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Canada’s Mason McTavish (23) and Brennan Othmann (15) celebrate a goal against Slovakia during second period IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship action in Edmonton on Thursday August 11, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

McTavish puts up 6 points, Canada crushes Slovakia 11-1 at world juniors

Host side continus round-robin play against Czechia on Saturday

Canada’s National Junior Team assistant coach Michael Dyck, left, gives instructions during a training camp practice in Calgary, Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Team Canada prepares for unusual world junior hockey championship

Criticism of Hockey Canada loomed large as the 10-team tournament began Tuesday

Canada’s National Junior Team assistant coach Michael Dyck, left, gives instructions during a training camp practice in Calgary, Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Duncan Watson learns the basics of pickleball provided by OPC Pickleball Club’s pilot program to help people with Parkinson’s disease. (Maire Watson photo)

Pickleball for Parkinson’s: B.C. club hopes program can help provide exercise for life

Parksville players learning the game in bid to add life-extending activity to their regular routine

Duncan Watson learns the basics of pickleball provided by OPC Pickleball Club’s pilot program to help people with Parkinson’s disease. (Maire Watson photo)
Toronto lawyer Andrea Skinner, shown in a handout photo, has been appointed interim chair of Hockey Canada’s board of directors. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Hockey Canada **MANDATORY CREDIT**

Beleaguered Hockey Canada names Toronto lawyer interim chair

Andrea Skinner first woman to hold the position in the history of the organization

Toronto lawyer Andrea Skinner, shown in a handout photo, has been appointed interim chair of Hockey Canada’s board of directors. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Hockey Canada **MANDATORY CREDIT**
Prince Albert defenceman Braydan Smith is joining the Trail Smoke Eaters for the 2022-23 season.

Smoke Eaters commit defenceman Braydan Smith

Trail Smoke Eaters welcome UConn commited defenceman Braydan Smith to the BCHL

Prince Albert defenceman Braydan Smith is joining the Trail Smoke Eaters for the 2022-23 season.
Serena Williams, of the U.S.A celebrates after defeating Nuria Parrizas-Diaz of Spain, during the National Bank Open women’s tennis tournament in Toronto, on Monday, Aug. 8, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Christopher Katsarov

Serena Williams says she will retire after U.S. Open

Tennis icon: ‘I’m turning 41 this month, and something’s got to give’

Serena Williams, of the U.S.A celebrates after defeating Nuria Parrizas-Diaz of Spain, during the National Bank Open women’s tennis tournament in Toronto, on Monday, Aug. 8, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Christopher Katsarov
Christina Lake’s James Dergousoff teamed up with (from left) Kylie Masse, Dergousoff, Maggie Mac Neil and Ruslan Gaziev to capture silver in the 4x100 medley relay at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Swimming Canada/Ian MacNicol)

Boundary swimmer wins silver at Commonwealth Games

Former Pirhana James Dergousoff earned a medal in the 4x100 medley relay at the Commonwealth Games

Christina Lake’s James Dergousoff teamed up with (from left) Kylie Masse, Dergousoff, Maggie Mac Neil and Ruslan Gaziev to capture silver in the 4x100 medley relay at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Swimming Canada/Ian MacNicol)
Rossland golfer Adrian Roberts and Team Kootenay won its first ever Team gold medal for Low Net at the BC Summer Games in Prince George. From left: Ashlyn Rejman (Creston), Mitchell Krahn (Christina Lake), Jordis Smith (Nakusp), Austin Krahn ( Christina Lake), Lexus Coates ( Nakusp), Adrian Roberts ( Rossland), and coach Kevin Nesbitt (Trail).

Kootenay golfers strike gold at Summer Games

Kootenay golf team earns two gold medals including one for Team Low Net at the BC Summer Games

Rossland golfer Adrian Roberts and Team Kootenay won its first ever Team gold medal for Low Net at the BC Summer Games in Prince George. From left: Ashlyn Rejman (Creston), Mitchell Krahn (Christina Lake), Jordis Smith (Nakusp), Austin Krahn ( Christina Lake), Lexus Coates ( Nakusp), Adrian Roberts ( Rossland), and coach Kevin Nesbitt (Trail).
Odd summer timing and an ongoing sexual assault scandal at Hockey Canada could be the reason thousands of tickets to the World Junior Hockey Championship are still available on the eve of the tournament, says an Edmonton professor. Fans take a selfie as they watch United States take on Finland during first period IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship exhibition action in Edmonton on Thursday, December 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Odd summer timing and an ongoing sexual assault scandal at Hockey Canada could be the reason thousands of tickets to the World Junior Hockey Championship are still available on the eve of the tournament, says an Edmonton professor. Fans take a selfie as they watch United States take on Finland during first period IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship exhibition action in Edmonton on Thursday, December 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
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Spokane Braves withdraw from 2022/23 KIJHL season

Team cannot recruit enough vaccinated players

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The U15 Rebels put in a strong performance at the U15B BC Fastball Championship last month placing fourth out of 16 teams at the tournament in Port Alberni. Photo: contributed

West Kootenay U15 Rebels put in great showing at provincials

The U15 Rebels were one win away from a podium finish at the BC U15 Softball Championships

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The U15 Rebels put in a strong performance at the U15B BC Fastball Championship last month placing fourth out of 16 teams at the tournament in Port Alberni. Photo: contributed
Sophia Jensen, of Canada, reacts after winning silver in the C1 women’s 500m during the ICF Canoe Sprint and Paracanoe World Championships in Dartmouth, N.S. on Sunday, August 7, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese
Sophia Jensen, of Canada, reacts after winning silver in the C1 women’s 500m during the ICF Canoe Sprint and Paracanoe World Championships in Dartmouth, N.S. on Sunday, August 7, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese
Evan Dunfee of Canada reacts after winning the men’s 10,000 meters walk during the athletics in the Alexander Stadium at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England, Sunday, Aug. 7, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRE$SS/AP/Manish Swarup
Evan Dunfee of Canada reacts after winning the men’s 10,000 meters walk during the athletics in the Alexander Stadium at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England, Sunday, Aug. 7, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRE$SS/AP/Manish Swarup
Champions Hockey School organizer Connor Jones and instructor Jake Lucchini (right) explain a drill to a captivated group of young hockey proteges at Champions Hockey School back in 2016. The camp has been running for 14 seasons and hits Cominco ice on Monday, Aug. 8. Photo: Jim Bailey

Champions Hockey School hits Cominco ice

New dad and Champions Hockey School organizer, Connor Jones, may see his last camp this year

Champions Hockey School organizer Connor Jones and instructor Jake Lucchini (right) explain a drill to a captivated group of young hockey proteges at Champions Hockey School back in 2016. The camp has been running for 14 seasons and hits Cominco ice on Monday, Aug. 8. Photo: Jim Bailey
B.C. Lions quarterback Nathan Rourke looks to pass during the first half of CFL football game against the Edmonton Elks in Vancouver, on Saturday, August 6, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
B.C. Lions quarterback Nathan Rourke looks to pass during the first half of CFL football game against the Edmonton Elks in Vancouver, on Saturday, August 6, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Camryn Rogers of Canada smiles on the podium after winning the gold medal in the Women’s hammer throw final during the athletics competition in the Alexander Stadium at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England, Saturday, Aug. 6, 2022. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

Canadian wrestlers Di Stasio, Randhawa capture Commonwealth Games gold

Ethan Katzberg of Nanaimo posted a career-best 76.36 metres for a silver medal in hammer throw

Camryn Rogers of Canada smiles on the podium after winning the gold medal in the Women’s hammer throw final during the athletics competition in the Alexander Stadium at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England, Saturday, Aug. 6, 2022. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
A Hockey Canada logo is shown on the jersey of a player with Canada’s National Junior Team during a training camp practice in Calgary, Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Provincial, territorial federations want Hockey Canada meeting before paying dues

They also want more details on Hockey Canada’s action plan announced July 14

A Hockey Canada logo is shown on the jersey of a player with Canada’s National Junior Team during a training camp practice in Calgary, Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Mikyla Grant-Mentis skates during Hockey Canada's National Women’s Program selection camp in Calgary, Alta., Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Women’s hockey players fear financial fallout of frozen Hockey Canada funding

The Canadian women’s and para hockey teams rely heavily on federal funds to operate

Mikyla Grant-Mentis skates during Hockey Canada's National Women’s Program selection camp in Calgary, Alta., Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh