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The Vernon Vipers extended their BCHL winning streak to four games Tuesday, Jan. 25, with a 4-3 shootout win in Merritt, kicking off a seven-game road swing. (Lisa Mazurek - Vernon Vipers Photography)

Vernon Vipers solve Centennials in shootout

Zack Tonelli, Cam MacDonald score in penalty shots giving Snakes a 4-3 BCHL win in Merritt

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

Keelan Clermont dashing through the powder. (Parker Schnyder photo.

West Kelowna wildlife photographer takes his skills slopeside

Parker Schnyder picked up his first camera in 2019 and “instantly fell in love”

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

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
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
Vernon Vipers grad Adam Tambellini is among 25 players named to Canada’s Olympic men’s hockey roster for Beijing. (Black Press - file photo)

BC Hockey League alumni part of Canada’s Olympic men’s hockey roster

Trio of former league players to wear maple leaf at Beijing Winter Games

Vernon Vipers grad Adam Tambellini is among 25 players named to Canada’s Olympic men’s hockey roster for Beijing. (Black Press - file photo)
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
Elena Gaskell of Vernon has been named to Freestyle Canada NextGen team. (Photo Submitted)

Vernon freestyle skier reaches Olympic dream

Elena Gaskell one of 24 athletes named by Freestyle Canada to the Canadian Olympic team Monday, Jan. 24

Elena Gaskell of Vernon has been named to Freestyle Canada NextGen team. (Photo Submitted)
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
The Sicamous Eagles (dark jerseys) have blanked division rivals 100 Mile House Wranglers in three of five meetings in the KIJHL this season. The latest came Sunday afternoon, Jan. 23, at the Sicamous Recreation Centre with the Eagles handing the Wranglers a 10th straight loss, 4-0. (Black Press file photo)

Sicamous Eagles slam door on 100 Mile House

KIJHL: Eagles score 4-0 win; hand Wranglers a 10th straight defeat

The Sicamous Eagles (dark jerseys) have blanked division rivals 100 Mile House Wranglers in three of five meetings in the KIJHL this season. The latest came Sunday afternoon, Jan. 23, at the Sicamous Recreation Centre with the Eagles handing the Wranglers a 10th straight loss, 4-0. (Black Press file photo)
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)
It's KIJHL game day in Sicamous. (@Sicamous_Eagles)

Sicamous Eagles host 100 Mile House in KIJHL action Sunday

Game time is 2 p.m. at Sicamous Rec Centre, followed by Skate With The Eagles session at 4:30 p.m.

It's KIJHL game day in Sicamous. (@Sicamous_Eagles)
Salmon Arm goalie Liam Vanderkooi shut the door in the third period on the upset-minded Centennials Saturday, Jan. 22, in Merritt. (Chris Fowler Photo)

Salmon Arm Silverbacks rally to beat Merritt

Backs score four unanswered goals in final 20 minutes for 6-3 BCHL road win

Salmon Arm goalie Liam Vanderkooi shut the door in the third period on the upset-minded Centennials Saturday, Jan. 22, in Merritt. (Chris Fowler Photo)
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)
Nick Deschenes is the new coach of the Sicamous Eagles Junior B hockey team. (Zachary Roman/Eagle Valley News)

‘Working together’: Sicamous Eagles’ new coach brings structure, consistency

Nick Deschenes believes junior hockey is a special thing in small communities

Nick Deschenes is the new coach of the Sicamous Eagles Junior B hockey team. (Zachary Roman/Eagle Valley News)
The Vernon Vipers came from behind to beat the Salmon Arm Silverbacks 4-3 in overtime on Friday, Jan. 21, 2022. (Lisa Mazurek Photography)

Vernon Vipers rally to beat Salmon Arm in overtime

The Vipers came back from 3-1 down in the second period to beat the Backs

The Vernon Vipers came from behind to beat the Salmon Arm Silverbacks 4-3 in overtime on Friday, Jan. 21, 2022. (Lisa Mazurek Photography)