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Rogers Arena, home to the Vancouver Canucks NHL hockey team, is seen in Vancouver, on Monday, June 22, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Leafs vs. Canucks game in Vancouver postponed

Tomorrow’s game between the Canucks and Arizona Coyotes has also been postponed

Rogers Arena, home to the Vancouver Canucks NHL hockey team, is seen in Vancouver, on Monday, June 22, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
The NHL logo is seen on a goal at a Nashville Predators practice rink in Nashville, Tenn. on Sept. 17, 2012. The NHL announced Friday the three clubs have been shut down until after the league’s holiday break, “due to concern with the number of positive cases within the last two days as well as concern for continued COVID spread in the coming days.” THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Mark Humphrey

Flames joined on sidelines by Avs, Panthers as COVID-19 wreaks havoc across NHL

A total of 19 players and 13 club employees are currently in isolation for the Calgary club

The NHL logo is seen on a goal at a Nashville Predators practice rink in Nashville, Tenn. on Sept. 17, 2012. The NHL announced Friday the three clubs have been shut down until after the league’s holiday break, “due to concern with the number of positive cases within the last two days as well as concern for continued COVID spread in the coming days.” THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Mark Humphrey
White Rock Whalers alternate captain Chris Fortems jostles with Grandview Steeler Jacob Myers during a Dec. 12 game. (Grandview Steelers photo)

White Rock Whalers extend win streak to seven games

Junior ‘B’ hockey team has two more games left before holiday break

White Rock Whalers alternate captain Chris Fortems jostles with Grandview Steeler Jacob Myers during a Dec. 12 game. (Grandview Steelers photo)
Surrey-raised Jesse Lawson in action with Carleton Ravens during the 50th annual Panda Football Game in 2018. (submitted photo)
Surrey-raised Jesse Lawson in action with Carleton Ravens during the 50th annual Panda Football Game in 2018. (submitted photo)
Clarence Iron, shown in a handout photo, always dreamt of being part of “Hockey Night in Canada,” but not even in his dreams did he envision calling games in his own language. Now the 60-year-old broadcaster from the Canoe Lake Cree Nation is set bring the sport he loves to his community in a whole new way with the debut of “Hockey Night in Canada in Cree.” THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-APTN
Clarence Iron, shown in a handout photo, always dreamt of being part of “Hockey Night in Canada,” but not even in his dreams did he envision calling games in his own language. Now the 60-year-old broadcaster from the Canoe Lake Cree Nation is set bring the sport he loves to his community in a whole new way with the debut of “Hockey Night in Canada in Cree.” THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-APTN

Canadian broadcaster hopes hockey call will help save his Cree language

‘Hockey Night in Canada in Cree’ will feature NHL games broadcast in Indigenous language

Clarence Iron, shown in a handout photo, always dreamt of being part of “Hockey Night in Canada,” but not even in his dreams did he envision calling games in his own language. Now the 60-year-old broadcaster from the Canoe Lake Cree Nation is set bring the sport he loves to his community in a whole new way with the debut of “Hockey Night in Canada in Cree.” THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-APTN
Clarence Iron, shown in a handout photo, always dreamt of being part of “Hockey Night in Canada,” but not even in his dreams did he envision calling games in his own language. Now the 60-year-old broadcaster from the Canoe Lake Cree Nation is set bring the sport he loves to his community in a whole new way with the debut of “Hockey Night in Canada in Cree.” THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-APTN
Vancouver Canucks right wing Conor Garland (8) gets checked against the boards by San Jose Sharks defenceman Jacob Middleton (21) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Dec. 16, 2021, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Josie Lepe)
Vancouver Canucks right wing Conor Garland (8) gets checked against the boards by San Jose Sharks defenceman Jacob Middleton (21) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Dec. 16, 2021, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Josie Lepe)
Giants, now 3-3 against the Cougars, fell Wednesday, 7-3. They’re hoping to bounce back in Saturday’s rematch against Prince George at LEC. (James Doyle/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Vancouver Giants fall in sixth straight game

Ziemmer’s 6-point game sinks Langley G-Men 7-3, teams face off again Saturday

Giants, now 3-3 against the Cougars, fell Wednesday, 7-3. They’re hoping to bounce back in Saturday’s rematch against Prince George at LEC. (James Doyle/Special to Langley Advance Times)
FILE - The names of the 2010 Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks, left, are displayed on the Stanley Cup in the lobby of the United Center during an NHL hockey news conference on June 11, 2013 in Chicago. Representatives for the Blackhawks and a former player who is suing the team over how it handled his allegations of sexual assault against an assistant coach were meeting with a mediator Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2021 for the first time in hopes of resolving the case. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)

Chicago Blackhawks settle lawsuit with Kyle Beach

The confidential settlement was announced after the sides met Wednesday with a mediator

FILE - The names of the 2010 Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks, left, are displayed on the Stanley Cup in the lobby of the United Center during an NHL hockey news conference on June 11, 2013 in Chicago. Representatives for the Blackhawks and a former player who is suing the team over how it handled his allegations of sexual assault against an assistant coach were meeting with a mediator Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2021 for the first time in hopes of resolving the case. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)
Devante Stephens (left) celebrates Spencer Martin’s shutout on Wednesday. (Abbotsford Canucks photo)

Abbotsford Canucks record second-ever shutout

Canucks blank San Diego Gulls 4-0, Spencer Martin makes 23 saves in win

Devante Stephens (left) celebrates Spencer Martin’s shutout on Wednesday. (Abbotsford Canucks photo)
Surrey Elite division action in the Roundball basketball league at St. Bernadette School in Newton on Nov. 19. (Photo: Tom Zillich)

Surrey’s Roundball league attracts ex-college ballers with stats, highlights and hope

‘It’s super competitive, and the environment is great,’ raves Kyle Grewal, an Elite division player

Surrey Elite division action in the Roundball basketball league at St. Bernadette School in Newton on Nov. 19. (Photo: Tom Zillich)
Surrey Eagles forwards Michael Abgrall (left) and Grayden Slipec (right) have been selected to participate in the BCHL’s Top Prospects Game in Penticton next month. (Garrett James photos)

Two Surrey Eagles selected for BCHL’s Top Prospects Game

Michael Abgrall and Grayden Slipec to take part in all-star weekend festivities in Penticton

Surrey Eagles forwards Michael Abgrall (left) and Grayden Slipec (right) have been selected to participate in the BCHL’s Top Prospects Game in Penticton next month. (Garrett James photos)
Vancouver Giants Justin Lies, Cole Shepard and Ty Halaburda all found the back of the net in a 5-3 loss suffered Tuesday , Dec. 14 in Prince George. (James Doyle/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Vancouver Giants Justin Lies, Cole Shepard and Ty Halaburda all found the back of the net in a 5-3 loss suffered Tuesday , Dec. 14 in Prince George. (James Doyle/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Columbus Blue Jackets goalie Elvis Merzlikins (90), of Latvia, stops Vancouver Canucks’ Brock Boeser (6) during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Tuesday, December 14, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Horvat scores 2, streaking Canucks post gritty 4-3 comeback win over Blue Jackets

Vancouver has won 5 straight since hiring Bruce Boudreau as coach

Columbus Blue Jackets goalie Elvis Merzlikins (90), of Latvia, stops Vancouver Canucks’ Brock Boeser (6) during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Tuesday, December 14, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Boston Bruins’ Charlie Coyle (13) chases Edmonton Oilers’ Connor McDavid (97) during second period NHL hockey action in Edmonton, Alta., on December 9, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Amber Bracken

McDavid calls potential five-week Olympic quarantine for COVID-19 ‘unsettling’

NHL still has to make a final call on whether to go ahead with Olympic participation

Boston Bruins’ Charlie Coyle (13) chases Edmonton Oilers’ Connor McDavid (97) during second period NHL hockey action in Edmonton, Alta., on December 9, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Amber Bracken
BCHL

Forty BCHL stars to skate in Top Prospects Game

The all-star showcase will be part of the junior A league’s 60th anniversary weekend in January

BCHL
Calgary Flames left wing Milan Lucic, second from right, celebrates his goal with teammates left wing Andrew Mangiapane, left, defenceman Noah Hanifin, second from left, and centre Mikael Backlund during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Los Angeles Kings Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021, in Los Angeles. Three more Calgary Flames have entered the NHL's COVID-19 protocol.THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Mark J. Terrill

Three more Calgary Flames enter COVID-19 protocol, Canucks cancel practice

Flames cancel games as COVID-19 count reaches 19, 2 Vancouver players test positive

Calgary Flames left wing Milan Lucic, second from right, celebrates his goal with teammates left wing Andrew Mangiapane, left, defenceman Noah Hanifin, second from left, and centre Mikael Backlund during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Los Angeles Kings Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021, in Los Angeles. Three more Calgary Flames have entered the NHL's COVID-19 protocol.THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Mark J. Terrill
(clockwise, from top-left) Delta Hockey Academy U17 Prep program players Jordan Gavin, Tomas Mrsic, Colton Roberts and Miguel Marques were all selected in the first round of the 2021 WHL Prospects Draft, which took place online on Thursday, Dec. 9. (Delta Hockey Academy photos)

Four from Delta Hockey Academy among top 11 picks at WHL draft

14 Delta-based players selected by eight teams on Thursday (Dec. 9)

(clockwise, from top-left) Delta Hockey Academy U17 Prep program players Jordan Gavin, Tomas Mrsic, Colton Roberts and Miguel Marques were all selected in the first round of the 2021 WHL Prospects Draft, which took place online on Thursday, Dec. 9. (Delta Hockey Academy photos)
New Vancouver Canucks President of Hockey Operations and Interim General Manager Jim Rutherford, right, responds to questions during his first news conference since being hired by the NHL hockey team, as owner Francesco Aquilini sits with him in Vancouver, on Monday, December 13, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

New president Jim Rutherford embracing challenge of revamping Vancouver Canucks

‘His job is to bring a winning team, bring in a winning culture’

New Vancouver Canucks President of Hockey Operations and Interim General Manager Jim Rutherford, right, responds to questions during his first news conference since being hired by the NHL hockey team, as owner Francesco Aquilini sits with him in Vancouver, on Monday, December 13, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Winnipeg Blue Bombers football player Jonathan Kongbo celebrates the team’s Grey Cup win on Sunday, Dec. 12. (Photo: twitter.com/King_Kongbo)
Winnipeg Blue Bombers football player Jonathan Kongbo celebrates the team’s Grey Cup win on Sunday, Dec. 12. (Photo: twitter.com/King_Kongbo)
Vancouver Canucks goalie Thatcher Demko (35) stops Carolina Hurricanes’ Andrei Svechnikov (37), of Russia, during first period NHL hockey action in Vancouver, B.C., Sunday, Dec. 12, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Vancouver Canucks goalie Thatcher Demko (35) stops Carolina Hurricanes’ Andrei Svechnikov (37), of Russia, during first period NHL hockey action in Vancouver, B.C., Sunday, Dec. 12, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck