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Former Buffalo Sabres goaltender Ryan Miller accepts a saber from Terry Pegula, owner of Pegula Sports and Entertainment, as Miller was honored before the Sabres’ NHL hockey game against the New York Islanders on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023, in Buffalo, N.Y. (AP Photo/Joshua Bessex)

All-time great Hasek assists Sabres in honouring goalie Ryan Miller

Miller, who broke some of Hasek’s records, joins him with his number in the rafters

Former Buffalo Sabres goaltender Ryan Miller accepts a saber from Terry Pegula, owner of Pegula Sports and Entertainment, as Miller was honored before the Sabres’ NHL hockey game against the New York Islanders on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023, in Buffalo, N.Y. (AP Photo/Joshua Bessex)
Madison DeWitt winds up for a pitch at a Sicamous softball game. Ladies’ tournaments will return in spring 2023 and a mixed tournament is planned for July to kick off the hopeful return of the Moose Mouse Days festival. (File photo)

Sicamous softball tourneys in spring will lead up to hopeful return of Moose Mouse Days

Ladies’ tournaments planned for spring, Eagles’ Nest to house out-of-province umpires

Madison DeWitt winds up for a pitch at a Sicamous softball game. Ladies’ tournaments will return in spring 2023 and a mixed tournament is planned for July to kick off the hopeful return of the Moose Mouse Days festival. (File photo)
Two North Okanagan athletes and one coach will take part in snowshoeing at the Special Olympics B.C. Winter Games Feb. 2-4 in Kamloops (SOBC Photo)

North Okanagan Special Olympics contingent set for B.C. Games

18 athletes, coaches, staff and medical crew to converge on Kamloops Feb. 2-4

Two North Okanagan athletes and one coach will take part in snowshoeing at the Special Olympics B.C. Winter Games Feb. 2-4 in Kamloops (SOBC Photo)
The B.C. Hockey League has announced its lineup for the 2023 Skills Competition this Saturday, Jan. 19. (Photo- BCHL)

Fastest skater? Hardest shot? Lineup for BCHL’s skills competition announced in Penticton

Hometown brothers Josh and Bradly Nadeau will represent the Vees on Saturday

The B.C. Hockey League has announced its lineup for the 2023 Skills Competition this Saturday, Jan. 19. (Photo- BCHL)
FILE - Philadelphia Flyers' Ivan Provorov plays during an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Oct. 13, 2022, in Philadelphia. Flyers coach John Tortorella continues to defend defenseman Ivan Provorov following his boycott of the team’s Pride night festivities. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)

Flyers coach Tortorella defends Provorov’s Pride boycott

Russian defenseman did not participate in warmup featuring Pride-themed jerseys

FILE - Philadelphia Flyers' Ivan Provorov plays during an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Oct. 13, 2022, in Philadelphia. Flyers coach John Tortorella continues to defend defenseman Ivan Provorov following his boycott of the team’s Pride night festivities. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)
Kelowna Rockets forward Gabriel Szturc was named the 28th captain in team history on Thursday, Jan. 19. (@reganrant/Twitter)
Kelowna Rockets forward Gabriel Szturc was named the 28th captain in team history on Thursday, Jan. 19. (@reganrant/Twitter)
Director and narrator Jason Priestley, right, interviews former Toronto Maple Leafs player Jim McKenny about former Maple Leafs owner Harold Ballard for a new documentary in this undated handout photo. Priestley, the narrator and director of “Offside: the Harold Ballard Story, wants Canadians to draw their own conclusions on the irascible sports magnate who also owned the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Lone Eagle Entertainment, Sam Lim

Priestley’s ‘Offside’ paints a complex portrait of former Leafs owner Harold Ballard

Known for his attention-grabbing outbursts, the irascible Ballard inspired many different takes

Director and narrator Jason Priestley, right, interviews former Toronto Maple Leafs player Jim McKenny about former Maple Leafs owner Harold Ballard for a new documentary in this undated handout photo. Priestley, the narrator and director of “Offside: the Harold Ballard Story, wants Canadians to draw their own conclusions on the irascible sports magnate who also owned the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Lone Eagle Entertainment, Sam Lim
Tampa Bay Lightning’s Steven Stamkos, left, scores against Vancouver Canucks goalie Spencer Martin, to record his 500th career goal during first period NHL hockey action in Vancouver on Wednesday, January 18, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Tampa Bay Lightning’s Steven Stamkos, left, scores against Vancouver Canucks goalie Spencer Martin, to record his 500th career goal during first period NHL hockey action in Vancouver on Wednesday, January 18, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Salmon Arm’s Lily Brook and Maggie Manning (front centre) are excited to finally be able to share their experiences competing on season five of All-Round Champion. (Contributed)

Salmon Arm para-athletes surprised to find each other competing on All-Round Athlete

Maggie Manning and Lily Brook to host public premiere at Salmar Grand

Salmon Arm’s Lily Brook and Maggie Manning (front centre) are excited to finally be able to share their experiences competing on season five of All-Round Champion. (Contributed)
The Vernon Curling Club hosted 20 Scots for the Strathcona Cup competition between Canada and Scotland on Tuesday, Jan. 17.
(Brendan Shykora/ Morning Star)

Oldest international sporting competition in the world brings Scotland to Vernon

‘A great group of guys’: Vernon Curling Club welcomes Scots for Strathcona Cup

The Vernon Curling Club hosted 20 Scots for the Strathcona Cup competition between Canada and Scotland on Tuesday, Jan. 17.
(Brendan Shykora/ Morning Star)
FILE - In this April 19, 2021, file photo, Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith (2) plays against the Nashville Predators in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

Duncan Keith, Kyle Turris serving as coaches for BCHL Top Prospects game in Penticton

Keith will join the Vees’ Fred Harbinson behind the bench for Team East; Turris to coach Team West

FILE - In this April 19, 2021, file photo, Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith (2) plays against the Nashville Predators in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)
Sicamous Curling Club is hosting a rock/popstar funspiel Jan. 27 and 28, with costumes, a dinner and cash prizes. (Sicamous Curling Club/ Facebook)

Sicamous Curling Club hosts rock star bonspiel

Costumes, dinner and cash prizes to entertain athletes over two-day competition

Sicamous Curling Club is hosting a rock/popstar funspiel Jan. 27 and 28, with costumes, a dinner and cash prizes. (Sicamous Curling Club/ Facebook)
UBCO Cross Country coach Malindi Elmore has been nominated for Female Coach of the Year. (Jon Adrian)
UBCO Cross Country coach Malindi Elmore has been nominated for Female Coach of the Year. (Jon Adrian)
Canada’s Ashley Stephenson reacts after scoring during fifth inning women’s baseball action against Venezuela at the Pan American Games in Toronto on Saturday July 25, 2015. Stephenson, a long-time player and coach with Canada’s women’s baseball team, is joining the Toronto Blue Jays’ organization as a coach with the Vancouver Canadians. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Thornhill
Canada’s Ashley Stephenson reacts after scoring during fifth inning women’s baseball action against Venezuela at the Pan American Games in Toronto on Saturday July 25, 2015. Stephenson, a long-time player and coach with Canada’s women’s baseball team, is joining the Toronto Blue Jays’ organization as a coach with the Vancouver Canadians. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Thornhill
Vernon Okanagan Rhythmic Gymnastics Club member Madeline Sellars is one of six members heading to the Elite Canada competition next month in Vancouver. (Contributed)

Elite Canada rhythmic gymnastics event features six Vernon athletes

The half-dozen from the Okanagan Rhythmic Gymnastics club will seek national team selection

Vernon Okanagan Rhythmic Gymnastics Club member Madeline Sellars is one of six members heading to the Elite Canada competition next month in Vancouver. (Contributed)
Salmon Arm’s Laura Hall skated to a historic gold-medal win for Canada Monday, Jan. 17, at the FISU World University Games in Lake Placid, NY. Hall, a former member of the Vernon Vortex Speedskating Club, won the women’s 3,000-metre race, obliterating the 43-year-old track record by nearly three seconds. (Black Press - file photo)

VIDEO: Salmon Arm skater glides to historic gold medal

Laura Hall is first Canadian woman to win speedskating gold at World University Games; sets track record

Salmon Arm’s Laura Hall skated to a historic gold-medal win for Canada Monday, Jan. 17, at the FISU World University Games in Lake Placid, NY. Hall, a former member of the Vernon Vortex Speedskating Club, won the women’s 3,000-metre race, obliterating the 43-year-old track record by nearly three seconds. (Black Press - file photo)
Yorke Parkin and Saige Beaumont. (Contributed by Bex Parkin)
Yorke Parkin and Saige Beaumont. (Contributed by Bex Parkin)
Team Sullivan won gold at the 2023 Thompson-Okanagan Regional High School Curling Playdowns and will advance to provincial champions in February. (Contributed)

Salmon Arm high school curling teams compete for regional champion title

Brothers battle it out on opposing teams, Sullivan rink heads to provincials

Team Sullivan won gold at the 2023 Thompson-Okanagan Regional High School Curling Playdowns and will advance to provincial champions in February. (Contributed)
Violet Boehm, left, kisses former Vancouver Canucks’ enforcer Gino Odjick as he’s wheeled back into Vancouver General Hospital after coming out to greet hundreds of fans that gathered to support him in Vancouver, B.C., on Sunday June 29, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

THE MOJ: ‘Legend’ not too strong a word for Gino, an all-time Canuck

Odjick earned every inch of the love Vancouver fans gave to him

Violet Boehm, left, kisses former Vancouver Canucks’ enforcer Gino Odjick as he’s wheeled back into Vancouver General Hospital after coming out to greet hundreds of fans that gathered to support him in Vancouver, B.C., on Sunday June 29, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Kelowna’s Megan Osland shot a -6 (210) on her way to her first tournament victory of the season. (Megan Osland Golf/Facebook)

Kelowna golfer starts year with tournament win in Arizona

Osland collected one eagle and 13 birdies through three rounds to earn the tournament win

Kelowna’s Megan Osland shot a -6 (210) on her way to her first tournament victory of the season. (Megan Osland Golf/Facebook)