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Canada’s Shane Wright, top left, celebrates his goal with teammates during second period IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship gold medal action against Czechia in Halifax on Thursday, January 5, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese
Canada’s Shane Wright, top left, celebrates his goal with teammates during second period IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship gold medal action against Czechia in Halifax on Thursday, January 5, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese
Luc Tardif, IIHF President, answers questions from reporters during a press conference at the IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship in Halifax on Thursday, January 5, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese

IIHF president hopeful about Hockey Canada’s future with new board despite ‘damage’

Luc Tardif said he believes new members can address issues of sexual harassment in hockey

Luc Tardif, IIHF President, answers questions from reporters during a press conference at the IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship in Halifax on Thursday, January 5, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese
Canada’s Connor Bedard, centre, reacts with teammates after scoring the game-winning goal in overtime of IIHF World Junior Championship quarterfinal action against Slovakia in Halifax, Monday, Jan. 2, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese

As Canada prepares to face off for gold, hockey fans call world juniors a success

Canada and Czechia set for Thursday’s final as Halifax event gets thumbs up despite recent scandals

Canada’s Connor Bedard, centre, reacts with teammates after scoring the game-winning goal in overtime of IIHF World Junior Championship quarterfinal action against Slovakia in Halifax, Monday, Jan. 2, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese
The Abbotsford Rugby Football Club celebrates its 50th anniversary later this year. (ARFC photo)

Abbotsford Rugby Football Club celebrating 50th anniversary

Longtime local club celebrating a half century of competition in May at Straiton Community Hall

The Abbotsford Rugby Football Club celebrates its 50th anniversary later this year. (ARFC photo)
FILE - Buffalo Bills defensive back Damar Hamlin (3) leaves the field after an NFL football game against the New England Patriots, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022, in Foxborough, Mass. Hamlin was in critical condition early Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023, after the Bills say his heart stopped following a tackle during the Monday Night Football game, which was indefinitely postponed. (AP Photo/Greg M. Cooper, File)

UPDATE: Doctors: Damar Hamlin communicating, showing improvement

Fallen Bill communicating, asks ‘Did we win?’ as doctors say neurological function intact

FILE - Buffalo Bills defensive back Damar Hamlin (3) leaves the field after an NFL football game against the New England Patriots, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022, in Foxborough, Mass. Hamlin was in critical condition early Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023, after the Bills say his heart stopped following a tackle during the Monday Night Football game, which was indefinitely postponed. (AP Photo/Greg M. Cooper, File)
Canada’s Logan Stankoven, left, celebrates his goal with teammate Connor Bedard, right, as USA’s Jimmy Snuggerud, second from left, and Jack Peart look on during second period IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship semifinal action in Halifax on Wednesday, January 4, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese

Canada roars back to beat U.S. 6-2 and advance to gold-medal game at world juniors

Czechia beats Sweden 2-1 in OT to also qualify for Thursday’s final

Canada’s Logan Stankoven, left, celebrates his goal with teammate Connor Bedard, right, as USA’s Jimmy Snuggerud, second from left, and Jack Peart look on during second period IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship semifinal action in Halifax on Wednesday, January 4, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese
Buffalo Bills fans and community members gather for a candlelight vigil for Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Joshua Bessex)

NFL rallies to support fallen Bill Hamlin as his condition improves

‘I’ve got him. The world’s got him’: recovery from cardiac arrest moving in a positive direction

Buffalo Bills fans and community members gather for a candlelight vigil for Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Joshua Bessex)
Jiri Kulich of Czechia, left, celebrates his game-winning goal in front of Fabian Wagner of Sweden during overtime of IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship semifinal action in Halifax on Wednesday, January 4, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese
Jiri Kulich of Czechia, left, celebrates his game-winning goal in front of Fabian Wagner of Sweden during overtime of IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship semifinal action in Halifax on Wednesday, January 4, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese
The Chilliwack Curling Club is hosting B.C. men’s and women’s provincials in January.

Chilliwack Curling Club hosts provincials

The top 24 men’s and women’s teams from across B.C. are in town for national qualifying tournaments

The Chilliwack Curling Club is hosting B.C. men’s and women’s provincials in January.
The Nelson Leafs and Beaver Valley Nitehawks were handed a number of suspensions after both teams brawled during a game Dec. 31 in Nelson. Photo: Hockey TV
The Nelson Leafs and Beaver Valley Nitehawks were handed a number of suspensions after both teams brawled during a game Dec. 31 in Nelson. Photo: Hockey TV
New York Islanders’ Ross Johnston (32) jumps out of the way to avoid being hit by the puck as Vancouver Canucks goalie Spencer Martin (30) makes the save while Luke Schenn (2), Travis Dermott (24) and New York’s Matt Martin (17) watch during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Tuesday, January 3, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Barzal puts up 3 points, Islanders hand mistake-plagued Canucks 6-2 loss

Vancouver hosts the defending Stanley Cup champions Colorado Avalanche on Thursday

New York Islanders’ Ross Johnston (32) jumps out of the way to avoid being hit by the puck as Vancouver Canucks goalie Spencer Martin (30) makes the save while Luke Schenn (2), Travis Dermott (24) and New York’s Matt Martin (17) watch during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Tuesday, January 3, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Abbotsford’s Cortlin Tonn (middle), shown here with Alphonso Davies (right) and Lucas Cavallini (left), has been named the equipment manager for Vancouver Football Club. (Instagram)

Abbotsford’s Cortlin Tonn named equipment manager for Vancouver Football Club

MEI grad joins Langley-based soccer team after working for Vancouver Whitecaps for several years

Abbotsford’s Cortlin Tonn (middle), shown here with Alphonso Davies (right) and Lucas Cavallini (left), has been named the equipment manager for Vancouver Football Club. (Instagram)
The Snowball Classic basketball tournament returns to Abbotsford from Jan. 12 to 14. (Facebook)

Snowball Classic basketball tournament back in Abbotsford after two-year absence

2023 edition of senior boys event will feature eight of the top teams from across British Columbia

The Snowball Classic basketball tournament returns to Abbotsford from Jan. 12 to 14. (Facebook)
Vancouver Canucks center J.T. Miller shoots against the San Jose Sharks during the second period of an NHL hockey game in San Jose, Calif., Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. (AP Photo/Godofredo A. Vasquez)

THE MOJ: Canuck JT Miller’s alpha male status in need of checks and balances

Miller stepped over the line with on-ice actions embarrassing coach and teammates

Vancouver Canucks center J.T. Miller shoots against the San Jose Sharks during the second period of an NHL hockey game in San Jose, Calif., Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. (AP Photo/Godofredo A. Vasquez)
A flower arrangement sent by Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva lays arrive for the wake of late Brazilian soccer great Pele as he lies instate at Vila Belmiro stadium in Santos, Brazil, Monday, Jan. 2, 2023. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix)

Brazil prepares to bury legend Pelé in city he made famous

‘He made (soccer) important for Brazil and he made Brazil important for the world’

A flower arrangement sent by Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva lays arrive for the wake of late Brazilian soccer great Pele as he lies instate at Vila Belmiro stadium in Santos, Brazil, Monday, Jan. 2, 2023. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix)
Vancouver Canucks goalie Spencer Martin, (30) makes a save against Calgary Flames’ Nazem Kadri during first period NHL hockey action in Calgary, Alta., Saturday, Dec. 31, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Larry MacDougal

Vancouver Canucks seek consistency as punishing schedule gets underway

Daunting January slat of games should determine whether team can stay alive in playoff race

Vancouver Canucks goalie Spencer Martin, (30) makes a save against Calgary Flames’ Nazem Kadri during first period NHL hockey action in Calgary, Alta., Saturday, Dec. 31, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Larry MacDougal
Justin Dowling and the Abbotsford Canucks have now won five straight games after defeating the Calgary Wranglers 5-2 in Calgary on Monday (Jan. 2) (Abbotsford Canucks photo)

Abbotsford Canucks beat Calgary Wranglers 5-2 for fifth straight win

Canucks snap Calgary’s eight game win streak, shorthanded play looms large in third period

Justin Dowling and the Abbotsford Canucks have now won five straight games after defeating the Calgary Wranglers 5-2 in Calgary on Monday (Jan. 2) (Abbotsford Canucks photo)
Buffalo Bills’ Damar Hamlin is examined during the first half of an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Monday, Jan. 2, 2023, in Cincinnati. The game has been postponed, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced. (AP Photo/Joshua A. Bickel)
Buffalo Bills’ Damar Hamlin is examined during the first half of an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Monday, Jan. 2, 2023, in Cincinnati. The game has been postponed, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced. (AP Photo/Joshua A. Bickel)
Canada’s Connor Bedard, centre, reacts after scoring the game-winning goal in overtime of IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship quarterfinal action against Slovakia in Halifax, Monday, Jan. 2, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese
Canada’s Connor Bedard, centre, reacts after scoring the game-winning goal in overtime of IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship quarterfinal action against Slovakia in Halifax, Monday, Jan. 2, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese
Camera operator Nathan Eides, left, records Canada celebrating a win over Sweden during IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship action in Halifax on Saturday, December 31, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese

Camouflaged cameraman a hit at world juniors: ‘I have the best seat in the house’

Nathan Eidse sits in the penalty boxes and jumps into the fray as soon as play stops

Camera operator Nathan Eides, left, records Canada celebrating a win over Sweden during IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship action in Halifax on Saturday, December 31, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese