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B.C. Lions’ Lucky Whitehead (7) pushes Saskatchewan Roughriders’ Nick Marshall away as he runs with the ball after making a reception during the first half of a CFL football game in Vancouver, on Friday, September 24, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Last-minute Fajardo TD gives Roughriders wild 31-24 victory over B.C. Lions

Leos see three-game CFL win streak come to an end

Tampa Bay Lightning and Toronto Maple Leafs players stand for the national anthem prior to NHL hockey action in Toronto on Tuesday, January 2, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Ontario increases sporting events capacity, ahead of baseball playoffs, NHL season

Ontario is opening the door wider for fans at sporting events, just…

The Vancouver Canucks training camp occurs in Abbotsford from Sept. 23 to 25. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

PHOTOS: Vancouver Canucks open training camp in Abbotsford

National Hockey League team hosts event in Abbotsford for first time ever

Toronto Maple Leafs forward William Nylander catches his breath behind the net during their NHL training camp in Toronto on Thursday, September 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

NHLers weigh in on league’s vaccine policy: ‘I’ve gotta be careful with this one’

NHL deputy commissioner said last week he estimates 98 per cent of players will be vaccinated

Toronto Maple Leafs forward William Nylander catches his breath behind the net during their NHL training camp in Toronto on Thursday, September 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
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Single game tickets for Abbotsford Canucks on sale starting Oct. 1

Prices start at $25 for inaugural season for American Hockey League team

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The Fraser Valley Bandits have announced they are moving from Abbotsford to Langley and will now play out of the Langley Events Centre starting in 2022.

Fraser Valley Bandits moving from Abbotsford to Langley

Canadian Elite Basketball League team will now play out of Langley Events Centre

The Fraser Valley Bandits have announced they are moving from Abbotsford to Langley and will now play out of the Langley Events Centre starting in 2022.
Canadian Olympic Committee Chief Executive Officer David Shoemaker in Toronto on Monday July 5, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Lululemon to outfit Canadian Olympic, Paralympic athletes through 2028 Games

Lululemon will provide Team Canada with clothing and accessories from 2022 until 2028

Canadian Olympic Committee Chief Executive Officer David Shoemaker in Toronto on Monday July 5, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
Vancouver Canucks’ Elias Pettersson (40) slides into then-Minnesota Wild goaltender Alex Stalock (32) during third period NHL qualifying round game action in Edmonton, on Friday August 7, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Oilers goaltender Stalock likely to miss season due to possible heart condition

Keeper had contracted COVID prior to last season but had been cleared to play since

Vancouver Canucks’ Elias Pettersson (40) slides into then-Minnesota Wild goaltender Alex Stalock (32) during third period NHL qualifying round game action in Edmonton, on Friday August 7, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Simon Fraser University football team kicker Kristie Elliott, who recently became the first Canadian woman to play and score in a college football game, poses for a photograph before practice at the university in Burnaby, B.C., Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021. It’s taken some adaptations, but Elliott has broken new ground for women in college sports. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Simon Fraser University football team kicker Kristie Elliott, who recently became the first Canadian woman to play and score in a college football game, poses for a photograph before practice at the university in Burnaby, B.C., Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021. It’s taken some adaptations, but Elliott has broken new ground for women in college sports. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Montreal Canadiens' Jonathan Drouin celebrates his goal against Vancouver Canucks goalie Braden Holtby during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver on January 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Anxiety and insomnia drove Canadiens star Jonathan Drouin to take break from hockey

Forward says he has since restored his mental health, and is skating with his teammates again

Montreal Canadiens' Jonathan Drouin celebrates his goal against Vancouver Canucks goalie Braden Holtby during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver on January 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Jim Hughson is retiring after 42 years of broadcasting. (Hockey Night in Canada)

Award-winning play-by-play announcer Jim Hughson retires, ending 42-year career

B.C native has served as the voice of the Vancouver Canucks and Hockey Night in Canada

Jim Hughson is retiring after 42 years of broadcasting. (Hockey Night in Canada)
Cascades forward Taylor Richardson controls the ball during Canada West action on Sunday (Sept. 19). (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

UFV Cascades soccer teams held to zero offence on opening weekend

Women play to pair of scoreless draws, men post a draw and a loss to Victoria

Cascades forward Taylor Richardson controls the ball during Canada West action on Sunday (Sept. 19). (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)
Elias Pettersson’s status for the game may be in doubt, but the Vancouver Canucks are set to host the Calgary Flames at the Abbotsford Centre on Monday (Sept. 27). (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

Tickets now available for Vancouver Canucks preseason game in Abbotsford

Game on Monday, Sept. 27 vs. the Calgary Flames, prices range from $72 to $105

Elias Pettersson’s status for the game may be in doubt, but the Vancouver Canucks are set to host the Calgary Flames at the Abbotsford Centre on Monday (Sept. 27). (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)
Hope’s public nine-hole disc golf course is located on Kawkawa Lake Road and will be the site of a tournament this Sunday, thanks to the Hope Disc Golf Club. (Barry Stewart/Hope Standard)

Hope disc golfers putting together first annual tournament

Event is running this Sunday at Kawkawa Lake course

Hope’s public nine-hole disc golf course is located on Kawkawa Lake Road and will be the site of a tournament this Sunday, thanks to the Hope Disc Golf Club. (Barry Stewart/Hope Standard)
Elias Pettersson greets young fans outside Abbotsford Centre in 2019. The Canucks forward is not yet signed, so it’s unclear if he will return to Abbotsford for training camp or a preseason game later this week. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

Abbotsford hosting Vancouver Canucks training camp, preseason game

All eyes of Canucks Nation will be on the Abbotsford Centre later this week for big events

Elias Pettersson greets young fans outside Abbotsford Centre in 2019. The Canucks forward is not yet signed, so it’s unclear if he will return to Abbotsford for training camp or a preseason game later this week. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)
B.C. Lions quarterback Michael Reilly (13) hands off to running back Chris Rainey (3) during first half CFL football action against the Montreal Alouettes in Montreal, Saturday, September 18, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
B.C. Lions quarterback Michael Reilly (13) hands off to running back Chris Rainey (3) during first half CFL football action against the Montreal Alouettes in Montreal, Saturday, September 18, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
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BCHL experiments with coach’s challenge, video review during preseason

The junior A league wants video review in place in time for its BCHL Showcase event in Chilliwack

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Canada head coach John Herdman, left, and David Junior Hoilett walk off the field after the first half of a CONCACAF Nations League qualifying soccer match against French Guiana in Vancouver, on Sunday March 24, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Canadian men continue climb up world soccer rankings, reaching No. 51

It’s the highest position for the Canadian men in more than a decade

Canada head coach John Herdman, left, and David Junior Hoilett walk off the field after the first half of a CONCACAF Nations League qualifying soccer match against French Guiana in Vancouver, on Sunday March 24, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Bandits management team members Dylan Kular (left) and Andrew Savory have both received promotions after several successful years with the CEBL team. (Submitted)

Fraser Valley Bandits announce executive promotions

Bandits management team members Dylan Kular, Andrew Savory receive new titles

Bandits management team members Dylan Kular (left) and Andrew Savory have both received promotions after several successful years with the CEBL team. (Submitted)
Canada’s Josiah Morra, second right, runs with the ball during HSBC Canada Sevens quarterfinal rugby action against Britain, in Vancouver, on Sunday, September 19, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Canadian men fall to Britain in rugby sevens quarterfinal

The best the host men can finish in Vancouver is fifth

Canada’s Josiah Morra, second right, runs with the ball during HSBC Canada Sevens quarterfinal rugby action against Britain, in Vancouver, on Sunday, September 19, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck