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Group of 14 players moved to Abbotsford Canucks

Vancouver Canucks assign and loan several players to American Hockey League club

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About 150 players took part in the Raptors Knoll Disc Golf Club tournament over the Oct. 2-3 weekend. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Why more people than ever are playing disc golf

Raptors Knoll Disc Golf Course holds Langley open house

About 150 players took part in the Raptors Knoll Disc Golf Club tournament over the Oct. 2-3 weekend. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) points toward the sidelines prior to an NFL football game between the New England Patriots and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Sunday, Oct. 3, 2021, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Brady beats Belichik, sets passing yards record in return to New England

Legnedary quarterback admitted to getting emotional about facing his old team on Sunday night

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) points toward the sidelines prior to an NFL football game between the New England Patriots and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Sunday, Oct. 3, 2021, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
On Sunday, Oct. 3, the Ottawa Senators announced that the 2003-born forward Zack Ostapchuk has been reassigned to the Vancouver Giants. (Allen Douglas/Special to Langley advance Times)
On Sunday, Oct. 3, the Ottawa Senators announced that the 2003-born forward Zack Ostapchuk has been reassigned to the Vancouver Giants. (Allen Douglas/Special to Langley advance Times)
Justin Sourdif will captain the Langley-based Vancouver Giants, the WHL team announced Friday, Oct. 1. (Vancouver Giants/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Sourdif named Giants team captain

‘Tremendous honour’ forward says

Justin Sourdif will captain the Langley-based Vancouver Giants, the WHL team announced Friday, Oct. 1. (Vancouver Giants/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Vancouver Canucks’ Elias Pettersson (40), of Sweden, reaches for the puck in front of Winnipeg Jets’ Andrew Copp (9) during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Friday, February 19, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Vancouver Canucks sign stars Pettersson, Hughes to multi-year contracts

News of the deals comes more than a week after the Canucks opened training camp in Abbotsford, B.C.

Vancouver Canucks’ Elias Pettersson (40), of Sweden, reaches for the puck in front of Winnipeg Jets’ Andrew Copp (9) during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Friday, February 19, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Langley Rams won their fourth in a row of the season on Saturday, Oct. 2, downing the Westshore Rebels 37-7 at home. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Langley Rams make it four in a row

Rams down Rebels 37-7 as Langley’s revised offense takes shape

Langley Rams won their fourth in a row of the season on Saturday, Oct. 2, downing the Westshore Rebels 37-7 at home. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
G-Men are 1-0 after a 5-0 victory Saturday Oct. 2 on the Island. (Jay Wallace/Special to Langley Advance Times)
G-Men are 1-0 after a 5-0 victory Saturday Oct. 2 on the Island. (Jay Wallace/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Kassidy Keith and Havana won the $36,900 tbird 1.45m at the BCHJA Fall Finale on Friday, Oct. 1. (Photo by tbird/Quinn Saunders)
Kassidy Keith and Havana won the $36,900 tbird 1.45m at the BCHJA Fall Finale on Friday, Oct. 1. (Photo by tbird/Quinn Saunders)
Marko Stacha has been traded to the Kamloops Blazers. (Allen Douglas/Rob Wilton/Vancouver Giants)

Slovakian hockey player leaves Langley for Kamloops

Import defenceman will be playing for the Blazers after a year with the Langley-based Giants

  • Oct 2, 2021
Marko Stacha has been traded to the Kamloops Blazers. (Allen Douglas/Rob Wilton/Vancouver Giants)
Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ Andrew Harris, centre, is tackled by B.C. Lions’ Anthony Thompson (23) and Jalon Edwards-Cooper (29) during the first half of a CFL football game in Vancouver, on Friday, October 1, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ Andrew Harris, centre, is tackled by B.C. Lions’ Anthony Thompson (23) and Jalon Edwards-Cooper (29) during the first half of a CFL football game in Vancouver, on Friday, October 1, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Vancouver Canucks’ Jason Dickinson, right, is checked by Calgary Flames’ Nikita Zadorov during second period NHL pre-season hockey action in Calgary, Friday, Oct. 1, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Gaudreau, Tkachuk lead Calgary Flames to 4-1 pre-season win over Vancouver Canucks

Canucks say defenceman Travis Hamonic isn’t opting out of NHL season

Vancouver Canucks’ Jason Dickinson, right, is checked by Calgary Flames’ Nikita Zadorov during second period NHL pre-season hockey action in Calgary, Friday, Oct. 1, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Fabian Lysell is joining the Vancouver Giants. (Photo Boston Bruins)

Swedish forward joins Giants after Bruins’ draft

Fabian Lysell will be learning ‘North American hockey’ on the ice at the LEC

  • Oct 1, 2021
Fabian Lysell is joining the Vancouver Giants. (Photo Boston Bruins)
Vancouver Canucks’ Quinn Hughes reaches for the puck as it bounces off the glass after being shot around the boards during first period NHL hockey action against the Calgary Flames in Vancouver, on Tuesday, May 18, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Reports: Canucks sign stars Elias Pettersson, Quinn Hughes to new deals

Pettersson reportedly gets a 3-year deal, Hughes signs for six

Vancouver Canucks’ Quinn Hughes reaches for the puck as it bounces off the glass after being shot around the boards during first period NHL hockey action against the Calgary Flames in Vancouver, on Tuesday, May 18, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Marko Stacha is being traded from the Vancouver Giants to the Kamloops Blaziers. (Photo Rob Wilton)

Giants trade Stacha to Kamloops Blazers

The Langley-based team will get a pick in the 2023 Prospects Draft

  • Oct 1, 2021
Marko Stacha is being traded from the Vancouver Giants to the Kamloops Blaziers. (Photo Rob Wilton)
B.C. Lions’ Lucky Whitehead celebrates his touchdown against the Saskatchewan Roughriders during the first half of a CFL football game in Vancouver, on Friday, September 24, 2021. Whitehead, Hamilton Tiger-Cats linebacker Simoni Lawrence and Lions quarterback Michael Reilly have been named the CFL’s top performers for September. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Whitehead in the spotlight as B.C. Lions take on surging Winnipeg Blue Bombers

Lions (4-3) host reciever’s former team, the first-place Winnipeg Blue Bombers

B.C. Lions’ Lucky Whitehead celebrates his touchdown against the Saskatchewan Roughriders during the first half of a CFL football game in Vancouver, on Friday, September 24, 2021. Whitehead, Hamilton Tiger-Cats linebacker Simoni Lawrence and Lions quarterback Michael Reilly have been named the CFL’s top performers for September. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Giants forward Zack Ostapchuk has signed a three-year entry-level contract with the NHL’s Ottawa Senators. (Giants file)

Giants forward Ostapchuk signs with Senators

Entry-level deal announced Wednesday Sept. 29

Giants forward Zack Ostapchuk has signed a three-year entry-level contract with the NHL’s Ottawa Senators. (Giants file)
Aldergrove Kodiaks lost 8-3 to Chilliwack Jets in a Sept. 22 home game that saw four game misconduct penalties handed out at the Aldergrove Credit Union Community Arena. (Kurt Langmann/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Aldergrove Kodiaks lose to Chilliwack Jets

‘They didn’t fold like a cheap suit’

Aldergrove Kodiaks lost 8-3 to Chilliwack Jets in a Sept. 22 home game that saw four game misconduct penalties handed out at the Aldergrove Credit Union Community Arena. (Kurt Langmann/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Football Canada and indigenous artist Kolten Khasalus Grant have collaborated to produce a national identity for football in indigenous communities across the country.
The Indigenous Football Canada logo, shown in a handout, will be available on merchandise for Football Weekend in Canada on Oct. 15. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO

Football Canada, artist Grant produce identity for football in Indigenous communities

President Jim Mullin said Football Canada and sport in general both have a role to play in reconciliation

Football Canada and indigenous artist Kolten Khasalus Grant have collaborated to produce a national identity for football in indigenous communities across the country.
The Indigenous Football Canada logo, shown in a handout, will be available on merchandise for Football Weekend in Canada on Oct. 15. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO
The Fraser Valley Thunderbirds are looking for a new permanent home base after the Abbotsford Canucks have taken over many of the facilities at the Abbotsford Centre. (File photo)

Fraser Valley Thunderbirds adjusting to new Abbotsford Centre set-up

BCEHL team will still play home games at Abbotsford Centre, Canucks hope to continue partnership

The Fraser Valley Thunderbirds are looking for a new permanent home base after the Abbotsford Canucks have taken over many of the facilities at the Abbotsford Centre. (File photo)