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Surrey’s Brenden Dillon in a photo posted to nhl.com.
Surrey’s Brenden Dillon in a photo posted to nhl.com.
Alexis Lafreniere smiles while looking at his results on the clock during the Kubota OHL/NHL Top Prospects team white on-ice skills testing in Hamilton, Ont. on Wednesday, January 15, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter Power
Alexis Lafreniere smiles while looking at his results on the clock during the Kubota OHL/NHL Top Prospects team white on-ice skills testing in Hamilton, Ont. on Wednesday, January 15, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter Power
Surrey’s Justin Sourdif celebrates a goal with Vancouver Giants of the WHL. (File photo courtesy Vancouver Giants)

NHL draft: Surrey’s Justin Sourdif picked by Florida Panthers

The 2002-born centre plays for WHL Vancouver Giants

Surrey’s Justin Sourdif celebrates a goal with Vancouver Giants of the WHL. (File photo courtesy Vancouver Giants)
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Pickleball action during the 2019 55+ B.C. Games in Kelowna. While the 2020 Games in Richmond were cancelled due to COVID-19, the Greater Victoria organizing committee has begun planning for hosting the 2021 competition next September. (Rosemary Kean/55+ BC Games Society)

Greater Victoria’s 55+ BC Games committee planning for safe 2021 competition

Richmond cancelled 2020 Games due to COVID, but local organizers optimistic about next year

Pickleball action during the 2019 55+ B.C. Games in Kelowna. While the 2020 Games in Richmond were cancelled due to COVID-19, the Greater Victoria organizing committee has begun planning for hosting the 2021 competition next September. (Rosemary Kean/55+ BC Games Society)
Edmonton Oilers’ Connor McDavid skates during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Calgary Flames in Edmonton, Alta., on Friday December 27, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Edmonton Oilers captain Connor McDavid tests positive for COVID-19

Superstar self-quarantining at home, experiencing mild symptoms

Edmonton Oilers’ Connor McDavid skates during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Calgary Flames in Edmonton, Alta., on Friday December 27, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
The Grandview Heights Aquatic Centre is one of many recreation facilities currently closed due to concerns surrounding the COVID-19 virus. (Ema Peter Photography/Canadian Wood Council photo)

South Surrey pools remain closed as city continues gradual reopening of indoor facilities

Semiahmoo Peninsula aquatic groups to train at Surrey Sport and Leisure Centre in Fleetwood

The Grandview Heights Aquatic Centre is one of many recreation facilities currently closed due to concerns surrounding the COVID-19 virus. (Ema Peter Photography/Canadian Wood Council photo)
Florence Pineo still bowls in a league at Lakeside Bowling making her one of the oldest bowlers in Western Canada. (Jim Elliot/Salmon Arm Observer)

Salmon Arm woman one of the oldest competitive bowlers in Western Canada

Florence Pineo is still keeping it between the gutters at almost 98 years old.

Florence Pineo still bowls in a league at Lakeside Bowling making her one of the oldest bowlers in Western Canada. (Jim Elliot/Salmon Arm Observer)
North Delta’s Tristan Jarry plays for the NHL’s Pittsburgh Penguins. (Photo: commons.wikimedia.org)
North Delta’s Tristan Jarry plays for the NHL’s Pittsburgh Penguins. (Photo: commons.wikimedia.org)
Surrey FC’s arrival in BC Premier League brings high-performance soccer to Newton

Surrey FC’s arrival in BC Premier League brings high-performance soccer to Newton

The 12-member BCSPL also includes Surrey United, based at Cloverdale Athletic Park

Surrey FC’s arrival in BC Premier League brings high-performance soccer to Newton
The White Rock-South Surrey Titans football teams are set to take the field this week for the first games of the 2020-‘21 season. (File photo)

White Rock-South Surrey Titans set to open football season this week

Games set for South Surrey Athletic Park this weekend

The White Rock-South Surrey Titans football teams are set to take the field this week for the first games of the 2020-‘21 season. (File photo)
Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Bo Bichette tags out Tampa Bay Rays’ Randy Arozarena (56) as he gets caught attempting to steal second base during the sixth inning of Game 2 of an American League wild-card baseball series Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)
Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Bo Bichette tags out Tampa Bay Rays’ Randy Arozarena (56) as he gets caught attempting to steal second base during the sixth inning of Game 2 of an American League wild-card baseball series Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)
Surrey Eagles head coach Cam Keith said his team will treat the longer-than-usual exhibition schedule as though it is the regular season. (Garrett James photo)

‘We’re taking them all like regular-season games’: Surrey Eagles prepare for long exhibition season

South Surrey team will play more than a dozen preseason tilts before BCHL regular-season begins

Surrey Eagles head coach Cam Keith said his team will treat the longer-than-usual exhibition schedule as though it is the regular season. (Garrett James photo)
Tampa Bay Rays’ Randy Arozarena slides into third base with a triple as Toronto Blue Jays’ Cavan Biggio, left, waits for the throw during the fourth inning of Game 1 of a wild card series playoff baseball game Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)

Rays dump Jays 3-1 in MLB wild-card playoff series opener

Tampa takes 1-0 lead over Toronto in best-of-three clash

Tampa Bay Rays’ Randy Arozarena slides into third base with a triple as Toronto Blue Jays’ Cavan Biggio, left, waits for the throw during the fourth inning of Game 1 of a wild card series playoff baseball game Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)
Surrey resident Grant Armstrong, who coached hockey in North Delta for many years, went from general manager of the WHL’s Brandon Wheat Kings to amateur scout for Tampa Bay Lightning in 2019. (Photo: wheatkings.com)

Stanley Cup win for Surrey-based NHL scout who coached in North Delta

Grant Armstrong is among 11 WHL alumni currently with Tampa Bay Lightning

Surrey resident Grant Armstrong, who coached hockey in North Delta for many years, went from general manager of the WHL’s Brandon Wheat Kings to amateur scout for Tampa Bay Lightning in 2019. (Photo: wheatkings.com)
Tampa Bay Lightning centre Steven Stamkos (91) hoists the Stanley Cup after defeating the Dallas Stars in Edmonton on Monday, September 28, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Tampa Bay Lightning centre Steven Stamkos (91) hoists the Stanley Cup after defeating the Dallas Stars in Edmonton on Monday, September 28, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
North Surrey Minor Football players practice at Bear Creek Park. (submitted photo: Jolene Lorteau)

COVID and smoke delays football season for North Surrey, other clubs

‘It’s going to look a lot different this season,’ says association president Jean McPherson

North Surrey Minor Football players practice at Bear Creek Park. (submitted photo: Jolene Lorteau)
Aart Looye, pictured at the 2019 Terry Fox Run in South Surrey, is the new president of the BC Seniors Games Society. (File photo)
Aart Looye, pictured at the 2019 Terry Fox Run in South Surrey, is the new president of the BC Seniors Games Society. (File photo)
PJHL delays start of season as teams struggle to secure facilities

PJHL delays start of season as teams struggle to secure facilities

The junior B hockey league was hoping to start Sept. 29 but is now targeting mid-October

PJHL delays start of season as teams struggle to secure facilities
The U18 Cohort Cup runs from Oct. 16 to Dec. 2 at the Abbotsford Centre. U16 and U15 tournaments kick off earlier in October. (Twitter photo)

Cohort Cup hockey tournament coming to Abbotsford

Abbotsford Centre hosting minor hockey event for U18, U16 and U15 talents

The U18 Cohort Cup runs from Oct. 16 to Dec. 2 at the Abbotsford Centre. U16 and U15 tournaments kick off earlier in October. (Twitter photo)
Toronto Blue Jays players, coaches and staff celebrate a 4-1 win over the New York Yankees in a baseball game in Buffalo, N.Y., Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020. Toronto clinched a postseason berth with the win. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus)

Blue Jays dump Yankees 4-1 to clinch MLB post-season berth

Guerrero, Ryu lead Toronto to first playoff spot in 4 years

Toronto Blue Jays players, coaches and staff celebrate a 4-1 win over the New York Yankees in a baseball game in Buffalo, N.Y., Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020. Toronto clinched a postseason berth with the win. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus)