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Fans wave Canadian flags before Canada and Curacao play a CONCACAF Nations League soccer match, in Vancouver, B.C., Thursday, June 9, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Honduras trips Canada 2-1 in CONCACAF Nations League soccer play

Canada controlled the ball, but it wasn’t enough in match in Honduras

Fans wave Canadian flags before Canada and Curacao play a CONCACAF Nations League soccer match, in Vancouver, B.C., Thursday, June 9, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) shoots against Boston Celtics centre Al Horford during the first half of Game 5 of basketball’s NBA Finals in San Francisco, Monday, June 13, 2022. (AP Photo/Jed Jacobsohn)
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) shoots against Boston Celtics centre Al Horford during the first half of Game 5 of basketball’s NBA Finals in San Francisco, Monday, June 13, 2022. (AP Photo/Jed Jacobsohn)
The Vancouver Canucks have signed defenceman Filip Johansson to a two-year entry-level contract. Filip Johansson, left, of Sweden, is greeted by NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman after being selected by the Minnesota Wild during the NHL hockey draft in Dallas, Friday, June 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth)

Canucks sign defenceman Filip Johansson to two-year entry-level contract

Player originally selected by Minnesota in the first round, 24th overall, at the 2018 NHL draft

The Vancouver Canucks have signed defenceman Filip Johansson to a two-year entry-level contract. Filip Johansson, left, of Sweden, is greeted by NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman after being selected by the Minnesota Wild during the NHL hockey draft in Dallas, Friday, June 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth)
B.C. Lions quarterback Nathan Rourke (12) is pushed out of bounds by Edmonton Elks’ Jalen Collins as he runs with the ball during the first half of CFL football game in Vancouver, on Saturday, June 11, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
B.C. Lions quarterback Nathan Rourke (12) is pushed out of bounds by Edmonton Elks’ Jalen Collins as he runs with the ball during the first half of CFL football game in Vancouver, on Saturday, June 11, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Tampa Bay Lightning centre Steven Stamkos, middle, celebrates his goal against the New York Rangers with Jan Rutta, right and Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Ondrej Palat, left, during the second period in Game 6 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs Eastern Conference finals, Saturday, June 11, 2022, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)
Tampa Bay Lightning centre Steven Stamkos, middle, celebrates his goal against the New York Rangers with Jan Rutta, right and Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Ondrej Palat, left, during the second period in Game 6 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs Eastern Conference finals, Saturday, June 11, 2022, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)
Alysha Newman competes at the Johnny Loaring Classic in Windsor, Ont. on May 21. (Geoff Robins, Mundo Sport Images/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Road to Langley: Pole vaulter finds new groove

Olympian uses recovery time from concussion to discover new passion – heptathlon

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Alysha Newman competes at the Johnny Loaring Classic in Windsor, Ont. on May 21. (Geoff Robins, Mundo Sport Images/Special to Langley Advance Times)
The 7 Generations Cup is a skateboarding competition that started on Friday, June 10. The ticketed event is scheduled to run until Sunday, June 12 at Langley Events Centre, and is open to the public. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)

Skateboarders flying from around the globe to Lower Mainland

Competitors prepare for first-ever ‘7 Generations Cup’ underway at Langley Events Centre

The 7 Generations Cup is a skateboarding competition that started on Friday, June 10. The ticketed event is scheduled to run until Sunday, June 12 at Langley Events Centre, and is open to the public. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)
B.C. Lions quarterback Nathan Rourke knows that taking over the starter spot isn't going to be easy. Not only is the 24-year-old Ohio product under the spotlight as a rare Canadian QB, he's also stepping into a role vacated by Michael Reilly, the man who led the league in passing last season. Rourke passes during the first half of a pre-season CFL football game against the Saskatchewan Roughriders in Vancouver, B.C., Friday, June 3, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

B.C. Lions look to capitalize on continuity heading into 2022 campaign

Nathan Rourke steps in at QB after Michael Reilly retired in January after 11 CFL seasons

B.C. Lions quarterback Nathan Rourke knows that taking over the starter spot isn't going to be easy. Not only is the 24-year-old Ohio product under the spotlight as a rare Canadian QB, he's also stepping into a role vacated by Michael Reilly, the man who led the league in passing last season. Rourke passes during the first half of a pre-season CFL football game against the Saskatchewan Roughriders in Vancouver, B.C., Friday, June 3, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Canada’s Alphonso Davies celebrates his penalty kick goal against Curacao during the first half of a CONCACAF Nations League soccer match, in Vancouver, on Thursday, June 9, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Davies scores 2, Canada tops Curaçao 4-0 in CONCACAF Nations League play

Steven Vitoria and Lucas Cavallini each added a goal for winners

Canada’s Alphonso Davies celebrates his penalty kick goal against Curacao during the first half of a CONCACAF Nations League soccer match, in Vancouver, on Thursday, June 9, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Tampa Bay Lightning centre Ross Colton (79) and defenceman Victor Hedman (77) celebrate with defenceman Mikhail Sergachev (98) after Sergachev scored a goal against the New York Rangers during the second period in Game 5 of the NHL Hockey Stanley Cup playoffs Eastern Conference Finals, Thursday, June 9, 2022, in New York (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
Tampa Bay Lightning centre Ross Colton (79) and defenceman Victor Hedman (77) celebrate with defenceman Mikhail Sergachev (98) after Sergachev scored a goal against the New York Rangers during the second period in Game 5 of the NHL Hockey Stanley Cup playoffs Eastern Conference Finals, Thursday, June 9, 2022, in New York (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
Canadian national men’s soccer team forward Alphonso Davies, centre, stands with his teammates during a training session for a CONCACAF Nations League match against Curacao in Vancouver on Tuesday, June 7, 2022. After a drama-filled week away from the field, Canada’s men’s soccer team will finally take the field in front of hometown fans again tonight. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Canada national soccer team takes on Curaçao today as contract talks continue

B.C. Place hosts CONCACAF Nations League match as sides attempt to address concerns

Canadian national men’s soccer team forward Alphonso Davies, centre, stands with his teammates during a training session for a CONCACAF Nations League match against Curacao in Vancouver on Tuesday, June 7, 2022. After a drama-filled week away from the field, Canada’s men’s soccer team will finally take the field in front of hometown fans again tonight. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Former Vancouver Whitecaps and Canada U-20 women's soccer coach Bob Birarda arrives at provincial court for a sentencing hearing in North Vancouver, B.C., on Wednesday, June 8, 2022. Birarda pleaded guilty in February to three counts of sexual assault and one count of touching a young person for a sexual purpose. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Crown seeks 2-year sentence for former Whitecaps coach’s sex offences

Offences involving four different people took place between 1988 and 2008

Former Vancouver Whitecaps and Canada U-20 women's soccer coach Bob Birarda arrives at provincial court for a sentencing hearing in North Vancouver, B.C., on Wednesday, June 8, 2022. Birarda pleaded guilty in February to three counts of sexual assault and one count of touching a young person for a sexual purpose. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Erin Brooks is carried out of the surf after winning the Girls U-16 Final on June 5. (Sean Evans / ISA photo)

Canada wins historic Junior surf medal at an international competition

Erin Brooks, 14, nabs Gold for Team Canada at the ISA World Junior Championships in El Salvador

Erin Brooks is carried out of the surf after winning the Girls U-16 Final on June 5. (Sean Evans / ISA photo)
Tampa Bay Lightning head coach Jon Cooper directs players on the ice during the second period in Game 4 of the NHL Hockey Stanley Cup playoffs Eastern Conference finals against the New York Rangers, Tuesday, June 7, 2022, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)
Tampa Bay Lightning head coach Jon Cooper directs players on the ice during the second period in Game 4 of the NHL Hockey Stanley Cup playoffs Eastern Conference finals against the New York Rangers, Tuesday, June 7, 2022, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)
Team Canada forward Marie-Philip Poulin (29) celebrates with her gold medal after defeating the United States in women's hockey gold medal game action at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing on Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022. The National Hockey League club announced Tuesday that Poulin, a four-time Olympic medallist with Canada’s national women’s hockey team, is joining the team as a part-time player development consultant. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Canadiens hire Olympic hero Marie-Philip Poulin as player development consultant

Women’s hockey star will hold the job while continuing to play with Canada’s national team

Team Canada forward Marie-Philip Poulin (29) celebrates with her gold medal after defeating the United States in women's hockey gold medal game action at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing on Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022. The National Hockey League club announced Tuesday that Poulin, a four-time Olympic medallist with Canada’s national women’s hockey team, is joining the team as a part-time player development consultant. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
A Canada soccer logo is seen on Alphonso Davies in Vancouver, B.C., Sunday, March 24, 2019. A planned training session for Canada’s men’s soccer team was scrapped Friday amid ongoing discussions about player compensation. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Canada men back at practice after meeting with soccer federation

Canada set to play Thursday a week after refusing to play scheduled match due to a labour dispute

A Canada soccer logo is seen on Alphonso Davies in Vancouver, B.C., Sunday, March 24, 2019. A planned training session for Canada’s men’s soccer team was scrapped Friday amid ongoing discussions about player compensation. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Colorado Avalanche’s Gabriel Landeskog (92), Artturi Lehkonen (62), Kurtis MacDermid (56) and Nathan MacKinnon (29) celebrate a goal against the Edmonton Oilers during third period NHL conference finals action in Edmonton on Monday, June 6, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Colorado Avalanche’s Gabriel Landeskog (92), Artturi Lehkonen (62), Kurtis MacDermid (56) and Nathan MacKinnon (29) celebrate a goal against the Edmonton Oilers during third period NHL conference finals action in Edmonton on Monday, June 6, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
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BCHL adopts franchise scorecard at AGM

The scorecard will measure the strengths and weaknesses of each team, so improvements can be made

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Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price warms up prior to an NHL hockey game against the New York Islanders in Montreal, Friday, April 15, 2022. Price is the winner of the 2022 Bill Masterton Trophy. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Canadiens’ Price wins Masterton for perseverance, dedication

B.C. hockey icon shook off knee surgery and a substance problem this year

Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price warms up prior to an NHL hockey game against the New York Islanders in Montreal, Friday, April 15, 2022. Price is the winner of the 2022 Bill Masterton Trophy. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
New York Rangers goaltender Igor Shesterkin (31) makes a wave on a deflection by Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Ondrej Palat (18) during the second period in Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs Eastern Conference finals Sunday, June 5, 2022, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)

Palat scores late, Lightning beat Rangers 3-2 in Game 3

New York leads Tampa Bay 2-1 in Eastern Conference final

New York Rangers goaltender Igor Shesterkin (31) makes a wave on a deflection by Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Ondrej Palat (18) during the second period in Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs Eastern Conference finals Sunday, June 5, 2022, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)