Junior Sports

Langley’s Prabhasha Wickranaarachchi is heading to the finals on Sunday, June 26. She competed in 400m hurdle race at Bell Canadian Track and Field Championships. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)

Langley youth heading to the finals, competing in 400m hurdle

She ran for her personal best in the semi-finals at the Track and Field Championships

 

A 2003-born forward/captain Zack Ostapchuk has been invited to attend Canada’s National Junior Team Summer Camp which runs from July 23 to 27. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Two young Giants player off to Calgary for Canada summer camp

A 2003-born forward/captain and 2005-born defenceman

 

Erin Brooks is carried out of the surf after winning the Girls U-16 Final on June 5. (Sean Evans / ISA photo)

Canada wins historic Junior surf medal at an international competition

Erin Brooks, 14, nabs Gold for Team Canada at the ISA World Junior Championships in El Salvador

 

Skateboarder James Clarke will be participating in the Generations Skateboard Society’s first 7 Generations Cup being held in Langley next month. (Ryan Clark/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley welcomes world’s best skateboarders

Indigenous-hosted pro skateboarding event coming to region for the first time

Skateboarder James Clarke will be participating in the Generations Skateboard Society’s first 7 Generations Cup being held in Langley next month. (Ryan Clark/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Jesper Vikman leads all WHL goaltenders with 326 playoff saves. The next closest goaltender is Red Deer’s Chase Coward with 233. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Vancouver Giants keeping their season alive

A 5-2 victory over Kamloops Blazers leads to Game 6 on Sunday

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Jesper Vikman leads all WHL goaltenders with 326 playoff saves. The next closest goaltender is Red Deer’s Chase Coward with 233. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Nanaimo Clippers goalie Cooper Black made a save with help from teammate Andrew Noel as Langley Rivermen Riley Wallack and Max Bulawka go to the net during Game 2 of the B.C. Hockey League’s Coastal final playoff series Saturday, April 30, at Nanaimo’s Frank Crane Arena. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Langley Rivermen eliminated from BCHL playoffs

Nanaimo Clippers defeat local team 6-1 on Wednesday at the George Preston Rec Centre

Nanaimo Clippers goalie Cooper Black made a save with help from teammate Andrew Noel as Langley Rivermen Riley Wallack and Max Bulawka go to the net during Game 2 of the B.C. Hockey League’s Coastal final playoff series Saturday, April 30, at Nanaimo’s Frank Crane Arena. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
Tigers was one of the Langley fastball teams present at the opening ceremony organized by Langley Fastball Association. The season was kicked off on April 9. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)

Langley fastball players back for a new season

Acting mayor, Steve Ferguson threw the first pitch on the opening day

Tigers was one of the Langley fastball teams present at the opening ceremony organized by Langley Fastball Association. The season was kicked off on April 9. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)
More than 30 teams and about 400 girls will be participating in the 2022 Softball season that kicked off with an opening ceremony on Saturday, April 2. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/langley Advance Times)

Langley girls excited for new softball season

North Langley Soft Ball kicking off a new season after a three-years

More than 30 teams and about 400 girls will be participating in the 2022 Softball season that kicked off with an opening ceremony on Saturday, April 2. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/langley Advance Times)
Both men and women volleyball teams of Trinity Western University won their respective quarterfinal matches on Friday, March 25. (TWU/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley University men and women volleyball team into win quarterfinals

Trinity Western University teams will play next championship match on Saturday

Both men and women volleyball teams of Trinity Western University won their respective quarterfinal matches on Friday, March 25. (TWU/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Judo B.C.’s Youth Provincial Championship was held at West Shore Parks and Recreation in Colwood from March 18 to 20 to showcase young talent before nationals in May. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)

B.C. youth judo championships kick off in Victoria

Tournament mandatory for U16, U18 and U21 athletes aiming for May national competition

Judo B.C.’s Youth Provincial Championship was held at West Shore Parks and Recreation in Colwood from March 18 to 20 to showcase young talent before nationals in May. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)
Sea Spray Lacrosse Club defeat the Grizzlies Lacrosse Club 15-11. The game took place Monday night at the Langley Events Centre. (Gary Ahuja/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Sea spray defeat Grizzlies 15-11 at Langley Events Centre

The result of Shooting Eagles and Black Fish match will determine Grizzlies’ final position

Sea Spray Lacrosse Club defeat the Grizzlies Lacrosse Club 15-11. The game took place Monday night at the Langley Events Centre. (Gary Ahuja/Special to Langley Advance Times)
The Kodiaks and Trappers have met up a few time so far this season. (Kurt Langmann/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Langley Trappers dominated Friday’s match with Aldergrove

Crosstown battle was played on the Kodiak’s home ice

The Kodiaks and Trappers have met up a few time so far this season. (Kurt Langmann/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Canadian players in action during the 2018 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge, in a photo posted to hockeycanada.ca.

World U-17 hockey tourney slated for North Delta arena this fall

Bid to host event in North Delta-Langley-Chilliwack was being condsidered by Hockey Canada in 2020

Canadian players in action during the 2018 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge, in a photo posted to hockeycanada.ca.
Soccer balls got a cleaning by Azad Palani at a Langley United Soccer Association training session at Willoughby park in July of 2020 (file)

Langley sports teams need safety plans before games can start again: Township

Local leagues are dealing with paperwork to get kids back on the fields

Soccer balls got a cleaning by Azad Palani at a Langley United Soccer Association training session at Willoughby park in July of 2020 (file)
Move430 aims to encourage Langley residents to be active while raising funds to help kids play sports (KidSport image)

A virtual get-active challenge to Langley residents

MOVE430 fundraiser by Langley KidSport will help young athletes take up organized sports

Move430 aims to encourage Langley residents to be active while raising funds to help kids play sports (KidSport image)
Langley Mustangs athletes had a good showing at the indoor University of Washington high school invitational track meet in Seattle in February. It was the only meet the club attended before the pandemic shut down athletic competition (Special to Langley Advance Times)

A return to the track for Langley Mustangs

Loosened COVID-19 restrictions will allow practices by track club, but not competitions

Langley Mustangs athletes had a good showing at the indoor University of Washington high school invitational track meet in Seattle in February. It was the only meet the club attended before the pandemic shut down athletic competition (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Langley Rams, along with other Canadian junior football teams, will not be playing this coming season, due to COVID. (Facebook screengrab)

COVID puts kibosh on Langley Rams football season

Club president hopes older players won’t lose out because of lost season

Langley Rams, along with other Canadian junior football teams, will not be playing this coming season, due to COVID. (Facebook screengrab)
Longtime B.C. youth coach gets suspended sentence for 2 counts of voyeurism

Longtime B.C. youth coach gets suspended sentence for 2 counts of voyeurism

Randy Downes had coached youth sports in the Lower Mainland for three decades

Longtime B.C. youth coach gets suspended sentence for 2 counts of voyeurism
Aldergrove Kodiaks took down Delta Ice Hawks 4-2 on Jan. 29. By Feb. 1 the team rose to second place after winning plays against Surrey and Mission (Kurt Langmann/Special to the Star)

Aldergrove Kodiaks clinch junior hockey playoff spot

Head coach praises three-player defensive ‘shutdown line’ in wake of recent wins

Aldergrove Kodiaks took down Delta Ice Hawks 4-2 on Jan. 29. By Feb. 1 the team rose to second place after winning plays against Surrey and Mission (Kurt Langmann/Special to the Star)