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FILE - In this Aug. 14, 2020, file photo, an NHL logo is displayed as Washington Capitals players skate prior to NHL Eastern Conference Stanley Cup playoff hockey game against the New York Islanders in Toronto. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)

UBC study finds pro hockey players reluctant to access mental health support

Players reported fear of being labelled selfish, taking up too many resources

Vancouver, British Columbia, players wait in the dugout during a weather delay in their baseball game against Canada at the Little League World Series in South Williamsport, Pa., Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Tom E. Puskar

G’day for Canada Little Leaguers in beating Australia 7-0 at World Series

Little Mountain Little Leaguers of Vancouver representing the Maple Leaf in celebrated kids tourney

Rubber marks from pucks dot the glass during a hockey practice in Vancouver on June 2, 2011. A majority of Canadians believe sexual harassment and sexual assault are a major problem in youth hockey are a major problem, according to an Angus Reid study. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Poll: Majority of Canadians believe sexual misconduct a major issue in youth hockey

Hockey Canada dealing with the fallout of a scandal over its handling of sexual assault allegations

Oceanside Generals general manager Rick Hannibal visits the PQB News/VI Daily studios. (Peter McCully photo)

PODCAST: Talking hockey with Oceanside Generals general manager Rick Hannibal

PQBeat: Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League side preps for 2022-23 season

Oceanside Generals general manager Rick Hannibal visits the PQB News/VI Daily studios. (Peter McCully photo)
Jordan Smith get some air during men’s wakeboarding at the Wake Provincials at Sproat Lake on Saturday, Aug. 13. (ELENA RARDON / Alberni Valley News)

B.C. wakeboarding provincials ride over Sproat Lake

The Alberni Valley played host to the 2022 wakeboard and wakeskate provincials

Jordan Smith get some air during men’s wakeboarding at the Wake Provincials at Sproat Lake on Saturday, Aug. 13. (ELENA RARDON / Alberni Valley News)
The Langley Thunder and the Nanaimo Timbermen do battle at the Langley Events Centre during the regular season. The WLA finals start there this Friday, Aug. 19. (Photo courtesy Langley Events Centre)

Nanaimo Timbermen to face Langley Thunder in lacrosse finals

Series begins Friday, Aug. 19, in the Fraser Valley, continues Sunday, Aug. 21, at Frank Crane Arena

The Langley Thunder and the Nanaimo Timbermen do battle at the Langley Events Centre during the regular season. The WLA finals start there this Friday, Aug. 19. (Photo courtesy Langley Events Centre)
The Ocean Mile Swim at the Qualicum Beach waterfront will take place this coming Sunday, Aug. 21. (PQB News file photo)
The Ocean Mile Swim at the Qualicum Beach waterfront will take place this coming Sunday, Aug. 21. (PQB News file photo)
Canada's Eugenie Bouchard hits a return to Sara Sorribes Tormo, of Spain, during the women's final in the Abierto of Zapopan tennis tournament in Zapopan, Mexico, Saturday, March 13, 2021. (AP Photo/Refugio Ruiz)

Bouchard bounced quickly in return to singles tennis action

Former world #5 competing for first time in 17 months due to surgery and rehab

Canada's Eugenie Bouchard hits a return to Sara Sorribes Tormo, of Spain, during the women's final in the Abierto of Zapopan tennis tournament in Zapopan, Mexico, Saturday, March 13, 2021. (AP Photo/Refugio Ruiz)
Jason Heit. (photo submitted)

PODCAST: Jason Heit: From the boxing ring to security for the stars

TODAY IN B.C. Island fighter/trainer worked security for Drew Barrymore, Nicholas Cage

Jason Heit. (photo submitted)
Canada’s Connor Bedard (16) takes the shot against Latvia during second period IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship action in Edmonton on August 10, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Canada looks to maintain momentum heading into quarterfinals at world juniors

Eyes on rising star Bedard as host country prepares to meet Switzerland

Canada’s Connor Bedard (16) takes the shot against Latvia during second period IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship action in Edmonton on August 10, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Ellia Green with his partner Vanessa Turnbull-Roberts and their daughter Waitui pose in Sydney, Australia, Monday, Aug. 15, 2022. Green, one of the stars of Australia’s gold medal-winning women’s rugby sevens team at the 2016 Olympics, has transitioned to male. The 29-year-old, Fiji-born Green is going public in a video at an international summit aimed at ending transphobia and homophobia in sport. The summit is being hosted in Ottawa as part of the Bingham Cup rugby tournament. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)

Olympic champion Ellia Green finds liberation in transition

Australian rugby star hopes speaking out helps end transphobia and homophobia in sport

Ellia Green with his partner Vanessa Turnbull-Roberts and their daughter Waitui pose in Sydney, Australia, Monday, Aug. 15, 2022. Green, one of the stars of Australia’s gold medal-winning women’s rugby sevens team at the 2016 Olympics, has transitioned to male. The 29-year-old, Fiji-born Green is going public in a video at an international summit aimed at ending transphobia and homophobia in sport. The summit is being hosted in Ottawa as part of the Bingham Cup rugby tournament. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)
Team Quebec’s Olivier Rioux plays in a men’s basketball quarterfinal game against Team Alberta at the 2022 Canada Summer Games in Welland, Ontario Thursday, August 11, 2022. The 16-year-old Terrebonne, Quebec native is 7-foot-6 and recognized by Guinness World Records as the tallest teen in the world. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Tara Walton
Team Quebec’s Olivier Rioux plays in a men’s basketball quarterfinal game against Team Alberta at the 2022 Canada Summer Games in Welland, Ontario Thursday, August 11, 2022. The 16-year-old Terrebonne, Quebec native is 7-foot-6 and recognized by Guinness World Records as the tallest teen in the world. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Tara Walton
Victor Kraatz. (Submitted photo)
Victor Kraatz. (Submitted photo)
The Oceanside Reds 9U Tadpole team celebrate their bronze medal win at the Nanaimo Summer Smash Tournament. (Submitted photo)

Oceanside Reds earn bronze at Nanaimo Summer Smash

Tadpole team finishes second in home run challenge

The Oceanside Reds 9U Tadpole team celebrate their bronze medal win at the Nanaimo Summer Smash Tournament. (Submitted photo)
BC Lions kicker Sean Whyte, left, celebrates his winning field goal with defensive end Obum Gwacham (98) near game end CFL football action against the Calgary Stampeders in Calgary, Saturday Aug. 13, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Larry MacDougal

B.C. Lions chase down Calgary Stampeders with 41-40 comeback win

Whyte boots game-winning field goal with 2 seconds left in 4th quarter

BC Lions kicker Sean Whyte, left, celebrates his winning field goal with defensive end Obum Gwacham (98) near game end CFL football action against the Calgary Stampeders in Calgary, Saturday Aug. 13, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Larry MacDougal
Team Quebec's Olivier Rioux plays in a men's basketball quarterfinal game against Team Alberta at the 2022 Canada Summer Games in Welland, Ontario Thursday, August 11, 2022. The 16-year-old from Anjou, Quebec is 7-foot-6 and recognized by Guinness World Records as the tallest teen in the world. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Tara Walton
Team Quebec's Olivier Rioux plays in a men's basketball quarterfinal game against Team Alberta at the 2022 Canada Summer Games in Welland, Ontario Thursday, August 11, 2022. The 16-year-old from Anjou, Quebec is 7-foot-6 and recognized by Guinness World Records as the tallest teen in the world. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Tara Walton
Parksville junior golfer Gavyn Knight continues to hone his skills after just finishing second at the 2022 Canadian Junior Championships. (Michael Briones photo)

Parksville golfer finishes tied for 2nd at 2022 Canadian Junior Golf Championships

Knight leaves this week to play for Boise State University in Idaho

Parksville junior golfer Gavyn Knight continues to hone his skills after just finishing second at the 2022 Canadian Junior Championships. (Michael Briones photo)
Victoria’s Dylan Garand got the win between the pipes for Team Canada against Slovakia on Aug. 12 at the 2022 World Junior Hockey Championships. (Photo by Matthew Murnaghan/Hockey Canada Images)

Victoria goalie Dylan Garand wins first start for Team Canada at World Juniors

New York Rangers prospect made 22 stops in 11-1 thumping of Slovakia

Victoria’s Dylan Garand got the win between the pipes for Team Canada against Slovakia on Aug. 12 at the 2022 World Junior Hockey Championships. (Photo by Matthew Murnaghan/Hockey Canada Images)
Canada’s Simi Awujo, left, controls the ball during FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup action as South Korea’s Lee Seran defends in San Jose, Costa Rica on Thursday Aug. 11, 2022. (HO-Canada Soccer-Daniela Porcelli/CP)
Canada’s Simi Awujo, left, controls the ball during FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup action as South Korea’s Lee Seran defends in San Jose, Costa Rica on Thursday Aug. 11, 2022. (HO-Canada Soccer-Daniela Porcelli/CP)
Wrestler Eekeeluak Avalak, who won Nunavut’s first ever Canada Summer Games medal with a gold in the in the 52-kilogram category, is shown in a handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Canada Games-James Ruddy

Wrestler Eekeeluak Avalak dedicates historic Canada Games gold to his late brother

The 18-year-old wrestler from Cambridge Bay won Nunavut’s first-ever medal at the Canada Summer Games

Wrestler Eekeeluak Avalak, who won Nunavut’s first ever Canada Summer Games medal with a gold in the in the 52-kilogram category, is shown in a handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Canada Games-James Ruddy