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Tampa Bay Rays’ Randy Arozarena slides into third base with a triple as Toronto Blue Jays’ Cavan Biggio, left, waits for the throw during the fourth inning of Game 1 of a wild card series playoff baseball game Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)

Rays dump Jays 3-1 in MLB wild-card playoff series opener

Tampa takes 1-0 lead over Toronto in best-of-three clash

Tampa Bay Rays’ Randy Arozarena slides into third base with a triple as Toronto Blue Jays’ Cavan Biggio, left, waits for the throw during the fourth inning of Game 1 of a wild card series playoff baseball game Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)
Coldstream’s Stacy Roest, assistant general manager with the NHL’s Tampa Bay Lightning, hoists the Stanley Cup over his head on the ice in Edmonton Monday, Sept. 28, after the Bolts blanked the Dallas Stars 2-0 to win the NHL championship series 4-2. (Photo submitted)

Coldstream man savours Stanley Cup win

Stacy Roest gets name on the Cup as assistant GM for champion Tampa Bay Lightning

Coldstream’s Stacy Roest, assistant general manager with the NHL’s Tampa Bay Lightning, hoists the Stanley Cup over his head on the ice in Edmonton Monday, Sept. 28, after the Bolts blanked the Dallas Stars 2-0 to win the NHL championship series 4-2. (Photo submitted)
Luke Schenn appeared in 189 WHL regular-season games all with the Rockets over three seasons (2005-08), collecting 68 points (12G, 56A) and 323 penalty minutes.

Kelowna Rockets alumni Luke Schenn wins Stanley Cup

Schenn is the fifth Rocket alumni in history to hoist the trophy

Luke Schenn appeared in 189 WHL regular-season games all with the Rockets over three seasons (2005-08), collecting 68 points (12G, 56A) and 323 penalty minutes.
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Tampa Bay Lightning centre Steven Stamkos (91) hoists the Stanley Cup after defeating the Dallas Stars in Edmonton on Monday, September 28, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Tampa Bay Lightning centre Steven Stamkos (91) hoists the Stanley Cup after defeating the Dallas Stars in Edmonton on Monday, September 28, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
North Okanagan Minor Lacrosse Association coach Travis Mann instructs kids during the organization’s Skills and Drills camp, running for all age groups Wednesdays until Oct. 7 at the Greater Vernon Athletics Park at Okanagan College. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

North Okanagan Minor Lacrosse hosting skills camp

With social distancing rules in effect, camp runs Wednesdays through to Oct. 7 for all age groups

North Okanagan Minor Lacrosse Association coach Travis Mann instructs kids during the organization’s Skills and Drills camp, running for all age groups Wednesdays until Oct. 7 at the Greater Vernon Athletics Park at Okanagan College. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Hillview Golf Club pro Myles Johnson (right) finished tied for seventh, four shots back of the winner, at the PGA of BC Club Pro Golf Championship held at Nicklaus North Golf Course in Whistler. (File photo)

Vernon golf pro ties for seventh at B.C. championship

Myles Johnson of Hillview ended up four shots back of the winner in 36-hole event at Whistler

Hillview Golf Club pro Myles Johnson (right) finished tied for seventh, four shots back of the winner, at the PGA of BC Club Pro Golf Championship held at Nicklaus North Golf Course in Whistler. (File photo)
Former Vernon Christian School Royals volleyball standout Ben Molitwenik is taking his talent and game down Highway 97 south to the UBC Okanagan Heat. Molitwenik helped lead the Royals to back-to-back B.C. High School Boys A Division championships and was named outstanding player in both provincial tournaments. (UBCO Heat photo)

Vernon volleyball standout signs with Heat

Ben Molitwenik helped Vernon Christian School Royals win back-to-back B.C. titles

Former Vernon Christian School Royals volleyball standout Ben Molitwenik is taking his talent and game down Highway 97 south to the UBC Okanagan Heat. Molitwenik helped lead the Royals to back-to-back B.C. High School Boys A Division championships and was named outstanding player in both provincial tournaments. (UBCO Heat photo)
The Okanagan Cup is a four-team B.C. Hockey League exhibition tournament featuring the Vernon Vipers, West Kelowna Warriors, Salmon Arm Silverbacks and Penticton Vees. (BCHL photo)

West Kelowna Warriors complete sweep of Vernon Vipers

Warriors edge Snakes 2-1 as Okanagan Cup BCHL exhibition tournament begins

The Okanagan Cup is a four-team B.C. Hockey League exhibition tournament featuring the Vernon Vipers, West Kelowna Warriors, Salmon Arm Silverbacks and Penticton Vees. (BCHL photo)
Defenceman Skyler Cameron (above) and the West Kelowna Warriors defeated the Vernon Vipers as both teams returned to action Friday, Sept. 25, 2020. (Tami Quan Photography)

West Kelowna Warriors top Vernon Vipers in return to action

The Warriors earned a 4-1 win to kick off Okanagan Cup tournament

Defenceman Skyler Cameron (above) and the West Kelowna Warriors defeated the Vernon Vipers as both teams returned to action Friday, Sept. 25, 2020. (Tami Quan Photography)
Toronto Blue Jays players, coaches and staff celebrate a 4-1 win over the New York Yankees in a baseball game in Buffalo, N.Y., Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020. Toronto clinched a postseason berth with the win. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus)

Blue Jays dump Yankees 4-1 to clinch MLB post-season berth

Guerrero, Ryu lead Toronto to first playoff spot in 4 years

Toronto Blue Jays players, coaches and staff celebrate a 4-1 win over the New York Yankees in a baseball game in Buffalo, N.Y., Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020. Toronto clinched a postseason berth with the win. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus)
Calgary Stampeders running back Jerome Messam (33) points to the 31 on his helmet during pre-game warm-ups before CFL football action against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in Hamilton, Ont., on October 1, 2016. The Calgary Stampeders are taking a flyer on linebacker Marcus Smith II. Smith, a former first-round pick of the NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles, is one of 10 players on Calgary’s negotiation list. The nine CFL teams made the revelations Thursday, the first of two they’ll do this year. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter Power

CFL teams reveal 10 players who are on their exclusive negotiation lists

CFL teams can have up to 45 players on their negotiation list which gives them exclusive negotiating rights

Calgary Stampeders running back Jerome Messam (33) points to the 31 on his helmet during pre-game warm-ups before CFL football action against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in Hamilton, Ont., on October 1, 2016. The Calgary Stampeders are taking a flyer on linebacker Marcus Smith II. Smith, a former first-round pick of the NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles, is one of 10 players on Calgary’s negotiation list. The nine CFL teams made the revelations Thursday, the first of two they’ll do this year. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter Power
BCHL hockey is back with announcement of Okanagan Cup

BCHL hockey is back with announcement of Okanagan Cup

The BCHL four-team tournament starts Friday, Sept. 25

BCHL hockey is back with announcement of Okanagan Cup
Vernon’s Stacey Roest is the assistant general manager with the NHL’s Tampa Bay Lightning, and sits three wins away from getting his name on the Stanley Cup. (Photo submitted)

Vernon hockey executive close to Cup win

Stacey Roest is the assistant general manager of the Tampa Bay Lightning

Vernon’s Stacey Roest is the assistant general manager with the NHL’s Tampa Bay Lightning, and sits three wins away from getting his name on the Stanley Cup. (Photo submitted)
Vernon’s Dennis Holland, centre, with his daugther Emmalee, left, and son Jacob, attends the 2020 NHL Outdoor Winter Classic Jan. 1 at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas. Holland is in his 18th year as a scout for the Dallas Stars, who are three wins away from capturing the Stanley Cup. It would give Holland his first-ever Cup ring. (Facebook photo)

Stanley Cup within Vernon man’s reach

Dennis Holland has spent the past 18 years scouting for the Dallas Stars, seeking his first Cup ring

Vernon’s Dennis Holland, centre, with his daugther Emmalee, left, and son Jacob, attends the 2020 NHL Outdoor Winter Classic Jan. 1 at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas. Holland is in his 18th year as a scout for the Dallas Stars, who are three wins away from capturing the Stanley Cup. It would give Holland his first-ever Cup ring. (Facebook photo)
Abbotsford’s Chase Claypool scampers to the end zone en route to his first career NFL touchdown. (Pittsburgh Steelers Instagram)

B.C.’s Chase Claypool catches first NFL touchdown pass

Abbotsford grad establishes new record for longest scrimmage TD by a Canadian

Abbotsford’s Chase Claypool scampers to the end zone en route to his first career NFL touchdown. (Pittsburgh Steelers Instagram)
The Vernon Vipers are slated to begin their B.C. Hockey League exhibition season with a home-and-home clash against the West Kelowna Warriors Friday and Saturday, Sept. 26 and 27. (Garrett James Photography)

Vernon Vipers announce exhibition schedule

Snakes to play 12 games prior to December against Salmon Arm, West Kelowna and Penticton

The Vernon Vipers are slated to begin their B.C. Hockey League exhibition season with a home-and-home clash against the West Kelowna Warriors Friday and Saturday, Sept. 26 and 27. (Garrett James Photography)
Cowichan Valley Capitals prospects clash during a 3-on-3 scrimmage at the Cowichan Valley Capitals rookie ID camp on Saturday. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

BCHL approves back-up plan for 2020-21 season

Without gate revenue, league will rely on player fees, government and business support

Cowichan Valley Capitals prospects clash during a 3-on-3 scrimmage at the Cowichan Valley Capitals rookie ID camp on Saturday. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
The PBR Canada Monster Energy Tour will not be making a stop in Abbotsford in 2020. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

PBR Canada cancels Abbotsford event

COVID-19 concerns end multi-year run for event at Abbotsford Centre

The PBR Canada Monster Energy Tour will not be making a stop in Abbotsford in 2020. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
Thomas Hardy and teammate Elora Van Jarrett, both from Salmon Arm, share a laugh with their Peak Pursuit team during the World’s Toughest Race: Eco-Challenge Fiji in September 2019. (Contributed)

Rapattack firefighters from Shuswap take on World’s Toughest Race

Training of past and present Salmon Arm-based crew helps them complete gruelling Fiji challenge

Thomas Hardy and teammate Elora Van Jarrett, both from Salmon Arm, share a laugh with their Peak Pursuit team during the World’s Toughest Race: Eco-Challenge Fiji in September 2019. (Contributed)
Rubber marks from pucks dot the glass as Vancouver Canucks players take part in an optional hockey practice attended by a small number of players in Vancouver, B.C., on Thursday June 2, 2011. A proposed $825 million class-action lawsuit alleges some of North America’s most powerful hockey leagues are conspiring to limit opportunities for young players. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Lawsuit alleges NHL, junior leagues working together to limit players’ opportunities

Document claims defendants have created a system where the majority of players will never reach top pro leagues

Rubber marks from pucks dot the glass as Vancouver Canucks players take part in an optional hockey practice attended by a small number of players in Vancouver, B.C., on Thursday June 2, 2011. A proposed $825 million class-action lawsuit alleges some of North America’s most powerful hockey leagues are conspiring to limit opportunities for young players. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck