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The Surrey Eagles dropped a 4-3 game in overtime to the Coquitlam Express Wednesday. (Damon James photo)

Surrey Eagles fall to Express in overtime

BCHL squad return to action this weekend with games against Coquitam, Powell River

The Surrey Eagles dropped a 4-3 game in overtime to the Coquitlam Express Wednesday. (Damon James photo)
Rich Goulet receives a volunteer award from then Prime Minister Stephen Harper. (Contributed)

Petition for Rich Goulet gymnasium keeps growing

More than 4,200 seek honour for Pitt Meadows basketball coach

Rich Goulet receives a volunteer award from then Prime Minister Stephen Harper. (Contributed)
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)
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Surrey coaches Kroeger, Adams are two of three B.C. award winners

An official announcement will be made in a week or two, and award winners have been notified

(Photo: viasport.ca/coaching/coach-year-awards)
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BCHL stays tight-lipped about reasons for leaving Canadian Junior Hockey League

The BCHL retains affiliation with Hockey Canada and BC Hockey, but isn’t saying what comes next

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Alberni Valley’s Brandon Buhr narrowly misses scoring his second goal of the Bulldogs’ BC Hockey League game against Victoria Grizzlies in the first period Friday, April 2, 2021. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

BC Hockey League submits notice to withdraw from CJHL

Canadian Junior ‘A’ League announces B.C. circuit’s intentions in short statement

Alberni Valley’s Brandon Buhr narrowly misses scoring his second goal of the Bulldogs’ BC Hockey League game against Victoria Grizzlies in the first period Friday, April 2, 2021. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
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)
Surrey Eagles winger Alec Saretzky screens Coquitlam Express netminder Dylan Kruss during a BCHL game last weekend. (Damon James photo)

Rookie forward leads Surrey Eagles to victory over Express

Tio D’Addario scores twice, including once shorthanded, in 5-4 win

Surrey Eagles winger Alec Saretzky screens Coquitlam Express netminder Dylan Kruss during a BCHL game last weekend. (Damon James photo)
Surrey-raised fighter Jeremy Kennedy in a Bellator MMA photo.
Surrey-raised fighter Jeremy Kennedy in a Bellator MMA photo.
Christian Fitzgerald and his Surrey Eagles teammates scored a 5-1 win over the Coquitlam Express Friday, in the opening game of the BCHL’s 2021 hub season. (Damon James photo)

Surrey Eagles derail Express to win first game of BCHL’s ‘hub season’

Eagles followed up with 5-2 loss to Powell River Kings Sunday in Burnaby

Christian Fitzgerald and his Surrey Eagles teammates scored a 5-1 win over the Coquitlam Express Friday, in the opening game of the BCHL’s 2021 hub season. (Damon James photo)
After 21 months without getting his hair cut, White Rock Whalers forward Sam Dowell chopped off his locks, and will donate the hair to Wigs for Kids B.C. (Alistair Burns photo)

White Rock Whalers’ forward donates hair to Wigs for Kids

‘I thought if I was to grow it, I might as well do it for a good cause,’ Sam Dowell says

After 21 months without getting his hair cut, White Rock Whalers forward Sam Dowell chopped off his locks, and will donate the hair to Wigs for Kids B.C. (Alistair Burns photo)
The Chilliwack Chiefs and Coquitlam Express will finally play games in early April as the BCHL squeezes in a shortened 20 game season. Just-announced provincial funding may help the junior A league offset financial losses caused by the COVID pandemic. (Darren Francis photo)

Province provides relief funding for amateur sport

The government is directing $15 million to teams/leagues impacted by the COVID pandemic

The Chilliwack Chiefs and Coquitlam Express will finally play games in early April as the BCHL squeezes in a shortened 20 game season. Just-announced provincial funding may help the junior A league offset financial losses caused by the COVID pandemic. (Darren Francis photo)
South Surrrey golfer Adam Svensson won the Club Car Championship in a playoff Sunday. (Stan Badz/PGA Tour photo)

South Surrey’s Svensson inches closer to PGA return after win on Korn Ferry Tour

Earl Marriott Secondary grad wins Club Car Championship in playoff Sunday

South Surrrey golfer Adam Svensson won the Club Car Championship in a playoff Sunday. (Stan Badz/PGA Tour photo)
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Surrey gymnasts leap to compete during pandemic with help of video camera

‘We’re finding a way to make it happen for the kids during a pretty difficult year,’ coach says

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South Surrey pitcher Paige Scott is will play next season at Alabama A&M University after committing to the NCAA Div. 1 school in late 2020. (Contributed photo)

Well-travelled South Surrey pitcher signs to play in NCAA

Elgin Park Secondary’s Paige Scott set to join Alabama A&M University softball program

South Surrey pitcher Paige Scott is will play next season at Alabama A&M University after committing to the NCAA Div. 1 school in late 2020. (Contributed photo)
From left, Surrey-area athletes Uyi Ologhola, Kiera Van Ryk, Jasneet Nijjar and Lynn Kanuka are among Sport BC Athlete of the Year award winners this year. (submitted/file photos)

Surrey athletes, coach shine during delayed Sport BC Athlete of the Year awards

‘Virtual video’ ceremony Thursday recognized the 2020 award winners

From left, Surrey-area athletes Uyi Ologhola, Kiera Van Ryk, Jasneet Nijjar and Lynn Kanuka are among Sport BC Athlete of the Year award winners this year. (submitted/file photos)
Pacific Sea Wolves swimmer Matthew Cao, 10, won eight medals and broke 10 club records at Swim BC Divisional Championships, a virtual event held in B.C. earlier this month. (Contributed photo)

South Surrey swimmers score medals, break records at virtual meet

Swim BC Divisional Championships held earlier this month

Pacific Sea Wolves swimmer Matthew Cao, 10, won eight medals and broke 10 club records at Swim BC Divisional Championships, a virtual event held in B.C. earlier this month. (Contributed photo)
Semiahmoo Secondary graduate Alexa Porpaczy, who now competes at the University of Arizona, set a new personal-best mark when she cleared the bar at 1.83 m last weekend at the Willie Williams Classic in Tucson, Ariz. (University of Arizona photo)

South Surrey high-jumper sets personal-best mark at NCAA meet

Alexa Porpaczy among top-ranked high-jumpers in NCAA and Canada

Semiahmoo Secondary graduate Alexa Porpaczy, who now competes at the University of Arizona, set a new personal-best mark when she cleared the bar at 1.83 m last weekend at the Willie Williams Classic in Tucson, Ariz. (University of Arizona photo)
Brandon Santa Juana, right, with fellow Surrey Eagles players in 2019. (File photo: Garrett James)

Surrey Eagles’ 20-game ‘pod’ season in Burnaby starts April 2

On just-released BCHL schedule, 16 teams will each play 20 games this spring

Brandon Santa Juana, right, with fellow Surrey Eagles players in 2019. (File photo: Garrett James)
Members of a team jump for joy after winning a soccer bowling-type drill during a She Can clinic hosted by Surrey FC association at Newton Athletic Park on Monday afternoon (March 22). The spring break camp aims to get more Surrey-area girls playing the game. (Photo: Tom Zillich)

Surrey FC’s soccer goals: Nationals, BCSPL start, and getting more girls to play the game

Newton-based club named host of national championships, launches She Can program

Members of a team jump for joy after winning a soccer bowling-type drill during a She Can clinic hosted by Surrey FC association at Newton Athletic Park on Monday afternoon (March 22). The spring break camp aims to get more Surrey-area girls playing the game. (Photo: Tom Zillich)