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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
WLA Langley Thunder lost game three by a 10-3 score on Tuesday, Aug. 9 at Langley Events Centre. The Thunder still lead the best-of-seven Western Lacrosse Association semi-final series 2-1 with game four set for Thursday at Victoria’s Q Centre. (Langley Events Centre)

Langley WLA Thunder fall to Shamrocks

Victoria staves off elimination

  • Aug 10, 2022
Rams kicker Tato Ferreyro Araya, seen here in action against the Okanagan Sun on July 30, accounted for all seven Rams points in their Saturday, Aug. 6 game against Valley Huskers. (Rams Facebook)

VIDEO: Langley Rams fall to Valley Huskers

Third loss in a row for Canadian Bowl champions

Seeen here in 2019, Ruth Bedell (front), team captain of Langley’s D’Fyance dragon boat team, is happy that the sport will, for the first time, include a division for 69 and older, one that she spent 5 years lobbying for. (Langley Advance Times)

A new Canadian age division for 69-plus dragon boaters is a win for Langley’s D’Fyance team

Team captain calls creation of Senior D division a ‘major victory’

Seeen here in 2019, Ruth Bedell (front), team captain of Langley’s D’Fyance dragon boat team, is happy that the sport will, for the first time, include a division for 69 and older, one that she spent 5 years lobbying for. (Langley Advance Times)
On Sunday, Aug. 7, Langley Thunder pulled off an epic comeback to the BC Junior A Lacrosse League championship series at two games apiece. (Ryan Molag Langley Events Centre)

WLA Thunder in lead, Junior Thunder come back to tie series

Langley teams had a good weekend

  • Aug 9, 2022
On Sunday, Aug. 7, Langley Thunder pulled off an epic comeback to the BC Junior A Lacrosse League championship series at two games apiece. (Ryan Molag Langley Events Centre)
On Aug. 6 and 7, Langley Quarter Midget Association celebrated the return of American racers to the Aldergrove track for their first regional championships since the pandemic hit. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: American quarter midget racers return to Aldergrove track

Langley Quarter Midget Association hosts first cross-border regional event since pandemic hit

On Aug. 6 and 7, Langley Quarter Midget Association celebrated the return of American racers to the Aldergrove track for their first regional championships since the pandemic hit. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Dane Dobbie, Curtis Dickson and Robert Church each had three or more goals as the Team Canada alum combined for 10 goals and 22 points in the Langley Thunder’s 15-9 victory in game one of the WLA semi-final series at Langley Events Centre on Saturday, Aug. 6. (Gary Ahuja/Langley Events Centre)

VIDEO: Langley Thunder take game one of WLA semifinal

Team ‘blessed with excellent players,’ coach says

  • Aug 7, 2022
Dane Dobbie, Curtis Dickson and Robert Church each had three or more goals as the Team Canada alum combined for 10 goals and 22 points in the Langley Thunder’s 15-9 victory in game one of the WLA semi-final series at Langley Events Centre on Saturday, Aug. 6. (Gary Ahuja/Langley Events Centre)
Fraser Valley Bandits forward Thomas Kennedy (Photo Credit: Fraser Valley Bandits, Canadian Elite Basketball League)
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)
Langley’s Erin Lee, seen here at a previous event, completed an all-B.C. podium sweep of the the 2022 Canadian Junior Girls Championship with a third-place finish on July 29 at the Marshes Golf Club in Ottawa. (file)
Langley’s Erin Lee, seen here at a previous event, completed an all-B.C. podium sweep of the the 2022 Canadian Junior Girls Championship with a third-place finish on July 29 at the Marshes Golf Club in Ottawa. (file)
Langley Thunder defeated the visiting Victoria Shamrocks 11-8 and finished the regular season with a 12-6 mark. (Ryan Molag/Langley Events Centre)

Thunder clinch top spot heading into WLA playoffs

They defeated the visiting Victoria Shamrocks 11-8 Wednesday night

Langley Thunder defeated the visiting Victoria Shamrocks 11-8 and finished the regular season with a 12-6 mark. (Ryan Molag/Langley Events Centre)
Langley forward Kyle Brunsch puts one past Adam Bland on route to 4 goals and 2 assists during Thursday afternoon’s 13-7 win at Langley Events Centre. (Ryan Molag LEC photo)

Junior Thunder tie up championship series

Langley and Victoria will resume hostilities on the weekend

  • Aug 4, 2022
Langley forward Kyle Brunsch puts one past Adam Bland on route to 4 goals and 2 assists during Thursday afternoon’s 13-7 win at Langley Events Centre. (Ryan Molag LEC photo)
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)
Valley West Stampede (including president Sheila Hicks - right) and Langley Riders Society held a press conference on Wednesday Aug. 3 to announce the first pro rodeo is coming to Langley. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)

New 3-day pro-rodeo ready to bust out of the gate in Langley

Dust off the cowboy boots in anticipation of stampede this Labour Day

Valley West Stampede (including president Sheila Hicks - right) and Langley Riders Society held a press conference on Wednesday Aug. 3 to announce the first pro rodeo is coming to Langley. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)
Vancouver Giants 2003-born forward Zack Ostapchuk has been added Hockey Canada’s World Junior Championship roster for the completion of the 2022 WJC, which will run from August 9 to August 20 in Edmonton. (Rob Wilton/Vancouver Giants)
Vancouver Giants 2003-born forward Zack Ostapchuk has been added Hockey Canada’s World Junior Championship roster for the completion of the 2022 WJC, which will run from August 9 to August 20 in Edmonton. (Rob Wilton/Vancouver Giants)
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)
Langley’s Ben Walter has been named Trinity Western University’s new men’s hockey coach. (TWU)
Langley’s Ben Walter has been named Trinity Western University’s new men’s hockey coach. (TWU)
Rams’ wide receiver Alex France, seen here in action during a previous game, ran in the Langley team’s only touchdown during their Saturday, July 30 game against the Okanagan Sun. (Rams Facebook)

VIDEO: Okanagan Sun down Langley Rams

Replay of 2021 Cullen Cup ends differently

  • Jul 31, 2022
Rams’ wide receiver Alex France, seen here in action during a previous game, ran in the Langley team’s only touchdown during their Saturday, July 30 game against the Okanagan Sun. (Rams Facebook)
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)