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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

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

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)
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
Team Saskatchewan skip Matt Dunstone directs his teammates as he plays Team Northern Ontario at the Brier in Calgary, Alta., on March 13, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Road to Canada’s Olympic curling trials crowded in Ottawa tournaments

The men’s and women’s champions in Saskatoon will wear the Maple Leaf in team curling in Beijing

Team Saskatchewan skip Matt Dunstone directs his teammates as he plays Team Northern Ontario at the Brier in Calgary, Alta., on March 13, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Canada’s Ciaran Breen, front, is tackled by Germany’s John Dawe during HSBC Canada Sevens rugby action, in Vancouver, B.C., Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Canada 2nd in rugby sevens pool with 2-1 record, meets Great Britain in quarterfinal

Canada will face Great Britain in Sunday’s quarterfinal while the U.S. plays Kenya

Canada’s Ciaran Breen, front, is tackled by Germany’s John Dawe during HSBC Canada Sevens rugby action, in Vancouver, B.C., Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
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
BCHL

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

BCHL
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
Brandon O’Connor (left) and the Valley Huskers have cracked the Canadian Junior Football League’s national Top 10 ranking, checking in at No. 9. (Crazy Bees Photography)

Chilliwack’s Valley Huskers crack Canadian Junior Football League national top 10

The Huskers are one of three BC Football Conference teams on the list, checking in at No. 9

Brandon O’Connor (left) and the Valley Huskers have cracked the Canadian Junior Football League’s national Top 10 ranking, checking in at No. 9. (Crazy Bees Photography)
G.W. Graham’s Sam Mannes carries the ball against the St. Thomas More Knights in a recent senior varsity preseason football game. G.W.G.’s Grizzlies prevailed 14-12. (JT Hew photo)

GW Graham football Grizzlies ranked among best in B.C. and Canada

Head coach Luke Acheson said the team celebrated the good news, then quickly got back to work

G.W. Graham’s Sam Mannes carries the ball against the St. Thomas More Knights in a recent senior varsity preseason football game. G.W.G.’s Grizzlies prevailed 14-12. (JT Hew photo)
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)
Giants have acquired 2002-born goaltender Will Gurski from the Winnipeg ICE. The trade was announced Tuesday, Sept. 14. (Vancouver Giants)

VIDEO: Vancouver Giants announce deal for goalie Will Gurski

A return to B.C. for Duncan resident after playing in Winnipeg

Giants have acquired 2002-born goaltender Will Gurski from the Winnipeg ICE. The trade was announced Tuesday, Sept. 14. (Vancouver Giants)
Valley Huskers

Valley Husker kicker Ethan Homan wins CJFL Player of the Week award

Homan was the CJFL pick for BC Football Conference Special Teams Player of the Week

Valley Huskers
Chilliwack Jets River Fahey (No. 10) and John Lee (No. 22) congratulate Wyatt Dyck after his goal against the Ridge Meadows Flames in last weekend’s home opener at the Sardis Sports Complex. (Chilliwack Jets photo)

Chilliwack Jets shoot down Abbotsford Pilots in PJHL season opener

Two nights later the Jets improved to 2-0 with a shutout win over the Ridge Meadows Flames

Chilliwack Jets River Fahey (No. 10) and John Lee (No. 22) congratulate Wyatt Dyck after his goal against the Ridge Meadows Flames in last weekend’s home opener at the Sardis Sports Complex. (Chilliwack Jets photo)