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A trio of Giants goals, including one by Ty Halaburda in his preseason debut, were not enough to overcome the Kelowna Rockets on their home ice Friday night, Sept. 17. (Steve Dunsmoor/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Vancouver Giants drop Friday game to Kelowna

Rockets roared off to a four-goal lead before Giants got on the board

A trio of Giants goals, including one by Ty Halaburda in his preseason debut, were not enough to overcome the Kelowna Rockets on their home ice Friday night, Sept. 17. (Steve Dunsmoor/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Frank Scigliano made 49 saves on 53 shots as the Langley Thunder forced a seventh and deciding game in the Mann Cup championships with a 9-4 game six victory over the Peterborough Lakers on Friday night at the Peterborough Memorial Centre. (Gary Ahuja/Langley Thunder photo)

VIDEO: Langley Thunder force game 7 in Mann Cup

Coach calls it ‘an almost perfect elimination game’

  • Sep 17, 2022
Frank Scigliano made 49 saves on 53 shots as the Langley Thunder forced a seventh and deciding game in the Mann Cup championships with a 9-4 game six victory over the Peterborough Lakers on Friday night at the Peterborough Memorial Centre. (Gary Ahuja/Langley Thunder photo)
Canadian national men’s soccer team head coach John Herdman watches a training session for a CONCACAF Nations League match against Curacao, in Vancouver, on Tuesday, June 7, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Coach ponders injuries, form and playing time for Canada’s soccer roster

Canadian men taking part in the World Cup for the first time in 36 years as kickoff creeps closer

Canadian national men’s soccer team head coach John Herdman watches a training session for a CONCACAF Nations League match against Curacao, in Vancouver, on Tuesday, June 7, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Hubert Davis, director of the film “Black Ice,” is photographed in Toronto on Tuesday, September 13, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Alex Lupul

Director Hubert Davis on ‘Black Ice’ and the untold Black hockey experience

Documentary will screen at the Vancouver International Film Festival later this month

Hubert Davis, director of the film “Black Ice,” is photographed in Toronto on Tuesday, September 13, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Alex Lupul
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Schedule, tickets posted for World Under-17 Hockey Challenge in Langley, North Delta this fall

Some of the world’s best 16-year-old hockey players to compete in tournament Nov. 3-12

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Former Vancouver Canucks forwards Daniel and Henrik Sedin in Penticton with Barley Mill Brew Pub’s Kori Iceton. (Instagram- Barley Mill Pub)

Sedin twins spotted in Penticton ahead of Canucks’ Young Stars Classic

The preseason tournament features the Flames, Oilers, Jets and Canucks kicks off Friday afternoon

Former Vancouver Canucks forwards Daniel and Henrik Sedin in Penticton with Barley Mill Brew Pub’s Kori Iceton. (Instagram- Barley Mill Pub)
The Thunder scored a combined 31 goals in games one and two (which featured an additional 15:41 of overtime) but since then, the team has found the back of the net 23 in three consecutive losses. (Photo courtesy of Gary Ahuja/Langley Thunder)

Langley Thunder on the brink of elimination

Peterborough wins game 5; takes 3-2 series lead over langley in Mann Cup

  • Sep 16, 2022
The Thunder scored a combined 31 goals in games one and two (which featured an additional 15:41 of overtime) but since then, the team has found the back of the net 23 in three consecutive losses. (Photo courtesy of Gary Ahuja/Langley Thunder)
FILE - Switzerland’s Roger Federer waves during a 100 years of Centre Court celebration on day seven of the Wimbledon tennis championships in London, on July 3, 2022. Federer announced Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022 he is retiring from tennis. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)

Roger Federer says he is retiring from pro tennis at age 41

Federer won 20 Grand Slam titles and finished five seasons ranked No. 1

FILE - Switzerland’s Roger Federer waves during a 100 years of Centre Court celebration on day seven of the Wimbledon tennis championships in London, on July 3, 2022. Federer announced Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022 he is retiring from tennis. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)
Vancouver Whitecaps’ Leonard Owusu, from left to right, Jake Nerwinski, Ryan Gauld and Tristan Blackmon celebrate Gauld’s goal against the Los Angeles Galaxy during the second half of an MLS soccer game in Vancouver, on Wednesday, September 14, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Vancouver Whitecaps’ Leonard Owusu, from left to right, Jake Nerwinski, Ryan Gauld and Tristan Blackmon celebrate Gauld’s goal against the Los Angeles Galaxy during the second half of an MLS soccer game in Vancouver, on Wednesday, September 14, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Canada’s Paige Farries scores a try in Senior Women’s 15s test match rugby first half action against Wales in Halifax on Saturday, August 27, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan
Canada’s Paige Farries scores a try in Senior Women’s 15s test match rugby first half action against Wales in Halifax on Saturday, August 27, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan
Cal Slade guarded Langley Thunder netminder Frank Scigliano during game 4 of the Mann Cup on Tuesday, Sept. 13 at the Peterborough Memorial Centre. Scigliano made 40 saves on 54 shots as the Lakers pulled away in the third period even the series at two games apiece with a 15-12 victory. (Gary Ahuja, Langley Thunder photo)

Lakers tie Mann Cup at two games apiece with 15-12 victory over Langley Thunder

Peterborough scored four of the final five goals for the victory

  • Sep 14, 2022
Cal Slade guarded Langley Thunder netminder Frank Scigliano during game 4 of the Mann Cup on Tuesday, Sept. 13 at the Peterborough Memorial Centre. Scigliano made 40 saves on 54 shots as the Lakers pulled away in the third period even the series at two games apiece with a 15-12 victory. (Gary Ahuja, Langley Thunder photo)
The Vancouver Canucks and Calgary Flames battle it out at the Abbotsford Centre in 2021. Vancouver hosts Edmonton in Abbotsford on Oct. 5. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

Vancouver Canucks tickets for Abbotsford game on sale Thursday

NHL team hosting the Edmonton Oilers at Abbotsford Centre on Wednesday, Oct. 5

The Vancouver Canucks and Calgary Flames battle it out at the Abbotsford Centre in 2021. Vancouver hosts Edmonton in Abbotsford on Oct. 5. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)
Vancouver Whitecaps defender Tristan Blackmon, left, moves the ball past LA Galaxy forward Douglas Costa during the second half of an MLS soccer match in Carson, Calif., Saturday, Aug. 13, 2022. With just four games left on the schedule, the ‘Caps (9-14-7) are on a three-game losing skid and their playoff hopes have all but evaporated. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Raul Romero Jr.
Vancouver Whitecaps defender Tristan Blackmon, left, moves the ball past LA Galaxy forward Douglas Costa during the second half of an MLS soccer match in Carson, Calif., Saturday, Aug. 13, 2022. With just four games left on the schedule, the ‘Caps (9-14-7) are on a three-game losing skid and their playoff hopes have all but evaporated. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Raul Romero Jr.
Chloé Dufour-Lapointe, of Canada, smiles after her run during women’s moguls finals at the Beijing Winter Olympics in Zhangjiakou, China, on Sunday, Feb. 6, 2022. Six months after becoming the first Canadian freestyle skier to compete in four Olympic Games, Chloe Dufour-Lapointe is retiring. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Four-time Olympian and moguls specialist Chloe Dufour-Lapointe is retiring

30-year-old moguls skier from Montreal won silver at the 2014 Sochi Olympics

Chloé Dufour-Lapointe, of Canada, smiles after her run during women’s moguls finals at the Beijing Winter Olympics in Zhangjiakou, China, on Sunday, Feb. 6, 2022. Six months after becoming the first Canadian freestyle skier to compete in four Olympic Games, Chloe Dufour-Lapointe is retiring. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
A competitor in the Douglas Park Annual Charity Tournament prepares to return serve at the June fundraiser event, which raised $10,940 for the Douglas Park Community School Society. (Langley Advance Times file)
A competitor in the Douglas Park Annual Charity Tournament prepares to return serve at the June fundraiser event, which raised $10,940 for the Douglas Park Community School Society. (Langley Advance Times file)
Rams quarterback Trey Jones, seen here in action at the recent Cascade Cup, had his best game of the year, completing 20 passes for 309 yards and threw four touchdowns as Langley downed the Kodiaks 43-16 Saturday night, Sept. 10, at Masich Place Stadium in Prince George. (Rams Facebook)

A road trip win for Langley Rams

A good game for quarterback Trey Jones and running back Derek Best

  • Sep 14, 2022
Rams quarterback Trey Jones, seen here in action at the recent Cascade Cup, had his best game of the year, completing 20 passes for 309 yards and threw four touchdowns as Langley downed the Kodiaks 43-16 Saturday night, Sept. 10, at Masich Place Stadium in Prince George. (Rams Facebook)
Giants netminder Jesper Vikman stopped 17 of 20 shots against Victoria in the team’s second pre-season game at Langley Events Centre on Sunday, Sept. 11. Royals won in overtime 3-2. (Rob Wilton/Vancouver Giants)

Close, but not quite; Vancouver Giants lose narrow pre-season battles

Two more on tap before regular season gets underway

  • Sep 15, 2022
Giants netminder Jesper Vikman stopped 17 of 20 shots against Victoria in the team’s second pre-season game at Langley Events Centre on Sunday, Sept. 11. Royals won in overtime 3-2. (Rob Wilton/Vancouver Giants)
Ilona Maher of USA is tackled by Sharni Williams of Australia in a semi final match during the Rugby World Cup 7’s championship held in Cape Town, South Africa, Sunday, Sept. 11, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Halden Krog
Ilona Maher of USA is tackled by Sharni Williams of Australia in a semi final match during the Rugby World Cup 7’s championship held in Cape Town, South Africa, Sunday, Sept. 11, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Halden Krog
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)

Ex-Canuck Virtanen given shot at joining Oilers after not-guilty sex assault verdict

Virtanen hasn’t played professionally since he was put on leave in 2021

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)
Glen McCurdie, Hockey Canada's former vice-president of insurance and risk management, appears as a witness at the standing committee on Canadian Heritage in Ottawa on Wednesday, July 27, 2022, looking into how Hockey Canada handled allegations of sexual assault and a subsequent lawsuit. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Hockey Canada boasted about its ‘second to none’ safe-sport management in 2019

Asked to self-govern its safe-sport cases, despite facing a ‘significant potential claim’

Glen McCurdie, Hockey Canada's former vice-president of insurance and risk management, appears as a witness at the standing committee on Canadian Heritage in Ottawa on Wednesday, July 27, 2022, looking into how Hockey Canada handled allegations of sexual assault and a subsequent lawsuit. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
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