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THE PROVINCE – SOCCER:
  • The Provies: Bakery Edition – Icings, turnovers, and muffins
    With Botch off to watch his Eagles head towards their destiny of being a Patriots footnote, I had the honor of writing the Provies tonight. The return of Bo Horvat? This had glitz and glamour written all over it. The BBB line together again, finally! Who knew what tales I could weave, discussing the heroic […]
  • 15-year-old girl gets rare win for Golden boys Junior B team
    Izzy Palumbo’s first start in Junior B was pretty good. Picked by the coaches to start Saturday night against the Columbia Valley Rockies, the 15 year old girl from Golden backstopped her home town Rockets to a 7-4 win in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action. Yes, 15. And yes, a girl. It was also […]
  • Bo Horvat on return to Canucks: ‘Feels like you’re back in October’
    Bo Horvat expressed serious relief about finally returning to the Canucks’ lineup Sunday afternoon against the Jets. “I’ve never gone through something like this before,” he told reporters in Winnipeg after the morning skate at Bell MTS Place. “It definitely took a lot of patience and positivity.” Returning to the lineup after being on the […]
  • Willes: Benning stands firm in belief he has rebuilt Canucks the ‘right way’
    In this, as with all things, it’s a matter of perspective. When Jim Benning looks at the Vancouver Canucks these days, he doesn’t see a 28th-placed team that has won four of its last 18 games. He doesn’t see a team which has missed the playoffs two seasons in a row and will undoubtedly miss […]
  • Jets 1 Canucks 0: Structure, purpose but a shutout loss nonetheless
    WINNIPEG — Sunday night, Bo Horvat returned to the Vancouver Canucks’ lineup for the first time since Dec. 5. In his absence, the Canucks went an NHL worst 4-12-2 over that span. Here’s what we learned in Winnipeg. A shining light The good news? One night after they hung Jacob Markstrom out to dry in […]
  • B.C.’s Rory MacDonald the new Bellator welterweight champion
    INGLEWOOD, Calif. — Kelowna’s Rory MacDonald became the Bellator welterweight champion on Saturday with a win over Douglas Lima, overcoming grotesque injuries to his left leg and nose to claim a unanimous decision. MacDonald (20-4) has been ticketed for Bellator stardom ever since he left the UFC and joined its biggest rival in 2016 following back-to-back [… […]
  • Rugby Canada to host Scotland in June
    Despite their lowly World Rugby ranking, Canada continues to receive attention from tier one nations. Friday, the Scottish Rugby Union confirmed their senior men’s team will tour the Americas this June, beginning with a match against Canada, in Canada, the weekend of June 8 to 10. Rugby Canada hasn’t yet confirmed a location for the […]
  • The Provies: Marky rises, MDZ falls, and the current war over the Canucks origin story
    BEST PLAYER The game, in a play, was Draisaitl’s one timer. It was loud. It was savage. It was a 2-on-1. It echoed for a moment or two. Markstrom desperately sprawled across his crease in one last heroic stab at the puck. He never had a chance. He was successful on many of them. He […]
  • Canucks Game Day: Touchdown in Winnipeg, where January’s road trip ends
    The Vancouver Canucks finally end their seven-game road trip, which hasn’t seen them at home since Jan. 2, when they visit the chemtrail-laying Winnipeg Jets this afternoon (5 p.m. PT, SNP, Sportsnet 650). The Canucks lost 5-2 in Edmonton last night, while the Jets downed the Flames 2-1 in a shootout in Calgary earlier on […]
  • Winterhawks strike Giants streak: Vancouver fails to record at least a point for first time in 11 games
    January 20 Vancouver Giants vs Portland Winterhawks Highlights: https://t.co/ZQfLG0amqc via @YouTube — Vancouver Giants (@WHLGiants) January 21, 2018 Here’s what we learned from the Vancouver Giants’ 2-0 loss to the Portland Winterhawks on Saturday at the Langley Events Centre. *Portland netminder Shane Farkas, a Penticton native, put together a tidy, 31-sav […]