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Salmon Arm’s Curtis Lazar is coming home. Lazar, who has played in Ottawa, Calgary, Buffalo and Boston, has signed a three-year NHL contract with the Vancouver Canucks. (File photo)

Shuswap hockey star signs with Vancouver Canucks

Salmon Arm’s Curtis Lazar, who also played minor hockey in Vernon, inks three-year deal

Salmon Arm’s Curtis Lazar is coming home. Lazar, who has played in Ottawa, Calgary, Buffalo and Boston, has signed a three-year NHL contract with the Vancouver Canucks. (File photo)
Langley Thunder scored the game’s final three goals to defeat the New Westminster Salmonbellies by a 9-7 score on Saturday, July 9 at Langley Events Centre. (Ryan Molag Langley Events Centre)

Langley Thunder win third in a row to boost WLA record to 6-4

Raised $3,425 for Tessa Beauchamp Foundation auctioning off specially designed game-worn jerseys

  • Jul 13, 2022
Langley Thunder scored the game’s final three goals to defeat the New Westminster Salmonbellies by a 9-7 score on Saturday, July 9 at Langley Events Centre. (Ryan Molag Langley Events Centre)
Chicago Blackhawks center Henrik Borgstrom (13) chases Florida Panthers right wing Claude Giroux (28) during the second period of an NHL hockey game, in Sunrise, Fla., Thursday, March 31, 2022. NHL free agency opened with a bang Wednesday as the Senators signed veteran forward Giroux to a reported three-year, $19.5-million contract in another move that signals the franchise’s long, painful rebuild is over.THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Reinhold Matay

Giroux joins Senators, Campbell Oilers, Mikheyev Canucks as NHL free agency opens

Goaltending carousel continues to turn in the first day of the NHL signing season

Chicago Blackhawks center Henrik Borgstrom (13) chases Florida Panthers right wing Claude Giroux (28) during the second period of an NHL hockey game, in Sunrise, Fla., Thursday, March 31, 2022. NHL free agency opened with a bang Wednesday as the Senators signed veteran forward Giroux to a reported three-year, $19.5-million contract in another move that signals the franchise’s long, painful rebuild is over.THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Reinhold Matay
Toronto Blue Jays manager Charlie Montoyo walks with a trainer after Bradley Zimmer was hit by a pitch during the seventh inning of the team's baseball game against the Seattle Mariners on July 7, 2022, in Seattle. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Ted S. Warren

Blue Jays fire Montoyo, name bench coach John Schneider interim manager

Toronto sits a half-game up on the Mariners for the third wild-card spot

Toronto Blue Jays manager Charlie Montoyo walks with a trainer after Bradley Zimmer was hit by a pitch during the seventh inning of the team's baseball game against the Seattle Mariners on July 7, 2022, in Seattle. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Ted S. Warren
Canada’s Cyle Larin (17) celebrates his goal with Richie Laryea against Jamaica during first half CONCACAF World Cup soccer qualifying action in Toronto on Sunday, March 27, 2022. Canada will get a taste of World Cup opposition in September with games in Europe against Qatar and Uruguay ahead of the men’s soccer showcase in Qatar in November. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Canada’s Cyle Larin (17) celebrates his goal with Richie Laryea against Jamaica during first half CONCACAF World Cup soccer qualifying action in Toronto on Sunday, March 27, 2022. Canada will get a taste of World Cup opposition in September with games in Europe against Qatar and Uruguay ahead of the men’s soccer showcase in Qatar in November. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Organizer Keith Azak’s goal to continue building a large-scale open basketball tournament to Terrace. (Brittany Gervais/Terrace Standard)

‘Rockin’ to the final game’: High hopes for northern B.C. roundball tourney

The Riverboat Days Open Basketball Tournament tips off this August in Terrace

Organizer Keith Azak’s goal to continue building a large-scale open basketball tournament to Terrace. (Brittany Gervais/Terrace Standard)
Tier 1 Thunder player Hudson Zazelenchuk tangles with a Laker during a do-or-die game at Langley Events Centre on Friday, July 8. Burnaby won 11-10. (Langley Events Centre)

Season ends for Langley Tier 1 Thunder

Burnaby Lakers take best of three

  • Jul 12, 2022
Tier 1 Thunder player Hudson Zazelenchuk tangles with a Laker during a do-or-die game at Langley Events Centre on Friday, July 8. Burnaby won 11-10. (Langley Events Centre)
Vancouver Canucks 15th pick Jonathan Lekkerimaki gets a hand with his jersey from Gary Bettman during the first round of the 2022 NHL Draft on July 7, 2022 in Montreal. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Vancouver Canucks 15th pick Jonathan Lekkerimaki gets a hand with his jersey from Gary Bettman during the first round of the 2022 NHL Draft on July 7, 2022 in Montreal. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
An exuberant Ximena Garces (138) was second in the 50-59 women’s division at the Fort Langley Half Marathon and 5K race presented by Peninsula Runners and Garrison Running Co. on Sunday, July 10. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
An exuberant Ximena Garces (138) was second in the 50-59 women’s division at the Fort Langley Half Marathon and 5K race presented by Peninsula Runners and Garrison Running Co. on Sunday, July 10. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Ty Halaburda and his Vancouver Giants teammates will return to the ice in September for their first full regular season since the pandemic. (Rob Wilton/special to Langley Advance Times)

Vancouver Giants announce details of first full regular season since the pandemic

Schedule will see 68 games, many against teams they haven’t been able to play for years

  • Jul 11, 2022
Ty Halaburda and his Vancouver Giants teammates will return to the ice in September for their first full regular season since the pandemic. (Rob Wilton/special to Langley Advance Times)
Fraser Valley Bandits announced the club has re-signed Brandon Gilbeck for the remainder of the 2022 Canadian Elite Basketball League (CEBL) season. (CEBL)

VIDEO: Bandits bring back Gilbeck

Centre to play remainder of 2022 season

  • Jul 10, 2022
Fraser Valley Bandits announced the club has re-signed Brandon Gilbeck for the remainder of the 2022 Canadian Elite Basketball League (CEBL) season. (CEBL)
B.C. Lions quarterback Nathan Rourke (12) is sacked by Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ Willie Jefferson (5) during the first half of CFL football game in Vancouver, on Saturday, July 9, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Blue Bombers blitz B.C. Lions 43-22 in battle of CFL unbeatens

Winnipeg QB Zach Collaros tosses for 288 yards, 3 TDs

B.C. Lions quarterback Nathan Rourke (12) is sacked by Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ Willie Jefferson (5) during the first half of CFL football game in Vancouver, on Saturday, July 9, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
In Game 1 of the BC Junior A Lacrosse League playoff series, Langley Thunder trampled the New West Salmonberries 26-2 Thursday at Langley Events Centre. (Gary Ahuja, Langley Events Centre/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley Thunder squash Salmonbellies in Game 1 of playoff series

In Junior A Lacrosse League action, local team comes out of starting gate strong

  • Jul 9, 2022
In Game 1 of the BC Junior A Lacrosse League playoff series, Langley Thunder trampled the New West Salmonberries 26-2 Thursday at Langley Events Centre. (Gary Ahuja, Langley Events Centre/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Victor Cui, speaks to media, in Edmonton, Alta., on Tuesday January 25, 2022. For the first time in league history, a CFL game will be broadcast in an Indigenous language. The Edmonton Elks president and chief executive officer announced Friday the franchise’s July 22 home game against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers will be broadcast live in Cree.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

For first time ever, CFL game set to be broadcast in an Indigenous language

Edmonton Elks vs Winnipeg Blue Bombers will be broadcast live in Cree

Victor Cui, speaks to media, in Edmonton, Alta., on Tuesday January 25, 2022. For the first time in league history, a CFL game will be broadcast in an Indigenous language. The Edmonton Elks president and chief executive officer announced Friday the franchise’s July 22 home game against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers will be broadcast live in Cree.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Bandits James Karnik lay-up versus Ottawa on July 8. BlackJacks won 100-79. Spencer Colby/Canadian Elite Basketball League
Bandits James Karnik lay-up versus Ottawa on July 8. BlackJacks won 100-79. Spencer Colby/Canadian Elite Basketball League
(Vancouver Canucks/Twitter)

PETEY 2.0: Canucks draft a second Elias Pettersson

It was deja vu for Canucks fans on July 8 during the NHL draft in Montreal

(Vancouver Canucks/Twitter)
14 out of Langley Thunder’s 19 goals were scored in the third period. The team won 19-6 against Maple Ridge Burrards on Wednesday night at Langley Events Centre in Western Lacrosse Association (WLA) action. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley Thunder record season high 19 goals in a game

14 goals scored in the third and final period of Western Lacrosse Association action at LEC

14 out of Langley Thunder’s 19 goals were scored in the third period. The team won 19-6 against Maple Ridge Burrards on Wednesday night at Langley Events Centre in Western Lacrosse Association (WLA) action. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Abbotsford Canucks forward Danila Klimovich is one of several players from last year’s AHL team heading to the Vancouver Canucks 2022 Development Camp, which begins at UBC on Monday (July 11). (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Several Abbotsford players heading to Canucks Development Camp

Camp runs from July 11 to 14 at UBC’s Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre

Abbotsford Canucks forward Danila Klimovich is one of several players from last year’s AHL team heading to the Vancouver Canucks 2022 Development Camp, which begins at UBC on Monday (July 11). (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
Vancouver Canucks assistant general manager Emilie Castonguay talks to GM Patrik Allvin during the first round of the NHL draft in Montreal, Thursday, July 7, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes.

NHL’s glass ceiling finally shattering as more women move into front-office roles

Several women on the floor at the NHL entry draft, including five female AGMs

Vancouver Canucks assistant general manager Emilie Castonguay talks to GM Patrik Allvin during the first round of the NHL draft in Montreal, Thursday, July 7, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes.
A spectator looks on as the Olympic Caldron is relit in downtown Vancouver, Wednesday, February 12, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Hosting 2030 Winter Olympics in B.C. estimated to cost $1.2B in public funds

Events would be hosted in Whistler, Metro Vancouver and Sun Peaks

A spectator looks on as the Olympic Caldron is relit in downtown Vancouver, Wednesday, February 12, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward