adam Erne (73) and Vancouver Canucks defenseman Quinn Hughes (43) battle for the puck in the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
Detroit Red Wings left wing Adam Erne (73) and Vancouver Canucks defenseman Quinn Hughes (43) battle for the puck in the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
Detroit Red Wings left wing Adam Erne (73) and Vancouver Canucks defenseman Quinn Hughes (43) battle for the puck in the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
Detroit Red Wings left wing Adam Erne (73) and Vancouver Canucks defenseman Quinn Hughes (43) battle for the puck in the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
Ashlee Wolfe scored the first U SPORTS goal for TWU Spartans Friday, Oct. 15, against UBC at the Langley Events Centre. (Gary Ahuja, LEC/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley’s Trinity Western University hockey teams make U Sports debut

Latest teams from Langley-based university to play in top university league

Ashlee Wolfe scored the first U SPORTS goal for TWU Spartans Friday, Oct. 15, against UBC at the Langley Events Centre. (Gary Ahuja, LEC/Special to Langley Advance Times)
The Abbotsford Canucks, shown here practicing, debut tonight in California against the Bakersfield Condors. (Abbotsford Canucks photo)

Abbotsford Canucks opening season tonight in California

American Hockey League team debuts against the Bakersfield Condors

The Abbotsford Canucks, shown here practicing, debut tonight in California against the Bakersfield Condors. (Abbotsford Canucks photo)
Vancouver Canucks’ Thatcher Demko, left, blocks a shot by Philadelphia Flyers’ Nate Thompson during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Friday, Oct. 15, 2021, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Pettersson, Miller score in shootout as Canucks edge Philadelphia Flyers 5-4

Vancouver gave up two-goal lead before earning first win of NHL season

Vancouver Canucks’ Thatcher Demko, left, blocks a shot by Philadelphia Flyers’ Nate Thompson during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Friday, Oct. 15, 2021, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
The Abbotsford Farm Podcast will feature local discussion surrounding the Abbotsford Canucks American Hockey League franchise. (Chris Dickert logo design)

Local Abbotsford Canucks podcast launches first episode

The Abbotsford Farm Podcast set to drop weekly episodes covering the new AHL hockey team

The Abbotsford Farm Podcast will feature local discussion surrounding the Abbotsford Canucks American Hockey League franchise. (Chris Dickert logo design)
The Abbotsford Canucks will be hosting a pop-up party outside the Abbotsford Centre on Saturday from noon to 3 p.m. (File photo)

Abbotsford Canucks hosting pop-up party at Abbotsford Centre on Saturday

Free event runs from noon to 3 p.m. and will feature prize draws, activities and more

The Abbotsford Canucks will be hosting a pop-up party outside the Abbotsford Centre on Saturday from noon to 3 p.m. (File photo)
Abbotsford Canucks general manager Ryan Johnson’s hockey club is set to debut on Saturday (Oct. 16) in California against the Bakersfield Condors.

General manager Ryan Johnson, Abbotsford Canucks ready for arrival in B.C.

The Abbotsford Canucks debuting in California on Saturday, home debut set for Oct. 22

Abbotsford Canucks general manager Ryan Johnson’s hockey club is set to debut on Saturday (Oct. 16) in California against the Bakersfield Condors.
Langley golfer Rose Chen won Closest-to-the-Pin U15 girls title at the Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour National Championship. (file)

Langley golfers shine at MJT national championship

Multiple winners and high finishers at Morgan Creek

Langley golfer Rose Chen won Closest-to-the-Pin U15 girls title at the Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour National Championship. (file)
Vancouver Canucks’ Elias Pettersson (40) and Edmonton Oilers’ Kyle Turris (8) battle for the puck during first period NHL action in Edmonton on Wednesday, October 13, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Turris nets shootout winner to lift Oilers past Canucks 3-2 in season opener

NHL: Vancouver rallies with two goals in third period to earn single point

Vancouver Canucks’ Elias Pettersson (40) and Edmonton Oilers’ Kyle Turris (8) battle for the puck during first period NHL action in Edmonton on Wednesday, October 13, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Canada’s Alphonso Davies (left) runs around Panama goalkeeper Luis Mejia as Harold Cummings looks on during first half World Cup qualifying action in Toronto, on Wednesday, October 13, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Stunning strike from Davies powers Canada past Panama 4-1 in World Cup qualifier

Canadians still unbeaten at 2-0-4 in CONCACAF men’s soccer group

Canada’s Alphonso Davies (left) runs around Panama goalkeeper Luis Mejia as Harold Cummings looks on during first half World Cup qualifying action in Toronto, on Wednesday, October 13, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
The 2021 edition of the BBall Nationals championships at Langley Events Centre took place from Sept. 9 to Sept. 11. (Langley Advance Times/file)

Fraser Valley Basketball Officials Association seeking refs

Long COVID layoff could mean a shortage of officials and even game cancellations

The 2021 edition of the BBall Nationals championships at Langley Events Centre took place from Sept. 9 to Sept. 11. (Langley Advance Times/file)