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Devante Stephens, shown here in his junior-hockey days with the Kelowna Rockets, has signed a contract with his hometown Vancouver Canucks. (Marissa Baecker/Kelowna Rockets photo)

White Rock’s Devante Stephens signs with Vancouver Canucks

Defenceman likely to suit up this fall with AHL’s Abbotsford Canucks

Prince George Cougars defenceman Ethan Samson was drafted by the Philadelphia Flyers in the sixth round (174th overall) in the 2021 NHL Draft on Saturday, July 24. (Brett Cullen/Prince George Cougars photo)

North Delta’s Ethan Samson drafted by NHL’s Flyers

The 17-year-old defenceman was picked up by Philadelphia in the sixth round (174th overall)

BC Games logo. (File photo)

Quesnel to host 2024 BC Winter Games

The announcement was made during zoom confrence call on July 28 with local and provincial

Winnipeg Jets goaltender Laurent Brossoit (left) has signed a two-year contract with the Vegas Golden Knights. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Greenslade photo)

Cloverdale’s Brossoit signs contract with NHL’s Vegas Golden Knights

28-year-old goaltender inks two-year pact after leaving Winnipeg Jets

Winnipeg Jets goaltender Laurent Brossoit (left) has signed a two-year contract with the Vegas Golden Knights. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Greenslade photo)
Canada’s women’s softball team players Kaleigh Rafter (left to right), Jenn Salling, Danielle Lawrie, Kelsey Harshman and Emma Entzminger celebrate their win over Mexico in the bronze medal game at the Tokyo Olympics in Yokohama, Japan. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld)

‘We did it’: Canadian softball team wins bronze at Tokyo Olympics

Former White Rock Renegades Danielle Lawrie and Sara Groenewegen pitch Canada to win over Mexico

Canada’s women’s softball team players Kaleigh Rafter (left to right), Jenn Salling, Danielle Lawrie, Kelsey Harshman and Emma Entzminger celebrate their win over Mexico in the bronze medal game at the Tokyo Olympics in Yokohama, Japan. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld)
Canada’s Danielle Lawrie pitches during a softball game against Italy at Yokohama Baseball Stadium during the 2020 Summer Olympics. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Canada will play for softball bronze at Tokyo Olympics after 1-run losses foil bid for gold

Team Canada – which features Surrey and White Rock players – to battle Mexico for bronze medal

Canada’s Danielle Lawrie pitches during a softball game against Italy at Yokohama Baseball Stadium during the 2020 Summer Olympics. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Surrey-area players Carson Latimer (left) and Caedan Bankier were both selected in last weekend’s NHL Entry Draft. (Latimer photo: Oil Kings/Andy Devlin; Bankier photo: Kamloops Blazers/Allen Douglas)

Pair of Surrey players selected in National Hockey League draft

Caedan Bankier drafted by Minnesota Wild; Carson Latimer picked by Ottawa Senators

Surrey-area players Carson Latimer (left) and Caedan Bankier were both selected in last weekend’s NHL Entry Draft. (Latimer photo: Oil Kings/Andy Devlin; Bankier photo: Kamloops Blazers/Allen Douglas)
The Cloverdale Curling Club, which hosted wheelchair curling provincial championships in 2020, was among a number of Surrey, White Rock and Delta sports organizations to receive money from the province’s Local Sports Relief Fund. (Malin Jordan photo)

Surrey, White Rock sports organizations receive COVID-19 relief fund grants

Province provides funding for more than 200 groups across B.C.

The Cloverdale Curling Club, which hosted wheelchair curling provincial championships in 2020, was among a number of Surrey, White Rock and Delta sports organizations to receive money from the province’s Local Sports Relief Fund. (Malin Jordan photo)
South Surrey’s Michael Rasmussen in action with Detroit Red Wings. (Photo: nhl.com)

Surrey’s Rasmussen signs 3-year deal with Detroit Red Wings

Contract extension worth $1.46 million annually, on average, according to PuckPedia website

South Surrey’s Michael Rasmussen in action with Detroit Red Wings. (Photo: nhl.com)
Canada Cup chair Greg Timm (far left) and a handful of Canadian softball fans cheer on Canada in their game against the United States Wednesday, during a watch party at Softball City. (Contributed photo)

Groenewegen strikes out four, gets Canada’s lone hit in 1-0 loss at Tokyo Olympics

Canadian softball squad drops to 1-1 after 1-0 loss to United States

Canada Cup chair Greg Timm (far left) and a handful of Canadian softball fans cheer on Canada in their game against the United States Wednesday, during a watch party at Softball City. (Contributed photo)
Surrey Eagles’ forward Holden Katzalay – shown here against Langley during the 2019/20 season – was among the BCHL’s scholarship winners. (Garrett James photo)
Surrey Eagles’ forward Holden Katzalay – shown here against Langley during the 2019/20 season – was among the BCHL’s scholarship winners. (Garrett James photo)
Canada’s Sara Groenewegen pitches during the softball game between Mexico and Canada at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Wednesday, July 21, 2021, in Fukushima , Japan. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

South Surrey pitcher leads Canada to win on first day of Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics

Former White Rock Renegade Sara Groenewegen doesn’t allow a hit in 4-0 win over Mexico

Canada’s Sara Groenewegen pitches during the softball game between Mexico and Canada at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Wednesday, July 21, 2021, in Fukushima , Japan. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Former NDSS Huskies star Suraj Gahir will join the UVF Cascades for the 2021-22 season after redshirting with California Baptist University’s NCAA Division I program last season. (Submitted photo)

Former North Delta Huskies star Suraj Gahir signs with UFV Cascades

The 6’ 5” guard is returning to B.C. after redshirting with California Baptist University last season

Former NDSS Huskies star Suraj Gahir will join the UVF Cascades for the 2021-22 season after redshirting with California Baptist University’s NCAA Division I program last season. (Submitted photo)
Skateboarder Andy Anderson will compete for Canada at the Summer Olympics in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Surrey, White Rock Olympians ready for world stage

Tokyo-hosted Summer Olympics to begin this week

Skateboarder Andy Anderson will compete for Canada at the Summer Olympics in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
Kennedy Duke, 16, at the Langley Gymnastics Foundation on Tuesday, July 13. She won all-around Canadian champion in the 16+ category of the 2021 JO/Novice Canadian Championships. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Surrey gymnast takes top Canadian award

Despite winning all-around novice award, Kennedy Duke thinks she could have done better

Kennedy Duke, 16, at the Langley Gymnastics Foundation on Tuesday, July 13. She won all-around Canadian champion in the 16+ category of the 2021 JO/Novice Canadian Championships. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
The Surrey Eagles have re-acquired forward Cole Galata, who the team traded to the Summerside Western Capitals in January. (Contributed photo)

Surrey Eagles re-acquire forward from Summerside Capitals

Cole Galata played seven preseason games with Eagles last fall

The Surrey Eagles have re-acquired forward Cole Galata, who the team traded to the Summerside Western Capitals in January. (Contributed photo)
Ocean Athletics runner Caiden Lee (second from left) set a new U18 record in the mile at the Thunderbirds Track and Field Club Performance Trials earlier this month. (Gordon Kalisch/Fast Track Photography)

Ocean Athletics runner clocks record-breaking mile at Swangard meet

Semiahmoo Secondary’s Caiden Lee, 16, bests U18 mark set in 1985

Ocean Athletics runner Caiden Lee (second from left) set a new U18 record in the mile at the Thunderbirds Track and Field Club Performance Trials earlier this month. (Gordon Kalisch/Fast Track Photography)
Surrey-area NHL draft prospects Carson Latimer (left) and Caedan Bankier. (Latimer photo: Oil Kings/Andy Devlin; Bankier photo: Kamloops Blazers/Allen Douglas)

Surrey NHL hockey prospects excited for draft after one short, challenging season

Caedan Bankier and Carson Latimer make final Prospect Rankings ahead of entry draft July 23-24

Surrey-area NHL draft prospects Carson Latimer (left) and Caedan Bankier. (Latimer photo: Oil Kings/Andy Devlin; Bankier photo: Kamloops Blazers/Allen Douglas)
The Abbotsford Canucks are going with Johnny Canuck as the team’s primary logo.

With logo reveal complete, Abbotsford Canucks GM Ryan Johnson turns attention to hockey

Johnson said it’s been a busy summer relocating from New York, but he’s ready to build the roster

The Abbotsford Canucks are going with Johnny Canuck as the team’s primary logo.
Members of the Semiahmoo Sunrunners compete in a three-legged race during a 2008 Sports Sunday event at the South Surrey Track. Next week, the club will celebrate its 40th anniversary with a day of similar games, as well as a barbecue and a walk/run. (File photo)

Semiahmoo Sunrunners set to celebrate club’s 40th anniversary

White Rock/South Surrey running group to host birthday bash at Campbell Valley Park

Members of the Semiahmoo Sunrunners compete in a three-legged race during a 2008 Sports Sunday event at the South Surrey Track. Next week, the club will celebrate its 40th anniversary with a day of similar games, as well as a barbecue and a walk/run. (File photo)