Langley Events Centre

U14 action at the BBall Nationals club basketball championships, held at Langley Events Centre Sept. 16 - 19. (Gary Ahuja/Langley Events Centre)

More than 100 teams of boys and men compete as national basketball championships return to Langley Events Centre

Some were from as far east as Newfoundland and Labrador and as far north as Whitehorse

 

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

 

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

 

Langley Events Centre played host to the 2021 Summer Slam 3x3 basketball tournament over the Labour Day weekend. (Gary Ahuja/Langley Events Centre)
Langley Events Centre played host to the 2021 Summer Slam 3x3 basketball tournament over the Labour Day weekend. (Gary Ahuja/Langley Events Centre)
Season tickets are now on sale for Vancouver Giants action this fall at Langley Events Centre. (Giants illustration/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Season tickets on sale for Vancouver Giants games

As the WHL moves a step closer to play this fall, fans can start picking their seats

Season tickets are now on sale for Vancouver Giants action this fall at Langley Events Centre. (Giants illustration/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Brandon Gilbeck of the Abbotsford-based Fraser Valley Bandits was named the Canadian Elite Basketball League’s Defensive Player of the Year on Aug. 18. Rumours are swirling about a possible relocation of the pro team to Langley. (Black Press Media file)

Rumors are swirling that pro basketball could be coming to Langley

Langley Events Centre reportedly in the running for new home of Abbotsford’s Fraser Valley Bandits

Brandon Gilbeck of the Abbotsford-based Fraser Valley Bandits was named the Canadian Elite Basketball League’s Defensive Player of the Year on Aug. 18. Rumours are swirling about a possible relocation of the pro team to Langley. (Black Press Media file)
Jesper Vikman has signed a standard WHL player agreement with the Vancouver Giants. (Graphic by Jamison Derksen)

Vancouver Giants sign Golden Knights prospect Vikman

Third Swedish-born player ever selected by the Langley-based WHL team

Jesper Vikman has signed a standard WHL player agreement with the Vancouver Giants. (Graphic by Jamison Derksen)
Tristan Kirkham and the Langley Thunder took game one of their BC Junior Tier 1 Lacrosse League playoff series by a 10-8 score over the visiting Maple Ridge Burrards Tuesday at Langley Events Centre. (Damon James/Langley Events Centre file photo)
Tristan Kirkham and the Langley Thunder took game one of their BC Junior Tier 1 Lacrosse League playoff series by a 10-8 score over the visiting Maple Ridge Burrards Tuesday at Langley Events Centre. (Damon James/Langley Events Centre file photo)
Langley Thunder's Trevayne Hunter is closely watched by a Port Coquitlam Saints defender during BCJALL action at Langley Events Centre earlier this month. Hunter had a hand in all five of his team's goals in a 8-5 loss on July 21 in Coquitlam to the host Adanacs. (Damon James Langley Events Centre file photo)

Adanacs defeat Thunder at Poirier Sports Complex

The Thunder’s season is not going well so far

  • Jul 22, 2021
Langley Thunder's Trevayne Hunter is closely watched by a Port Coquitlam Saints defender during BCJALL action at Langley Events Centre earlier this month. Hunter had a hand in all five of his team's goals in a 8-5 loss on July 21 in Coquitlam to the host Adanacs. (Damon James Langley Events Centre file photo)
Trevayne Hunter scored two goals against the Adanacs Wednesday but couldn’t lift the Thunder to a win.(Damon James/Langley Events Centre files)

No joy for Langley Junior Thunder as teams drop two close road games

The LEC-based lacrosse teams went down to defeat Wednesday night

  • Jul 17, 2021
Trevayne Hunter scored two goals against the Adanacs Wednesday but couldn’t lift the Thunder to a win.(Damon James/Langley Events Centre files)
The Langley Junior Thunder defeated New Westminster 11-7 in BC Junior Tier 1 Lacrosse League action on July 13 at Langley Events Centre. (Gary Ahuja/Langley Events Centre)

Langley Thunder down New West

Tier 1 team erupts for season-high goals

The Langley Junior Thunder defeated New Westminster 11-7 in BC Junior Tier 1 Lacrosse League action on July 13 at Langley Events Centre. (Gary Ahuja/Langley Events Centre)
Despite a hat trick from Braiden Struss, the Langley Thunder returned home from Victoria empty-handed. (file)

Langley Thunder return home from Victoria empty-handed

Langley now 0-2 in the BC Junior Tier 1 Lacrosse League

Despite a hat trick from Braiden Struss, the Langley Thunder returned home from Victoria empty-handed. (file)
Vancouver Giants will return to the ice on Oct. 8, hosting the Prince George Cougars at Langley Events Centre. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Giants will renew division rivalry with Cougars when season resumes in October

First game at Langley Events Centre since February of last year

Vancouver Giants will return to the ice on Oct. 8, hosting the Prince George Cougars at Langley Events Centre. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Langley is home to a wide range of outstanding athletes, ranging from cycling champion Svein Tuft to MMA fighter Tristan Connelly and figure skating legend Karen Magnussen (files)

Making a list of Langley’s outstanding athletes

Website organizer is looking for suggestions

Langley is home to a wide range of outstanding athletes, ranging from cycling champion Svein Tuft to MMA fighter Tristan Connelly and figure skating legend Karen Magnussen (files)
A young Steve Nash in his high school days. (photo courtesy of BC Boys Basketball Association)

See young basketball stars in some of their greatest games

Langley Events Centre is streaming classic match-ups

A young Steve Nash in his high school days. (photo courtesy of BC Boys Basketball Association)
Brookswood Bobcats celebrated their B.C. championship victory at the Langley Events Centre. The Bobcats defeated Richmond’s R.A. McMath Wildcats in the final of the B.C. high school senior girls AAA basketball championships in 2016. Past championship games are being replayed this month online by LEC. (File)
Brookswood Bobcats celebrated their B.C. championship victory at the Langley Events Centre. The Bobcats defeated Richmond’s R.A. McMath Wildcats in the final of the B.C. high school senior girls AAA basketball championships in 2016. Past championship games are being replayed this month online by LEC. (File)
If all goes according to plan, Langley Thunder will open the WLA 2021 season on June 23, playing Coquitlam at the Langley Events Centre (Garrett James/Langley Events Centre)

Cross your fingers: Langley Thunder are hoping to open a new WLA season in June

It depends on whether they get approval from the provincial health officer

If all goes according to plan, Langley Thunder will open the WLA 2021 season on June 23, playing Coquitlam at the Langley Events Centre (Garrett James/Langley Events Centre)
Langley’s Caleb Pearson in BCJALL action at the Langley Events Centre (Gary Ahuja/Langley Events Centre photo)

Rolling the dice: how Langley Thunder took a risk that netted two key players

WLA held their 2021 graduating junior draft on Thursday at Langley Events Centre

Langley’s Caleb Pearson in BCJALL action at the Langley Events Centre (Gary Ahuja/Langley Events Centre photo)
Coquitlam Adanacs’ Jalen Chaster competed at the 2019 Minto Cup Championships at Langley Events Centre. Chaster was one of the 63 players selected in the 2021 WLA Graduating Player Junior Draft. (Garrett James/Special to The Star)

Western Lacrosse League holds graduating junior player draft in Langley

First round featured Langley Junior Thunder product Connor Watson

Coquitlam Adanacs’ Jalen Chaster competed at the 2019 Minto Cup Championships at Langley Events Centre. Chaster was one of the 63 players selected in the 2021 WLA Graduating Player Junior Draft. (Garrett James/Special to The Star)
TWU men’s and women’s basketball teams will each host an intrasquad skills competition on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021 at the Langley Events Centre as part of the Shoot for the Cure campaign against breast cancer (Pixabay.com)

Battling breast cancer: TWU basketball players take part in Shoot for the Cure

Annual event at the Langley Events Centre raises funds for Canadian Cancer Society

TWU men’s and women’s basketball teams will each host an intrasquad skills competition on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021 at the Langley Events Centre as part of the Shoot for the Cure campaign against breast cancer (Pixabay.com)