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Kelowna Rockets rookie forward Andrew Cristall, right, was named as an alternate captain for Team Canada White at the 2021 Capital City Challenge. (Kelowna Rockets photo)

Kelowna Rockets rookie Andrew Cristall ‘honoured’ to represent Team Canada

Forward was named as an alternate captain for Canada White at the 2021 Capital City Challenge

Kelowna Rockets rookie forward Andrew Cristall, right, was named as an alternate captain for Team Canada White at the 2021 Capital City Challenge. (Kelowna Rockets photo)
Salmon Arm Silverbacks goalie Owen Say stopped all 26 shots he faced in a 4-0 win against the Wenatchee Wild on Nov. 26, 2021. (Contributed)

Salmon Arm Silverbacks goalie Owen Say stops 26 shots for first career BCHL shutout

The Silverbacks defeated the Wenatchee Wild 4-0 on the road on Nov. 26

Salmon Arm Silverbacks goalie Owen Say stopped all 26 shots he faced in a 4-0 win against the Wenatchee Wild on Nov. 26, 2021. (Contributed)
Columbus Blue Jackets’ Vladislav Gavrikov, left, knocks the puck away from Vancouver Canucks’ Bo Horvat during the first period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Nov. 26, 2021, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)
Columbus Blue Jackets’ Vladislav Gavrikov, left, knocks the puck away from Vancouver Canucks’ Bo Horvat during the first period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Nov. 26, 2021, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)
Brodie Seger of Canada flies down the course during the second Men’s World Cup downhill training run in Lake Louise, Alta., on November 24, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Brodie Seger, Jack Crawford lead rebuilding Canadian men’s downhill ski team

Olympic Games season starts with today’s World Cup downhill in Lake Louise

Brodie Seger of Canada flies down the course during the second Men’s World Cup downhill training run in Lake Louise, Alta., on November 24, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
The Salmon Arm Silverbacks will play two regular-season games against the Prince George Spruce Kings in Burns Lake in February 2022. (BCHL image)
The Salmon Arm Silverbacks will play two regular-season games against the Prince George Spruce Kings in Burns Lake in February 2022. (BCHL image)
Vernon’s Vasek Pospisil and Team Canada fell 3-0 to Sweden in its opening match Thursday, Nov. 25, at the Davis Cup by Rakuten Tennis Finals in Madrid, Spain. (AP File Photo/Bernat Armangue)

Okanagan tennis player and Canada teammates fall 3-0 in Davis Cup opener

Vasek Pospisil lost in both singles and doubles action Thursday, Nov. 25, in Madrid

Vernon’s Vasek Pospisil and Team Canada fell 3-0 to Sweden in its opening match Thursday, Nov. 25, at the Davis Cup by Rakuten Tennis Finals in Madrid, Spain. (AP File Photo/Bernat Armangue)
Salmon Arm goalie Liam Vanderkooi stopped 35 shots Wednesday, Nov. 24, in a 5-2 Silverbacks BCHL win over the Vernon Vipers at the Shaw Centre. (Chris Fowler Image)

Tassy takes BCHL scoring lead in Salmon Arm win over Vernon Vipers

Simon Tassy had a goal and two assists to lead Silverbacks to 5-2 win at Shaw Centre Wednesday

Salmon Arm goalie Liam Vanderkooi stopped 35 shots Wednesday, Nov. 24, in a 5-2 Silverbacks BCHL win over the Vernon Vipers at the Shaw Centre. (Chris Fowler Image)
Pittsburgh Penguins’ Jake Guentzel (59) can’t find a rebound in front of Vancouver Canucks goaltender Thatcher Demko (35) with Tucker Poolman (5) defending during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Pittsburgh, Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
Pittsburgh Penguins’ Jake Guentzel (59) can’t find a rebound in front of Vancouver Canucks goaltender Thatcher Demko (35) with Tucker Poolman (5) defending during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Pittsburgh, Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
From left: Jim Cotter, Grant Olsen, Andrew Nerpin and Trevor Miyahara. This curling team from Vernon won the first-ever Ashley HomeStore Curling Classic, which was held at the Salmon Arm Curling Centre from Nov. 19 to 21, 2021. (Doug Murray image)

’Competition at an extremely high level’: Vernon team wins Curl BC event in Salmon Arm

Ashley HomeStore Curling Classic held at Salmon Arm Curling Centre from Nov. 19 to 21

From left: Jim Cotter, Grant Olsen, Andrew Nerpin and Trevor Miyahara. This curling team from Vernon won the first-ever Ashley HomeStore Curling Classic, which was held at the Salmon Arm Curling Centre from Nov. 19 to 21, 2021. (Doug Murray image)
A fan holds a Canadian flag in the stands as players are introduced at the start of a match against New Zealand, in Ottawa, Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021. Canada Soccer said it has agreed to a “transparent, independent review of the investigation of allegations” against former women’s coach Bob Birarda during the time when he was employed by the association. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
A fan holds a Canadian flag in the stands as players are introduced at the start of a match against New Zealand, in Ottawa, Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021. Canada Soccer said it has agreed to a “transparent, independent review of the investigation of allegations” against former women’s coach Bob Birarda during the time when he was employed by the association. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
A fan holds a Canadian flag in the stands as players are introduced at the start of a match against New Zealand, in Ottawa, Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021. Canada Soccer said it has agreed to a “transparent, independent review of the investigation of allegations” against former women’s coach Bob Birarda during the time when he was employed by the association. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
A fan holds a Canadian flag in the stands as players are introduced at the start of a match against New Zealand, in Ottawa, Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021. Canada Soccer said it has agreed to a “transparent, independent review of the investigation of allegations” against former women’s coach Bob Birarda during the time when he was employed by the association. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
An overhauled Canadian women’s rugby sevens team with a new coach opens the World Series season tomorrow in Dubai. The Canadian Press photo

Canadian women’s rugby sevens team opens new World Series season in Dubai

Jack Hanratty has been tasked with steering the team through the end of the year

An overhauled Canadian women’s rugby sevens team with a new coach opens the World Series season tomorrow in Dubai. The Canadian Press photo
Chilliwack’s Cameron Johnson is one of 24 BCHL skaters added to an online all-star ballot along with eight goaltenders. (Darren Francis photo)

BCHL adds 24 skaters, 8 goaltenders to online all-star ballot

Voting is open until Tuesday to determine which six skaters and four goalies make the game

Chilliwack’s Cameron Johnson is one of 24 BCHL skaters added to an online all-star ballot along with eight goaltenders. (Darren Francis photo)
Dave Brubaker receives a retirement gift from tracksetters Dave Millard and George Jackson at Larch Hills Nordic Society chalet on Sunday, Nov. 14.
(Contributed)

Trail Tales: Larch Hills’ ‘Mr. Fix It’ ready to focus on skiing

Longtime volunteer mechanic Dave Brubaker retires

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Dave Brubaker receives a retirement gift from tracksetters Dave Millard and George Jackson at Larch Hills Nordic Society chalet on Sunday, Nov. 14.
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Edmonton Oilers Wayne Gretzky (right) checks Montreal Canadiens Guy Lafleur during NHL action in Montreal, March 2, 1982. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Continuing to battle lung cancer, Habs great Lafleur also striving to raise awareness

Cancerous spot was discovered on Lafleur’s right lung in September 2019 during heart surgery

Edmonton Oilers Wayne Gretzky (right) checks Montreal Canadiens Guy Lafleur during NHL action in Montreal, March 2, 1982. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Chilliwack Chief Abram Wiebe is one of 18 BCHLers named to the All-Star three-on-three tournament following a poll of league coaches. (Darren Francis photo)

BCHL coaches determine initial 18 skaters for three-on-three all-star tournament

Remaining all-stars will be determined through online fan voting

Chilliwack Chief Abram Wiebe is one of 18 BCHLers named to the All-Star three-on-three tournament following a poll of league coaches. (Darren Francis photo)
BCHL

Flooding fallout forces BCHL to postpone more games

Nine matches are being pushed back, but the junior A league has also added nine regional games

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Opening day changes to Friday. (Big White)

Big White delays opening day

Opening day will now be Friday Nov. 26

Opening day changes to Friday. (Big White)
Vancouver Canucks goalie Thatcher Demko (35) stops Chicago Blackhawks’ Alex DeBrincat (12) during first period NHL hockey action in Vancouver, B.C., Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Fleury stops 40 shots, outduels Demko as Blackhawks blank Canucks 1-0

Chicago goalie improves recent record against Vancouver to 13-0-2

Vancouver Canucks goalie Thatcher Demko (35) stops Chicago Blackhawks’ Alex DeBrincat (12) during first period NHL hockey action in Vancouver, B.C., Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Owen Say made 21 saves for the Salmon Arm Silverbacks Saturday, Nov. 20, but his team failed to score a goal as they fell 2-0 to the visiting West Kelowna Warriors at the Shaw Centre. (Chris Fowler Image)

Katz roars loud for West Kelowna in BCHL shutout over Salmon Arm

Justin Katz made 26 saves Saturday, Nov. 20, as the Warriors blanked the hometown Silverbacks 2-0

Owen Say made 21 saves for the Salmon Arm Silverbacks Saturday, Nov. 20, but his team failed to score a goal as they fell 2-0 to the visiting West Kelowna Warriors at the Shaw Centre. (Chris Fowler Image)
Black Press reporter and NFL expert Erin Haluschak. (Peter McCully photo)

NFL report: Erin Haluschak breaks down what’s wrong with the Seattle Seahawks

Podcast: Discussion includes Russell Wilson’s future, predicted Super Bowl winner

Black Press reporter and NFL expert Erin Haluschak. (Peter McCully photo)