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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)
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
James Karnik scored five points as the Fraser Valley Bandits road game against the Newfoundland Growlers got underway Tuesday, July 5. Bandits won 88-81. (Canadian Elite Basketball League CEBL)

VIDEO: Fraser Valley Bandits down Growlers

Three-game road trip starts with a win

  • Jul 6, 2022
James Karnik scored five points as the Fraser Valley Bandits road game against the Newfoundland Growlers got underway Tuesday, July 5. Bandits won 88-81. (Canadian Elite Basketball League CEBL)
Fraser Valley Bandits’ Murphy Burnatowski was surrounded by Niagara River Lions Sunday, June 3 at Langley Events Centre. River Lions won, 102-99. (Fraser Valley Bandits CEBL)

VIDEO: River Lions down Fraser Valley Bandits

‘Giving up 102 points is too much:’ coach

Fraser Valley Bandits’ Murphy Burnatowski was surrounded by Niagara River Lions Sunday, June 3 at Langley Events Centre. River Lions won, 102-99. (Fraser Valley Bandits CEBL)
Fraser Valley Bandits five-game winning streak came to an end Friday night, July 1, as the visiting Scarborough Shooting Stars knocked off the first-place Bandits 93-86 at Langley Events Centre. Shane Gibson scored 27 points to go along with seven rebounds and six assists while Kyle Adnam added 12. Fraser Valley Bandits (CEBL)
Fraser Valley Bandits five-game winning streak came to an end Friday night, July 1, as the visiting Scarborough Shooting Stars knocked off the first-place Bandits 93-86 at Langley Events Centre. Shane Gibson scored 27 points to go along with seven rebounds and six assists while Kyle Adnam added 12. Fraser Valley Bandits (CEBL)
Langley’s own Ty Rowell (centre) and Surrey’s James Karnik (right) are both playing with the Fraser Valley Bandits, who are back on home court tonight (Friday, July 1) for a Canada Day game at Langley Events Centre, starting at 7:30 p.m. (CEBL/Special to Langley Advance Times)Langley’s own Ty Rowell (centre) and Surrey’s James Karnik (right) are both playing with the Fraser Valley Bandits, who are back on home court tonight (Friday, July 1) for a Canada Day game at Langley Events Centre, starting at 7:30 p.m. (CEBL/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Fraser Valley Bandits look to hold on to first place

Tickets still available for tonight’s pro basketball game in Langley

  • Jul 1, 2022
Langley’s own Ty Rowell (centre) and Surrey’s James Karnik (right) are both playing with the Fraser Valley Bandits, who are back on home court tonight (Friday, July 1) for a Canada Day game at Langley Events Centre, starting at 7:30 p.m. (CEBL/Special to Langley Advance Times)Langley’s own Ty Rowell (centre) and Surrey’s James Karnik (right) are both playing with the Fraser Valley Bandits, who are back on home court tonight (Friday, July 1) for a Canada Day game at Langley Events Centre, starting at 7:30 p.m. (CEBL/Special to Langley Advance Times)
League-leading Fraser Valley Bandits snuck away with a 94-92 win over the Newfoundland Growlers on home court to extend their winning streak to five games on Sunday, June 26 at Langley Events Centre. (CEBL/Special to Langley Advance Times)
League-leading Fraser Valley Bandits snuck away with a 94-92 win over the Newfoundland Growlers on home court to extend their winning streak to five games on Sunday, June 26 at Langley Events Centre. (CEBL/Special to Langley Advance Times)
James Karnik, making a free throw against Montreal, shone in his pro debut with the Bandits on home court at Langley Events Centre Friday. (Canadian Elite Basketball League/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Bandits look for 5th straight win against Newfoundland at home Sunday

Fraser Valley’s pro basketball team improves to 7-2 with another victory at Langley Events Centre

James Karnik, making a free throw against Montreal, shone in his pro debut with the Bandits on home court at Langley Events Centre Friday. (Canadian Elite Basketball League/Special to Langley Advance Times)
James Karnik, who hails from Surrey, makes his pro debut tonight with the Fraser Valley Bandits, after playing for the Boston College Eagles and Lehigh University. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Bandits sign Surrey native ahead of home game tonight

College star James Karnik makes pro debut for Fraser Valley basketball team at Langley Events Centre

James Karnik, who hails from Surrey, makes his pro debut tonight with the Fraser Valley Bandits, after playing for the Boston College Eagles and Lehigh University. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Paolo Banchero, right, is congratulated by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver after being selected as the number one pick overall by the Orlando Magic in the NBA basketball draft, Thursday, June 23, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Magic take Banchero 1st, Holmgren, Smith follow in NBA draft

6-foot-10 forward from Duke is the top overall choice

Paolo Banchero, right, is congratulated by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver after being selected as the number one pick overall by the Orlando Magic in the NBA basketball draft, Thursday, June 23, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Top basketball players from Langley and surrounding communities took part in the annual ‘Bigger than Basketball’ mental health fundraiser at the Langley Events Centre as it resumed following a two-year shutdown due to the pandemic. (Hana Kim/Special to Langley Advance Times).

VIDEO: Basketball stars generate more than $4K for mental health

Event at Langley Events Centre featured top secondary school players

Top basketball players from Langley and surrounding communities took part in the annual ‘Bigger than Basketball’ mental health fundraiser at the Langley Events Centre as it resumed following a two-year shutdown due to the pandemic. (Hana Kim/Special to Langley Advance Times).
Fraser Valley Bandits won their third in a row, a close 90-85 road trip win over the Guelph Nighthawks on Tuesday night, June 21. (CEBL/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Fraser Valley Bandits won their third in a row, a close 90-85 road trip win over the Guelph Nighthawks on Tuesday night, June 21. (CEBL/Special to Langley Advance Times)
The Fraser Valley Bandits picked up a narrow 92-89 victory over the Scarborough Shooting Stars in a hard fought game at Langley Events Centre on Saturday, June 18. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
The Fraser Valley Bandits picked up a narrow 92-89 victory over the Scarborough Shooting Stars in a hard fought game at Langley Events Centre on Saturday, June 18. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Bandits – including Malcolm Duvivier – squeaked out 84-81 victory over Stingers in Edmonton Wednesday night. They play back at home in Langley again Saturday night. (Canadian Elite Basketball League/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Bandits squash stingers on the road – in Edmonton

Fraser Valley’s pro basketball team is back on home court at Langley Events Centre Saturday

Bandits – including Malcolm Duvivier – squeaked out 84-81 victory over Stingers in Edmonton Wednesday night. They play back at home in Langley again Saturday night. (Canadian Elite Basketball League/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) high fives Golden State Warriors guard Gary Payton II (0) during the second quarter of Game 6 of basketball’s NBA Finals against the Boston Celtics, Thursday, June 16, 2022, in Boston. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Warriors beat Boston Celtics 103-90 to win 4th NBA title in 8 years

Finals MVP Stephen Curry leads Golden State with 34 points

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) high fives Golden State Warriors guard Gary Payton II (0) during the second quarter of Game 6 of basketball’s NBA Finals against the Boston Celtics, Thursday, June 16, 2022, in Boston. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
The collective’s logo was showcased for the first-time at the recent B.C. 3x3 Canada Quest provincial qualifiers at LEC earlier this month. As one of the many components of the Bandits’ work with I∙SPARC, the Bandits entered a team in the adult women’s open division featuring prominent Indigenous players; including Jade Montgomery-Waardenburg, Madison Terbasket-Winser, Montanna Howe, and Shenise Sigsworth. (Fraser Valley Bandits/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Kwantlen artist designs new Bandits logo

Langley-based pro team unveils Indigenous history-inspired artwork

The collective’s logo was showcased for the first-time at the recent B.C. 3x3 Canada Quest provincial qualifiers at LEC earlier this month. As one of the many components of the Bandits’ work with I∙SPARC, the Bandits entered a team in the adult women’s open division featuring prominent Indigenous players; including Jade Montgomery-Waardenburg, Madison Terbasket-Winser, Montanna Howe, and Shenise Sigsworth. (Fraser Valley Bandits/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Fraser Valley Bandits player Kadre Gray eluded Hamilton Honey Badgers rivals on Tuesday, June 7, during the Langley-based team’s first-ever School Day Game, with 3,900 students from 13 schools in four districts attending. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Students from 13 schools cheer on Fraser Valley Bandits at team’s first School Day Game

Game drew 3,900 students from 13 schools in Langley, Surrey, Abbotsford and Mission school districts

Fraser Valley Bandits player Kadre Gray eluded Hamilton Honey Badgers rivals on Tuesday, June 7, during the Langley-based team’s first-ever School Day Game, with 3,900 students from 13 schools in four districts attending. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Lainey Shelvey is one of four Langley-area players who will be representing B.C. on the national stage in August. (Wilson Wong, SFU/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Three basketball players from Langley, and one from Aldergrove, will be representing B.C.

Will compete in Canada Summer Games, and National Championships

Lainey Shelvey is one of four Langley-area players who will be representing B.C. on the national stage in August. (Wilson Wong, SFU/Special to Langley Advance Times)
In their first home game at Langley Events Centre, the Fraser Valley Bandits emerged victorious Saturday, June 4, winning the afternoon game 86-77 over the Saskatchewan Rattlers. (Fraser Valley Bandits, CEBL/Special to Black Press Media)

Bandits win first ever game at Langley Events Centre

Fraser Valley’s pro basketball team improves standing to 3-1 after triumphant home opener

In their first home game at Langley Events Centre, the Fraser Valley Bandits emerged victorious Saturday, June 4, winning the afternoon game 86-77 over the Saskatchewan Rattlers. (Fraser Valley Bandits, CEBL/Special to Black Press Media)
Despite the efforts of Thomas Kennedy (above), Saskatchewan Rattlers defeated Fraser Valley Bandits, 86-77, and are now looking for a rematch in Langley Saturday afternoon. ( Canadian Elite Basketball League/Special to Black Press Media)

VIDEO: Bandits prepare for rematch in home opener in Langley Saturday

Fraser Valley’s pro basketball team suffers first loss of 2022

Despite the efforts of Thomas Kennedy (above), Saskatchewan Rattlers defeated Fraser Valley Bandits, 86-77, and are now looking for a rematch in Langley Saturday afternoon. ( Canadian Elite Basketball League/Special to Black Press Media)