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BCHL’s 60th anniversary plans include outdoor games, retro nights

Teams will wear retro jerseys throughout the season, junior ‘A’ hockey league announces

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Vancouver Giants captain Alex Kannok Leipert has signed a professional contract with the AHL’s Abbotsford Canucks (Giants file)
Vancouver Giants captain Alex Kannok Leipert has signed a professional contract with the AHL’s Abbotsford Canucks (Giants file)
FILE - In this April 12, 2017, file photo, Pittsburgh Penguins’ Sidney Crosby (87) and Evgeni Malkin (71) line up for a face-off during the second period in Game one of a first-round NHL hockey playoff series against the Columbus Blue Jackets in Pittsburgh. Jersey advertisements are coming to the NHL. The league will allow teams to put sponsor patches on jerseys beginning with the 2022-23 season after the board of governors unanimously approved the move, according to a person with knowledge of a memo sent this week. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2021, because the league had not announced the decision. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

NHL teams OK’d to add sponsor patches on jerseys: sources

The NHL added helmet ads last season, which largely allowed teams to make sponsors whole during the pandemic

FILE - In this April 12, 2017, file photo, Pittsburgh Penguins’ Sidney Crosby (87) and Evgeni Malkin (71) line up for a face-off during the second period in Game one of a first-round NHL hockey playoff series against the Columbus Blue Jackets in Pittsburgh. Jersey advertisements are coming to the NHL. The league will allow teams to put sponsor patches on jerseys beginning with the 2022-23 season after the board of governors unanimously approved the move, according to a person with knowledge of a memo sent this week. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2021, because the league had not announced the decision. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
BC Lions players practice at the football team’s Surrey facility on Monday (Aug. 16, 2021). The CFL squad will play a home game Thursday night (Aug. 19) at BC Place, for the first time in nearly two years. (Photo: Tom Zillich)

Reilly takes the reins as Lions face Elks in B.C. Place return

Up to 12,500 spectators will be permitted into the lower bowl and suite areas

BC Lions players practice at the football team’s Surrey facility on Monday (Aug. 16, 2021). The CFL squad will play a home game Thursday night (Aug. 19) at BC Place, for the first time in nearly two years. (Photo: Tom Zillich)
Langley's Munroe Hutton took third at the provincial BMX championships in Surrey on Saturday, Aug. 14, 2021. (Rob Wilton/RJMedia.tech)

Langley rider takes bronze at BMX provincials

Up against racers from six to 50+, a local rookie pro brings home gold

  • Aug 17, 2021
Langley's Munroe Hutton took third at the provincial BMX championships in Surrey on Saturday, Aug. 14, 2021. (Rob Wilton/RJMedia.tech)
For the first time in 10 months, international competition will return to Thunderbird Show Park in Langley, and with it, fans in the stands. (Langley Advance Tines fie)

Fans return to stands as Langley’s tbird welcomes first international competition in 10 months

Chris Pack ‘excited to welcome our guests back’ to Fort Classic at Thunderbird starting Wednesday

For the first time in 10 months, international competition will return to Thunderbird Show Park in Langley, and with it, fans in the stands. (Langley Advance Tines fie)
Canada’s Aurelie Rivard swims her way to a silver medal for the women’s SM10 (Para) 200m Individual Medley during the swimming finals at the Commonwealth Games on April 7, 2018 in Gold Coast, Australia. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Para swim star Rivard buoyed by performance of Canadians at Tokyo Olympics

The crowdless Paralympics run from Aug. 24 to Sept. 5 to Tokyo

Canada’s Aurelie Rivard swims her way to a silver medal for the women’s SM10 (Para) 200m Individual Medley during the swimming finals at the Commonwealth Games on April 7, 2018 in Gold Coast, Australia. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Langley City’s Danielle Ellis will lead the Canadian seated volleyball team at the Paralympics in Tokyo. (Heidi Peters/Special to Langley Advance Times)

From B.C. to Tokyo: Team Canada seated volleyball captain prepares for Paralympics

Langley’s Danielle Ellis is “grateful’ to be representing her country, ‘proud’ of the team

Langley City’s Danielle Ellis will lead the Canadian seated volleyball team at the Paralympics in Tokyo. (Heidi Peters/Special to Langley Advance Times)
The WHL is the second CHL league to mandate vaccines (FILE/WHL)

WHL announces vaccine mandate for players and staff this 2021/22 season

All WHL players and personnel are required to be vaccinated for the upcoming season

The WHL is the second CHL league to mandate vaccines (FILE/WHL)
BC Lions players practise at the football team’s Surrey facility on Monday (Aug. 16, 2021). The CFL squad will play a home game Thursday night (Aug. 19) at BC Place, for the first time in nearly two years. (Photo: Tom Zillich)

PHOTOS: BC Lions practise for their first home game in nearly two years

Thursday at BC Place, the band Chilliwack will perform at halftime

BC Lions players practise at the football team’s Surrey facility on Monday (Aug. 16, 2021). The CFL squad will play a home game Thursday night (Aug. 19) at BC Place, for the first time in nearly two years. (Photo: Tom Zillich)
Vancouver Giants have acquired 2002-born forward Ty Thorpe from the Brandon Wheat Kings. The deal was announced Thursday, Aug. 12, by the Langley-based team. (Keith Hershmiller/special to Langley Advance)

VIDEO: Giants sign Thorpe from Wheat Kings

Described as ‘a reliable, two-way forward’

Vancouver Giants have acquired 2002-born forward Ty Thorpe from the Brandon Wheat Kings. The deal was announced Thursday, Aug. 12, by the Langley-based team. (Keith Hershmiller/special to Langley Advance)
Catcher Howard Sandrel helped organize a new league for baseball players 60 and older launched at Langley’s City Park on Sunday, Aug. 15. It is believed to be the first of its kind in the Lower Mainland.(Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Catcher Howard Sandrel helped organize a new league for baseball players 60 and older launched at Langley’s City Park on Sunday, Aug. 15. It is believed to be the first of its kind in the Lower Mainland.(Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Langley Rivermen hosted a summer ID (talent identification) camp at the “Lodge” on Saturday, Aug. 14 and Sunday, Aug 15. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Future hockey stars vied for attention at Langley ‘Lodge’

Talent identification camp was open to players and goalies born between 2001 and 2006

Langley Rivermen hosted a summer ID (talent identification) camp at the “Lodge” on Saturday, Aug. 14 and Sunday, Aug 15. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
FILE – A worker cleans a door handle at B.C. Place stadium, where Major League Soccer’s Vancouver Whitecaps play their home games, in Vancouver, on Thursday, March 12, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
FILE – A worker cleans a door handle at B.C. Place stadium, where Major League Soccer’s Vancouver Whitecaps play their home games, in Vancouver, on Thursday, March 12, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Keith McCambridge will return to the Vancouver Giants coaching staff in 2021-2022 where he will once again serve as Associate Coach, the Langley-based team announced Monday, Aug. 16. (McCambridge Family/special to Langley Advance Times)

McCambridge returns as Vancouver Giants associate coach

Described as ‘a driven person with the attributes of a head coach’ by GM of Langley-based team

Keith McCambridge will return to the Vancouver Giants coaching staff in 2021-2022 where he will once again serve as Associate Coach, the Langley-based team announced Monday, Aug. 16. (McCambridge Family/special to Langley Advance Times)
Kimberley Dynamiters vs Columbia Valley. Kimberley Bulletin file

KIJHL will require all players, bench staff, officials to be fully vaccinated

Full vaccinations required before start of season; one dose before any training camps

Kimberley Dynamiters vs Columbia Valley. Kimberley Bulletin file
Neither the BCHL nor PJHL have yet to decide whether COVID-19 vaccinations will be necessary to enter team’s arenas – such as South Surrey Arena, home of the BCHL’s Surrey Eagles – this coming hockey season. (File photo)

B.C. junior hockey leagues ‘weighing options’ about mandatory vaccinations for fans

Junior ‘B’ league will take cues from government, experts: PJHL commissioner

Neither the BCHL nor PJHL have yet to decide whether COVID-19 vaccinations will be necessary to enter team’s arenas – such as South Surrey Arena, home of the BCHL’s Surrey Eagles – this coming hockey season. (File photo)
Langley Junior Tier 1 Thunder’s Tristan Kirkham had four points but his team lost 12-9 in Coquitlam on Aug. 10. (Damon James/Langley Events Centre file photo)

Season ends for Tier 1 Langley Thunder

Suffer second loss in best-of-three series

Langley Junior Tier 1 Thunder’s Tristan Kirkham had four points but his team lost 12-9 in Coquitlam on Aug. 10. (Damon James/Langley Events Centre file photo)
Langley’s Rose Chen won the MJT Harry White Little Masters Girls 11-12 title at the 55th annual MJT Harry White Little Masters (file)

Langley’s Rose Chen wins girls 11-12 title at 55th annual MJT Harry White Little Masters in Delta

MJT Mini Tour National Championship wraps in Tsawwassen later this month

Langley’s Rose Chen won the MJT Harry White Little Masters Girls 11-12 title at the 55th annual MJT Harry White Little Masters (file)
Aldergrove's "bee blader" Zach Choboter broke the world record of Longest Continuous Journey on Rollerblades. (Special to The Star)

VIDEO: Aldergrove man sets world record for longest continuous journey on rollerblades

At 8597 kilometers, Zach Choboter surpassed the current record as he makes his way across Canada

Aldergrove's "bee blader" Zach Choboter broke the world record of Longest Continuous Journey on Rollerblades. (Special to The Star)