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Montreal Canadien Guy Lafleur (left) and Wayne Gretzky of the Edmonton Oilers are seen here during a break in their light skate at the first day of training camp for Team Canada in Montreal, Aug. 10, 1981. (CP PHOTO/Ian MacAlpine)

Canadiens legend Guy Lafleur, a dominant force in his generation, dead at 70

Hall-of-famer led the Montreal Canadiens 1970s Stanley Cup dynasty, inspired legions of fans

Montreal Canadien Guy Lafleur (left) and Wayne Gretzky of the Edmonton Oilers are seen here during a break in their light skate at the first day of training camp for Team Canada in Montreal, Aug. 10, 1981. (CP PHOTO/Ian MacAlpine)
Minnesota Wild defenceman Jacob Middleton, centre, clears Vancouver Canucks right winger Conor Garland from in front of Wild goalie Cam Talbot during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, April 21, 2022, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Craig Lassig)
Minnesota Wild defenceman Jacob Middleton, centre, clears Vancouver Canucks right winger Conor Garland from in front of Wild goalie Cam Talbot during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, April 21, 2022, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Craig Lassig)
Abbotsford Canucks forward Justin Bailey was the hero on Wednesday (April 20), scoring a hat trick including the overtime game winner. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Bailey’s hat trick powers Abbotsford Canucks to incredible 5-4 comeback overtime win

Canucks down 4-1 to San Diego after two, battle back to send the game to extra frame and win

Abbotsford Canucks forward Justin Bailey was the hero on Wednesday (April 20), scoring a hat trick including the overtime game winner. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
Amesbury pre-game with the Tulsa Oilers. (Special to The News)

Maple Ridge enforcer will take part in pay-per-view hockey fights

Amesbury will be in a King of the Rink tournament

Amesbury pre-game with the Tulsa Oilers. (Special to The News)
Ottawa Senators’ Connor Brown, left, and Vancouver Canucks’ Oliver Ekman-Larsson, of Sweden, collide during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, B.C., Tuesday, April 19, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Ottawa Senators’ Connor Brown, left, and Vancouver Canucks’ Oliver Ekman-Larsson, of Sweden, collide during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, B.C., Tuesday, April 19, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Dallas Stars’ Tyler Seguin, left, checks Vancouver Canucks’ Elias Pettersson, of Sweden, during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, B.C., Monday, April 18, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Pettersson puts up 3 points as red-hot Canucks dump Stars 6-2 for sixth straight win

Vancouver sits 5 points behind Dallas in battle for NHL wild-card spot

Dallas Stars’ Tyler Seguin, left, checks Vancouver Canucks’ Elias Pettersson, of Sweden, during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, B.C., Monday, April 18, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Abbotsford Canucks goalie Michael DiPietro stood tall in a crucial 3-1 win for the team over the Bakersfield Condors on Saturday (April 16). (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

DiPietro dominates, Abbotsford Canucks win sixth straight and take sole possession of fourth

Abbotsford Canucks defeat Bakersfield 3-1, DiPietro makes 37 saves to earn crucial win

Abbotsford Canucks goalie Michael DiPietro stood tall in a crucial 3-1 win for the team over the Bakersfield Condors on Saturday (April 16). (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
Kelowna Rockets beat Vancouver Giants, 3-2 in a dramatic game on Friday, April 15 at the Langley Events Centre. (Gary Ahuja/Langley Advance Times)

Giants fall in overtime to Kelowna

Dramatic 3-2 decision in overtime

Kelowna Rockets beat Vancouver Giants, 3-2 in a dramatic game on Friday, April 15 at the Langley Events Centre. (Gary Ahuja/Langley Advance Times)
Newlywed Danila Klimovich (middle) and Guillaume Brisebois chase down Barracuda forward Joachim Halbgewachs on Friday (April 15). (Abbotsford Canucks photo)

Abbotsford Canucks jump back into fourth place with 4-3 overtime win over San Jose

Canucks score big road win, prepare for massive game on Saturday against Bakersfield Condors

Newlywed Danila Klimovich (middle) and Guillaume Brisebois chase down Barracuda forward Joachim Halbgewachs on Friday (April 15). (Abbotsford Canucks photo)
Amy Potomak will play for Langley’s Trinity Western University Spartans. The announcement, on Friday, April 8, means she will be spending some of her practice time with older sister Sarah, the team assistant coach. (TWU)

Aldergrove’s Amy Potomak signs with Trinity Western University Spartans

Older sister Sarah is assistant coach of women’s hockey team

Amy Potomak will play for Langley’s Trinity Western University Spartans. The announcement, on Friday, April 8, means she will be spending some of her practice time with older sister Sarah, the team assistant coach. (TWU)
Vancouver Canucks’ Bo Horvat, back, Quinn Hughes and J.T. Miller talk before a faceoff against the Arizona Coyotes during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Thursday, April 14, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Vancouver Canucks trounce Arizona Coyotes 7-1, extend win streak to 5 games

J.T. Miller dishes out 5 assists as victors chase playoff spot

Vancouver Canucks’ Bo Horvat, back, Quinn Hughes and J.T. Miller talk before a faceoff against the Arizona Coyotes during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Thursday, April 14, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Alex Cotton on the ice for the Vancouver Giants Wednesday night in Seattle, where the G-Men were shut out 6-0 by the Thunderbirds. (Gary Ahuja, Langley Events Centre/Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Seattle runs over Vancouver Giants 6-0

With only 2 games left in season, it’s uncertain if G-Men will make it to western conference playoffs

  • Apr 14, 2022
Alex Cotton on the ice for the Vancouver Giants Wednesday night in Seattle, where the G-Men were shut out 6-0 by the Thunderbirds. (Gary Ahuja, Langley Events Centre/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Vancouver Canucks goalie Thatcher Demko (35) stops Vegas Golden Knights’ Nicolas Roy (10) as Vancouver’s Quinn Hughes (43) and Luke Schenn (2) watch during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Tuesday, April 12, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Vancouver Canucks goalie Thatcher Demko (35) stops Vegas Golden Knights’ Nicolas Roy (10) as Vancouver’s Quinn Hughes (43) and Luke Schenn (2) watch during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Tuesday, April 12, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Abbotsford Canucks forward Danila Klimovich married his partner Nastassia Bartsevich on Sunday (April 10) at Cultus Lake. (Dan Milstein Twitter)

Abbotsford Canucks forward marries partner at Cultus Lake

19-year-old Danila Klimovich weds partner Nastassia Bartsevich on Sunday (April 10)

Abbotsford Canucks forward Danila Klimovich married his partner Nastassia Bartsevich on Sunday (April 10) at Cultus Lake. (Dan Milstein Twitter)
Abbotsford’s Alex Kannok Leipert congrtulates Michael DiPietro after a 5-2 win on Saturday (April 9). (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Abbotsford Canucks sweep San Diego, remain in fourth in Pacific Division

Canucks defeat San Diego 5-2 on Saturday and 6-3 on Friday, attendance over 5,000 both games

Abbotsford’s Alex Kannok Leipert congrtulates Michael DiPietro after a 5-2 win on Saturday (April 9). (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
Vancouver Canucks goalie Thatcher Demko (35) stops San Jose Sharks’ Logan Couture (39) as Vancouver’s Tyler Myers (57) defends during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Saturday, April 9, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Vancouver Canucks goalie Thatcher Demko (35) stops San Jose Sharks’ Logan Couture (39) as Vancouver’s Tyler Myers (57) defends during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Saturday, April 9, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Giants fell to the Portland Winterhawks at Langley Events Centre Friday night, by the score of 7-2. ( Gary Ahuja, Langley Events Centre/Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Portland knocks Giants down another notch

G-Men kicks off weekend with 7-2 loss to Winterhawks at the Langley Events Centre

  • Apr 9, 2022
Giants fell to the Portland Winterhawks at Langley Events Centre Friday night, by the score of 7-2. ( Gary Ahuja, Langley Events Centre/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Spencer Martin has signed a one-way, two-year deal with the Vancouver Canucks. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Vancouver Canucks sign Spencer Martin to one-way, two-year deal

Abbotsford Canucks starting goalie earns spot in the National Hockey League starting next season

Spencer Martin has signed a one-way, two-year deal with the Vancouver Canucks. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
Vancouver Canucks centre Elias Pettersson (40) celebrates his goal against the Arizona Coyotes with Canucks right wing Alex Chiasson, left, during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, April 7, 2022, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Vancouver Canucks centre Elias Pettersson (40) celebrates his goal against the Arizona Coyotes with Canucks right wing Alex Chiasson, left, during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, April 7, 2022, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Langley Rivermen took the first game in playoffs against the Victoria Grizzlies last Friday night at the George Preston Recreation Centre. Both teams are back in Langley this Friday for Game 5. (Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance Times)

BCHL battle intensifies for Langley Rivermen

Game five of the playoffs will be played Friday at The Lodge in the George Preston Rec Centre

Langley Rivermen took the first game in playoffs against the Victoria Grizzlies last Friday night at the George Preston Recreation Centre. Both teams are back in Langley this Friday for Game 5. (Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance Times)