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A worker puts the final touches on woodwork in the Seattle Kraken’s locker room at Climate Pledge Arena, Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021, during a media tour ahead of the NHL hockey team’s home opener Saturday against the Vancouver Canucks in Seattle. The historic angled roof of the former KeyArena was preserved, but everything else inside the venue, which will also host concerts and be the home of the WNBA Seattle Storm basketball team, is brand new. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Climate Pledge Arena ready to get Kraken for hockey debut

The first event ever inside Climate Pledge Arena — whether it will…

A worker puts the final touches on woodwork in the Seattle Kraken’s locker room at Climate Pledge Arena, Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021, during a media tour ahead of the NHL hockey team’s home opener Saturday against the Vancouver Canucks in Seattle. The historic angled roof of the former KeyArena was preserved, but everything else inside the venue, which will also host concerts and be the home of the WNBA Seattle Storm basketball team, is brand new. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
The Oceanside Generals and Campbell River Storm VIJHL game last Saturday (Oct. 16) was postponed due to a power outage at Oceanside Place. (Rohan O’Doherty photo)
The Oceanside Generals and Campbell River Storm VIJHL game last Saturday (Oct. 16) was postponed due to a power outage at Oceanside Place. (Rohan O’Doherty photo)
The U.S. has launched a bid to host both the men’s and women’s Rugby World Cup with Vancouver billed as a potential host city. Canada’s Corey Thomas tackles Chile’s Nicolas Garafulic during the second half of a Rugby World Cup 2023 qualification match at Starlight Stadium in Langford, B.C., on Saturday, October 2, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Vancouver could help host as U.S. launches Rugby World Cup bid

U.S. bid is to host the men’s tournament in 2027 or 2031 and the women’s event in 2029

The U.S. has launched a bid to host both the men’s and women’s Rugby World Cup with Vancouver billed as a potential host city. Canada’s Corey Thomas tackles Chile’s Nicolas Garafulic during the second half of a Rugby World Cup 2023 qualification match at Starlight Stadium in Langford, B.C., on Saturday, October 2, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
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2021 BCHL Showcase runs Wednesday to Sunday in Chilliwack

After one year in Chilliwack, the league intends to move the event around starting in 2022-23

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FILE - In this May 12, 2021, file photo, San Jose Sharks’ Evander Kane (9) during an NHL hockey game against the Vegas Golden Knights in San Jose, Calif. The NHL has suspended Kane for 21 games for submitting a fake COVID-19 vaccination card. The league announced the suspension without pay on Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, and said Kane will not be eligible to play until Nov. 30 at New Jersey. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

NHL suspends Evander Kane 21 games after probe into fake COVID vaccine card

B.C.-born San Jose Sharks forward forfeits about $1.68 million after probe into fake vaccine card

FILE - In this May 12, 2021, file photo, San Jose Sharks’ Evander Kane (9) during an NHL hockey game against the Vegas Golden Knights in San Jose, Calif. The NHL has suspended Kane for 21 games for submitting a fake COVID-19 vaccination card. The league announced the suspension without pay on Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, and said Kane will not be eligible to play until Nov. 30 at New Jersey. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
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BCHL’s first-ever all-female officiating crew works game in South Surrey

Four-person team will be first all-women crew to work a Canadian Junior A hockey game

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The Abbotsford Farm Podcast will feature local discussion surrounding the Abbotsford Canucks American Hockey League franchise. (Chris Dickert logo design)

Local Abbotsford Canucks podcast launches first episode

The Abbotsford Farm Podcast set to drop weekly episodes covering the new AHL hockey team

The Abbotsford Farm Podcast will feature local discussion surrounding the Abbotsford Canucks American Hockey League franchise. (Chris Dickert logo design)
Abbotsford Canucks general manager Ryan Johnson’s hockey club is set to debut on Saturday (Oct. 16) in California against the Bakersfield Condors.

General manager Ryan Johnson, Abbotsford Canucks ready for arrival in B.C.

The Abbotsford Canucks debuting in California on Saturday, home debut set for Oct. 22

Abbotsford Canucks general manager Ryan Johnson’s hockey club is set to debut on Saturday (Oct. 16) in California against the Bakersfield Condors.
Cai Qi, Beijing Communist Party secretary holds up the Olympic torch during a welcome ceremony for the Frame of Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022, at the Olympic Tower in Beijing, Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021. A welcome ceremony for the Olympic flame was held in Beijing on Wednesday morning after it arrived at the Chinese capital from Greece. While the flame will be put on display over the next few months, organizers said a three-day torch relay is scheduled starting February 2nd with around 1200 torchbearers in Beijing, Yanqing and Zhangjiakou. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

Canadian athletes must be vaccinated to compete in Beijing Olympics and Paralympics

The Canadian team was over 95 per cent fully vaccinated — but not 100 per cent — at the Tokyo Games last summer

Cai Qi, Beijing Communist Party secretary holds up the Olympic torch during a welcome ceremony for the Frame of Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022, at the Olympic Tower in Beijing, Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021. A welcome ceremony for the Olympic flame was held in Beijing on Wednesday morning after it arrived at the Chinese capital from Greece. While the flame will be put on display over the next few months, organizers said a three-day torch relay is scheduled starting February 2nd with around 1200 torchbearers in Beijing, Yanqing and Zhangjiakou. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
Buffalo Sabres forward Tage Thompson (72) carries the puck past Vancouver Canucks forward Bo Horvat (53) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021, in Buffalo, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)

Unbeaten Buffalo Sabres rally for 5-2 win over visiting Vancouver Canucks

Vancouver drops second straight on six-game road trip to open NHL season

Buffalo Sabres forward Tage Thompson (72) carries the puck past Vancouver Canucks forward Bo Horvat (53) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021, in Buffalo, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)
The Oceanside Minor Hockey Association has female players playing at the AAA and AA levels. (Submitted photo)

Oceanside Minor Hockey Association celebrates World Girls’ Ice Hockey Weekend

Parksville Qualicum Beach players excel at variety of levels

The Oceanside Minor Hockey Association has female players playing at the AAA and AA levels. (Submitted photo)
Two-time Olympic wrestler Danielle Lappage shows off some moves, using Cowichan Valley Wrestling Club as her guinea pig, after speaking to students at Queen Margaret’s School on Oct. 8. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Olympic wrestler talks perseverance with Vancouver island students

Danielle Lappage overcame injuries and disappointment over her remarkable career

Two-time Olympic wrestler Danielle Lappage shows off some moves, using Cowichan Valley Wrestling Club as her guinea pig, after speaking to students at Queen Margaret’s School on Oct. 8. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Vancouver Whitecaps’ Ryan Gauld, front, celebrates his goal against Sporting Kansas City goalkeeper Tim Melia during first half MLS soccer action in Vancouver, B.C., Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Vancouver Whitecaps still in playoff race after 2-1 victory over Sporting Kansas City

Vancouver remains a single point outside of a playoff spot with five games to go

Vancouver Whitecaps’ Ryan Gauld, front, celebrates his goal against Sporting Kansas City goalkeeper Tim Melia during first half MLS soccer action in Vancouver, B.C., Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
The Vancouver Island Society for Adaptive Snowsports is getting ready for the 2021-22 season. (Submitted photo)
The Vancouver Island Society for Adaptive Snowsports is getting ready for the 2021-22 season. (Submitted photo)
Calgary Stampeders’ Ka’Deem Carey (35) is upended by B.C. Lions’ Jalon Edwards-Cooper (29) as he runs the ball during the second half of a CFL football game in Vancouver, on Saturday, October 16, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Bo Levi Mitchell, surging Calgary Stampeders trounce beleaguered B.C. Lions 39-10

Leos suffer third straight loss, sit fourth in CFL’s West Division

Calgary Stampeders’ Ka’Deem Carey (35) is upended by B.C. Lions’ Jalon Edwards-Cooper (29) as he runs the ball during the second half of a CFL football game in Vancouver, on Saturday, October 16, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Detroit Red Wings left wing Adam Erne (73) and Vancouver Canucks defenseman Quinn Hughes (43) battle for the puck in the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
Detroit Red Wings left wing Adam Erne (73) and Vancouver Canucks defenseman Quinn Hughes (43) battle for the puck in the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
Detroit Red Wings left wing Adam Erne (73) and Vancouver Canucks defenseman Quinn Hughes (43) battle for the puck in the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
Detroit Red Wings left wing Adam Erne (73) and Vancouver Canucks defenseman Quinn Hughes (43) battle for the puck in the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
Oceanside Running Club Association member Christine Rivers racing through Beacon Hill Park in her first half-marathon since recovering from breast cancer. (Kim Williamson photo)
Oceanside Running Club Association member Christine Rivers racing through Beacon Hill Park in her first half-marathon since recovering from breast cancer. (Kim Williamson photo)
Vancouver Canucks’ Thatcher Demko, left, blocks a shot by Philadelphia Flyers’ Nate Thompson during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Friday, Oct. 15, 2021, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Pettersson, Miller score in shootout as Canucks edge Philadelphia Flyers 5-4

Vancouver gave up two-goal lead before earning first win of NHL season

Vancouver Canucks’ Thatcher Demko, left, blocks a shot by Philadelphia Flyers’ Nate Thompson during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Friday, Oct. 15, 2021, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
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Island hockey organization giving cold shoulder to COVID restriction scofflaws

Vancouver Island Amateur Hockey Association makes volunteer vaccinations mandatory

Screenshot of Tri-Port Minor Hockey Association website.
Vancouver Canucks’ Elias Pettersson (40) and Edmonton Oilers’ Kyle Turris (8) battle for the puck during first period NHL action in Edmonton on Wednesday, October 13, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Turris nets shootout winner to lift Oilers past Canucks 3-2 in season opener

NHL: Vancouver rallies with two goals in third period to earn single point

Vancouver Canucks’ Elias Pettersson (40) and Edmonton Oilers’ Kyle Turris (8) battle for the puck during first period NHL action in Edmonton on Wednesday, October 13, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson