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Rod Masters, who played the organist in the 1977 hockey movie “Slap Shot,” is shown on a video scoreboard as he plays during the second period of an NHL hockey game between the Seattle Kraken and the Vancouver Canucks, Saturday, Jan. 1, 2022, in Seattle. The Kraken announced recently that Masters will be the team’s new in-house organist. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

’Slap Shot’ organist finds new career with NHL’s expansion Seattle Kraken

40 years after cult hockey comedy film, Rod Masters still winces at “Lady of Spain”

Rod Masters, who played the organist in the 1977 hockey movie “Slap Shot,” is shown on a video scoreboard as he plays during the second period of an NHL hockey game between the Seattle Kraken and the Vancouver Canucks, Saturday, Jan. 1, 2022, in Seattle. The Kraken announced recently that Masters will be the team’s new in-house organist. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Vancouver Canucks right wing Vasily Podkolzin (92) works against New Jersey Devils right wing Nathan Bastian for control of the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game Monday, Feb. 28, 2022, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

Jack Hughes bests older brother Quinn as Devils rout Canucks 7-2

Game was the 4,000th regular-season contest in Vancouver team history

Vancouver Canucks right wing Vasily Podkolzin (92) works against New Jersey Devils right wing Nathan Bastian for control of the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game Monday, Feb. 28, 2022, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)
Vancouver Canucks goaltender Thatcher Demko stops a shot by New York Rangers centre Mika Zibanejad (93) in the first period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, Feb. 27, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

Demko, Canucks open road trip with 5-2 victory over New York Rangers

Matthew Highmore adds two points for Vancouver on his 26th birthday

Vancouver Canucks goaltender Thatcher Demko stops a shot by New York Rangers centre Mika Zibanejad (93) in the first period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, Feb. 27, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
Vancouver Canucks’ J.T. Miller (9) watches the rebound after Calgary Flames goalie Jacob Markstrom, of Sweden, made the save during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Thursday, February 24, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Miller records 4 points as Canucks crush visiting Calgary Flames 7-1

Elias Pettersson adds two goals and a helper for Vancouver

Vancouver Canucks’ J.T. Miller (9) watches the rebound after Calgary Flames goalie Jacob Markstrom, of Sweden, made the save during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Thursday, February 24, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Abbotsford’s Devante Stephens checks Colorado’s Kiefer Sherwood during AHL action on Sunday (Feb. 20). (Colorado Eagles photo)

Abbotsford Canucks win two of three on road trip

Win streak ends at six in Colorado, Canucks return home for games on Friday and Sunday

Abbotsford’s Devante Stephens checks Colorado’s Kiefer Sherwood during AHL action on Sunday (Feb. 20). (Colorado Eagles photo)
Vancouver Canucks’ Elias Pettersson, front left, of Sweden, and Seattle Kraken’s Yanni Gourde vie for the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, B.C., Monday, Feb. 21, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Tyler Motte notches 2 points as Vancouver Canucks dump Seattle Kraken 5-2

Goalie Thatcher Demko stops 25 of 27 shots for B.C. squad

Vancouver Canucks’ Elias Pettersson, front left, of Sweden, and Seattle Kraken’s Yanni Gourde vie for the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, B.C., Monday, Feb. 21, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Vancouver Canucks’ Tyler Myers, left, checks Anaheim Ducks’ Trevor Zegras during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Saturday, February 19, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Vancouver Canucks’ Tyler Myers, left, checks Anaheim Ducks’ Trevor Zegras during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Saturday, February 19, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Abbotsford’s Jake Virtanen will make his next court appearance in his sexual assault case on March 2. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

Abbotsford’s Jake Virtanen’s sexual assault case will be tried by judge and jury

First court appearance sees judge grant request by lawyer, next appearance set for March 2

Abbotsford’s Jake Virtanen will make his next court appearance in his sexual assault case on March 2. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)
British Columbia’s Kimberly Newell, in her distinctive pads and helmet, was a star in net for Team China at the Beijing Games. Photo: Submitted

At the Beijing Games, B.C. goaltender Kimberly Newell is a Chinese sensation

Newell’s performance and love for her heritage have made her a star

British Columbia’s Kimberly Newell, in her distinctive pads and helmet, was a star in net for Team China at the Beijing Games. Photo: Submitted
Vancouver Canucks goaltender Thatcher Demko (35) makes a save against San Jose Sharks centre Tomas Hertl (48) during the first period of an NHL hockey game in San Jose, Calif., Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022. (AP Photo/Josie Lepe)

J.T. Miller nets OT winner as Canucks earn 5-4 victory over San Jose Sharks

Quinn Hughes comes off COVID list to tally two points for Vancouver

Vancouver Canucks goaltender Thatcher Demko (35) makes a save against San Jose Sharks centre Tomas Hertl (48) during the first period of an NHL hockey game in San Jose, Calif., Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022. (AP Photo/Josie Lepe)
Canada forward Emily Clark (26) scores on Switzerland goaltender Saskia Maurer during second period women’s ice hockey semifinals action Monday, February 14, 2022 at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

4 Olympians carry Penticton with them to Beijing

Olympic Women’s Hockey had 4 alumni from Penticton’s Okanagan Hockey Academy program

Canada forward Emily Clark (26) scores on Switzerland goaltender Saskia Maurer during second period women’s ice hockey semifinals action Monday, February 14, 2022 at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Minor hockey teams across Canada will have an opportunity to engage in the conversation about the intergenerational impacts of residential schools and

Orange Shirt Society nets national minor hockey campaign to further reconciliation

Society teams up with Canadian Tire and Keener Jerseys to create conversation and healing

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Minor hockey teams across Canada will have an opportunity to engage in the conversation about the intergenerational impacts of residential schools and
Canucks players Phil Di Giuseppe (left) and Nic Petan celebrate a goal against Bakersfield. (Abbotsford Canucks photo)

Abbotsford Canucks win fifth straight game

Abbotsford defeats Bakersfield 5-2, scary incident for Jack Rathbone

Canucks players Phil Di Giuseppe (left) and Nic Petan celebrate a goal against Bakersfield. (Abbotsford Canucks photo)
Team Canada forward Marie-Philip Poulin (29) celebrates her goal against the United States with teammates Micah Zandee-Hart, left to right, Ashton Bell, Brianne Jenner and Sarah Nurse during second period women’s hockey gold medal game action at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing on Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Team Canada forward Marie-Philip Poulin (29) celebrates her goal against the United States with teammates Micah Zandee-Hart, left to right, Ashton Bell, Brianne Jenner and Sarah Nurse during second period women’s hockey gold medal game action at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing on Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Team Sweden forward Lucas Wallmark (23) celebrates after scoring as Team Canada forward Mason McTavish (32) looks on during third period men’s quarter-final hockey action at the Beijing Winter Olympics in Beijing, China, on Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Sweden knocks Canadian men’s hockey team out of Olympic medal contention

Canada will go home without a medal in the sport for the first time in 16 years

Team Sweden forward Lucas Wallmark (23) celebrates after scoring as Team Canada forward Mason McTavish (32) looks on during third period men’s quarter-final hockey action at the Beijing Winter Olympics in Beijing, China, on Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
United States’ Cayla Barnes (3) and Canada’s Sarah Nurse (20) chase the puck during a preliminary round women’s hockey game at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022, in Beijing. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

Superpowers of women’s hockey set for another gold medal Olympic collision

Canada and the US ready to stage another clash of the titans Wednesday in Beijing

United States’ Cayla Barnes (3) and Canada’s Sarah Nurse (20) chase the puck during a preliminary round women’s hockey game at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022, in Beijing. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
Abbotsford’s Jack Rathbone (left) has been named the AHL’s player of the week. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Abbotsford’s Jack Rathbone named AHL player of the week

Canucks defenceman becomes first player in franchise history to earn honour

Abbotsford’s Jack Rathbone (left) has been named the AHL’s player of the week. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
Abbotsford’s John Stevens and Chase Wouters celebrate a goal on Saturday (Feb. 12). (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Abbotsford Canucks extend win streak to four

Canucks down Manitoba Moose 5-2 on Saturday, unbeaten in four games

Abbotsford’s John Stevens and Chase Wouters celebrate a goal on Saturday (Feb. 12). (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
Vancouver Canucks goalie Thatcher Demko (35) and Toronto Maple Leafs’ Rasmus Sandin (38), of Sweden, watch the puck after Demko made the save during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Saturday, February 12, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Thatcher Demko makes 51 saves as Canucks trip visiting Toronto Maple Leafs 3-2

Miller, Boeser have two points apiece to lead Vancouver attack

Vancouver Canucks goalie Thatcher Demko (35) and Toronto Maple Leafs’ Rasmus Sandin (38), of Sweden, watch the puck after Demko made the save during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Saturday, February 12, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
FILE PHOTO - Then-Montreal Canadiens head coach Claude Julien, goes over a drill with forward Nick Suzuki during practice Friday, July 17, 2020 in Brossard, Que. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Claude Julien set to rejoin Canada’s Olympic men’s hockey team

Veteran bench boss back from broken ribs, will re-take the helm after 5-1 opening win over Germany

FILE PHOTO - Then-Montreal Canadiens head coach Claude Julien, goes over a drill with forward Nick Suzuki during practice Friday, July 17, 2020 in Brossard, Que. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz