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A pair of champions will be decided on Friday while four other teams will battle to see who plays in the other bracket final at the 2022 Tsumura Basketball Invitational tournament. (Photo courtesy of Ryan Molag/Langley Advance Times)

DAY 2: Tsumura Basketball Invitational tournament

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  • Dec 9, 2022
A pair of champions will be decided on Friday while four other teams will battle to see who plays in the other bracket final at the 2022 Tsumura Basketball Invitational tournament. (Photo courtesy of Ryan Molag/Langley Advance Times)
Day one is in the books for the boys Tsumura Basketball Invitational (TBI) at Langley Events Centre as 16 teams remain in contention for one of the three tournament titles up for grabs. (Courtesy of Langley Events Centre)

Happening now at LEC: Tsumura Basketball Invitational boys tournament

16 teams in race for one of the three tournament titles

  • Dec 8, 2022
Day one is in the books for the boys Tsumura Basketball Invitational (TBI) at Langley Events Centre as 16 teams remain in contention for one of the three tournament titles up for grabs. (Courtesy of Langley Events Centre)
Vancouver Giants forward Samuel Honzek has been named the Western Hockey League’s (WHL) Rookie of the Month. (Allen Douglas/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Samuel Honzek named WHL rookie of the month

He is also eligible to be selected in the upcoming NHL entry draft

Vancouver Giants forward Samuel Honzek has been named the Western Hockey League’s (WHL) Rookie of the Month. (Allen Douglas/Special to Langley Advance Times)
The Grizzlies improved to 2-0 while the Shooting Eagles are 1-1 after both teams were victorious in week 2 action at Langley Events Centre of the Arena Lacrosse League West Division. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Shooting Eagles, Grizzlies week 2 winners in arena lacrosse league action

The Grizzlies improved to 2-0 while the Shooting Eagles are 1-1

The Grizzlies improved to 2-0 while the Shooting Eagles are 1-1 after both teams were victorious in week 2 action at Langley Events Centre of the Arena Lacrosse League West Division. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Dylan Anderson was signed by his hometown team after starting the season with the Salmon Arm Silverbacks of the BCHL. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Giants welcome a Langley layer to the team

Dylan Anderson was signed by his hometown team

Dylan Anderson was signed by his hometown team after starting the season with the Salmon Arm Silverbacks of the BCHL. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Drew Kask scored 40 points in 13 regular season games with the Langley Junior Thunder before being drafted first overall by the Black Fish in the ALL West Division 2022 draft. (Langley Events Centre/Special to The News)

First round of 2022 lacrosse draft dominated by Lower Mainland players

The Arena Lacrosse League West Division draft took place on Oct. 25

Drew Kask scored 40 points in 13 regular season games with the Langley Junior Thunder before being drafted first overall by the Black Fish in the ALL West Division 2022 draft. (Langley Events Centre/Special to The News)
Tayne Kang is an 11-year-old speed skater from Coquitlam. He participated in the Langley Blades speed skating tournament on Saturday, Oct. 22. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)

Langley speed skating tournament saw participation from athletes all around B.C. and the US

Young Tayne Kang shared his experience with Langley Advance Times

Tayne Kang is an 11-year-old speed skater from Coquitlam. He participated in the Langley Blades speed skating tournament on Saturday, Oct. 22. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)
Matt Abbott received the Al Boles Award for Most Inspirational Player. (Photos courtesy of Ryan Molag)

Langley lacrosse player earns major awards

Team win three provincial honours and one all-star selection

Matt Abbott received the Al Boles Award for Most Inspirational Player. (Photos courtesy of Ryan Molag)
Langley Rams quarterback Trey Jones tangled with the Valley Huskers defence during the first-ever Cascade Cup match on Saturday, Sept. 3. at McLeod Athletic Park. Chilliwack won 23-22. (Rams Facebook)

VIDEO: Langley Rams edged out of first Cascade Cup by Valley Huskers

A late-in-the-game surge wasn’t enough

  • Sep 7, 2022
Langley Rams quarterback Trey Jones tangled with the Valley Huskers defence during the first-ever Cascade Cup match on Saturday, Sept. 3. at McLeod Athletic Park. Chilliwack won 23-22. (Rams Facebook)
Vancouver Giants have acquired a 2004-born forward Kyren Gronick from Saskatoon Blades in exchange for 2003-born forward Justin Lies. (Photo by Rob Wilton [Lies], Steve Hiscock [Gronick])
Vancouver Giants have acquired a 2004-born forward Kyren Gronick from Saskatoon Blades in exchange for 2003-born forward Justin Lies. (Photo by Rob Wilton [Lies], Steve Hiscock [Gronick])
Terrel Jones, seen making a catch against the Okanagan Sun earlier in the season, caught a 46-yard touchdown pass as the Langley Rams defeated the Vancouver Island Raiders 24-13 in action at McLeod Stadium in Langley on Saturday, Aug. 27. (Rams Facebook)
Terrel Jones, seen making a catch against the Okanagan Sun earlier in the season, caught a 46-yard touchdown pass as the Langley Rams defeated the Vancouver Island Raiders 24-13 in action at McLeod Stadium in Langley on Saturday, Aug. 27. (Rams Facebook)
Fraser Valley Bandits forward Thomas Kennedy (Photo Credit: Fraser Valley Bandits, Canadian Elite Basketball League)

Fraser Valley Bandits forward could be the next player of the year

Winner gets free flights for one whole year and more

Fraser Valley Bandits forward Thomas Kennedy (Photo Credit: Fraser Valley Bandits, Canadian Elite Basketball League)
Langley Thunder defeated the visiting Victoria Shamrocks 11-8 and finished the regular season with a 12-6 mark. (Ryan Molag/Langley Events Centre)

Thunder clinch top spot heading into WLA playoffs

They defeated the visiting Victoria Shamrocks 11-8 Wednesday night

Langley Thunder defeated the visiting Victoria Shamrocks 11-8 and finished the regular season with a 12-6 mark. (Ryan Molag/Langley Events Centre)
Thunder defeated the visiting Coquitlam Adanacs by a 9-1 score at Langley Events Centre. (Photo courtesy of Langley Events Centre

Thunder defeat Adanacs 9-1

They currently sit in the fourth and final playoff spot

Thunder defeated the visiting Coquitlam Adanacs by a 9-1 score at Langley Events Centre. (Photo courtesy of Langley Events Centre
14 out of Langley Thunder’s 19 goals were scored in the third period. The team won 19-6 against Maple Ridge Burrards on Wednesday night at Langley Events Centre in Western Lacrosse Association (WLA) action. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley Thunder record season high 19 goals in a game

14 goals scored in the third and final period of Western Lacrosse Association action at LEC

14 out of Langley Thunder’s 19 goals were scored in the third period. The team won 19-6 against Maple Ridge Burrards on Wednesday night at Langley Events Centre in Western Lacrosse Association (WLA) action. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
BC Panther’s Nora takes a shot at the North Langley U7/U9 year-end, wrap-up practice session. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Langley U7 softball players come together to hone skills

Year-end, wrap-up event includes ball play and food

BC Panther’s Nora takes a shot at the North Langley U7/U9 year-end, wrap-up practice session. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)
Langley’s Prabhasha Wickranaarachchi is heading to the finals on Sunday, June 26. She competed in 400m hurdle race at Bell Canadian Track and Field Championships. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)

Langley youth heading to the finals, competing in 400m hurdle

She ran for her personal best in the semi-finals at the Track and Field Championships

Langley’s Prabhasha Wickranaarachchi is heading to the finals on Sunday, June 26. She competed in 400m hurdle race at Bell Canadian Track and Field Championships. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)