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FILE - Colorado Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon lifts the Stanley Cup after the team defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 6 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals on Sunday, June 26, 2022, in Tampa, Fla. The Colorado Avalanche are making Nathan MacKinnon the highest-paid player in the NHL’s salary cap era. MacKinnon, who just turned 27 earlier this month, signed an eight-year contract that is worth $100.8 million, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022, because the team did not announce terms of the contract. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)

Training camps open around NHL after another short offseason

NHL back with a chance to finally get back on a normal schedule

FILE - Colorado Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon lifts the Stanley Cup after the team defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 6 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals on Sunday, June 26, 2022, in Tampa, Fla. The Colorado Avalanche are making Nathan MacKinnon the highest-paid player in the NHL’s salary cap era. MacKinnon, who just turned 27 earlier this month, signed an eight-year contract that is worth $100.8 million, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022, because the team did not announce terms of the contract. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)
NHL draft eligible talent from the Western Hockey League, Ontario Hockey League and Quebec Major Junior Hockey League will be featured on Jan. 25 at Langley Events Centre. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
NHL draft eligible talent from the Western Hockey League, Ontario Hockey League and Quebec Major Junior Hockey League will be featured on Jan. 25 at Langley Events Centre. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Vancouver-based Shepard scored seven goals and added 13 assists for 20 points last season. (Photo by: Rob Wilton)
Vancouver-based Shepard scored seven goals and added 13 assists for 20 points last season. (Photo by: Rob Wilton)
Switzerland’s Roger Federer smiles during a media conference ahead of the Laver Cup tennis tournament at the O2 in London, Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022. Federer will meet with the media Wednesday to discuss walking away from the game at age 41 after 20 Grand Slam titles. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

Roger Federer’s goodbye will be in doubles, maybe with Nadal

Smiles as tennis legend appeared at a news conference to discuss his retirement

Switzerland’s Roger Federer smiles during a media conference ahead of the Laver Cup tennis tournament at the O2 in London, Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022. Federer will meet with the media Wednesday to discuss walking away from the game at age 41 after 20 Grand Slam titles. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
FILE — A view of hotels and other buildings at the West Bay area in Doha, Qatar, Thursday, Dec. 9, 2021. Many hotels in Qatar are already fully booked for the soccer World Cup which will be held in November and December 2022. Qatar’s ambassador to Germany was personally urged to abolish his country’s death penalty for homosexuality at a congress hosted by the German soccer federation on human rights in the World Cup host country. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic, file)

World Cup soccer captains want to wear rainbow armbands in Qatar

FIFA rules prohibit teams from bringing their own armband design

FILE — A view of hotels and other buildings at the West Bay area in Doha, Qatar, Thursday, Dec. 9, 2021. Many hotels in Qatar are already fully booked for the soccer World Cup which will be held in November and December 2022. Qatar’s ambassador to Germany was personally urged to abolish his country’s death penalty for homosexuality at a congress hosted by the German soccer federation on human rights in the World Cup host country. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic, file)
Adam Maglio was hired by the Vancouver Giants on July 27 of this year after leaving his position with the Spokane Chiefs. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Vancouver Giants finish pre-season training with a 1-3 record

‘We’re definitely on the right track’ said Giants associate coach

Adam Maglio was hired by the Vancouver Giants on July 27 of this year after leaving his position with the Spokane Chiefs. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
The Vancouver Canucks finished the 2022 Young Stars Classic with a 2-1 record, after getting standout performances from Danila Klimovich and Tristen Nielsen. (Marissa Baecker/Shoot the Breeze)

PHOTOS: Breakout weekend for Vancouver Canucks’ top prospects in Penticton

The Canucks finished the weekend with a 2-1 record, dropping its final game to the undefeated Oilers

The Vancouver Canucks finished the 2022 Young Stars Classic with a 2-1 record, after getting standout performances from Danila Klimovich and Tristen Nielsen. (Marissa Baecker/Shoot the Breeze)
The Vancouver Golden Panthers are no longer training out of Abbotsford’s The Rinks at Summit Centre. (Facebook photo)

Vancouver Golden Panthers contract with Abbotsford ice rink cancelled

Youth hockey program had booked ice time from Sept. 13 to March at The Rinks at Summit Centre

The Vancouver Golden Panthers are no longer training out of Abbotsford’s The Rinks at Summit Centre. (Facebook photo)
Cole Barron (centre), seen here in an August game, led the way against the VI Raiders on Saturday, Sept. 17, with six solo tackles en route to a 19-14 road trip victory. (Rams Facebook)

Second road trip win for Langley Rams as they down VI raiders

Linebacker Cole Barron led the way with six solo tackles

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Cole Barron (centre), seen here in an August game, led the way against the VI Raiders on Saturday, Sept. 17, with six solo tackles en route to a 19-14 road trip victory. (Rams Facebook)
The Creston Valley Thunder Cats are on a two-year probation for alleged hazing. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)
The Creston Valley Thunder Cats are on a two-year probation for alleged hazing. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)
Vancouver Canucks’ Quinn Hughes lines up for a faceoff against the Seattle Kraken during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Tuesday, April 26, 2022. All these years later, and on the heels of an encouraging first act, the young blue-liner is keen to see what’s in store for the Canucks with a full season of coach Bruce Boudreau at the helm. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Canucks’ Hughes on Boudreau: ‘You want to run through a brick wall for him’

Star defenceman sings praises of his coach as training camp nears

Vancouver Canucks’ Quinn Hughes lines up for a faceoff against the Seattle Kraken during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Tuesday, April 26, 2022. All these years later, and on the heels of an encouraging first act, the young blue-liner is keen to see what’s in store for the Canucks with a full season of coach Bruce Boudreau at the helm. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Abbotsford’s Jake Virtanen, shown here during his sexual assault trial this summer, has agreed to a professional tryout agreement with the Edmonton Oilers. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

Abbotsford’s Jake Virtanen signs professional tryout agreement with Edmonton Oilers

Oilers set to play the Vancouver Canucks in Abbotsford on Wednesday, Oct. 5

Abbotsford’s Jake Virtanen, shown here during his sexual assault trial this summer, has agreed to a professional tryout agreement with the Edmonton Oilers. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)
Aldergrove’s Harnek Toor set several new B.C. records for his age group at the multi-event August B.C. Masters championships in Surrey. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Aldergrove’s ageless wonder breaks several more records

Harnek Toor, 76, set new marks in the hammer throw, weight throw and decathlon

Aldergrove’s Harnek Toor set several new B.C. records for his age group at the multi-event August B.C. Masters championships in Surrey. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Hawley Awad and Jollybo cleared a jump at the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) World Championships in Italy on Saturday. (Cealy Tetley photo)

Updated: Aldergrove rider leads Canadian team at world championships

‘Pretty rad,’ a pleased Hawley Awad remarked

  • Sep 18, 2022
Hawley Awad and Jollybo cleared a jump at the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) World Championships in Italy on Saturday. (Cealy Tetley photo)
Colton Roberts was able to play in front of a home crowd at Cam Neely Arena and even scored the first goal of the game. (Brandon Tucker/The News)

Vancouver Giants get their first pre-season win in Maple Ridge

The 3-2 win over the Kelowna Rockets is the only win of their pre-season schedule

Colton Roberts was able to play in front of a home crowd at Cam Neely Arena and even scored the first goal of the game. (Brandon Tucker/The News)
Vernon’s Vasek Pospisil (centre) and Team Canada celebrate Montreal’s Felix Auger-Aliassime stunning win over world No. 1 Carlos Alcaraz of the host country in Davis Cup action Friday, Sept. 16, Spain. (Facebook photo)

B.C. player helps Canada to Davis Cup tennis knockout stage

Vernon’s Vasek Pospisil and Team Canada go 2-1 in Spain to guarantee berth in next round

Vernon’s Vasek Pospisil (centre) and Team Canada celebrate Montreal’s Felix Auger-Aliassime stunning win over world No. 1 Carlos Alcaraz of the host country in Davis Cup action Friday, Sept. 16, Spain. (Facebook photo)
Lakers stormed back to win a 13-9 victory over Langley Thunder and their fourth consecutive Mann Cup championship Saturday night (Sept 17) at the Peterborough Memorial Centre. (Gary Ahuja/Langley Thunder photo)

VIDEO: Peterborough Lakers down Langley Thunder to take Mann Cup

It came down to the last 20 minutes

  • Sep 18, 2022
Lakers stormed back to win a 13-9 victory over Langley Thunder and their fourth consecutive Mann Cup championship Saturday night (Sept 17) at the Peterborough Memorial Centre. (Gary Ahuja/Langley Thunder photo)
Gillian (The Savage) Robertson celebrates her win over Sarah Frota during UFC 240, in Edmonton on Saturday, July 27, 2019. Canadian flyweight Gillian (The Savage) Robertson survived a first-round beating to submit Kazakhstan’s Mariya (Demonslayer) Agapova on a UFC Fight Night card Saturday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Canada’s Gillian (The Savage) Robertson rallies for second-round UFC submission

“I knew she was going to come in there trying to kill me. But I knew that it’d be mine in the end.”

Gillian (The Savage) Robertson celebrates her win over Sarah Frota during UFC 240, in Edmonton on Saturday, July 27, 2019. Canadian flyweight Gillian (The Savage) Robertson survived a first-round beating to submit Kazakhstan’s Mariya (Demonslayer) Agapova on a UFC Fight Night card Saturday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Vancouver Whitecaps’ Jake Nerwinski, left, gets his head on a pass intended for Seattle Sounders’ Nouhou Tolo during the first half of an MLS soccer game in Vancouver, on Saturday, September 17, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Vancouver Whitecaps’ Jake Nerwinski, left, gets his head on a pass intended for Seattle Sounders’ Nouhou Tolo during the first half of an MLS soccer game in Vancouver, on Saturday, September 17, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
BC Lions quarterback Vernon Adams, left, hands the ball off to running back James Butler during first half CFL football action against the Calgary Stampeders in Calgary, Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

James Butler scores 2 rushing touchdowns, B.C. Lions edge Calgary 31-29 in OT

Leos (9-3) maintain hold on second place in CFL’s West Division

BC Lions quarterback Vernon Adams, left, hands the ball off to running back James Butler during first half CFL football action against the Calgary Stampeders in Calgary, Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
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