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Vancouver, British Columbia, players wait in the dugout during a weather delay in their baseball game against Canada at the Little League World Series in South Williamsport, Pa., Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Tom E. Puskar

G’day for Canada Little Leaguers in beating Australia 7-0 at World Series

Little Mountain Little Leaguers of Vancouver representing the Maple Leaf in celebrated kids tourney

Vancouver, British Columbia, players wait in the dugout during a weather delay in their baseball game against Canada at the Little League World Series in South Williamsport, Pa., Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Tom E. Puskar
Rubber marks from pucks dot the glass during a hockey practice in Vancouver on June 2, 2011. A majority of Canadians believe sexual harassment and sexual assault are a major problem in youth hockey are a major problem, according to an Angus Reid study. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Poll: Majority of Canadians believe sexual misconduct a major issue in youth hockey

Hockey Canada dealing with the fallout of a scandal over its handling of sexual assault allegations

Rubber marks from pucks dot the glass during a hockey practice in Vancouver on June 2, 2011. A majority of Canadians believe sexual harassment and sexual assault are a major problem in youth hockey are a major problem, according to an Angus Reid study. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Uma O’Neill and Clockwise of Greenhill Z are among 53 riders and 85 horses competing in the second week of international competition at Thunderbird Show Park in Langley. (tbird/Quinn Saunders)
Uma O’Neill and Clockwise of Greenhill Z are among 53 riders and 85 horses competing in the second week of international competition at Thunderbird Show Park in Langley. (tbird/Quinn Saunders)
Canada's Eugenie Bouchard hits a return to Sara Sorribes Tormo, of Spain, during the women's final in the Abierto of Zapopan tennis tournament in Zapopan, Mexico, Saturday, March 13, 2021. (AP Photo/Refugio Ruiz)

Bouchard bounced quickly in return to singles tennis action

Former world #5 competing for first time in 17 months due to surgery and rehab

Canada's Eugenie Bouchard hits a return to Sara Sorribes Tormo, of Spain, during the women's final in the Abierto of Zapopan tennis tournament in Zapopan, Mexico, Saturday, March 13, 2021. (AP Photo/Refugio Ruiz)
Team B.C. at the 2022 Minor Box Lacrosse National underway at the Langley Events Centre includes several members of the Langley Thunder Novice A1 Box Lacrosse team of nine- and 10-year olds in 2018 (pictured) who went undefeated for the entire season, winning 38 games in a row. (file)

Langley players on Team B.C. at the Box Lacrosse Nationals have a winning history

As novice players, they played for a team that didn’t lose a single game for an entire season

Team B.C. at the 2022 Minor Box Lacrosse National underway at the Langley Events Centre includes several members of the Langley Thunder Novice A1 Box Lacrosse team of nine- and 10-year olds in 2018 (pictured) who went undefeated for the entire season, winning 38 games in a row. (file)
Jason Heit. (photo submitted)

PODCAST: Jason Heit: From the boxing ring to security for the stars

TODAY IN B.C. Island fighter/trainer worked security for Drew Barrymore, Nicholas Cage

Jason Heit. (photo submitted)
Hundreds of riders competed over three days at the Langley BMX track Aug 12 – 13, wrapping up with the provincials finals. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Hundreds of riders competed over three days at the Langley BMX track Aug 12 – 13, wrapping up with the provincials finals. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Canada’s Connor Bedard (16) takes the shot against Latvia during second period IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship action in Edmonton on August 10, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Canada looks to maintain momentum heading into quarterfinals at world juniors

Eyes on rising star Bedard as host country prepares to meet Switzerland

Canada’s Connor Bedard (16) takes the shot against Latvia during second period IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship action in Edmonton on August 10, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Chase Scanlan, seen here during an earlier game in the semifinal series, had a five-goal, nine-point game on Sunday, Aug. 14, that saw Langley Thunder down Victoria Shamrocks 15-10 and win a berth to the WLA championship series. (Gary Ahuja, Langley Events Centre)

Langley Thunder win WLA championship berth

Up next, the Nanaimo Timbermen

  • Aug 16, 2022
Chase Scanlan, seen here during an earlier game in the semifinal series, had a five-goal, nine-point game on Sunday, Aug. 14, that saw Langley Thunder down Victoria Shamrocks 15-10 and win a berth to the WLA championship series. (Gary Ahuja, Langley Events Centre)
Ellia Green with his partner Vanessa Turnbull-Roberts and their daughter Waitui pose in Sydney, Australia, Monday, Aug. 15, 2022. Green, one of the stars of Australia’s gold medal-winning women’s rugby sevens team at the 2016 Olympics, has transitioned to male. The 29-year-old, Fiji-born Green is going public in a video at an international summit aimed at ending transphobia and homophobia in sport. The summit is being hosted in Ottawa as part of the Bingham Cup rugby tournament. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)

Olympic champion Ellia Green finds liberation in transition

Australian rugby star hopes speaking out helps end transphobia and homophobia in sport

Ellia Green with his partner Vanessa Turnbull-Roberts and their daughter Waitui pose in Sydney, Australia, Monday, Aug. 15, 2022. Green, one of the stars of Australia’s gold medal-winning women’s rugby sevens team at the 2016 Olympics, has transitioned to male. The 29-year-old, Fiji-born Green is going public in a video at an international summit aimed at ending transphobia and homophobia in sport. The summit is being hosted in Ottawa as part of the Bingham Cup rugby tournament. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)
Two photos taken 10 years apart show Langley’s Jacob Zibin at his first out-of-town baseball tournament, and signing with the American League Cleveland Guardians. At 17, he is the youngest person signed in the Major League Baseball draft, with the biggest bonus for a 10th round pick, at $1.2 million. (Derek Zibin/Twitter)

VIDEO: Langley’s Jacob Zibin drafted by Cleveland Guardians

Youngest player signed this season gets record bonus of $1.2 million

Two photos taken 10 years apart show Langley’s Jacob Zibin at his first out-of-town baseball tournament, and signing with the American League Cleveland Guardians. At 17, he is the youngest person signed in the Major League Baseball draft, with the biggest bonus for a 10th round pick, at $1.2 million. (Derek Zibin/Twitter)
Saturday afternoon (Aug. 13) at Langley Events Centre, the Junior A Thunder fell 11-8 to the visiting Victoria Shamrocks in game six of the championship series as Victoria won four games to two. (Gary Ahuja, Langley Events Centre)

Junior Thunder fall to Shamrocks

Victoria wins BC Junior A Lacrosse League championship four games to two

  • Aug 15, 2022
Saturday afternoon (Aug. 13) at Langley Events Centre, the Junior A Thunder fell 11-8 to the visiting Victoria Shamrocks in game six of the championship series as Victoria won four games to two. (Gary Ahuja, Langley Events Centre)
Team Quebec’s Olivier Rioux plays in a men’s basketball quarterfinal game against Team Alberta at the 2022 Canada Summer Games in Welland, Ontario Thursday, August 11, 2022. The 16-year-old Terrebonne, Quebec native is 7-foot-6 and recognized by Guinness World Records as the tallest teen in the world. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Tara Walton
Team Quebec’s Olivier Rioux plays in a men’s basketball quarterfinal game against Team Alberta at the 2022 Canada Summer Games in Welland, Ontario Thursday, August 11, 2022. The 16-year-old Terrebonne, Quebec native is 7-foot-6 and recognized by Guinness World Records as the tallest teen in the world. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Tara Walton
Langley’s Kyle King won the $100,000 CSI3* ONNI Grand Prix 1.50m at Thunderbird Show Park on Sunday, Aug. 14. (tbird/Quinn Saunders)

VIDEO: Langley’s Kyle King wins $100,000 ONNI Grand Prix at tbird

‘I pulled on the reins a little later’

  • Aug 15, 2022
Langley’s Kyle King won the $100,000 CSI3* ONNI Grand Prix 1.50m at Thunderbird Show Park on Sunday, Aug. 14. (tbird/Quinn Saunders)
The 2022 BBall Nationals Club Basketball Championships crowned the last of its champions after than 180 teams from nine provinces and one territory took part in the annual event at Langley Events Centre. (Langley Events Centre)

BBall Nationals Club Basketball Championships wrap in Langley

More than 180 teams, 23 divisions

  • Aug 14, 2022
The 2022 BBall Nationals Club Basketball Championships crowned the last of its champions after than 180 teams from nine provinces and one territory took part in the annual event at Langley Events Centre. (Langley Events Centre)
Chase Scanlon had two goals, and two assists for the Langley Thunder in a 10-8 victory over the visiting Victoria Shamrocks on Saturday, Aug. 13, at Langley Events Centre to give Langley a 3-2 lead in the Western Lacrosse Association best-of-seven semi-final. (Gary Ahuja, Langley Events Centre)

Thunder regain lead in WLA semifinal

Saturday victory puts team up 3-2 in best-of-seven series

Chase Scanlon had two goals, and two assists for the Langley Thunder in a 10-8 victory over the visiting Victoria Shamrocks on Saturday, Aug. 13, at Langley Events Centre to give Langley a 3-2 lead in the Western Lacrosse Association best-of-seven semi-final. (Gary Ahuja, Langley Events Centre)
BC Lions kicker Sean Whyte, left, celebrates his winning field goal with defensive end Obum Gwacham (98) near game end CFL football action against the Calgary Stampeders in Calgary, Saturday Aug. 13, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Larry MacDougal

B.C. Lions chase down Calgary Stampeders with 41-40 comeback win

Whyte boots game-winning field goal with 2 seconds left in 4th quarter

BC Lions kicker Sean Whyte, left, celebrates his winning field goal with defensive end Obum Gwacham (98) near game end CFL football action against the Calgary Stampeders in Calgary, Saturday Aug. 13, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Larry MacDougal
Team Quebec's Olivier Rioux plays in a men's basketball quarterfinal game against Team Alberta at the 2022 Canada Summer Games in Welland, Ontario Thursday, August 11, 2022. The 16-year-old from Anjou, Quebec is 7-foot-6 and recognized by Guinness World Records as the tallest teen in the world. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Tara Walton
Team Quebec's Olivier Rioux plays in a men's basketball quarterfinal game against Team Alberta at the 2022 Canada Summer Games in Welland, Ontario Thursday, August 11, 2022. The 16-year-old from Anjou, Quebec is 7-foot-6 and recognized by Guinness World Records as the tallest teen in the world. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Tara Walton
John Murray has been named the new strength and conditioning coach for the Abbotsford Canucks. (YouTube)

John Murray named new strength and conditioning coach for Abbotsford Canucks

Has served in similar role with St. Andrews College and Gary Roberts Training for several years

John Murray has been named the new strength and conditioning coach for the Abbotsford Canucks. (YouTube)
Langley Olympians Swim Club swimmers won nine medals and set five new club records at the Canadian Junior and Senior championships in Montreal. (from left) Katie Schroeder, Leila Fack, Macey Larsen, and Aidan Erikson. (LOSC)

Nine medals and five new club records as Langley Olympians Swim Club wraps season

Competed against top national-level swimmers at Canadian Junior and Senior championships

  • Aug 12, 2022
Langley Olympians Swim Club swimmers won nine medals and set five new club records at the Canadian Junior and Senior championships in Montreal. (from left) Katie Schroeder, Leila Fack, Macey Larsen, and Aidan Erikson. (LOSC)