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The Semiahmoo Thunderbirds played last weekend at Heritage Woods Secondary’s Kodiak Classic. (Shutterhoops Photography)

Thunderbirds seek return trip to provincials as hoops season tips off

Semiahmoo Secondary’s senior boys team starts basketball season ranked No. 9 in B.C.

 

The 2021 edition of the BBall Nationals championships at Langley Events Centre took place from Sept. 9 to Sept. 11. (Langley Advance Times/file)

Fraser Valley Basketball Officials Association seeking refs

Long COVID layoff could mean a shortage of officials and even game cancellations

 

Sukhjot Bains in action with the UFV Cascades. (photo courtesy UFV)

Former Surrey school star Sukhjot Bains signs pro deal with Swedish basketball team

‘It’s something I’ve always wanted to do in terms of my basketball career, and I can finally say, yeah, I’ve accomplished that’

Sukhjot Bains in action with the UFV Cascades. (photo courtesy UFV)
The Fraser Valley Bandits may be looking for a new home arena for 2022 after a deal with the Canucks has not yet been finalized. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

No deal in place for Fraser Valley Bandits to return to Abbotsford Centre in 2022

Professional basketball team has not yet secured lease for next year, looking at all options

The Fraser Valley Bandits may be looking for a new home arena for 2022 after a deal with the Canucks has not yet been finalized. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
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Summer Slam event coming to Abbotsford’s Sevenoaks Shopping Centre

Outdoor three-on-three basketball tournament debuting later this summer

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Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) reacts during the second half of Game 6 of basketball’s NBA Finals against the Phoenix Suns in Milwaukee, Tuesday, July 20, 2021. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Milwaukee’s 50-year wait ends with NBA title behind 50 from Giannis

Bucks beat Phoenix Suns 105-98 in Game 6 of league finals

Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) reacts during the second half of Game 6 of basketball’s NBA Finals against the Phoenix Suns in Milwaukee, Tuesday, July 20, 2021. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
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)
The Abbotsford Centre will welcome fans back for a Bandits basketball game on July 14. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Fans returning to Abbotsford Centre next week

Fraser Valley Bandits becoming first pro sports team in B.C. to host fans since pandemic

The Abbotsford Centre will welcome fans back for a Bandits basketball game on July 14. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
Bandits forward Shaquille Keith drives the lane. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Fraser Valley Bandits sweep home stand to go 4-0

Abbotsford-based pro basketball red hot to start 2021 CEBL regular season

Bandits forward Shaquille Keith drives the lane. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
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Surrey basketball player’s ‘Hooped’ novel keys on the game and lure of gang life

‘I was never involved in gangs and drugs but I had friends who were,’ Michael Bains says of set-in-Surrey book

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Bandits big man Brandon Gilbeck elevates for the opening tip-off. Gilbeck and the Bandits opened the CEBL season with a 92-74 win over the Saskatchewan Rattlers on Saturday. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

Fraser Valley Bandits open CEBL season with win

Abbotsford-based basketball team defeats Saskatchewan Rattlers 92-74 on Saturday

Bandits big man Brandon Gilbeck elevates for the opening tip-off. Gilbeck and the Bandits opened the CEBL season with a 92-74 win over the Saskatchewan Rattlers on Saturday. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)
Abbotsford’s Marek Klassen and the Fraser Valley Bandits return to the court on Saturday. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Fraser Valley Bandits return to the court Saturday

Abbotsford-based CEBL team returns with new players, new head coach and possibly fans in the stands

Abbotsford’s Marek Klassen and the Fraser Valley Bandits return to the court on Saturday. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
The Fraser Valley Bandits chose to release former NBA-er Julian Washburn a few days after signing the player. (Photo by Chris Elise/NBAE via Getty Images)

Fraser Valley Bandits release former NBA-er Julian Washburn

Abbotsford-based CEBL team lets player go to pursue other playing opportunities

The Fraser Valley Bandits chose to release former NBA-er Julian Washburn a few days after signing the player. (Photo by Chris Elise/NBAE via Getty Images)
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Fraser Valley Bandits sign former NBA-er Julian Washburn

Former Memphis Grizzlies starter to join CEBL team for 2021 season

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Rob Fai (left), Ransford Brempong (middle) and Shantelle Chand make up the new on-air broadcast team for the Fraser Valley Bandits. (Submitted)

Fraser Valley Bandits announce new broadcast team

Rob Fai, Ransford Brempong and Shantelle Chand revealed as new on-air trio

Rob Fai (left), Ransford Brempong (middle) and Shantelle Chand make up the new on-air broadcast team for the Fraser Valley Bandits. (Submitted)
The Fraser Valley Bandits have signed players Brandon Gilbeck (left) and Alex Campbell for the 2021 CEBL season. (Submitted)

Fraser Valley Bandits sign pair of talents

Abbotsford-based professional basketball team adds Brandon Gilbeck and Alex Campbell

The Fraser Valley Bandits have signed players Brandon Gilbeck (left) and Alex Campbell for the 2021 CEBL season. (Submitted)
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Surrey-born hoops player Jasman Sangha signs with NCAA Div. 1 team in Texas

‘We love Surrey and still have a lot of family there,’ brother says

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The Fraser Valley Bandits chose Surrey native Adam Paige in the second round of the 2021 CEBL Draft. (Contributed photo)
The Fraser Valley Bandits chose Surrey native Adam Paige in the second round of the 2021 CEBL Draft. (Contributed photo)
In a battle of Surrey-raised players, Taylor Browne (left) dribbles by Parm Bains during a UBC Thunderbirds/UFV Cascades basketball game from a recent U Sports season. Browne is now living in Manila waiting to play pro with Alaska Aces, of the Philippine Basketball Association. (Photo: gothunderbirds.ca)
In a battle of Surrey-raised players, Taylor Browne (left) dribbles by Parm Bains during a UBC Thunderbirds/UFV Cascades basketball game from a recent U Sports season. Browne is now living in Manila waiting to play pro with Alaska Aces, of the Philippine Basketball Association. (Photo: gothunderbirds.ca)