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Vancouver’s Nation Extreme Wrestling has announced that they have secured a television deal with Telus. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Vancouver’s Nation Extreme Wrestling signs broadcast deal with Telus

Programming will begin airing in December, wrestling shows will be aired live

Samuel Honzek tied the game with 1.7 seconds left to force overtime against the Royals on Saturday, Oct. 22 in Victoria. (Kevin Light/Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Vancouver Giants pull off an late-in-the-game comeback for OT win against Victoria

Samuel Honzek tied the game with just 1.7 seconds left

  • Oct 23, 2022
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BCHL says Hockey Canada is biased towards major junior

A 35-page paper suggests Hockey Canada needs to recognize junior A as a legit development path

NHL draft eligible talent from the Western Hockey League, Ontario Hockey League and Quebec Major Junior Hockey League will be featured on Jan. 25 at Langley Events Centre. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
NHL draft eligible talent from the Western Hockey League, Ontario Hockey League and Quebec Major Junior Hockey League will be featured on Jan. 25 at Langley Events Centre. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Langley Thunder scored six times on their first dozen shots on the way to a 16-11 win in the best-of-seven Mann Cup opener over the Peterborough Lakers at the Peterborough Memorial Centre on Friday night, Sept. 9. (Gary Ahuja/Langley Thunder)

B.C. champions Langley Thunder take game 1 of Mann Cup over Lakers

Curtis Dickson and Dane Dobbie had eight points each

  • Sep 10, 2022
Langley Thunder scored six times on their first dozen shots on the way to a 16-11 win in the best-of-seven Mann Cup opener over the Peterborough Lakers at the Peterborough Memorial Centre on Friday night, Sept. 9. (Gary Ahuja/Langley Thunder)
Galen Rupp, of the United States, and Cam Levins of Canada (right) compete during the men’s marathon at the World Athletics Championships Sunday, July 17, 2022, in Eugene, Ore. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Patrick Smith/Pool Photo via AP

B.C. marathoner Cam Levins finishes historic 4th at world championships

Black Creek-born runner beat his previous Canadian record by about 2 minutes

Galen Rupp, of the United States, and Cam Levins of Canada (right) compete during the men’s marathon at the World Athletics Championships Sunday, July 17, 2022, in Eugene, Ore. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Patrick Smith/Pool Photo via AP
A 2005-born defenceman Mazden Leslie, will attend Canada’s U18 Summer Selection Camp from July 20 to 23. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Two young Giants player off to Calgary for Canada summer camp

A 2003-born forward/captain and 2005-born defenceman

A 2005-born defenceman Mazden Leslie, will attend Canada’s U18 Summer Selection Camp from July 20 to 23. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Longtime B.C. sports media personality Bob Marjanovich will present his podcasts via Black Press media. (Submitted art)
Longtime B.C. sports media personality Bob Marjanovich will present his podcasts via Black Press media. (Submitted art)
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BCHL adopts franchise scorecard at AGM

The scorecard will measure the strengths and weaknesses of each team, so improvements can be made

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G Tom Cadeaux ties up Englot to prevent the deflection. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Vancouver Giants keeping their season alive

A 5-2 victory over Kamloops Blazers leads to Game 6 on Sunday

  • May 14, 2022
G Tom Cadeaux ties up Englot to prevent the deflection. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Fabian Lysell potted his second just before the midway mark of the period for the three-goal lead. (Gary Ahuja/Langley Advance Times)
Fabian Lysell potted his second just before the midway mark of the period for the three-goal lead. (Gary Ahuja/Langley Advance Times)
Adam Hall recorded his third goal of the night at 9:47 of overtime while Fabian Lysell set a Giants playoff single-game record with five assists. (Kristin Ostrowski/Langley Advance Times)
Adam Hall recorded his third goal of the night at 9:47 of overtime while Fabian Lysell set a Giants playoff single-game record with five assists. (Kristin Ostrowski/Langley Advance Times)
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)
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)
Some Williams Lake U11 hockey players enjoyed a game wearing NHL jerseys at the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex. Back row from left, Callum Peterson - Dallas, Kalen Surette - Vegas, Mike Palmantier - Seattle, Kloey Spence - Vancouver, Tryan Rivet - Pittsburgh, Gavin Francis - Carolina, Cole Olsen - Nashville, Henry Larsson-Allan - Philadelphia, third= row from left, Deklan Fraser - Calgary, Landon Galisky - Buffalo, Matthew Boyd-Gilbert - Detroit, Easton Neuner - St. Louis, Jackson Sache - Anaheim, Flynn Kinley - Edmonton, Lane Judd - Winnipeg, second row from left, Carter McLennan - Arizona, Luc Harrison - Columbus, Sophie Johnson - New Jersey, Jayda Frizzi - New York Islanders, Parker Cook - Colorado, front row from left Zion Campbell - Toronto and Wade Hansen - Montreal. (Clay Palmantier photo)

22 NHL jerseys = fun game on ice

Williams Lake hockey dad Clay Palmantier organized the event

Some Williams Lake U11 hockey players enjoyed a game wearing NHL jerseys at the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex. Back row from left, Callum Peterson - Dallas, Kalen Surette - Vegas, Mike Palmantier - Seattle, Kloey Spence - Vancouver, Tryan Rivet - Pittsburgh, Gavin Francis - Carolina, Cole Olsen - Nashville, Henry Larsson-Allan - Philadelphia, third= row from left, Deklan Fraser - Calgary, Landon Galisky - Buffalo, Matthew Boyd-Gilbert - Detroit, Easton Neuner - St. Louis, Jackson Sache - Anaheim, Flynn Kinley - Edmonton, Lane Judd - Winnipeg, second row from left, Carter McLennan - Arizona, Luc Harrison - Columbus, Sophie Johnson - New Jersey, Jayda Frizzi - New York Islanders, Parker Cook - Colorado, front row from left Zion Campbell - Toronto and Wade Hansen - Montreal. (Clay Palmantier photo)
Vancouver Giants secured a 3-2 victory over the Tri-City Americans on Friday night in Kennewick, Washington. The win moved the Giants to sixth place in the Western Conference playoff standings. (Doug Love/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Giants secure a 3-2 road victory Friday in the tri-cities

They have moved to sixth place in the Western Conference playoff standings

Vancouver Giants secured a 3-2 victory over the Tri-City Americans on Friday night in Kennewick, Washington. The win moved the Giants to sixth place in the Western Conference playoff standings. (Doug Love/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Adam Kingsmill, far right, celebrates the opening of the 2022 Paralympic Games with Canadian teammates in Beijing, China. (Facebook photo)

Northwest B.C. Paralympic hockey player takes to the ice in Beijing tonight

The opening hockey game of the 2022 Paralympics features rematch of 2018 gold medal final with USA

Adam Kingsmill, far right, celebrates the opening of the 2022 Paralympic Games with Canadian teammates in Beijing, China. (Facebook photo)
Saturday night at the Langley Events Centre, the Vancouver Giants (14-12-1-0) returned to the win column after a 3-1 decision over the visiting Prince George Cougars (12-15-0-0).(Rob Wilton/Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Vancouver Giants snap losing streak with win over Cougars

‘I thought it was a good 60-minute effort from our entire team’

Saturday night at the Langley Events Centre, the Vancouver Giants (14-12-1-0) returned to the win column after a 3-1 decision over the visiting Prince George Cougars (12-15-0-0).(Rob Wilton/Special to Langley Advance Times)
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Forty BCHL stars to skate in Top Prospects Game

The all-star showcase will be part of the junior A league’s 60th anniversary weekend in January

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BCHL adopts use of Sporfie video review system

The junior A league experimented with the system at the BCHL Showcase in Chilliwack in October

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BCHL taking out-of-conference games off the schedule for rest of 2021-22 season

The league is shifting to regional matchups with travel still hindered province wide

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