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Vernon’s Kevin-Thomas Walters of the North Okanagan Knights (front) was traded from the Junior A Battlefords North Stars of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League to the Cowichan Valley Capitals of the B.C. Hockey League Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2021. (Morning Star - file photo)

Vernon player makes return to B.C. Hockey League

Kevin-Thomas Walters traded to Cowichan Valley Capitals from Saskatchewan league

Vernon’s Kevin-Thomas Walters of the North Okanagan Knights (front) was traded from the Junior A Battlefords North Stars of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League to the Cowichan Valley Capitals of the B.C. Hockey League Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2021. (Morning Star - file photo)
The Saddledome, home of the Calgary Flames, is shown in Calgary, Thursday, March 12, 2020.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Flames owners say agreement with Calgary on new arena officially terminated

Premier Jason Kenney said during a news conference later in the day that he was ‘disappointed’

The Saddledome, home of the Calgary Flames, is shown in Calgary, Thursday, March 12, 2020.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Salmon Arm Silverbacks goalie Owen Say started 2022 with a 3-0 shutout against the Vernon Vipers on Jan. 1. (Chris Fowler/Salmon Arm Silverbacks image)

Salmon Arm Silverbacks pick up pair of wins over Vernon Vipers on weekend

The Silverbacks now have 22 wins in 27 games this season

Salmon Arm Silverbacks goalie Owen Say started 2022 with a 3-0 shutout against the Vernon Vipers on Jan. 1. (Chris Fowler/Salmon Arm Silverbacks image)
Trees offer protection from the wind on cold days (Britt Bailey)

Kelowna residents stay active amid freezing conditions

With the right layers, it is possible to stay active in all conditions

Trees offer protection from the wind on cold days (Britt Bailey)
BCHL statement about COVID cancellations. (Screenshot from cowichancapitals.com)

3 BCHL teams have games postponed due to COVID-19

Cowichan Capitals, Langley Rivermen and Penticton Vees sidelined until Jan. 9

BCHL statement about COVID cancellations. (Screenshot from cowichancapitals.com)
Mark McMorris, of Canada, comes to a halt following his run in the slopestyle finals, Saturday, Dec. 18, 2021, during the Dew Tour snowboarding event at Copper Mountain, Colo. (AP Photo/Hugh Carey)

Olympic snowboarder Mark McMorris expects Beijing Olympics to go ahead as planned

McMorris “laying incredibly low” until the 2022 Olympic games begin in early February

Mark McMorris, of Canada, comes to a halt following his run in the slopestyle finals, Saturday, Dec. 18, 2021, during the Dew Tour snowboarding event at Copper Mountain, Colo. (AP Photo/Hugh Carey)
Quebec Nordiques fans wait outside the Videotron Centre where the first-ever hockey game, a QMJHL game between the Quebec Remparts and the Rimouski Oceanic ,will be played, Saturday, September 12, 2015 in Quebec City. Quebec politicians are meeting with National Hockey League brass in January, but it’s unclear what influence the government can have on the league or whether team owners have any interest in bringing the Nordiques back to the provincial capital.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot

Quebec government wants to bring an NHL team to the capital, but fans skeptical

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman confirmed a January meeting with ‘someone high up’ from Quebec

Quebec Nordiques fans wait outside the Videotron Centre where the first-ever hockey game, a QMJHL game between the Quebec Remparts and the Rimouski Oceanic ,will be played, Saturday, September 12, 2015 in Quebec City. Quebec politicians are meeting with National Hockey League brass in January, but it’s unclear what influence the government can have on the league or whether team owners have any interest in bringing the Nordiques back to the provincial capital.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot
United States’ John Isner hits a forehand to Canada’s Brayden Schnur match at the ATP Cup tennis tournament in Sydney, Sunday, Jan. 2, 2022. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)

U.S. over Canada easily, Russia beats France at ATP Cup

John Isner and Taylor Fritz beat their Canadian singles opponents and clinched match in doubles for 3-0 win

United States’ John Isner hits a forehand to Canada’s Brayden Schnur match at the ATP Cup tennis tournament in Sydney, Sunday, Jan. 2, 2022. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)
Seattle Kraken goaltender Philipp Grubauer, right, makes a stop as Kraken defenceman Adam Larsson (6) and Vancouver Canucks centre Matthew Highmore (15) crash against him during the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Jan. 1, 2022, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Red-hot Canucks score 3 in third period to topple Seattle Kraken 5-2

Vancouver improves to 8-0-1 since Bruce Boudreau took over as coach

Seattle Kraken goaltender Philipp Grubauer, right, makes a stop as Kraken defenceman Adam Larsson (6) and Vancouver Canucks centre Matthew Highmore (15) crash against him during the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Jan. 1, 2022, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Brian ‘Red’ Hamilton, Vancouver Canucks assistant equipment manager. (Vancouver Canucks Instagram photo)
Brian ‘Red’ Hamilton, Vancouver Canucks assistant equipment manager. (Vancouver Canucks Instagram photo)
Vancouver Canucks’ Tucker Poolman, left, and Los Angeles Kings’ Brendan Lemieux chase the puck during second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Dec. 30, 2021, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

L.A. Kings edge Canucks 2-1 in shootout as Vancouver’s 7-game win streak ends

B.C. squad has points in 8 straight games under new coach Bruce Boudreau

Vancouver Canucks’ Tucker Poolman, left, and Los Angeles Kings’ Brendan Lemieux chase the puck during second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Dec. 30, 2021, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Vancouver Canucks’ Elias Pettersson, left, moves the puck past Anaheim Ducks’ Ryan Getzlaf during the first period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2021, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Vancouver Canucks’ Elias Pettersson, left, moves the puck past Anaheim Ducks’ Ryan Getzlaf during the first period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2021, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Canada’s Lukas Cormier (6) and Austria’s Fin van Ee (15) battle for the puck during first period IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship action in Edmonton on Tuesday, December 28, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

IIHF cancels remainder of 2022 world juniors due to COVID-19 spread

Omicron has led to multiple forfeited games and teams placed under quarantine

Canada’s Lukas Cormier (6) and Austria’s Fin van Ee (15) battle for the puck during first period IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship action in Edmonton on Tuesday, December 28, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Vegas Golden Knights center Jonathan Marchessault (81) celebrates with center William Karlsson (71) after scoring during the first period of the team’s NHL hockey game against the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2021, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)
Vegas Golden Knights center Jonathan Marchessault (81) celebrates with center William Karlsson (71) after scoring during the first period of the team’s NHL hockey game against the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2021, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)
Jackson Cooper is one of many success stories from the Vernon ScoreHawks hockey program. (Contributed)

Vernon ScoreHawks soar back to ice

Adaptive hockey league for kids five to 15 with physical or developmental delays begins in Vernon Jan. 8

Jackson Cooper is one of many success stories from the Vernon ScoreHawks hockey program. (Contributed)
Damian Warner, of Canada, celebrates after he won the gold medal for the decathlon at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Thursday, Aug. 5, 2021, in Tokyo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-David J. Phillip

Decathlete Damian Warner wins Lionel Conacher Award as CP’s male athlete of the year

He set an Olympic record and a Canadian record, and became just the 4th man to top the 9,000-point barrier

Damian Warner, of Canada, celebrates after he won the gold medal for the decathlon at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Thursday, Aug. 5, 2021, in Tokyo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-David J. Phillip
Coldstream’s Emma Elders will further her hockey and education career in 
2022-23 with the University of Toronto Varsity Blues. (Contributed)

Coldstream hockey player singing the Blues

Emma Elders, 18, inks scholarship with University of Toronto Varsity Blues

Coldstream’s Emma Elders will further her hockey and education career in 
2022-23 with the University of Toronto Varsity Blues. (Contributed)
Canada celebrates a goal against Austria during first period IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship action in Edmonton on Tuesday, December 28, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

World juniors: Bedard nets 4 to enter record book as Canada thrashes Austria 11-2

Regina forward just the seventh 16-year-old ever named to national men’s junior team

Canada celebrates a goal against Austria during first period IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship action in Edmonton on Tuesday, December 28, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
FILE - In this Aug. 5, 2006, file photo, former Oakland Raiders coach John Madden gestures toward a bust of himself during his enshrinement into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. After a decade run as a successful coach of the Raiders, Madden made his biggest impact on the game after moving to the broadcast booth at CBS in 1979. He became the network’s lead analyst two years later and provided the sound track for NFL games for most of the next three decades, entertaining millions with his interjections of “Boom!” and “Doink!” throughout games, while educating them with his use of the telestrator and ability to describe what was happening in the trenches. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan, File)

John Madden, Hall of Fame coach and broadcaster, dies at 85

John Madden inspired series of popular video games

FILE - In this Aug. 5, 2006, file photo, former Oakland Raiders coach John Madden gestures toward a bust of himself during his enshrinement into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. After a decade run as a successful coach of the Raiders, Madden made his biggest impact on the game after moving to the broadcast booth at CBS in 1979. He became the network’s lead analyst two years later and provided the sound track for NFL games for most of the next three decades, entertaining millions with his interjections of “Boom!” and “Doink!” throughout games, while educating them with his use of the telestrator and ability to describe what was happening in the trenches. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan, File)
Players from the Montreal Canadiens and the Philadelphia Flyers skate before an empty arena prior to an NHL game in Montreal, Thursday, December 16, 2021. The NHL has postponed five home games for the Montreal Canadiens due to measures related to the COVID-19 pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Stricter Canadian COVID rules complicate NHL push through pandemic

U.S. has shortened quarantine but Canada has not done so

Players from the Montreal Canadiens and the Philadelphia Flyers skate before an empty arena prior to an NHL game in Montreal, Thursday, December 16, 2021. The NHL has postponed five home games for the Montreal Canadiens due to measures related to the COVID-19 pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes