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The 2014 Surrey United Premier Women’s Team with their provincial soccer championship banner. (File photo: Gord Goble)

Surrey United team earns B.C. soccer hall nod for 11 straight provincial titles

‘Team of Distinction’ honour for Premier Women’s Team that won from 2004 to 2014

The 2014 Surrey United Premier Women’s Team with their provincial soccer championship banner. (File photo: Gord Goble)
Howie Meeker, right, and wife Leah. (File photo)

Canadian hockey and broadcasting legend Howie Meeker dies at age 97

Longtime B.C. resident starred with Toronto Maple Leafs, HNIC

Howie Meeker, right, and wife Leah. (File photo)
Softball BC Hall of Fame inductee Rick O’Connor, on the field with the White Rock Renegades during the 2010 Senior Women’s Canadian Championships in Kitchner, Ont., at which White Rock won gold. (Contributed photo)
Softball BC Hall of Fame inductee Rick O’Connor, on the field with the White Rock Renegades during the 2010 Senior Women’s Canadian Championships in Kitchner, Ont., at which White Rock won gold. (Contributed photo)
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Eight players with a Surrey United soccer team have been recruited to the University of Fraser Valley for the 2021 season. (submitted photo: UFV)

Coach’s ‘dream recruiting class’ brings eight of his Surrey United players to UFV team

Seven of the eight are currently going to high school in Surrey, with one in Abbotsford

Eight players with a Surrey United soccer team have been recruited to the University of Fraser Valley for the 2021 season. (submitted photo: UFV)
Giants have loaned 2003-born forward Justin Lies to the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League’s Flin Flon Bombers (Rob Wilton/Vancouver Giants)

Vancouver Giants loan out players under new arrangement

Temporary berths with junior teams will provide valuable ice time while waiting for regular season

Giants have loaned 2003-born forward Justin Lies to the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League’s Flin Flon Bombers (Rob Wilton/Vancouver Giants)
Canucks Alumni hockey players during an Indoor/Outdoor Challenge game in Smithers last February. (Photo: facebook.com/canucksalumni)

Canucks alumni players move their weekly scrimmages to Surrey’s newest hockey rink

Ex-NHLers on the ice at North Surrey Sport & Ice Complex, but spectators aren’t allowed right now

Canucks Alumni hockey players during an Indoor/Outdoor Challenge game in Smithers last February. (Photo: facebook.com/canucksalumni)
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White Rock Whalers to play home games in Richmond

Junior ‘B’ hockey team, city, could not come to agreement around dressing-room usage

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Samantha Savoy in action with the German soccer club Bischofswerdaer FV 08. (submitted photo)

Healed from ‘traumatic’ car crash, Surrey athlete realizes pro-soccer dream in Germany

‘I feel like this is now my second chance to live out my dream,’ Samantha Savoy says

Samantha Savoy in action with the German soccer club Bischofswerdaer FV 08. (submitted photo)
Canadian Football League commissioner Randy Ambrosie delivers his annual state of the league address to reporters during the CFL Grey Cup week in Calgary, Friday, Nov. 22, 2019. Ambrosie says the league is examining all of its options to stage a 2021 season. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Todd Korol

CFL commissioner Randy Ambrosie says league exploring all options to hold 2021 season

The CFL had maintained it required government funding to stage a shortened season

Canadian Football League commissioner Randy Ambrosie delivers his annual state of the league address to reporters during the CFL Grey Cup week in Calgary, Friday, Nov. 22, 2019. Ambrosie says the league is examining all of its options to stage a 2021 season. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Todd Korol
BC Hockey League commissioner Chris Hebb says the league is still on track to begin regular-season play in early December. (BCHL photo)

BCHL still on track to begin regular season in December

Commish hopeful that league can “slide right into the regular season” after successful preseason

BC Hockey League commissioner Chris Hebb says the league is still on track to begin regular-season play in early December. (BCHL photo)
Lanny McDonald, chair of the Hockey Hall of Fame, left, awards 2017 inductee Paul Kariya with a ring during a press conference in Toronto, on Friday, November 10, 2017. The Hockey Hall of Fame announced Friday there will be no new inductees in 2021, and the class of 2020 will be honoured in a ceremony that year instead. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Christopher Katsarov

No class of 2021 for Hockey Hall of Fame, will have ceremony for 2020 class instead

Hockey Hall of Fame board of directors made the decision in a Thursday teleconference

Lanny McDonald, chair of the Hockey Hall of Fame, left, awards 2017 inductee Paul Kariya with a ring during a press conference in Toronto, on Friday, November 10, 2017. The Hockey Hall of Fame announced Friday there will be no new inductees in 2021, and the class of 2020 will be honoured in a ceremony that year instead. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Christopher Katsarov
White Rock Whalers’ Gianni Lattanzio moves up the ice with the puck during the team’s 9-1 win over the Surrey Knights on Oct. 22. (Jody Harris photo)

White Rock Whalers set to face Flames in second game of PJHL season

Whalers will play two more games on road before Nov. 7 home-opener

White Rock Whalers’ Gianni Lattanzio moves up the ice with the puck during the team’s 9-1 win over the Surrey Knights on Oct. 22. (Jody Harris photo)
Dennis Cholowski shows off a Jordan 2 Retro Just Don Blue sneaker, the type of shoe only a true sneakerhead would appreciate. (Facebook photo)

VIDEO: Chilliwack Chiefs alum Dennis Cholowski shows off ‘sneakerhead’ collection

The Detroit Red Wing has been spending his NHL paycheques building up an impressive closet of shoes

Dennis Cholowski shows off a Jordan 2 Retro Just Don Blue sneaker, the type of shoe only a true sneakerhead would appreciate. (Facebook photo)
Players battle for the puck during the Ice Hockey World Championships Group A match between Russia and Denmark, in Moscow, Russia, on Thursday, May 12, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Ivan Sekretarev

Hockey Canada still holding out hope that Lafreniere can play in world juniors

Chicago Blackhawks centre Kirby Dach was loaned to Canada and will be part of the 47-player selection camp

Players battle for the puck during the Ice Hockey World Championships Group A match between Russia and Denmark, in Moscow, Russia, on Thursday, May 12, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Ivan Sekretarev
Players’ sticks are shown during a World Championships Group A hockey game between Russia and Denmark, in Moscow, Russia, on Thursday, May 12, 2016. A $30-million settlement of three class actions over the failure to pay junior hockey players the minimum wage has been thrown into jeopardy after three judges refused to sign off on the agreement. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Ivan Sekretarev

Junior hockey employment lawsuit on thin ice; judges refuse to OK $30M deal

In their decisions, the judges in Ontario, Quebec and Alberta objected to wording in the settlement

Players’ sticks are shown during a World Championships Group A hockey game between Russia and Denmark, in Moscow, Russia, on Thursday, May 12, 2016. A $30-million settlement of three class actions over the failure to pay junior hockey players the minimum wage has been thrown into jeopardy after three judges refused to sign off on the agreement. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Ivan Sekretarev
Los Angeles Dodgers celebrate after defeating the Tampa Bay Rays 3-1 to win the baseball World Series in Game 6 Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Los Angeles Dodgers celebrate after defeating the Tampa Bay Rays 3-1 to win the baseball World Series in Game 6 Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
The ‘new normal’ for hockey parents in Chilliwack and elsewhere in B.C., watching their kids from outside of the arena due to COVID-19 protocols. (Submitted photo)

Chilliwack hockey parents petition to be let back in the arena

Refused access due to pandemic protocols, parents are now applying pressure to loosen the rules

The ‘new normal’ for hockey parents in Chilliwack and elsewhere in B.C., watching their kids from outside of the arena due to COVID-19 protocols. (Submitted photo)
A pair of Surrey Eagles fight for a puck against Langley during a game last season. The two teams were set for an exhibition game last weekend, but it was cancelled after an unnamed member of the Eagles tested positive for COVID-19. However, no other team member has tested positive so far, leading the BCHL to call it an 'isolated incident.' (Garrett James photo)

No additional positive COVID-19 tests for Surrey Eagles so far: BCHL

All but one test has been processed, with no further players or staff infected, league says

A pair of Surrey Eagles fight for a puck against Langley during a game last season. The two teams were set for an exhibition game last weekend, but it was cancelled after an unnamed member of the Eagles tested positive for COVID-19. However, no other team member has tested positive so far, leading the BCHL to call it an 'isolated incident.' (Garrett James photo)
Some of the characters in the League of Legends video game. (Photo: na.leagueoflegends.com)

E-sports trial at B.C. high schools to start with ‘League of Legends’ team game

For fall launch, Vancouver’s GameSeta company partners with BC School Sports

Some of the characters in the League of Legends video game. (Photo: na.leagueoflegends.com)
White Rock Whalers president Ronnie Paterson (inset photo) is hopeful the team and City of White Rock will be able to find a solution that will allow the Whalers and their PJHL opponents to use the dressing rooms at Centennial Arena. (Jody Harris photo)

Whalers waiting to hear on dressing-room availability as PJHL home-opener looms

White Rock team owner ‘confident’ hurdles can be overcome in talks with city

White Rock Whalers president Ronnie Paterson (inset photo) is hopeful the team and City of White Rock will be able to find a solution that will allow the Whalers and their PJHL opponents to use the dressing rooms at Centennial Arena. (Jody Harris photo)