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Fabian Lysell is joining the Vancouver Giants. (Photo Boston Bruins)

Swedish forward joins Giants after Bruins’ draft

Fabian Lysell will be learning ‘North American hockey’ on the ice at the LEC

  • Oct 1, 2021

 

Marko Stacha is being traded from the Vancouver Giants to the Kamloops Blaziers. (Photo Rob Wilton)

Giants trade Stacha to Kamloops Blazers

The Langley-based team will get a pick in the 2023 Prospects Draft

  • Oct 1, 2021

 

Brookswood lifter Josh Cook admitted to having a few nerves after returning to competition at the Aug. 28 and 29 B.C. Powerlifting Association Open meet in Langley, the first in nearly two years, but he got over it, winning his class and setting a new personal best in the process. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: First B.C. powerlifting meet since the pandemic draws more than 100 competitors to Langley

When it was over, competitors teamed up to load the weights for transport

Brookswood lifter Josh Cook admitted to having a few nerves after returning to competition at the Aug. 28 and 29 B.C. Powerlifting Association Open meet in Langley, the first in nearly two years, but he got over it, winning his class and setting a new personal best in the process. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame in Calgary. (Contributed photo)

Canada Sports Hall of Fame launches Indigenous Heroes Exhibition

Featuring 14 Indigenous athletes, the digital book will be available for educators at no cost

Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame in Calgary. (Contributed photo)
Tristan Kirkham had three goals and an assist as the Langley Thunder defeated the Maple Ridge Burrards 11-7 in game two of the BC Junior Tier 1 Lacrosse League Mainland Division playoffs. (Damon James/Langley Events Centre file photo)
Tristan Kirkham had three goals and an assist as the Langley Thunder defeated the Maple Ridge Burrards 11-7 in game two of the BC Junior Tier 1 Lacrosse League Mainland Division playoffs. (Damon James/Langley Events Centre file photo)
Leif Godberson down-climbing Uto Peak with Mount Sir Donald in the background. (Contributed-Eric Carter)

2 men, 14 peaks and 1 day: New limits reached by climbers in B.C.’s Rogers Pass

Eric Carter and Leif Godberson completed the collosol Horse Shoe Traverse in one day

Leif Godberson down-climbing Uto Peak with Mount Sir Donald in the background. (Contributed-Eric Carter)
Langley’s Trevayne Hunter had a goal and an assist but the Thunder lost game two of their BC Junior A Lacrosse League Mainland Division playoff series 10-4 to the Port Coquitlam Saints on August 5. (Damon James/Langley Events Centre file photo)

Langley’s Junior Thunder eliminated in playoffs by Saints

The Thunder lost two straight in the best-of-three series

  • Aug 8, 2021
Langley’s Trevayne Hunter had a goal and an assist but the Thunder lost game two of their BC Junior A Lacrosse League Mainland Division playoff series 10-4 to the Port Coquitlam Saints on August 5. (Damon James/Langley Events Centre file photo)
Andrew Joseph is watched by a Port Coquitlam Saints defender during BC Junior Tier 1 Lacrosse League action at Langley Events Centre on July 27. Joseph scored three times as the Thunder rallied for a 12-10 victory. (Damon James/Langley Events Centre)

Thunder shocks Saints in 12-10 win

A late surge let the Langley squad seize a victory

Andrew Joseph is watched by a Port Coquitlam Saints defender during BC Junior Tier 1 Lacrosse League action at Langley Events Centre on July 27. Joseph scored three times as the Thunder rallied for a 12-10 victory. (Damon James/Langley Events Centre)
Gold medalists Lisa Roman, Kasia Gruchalla-Wesierski, Christine Roper, Andrea Proske, Susanne Grainger, Madison Mailey, Sydney Payne, Avalon Wasteneys and Kristen Kit of Canada pose during the medal ceremony for the women’s rowing eight final lat the 2020 Summer Olympics, Friday, July 30, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
Gold medalists Lisa Roman, Kasia Gruchalla-Wesierski, Christine Roper, Andrea Proske, Susanne Grainger, Madison Mailey, Sydney Payne, Avalon Wasteneys and Kristen Kit of Canada pose during the medal ceremony for the women’s rowing eight final lat the 2020 Summer Olympics, Friday, July 30, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
Sixty athletes selected as 2021 Save-On-Foods Fueling Sport ambassadors. (Black Press Media graphic)

60 Canadian athletes chosen as ambassadors in Save-On-Foods fueling sport initiative

‘We look forward to supporting them pursue their goals from their local hometowns to the international stage’

Sixty athletes selected as 2021 Save-On-Foods Fueling Sport ambassadors. (Black Press Media graphic)
The Abbotsford Centre will welcome fans back for a Bandits basketball game on July 14. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Fans returning to Abbotsford Centre next week

Fraser Valley Bandits becoming first pro sports team in B.C. to host fans since pandemic

The Abbotsford Centre will welcome fans back for a Bandits basketball game on July 14. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
Tamie Phillips and “Ecatino” take a bow after winning top honours on Sunday, July 4, 2021 at Thunderbird Show Park with the Maui Jim $20,000 Grand Prix. (Rob Wilton/RJMedia Photography)

Canadian riders take top prizes at Langley Thunderbird Show Park competition

West Coast Classic the first event to be held at facility since October 2020

  • Jul 6, 2021
Tamie Phillips and “Ecatino” take a bow after winning top honours on Sunday, July 4, 2021 at Thunderbird Show Park with the Maui Jim $20,000 Grand Prix. (Rob Wilton/RJMedia Photography)
Junior A’s Connor Watson in play back in 2019. (Gary Ahuja/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley Thunders back to playing today

Seasons start this week for the Junior A and Junior Tier 1 lacrosse teams

Junior A’s Connor Watson in play back in 2019. (Gary Ahuja/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Eleven months after John and Deanna Reimer opened new, bigger, premises in Walnut Grove, COVID-19 struck. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

How a Langley gym owner is getting through the pandemic

Eleven months after John and Deanna Reimer opened new, bigger, premises, COVID-19 struck

Eleven months after John and Deanna Reimer opened new, bigger, premises in Walnut Grove, COVID-19 struck. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Soccer balls got a cleaning by Azad Palani at a Langley United Soccer Association training session at Willoughby park in July of 2020 (file)

Langley sports teams need safety plans before games can start again: Township

Local leagues are dealing with paperwork to get kids back on the fields

Soccer balls got a cleaning by Azad Palani at a Langley United Soccer Association training session at Willoughby park in July of 2020 (file)
Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry updates B.C.'s COVID-19 situation at the B.C. legislature, April 29, 2021. (B.C. government)

Langley restaurants, businesses happy to see re-opening roadmap

A four-step re-opening was announced Tuesday by the B.C. government

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry updates B.C.'s COVID-19 situation at the B.C. legislature, April 29, 2021. (B.C. government)
A soccer game pictured in B.C. on Wednesday, April 21. (Black Press Media/Matt Simms)

50 people expected to be able to attend B.C. sports games this summer

By fall, people in B.C. could be back to watching sports in person with no limit to the number of spectators

A soccer game pictured in B.C. on Wednesday, April 21. (Black Press Media/Matt Simms)
Langley’s Drew Mechielsen returned to the track with the resumption of international-level BMX racing in Verona, Italy on May 8 and 9, aiming to qualify for the Olympics (Nico van Dartel/special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Langley’s Mechielsen top Canadian at Verona BMX competition

Sport has been on hold for more than a year due to pandemic

Langley’s Drew Mechielsen returned to the track with the resumption of international-level BMX racing in Verona, Italy on May 8 and 9, aiming to qualify for the Olympics (Nico van Dartel/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)