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Vancouver Canucks goaltender Spencer Martin (30) defends against an attack on net by centre Calle Jarnkrok (19) and left wing Michael Bunting (58) during second period NHL hockey action, in Toronto on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Christopher Katsarov
Vancouver Canucks goaltender Spencer Martin (30) defends against an attack on net by centre Calle Jarnkrok (19) and left wing Michael Bunting (58) during second period NHL hockey action, in Toronto on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Christopher Katsarov
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Live music, $5 beers and player autographs scheduled for Abbotsford Canucks “Country Night”

Saturday’s game against the Henderson Silver Knights is the second annual event for the Canucks

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Canada Red downed Sweden Friday, Nov. 11 to clinch a spot in the Saturday gold medal final at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge at Langley Events Centre. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Canadian teams make medal round at World Under-17 Hockey Challenge in Langley

Canada Black will play Finland for bronze, Canada Red will play the United States for gold

  • Nov 12, 2022
Canada Red downed Sweden Friday, Nov. 11 to clinch a spot in the Saturday gold medal final at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge at Langley Events Centre. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Mouat’s Chase Heinrich makes a leaping catch during B.C. high school football playoff action on Friday (Nov. 11). (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Abbotsford’s Mouat Hawks win first playoff game in nine years

Hawks shutout the New Westminster Hyacks 42-0 in Abbotsford on Friday

Mouat’s Chase Heinrich makes a leaping catch during B.C. high school football playoff action on Friday (Nov. 11). (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
Bob Lenarduzzi came close in Canada’s final Group C game at Estadio Sergio Leon Chavez in Irapuato. (The Canadian Press)

Lenarduzzi came close in ‘86. Who will end Canada’s World Cup drought in Qatar?

Bob Lenarduzzi came close in Canada’s final Group C game at Estadio Sergio Leon Chavez in Irapuato

Bob Lenarduzzi came close in Canada’s final Group C game at Estadio Sergio Leon Chavez in Irapuato. (The Canadian Press)
Former Vancouver Canucks linemates Todd Bertuzzi, from left, Brendan Morrison and Markus Naslund, of Sweden, are honoured during a ceremony before the Vancouver Canucks and Buffalo Sabres play an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, B.C., on Monday December 7, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

THE MOJ: B.C. still has a special place in the heart of Brendan Morrison

Former Canuck centre has stayed busy since his NHL career came to a close in 2012

Former Vancouver Canucks linemates Todd Bertuzzi, from left, Brendan Morrison and Markus Naslund, of Sweden, are honoured during a ceremony before the Vancouver Canucks and Buffalo Sabres play an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, B.C., on Monday December 7, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Abbotsford Canucks forwards Linus Karlsson (left) and Yushiroh Hirano attack the Henderson Silver Knights net on Thursday (Nov. 10). (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

Abbotsford Canucks edge Henderson Silver Knights 2-1

Goals from Brady Keeper and John Stevens, great goaltending from Arturs Silovs seals win

Abbotsford Canucks forwards Linus Karlsson (left) and Yushiroh Hirano attack the Henderson Silver Knights net on Thursday (Nov. 10). (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)
Nicola Knudsen performs at the JKA-SKD Western Canada Karate Championships in Chilliwack on Nov. 5. (Submitted)

Abbotsford karate athletes win 34 medals at event in Chilliwack

Abbotsford Shotokan Karate Dojo wins big at JKA-SKD Western Canada Karate Championships

Nicola Knudsen performs at the JKA-SKD Western Canada Karate Championships in Chilliwack on Nov. 5. (Submitted)
Canada celebrates a goal by Christine Sinclair during second half soccer action against Nigeria during the national team celebration tour in Langford, B.C., on April 11, 2022. Canadians face Brazil Nov. 11 for an international friendly series. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Canada celebrates a goal by Christine Sinclair during second half soccer action against Nigeria during the national team celebration tour in Langford, B.C., on April 11, 2022. Canadians face Brazil Nov. 11 for an international friendly series. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Canada Soccer president Nick Bontis speaks during a news conference, in Vancouver, on Sunday, June 5, 2022. Canada Soccer president Nick Bontis predicts the ongoing labour talks with the Canadian men’s and women’s teams will produce “an epic historical deal for pay equity.”THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Canada Soccer president Nick Bontis speaks during a news conference, in Vancouver, on Sunday, June 5, 2022. Canada Soccer president Nick Bontis predicts the ongoing labour talks with the Canadian men’s and women’s teams will produce “an epic historical deal for pay equity.”THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
John McKinley and Philip Wolf. (Black Press Media photo)

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John McKinley and Philip Wolf. (Black Press Media photo)
Montreal Canadiens’ Mike Hoffman (68) scores against Vancouver Canucks goaltender Thatcher Demko during second period NHL hockey action in Montreal, Wednesday, November 9, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
Montreal Canadiens’ Mike Hoffman (68) scores against Vancouver Canucks goaltender Thatcher Demko during second period NHL hockey action in Montreal, Wednesday, November 9, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
Henry Mews went from the penalty box to being the overtime hero as 13 seconds after returning the ice, the Canada White captain wired home the winner in a 6-5 win over Czechia Tuesday, Nov. 8. It was day 6 of the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge co-hosted by Langley Events Centre and Delta’s Sungod Centre (Langley Events Centre)

USA will play for gold at World Under-17 Hockey Challenge

Canadian teams must get by Finland to face the American team

  • Nov 9, 2022
Henry Mews went from the penalty box to being the overtime hero as 13 seconds after returning the ice, the Canada White captain wired home the winner in a 6-5 win over Czechia Tuesday, Nov. 8. It was day 6 of the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge co-hosted by Langley Events Centre and Delta’s Sungod Centre (Langley Events Centre)
Vancouver Canucks goaltender Spencer Martin (30) watches the puck after losing his helmet as defenceman Jack Rathbone (3) defends against Ottawa Senators left wing Brady Tkachuk (7), behind, during second period NHL hockey action in Ottawa, on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Vancouver Canucks goaltender Spencer Martin (30) watches the puck after losing his helmet as defenceman Jack Rathbone (3) defends against Ottawa Senators left wing Brady Tkachuk (7), behind, during second period NHL hockey action in Ottawa, on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
FILE - Canada’s Christine Sinclair reacts during a CONCACAF Women’s Championship soccer semifinal match against Jamaica in Monterrey, Mexico, Thursday, July 14, 2022. Sinclair has played for the Portland Thorns since 2013, at the start of the National Women’s Soccer League. Now the Thorns are preparing for Saturday’s NWSL championship game in Washington D.C. against the Kansas City Current, in a match broadcast in primetime on CBS.(AP Photo/Fernando Llano, File)

Canada captain Christine Sinclair challenges Canada Soccer to step up in new memoir

‘My fear is that we will soon be surpassed by countries that support their youth programs’

FILE - Canada’s Christine Sinclair reacts during a CONCACAF Women’s Championship soccer semifinal match against Jamaica in Monterrey, Mexico, Thursday, July 14, 2022. Sinclair has played for the Portland Thorns since 2013, at the start of the National Women’s Soccer League. Now the Thorns are preparing for Saturday’s NWSL championship game in Washington D.C. against the Kansas City Current, in a match broadcast in primetime on CBS.(AP Photo/Fernando Llano, File)
The torch-lighting ceremony at the 55-Plus B.C. Games in Victoria earlier this year. (B.C. Games photo)

Nanaimo to host 55-Plus B.C. Games in 2025

City of Nanaimo and Tourism Nanaimo partner on successful bid

The torch-lighting ceremony at the 55-Plus B.C. Games in Victoria earlier this year. (B.C. Games photo)
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith (7) reacts toward fans after an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals in Glendale, Ariz., Sunday, Nov. 6, 2022. (AP Photo/Matt York)

THE MOJ: These are interesting times to be a B.C. sports fan

Lions, Seahawks riding high as the Canucks roil in despair

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith (7) reacts toward fans after an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals in Glendale, Ariz., Sunday, Nov. 6, 2022. (AP Photo/Matt York)
Ryan Reynolds attends the premiere of Netflix’s “6 Underground” at The Shed at Hudson Yards on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019, in New York. Reynolds has confirmed the rumours — he is interested in buying the Ottawa Senators. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Invision - Charles Sykes

B.C. actor Ryan Reynolds confirms interest in buying Ottawa Senators

Reynolds is already co-owner of the Welsh soccer club Wrexham

Ryan Reynolds attends the premiere of Netflix’s “6 Underground” at The Shed at Hudson Yards on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019, in New York. Reynolds has confirmed the rumours — he is interested in buying the Ottawa Senators. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Invision - Charles Sykes
Jake Virtanen has signed a two-year deal with a club in the Swiss League. (EHC Visp photo)

Abbotsford’s Jake Virtanen signs two-year deal with Swiss League hockey team

Former Vancouver Canucks draft pick inks deal with EHC Visp

Jake Virtanen has signed a two-year deal with a club in the Swiss League. (EHC Visp photo)
The Mouat Hawks junior varsity football team hosts a wildcard playoff game on Wednesday (Nov. 9). (Stacey Currie photo)

Robert Bateman, W.J. Mouat junior varsity football teams hosting playoff games in Abbotsford

Timberwolves and Hawks both post 5-0 records during regular season

The Mouat Hawks junior varsity football team hosts a wildcard playoff game on Wednesday (Nov. 9). (Stacey Currie photo)