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On Jan. 4, 2020, Surrey-raised Brenden Pentecost of the Vancouver Giants skates a solo lap at the beginning of warm up to commemorate his first game in the WHL against the Kelowna Rockets at Prospera Place, in Kelowna. (File photo: Marissa Baecker/Shoot the Breeze)

Surrey roomies Pentecost, Sourdif prep for WHL Giants’ season start Friday in Kamloops

Cloverdale kid among eight D-men on the G-men for spring sched ahead

On Jan. 4, 2020, Surrey-raised Brenden Pentecost of the Vancouver Giants skates a solo lap at the beginning of warm up to commemorate his first game in the WHL against the Kelowna Rockets at Prospera Place, in Kelowna. (File photo: Marissa Baecker/Shoot the Breeze)
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BCHL will have three teams playing in Burnaby during shortened season

The league announced five pod locations as the junior A league prepares to play in early April

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Former Surrey Eagles captain Paul McAvoy was recently recognized for his academic success at Colgate University. (Garrett James photo)

Former Surrey Eagles honoured for academic excellence in NCAA

Players among nearly 50 BC Hockey League alums named to all-academic teams

Former Surrey Eagles captain Paul McAvoy was recently recognized for his academic success at Colgate University. (Garrett James photo)
Former White Rock Triton Marshal Luiz currently plays at Jackson State University in the U.S. (Garrett James photo)

‘Awesome’ to see White Rock Triton alumni excelling in collegiate baseball

U.S.-based players are on the field, while former Tritons in Canada continue to wait for green light

Former White Rock Triton Marshal Luiz currently plays at Jackson State University in the U.S. (Garrett James photo)
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Delta Triathlon returns as virtual event

Participants must book a time slot at Ladner Outdoor Pool, complete run and bike legs May 1-16

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Surrey Eagles head coach Cam Keith said his players are ‘absolutely thrilled’ at the opportunity to play a shortened BCHL season beginning in April. (Garrett James photo)

Surrey Eagles ‘absolutely thrilled’ with announcement of BCHL season

Junior ‘A’ hockey league set to return to play in early April

Surrey Eagles head coach Cam Keith said his players are ‘absolutely thrilled’ at the opportunity to play a shortened BCHL season beginning in April. (Garrett James photo)
Sports broadcaster Rob Fai does a Canucks post-game show at Surrey’s Hubcast studio. (submitted photo)

Surrey studio a hub for Canucks talk with broadcasters booted by TSN 1040 sports radio

Rob Fai’s ‘The Nation’ is streamed from Peter Young’s facility in rural Port Kells

Sports broadcaster Rob Fai does a Canucks post-game show at Surrey’s Hubcast studio. (submitted photo)
The BC Hockey League announced a shortened 2021 season will begin in early April, following approval from the league’s board of governors and the provincial health office. (Damon James photo)

BC Hockey League announces shortened season will begin in April

Junior ‘A’ hockey league board of governors approve season following green light from province

The BC Hockey League announced a shortened 2021 season will begin in early April, following approval from the league’s board of governors and the provincial health office. (Damon James photo)
Shane Lovas (right) stands next to his truck in the parking lot of Centennial Arena in White Rock while his 10-year-old son Tanner gears up for a practice with his atom hockey team last month. (Aaron Hinks photo)

COVID-19: ‘I would’ve liked to have seen them play’

Pandemic has affected parents and coaches as well as athletes

Shane Lovas (right) stands next to his truck in the parking lot of Centennial Arena in White Rock while his 10-year-old son Tanner gears up for a practice with his atom hockey team last month. (Aaron Hinks photo)
Hockey Night in Canada broadcaster Jim Hughson speaks with Montreal Canadiens Shea Weber (centre) and Brendan Gallagher (right) during the Nite of Champions virtual gala. (Contributed photo)

KidSport BC’s virtual Nite of Champions gala raises more than $100,000

‘We are very grateful and very appreciative of everybody’s commitment,’: chapter president

Hockey Night in Canada broadcaster Jim Hughson speaks with Montreal Canadiens Shea Weber (centre) and Brendan Gallagher (right) during the Nite of Champions virtual gala. (Contributed photo)
The Pacific Junior Hockey League has decided to cancel the rest of the 2020-‘21 season, following a league-wide conference call Monday night. (Jody Harris photo)

PJHL cancels rest of its junior ‘B’ hockey season

‘Everyone did all that they could do’ to save season, said White Rock Whalers owner

The Pacific Junior Hockey League has decided to cancel the rest of the 2020-‘21 season, following a league-wide conference call Monday night. (Jody Harris photo)
South Surrey’s Kirk Arsenault has started a new company, Str8laced, that sells cleat wraps that aim to keep athletes’ shoes from coming untied during games and practices. (Contributed photo)

South Surrey sports equipment entrepreneur tying up loose ends before Alberta move

Str8laced wraps keep laces from coming loose in the middle of play, says Kirk Arsenault

South Surrey’s Kirk Arsenault has started a new company, Str8laced, that sells cleat wraps that aim to keep athletes’ shoes from coming untied during games and practices. (Contributed photo)
Brent Seabrook in a graphic posted to the Blackhawks’ website Friday.

Injuries force Delta NHLer Seabrook to retire after three Stanley Cups in Chicago

‘It was an honor to play the game that I love, with teammates I love, in front of fans I love’

Brent Seabrook in a graphic posted to the Blackhawks’ website Friday.
Whalley Chiefs general manager Paul Hargreaves in the stands at the club's diamond at Whalley Athletic Park. (Photo: Tom Zillich)

Surrey baseball clubs prep for spring games as COVID threatens another season

‘I’m really excited about this year, because we have the troops in place,’ Whalley Chiefs GM says

Whalley Chiefs general manager Paul Hargreaves in the stands at the club's diamond at Whalley Athletic Park. (Photo: Tom Zillich)
Longtime Earl Marriott Secondary rugby coach Adam Roberts said he’s concerned that young athletes are losing motivation as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has cancelled high-school sports seasons since last spring. (Janice Croze photo)

COVID-19: Stress, lack of activity a consequence of pandemic

‘There’s nothing really driving’ students right now, says South Surrey rugby coach

Longtime Earl Marriott Secondary rugby coach Adam Roberts said he’s concerned that young athletes are losing motivation as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has cancelled high-school sports seasons since last spring. (Janice Croze photo)
The Nanaimo Clippers in action at Frank Crane Arena in early 2020. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo Clippers for sale, owner says hockey won’t be back to normal any time soon

Wes Mussio says he’s had numerous inquiries about the junior A club already

The Nanaimo Clippers in action at Frank Crane Arena in early 2020. (News Bulletin file photo)
This week, in advance of the Canadian Junior Hockey League trade deadline, the Surrey Eagles traded the playing right to Cade Alami to the Prince George Spruce Kings. Alami left the BCHL last month to play in the United States. (Damon James photo)

Surrey Eagles add, subtract from roster as junior-hockey trade deadline passes

With BC Hockey League season still up in air, team makes flurry of moves

This week, in advance of the Canadian Junior Hockey League trade deadline, the Surrey Eagles traded the playing right to Cade Alami to the Prince George Spruce Kings. Alami left the BCHL last month to play in the United States. (Damon James photo)
Longtime basketball coach Allison McNeill is worried that the COVID-19 pandemic will adversely affect high-school athletes with university athletic aspirations. (Garrett James/Langley Events Centre photo)

COVID-19: Young athletes scrambling for scholarships, opportunities amid pandemic

‘They lost their whole Grade 12 year’ says Semiahmoo basketball coach Allison McNeill

Longtime basketball coach Allison McNeill is worried that the COVID-19 pandemic will adversely affect high-school athletes with university athletic aspirations. (Garrett James/Langley Events Centre photo)
With his dad, Mark (background, centre), Elgin Park Secondary basketball coach Kirk Homenick (left) and youth coach Greg Levy (right) behind him, Elgin Park Orca Thomas Olsen signs to play next season at Thompson Rivers University. (Contributed photo)

Elgin Park Orca point guard signs with Thompson Rivers University

Thomas Olsen to play with Kamloops-based Wolfpack next season

With his dad, Mark (background, centre), Elgin Park Secondary basketball coach Kirk Homenick (left) and youth coach Greg Levy (right) behind him, Elgin Park Orca Thomas Olsen signs to play next season at Thompson Rivers University. (Contributed photo)
Surrey’s Arshdeep Bains (bottom right) and his Red Deer Rebels teammates are living in the suites at their home arena during the upcoming 24-game WHL season. (Red Deer Rebels photos)

Living at rink ‘a cool opportunity’ for Surrey’s Bains and WHL teammates

Red Deer Rebels will live at home arena during 24-game junior hockey season

Surrey’s Arshdeep Bains (bottom right) and his Red Deer Rebels teammates are living in the suites at their home arena during the upcoming 24-game WHL season. (Red Deer Rebels photos)