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New addition to the Edmonton Oilers Evander Kane speaks to media in Edmonton, Friday, Jan. 28, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Kane asks fans to keep an open mind as controversial forward joins Oilers

Kane declared bankruptcy in 2021, with more than US$26 million in debts

Vancouver Island’s Micah Zandee-Hart is competing at the Beijing Winter Olympics this year with the Canadian women’s hockey team. (Photo courtesy of the Canadian Olympic Committee)

Zandee-Hart makes B.C. hockey history with Canada’s women’s Olympic team

Vancouver Islander to make her Winter Games debut in Beijing on Feb. 3

Winnipeg Jets’ Pierre-Luc Dubois (80) looks to tip the puck past Vancouver Canucks goaltender Spencer Martin (30) as J.T. Miller (9) defends during first period NHL action in Winnipeg on Thursday, January 27, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods

J.T. Miller nets hat trick as Canucks snap skid with a 5-1 victory over Jets

Spencer Martin makes 33 saves for Vancouver to record first career victory

Honduras’ Wisdom Quaye, left, and Canada’s Cyle Larinfight for the ball during a qualifying soccer match for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022. (AP Photo/Delmer Martinez)
Honduras’ Wisdom Quaye, left, and Canada’s Cyle Larinfight for the ball during a qualifying soccer match for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022. (AP Photo/Delmer Martinez)
After an on-ice fight, South Carolina Stingrays defenseman Jordan Subban (5), left, is held by linesman Shane Gustafson while Jacksonville Icemen defenseman Jacob Panetta (15) is face-down on the ice engaged with another player during overtime of an ECHL hockey game in Jacksonville, Fla., Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022. The ECHL has suspended Panetta after the brother of longtime NHL defenseman P.K. Subban accused the Jacksonville defenseman of making “monkey gestures” in his direction. (AP Photo/Gary McCullough)
After an on-ice fight, South Carolina Stingrays defenseman Jordan Subban (5), left, is held by linesman Shane Gustafson while Jacksonville Icemen defenseman Jacob Panetta (15) is face-down on the ice engaged with another player during overtime of an ECHL hockey game in Jacksonville, Fla., Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022. The ECHL has suspended Panetta after the brother of longtime NHL defenseman P.K. Subban accused the Jacksonville defenseman of making “monkey gestures” in his direction. (AP Photo/Gary McCullough)
Abbotsford's Jake Virtanen has been charged with sexual assault. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

Ex-Vancouver Canuck Jake Virtanen charged with sexual assault

Abbotsford hockey player charged in relation to incident on Sept. 26, 2017

Abbotsford's Jake Virtanen has been charged with sexual assault. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)
The Vancouver Canucks have filled their vacant general manager position, hiring Pittsburgh Penguins assistant manger Patrik Allvin, as shown in this handout image. The three-time Stanley Cup winner becomes the 12th general manager in the franchise's history. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Vancouver Canucks

Vancouver Canucks name Penguins AGM Patrik Allvin general manager

Allvin won 3 Stanley Cups during his time with the Penguins over the past 16 seasons

The Vancouver Canucks have filled their vacant general manager position, hiring Pittsburgh Penguins assistant manger Patrik Allvin, as shown in this handout image. The three-time Stanley Cup winner becomes the 12th general manager in the franchise's history. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Vancouver Canucks
Team Canada goaltender Tony Esposito covers the net behind Team USSR’s Eugeny Zimin as Pat Stapleton looks on during the 1972 Summit Series in Toronto on Sept. 4, 1972. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter Bregg

Hockey docuseries on 1972’s legendary Canada-USSR faceoff heads to CBC

4 hour-long episodes will examine the legacy of the Cold War-era faceoff this fall

Team Canada goaltender Tony Esposito covers the net behind Team USSR’s Eugeny Zimin as Pat Stapleton looks on during the 1972 Summit Series in Toronto on Sept. 4, 1972. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter Bregg
Vancouver Canucks’ Brad Hunt, right, checks Edmonton Oilers’ Connor McDavid during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Tuesday, January 25, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Vancouver Canucks’ Brad Hunt, right, checks Edmonton Oilers’ Connor McDavid during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Tuesday, January 25, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Canada’s Owen Power (25) is stopped by Czech Republic’s goalie Jakub Malek (1) as Jan Mysak (19) defends during first period IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship action in Edmonton on Sunday, December 26, 2021. Power is among the players named to Canada’s men’s Olympic hockey team on Tuesday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Canada mixes youth and experience in quest for Olympic men’s hockey gold

Grizzled Stanley Cup winner Eric Staal and teenage 1st overall draft pick Owen Power anchor team

Canada’s Owen Power (25) is stopped by Czech Republic’s goalie Jakub Malek (1) as Jan Mysak (19) defends during first period IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship action in Edmonton on Sunday, December 26, 2021. Power is among the players named to Canada’s men’s Olympic hockey team on Tuesday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
TWU Spartans player Mason Bourcier’s triple-double against UFV, on Friday Jan. 21 at the Envision Financial Athletic Centre in Abbotsford, was the first official one in the Langley university’s program history. (TWU)

B.C. basketball player records two rare triple-doubles back-to-back

Trinity Western University’s Mason Bourcier named athlete of the week

TWU Spartans player Mason Bourcier’s triple-double against UFV, on Friday Jan. 21 at the Envision Financial Athletic Centre in Abbotsford, was the first official one in the Langley university’s program history. (TWU)
Cassie Sharpe pictured at a recent halfpipe World Cup event in Calgary. Photo by Sebastien Berthiaume / Freestyle Canada

B.C.’s Darcy Sharpe joins gold medallist sister Cassie on Canada’s Olympic team

Cassie to defend women’s ski halfpipe title; Darcy named to men’s snowboard slopestyle/big air team

Cassie Sharpe pictured at a recent halfpipe World Cup event in Calgary. Photo by Sebastien Berthiaume / Freestyle Canada
Maria Ayre sends a backhand shot on net during the Northern Capitals game against the Fraser Valley Rush. The game was planned to take place outdoors, but had to be moved indoors in Fort St. James due to high temperatures. (Aman Parhar Photo - Vanderhoof Omineca Express)

Cougars, Northern Capitals play in Fort St. James

The Northern Capitals planned outdoor game was moved indoors due to high temperatures

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Maria Ayre sends a backhand shot on net during the Northern Capitals game against the Fraser Valley Rush. The game was planned to take place outdoors, but had to be moved indoors in Fort St. James due to high temperatures. (Aman Parhar Photo - Vanderhoof Omineca Express)
Emilie Castonguay, a former player agent who played four years of hockey at Niagara University, is the first woman to be hired by the Vancouver Canucks as an assistant general manager. (Vancouver Canucks)

Vancouver Canucks hire first female assistant GM in their history

Castonguay will play a lead role in player contracts and negotiations

Emilie Castonguay, a former player agent who played four years of hockey at Niagara University, is the first woman to be hired by the Vancouver Canucks as an assistant general manager. (Vancouver Canucks)
Emily Dickson has been announced to Canada’s 2022 Biathlon team for the Beijing Winter Olympics. (Submitted photo/Black Press Media)

From Omineca Ski Club to Beijing 2022

Emily Dickson from Burns Lake is now an Olympian

Emily Dickson has been announced to Canada’s 2022 Biathlon team for the Beijing Winter Olympics. (Submitted photo/Black Press Media)
St. Louis Blues’ Robert Bortuzzo, back, checks Vancouver Canucks’ Matthew Highmore during second period NHL hockey action in Vancouver, B.C., Sunday, Jan. 23, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Faulk has 2 points as visiting St. Louis Blues trip short-handed Canucks 3-1

Vancouver club has 6 players and 2 assistant coaches in NHL’s COVID-19 protocol

St. Louis Blues’ Robert Bortuzzo, back, checks Vancouver Canucks’ Matthew Highmore during second period NHL hockey action in Vancouver, B.C., Sunday, Jan. 23, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Canada’s Mark McMorris competes during the men’s snowboard slopestyle finals at the Winter X Games on Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022, at Buttermilk in Aspen, Colo. (Kelsey Brunner/The Aspen Times via AP)

Canadian snowboarder Mark McMorris captures 10th X Games gold with slopestyle win

The 28-year-old Regina native has now won 21 X Games medals, including 10 gold

Canada’s Mark McMorris competes during the men’s snowboard slopestyle finals at the Winter X Games on Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022, at Buttermilk in Aspen, Colo. (Kelsey Brunner/The Aspen Times via AP)
Ian Jarvis scores during the Quesnel Kangaroos game on Jan. 22 against the Hazelton Wolverines. Ian and brother Eli combined for ten points in the CIHL matchup. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Quesnel line of the Jarvis brothers and Jordan Draper power Roos past Hazelton 10-2

Quesnel Kangaroos pick up another CIHL home win at the West Fraser Centre

Ian Jarvis scores during the Quesnel Kangaroos game on Jan. 22 against the Hazelton Wolverines. Ian and brother Eli combined for ten points in the CIHL matchup. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Penticton Vees’ Luc Wilson completed his three-point night, adding a goal on the powerplay to extend the Vees lead to 5-3 in the third in home ice hockey action against the Victoria Grizzlies in a game in November, 2021. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

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Penticton Vees’ Luc Wilson completed his three-point night, adding a goal on the powerplay to extend the Vees lead to 5-3 in the third in home ice hockey action against the Victoria Grizzlies in a game in November, 2021. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
Levi Brewis, of the Mackenize Nordiques finishes just ahead of 100 Mile Nordics’ Erik Lundsbye. (Kelly Sinoski photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Young Nordics compete in Teck Northern Cup Race

More than 60 competitors sign up for Teck Northern Cup Race

Levi Brewis, of the Mackenize Nordiques finishes just ahead of 100 Mile Nordics’ Erik Lundsbye. (Kelly Sinoski photo - 100 Mile Free Press)