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Hilary Knight of the USA, centre, in action, during the IIHF World Championship Women’s hockey semi-final match between USA and the Czech Republic, in Herning, Denmark, Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022. (Henning Bagger/Ritzau Scanpix via AP)

Another Canada-US final set for women’s ice hockey worlds

Canada routed Switzerland 8-1 after the Americans beat the Czech Republic 10-1.

Hilary Knight of the USA, centre, in action, during the IIHF World Championship Women’s hockey semi-final match between USA and the Czech Republic, in Herning, Denmark, Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022. (Henning Bagger/Ritzau Scanpix via AP)
A pin with the Ultimate Fighting Championship logo and a maple leaf is shown in Ottawa on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011. Canadian MMA fighter Charles Jourdain lost his bout in Paris today. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
A pin with the Ultimate Fighting Championship logo and a maple leaf is shown in Ottawa on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011. Canadian MMA fighter Charles Jourdain lost his bout in Paris today. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Janine Beckie, left, of Canada battles fort the ball with Emily Gielnik of Australia during the women’s soccer friendly between Australia and Canada at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia, Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022. (Darren England/AAP Image via AP)

Olympic champion Canada beats Australia in women’s soccer

Canada beat the Matildas 1-0 in a women’s soccer friendly on Saturday

Janine Beckie, left, of Canada battles fort the ball with Emily Gielnik of Australia during the women’s soccer friendly between Australia and Canada at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia, Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022. (Darren England/AAP Image via AP)
Vancouver Canucks’ J.T. Miller celebrates his goal during the third period of NHL hockey action against the Vegas Golden Knights, in Vancouver, B.C., Sunday, April 3, 2022. The Canucks announced over social media they’ve signed a seven year, US$56-million deal for Miller, Vancouver’s leading scorer last season with 99 points in 80 games.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Vancouver Canucks ink star forward J.T. Miller to seven-year, US$56-million deal

29-year-old was Vancouver’s leading scorer last season with 99 points

Vancouver Canucks’ J.T. Miller celebrates his goal during the third period of NHL hockey action against the Vegas Golden Knights, in Vancouver, B.C., Sunday, April 3, 2022. The Canucks announced over social media they’ve signed a seven year, US$56-million deal for Miller, Vancouver’s leading scorer last season with 99 points in 80 games.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Players from Westshore Basketball got to play on the court during halftime of the Canada versus Argentina game on Aug. 25, which took place at Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre in Victoria. (Courtesy of Brad Lidstone)

Team Canada visits West Shore basketball camp

Players ran drills, met kids and gave away tickets to their Aug. 25 game

Players from Westshore Basketball got to play on the court during halftime of the Canada versus Argentina game on Aug. 25, which took place at Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre in Victoria. (Courtesy of Brad Lidstone)
Sooke Minor Hockey Association is seeing a significant increase in the number of registered players. (File - Sooke News Mirror)

Inn Sooke, more kids lacing up for minor hockey

More than 250 players registered to play this fall

Sooke Minor Hockey Association is seeing a significant increase in the number of registered players. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
Team Canada’s Sophie de Goede lines up for a penalty kick against Team Italy during second half test match rugby action at Starlight Stadium in Langford, B.C., on Sunday, July 24, 2022. Victoria's de Goede will lead Canada at the Women's Rugby World Cup. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Coach says Canadian women are on the rise ahead of Rugby World Cup in New Zealand

Canadian women placed fifth at the last World Cup, in 2017 in Ireland

Team Canada’s Sophie de Goede lines up for a penalty kick against Team Italy during second half test match rugby action at Starlight Stadium in Langford, B.C., on Sunday, July 24, 2022. Victoria's de Goede will lead Canada at the Women's Rugby World Cup. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Saanich native Sean Ramsay celebrates after scoring a goal during a North American Hockey League game in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. The 21-year-old has signed with a Croatian club for the upcoming season. (Photo courtesy of Ian Ramsay)

Saanich native signs with Croatian hockey club for upcoming season

Sean Ramsay played for several local teams before making the cross-Atlantic move

Saanich native Sean Ramsay celebrates after scoring a goal during a North American Hockey League game in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. The 21-year-old has signed with a Croatian club for the upcoming season. (Photo courtesy of Ian Ramsay)
Leylah Fernandez, of Canada, competes against Liudmila Samsonova, of Russia, during the second round of the U.S. Open tennis championships, Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Julia Nikhinson)
Leylah Fernandez, of Canada, competes against Liudmila Samsonova, of Russia, during the second round of the U.S. Open tennis championships, Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Julia Nikhinson)
Montreal Alouettes quarterback Vernon Adams Jr.runs with the ball against the Ottawa Redblacks during second half CFL football action in Montreal, Monday, October 11, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

B.C. Lions acquire veteran quarterback Adams from Montreal Alouettes

The B.C. Lions acquired veteran quarterback Vernon Adams Jr. from the Montreal…

Montreal Alouettes quarterback Vernon Adams Jr.runs with the ball against the Ottawa Redblacks during second half CFL football action in Montreal, Monday, October 11, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
Alycia Butterworth, right, and her training partner Regan Yee. (Mark Janzen photo)

PODCAST: Parksville’s Alycia Butterworth discusses her Olympic experience

PQBeat: Steeplechase runner now has eyes on Paris Games in 2024

Alycia Butterworth, right, and her training partner Regan Yee. (Mark Janzen photo)
Cyclists compete in a past edition of the Belgian Waffle Ride, which will make its Canadian debut in the Cowichan Valley in May 2023. (Jake Orness/BWR Photo Pool)

Belgian Waffle Ride cycle challenge to make Canadian debut on Vancouver Island

Multi-surface cycling challenge coming to Cowichan Exhibition Park, nearby mountains in May 2023

  • Aug 31, 2022
Cyclists compete in a past edition of the Belgian Waffle Ride, which will make its Canadian debut in the Cowichan Valley in May 2023. (Jake Orness/BWR Photo Pool)
Kelly Pannek of USA celebrates with Hannah Bilka and Hilary Knight after scoring the 2-2 during The IIHF World Championship Woman’s ice hockey match between Canada and USA in Herning, Denmark, Tuesday, Aug 30, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Bo Amstrup/Ritzau Scanpix via AP

Five-goal outburst propels U.S. to 5-2 win over Canada in women’s world hockey action

Americans ended Canada’s run of wins against them at five straight

Kelly Pannek of USA celebrates with Hannah Bilka and Hilary Knight after scoring the 2-2 during The IIHF World Championship Woman’s ice hockey match between Canada and USA in Herning, Denmark, Tuesday, Aug 30, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Bo Amstrup/Ritzau Scanpix via AP
Bianca Andreescu, of Canada, reacts after a shot from Harmony Tan, of France, during the first round of the US Open tennis championships, Monday, Aug. 29, 2022, in New York. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/John Minchillo

Andreescu advances to second round at US Open with three-set win over Tan

Ontario 22-year-old and 2019 champion, improved her all-time U.S. Open record to 11-1

Bianca Andreescu, of Canada, reacts after a shot from Harmony Tan, of France, during the first round of the US Open tennis championships, Monday, Aug. 29, 2022, in New York. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/John Minchillo
PFC lost to Valour 1-0 on Sunday (Aug. 28.) Pictured: Pacific FC’s Manny Aparicio loses out on a header against Valour FC on Sunday, April 17, 2022. (Simon Fearn/Black Press Media)

Langford-based Pacific FC lose to Valour 1-0 as play-off race heats up

Road trip see PFC lose 3 straight games across all competitions

PFC lost to Valour 1-0 on Sunday (Aug. 28.) Pictured: Pacific FC’s Manny Aparicio loses out on a header against Valour FC on Sunday, April 17, 2022. (Simon Fearn/Black Press Media)
United States’ David Still attempts too tackle Canada’s Josiah Morra during their Los Angeles rugby sevens series pool match at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, Calif., Saturday, Aug. 27, 2022. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Canada drops all 3 games at L.A. Rugby Sevens

Canada will play in a 9th place qualifier on Sunday

United States’ David Still attempts too tackle Canada’s Josiah Morra during their Los Angeles rugby sevens series pool match at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, Calif., Saturday, Aug. 27, 2022. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Canada’s Paige Farries scores a try in Senior Women’s 15s test match rugby first half action against Wales in Halifax on Saturday, August 27, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

Canada’s rugby women whip Wales 31-3 in last warm-up before World Cup

Westshore RFC players Paige Farries, Elissa Alarie help lead the victory

Canada’s Paige Farries scores a try in Senior Women’s 15s test match rugby first half action against Wales in Halifax on Saturday, August 27, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan
Nanaimo Timbermen players Evan Messenger, left, and Nate Wade check Langley Thunder opponent Dane Dobbie during Saturday’s WLA playoff game in the Fraser Valley. (Langley Events Centre photo)

Nanaimo Timbermen drop Western Lacrosse Association final to Langley Thunder

Thunder beat T-men 11-5 to win Western Lacrosse Association finals, four games to one

Nanaimo Timbermen players Evan Messenger, left, and Nate Wade check Langley Thunder opponent Dane Dobbie during Saturday’s WLA playoff game in the Fraser Valley. (Langley Events Centre photo)
Photo of Billy Sanderson as he prepares to go to Italy for a tournament (photo courtesy of Billy Sanderson)

Former Victoria restaurateur now does his cooking on a world stage with a bow and arrow

Billy Sanderson will be one of 19 people to represent Canada in Italy in the world championships

  • Aug 28, 2022
Photo of Billy Sanderson as he prepares to go to Italy for a tournament (photo courtesy of Billy Sanderson)
The Penticton Vees revealed a new logo and colour scheme ahead of the 2022-2023 season Friday, Aug. 26. (Penticton Vees, Twitter)

B.C. Hockey League’s Langley Rivermen poke fun at new Penticton Vees logo

The Vees’ new logo marks the team’s first major rebrand in 18 years

The Penticton Vees revealed a new logo and colour scheme ahead of the 2022-2023 season Friday, Aug. 26. (Penticton Vees, Twitter)