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B.C. Lions quarterback Michael Reilly (13) hands off to running back Chris Rainey (3) during first half CFL football action against the Montreal Alouettes in Montreal, Saturday, September 18, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
B.C. Lions quarterback Michael Reilly (13) hands off to running back Chris Rainey (3) during first half CFL football action against the Montreal Alouettes in Montreal, Saturday, September 18, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
Langley’s Trinity Western University scored a shutout win against Victoria in their first game of the 2021 Captains Cup. (TWU)
Langley’s Trinity Western University scored a shutout win against Victoria in their first game of the 2021 Captains Cup. (TWU)
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BCHL experiments with coach’s challenge, video review during preseason

The junior A league wants video review in place in time for its BCHL Showcase event in Chilliwack

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Vancouver Giants forward Justin Sourdif skates by Victoria Royals goaltender Adam Evanoff during the Giants’ 6-1 win on Tuesday, May 11, in the team’s final game of the abbreviated WHL season. The Giants season opener will now be against the Royals. (submitted photo: Giants/Doug Sage)

Giants’ season opener switches to Victoria

Kelowna and Vancouver won’t face off first this season

Vancouver Giants forward Justin Sourdif skates by Victoria Royals goaltender Adam Evanoff during the Giants’ 6-1 win on Tuesday, May 11, in the team’s final game of the abbreviated WHL season. The Giants season opener will now be against the Royals. (submitted photo: Giants/Doug Sage)
Travis Bridge takes part in the 10-hour Bike-A-Thon held at Bigby Place. Participants were raising money for Nelson adults with special needs to travel to an athletics event in 2022. Photo: Tyler Harper

VIDEO: Nelson’s Bigby Place holds 10-hour marathon fundraiser

Participants spent the day on a stationary bike to pay for a trip to Operation Trackshoes

Travis Bridge takes part in the 10-hour Bike-A-Thon held at Bigby Place. Participants were raising money for Nelson adults with special needs to travel to an athletics event in 2022. Photo: Tyler Harper
Canada head coach John Herdman, left, and David Junior Hoilett walk off the field after the first half of a CONCACAF Nations League qualifying soccer match against French Guiana in Vancouver, on Sunday March 24, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Canadian men continue climb up world soccer rankings, reaching No. 51

It’s the highest position for the Canadian men in more than a decade

Canada head coach John Herdman, left, and David Junior Hoilett walk off the field after the first half of a CONCACAF Nations League qualifying soccer match against French Guiana in Vancouver, on Sunday March 24, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
TWU Spartan alum Alison Jackson and Maghalie Rochette at the front of the Canadian Road Championships. (Vincent Drouin/Cycling Canada)

TWU alum Jackson earned a double victory at the Canadian Road Championships

Former track star at Langley-based university takes first in cycling

TWU Spartan alum Alison Jackson and Maghalie Rochette at the front of the Canadian Road Championships. (Vincent Drouin/Cycling Canada)
Vancouver Giants announced Wednesday Sept. 15 that 2003-born forward Kyle Bochek has been signed to a Standard WHL Player Agreement. (Giants/special to Langley Advance Times)

A training camp standout inks contract with Vancouver Giants

Kyle Bochek ‘forced our hand’ says GM Barclay Parneta

Vancouver Giants announced Wednesday Sept. 15 that 2003-born forward Kyle Bochek has been signed to a Standard WHL Player Agreement. (Giants/special to Langley Advance Times)
Fort Langley’s Jackson Jacob led the charge for the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) men’s golf team at the Alberta Bears and Pandas Invitational at Northern Bear Golf Course in Sherwood Park, on Monday, Sept. 12. He fired rounds of 69 on Sunday and 72 on Monday to finish at three under par, to take top spot in the individual standings. (Brad Hamilton/Alberta Athletics)

Langley’s Jacob leads UFV Cascades to season-opening win in Alberta

Team gets two-stroke victory at Bears and Pandas Invitational

Fort Langley’s Jackson Jacob led the charge for the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) men’s golf team at the Alberta Bears and Pandas Invitational at Northern Bear Golf Course in Sherwood Park, on Monday, Sept. 12. He fired rounds of 69 on Sunday and 72 on Monday to finish at three under par, to take top spot in the individual standings. (Brad Hamilton/Alberta Athletics)
Bandits management team members Dylan Kular (left) and Andrew Savory have both received promotions after several successful years with the CEBL team. (Submitted)

Fraser Valley Bandits announce executive promotions

Bandits management team members Dylan Kular, Andrew Savory receive new titles

Bandits management team members Dylan Kular (left) and Andrew Savory have both received promotions after several successful years with the CEBL team. (Submitted)
After a COVID-19 absence from the Langley Trappers have begun a new regular season with three wins in a row. (Tonino Guzzo file/special to Langley Advance Times)
After a COVID-19 absence from the Langley Trappers have begun a new regular season with three wins in a row. (Tonino Guzzo file/special to Langley Advance Times)
Canada’s Connor Braid (6) runs the ball against Fiji during World Rugby Sevens Series action in Vancouver, B.C., on Saturday, March 9, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ben Nelms

B.C. rugby stalwart Connor Braid retires in wake of Tokyo Olympics

Sevens star also had 26 caps for the Canadian 15s team

Canada’s Connor Braid (6) runs the ball against Fiji during World Rugby Sevens Series action in Vancouver, B.C., on Saturday, March 9, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ben Nelms
Giants have acquired 2002-born goaltender Will Gurski from the Winnipeg ICE. The trade was announced Tuesday, Sept. 14. (Vancouver Giants)

VIDEO: Vancouver Giants announce deal for goalie Will Gurski

A return to B.C. for Duncan resident after playing in Winnipeg

Giants have acquired 2002-born goaltender Will Gurski from the Winnipeg ICE. The trade was announced Tuesday, Sept. 14. (Vancouver Giants)
Aldergrove Kodiaks first regular season game on Wednesday, Sept. 8 marked a return to the ice after a frustrating 2020-21 season that ended prematurely. (file)
Aldergrove Kodiaks first regular season game on Wednesday, Sept. 8 marked a return to the ice after a frustrating 2020-21 season that ended prematurely. (file)
Langley volleyball champions Avery Heppell (right) and Brie King will be playing for Canada at the Pan American Cup (women) underway in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. (file)

Langley’s Heppell and King are playing for Canada at the Pan American Cup

Volleyball tournament in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic a qualifier for 2023 Pan Am Games

Langley volleyball champions Avery Heppell (right) and Brie King will be playing for Canada at the Pan American Cup (women) underway in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. (file)
2021 edition of the BBall Nationals girls club basketball championships at Langley Events Centre took place from Sept. 9 to Sept. 11. (Gary Ahuja/Langley Events Centre)

Bball Nationals basketball championships return to Langley Events Centre

Girls tournament saw 156 games among 55 teams split into 10 divisions over 4 days: boys are up next

2021 edition of the BBall Nationals girls club basketball championships at Langley Events Centre took place from Sept. 9 to Sept. 11. (Gary Ahuja/Langley Events Centre)
A feeder league to the NLL will begin playing games at the LEC this winter. (Photo ALL)

New lacrosse league to call Langley Events Centre home

A four-team ALL West league begins play this winter

  • Sep 13, 2021
A feeder league to the NLL will begin playing games at the LEC this winter. (Photo ALL)
A combination of training camp injuries and NHL tryouts forced the Vancouver Giants to cancel a Sept. 15 preseason game against Kelowna due to a lack of players. (file)

Shortage of players forces Vancouver Giants to cancel preseason game

Combination of injuries and NHL tryouts cited by Langley-based WHL team

A combination of training camp injuries and NHL tryouts forced the Vancouver Giants to cancel a Sept. 15 preseason game against Kelowna due to a lack of players. (file)
Cincinnati Bengals fans cheer during the first half of an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings, Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Jeff Dean)

Tailgating, face-painted fans back in force at U.S. NFL stadiums

Vaccination rates and mask rules vary across the country

Cincinnati Bengals fans cheer during the first half of an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings, Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Jeff Dean)
Photographer William Snow captured the moment when young Chilliwack racer Dennis Ringrose escaped injury despite going airborne during a race at the Langley Quarter Midget Association (LQMA) on Sunday, Sept. 5. It was the first Northern Shootout hosted by the association since the pandemic hit. (William Snow/special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Thrills and a spill at weekend Langley Quarter Midget Association competition

One young racer at Northern Shootout event on Aldergrove track walked away from a spectacular flip

Photographer William Snow captured the moment when young Chilliwack racer Dennis Ringrose escaped injury despite going airborne during a race at the Langley Quarter Midget Association (LQMA) on Sunday, Sept. 5. It was the first Northern Shootout hosted by the association since the pandemic hit. (William Snow/special to Langley Advance Times)