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An annual basketball tournament in memory of Tessa Beauchamp will take place online from Feb. 2 to Feb. 6, 2021 (file)

Tessa Beauchamp memorial tournament holds a virtual version this week

Event runs till Saturday, Feb. 6

  • Feb 2, 2021
An annual basketball tournament in memory of Tessa Beauchamp will take place online from Feb. 2 to Feb. 6, 2021 (file)
Aislinn Konig helped Brookswood Bobcats win three consecutive B.C. 3A senior girls provincial titles, earning most valuable player honours each time (file)
Aislinn Konig helped Brookswood Bobcats win three consecutive B.C. 3A senior girls provincial titles, earning most valuable player honours each time (file)
LOSC members Sevi Parr, Hugh McNeill, Isabella Brunoro have signed with ‘powerhouse’ universities (Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Langley Olympian Swim Club members win university scholarships

Trio join ‘powerhouse’ university swim programs at McGill, UBC and U of T

LOSC members Sevi Parr, Hugh McNeill, Isabella Brunoro have signed with ‘powerhouse’ universities (Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Savanah Roberts of the Langley Fastball Association Lightning Bolts was one of 250 players in 20 teams competing in the 2018 Softball B.C. U12 Regional Championships at Noel Booth Park. (Langley Advance Times file)
Savanah Roberts of the Langley Fastball Association Lightning Bolts was one of 250 players in 20 teams competing in the 2018 Softball B.C. U12 Regional Championships at Noel Booth Park. (Langley Advance Times file)
Nicholas Monro powered to the finish line en route to the victory in the Men’s 200 Meter Dash at the Cowichan Sportsplex at the BC Summer Games in 2018. (Arnold Lim/Black Press file)

Langley’s Monro to run for SFU

Former Walnut Grove Gator track star has a winning way

Nicholas Monro powered to the finish line en route to the victory in the Men’s 200 Meter Dash at the Cowichan Sportsplex at the BC Summer Games in 2018. (Arnold Lim/Black Press file)
Former Vancouver Giants forward Evander Kane is seen here in Game 7 of the second round of the 2009 WHL playoffs against the Spokane Chiefs (Sam Chan under Wikipedia Commons licence)

Gambling debts revealed in details of bankruptcy filing by hockey star Evander Kane

Sharks left winger and former Vancouver Giants player owes close to $30 million

Former Vancouver Giants forward Evander Kane is seen here in Game 7 of the second round of the 2009 WHL playoffs against the Spokane Chiefs (Sam Chan under Wikipedia Commons licence)
Luke Eddie Stripp, seen with with some of his paintings at his just-opened art gallery in Langley City (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Luke Eddie Stripp, seen with with some of his paintings at his just-opened art gallery in Langley City (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Cody Malawsky at the box lacrosse provincials in 2019. As the highly skilled player adds size he will dominate junior, predicts longtime coach Daren Fridge. (Tim McCormick/Special to The Langley Advance Times)

New addition to Langley Thunder has the genetics to excel at lacrosse, coach says

Cody Malawsky was selected first overall at the BC Junior A Lacrosse League Draft

Cody Malawsky at the box lacrosse provincials in 2019. As the highly skilled player adds size he will dominate junior, predicts longtime coach Daren Fridge. (Tim McCormick/Special to The Langley Advance Times)
Vancouver Giants forward Zack Ostapchuk has cracked the latest NHL Central Scouting ‘Players to Watch’ list (Chris Relke/Vancouver Giants)

Ostapchuk makes NHL list

Player with Langley-based Vancouver cracks latest NHL Central Scouting ‘Players to Watch’ list

Vancouver Giants forward Zack Ostapchuk has cracked the latest NHL Central Scouting ‘Players to Watch’ list (Chris Relke/Vancouver Giants)
Abbotsford football star Chase Claypool has signed an endorsement deal with Nike’s Jordan brand. (Air Jordan website)

Langley’s Chase Claypool signs with Nike’s Jordan brand

Abbotsford Senior Secondary School grad had to settle for knock-off shoes when he was a student

Abbotsford football star Chase Claypool has signed an endorsement deal with Nike’s Jordan brand. (Air Jordan website)
A Fleetwood Park Dragons player goes for a shot during the opening game of the Tsumura Basketball Invitational (TBI) at the Langley Events Centre in 2019. Founder Howard Tsumura is hoping to hold a 2021 version of the tournament (Langley Advance Times file)
A Fleetwood Park Dragons player goes for a shot during the opening game of the Tsumura Basketball Invitational (TBI) at the Langley Events Centre in 2019. Founder Howard Tsumura is hoping to hold a 2021 version of the tournament (Langley Advance Times file)
Giants defenceman Bowen Byram has recorded his first NHL career point (Rob Wilton/special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Vancouver Giants Bowen Byram records first NHL career point with Colorado Avalanche

Player with Langley-based WHL franchise assisted on goal against the Ducks

Giants defenceman Bowen Byram has recorded his first NHL career point (Rob Wilton/special to Langley Advance Times)
Langley resident Joel Harrison has been signed by the Vancouver Whitecaps in the 2021 MLS Superdraft (Vancouver Whitecaps/Special to The Star)

Langley soccer player joins Vancouver Whitecaps through 2021 MLS Superdraft

20-year-old centre back Joel Harrison joins the team with three other players

Langley resident Joel Harrison has been signed by the Vancouver Whitecaps in the 2021 MLS Superdraft (Vancouver Whitecaps/Special to The Star)
Flip City’s Elise Van Harmelen at the 2017 Langley Invitational at the Langley Events Centre. Flip City is one of 11 local sports groups getting COVID relief funding. (Langley Advance Times files)

Langley sports clubs get COVID relief funding

The province is giving cash to groups hit hard by shutdowns

Flip City’s Elise Van Harmelen at the 2017 Langley Invitational at the Langley Events Centre. Flip City is one of 11 local sports groups getting COVID relief funding. (Langley Advance Times files)
Dan Jansen VanDoorn, a Langley volleyball player and former TWU Spartan, was heading to Tokyo for with Team Canada. (Mark Janzen/Special to Black Press Media)

Langley volleyball player goes to Gatineau for National Excellence Program

Daniel Jansen Van Doorn was headed to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics before COVID-19 postponed the games

Dan Jansen VanDoorn, a Langley volleyball player and former TWU Spartan, was heading to Tokyo for with Team Canada. (Mark Janzen/Special to Black Press Media)
Parker Goddard, swinging at the ball) is wanting to hear from anyone interested in playing Spikeball. (Parker Goddard/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Langley Spikeball is looking for players

Local resident inviting people to try out a new hybrid sport – volleyball meets trampoline

Parker Goddard, swinging at the ball) is wanting to hear from anyone interested in playing Spikeball. (Parker Goddard/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Langley Thunder (Black Press Media files)

Langley Thunder trades for Maple Ridge’s Cody Malawsky

BC Junior A Lacrosse League draft was held remotely on Thursday, Jan. 14

Langley Thunder (Black Press Media files)
World Junior championships are not the first time Vancouver Giants head coach Michael Dyck (right) and defenceman Bowen Byram have shared a dressing room (Hockey Canada/Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Vancouver Giants Bowen Byram and Michael Dyck go back a long way

When Byram was 13, his coach was Dyck. Six years and several teams later, he still is.

World Junior championships are not the first time Vancouver Giants head coach Michael Dyck (right) and defenceman Bowen Byram have shared a dressing room (Hockey Canada/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Former Vancouver Giants forward Evander Kane is seen here in Game 7 of the second round of the 2009 WHL playoffs against the Spokane Chiefs (Sam Chan under Wikipedia Commons licence)

Former Giants star Evander Kane files for bankruptcy

Sharks left winger lists liabilities of close to $30 million in court filing

Former Vancouver Giants forward Evander Kane is seen here in Game 7 of the second round of the 2009 WHL playoffs against the Spokane Chiefs (Sam Chan under Wikipedia Commons licence)
Vancouver Giants defenceman Bowen Byram could be playing for Colorado when the NHL resumes play. (Rik Fedyck/file)

Giants in the NHL: players from WHL team at training camps

Among 223 current and former WHL players to be invited

Vancouver Giants defenceman Bowen Byram could be playing for Colorado when the NHL resumes play. (Rik Fedyck/file)