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During a timout the 100 Mile House Wranglers listen intently as coach Dale Hladun lays out their gameplan. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

100 Mile Wranglers in tough battle for playoff spot

Wranglers on multigame losing streak after bout with COVID-19

The Vancouver Canucks have filled their vacant general manager position, hiring Pittsburgh Penguins assistant manger Patrik Allvin, as shown in this handout image. The three-time Stanley Cup winner becomes the 12th general manager in the franchise's history. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Vancouver Canucks

Vancouver Canucks name Penguins AGM Patrik Allvin general manager

Allvin won 3 Stanley Cups during his time with the Penguins over the past 16 seasons

Team Canada goaltender Tony Esposito covers the net behind Team USSR’s Eugeny Zimin as Pat Stapleton looks on during the 1972 Summit Series in Toronto on Sept. 4, 1972. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter Bregg

Hockey docuseries on 1972’s legendary Canada-USSR faceoff heads to CBC

4 hour-long episodes will examine the legacy of the Cold War-era faceoff this fall

Vancouver Canucks’ Brad Hunt, right, checks Edmonton Oilers’ Connor McDavid during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Tuesday, January 25, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Vancouver Canucks’ Brad Hunt, right, checks Edmonton Oilers’ Connor McDavid during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Tuesday, January 25, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Canada’s Owen Power (25) is stopped by Czech Republic’s goalie Jakub Malek (1) as Jan Mysak (19) defends during first period IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship action in Edmonton on Sunday, December 26, 2021. Power is among the players named to Canada’s men’s Olympic hockey team on Tuesday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Canada mixes youth and experience in quest for Olympic men’s hockey gold

Grizzled Stanley Cup winner Eric Staal and teenage 1st overall draft pick Owen Power anchor team

Canada’s Owen Power (25) is stopped by Czech Republic’s goalie Jakub Malek (1) as Jan Mysak (19) defends during first period IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship action in Edmonton on Sunday, December 26, 2021. Power is among the players named to Canada’s men’s Olympic hockey team on Tuesday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
TWU Spartans player Mason Bourcier’s triple-double against UFV, on Friday Jan. 21 at the Envision Financial Athletic Centre in Abbotsford, was the first official one in the Langley university’s program history. (TWU)

B.C. basketball player records two rare triple-doubles back-to-back

Trinity Western University’s Mason Bourcier named athlete of the week

TWU Spartans player Mason Bourcier’s triple-double against UFV, on Friday Jan. 21 at the Envision Financial Athletic Centre in Abbotsford, was the first official one in the Langley university’s program history. (TWU)
Cassie Sharpe pictured at a recent halfpipe World Cup event in Calgary. Photo by Sebastien Berthiaume / Freestyle Canada

B.C.’s Darcy Sharpe joins gold medallist sister Cassie on Canada’s Olympic team

Cassie to defend women’s ski halfpipe title; Darcy named to men’s snowboard slopestyle/big air team

Cassie Sharpe pictured at a recent halfpipe World Cup event in Calgary. Photo by Sebastien Berthiaume / Freestyle Canada
Emilie Castonguay, a former player agent who played four years of hockey at Niagara University, is the first woman to be hired by the Vancouver Canucks as an assistant general manager. (Vancouver Canucks)

Vancouver Canucks hire first female assistant GM in their history

Castonguay will play a lead role in player contracts and negotiations

Emilie Castonguay, a former player agent who played four years of hockey at Niagara University, is the first woman to be hired by the Vancouver Canucks as an assistant general manager. (Vancouver Canucks)
Emily Dickson has been announced to Canada’s 2022 Biathlon team for the Beijing Winter Olympics. (Submitted photo/Black Press Media)

From Omineca Ski Club to Beijing 2022

Emily Dickson from Burns Lake is now an Olympian

Emily Dickson has been announced to Canada’s 2022 Biathlon team for the Beijing Winter Olympics. (Submitted photo/Black Press Media)
St. Louis Blues’ Robert Bortuzzo, back, checks Vancouver Canucks’ Matthew Highmore during second period NHL hockey action in Vancouver, B.C., Sunday, Jan. 23, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Faulk has 2 points as visiting St. Louis Blues trip short-handed Canucks 3-1

Vancouver club has 6 players and 2 assistant coaches in NHL’s COVID-19 protocol

St. Louis Blues’ Robert Bortuzzo, back, checks Vancouver Canucks’ Matthew Highmore during second period NHL hockey action in Vancouver, B.C., Sunday, Jan. 23, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Canada’s Mark McMorris competes during the men’s snowboard slopestyle finals at the Winter X Games on Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022, at Buttermilk in Aspen, Colo. (Kelsey Brunner/The Aspen Times via AP)

Canadian snowboarder Mark McMorris captures 10th X Games gold with slopestyle win

The 28-year-old Regina native has now won 21 X Games medals, including 10 gold

Canada’s Mark McMorris competes during the men’s snowboard slopestyle finals at the Winter X Games on Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022, at Buttermilk in Aspen, Colo. (Kelsey Brunner/The Aspen Times via AP)
Penticton Vees’ Luc Wilson completed his three-point night, adding a goal on the powerplay to extend the Vees lead to 5-3 in the third in home ice hockey action against the Victoria Grizzlies in a game in November, 2021. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

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Penticton Vees’ Luc Wilson completed his three-point night, adding a goal on the powerplay to extend the Vees lead to 5-3 in the third in home ice hockey action against the Victoria Grizzlies in a game in November, 2021. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
Levi Brewis, of the Mackenize Nordiques finishes just ahead of 100 Mile Nordics’ Erik Lundsbye. (Kelly Sinoski photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Young Nordics compete in Teck Northern Cup Race

More than 60 competitors sign up for Teck Northern Cup Race

Levi Brewis, of the Mackenize Nordiques finishes just ahead of 100 Mile Nordics’ Erik Lundsbye. (Kelly Sinoski photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Bill Behse of the Canadian Red Cross checks the contents of an emergency shelter unit at the Regent Park Community Centre in Toronto, on Friday, Jan. 5, 2018. The Canadian Red Cross announced earlier this month it was “winding down” its swimming and lifeguard lessons through 2022, marking the end of a program that taught water safety to millions of Canadians over a 75-year stretch. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Christopher Katsarov

Waves of nostalgia for Canadians taught to swim by Red Cross as program winds down

The transition marks the end of a program that taught water safety to millions of Canadians

Bill Behse of the Canadian Red Cross checks the contents of an emergency shelter unit at the Regent Park Community Centre in Toronto, on Friday, Jan. 5, 2018. The Canadian Red Cross announced earlier this month it was “winding down” its swimming and lifeguard lessons through 2022, marking the end of a program that taught water safety to millions of Canadians over a 75-year stretch. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Christopher Katsarov
Vancouver Canucks’ Luke Schenn (2) checks Florida Panthers’ Ryan Lomberg (94) in front of Vancouver goalie Spencer Martin (30) during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Friday, January 21, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Vancouver Canucks’ Luke Schenn (2) checks Florida Panthers’ Ryan Lomberg (94) in front of Vancouver goalie Spencer Martin (30) during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Friday, January 21, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Maple Ridge’s Brandon Yip will captain Team China at the Olympics. (Kunlun Red Star Facebook/Special to The News)
Maple Ridge’s Brandon Yip will captain Team China at the Olympics. (Kunlun Red Star Facebook/Special to The News)
Justin Kripps of Summerland will compete in bobsleigh in the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. (Bobsleigh Canada Skeleton)

Summerland bobsleigh athlete to compete in Winter Olympics

Justin Kripps previously tied for gold in two-man event in 2018 Winter Olympics

Justin Kripps of Summerland will compete in bobsleigh in the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. (Bobsleigh Canada Skeleton)
The Toronto Maple Leafs take on the Ottawa Senators in a nearly empty Scotiabank Arena during NHL hockey action in Toronto, Saturday, Jan. 1, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

NHL reschedules 98 postponed games, moves 23 more after COVID-19 disruptions

NHL also announced date changes for 23 other games as it filled former Olympic break

The Toronto Maple Leafs take on the Ottawa Senators in a nearly empty Scotiabank Arena during NHL hockey action in Toronto, Saturday, Jan. 1, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
Erik Lundsbye, right, leads the way Sunday as the Nordics do a time trial ahead of a Teck Northern Cup Race on Jan. 22. (Kelly Sinoski photo - 100 Mile Free Press).

Ready, set … 100 Mile Nordics prepare to race

100 Mile House remembered as a cross country skiing suprpower

Erik Lundsbye, right, leads the way Sunday as the Nordics do a time trial ahead of a Teck Northern Cup Race on Jan. 22. (Kelly Sinoski photo - 100 Mile Free Press).
Canada’s goalkeeper Stephanie Labbe reacts in a penalty shootout during the women’s final soccer match against Sweden at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Saturday, Aug. 7, 2021, in Yokohama, Japan. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

Canadian soccer keeper Stephanie Labbe surprises by announcing retirement plans

Gold-medal winning Olympian stepping away at the top of her game

Canada’s goalkeeper Stephanie Labbe reacts in a penalty shootout during the women’s final soccer match against Sweden at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Saturday, Aug. 7, 2021, in Yokohama, Japan. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)