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Kristine Pemberton, a basketball player from the Nova Métis Heritage Association is a recipient of Premier’s Awards for Indigenous Youth Excellence in Sport, a win she didn’t expect at all. (Special to Langley Advance Times/Sombilon Studios)

Langley youth amongst 10 B.C. Indigenous athletes receiving awards from the premier

They were acknowledged in the Indigenous Youth Excellence in Sport category

 

Vancouver Bandits announced Tuesday, Nov. 1, that former Vancouver Canadians executive Graham Wall will serve as VP of sales and service ahead of its 2023 Canadian Elite Basketball League (CEBL) season at Langley Events Centre (LEC). (Special to Langley Advance Times)

From baseball to basketball: Graham Wall becomes a Bandits vice-president

Team announces addition of former Vancouver Canadians VP

  • Nov 3, 2022

 

Brooklyn Nets head coach Steve Nash argues a call during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2022, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

B.C. basketball legend Nash fired as Nets coach after poor start, more controversy

Plagued with controversy surrounding their stars, Brooklyn started the season 2-5 under Nash

 

Vancouver Bandits’ president Dylan Kular received accolades from two organizations Thursday, for his contribution to the sport and the community through his work with the pro-basketball team. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Bandits boss lauded by basketball league and chamber

Thursday was humbling day for Dylan Kular, pro-team’s president, who was honoured for contributions

Vancouver Bandits’ president Dylan Kular received accolades from two organizations Thursday, for his contribution to the sport and the community through his work with the pro-basketball team. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
In this Novermeber 2019 file photo, Canada’s Aaliyah Edwards (15) goes up for the shot against the Dominican Republic during second half action of FIBA Women’s Olympic Pre Qualifying Tournaments Americas 2019, in Edmonton. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson)

Carleton scores 19 points, Canada beats Japan to remain undefeated at FIBA World Cup

Canadians next play Australia on Monday, then Mali on Tuesday

In this Novermeber 2019 file photo, Canada’s Aaliyah Edwards (15) goes up for the shot against the Dominican Republic during second half action of FIBA Women’s Olympic Pre Qualifying Tournaments Americas 2019, in Edmonton. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson)
Langley’s Kevin Dhaliwal (left) and Mission’s Bryan Slusarchuk (right), the new owners of the renamed Vancouver Bandits, posed for a picture with Canadian Elite Basketball League Commissioner and co-founder Mike Morreale (centre) during a Tuesday Sept. 13 press conference at the Langley Events Centre. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Fraser Valley Bandits change name and owners

Langley-based team to be known as Vancouver Bandits

Langley’s Kevin Dhaliwal (left) and Mission’s Bryan Slusarchuk (right), the new owners of the renamed Vancouver Bandits, posed for a picture with Canadian Elite Basketball League Commissioner and co-founder Mike Morreale (centre) during a Tuesday Sept. 13 press conference at the Langley Events Centre. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Summer Slam 3x3 wrapped up an intense day of competition on Saturday, Sept. 3, at Langley Events Centre. (Gary Ahuja, Langley Events Centre)

Summer Slam three-on-three basketball tournament wraps at Langley Events Centre

Event presented by Basketball BC and the Fraser Valley Bandits

  • Sep 6, 2022
Summer Slam 3x3 wrapped up an intense day of competition on Saturday, Sept. 3, at Langley Events Centre. (Gary Ahuja, Langley Events Centre)
Abbotsford’s Marek Klassen is trying out for a spot to wear the red and white at the FIBA AmeriCup 2022. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Abbotsford’s Marek Klassen invited to Canada Basketball camp

Klassen one of 17 players trying out for spot on FIBA Americup 2022 team

Abbotsford’s Marek Klassen is trying out for a spot to wear the red and white at the FIBA AmeriCup 2022. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
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)
CEBL has awarded the 2023 Championship Weekend to the Fraser Valley Bandits. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

2023 Championship Weekend will be hosted by the Bandits at LEC

‘Biggest party in Canadian basketball coming to B.C.’

  • Aug 11, 2022
CEBL has awarded the 2023 Championship Weekend to the Fraser Valley Bandits. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Fraser Valley Bandits forward Thomas Kennedy has been named U SPORTS Player of the Year for the 2022 season. (Fraser Valley Bandits/CEBL)

Fraser Valley Bandits forward Thomas Kennedy has been named U SPORTS Player of the Year

Kennedy was a breakout performer for Fraser Valley this season, averaging 14.5 points a game

  • Aug 10, 2022
Fraser Valley Bandits forward Thomas Kennedy has been named U SPORTS Player of the Year for the 2022 season. (Fraser Valley Bandits/CEBL)
Fraser Valley Bandits forward Thomas Kennedy (Photo Credit: Fraser Valley Bandits, Canadian Elite Basketball League)

Fraser Valley Bandits forward could be the next player of the year

Winner gets free flights for one whole year and more

Fraser Valley Bandits forward Thomas Kennedy (Photo Credit: Fraser Valley Bandits, Canadian Elite Basketball League)
Brandon Gilbecl went for a layup on the last game of the Fraser Valley Bandits season. (Fraser Valley Bandits/Canadian Elite Basketball League)

Loss to Nighthawks ends basketball season for Fraser Valley Bandits at LEC

The 90-85 win sends the Nighthawks to the next round

  • Aug 6, 2022
Brandon Gilbecl went for a layup on the last game of the Fraser Valley Bandits season. (Fraser Valley Bandits/Canadian Elite Basketball League)
Fraser Valley Bandits’ Shane Gibson goes up against a Guelph Nighthawks player in regular season action. On Thursday, the two teams will meet again in a do-or-die match to decide who makes the league quarter-finals.(Fraser Valley Bandits/Canadian Elite Basketball League)

A win-or-go-home game for Fraser Valley Bandits on Thursday

Winner of play-in round will go to quarter-finals, loser is done for season

  • Aug 3, 2022
Fraser Valley Bandits’ Shane Gibson goes up against a Guelph Nighthawks player in regular season action. On Thursday, the two teams will meet again in a do-or-die match to decide who makes the league quarter-finals.(Fraser Valley Bandits/Canadian Elite Basketball League)
Toronto Raptors’ Scottie Barnes, left, photographed in NBA playoff action against Philadelphia’s James Harden last spring, will be among the stars in Saanich next month for the Raptors’ training camp at the University of Victoria. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Toronto Raptors return to B.C. for 2022-23 NBA training camp

Former champions’ pre-season workouts Sept. 26 to Oct. 1 at University of Victoria

Toronto Raptors’ Scottie Barnes, left, photographed in NBA playoff action against Philadelphia’s James Harden last spring, will be among the stars in Saanich next month for the Raptors’ training camp at the University of Victoria. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Jabs Newby and Marek Klassen in action for Fraser Valley Bandits Saturday, July 30, at Langley Events Centre against Edmonton Stingers. Klassen led all players with 19 points, 10 of which came in the first quarter(Fraser Valley Bandits/CEBL)

VIDEO: Fraser Valley Bandits finish regular season with a win

After downing Edmonton, the playoffs await

  • Aug 1, 2022
Jabs Newby and Marek Klassen in action for Fraser Valley Bandits Saturday, July 30, at Langley Events Centre against Edmonton Stingers. Klassen led all players with 19 points, 10 of which came in the first quarter(Fraser Valley Bandits/CEBL)
Fraser Valley Bandits play their last regular season game tonight at Langley Events Centre. They’re facing off against the Edmonton Stingers at 7 p.m. (CEBL/Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Bandits host Stinger in regular season finale tonight in Langley

Action gets underway at Langley Events Centre at 7 p.m.

  • Jul 30, 2022
Fraser Valley Bandits play their last regular season game tonight at Langley Events Centre. They’re facing off against the Edmonton Stingers at 7 p.m. (CEBL/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Nine provinces and one territory will be represented at the BBall nationals happening this next week-plus at Langley Events Centre. (Gary Ahuja, Langley Events Centre/Special to Langley Advance Times)

BBall championships: 180 teams battle over nine days in Langley

National competition gets underway at Langley Events Centre starting Saturday

  • Jul 30, 2022
Nine provinces and one territory will be represented at the BBall nationals happening this next week-plus at Langley Events Centre. (Gary Ahuja, Langley Events Centre/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Maple Ridge’s Malcolm Williams looked relaxed and confident as he made back-to-back shots at the Fraser Valley Bandits Sunday, July 17 games to claim a double prize of a Flair Airlines trip the league championships, plus a year of free flights anywhere the airline flies. (CEBL)

VIDEO: Two shots win a year of free airline flights for Maple Ridge basketball fan

Malcolm Williams plans to start with a trip to Mexico

Maple Ridge’s Malcolm Williams looked relaxed and confident as he made back-to-back shots at the Fraser Valley Bandits Sunday, July 17 games to claim a double prize of a Flair Airlines trip the league championships, plus a year of free flights anywhere the airline flies. (CEBL)
Shane Gibson had 25 points, five rebounds and four assists as the Fraser Valley Bandits ended a season-high three game losing streak with a 95-88 victory over the visiting Ottawa BlackJacks at Langley Events Centre on Sunday, July 17. (CEBL)

VIDEO: Fraser Valley Bandits clinch playoff berth with win over Ottawa Blackjacks

Record now 10-7 on the Canadian Elite Basketball League (CEBL) season

  • Jul 18, 2022
Shane Gibson had 25 points, five rebounds and four assists as the Fraser Valley Bandits ended a season-high three game losing streak with a 95-88 victory over the visiting Ottawa BlackJacks at Langley Events Centre on Sunday, July 17. (CEBL)
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