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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)
Gurjinder Bhurji (left) and Hardip Jhaj are among organizers of the Run Surrey Run event. (File photo: Tom Zillich)

‘Run Surrey Run’ will kick off as a virtual event this spring

For 2021, registration is limited to 2,000 participants, for $25 each

Gurjinder Bhurji (left) and Hardip Jhaj are among organizers of the Run Surrey Run event. (File photo: Tom Zillich)
Laurent Brossoit interviewed on Sportsnet Friday night (Feb. 19).
Laurent Brossoit interviewed on Sportsnet Friday night (Feb. 19).
The Tour de White Rock, along with the other BC Superweek races, has been cancelled for 2021. (File photo)

Tour de White Rock, Delta cycling races cancelled for 2021

BC Superweek will not return until 2022 ‘at the earliest’ organizers say

The Tour de White Rock, along with the other BC Superweek races, has been cancelled for 2021. (File photo)
Former White Rock Triton Tate Dearing will pitch this summer with the Kamloops NorthPaws of the WCL. (Polk State College photo)

Former White Rock Triton joins WCL’s Kamloops NorthPaws

Tate Dearing to pitch for collegiate summer league expansion franchise

Former White Rock Triton Tate Dearing will pitch this summer with the Kamloops NorthPaws of the WCL. (Polk State College photo)
Semiahmoo Rock

Three Semiahmoo Rock alums picked in Western Lacrosse Association draft

‘His dad would have been so proud’ of Aidan Ellis’ WLA selection

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BCHL

BCHL season delayed once more, but league still hopes to play

The junior A league isn’t ready to sink the season, which is now pushed back into March

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Former Surrey Eagles captain Hudson Schandor (left) has been named the NCAA Hockey East Conference’s Rookie of the Week. (Garrett James photo)

Pair of former Eagles earn NCAA accolades

Hudson Schandor named Hockey East Rookie of the Week; Ashton Calder among Hobey Baker contenders

Former Surrey Eagles captain Hudson Schandor (left) has been named the NCAA Hockey East Conference’s Rookie of the Week. (Garrett James photo)
Surrey’s Caleb Reimer in Edmonton Oil Kings colours. The junior hockey team is among five Alberta-based WHL squads planning to play games starting Feb. 26. (Photo: oilkings.ca)

Quarantined for now, Surrey prospect ‘fortunate’ to play WHL games in Alberta soon

Edmonton Oil Kings draft pick Caleb Reimer has skated with Delta Hockey Academy team this winter

Surrey’s Caleb Reimer in Edmonton Oil Kings colours. The junior hockey team is among five Alberta-based WHL squads planning to play games starting Feb. 26. (Photo: oilkings.ca)