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Agassiz’s Hailey Baumfield heads down the court, pursued by a pack of Khalsa players. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)

Agassiz Eagles beaten by Surrey’s Khalsa in bronze medal game

The Fraser Valleys saw a dismal defeat for the girls team, but there’s still hope for the provincials

Agassiz’s Hailey Baumfield heads down the court, pursued by a pack of Khalsa players. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)
Canada defeat Switzerland to retain world junior men’s title Saturday morning in Nova Scotia. (Richard Gray/WCF)

B.C.-based ‘Team Tardi’ brings home gold in junior curling worlds

In a 9-4 victory over Switzerland, a Langley-based curling team earned its 2nd straight world title

Canada defeat Switzerland to retain world junior men’s title Saturday morning in Nova Scotia. (Richard Gray/WCF)
Vancouver Giants downed the Victoria Royals on home ice at Langley Events Centre Friday night. The two teams go head to head again Saturday, on Vancouver Island. (Rik Fedyck/Vancouver Giants)

VIDEO: Giants earn 40th victory in a 4-0 triumph over Victoria

G-Men move within a point of clinching the B.C. division banner at Friday’s at-home game in Langley

  • Feb 23, 2019
Vancouver Giants downed the Victoria Royals on home ice at Langley Events Centre Friday night. The two teams go head to head again Saturday, on Vancouver Island. (Rik Fedyck/Vancouver Giants)
Giants fell 5-3 on home ice at the Langley Events Centre on Monday afternoon, in a battle between two of the top three Western Conference teams. (Rik Fedyck/Vancouver Giants)

VIDEO: Winterhawks end Giants winning streak at seven

Playing on home ice, Vancouver’s G-Men fell 5-3 during a Family Day game against Portland.

  • Feb 18, 2019
Giants fell 5-3 on home ice at the Langley Events Centre on Monday afternoon, in a battle between two of the top three Western Conference teams. (Rik Fedyck/Vancouver Giants)
Abbotsford resident Jessica MacMillan has been announced as the lead for the new Fraser Valley Bandits junior and senior dance teams. (Submitted)

Fraser Valley Bandits announce dance teams

Abbotsford-based pro basketball franchise holding auditions Feb. 24

  • Feb 14, 2019
Abbotsford resident Jessica MacMillan has been announced as the lead for the new Fraser Valley Bandits junior and senior dance teams. (Submitted)
Jamison Ladd penned a letter to his coaches announcing that he was quitting the team after he said bullying was not properly addressed.

13-year-old B.C. hockey player quits team over bullying

Jamison Ladd penned a letter alleging that coaches did not do enough to resolve harassment

Jamison Ladd penned a letter to his coaches announcing that he was quitting the team after he said bullying was not properly addressed.
This year’s Don Cherry-theme jerseys are being auctioned off online. The winners will be announced after the cutoff on Feb. 20. (Rik Fedyck/Vancouver Giants)

Giants suits up to promote organ donation night Friday

Bids are now being accepted for Don Cherry-themed jerseys being auctioned for the kidney foundation.

  • Feb 10, 2019
This year’s Don Cherry-theme jerseys are being auctioned off online. The winners will be announced after the cutoff on Feb. 20. (Rik Fedyck/Vancouver Giants)
(Allen Douglas/Special to Black Press)

Vancouver Giants wrap up road trip with 3-1 victory in Kamloops

Next up, the G-Men are back at home at the Langley Events Centre Sunday to take down the Cougars.

  • Feb 9, 2019
(Allen Douglas/Special to Black Press)
Langley Township Councillors Bob Long and Margaret Kunst flanked provincial, national, and global junior champion Tyler Tardi, who curls out of the Langley Curling Centre. The trio were on hand for Thursday’s announcement that Langley will be hosting the 2020 junior nationals. (Roxanne Hooper/Black Press)

VIDEO: 2020 New Holland Canadian Juniors will playout in the Lower Mainland

Three-time national champ Tyler Tardi on hand for annoucement – excited to possibly compete at home.

Langley Township Councillors Bob Long and Margaret Kunst flanked provincial, national, and global junior champion Tyler Tardi, who curls out of the Langley Curling Centre. The trio were on hand for Thursday’s announcement that Langley will be hosting the 2020 junior nationals. (Roxanne Hooper/Black Press)
Giants down Cougars for the third time in less than a week on Wednesday night in Prince George. Next matchup between these two teams comes Sunday at the Langley Events Centre, puck drops at 2 p.m. (James Doyle/Special to Black Press)

VIDEO: Third defeat over Prince George in less than a week for Vancouver Giants

Bowen Byram’s third OT win of the season lifts the G-Men over the Cougars

  • Feb 7, 2019
Giants down Cougars for the third time in less than a week on Wednesday night in Prince George. Next matchup between these two teams comes Sunday at the Langley Events Centre, puck drops at 2 p.m. (James Doyle/Special to Black Press)
In their second matchup in a week, the Vancouver Giants beat Prince George Cougars 4-2. (James Doyle/Special to Black Press)

VIDEO: Cougars again taken down by Vancouver Giants

G-Men kick off a three-game road trip Tuesday with a 4-2 win over Prince George.

  • Feb 5, 2019
In their second matchup in a week, the Vancouver Giants beat Prince George Cougars 4-2. (James Doyle/Special to Black Press)
Vancouver Giants enjoyed a 4-2 victory over the Prince George Cougars at Langley Events Centre Saturday night. It’s the first of four games against the Cougars in the next week. The two teams are back to do battle at LEC again next Sunday – early afternoon. (Chris Relke/Vancouver Giants)

VIDEO: Giants took down the Cougars 4-2 at home in Langley

The G-Men are off to the Interior for two games against Prince George and one against Kamloops.

  • Feb 3, 2019
Vancouver Giants enjoyed a 4-2 victory over the Prince George Cougars at Langley Events Centre Saturday night. It’s the first of four games against the Cougars in the next week. The two teams are back to do battle at LEC again next Sunday – early afternoon. (Chris Relke/Vancouver Giants)
The Giants took the win 33 seconds into OT when visiting the Kamloops Blazers Jan. 30. (allendouglasphotos@gmail.com)

Langley-based Giants pick up OT win on road trip

The Vancouver Giants notched their fourth win against the Kamloops Blazers Wednesday.

  • Jan 31, 2019
The Giants took the win 33 seconds into OT when visiting the Kamloops Blazers Jan. 30. (allendouglasphotos@gmail.com)
Peter Guarasci has been named the first-ever head coach and general manager of the Fraser Valley Bandits. (UBC-O Sports Information photo)

Fraser Valley Bandits hire head coach, general manager

Kelowna resident Peter Guarasci introduced as CEBL team’s new bench boss

Peter Guarasci has been named the first-ever head coach and general manager of the Fraser Valley Bandits. (UBC-O Sports Information photo)
It was the end of an eight-game winning streak for the Vancouver Giants, as they fell 4-3 to Kelowna at Langley Events Centre Sunday afternoon. (Chris Relke/Vancouver Giants)

VIDEO: Giants’ winning streak ends with shootout

A Lower Mainland-based hockey team will be playing next in Kamloops on Wednesday.

  • Jan 27, 2019
It was the end of an eight-game winning streak for the Vancouver Giants, as they fell 4-3 to Kelowna at Langley Events Centre Sunday afternoon. (Chris Relke/Vancouver Giants)
At the New Holland Canadian Junior Curling Championships today (Sunday), Team BC – with Skip Tyler Tardi, third Sterling Middleton, second Matthew Hall, lead Alex Horvath, and coach Paul Tardi – earned the gold. It’s the third national triumph for Tardi and Middleton. (Michael Burns/Curling Canada)

BC junior curlers bring home third national gold

Team BC, headed by skip Tyler Tardi, emerged triumphant – again – from the Canadian juniors Sunday.

At the New Holland Canadian Junior Curling Championships today (Sunday), Team BC – with Skip Tyler Tardi, third Sterling Middleton, second Matthew Hall, lead Alex Horvath, and coach Paul Tardi – earned the gold. It’s the third national triumph for Tardi and Middleton. (Michael Burns/Curling Canada)
Bowen Byram, #44 of the Vancouver Giants, checked Dallon Wilton, #15 of the Kelowna Rockets, during third period on Saturday at Prospera Place in Kelowna. The teams play again today (Sunday) at Langley Events Centre. (Marissa Baecker/Shoot the Breeze)

VIDEO: Late goal against Rockets lifts Giants to eighth straight win

Lower Mainland’s major junior hockey team is back on home ice Sunday at Langley Event Centre

  • Jan 27, 2019
Bowen Byram, #44 of the Vancouver Giants, checked Dallon Wilton, #15 of the Kelowna Rockets, during third period on Saturday at Prospera Place in Kelowna. The teams play again today (Sunday) at Langley Events Centre. (Marissa Baecker/Shoot the Breeze)
(Doug Westcott/Vancouver Giants)

VIDEO: Vancouver Giants down top team in the country

G-Men earned seventh-straight win, this one against the Raiders on home ice at Langley Events Centre

  • Jan 24, 2019
(Doug Westcott/Vancouver Giants)
The Fraser Valley Bandits mascot now has a name - Berry. (Submitted)

Fraser Valley Bandits reveal mascot name

Berry the Bandit officially unveiled, makes first public appearance tomorrow

The Fraser Valley Bandits mascot now has a name - Berry. (Submitted)
The 1999-2000 UFV Cascades men’s basketball team is one of several inductees being honoured during the third annual Cascades Hall of Fame event on Friday. (Submitted)

UFV celebrates 2019 HOF class

Third annual Cascades Hall of Fame event occurs on Friday night

The 1999-2000 UFV Cascades men’s basketball team is one of several inductees being honoured during the third annual Cascades Hall of Fame event on Friday. (Submitted)
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