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Abbotsford Canucks general manager Ryan Johnson’s hockey club is set to debut on Saturday (Oct. 16) in California against the Bakersfield Condors.

General manager Ryan Johnson, Abbotsford Canucks ready for arrival in B.C.

The Abbotsford Canucks debuting in California on Saturday, home debut set for Oct. 22

Abbotsford Canucks general manager Ryan Johnson’s hockey club is set to debut on Saturday (Oct. 16) in California against the Bakersfield Condors.
Langley golfer Rose Chen won Closest-to-the-Pin U15 girls title at the Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour National Championship. (file)

Langley golfers shine at MJT national championship

Multiple winners and high finishers at Morgan Creek

Langley golfer Rose Chen won Closest-to-the-Pin U15 girls title at the Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour National Championship. (file)
Vancouver Canucks’ Elias Pettersson (40) and Edmonton Oilers’ Kyle Turris (8) battle for the puck during first period NHL action in Edmonton on Wednesday, October 13, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Turris nets shootout winner to lift Oilers past Canucks 3-2 in season opener

NHL: Vancouver rallies with two goals in third period to earn single point

Vancouver Canucks’ Elias Pettersson (40) and Edmonton Oilers’ Kyle Turris (8) battle for the puck during first period NHL action in Edmonton on Wednesday, October 13, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Canada’s Alphonso Davies (left) runs around Panama goalkeeper Luis Mejia as Harold Cummings looks on during first half World Cup qualifying action in Toronto, on Wednesday, October 13, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Stunning strike from Davies powers Canada past Panama 4-1 in World Cup qualifier

Canadians still unbeaten at 2-0-4 in CONCACAF men’s soccer group

Canada’s Alphonso Davies (left) runs around Panama goalkeeper Luis Mejia as Harold Cummings looks on during first half World Cup qualifying action in Toronto, on Wednesday, October 13, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
The 2021 edition of the BBall Nationals championships at Langley Events Centre took place from Sept. 9 to Sept. 11. (Langley Advance Times/file)

Fraser Valley Basketball Officials Association seeking refs

Long COVID layoff could mean a shortage of officials and even game cancellations

The 2021 edition of the BBall Nationals championships at Langley Events Centre took place from Sept. 9 to Sept. 11. (Langley Advance Times/file)
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31 BCHL alums on NHL rosters as pro season starts

The Nashville Predators and Colorado Avalanche lead the way with three BCHLers on their rosters

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Giants netminder Drew Sim is headed to Regina, the team announced Wednesday, Oct. 13. (Vancouver Giants’ Allen Douglas/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Giants netminder Drew Sim is headed to Regina, the team announced Wednesday, Oct. 13. (Vancouver Giants’ Allen Douglas/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Toronto Maple Leafs forward John Tavares (91) tries to tip the puck past Montreal Canadiens goaltender Sam Montembeault (35) during first period NHL pre-season hockey action in Toronto on Tuesday, October 5, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Toronto Maple Leafs forward John Tavares (91) tries to tip the puck past Montreal Canadiens goaltender Sam Montembeault (35) during first period NHL pre-season hockey action in Toronto on Tuesday, October 5, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Langley Rams celebrated their fifth win a row Saturday, Oct. 9 at McLeod stadium. (Langley Advance Times file)

Langley Rams defeat Valley Huskers 27-4

Fifth in a row for undefeated B.C. Conference leader

Langley Rams celebrated their fifth win a row Saturday, Oct. 9 at McLeod stadium. (Langley Advance Times file)
Canada's Alysha Corrigan, front left, passes the ball as Britain's Megan Jones grabs her during a women's HSBC Canada Sevens rugby match in Edmonton, Alberta, Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press)

Vancouver, Langford both back on HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series calendar in 2022

Men coming to Vancouver, as global series announces pair of 2022 events in Canada

Canada's Alysha Corrigan, front left, passes the ball as Britain's Megan Jones grabs her during a women's HSBC Canada Sevens rugby match in Edmonton, Alberta, Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press)
The American Hockey League is offering a ‘freeview’ weekend from Oct. 15 to 17, which includes the first two away games for the Abbotsford Canucks. (AHL photo)

First two Abbotsford Canucks games now streaming for free

American Hockey League’s streaming service offering a ‘freeview’ weekend starting Oct. 15

The American Hockey League is offering a ‘freeview’ weekend from Oct. 15 to 17, which includes the first two away games for the Abbotsford Canucks. (AHL photo)
FILE - In this Sept. 19, 2021, file photo, Las Vegas Raiders head coach Jon Gruden meets with the media following an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Pittsburgh. Gruden is out as coach of the Raiders after emails he sent before being hired in 2018 contained racist, homophobic and misogynistic comments. A person familiar with the decision said Gruden is stepping down after The New York Times reported that Gruden frequently used misogynistic and homophobic language directed at Commissioner Roger Goodell and others in the NFL. (AP Photo/Don Wright, File)

Chuckie chucked: Gruden’s words antithetical to modern NFL

Analyzing why a series of emails have cost high-profile football coach his job

FILE - In this Sept. 19, 2021, file photo, Las Vegas Raiders head coach Jon Gruden meets with the media following an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Pittsburgh. Gruden is out as coach of the Raiders after emails he sent before being hired in 2018 contained racist, homophobic and misogynistic comments. A person familiar with the decision said Gruden is stepping down after The New York Times reported that Gruden frequently used misogynistic and homophobic language directed at Commissioner Roger Goodell and others in the NFL. (AP Photo/Don Wright, File)
Langley Thunder U13 Tier One lacrosse players won gold at the 2021 Burrards West Coast Shootout Youth Field Lacrosse in Maple Ridge Sept. 30 to Oct. 3. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Langley Thunder U13 Tier One lacrosse players won gold at the 2021 Burrards West Coast Shootout Youth Field Lacrosse in Maple Ridge Sept. 30 to Oct. 3. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Abbotsford’s Noah Juulsen, shown here with the Western Hockey League’s Everett Silvertips, has been dealt to the Canucks. (File photo)

B.C.’s Noah Juulsen acquired by Canucks

Former Yale Hockey Academy and Abbotsford Minor hockey product traded to Vancouver

Abbotsford’s Noah Juulsen, shown here with the Western Hockey League’s Everett Silvertips, has been dealt to the Canucks. (File photo)
Langley Secondary School Thunderbirds rewarded a hometown audience with a 46-0 win over Argyle Secondary on Friday, Oct. 8. at McLeod stadium. (Thunderbirds Twitter feed)

VIDEO: Undefeated LSS Thunderbirds dominate early season

Langley team brings ‘shock and awe’ against opponents

Langley Secondary School Thunderbirds rewarded a hometown audience with a 46-0 win over Argyle Secondary on Friday, Oct. 8. at McLeod stadium. (Thunderbirds Twitter feed)
Trappers’ Brendan O’Grady faces off in the first period of the Oct. 6 game at George Preston that would see rival Kodiaks win 3-1. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

Battle of Langley-based teams sees Kodiaks down Trappers

Aldergrove team moves up in standings, while Langley remains number one

Trappers’ Brendan O’Grady faces off in the first period of the Oct. 6 game at George Preston that would see rival Kodiaks win 3-1. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Vancouver Giants played their first home game in 588 days on Friday, Oct. 8, downing Prince George 6-4. (Rob Wilton/Vancouver Giants/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Vancouver Giants played their first home game in 588 days on Friday, Oct. 8, downing Prince George 6-4. (Rob Wilton/Vancouver Giants/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Canada’s Renee Gonzalez, left, is tackled by United States’ Sarah Levy during HSBC Canada Sevens women’s semifinal rugby action, in Vancouver, on Sunday, September 19, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Rugby Canada provides details of its high-performance program review

Panel named and parameters given for review triggered by complaints from the women’s sevens team

Canada’s Renee Gonzalez, left, is tackled by United States’ Sarah Levy during HSBC Canada Sevens women’s semifinal rugby action, in Vancouver, on Sunday, September 19, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Abbotsford Canucks head coach Trent Cull leads the troops during a training camp session at Abbotsford Centre on Friday (Oct. 8). (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

PHOTOS: Abbotsford Canucks continue training camp

Shots from day three at Abbotsford Centre, DiPietro and Dries joining Abbotsford AHL club

Abbotsford Canucks head coach Trent Cull leads the troops during a training camp session at Abbotsford Centre on Friday (Oct. 8). (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
Abbotsford Canucks forward Jarid Lukosevicius battles to keep the puck during a drill at training camp on Thursday (Oct. 7). (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

PHOTOS: Abbotsford Canucks open first-ever training camp

Camp runs at Abbotsford Centre until Oct. 9, first game set for Oct. 15 against Bakersfield Condors

Abbotsford Canucks forward Jarid Lukosevicius battles to keep the puck during a drill at training camp on Thursday (Oct. 7). (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)