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Hockey broadcaster Jim Hughson, left, a South Surrey resident, interviews Vancouver Canucks head coach Travis Green at the 2019 Nite of Champions gala. (Tom Zillich photo)

KidSport’s Nite of Champions gala to go virtual for 2021

Shea Weber, Travis Green and Scott Neidermayer to be among speakers at March 9 event

Hockey broadcaster Jim Hughson, left, a South Surrey resident, interviews Vancouver Canucks head coach Travis Green at the 2019 Nite of Champions gala. (Tom Zillich photo)
Surrey-raised Jesse Lawson in action with Carleton Ravens during the 50th annual Panda Football Game in 2018. (submitted photo)

A year later than hoped, Surrey’s Lawson is game-ready for rookie CFL season with Riders

Sullivan Heights grad, now 25, was drafted out of Carleton last spring

Surrey-raised Jesse Lawson in action with Carleton Ravens during the 50th annual Panda Football Game in 2018. (submitted photo)
Semiahmoo Minor Hockey Association was named the winner of PCAHA’s Fred Page Memorial Award for the 2019-‘20 season. (Semiahmoo Hockey photo)

Semiahmoo Minor Hockey named PCAHA’s association of the year

Award recognizes on- and off-ice succes during the 2019-‘20 hockey season

Semiahmoo Minor Hockey Association was named the winner of PCAHA’s Fred Page Memorial Award for the 2019-‘20 season. (Semiahmoo Hockey photo)
With hockey season over and school online, South Surrey resident Mason Smith used his free time to start an online business, Dane Cutlery. (Contributed photo)

South Surrey hockey player cuts through boredom by starting online business

Stuck at home due to COVID-19 lockdown, Mason Smith creates Dane Cutlery

With hockey season over and school online, South Surrey resident Mason Smith used his free time to start an online business, Dane Cutlery. (Contributed photo)
Surrey Eagles goaltender Tommy Scarfone has agreed to a scholarship with the Rochester Institute of Technology. (Garrett James photo)

Surrey Eagles goaltender nets NCAA scholarship

Tommy Scarfone to play at Rochester Institute of Technology next season

Surrey Eagles goaltender Tommy Scarfone has agreed to a scholarship with the Rochester Institute of Technology. (Garrett James photo)
In September 2018, former Vancouver Canucks player Dave Babych tees off at Northview Golf & Country Club in Surrey during the 35th annual Jake Milford Charity Invitational tournament. (File photo: Tom Zillich)

No ‘shotguns’ or banquets: Surrey golf courses pitch COVID-safe tournaments for 2021

With spring on the way, course operators book tournaments that will involve ‘tweaks and adjustments’

In September 2018, former Vancouver Canucks player Dave Babych tees off at Northview Golf & Country Club in Surrey during the 35th annual Jake Milford Charity Invitational tournament. (File photo: Tom Zillich)
BC School Sports is set to hold a basketball ‘Pandemic Challenge’ for the province’s student-athletes. (File photo)
BC School Sports is set to hold a basketball ‘Pandemic Challenge’ for the province’s student-athletes. (File photo)
Record-setting high jumper Emma de Boer, who lives in Cloverdale and attends Holy Cross Regional High School in Fleetwood, will train and study architecture at the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn) next fall. (submitted photo)

Surrey jumper on a high after recruitment by UPenn track team

High jumper Emma de Boer aims to leave Cloverdale for Philadelphia next fall

Record-setting high jumper Emma de Boer, who lives in Cloverdale and attends Holy Cross Regional High School in Fleetwood, will train and study architecture at the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn) next fall. (submitted photo)
Tyler Tardi will serve as a fifth on Team Laycock at the 2021 Tim Hortons Brier. (Black Press Media file photo)

Tyler Tardi to serve as alternate for B.C. team at Brier

Langley/Cloverdale curler to serve as ‘fifth’ on Team Laycock at Calgary-hosted championships

Tyler Tardi will serve as a fifth on Team Laycock at the 2021 Tim Hortons Brier. (Black Press Media file photo)
North Surrey Minor Football players in action. The club is among Surrey-area recipients of the B.C. government’s Local Sport Relief Fund. (File photo)

COVID ‘relief’ funding for some sports groups in Surrey, White Rock, Delta

‘Without financial support, these clubs are at risk of closure,’ says B.C. government

North Surrey Minor Football players in action. The club is among Surrey-area recipients of the B.C. government’s Local Sport Relief Fund. (File photo)
With the BCHL season stalled, South Surrey’s John Evans has left the West Kelowna Warriors and joined the USHL’s Dubuque Fighting Saints. (Photo courtesy of Dubuque Fighting Saints)

With hockey season stalled at home, South Surrey BCHLer leaves for U.S.

‘That’s the most important thing – to be able to play,’ says Evans on move to Dubuque Fighting Saints

With the BCHL season stalled, South Surrey’s John Evans has left the West Kelowna Warriors and joined the USHL’s Dubuque Fighting Saints. (Photo courtesy of Dubuque Fighting Saints)
Surrey-raised forward Jujhar Khaira in action with Edmonton Oilers. (Photo: nhl.com)

Q&A: Surrey’s Jujhar Khaira credits parents for their hard work on his path to NHL

Port Kells-raised player talks about his journey to pro hockey with Edmonton Oilers

Surrey-raised forward Jujhar Khaira in action with Edmonton Oilers. (Photo: nhl.com)
Ben Fontaine, Ante Zlomislic and Luke Roberts have committed to the Surrey Eagles for the 2021-‘22 season. (Photos courtesy of Surrey Eagles)

Surrey Eagles ink trio of major-midget teammates for 2021-‘22 season

Ben Fontaine, Ante Zlomislic and Luke Roberts join team from Vancouver NE Chiefs

Ben Fontaine, Ante Zlomislic and Luke Roberts have committed to the Surrey Eagles for the 2021-‘22 season. (Photos courtesy of Surrey Eagles)
The cover of Golf 101 with Bob Dimpleton (left), an instructional book created by South Surrey golf pro Mark Kuhn (inset). Right, a page from the book detailing what to do if your ball lands on the cart path. (Contributed images)

South Surrey golf pro releases new edition of popular instructional book

Mark Kuhn’s Dimpleton family returns in updated Golf 101 e-book

The cover of Golf 101 with Bob Dimpleton (left), an instructional book created by South Surrey golf pro Mark Kuhn (inset). Right, a page from the book detailing what to do if your ball lands on the cart path. (Contributed images)
Surrey Lacrosse Association president Sean Reid (left) and wife Angie (right) with their kids Leland, Cameron, Evan and Taya. (submitted photo)

Surrey Rebels open registration with plans for ‘skills and drills’ season of box lacrosse

Last spring, the timing of the pandemic hit the game particularly hard

Surrey Lacrosse Association president Sean Reid (left) and wife Angie (right) with their kids Leland, Cameron, Evan and Taya. (submitted photo)
Semiahmoo Rock

Record-setting 10 Semiahmoo Rock players selected in B.C. junior lacrosse draft

Kaleb Borg is the highest Rock player selected, going in the second round to the Coquitlam Adanacs

Semiahmoo Rock
Sara Groenewegen and many of her teammates on the Canadian national women’s fastpitch team have relied on help from the Canadian Athletes Now Fund, which has struggled financially during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Contributed photo)

Former White Rock Renegade aims to help athlete-funding program as Olympics near

‘I would not be able to chase this Olympic dream without the help of CAN Fund,’ says Sara Groenewegen

Sara Groenewegen and many of her teammates on the Canadian national women’s fastpitch team have relied on help from the Canadian Athletes Now Fund, which has struggled financially during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Contributed photo)
The White Rock Tritons baseball team has been training indoors – under strict protocols – this winter, in advance of the 2021 BC Premier Baseball League season, which is scheduled to begin in April. (Contributed photo)

White Rock Tritons ‘ready to go’ as new, modified BCPBL season nears

BC Premier Baseball League’s 2020 season was wiped out due to COVID-19

The White Rock Tritons baseball team has been training indoors – under strict protocols – this winter, in advance of the 2021 BC Premier Baseball League season, which is scheduled to begin in April. (Contributed photo)
BCHL

BCHL delays start of the season as provincial health orders remain in place

The junior A league has been forced to abandon a plan to start in mid-January

BCHL
Players on a court at Surrey Tennis Centre on Wednesday, Jan. 6. (Photo: Tom Zillich)

‘Busiest we’ve ever been’: Tennis has some bounce in Surrey during COVID-19

Operators of tennis centre on 144th prepare to open a third facility, this one in Langley

Players on a court at Surrey Tennis Centre on Wednesday, Jan. 6. (Photo: Tom Zillich)