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Vancouver Canucks’ Brock Boeser (6), J.T. Miller (9) and Tanner Pearson (70) skate during the NHL hockey team’s training camp in Whistler, B.C., on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022. The Canucks will start the season without Boeser after the right-winger underwent hand surgery.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Vancouver Canucks’ Brock Boeser to miss 3-4 weeks following hand surgery

The Vancouver Canucks will start the season without Brock Boeser after the…

Calgary Flames’ Adam Klapka, left, of the Czech Republic, ties up Vancouver Canucks’ Elias Petterson, of Sweden, during the second period of a pre-season NHL hockey game in Vancouver, B.C., Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Stone scores in OT as Flames take 3-2 overtime win over Canucks

Canucks better half in split squad double-header falls to Pacific rivals

Vancouver Canucks goalie Collin Delia, left, clears the puck from the net as Calgary Flames forward Jonathan Huberdeau, centre right, celebrates his goal with teammates forward Elias Lindholm and forward Tyler Toffoli, right, during second period NHL pre-season hockey action in Calgary, Alta., Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Huberdeau flexes offensive muscle in Flames 4-0 pre-season win over Canucks

Flames iced a far more experienced lineup than the Canucks in half of split squad double-header

The Beaver Valley Nitehawks opened its season with a 6-3 victory over Osoyoos Coyotes on Saturday, and will play their next home game on Tuesday, Sept. 27 versus the Grand Forks Border Bruins. Photo: contributed

Unruh lifts B.V. Nitehawks to comeback win over Osoyoos Coyotes

Hat trick from Kevin Unruh propels Beaver Valley Nitehawks to 6-3 win in home opener

The Beaver Valley Nitehawks opened its season with a 6-3 victory over Osoyoos Coyotes on Saturday, and will play their next home game on Tuesday, Sept. 27 versus the Grand Forks Border Bruins. Photo: contributed
Natasha Wodak of Canada celebrates winning the gold medal in the women’s 10000m final during the athletics at the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru, Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019. The 40-year-old from North Vancouver, B.C., who grew to love training for the marathon, shattered the Canadian record in that distance in Berlin on Sunday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Martin Mejia
Natasha Wodak of Canada celebrates winning the gold medal in the women’s 10000m final during the athletics at the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru, Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019. The 40-year-old from North Vancouver, B.C., who grew to love training for the marathon, shattered the Canadian record in that distance in Berlin on Sunday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Martin Mejia
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Trail Smoke Eaters roar back to defeat Centennials

Trail Smoke Eaters earn road split beating Merritt after tough loss in Penticton vs Vees

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Players walk on a digital pitch wearing kits designed by Kelly Cannell in an undated handout screenshot from the video game FIFA 23. EA Sports turned to Musqueam visual artists, carvers, designers, and weavers to showcase Musqueam cultural elements in the new FIFA 23 video game, which is primarily made in EA Vancouver. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Electronic Arts,

Musqueam history, heritage and culture showcased in new FIFA 23 video game

Work of about 10 of the First Nations band’s artists featured

Players walk on a digital pitch wearing kits designed by Kelly Cannell in an undated handout screenshot from the video game FIFA 23. EA Sports turned to Musqueam visual artists, carvers, designers, and weavers to showcase Musqueam cultural elements in the new FIFA 23 video game, which is primarily made in EA Vancouver. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Electronic Arts,
In this Novermeber 2019 file photo, Canada’s Aaliyah Edwards (15) goes up for the shot against the Dominican Republic during second half action of FIBA Women’s Olympic Pre Qualifying Tournaments Americas 2019, in Edmonton. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson)
In this Novermeber 2019 file photo, Canada’s Aaliyah Edwards (15) goes up for the shot against the Dominican Republic during second half action of FIBA Women’s Olympic Pre Qualifying Tournaments Americas 2019, in Edmonton. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson)
Calgary Stampeders’ Ka’Deem Carey, centre, runs past B.C. Lions’ David Menard (56) and Ben Hladik (46) to score a touchdown during the first half of CFL football game in Vancouver, on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Stampeders lean on defence to tame listless B.C. Lions 25-11 in Vancouver

Despite the loss, Leos clinch first playoff spot since 2018

Calgary Stampeders’ Ka’Deem Carey, centre, runs past B.C. Lions’ David Menard (56) and Ben Hladik (46) to score a touchdown during the first half of CFL football game in Vancouver, on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Vancouver Canucks’ Ilya Mikheyev, centre, of Russia, talks to Andrei Kuzmenko, left, of Russia, and Elias Pettersson, of Sweden, during the NHL hockey team’s training camp in Whistler, B.C., Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Russian additions impressing at Vancouver Canucks training camp

Andrei Kuzmenko and Illya Mikheyev flanking star centre Elias Pettersson in the early going

Vancouver Canucks’ Ilya Mikheyev, centre, of Russia, talks to Andrei Kuzmenko, left, of Russia, and Elias Pettersson, of Sweden, during the NHL hockey team’s training camp in Whistler, B.C., Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Canadian national men’s soccer team head coach John Herdman watches a training session for a CONCACAF Nations League match against Curacao, in Vancouver, on Tuesday, June 7, 2022. Canada faces World Cup host Qatar on Friday in Vienna in the first of two friendlies during the FIFA September international window. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Canada cruises to 2-0 win over World Cup host Qatar in men’s soccer friendly

Three months after a disastrous June camp disrupted by a player boycott…

Canadian national men’s soccer team head coach John Herdman watches a training session for a CONCACAF Nations League match against Curacao, in Vancouver, on Tuesday, June 7, 2022. Canada faces World Cup host Qatar on Friday in Vienna in the first of two friendlies during the FIFA September international window. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Bo Bichette watches his double off Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Marcus Stroman in first inning interleague baseball action in Toronto on August 30, 2022. With two weeks left in the regular season, the Blue Jays lead the American League wild-card standings and have a faint chance of catching the New York Yankees in the East Division race. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jon Blacker

A wild-card spot a virtual lock for Blue Jays, home field a good possibility

Toronto drops first game of critical 4-game series versus Tampa

Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Bo Bichette watches his double off Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Marcus Stroman in first inning interleague baseball action in Toronto on August 30, 2022. With two weeks left in the regular season, the Blue Jays lead the American League wild-card standings and have a faint chance of catching the New York Yankees in the East Division race. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jon Blacker
The Beaver Valley Nitehawks dropped two games to the Nelson Leafs in the preseason but will open the 2022-23 KIJHL regular season on Saturday versus the Osoyoos Coyotes. Photo: Jim Bailey

Nitehawks kick off 2022-23 KIJHL campaign

B.V. Nitehawks host the Osoyoos Coyotes on Saturday at the Beaver Valley Arena

The Beaver Valley Nitehawks dropped two games to the Nelson Leafs in the preseason but will open the 2022-23 KIJHL regular season on Saturday versus the Osoyoos Coyotes. Photo: Jim Bailey
Vancouver Canucks head coach Bruce Boudreau responds to questions during a news conference ahead of the NHL hockey team’s training camp, in Vancouver, B.C., Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022. After a too-long summer, the Vancouver Canucks are locked on a singular goal as they prepare for training camp: playoffs. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Not making playoffs would be ‘a disaster’ for Canucks: coach

Canucks will be on the ice for training camp in Whistler Thursday

Vancouver Canucks head coach Bruce Boudreau responds to questions during a news conference ahead of the NHL hockey team’s training camp, in Vancouver, B.C., Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022. After a too-long summer, the Vancouver Canucks are locked on a singular goal as they prepare for training camp: playoffs. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
FILE - Colorado Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon lifts the Stanley Cup after the team defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 6 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals on Sunday, June 26, 2022, in Tampa, Fla. The Colorado Avalanche are making Nathan MacKinnon the highest-paid player in the NHL’s salary cap era. MacKinnon, who just turned 27 earlier this month, signed an eight-year contract that is worth $100.8 million, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022, because the team did not announce terms of the contract. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)

Training camps open around NHL after another short offseason

NHL back with a chance to finally get back on a normal schedule

FILE - Colorado Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon lifts the Stanley Cup after the team defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 6 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals on Sunday, June 26, 2022, in Tampa, Fla. The Colorado Avalanche are making Nathan MacKinnon the highest-paid player in the NHL’s salary cap era. MacKinnon, who just turned 27 earlier this month, signed an eight-year contract that is worth $100.8 million, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022, because the team did not announce terms of the contract. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)
Brynn Gallamore (left) and Paige Fennel competed at the U17A National fastball championships in Montreal last month. Photo: contributed

Two West Kootenay pitchers compete at Canadian championships

Brynn Gallamore and Paige Fennel pitched for ‘05 and ‘06 White Rock Renegades at Nationals

Brynn Gallamore (left) and Paige Fennel competed at the U17A National fastball championships in Montreal last month. Photo: contributed
The Trail Smoke Eaters named its leadership group just prior to opening the BCHL campaign in Penticton Friday. Evan Bushy will take over as Team Captain, and Jordan Hendry, Brady Hunter and Ethan Willoughby will all wear the ‘A’ as Assistant Captains for the 2022-23 season. From left: Hendry, Hunter, Bushy and Willoughby.

Smoke Eaters select veteran leadership group

Defenceman Evan Bushy named captain, will lead the Smoke Eaters into 2022-23 BCHL season

The Trail Smoke Eaters named its leadership group just prior to opening the BCHL campaign in Penticton Friday. Evan Bushy will take over as Team Captain, and Jordan Hendry, Brady Hunter and Ethan Willoughby will all wear the ‘A’ as Assistant Captains for the 2022-23 season. From left: Hendry, Hunter, Bushy and Willoughby.
Switzerland’s Roger Federer smiles during a media conference ahead of the Laver Cup tennis tournament at the O2 in London, Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022. Federer will meet with the media Wednesday to discuss walking away from the game at age 41 after 20 Grand Slam titles. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

Roger Federer’s goodbye will be in doubles, maybe with Nadal

Smiles as tennis legend appeared at a news conference to discuss his retirement

Switzerland’s Roger Federer smiles during a media conference ahead of the Laver Cup tennis tournament at the O2 in London, Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022. Federer will meet with the media Wednesday to discuss walking away from the game at age 41 after 20 Grand Slam titles. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
FILE — A view of hotels and other buildings at the West Bay area in Doha, Qatar, Thursday, Dec. 9, 2021. Many hotels in Qatar are already fully booked for the soccer World Cup which will be held in November and December 2022. Qatar’s ambassador to Germany was personally urged to abolish his country’s death penalty for homosexuality at a congress hosted by the German soccer federation on human rights in the World Cup host country. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic, file)

World Cup soccer captains want to wear rainbow armbands in Qatar

FIFA rules prohibit teams from bringing their own armband design

FILE — A view of hotels and other buildings at the West Bay area in Doha, Qatar, Thursday, Dec. 9, 2021. Many hotels in Qatar are already fully booked for the soccer World Cup which will be held in November and December 2022. Qatar’s ambassador to Germany was personally urged to abolish his country’s death penalty for homosexuality at a congress hosted by the German soccer federation on human rights in the World Cup host country. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic, file)
The Vancouver Canucks finished the 2022 Young Stars Classic with a 2-1 record, after getting standout performances from Danila Klimovich and Tristen Nielsen. (Marissa Baecker/Shoot the Breeze)

PHOTOS: Breakout weekend for Vancouver Canucks’ top prospects in Penticton

The Canucks finished the weekend with a 2-1 record, dropping its final game to the undefeated Oilers

The Vancouver Canucks finished the 2022 Young Stars Classic with a 2-1 record, after getting standout performances from Danila Klimovich and Tristen Nielsen. (Marissa Baecker/Shoot the Breeze)