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B.C. Lions quarterback Michael Reilly, right, hits the ground after Calgary Stampeders’ Shawn Lemon forced him to fumble the ball leading to a turnover during the second half of a CFL football game in Vancouver, on Friday, November 12, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
B.C. Lions quarterback Michael Reilly, right, hits the ground after Calgary Stampeders’ Shawn Lemon forced him to fumble the ball leading to a turnover during the second half of a CFL football game in Vancouver, on Friday, November 12, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Abbotsford Canucks equipment manager Ramandeep ‘Chico’ Dhanjal (right) is the special guest on episode five of the Abbotsford Farm Podcast. (Abbotsford Canucks photo)

PODCAST: Abbotsford Canucks equipment manager Ramandeep ‘Chico’ Dhanjal shares his hockey journey

Episode five of the Abbotsford Farm Podcast showcases Canucks equipment manager Chico Dhanjal

Abbotsford Canucks equipment manager Ramandeep ‘Chico’ Dhanjal (right) is the special guest on episode five of the Abbotsford Farm Podcast. (Abbotsford Canucks photo)
Emily Overholt swims her way to first place in the Women’s 200m Butterfly at the Olympic Swimming Trials in Toronto on Tuesday June 22, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Olympian Overholt jumping into pool in Hope this weekend for clinic

Competitive swimmers invited to take in pool and classroom session with bronze medalist

Emily Overholt swims her way to first place in the Women’s 200m Butterfly at the Olympic Swimming Trials in Toronto on Tuesday June 22, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
Vancouver Canucks centre Bo Horvat, centre, jostles for position with Colorado Avalanche defenceman Cale Makar, right, as goaltender Darcy Kuemper watches the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Rantanen has 3 points, MacKinnon-less Avs rout Vancouver Canucks 7-1

Colorado superstar expected to miss three weeks with injury

Vancouver Canucks centre Bo Horvat, centre, jostles for position with Colorado Avalanche defenceman Cale Makar, right, as goaltender Darcy Kuemper watches the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Hamilton Tiger Cats wide receiver Tim White (12) and B.C. Lions linebacker Jordan Williams (21) dive for a loose ball during second half CFL football game action in Hamilton, Ont. on Friday, November 5, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter Power

Lions’ linebacker Williams sets single-season record for tackles by Canadian rookie

The six-foot, 232-pound Jordan Williams has registered 81 defensive tackles in 12 games this season

Hamilton Tiger Cats wide receiver Tim White (12) and B.C. Lions linebacker Jordan Williams (21) dive for a loose ball during second half CFL football game action in Hamilton, Ont. on Friday, November 5, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter Power
Canada’s Rob Friend is shown in action during a friendly against Peru in Toronto on September 4, 2010. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Canadian Premier League announces expansion franchise in Vancouver

Franchise awarded to SixFive Sports and Entertainment LP, which owns Greater Victoria’s Pacific FC

Canada’s Rob Friend is shown in action during a friendly against Peru in Toronto on September 4, 2010. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
BC Place is back as the host of the B.C. high school football provincial after they originally stated they were unable to this year. (File photo)

BC Place back as host of B.C. high school football semifinals and finals

AAA Varsity, AA Varsity, Junior Varsity, and Grade 8 division teams return on Nov. 27 and Dec. 4

BC Place is back as the host of the B.C. high school football provincial after they originally stated they were unable to this year. (File photo)
Vancouver Giants dropped a hard-fought 1-0 game Tuesday, Nov. 6 in Prince George, despite a strong effort from netminder Will Gurski. (James Doyle/Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Giants drop 1-0 decision in Prince George

Langley-based team second in standings

Vancouver Giants dropped a hard-fought 1-0 game Tuesday, Nov. 6 in Prince George, despite a strong effort from netminder Will Gurski. (James Doyle/Special to Langley Advance Times)
UFV attacks the Vikes net during semifinal action in Calgary on Saturday. (Dwayne Buta/Special to The News)

UFV Cascades finish fourth at Canada West men’s soccer tournament

Men’s soccer team finishes just out of medal contention after turnaround season

UFV attacks the Vikes net during semifinal action in Calgary on Saturday. (Dwayne Buta/Special to The News)
Anaheim Ducks’ Simon Benoit (86) and Vancouver Canucks’ Tyler Myers (57) collide during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Tuesday, November 9, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Anaheim Ducks’ Simon Benoit (86) and Vancouver Canucks’ Tyler Myers (57) collide during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Tuesday, November 9, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price blocks a shot during the second period in Game 2 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup semifinal playoff series against the Vegas Golden Knights, Wednesday, June 16, 2021, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Habs goalie Carey Price says ‘substance use’ led him to NHL’s assistance program

‘Over the last few years I have let myself get to a very dark place and I didn’t have the tools to cope’

Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price blocks a shot during the second period in Game 2 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup semifinal playoff series against the Vegas Golden Knights, Wednesday, June 16, 2021, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
Vancouver Whitecaps acting head coach Vanni Sartini shouts on the sideline during the second half of an MLS soccer game against FC Dallas in Vancouver on Saturday, September 25, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

‘I think we did a miracle’: Unique interim coach leads Whitecaps to playoffs

Vanni Sartini takes Caps from near the bottom of MLS to their first playoff spot in four years

Vancouver Whitecaps acting head coach Vanni Sartini shouts on the sideline during the second half of an MLS soccer game against FC Dallas in Vancouver on Saturday, September 25, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Abbotsford Canucks forward Vincent Arseneau celebrates the team’s lone goal on Saturday (Nov. 6) vs. the Stockton Heat. (Abbotsford Canucks Twitter photo)

Winless weekend for Abbotsford Canucks in Stockton

Canucks swept by the Stockton Heat, set to host Diwali Night on Friday vs. San Jose

Abbotsford Canucks forward Vincent Arseneau celebrates the team’s lone goal on Saturday (Nov. 6) vs. the Stockton Heat. (Abbotsford Canucks Twitter photo)
Robert Bateman’s Nolan Dochuk catches his first of two touchdown passes against the Carson Graham Eagles on Friday (Nov. 5). (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Robert Bateman Timberwolves clinch Abbotsford home playoff date

Bateman, Mouat both qualify for the high school football playoffs, Panthers finish with win

Robert Bateman’s Nolan Dochuk catches his first of two touchdown passes against the Carson Graham Eagles on Friday (Nov. 5). (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
Vancouver Canucks’ Elias Pettersson, left, of Sweden, and Brock Boeser celebrate Pettersson’s goal against the Dallas Stars during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, B.C., Sunday, Nov. 7, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Canucks score 3 times on power play to cruise past visiting Dallas Stars 6-3

Pettersson, Horvat, Hughes all have three points for Vancouver

Vancouver Canucks’ Elias Pettersson, left, of Sweden, and Brock Boeser celebrate Pettersson’s goal against the Dallas Stars during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, B.C., Sunday, Nov. 7, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Vancouver Whitecaps’ Ryan Gauld, right, and Russell Teibert celebrate Gauld’s goal against the Seattle Sounders during the first half of an MLS soccer game in Vancouver, B.C., Sunday, Nov. 7, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Vancouver Whitecaps’ Ryan Gauld, right, and Russell Teibert celebrate Gauld’s goal against the Seattle Sounders during the first half of an MLS soccer game in Vancouver, B.C., Sunday, Nov. 7, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Giants downed Portland Winterhawks 3-1 Saturday, Nov. 6, at the LEC, the first time the Langley-based team has played a non-B.C. Division opponent since February 2020. (Gary Ahuja, Langley Events Centre)

Outplayed, but not defeated: Vancouver Giants down Portland Winterhawks

Netminder Jesper Vikman‘won us that hockey game” says Giants coach

Giants downed Portland Winterhawks 3-1 Saturday, Nov. 6, at the LEC, the first time the Langley-based team has played a non-B.C. Division opponent since February 2020. (Gary Ahuja, Langley Events Centre)
Vancouver’s Levi Jackson lands a big punch on Surrey’s Ely Avelar Martinez in a boxing match at Mamba Fight Night 9 inside Abbotsford Centre on Saturday (Nov. 6). (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

VIDEO & SLIDESHOW: Mamba Fight Night returns to Abbotsford Centre

Ninth edition of the fight event features MMA, boxing and kickboxing bouts

Vancouver’s Levi Jackson lands a big punch on Surrey’s Ely Avelar Martinez in a boxing match at Mamba Fight Night 9 inside Abbotsford Centre on Saturday (Nov. 6). (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
FILE - Hamilton Tiger-Cats alumnus Angelo Mosca is driven out onto the field in Hamilton, Ontario, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015. Mosca, the five-time Grey Cup champion defensive lineman best remembered for a controversial hit and a subsequent fight with Joe Kapp 40 years later, died Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021. He was 84. (Peter Power/The Canadian Press via AP, File)

Angelo Mosca, colorful former CFL lineman, dies at 84

“Angelo Mosca was a superstar,” CFL Commissioner Randy Ambrosie said in a statement

FILE - Hamilton Tiger-Cats alumnus Angelo Mosca is driven out onto the field in Hamilton, Ontario, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015. Mosca, the five-time Grey Cup champion defensive lineman best remembered for a controversial hit and a subsequent fight with Joe Kapp 40 years later, died Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021. He was 84. (Peter Power/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
Will Gurski stopped 25 of the 26 shots fired his way to earn his first win in a Giants uniform as the Langley-based team downed Prince George 3-1 n Friday, Nov. 5 at the LEC. (Rob Wilton/Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Vancouver Giants down Cougars

Third straight home ice win for Langley-based team

Will Gurski stopped 25 of the 26 shots fired his way to earn his first win in a Giants uniform as the Langley-based team downed Prince George 3-1 n Friday, Nov. 5 at the LEC. (Rob Wilton/Special to Langley Advance Times)