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The 2021 edition of the BBall Nationals championships at Langley Events Centre took place from Sept. 9 to Sept. 11. (Langley Advance Times/file)

Fraser Valley Basketball Officials Association seeking refs

Long COVID layoff could mean a shortage of officials and even game cancellations

 

Langley’s Sebastian Colyn has become Trinity Western University’s winningest soccer goalkeeper. Colyn and basketball standout Nicole Fransson were named TWU’s Spartan Male and Female athletes of the week. (TWU/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley’s Colyn sets record for TWU soccer wins

Awarded athlete of the week along with basketball standout Fransson

 

Thursday morning Sept. 23, Fraser Valley Bandits announced the club has chosen Langley Events Centre (LEC) as its home for the upcoming Canadian Elite Basketball League (CEBL) season. (file)
Thursday morning Sept. 23, Fraser Valley Bandits announced the club has chosen Langley Events Centre (LEC) as its home for the upcoming Canadian Elite Basketball League (CEBL) season. (file)
2021 edition of the BBall Nationals girls club basketball championships at Langley Events Centre took place from Sept. 9 to Sept. 11. (Gary Ahuja/Langley Events Centre)

Bball Nationals basketball championships return to Langley Events Centre

Girls tournament saw 156 games among 55 teams split into 10 divisions over 4 days: boys are up next

2021 edition of the BBall Nationals girls club basketball championships at Langley Events Centre took place from Sept. 9 to Sept. 11. (Gary Ahuja/Langley Events Centre)
Langley Events Centre played host to the 2021 Summer Slam 3x3 basketball tournament over the Labour Day weekend. (Gary Ahuja/Langley Events Centre)
Langley Events Centre played host to the 2021 Summer Slam 3x3 basketball tournament over the Labour Day weekend. (Gary Ahuja/Langley Events Centre)
Cheryl Jean-Paul, the women’s basketball coach from TWU, brought home silver from the FIBA in Mexico this weekend. (FIBA/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Second silver earned in international basketball rivalry

Langley coach back from Mexico competition just in time to return to duties at Trinity Western

Cheryl Jean-Paul, the women’s basketball coach from TWU, brought home silver from the FIBA in Mexico this weekend. (FIBA/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Brandon Gilbeck of the Abbotsford-based Fraser Valley Bandits was named the Canadian Elite Basketball League’s Defensive Player of the Year on Aug. 18. Rumours are swirling about a possible relocation of the pro team to Langley. (Black Press Media file)

Rumors are swirling that pro basketball could be coming to Langley

Langley Events Centre reportedly in the running for new home of Abbotsford’s Fraser Valley Bandits

Brandon Gilbeck of the Abbotsford-based Fraser Valley Bandits was named the Canadian Elite Basketball League’s Defensive Player of the Year on Aug. 18. Rumours are swirling about a possible relocation of the pro team to Langley. (Black Press Media file)
The Fraser Valley Bandits may be looking for a new home arena for 2022 after a deal with the Canucks has not yet been finalized. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

No deal in place for Fraser Valley Bandits to return to Abbotsford Centre in 2022

Professional basketball team has not yet secured lease for next year, looking at all options

The Fraser Valley Bandits may be looking for a new home arena for 2022 after a deal with the Canucks has not yet been finalized. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
Cheryl Jean-Paul returns to Langley after the tournament, to lead the Spartans women’s basketball team again. (TWU/Special to Langley Advance Times)

TWU basketball coach leads Canada to championships in Mexico

Spartans head coach Cheryl Jean-Paul is heading to the FIBA U16 Americas Women’s Championships 2021

Cheryl Jean-Paul returns to Langley after the tournament, to lead the Spartans women’s basketball team again. (TWU/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Brandon Gilbeck of the Fraser Valley Bandits was named the Canadian Elite Basketball League’s Defensive Player of the Year on Aug. 18. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Fraser Valley Bandits big man Brandon Gilbeck named Defensive Player of the Year

Canadian Elite Basketball League honours big man at league awards on Aug. 18, next game on Friday

Brandon Gilbeck of the Fraser Valley Bandits was named the Canadian Elite Basketball League’s Defensive Player of the Year on Aug. 18. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
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Summer Slam event coming to Abbotsford’s Sevenoaks Shopping Centre

Outdoor three-on-three basketball tournament debuting later this summer

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Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) reacts during the second half of Game 6 of basketball’s NBA Finals against the Phoenix Suns in Milwaukee, Tuesday, July 20, 2021. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Milwaukee’s 50-year wait ends with NBA title behind 50 from Giannis

Bucks beat Phoenix Suns 105-98 in Game 6 of league finals

Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) reacts during the second half of Game 6 of basketball’s NBA Finals against the Phoenix Suns in Milwaukee, Tuesday, July 20, 2021. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
The Summer Slam 3x3 youth basketball tournament is coming to the Langley Events Centre in September.

Fraser Valley Bandits bringing three-on-three basketball tournament to Langley Events Centre

The Bandits are partnering with Basketball BC to hold the event in early September

The Summer Slam 3x3 youth basketball tournament is coming to the Langley Events Centre in September.
The Abbotsford Centre will welcome fans back for a Bandits basketball game on July 14. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Fans returning to Abbotsford Centre next week

Fraser Valley Bandits becoming first pro sports team in B.C. to host fans since pandemic

The Abbotsford Centre will welcome fans back for a Bandits basketball game on July 14. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
Bandits forward Shaquille Keith drives the lane. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Fraser Valley Bandits sweep home stand to go 4-0

Abbotsford-based pro basketball red hot to start 2021 CEBL regular season

Bandits forward Shaquille Keith drives the lane. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
International prep team players unveiled “The Rich Goulet Court” in honour of the late, legendary Pitt Meadows basketball coach at the opening of the new Panther Hoops Basketball Academy facility in Langley. (Keith Daley/Special to Langley Advance Times)

New Langley basketball facility remembers top Pitt Meadows coach Rich Goulet

Non-profit Panther Hoops Basketball Society opens NBA-sized court

International prep team players unveiled “The Rich Goulet Court” in honour of the late, legendary Pitt Meadows basketball coach at the opening of the new Panther Hoops Basketball Academy facility in Langley. (Keith Daley/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Bandits big man Brandon Gilbeck elevates for the opening tip-off. Gilbeck and the Bandits opened the CEBL season with a 92-74 win over the Saskatchewan Rattlers on Saturday. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

Fraser Valley Bandits open CEBL season with win

Abbotsford-based basketball team defeats Saskatchewan Rattlers 92-74 on Saturday

Bandits big man Brandon Gilbeck elevates for the opening tip-off. Gilbeck and the Bandits opened the CEBL season with a 92-74 win over the Saskatchewan Rattlers on Saturday. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)
Abbotsford’s Marek Klassen and the Fraser Valley Bandits return to the court on Saturday. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Fraser Valley Bandits return to the court Saturday

Abbotsford-based CEBL team returns with new players, new head coach and possibly fans in the stands

Abbotsford’s Marek Klassen and the Fraser Valley Bandits return to the court on Saturday. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
The Fraser Valley Bandits chose to release former NBA-er Julian Washburn a few days after signing the player. (Photo by Chris Elise/NBAE via Getty Images)

Fraser Valley Bandits release former NBA-er Julian Washburn

Abbotsford-based CEBL team lets player go to pursue other playing opportunities

The Fraser Valley Bandits chose to release former NBA-er Julian Washburn a few days after signing the player. (Photo by Chris Elise/NBAE via Getty Images)