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The possibility of the Canadian Premier League expanding to the Fraser Valley has been floated online. (Facebook photo)

Canadian Premier League possibly eyeing Fraser Valley expansion

Soccer league looking to add ninth team to the mix, B.C. markets potentially rumoured

A year after Mostafa Sabeti was named the head coach/manager of Wushu Canada’s national team, he’s been named president of Wushu BC. (Contributed photo)

South Surrey martial arts instructor to take helm of Wushu BC

Golden Glory Mostafa Sabeti named president of provincial martial arts organization

White Rock Whalers goaltender Jonathan Holloway makes a blocker save in Thursday’s game against the Surrey Knights. The Whalers won the game 9-1 thanks to a six-goal second period. (Jody Harris photo)

White Rock Whalers score nine in season-opening win over Surrey Knights

PJHL team won’t play on home ice until at least Nov. 7

Priyanca Sundher on the basketball court with the BC United club team. (submitted photo)

‘Huge potential’ for Fleetwood Park player Sundher at university in Kamloops

The shooting guard has signed to play with Thompson Rivers University WolfPack

Priyanca Sundher on the basketball court with the BC United club team. (submitted photo)
The Vancouver Canucks and Abbotsford’s Jake Virtanen have agreed to a two-year deal with an average annual salary of $2.55 million. (@Canucks Twitter photo)

Abbotsford’s Jake Virtanen, Vancouver Canucks agree to two-year deal

Two sides avoid arbitration, Virtanen will receive average annual salary of $2.55 million

The Vancouver Canucks and Abbotsford’s Jake Virtanen have agreed to a two-year deal with an average annual salary of $2.55 million. (@Canucks Twitter photo)
The Surrey Eagles are currently seeking billet families for its players in advance of the 2020-‘21 BC Hockey League season. (Garrett James photo)

Surrey Eagles in ‘desperate’ need of billet families for BCHL season

COVID-19 pandemic has made finding homes for players difficult: billet co-ordinator

The Surrey Eagles are currently seeking billet families for its players in advance of the 2020-‘21 BC Hockey League season. (Garrett James photo)
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Abbotsford’s Jake Virtanen and the Vancouver Canucks are scheduled to go to salary arbitration on Oct. 28. (File photo)

Abbotsford’s Jake Virtanen, Vancouver Canucks playing waiting game for new contract

Yale Hockey Academy product files for arbitration with Canucks, hearing set for Oct. 28

Abbotsford’s Jake Virtanen and the Vancouver Canucks are scheduled to go to salary arbitration on Oct. 28. (File photo)
Holden Katzalay has returned to the Surrey Eagles after spending time in the WHL, the team announced last week. (Garrett James file photo)

Katzalay returns to Surrey Eagles from WHL’s Vancouver Giants

20-year-old forward started last season in BCHL before making leap to Giants

Holden Katzalay has returned to the Surrey Eagles after spending time in the WHL, the team announced last week. (Garrett James file photo)
Surrey Knights head coach/GM Gerry Leiper talks to players during a PJHL game at Surrey Sport & Leisure Complex in September 2019. (File photo: Tom Zillich)

Roster shakeup for Surrey Knights as team starts COVID-modified PJHL season

‘We are definitely much better than last year,’ head coach/GM says

Surrey Knights head coach/GM Gerry Leiper talks to players during a PJHL game at Surrey Sport & Leisure Complex in September 2019. (File photo: Tom Zillich)
Course workers prepare the landing area at the ski jump venue in Whistler Olympic Park in Whistler, B.C. Friday, Feb. 5, 2010. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Whistler, B.C., to host nordic world junior ski championship in 2023

Canada last hosted the championships in 1997 in Canmore, Alta.

Course workers prepare the landing area at the ski jump venue in Whistler Olympic Park in Whistler, B.C. Friday, Feb. 5, 2010. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Spectators will not be allowed in arenas across B.C. due to COVID-19. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Spectators no longer allowed at B.C. indoor sporting facilities

The decision comes after Dr. Bonnie Henry issued caution to sports teams earlier this week

Spectators will not be allowed in arenas across B.C. due to COVID-19. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
The Sports Men’s Basketball Championship will not proceed with the cancellation of the 2021 Winter Championships. (Contributed)

Winter championships canceled for B.C. university athletes

The decision was made with the unanimous support of U SPORTS’ board of directors

The Sports Men’s Basketball Championship will not proceed with the cancellation of the 2021 Winter Championships. (Contributed)
Surrey Knights in action during the 2019-20 season. (File photo)

PJHL hockey season starts for teams in four cohorts, no fans in stands

‘Our teams have put in a lot of work getting us to this point,’ says league commissioner

Surrey Knights in action during the 2019-20 season. (File photo)
The Vancouver Giants will return to play on Jan. 8, but only against other B.C. teams. (Robert J Wilton/Vancouver Giants files)

Vancouver Giants will play hockey – in a B.C. bubble

The Giants will play only against other British Columbia division teams

The Vancouver Giants will return to play on Jan. 8, but only against other B.C. teams. (Robert J Wilton/Vancouver Giants files)
The mini Bayside Sharks held a touch-rugby game and practice at South Surrey Athletic Park in September. (Aaron Hinks photos)

Success of touch-rugby touted across B.C. as Bayside preps for second session in 2021

‘We fully expect the numbers will continue to grow’ as touch rugby gains popularity

The mini Bayside Sharks held a touch-rugby game and practice at South Surrey Athletic Park in September. (Aaron Hinks photos)
Last fall, in a pre-pandemic world, hundreds of athletes descended onto Abbotsford’s Clearbrook Park for the B.C. High School Cross Country Championships. This year, with all in-person competitions cancelled, a virtual run will be held. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News photo)

South Surrey runners prepare for ‘virtual’ Pandemic Challenge

Two-week event organized by BC School Sports aims to keep student-athletes active

Last fall, in a pre-pandemic world, hundreds of athletes descended onto Abbotsford’s Clearbrook Park for the B.C. High School Cross Country Championships. This year, with all in-person competitions cancelled, a virtual run will be held. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News photo)
Surrey-raised MMA fighter Jeremy Kennedy in video posted to youtube.com/CagesidePress.

‘This is my shot’: Surrey-raised Jeremy Kennedy looks for MMA title with UFC rival Bellator

The 15-2 featherweight, 28, has had a ‘crazy’ 2020 due to COVID-caused quarantine

Surrey-raised MMA fighter Jeremy Kennedy in video posted to youtube.com/CagesidePress.
Chase Claypool scored four touchdowns for the Pittsburgh Steelers en route to a 38-29 win over the Eagles on Sunday, Oct. 11 at Heinz field (Karl Roser/Pittsburgh Steelers)

VIDEO: A record-setting four touchdowns in one game by B.C. football star Chase Claypool

Former Abbotsford player and Langley resident becomes first Steelers rookie to hit mark

Chase Claypool scored four touchdowns for the Pittsburgh Steelers en route to a 38-29 win over the Eagles on Sunday, Oct. 11 at Heinz field (Karl Roser/Pittsburgh Steelers)