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Bandits will be playing on home court at Langley Events Centre starting this June. (Jordan Leigh/Special to Langley Advance Times)Bandits will be playing on home court at Langley Events Centre starting this June. (Jordan Leigh/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Bandits reveal plans for themed game nights

New to Langley, the pro basketball team has scheduled five specially themed home games at LEC

Bandits will be playing on home court at Langley Events Centre starting this June. (Jordan Leigh/Special to Langley Advance Times)Bandits will be playing on home court at Langley Events Centre starting this June. (Jordan Leigh/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Langley Christian Lightning are winners of the B.C. School Sports 2A Girls Basketball Provincial Tournament, held at Langley Events Centre. They took gold Saturday, March 5, downing West Vancouver’s Mulgrave Titans 70-60. (Garrett James, Langley Events Centre/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Langley Christian Lightning are winners of the B.C. School Sports 2A Girls Basketball Provincial Tournament, held at Langley Events Centre. They took gold Saturday, March 5, downing West Vancouver’s Mulgrave Titans 70-60. (Garrett James, Langley Events Centre/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Top-ranked Langley Christian Lightning held off Victoria’s St. Michaels University School Blue Jags 56-55 en route to the finals of 2022 BC School Sports Girls Basketball Provincial Championships at Langley Events Centre. (Gary Ahuja, Langley Events Centre/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley Christian Lightning make provincial finals

2022 BC School Sports Girls Basketball Provincial Championships underway at Langley Events Centre

Top-ranked Langley Christian Lightning held off Victoria’s St. Michaels University School Blue Jags 56-55 en route to the finals of 2022 BC School Sports Girls Basketball Provincial Championships at Langley Events Centre. (Gary Ahuja, Langley Events Centre/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Abbotsford’s Panthers took on Fleetwood Park on Wednesday, March 2, 2022 during the seniors girls basketball provincials at Langley Events Centre. (Rick MacDonald Photography)

Girls bball action continues at Langley Events Centre

Provincial basketball championships started Wednesday and run until March 5

Abbotsford’s Panthers took on Fleetwood Park on Wednesday, March 2, 2022 during the seniors girls basketball provincials at Langley Events Centre. (Rick MacDonald Photography)
Brookswood and Walnut Grove were headed for top-10 finishes at the 2022 Junior Boys Basketball Provincial Invitational at Langley Events Centre. (Gary Ahuja, Langley Events Centre/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Strong showing by Langley teams at Junior Boys Basketball Provincial Invitational

Brookswood and Walnut Grove clinch top-10 finishes at competition hosted by Langley Events Centre

Brookswood and Walnut Grove were headed for top-10 finishes at the 2022 Junior Boys Basketball Provincial Invitational at Langley Events Centre. (Gary Ahuja, Langley Events Centre/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Langley’s Brookswood Bobcats edged Vancouver’s Lord Byng Grey Ghosts 50-48 behind a 27-point effort from Logan Stewart in Day 1 action at the 2022 Junior Boys Basketball Provincial Invitational. (Gary Ahuja, Langley Events Centre/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Langley’s Brookswood Bobcats edged Vancouver’s Lord Byng Grey Ghosts 50-48 behind a 27-point effort from Logan Stewart in Day 1 action at the 2022 Junior Boys Basketball Provincial Invitational. (Gary Ahuja, Langley Events Centre/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Langley’s Fraser Valley bandits announced a former LA Laker is taking on a bigger role with the club’s head office. (file)

Former LA Laker Robert Sacre returns to front office with Langley’s Bandits

The basketball team plays out of the Langley Events Centre

  • Feb 25, 2022
Langley’s Fraser Valley bandits announced a former LA Laker is taking on a bigger role with the club’s head office. (file)
The 2022 All Native Basketball Tournament will run to full capacity after the province lifted many COVID-19 restrictions. Team players pack the court with full spectator stands at the 2020 ANBT in Prince Rupert. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)

All Native Basketball Tournament confirmed to run full capacity

More than 5,000 expected at Prince Rupert basketball tournament after province lifts restrictions

The 2022 All Native Basketball Tournament will run to full capacity after the province lifted many COVID-19 restrictions. Team players pack the court with full spectator stands at the 2020 ANBT in Prince Rupert. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
New Bandits head coach Mike Taylor has experience with FIBA Basketball World Cup and EuroBasket tournaments, the Basketball Bundesliga (first division of German professional basketball) and the NBA Development League All-Star Game. (Photo by Dennis Fischer, Hamburg Towers)

Fraser Valley Bandits name new head coach

New leader of Langley-based pro basketball team has years of success in Europe and the U.S.

New Bandits head coach Mike Taylor has experience with FIBA Basketball World Cup and EuroBasket tournaments, the Basketball Bundesliga (first division of German professional basketball) and the NBA Development League All-Star Game. (Photo by Dennis Fischer, Hamburg Towers)
Fraser Valley Bandits unveiled the Langley-based club’s 2022 regular season schedule on Thursday, Feb. 3, a 20-game campaign (Bandits/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Fraser Valley Bandits announce schedule

Langley-based team will play a 20-game regular season

Fraser Valley Bandits unveiled the Langley-based club’s 2022 regular season schedule on Thursday, Feb. 3, a 20-game campaign (Bandits/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Abbotsford’s Jazmin Avila has signed with the TWU Spartans women’s basketball team. (@SpartansWBB Instagram photo)

Abbotsford’s Jazmin Avila signs with TWU Spartans

Grade 12 MEI student set to join women’s basketball team in the fall

Abbotsford’s Jazmin Avila has signed with the TWU Spartans women’s basketball team. (@SpartansWBB Instagram photo)
On Saturday, Jan. 22, playing against the University of the Fraser Valley ( UFV) Cascades, Mason Bourcier notched his second triple-double in as many games for Langley’s Trinity Western University Spartans.(TWU)

Trinity Western University’s Mason Bourcier records second triple-double in two nights

Named Spartan Male Athlete of the Week and Canada West Men’s Basketball Athlete of the Week

On Saturday, Jan. 22, playing against the University of the Fraser Valley ( UFV) Cascades, Mason Bourcier notched his second triple-double in as many games for Langley’s Trinity Western University Spartans.(TWU)
TWU Spartans player Mason Bourcier’s triple-double against UFV, on Friday Jan. 21 at the Envision Financial Athletic Centre in Abbotsford, was the first official one in program history. (TWU)

VIDEO: Trinity Western University’s Bourcier records first official triple-double

Spartans basketball player netted 15 points, 12 rebounds and 13 assists against UFV Cascades

TWU Spartans player Mason Bourcier’s triple-double against UFV, on Friday Jan. 21 at the Envision Financial Athletic Centre in Abbotsford, was the first official one in program history. (TWU)
University of Fraser Valley Cascades took down the TWU Spartans in overtime on the basketball court at Langley Events Centre Thursday night. (TWU/Special to Langley Advance Times)

After defeats Thursday, Langley Spartans prepare to battle Wolfpacks

In both men’s and women’s play at Langley Events Centre, TWU’s basketball teams fell to UFV Cascades

  • Jan 14, 2022
University of Fraser Valley Cascades took down the TWU Spartans in overtime on the basketball court at Langley Events Centre Thursday night. (TWU/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Nicole Fransson was named Spartan Female Athlete of the Week at Langley’s Trinity Western University after yet another week of dominance against Thompson Rivers. It was Fransson’s second consecutive time to get the award.(TWU)
Nicole Fransson was named Spartan Female Athlete of the Week at Langley’s Trinity Western University after yet another week of dominance against Thompson Rivers. It was Fransson’s second consecutive time to get the award.(TWU)
Nicole Fransson and Kianna Wiens were standouts as Trinity Western Spartans extended their winning streak to a record eight in a row with Saturday night’s win over Thompson Rivers. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Langley’s Trinity Western University Spartans make it eight wins in a row

Last loss in Canada West conference play by women’s basketball team was Feb. 7, 2020.

Nicole Fransson and Kianna Wiens were standouts as Trinity Western Spartans extended their winning streak to a record eight in a row with Saturday night’s win over Thompson Rivers. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Jessica Wisotzki was named the GNAC women’s basketball player of the week for the second time this season after she led SFU to an 84-71 win over Western Oregon on Saturday, Jan. 1. (Wilson Wong/SFU Athletics)

Langley’s Jessica Wisotzki named GNAC women’s basketball player of the week

Second time this season for Simon Fraser University player

Jessica Wisotzki was named the GNAC women’s basketball player of the week for the second time this season after she led SFU to an 84-71 win over Western Oregon on Saturday, Jan. 1. (Wilson Wong/SFU Athletics)
Fraser Valley Bandits will play their first home game at Langley Events Centre on June 4. (file)

Fraser Valley Bandits begin in June

Pro basketball team announces date for inaugural home game at Langley Events Centre

Fraser Valley Bandits will play their first home game at Langley Events Centre on June 4. (file)
Long-time Toronto Raptors game day host, Kat Stefankiewicz, and current Country 107.1 morning show host, Chris Wiggins, will join the club as in-game hosts for the team’s 2022 Canadian Elite Basketball League (CEBL) season at Langley Events Centre. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Fraser Valley Bandits announce in-game hosts for coming season

Kat Stefankiewicz and Chris Wiggins will join the club when play begins at Langley Events Centre

Long-time Toronto Raptors game day host, Kat Stefankiewicz, and current Country 107.1 morning show host, Chris Wiggins, will join the club as in-game hosts for the team’s 2022 Canadian Elite Basketball League (CEBL) season at Langley Events Centre. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Langley Christian Lightning beat the North Delta’s Seaquam Seahawks 89-49 Thursday, securing a spot in today’s quarter-final at the Tsumura girls basketball tournament. It’s being held this week at Langley Events Centre. (Gary Ahuja, Langley Events Centre/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Two Langley girls basketball teams advance to the quarter finals today

Day 3 of the Tsumura Basketball Invitational tournament is playing out at Langley Events Centre

  • Dec 17, 2021
Langley Christian Lightning beat the North Delta’s Seaquam Seahawks 89-49 Thursday, securing a spot in today’s quarter-final at the Tsumura girls basketball tournament. It’s being held this week at Langley Events Centre. (Gary Ahuja, Langley Events Centre/Special to Langley Advance Times)