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Cloverdale-raised Caedan Bankier in action with Kamloops Blazers of the Western Hockey League (WHL). (File photo courtesy Kamloops Blazers/Allen Douglas Photos)

4 B.C. hockey players have shot at making Canada’s World Juniors team roster

Starting Friday in Moncton, the camp will involve 4 goaltenders, 9 defencemen and 16 forwards

NHL Goaltender Devan Dubnyk. (Canadian Press)

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Vancouver Canucks’ Bo Horvat, front, and Elias Pettersson, of Sweden, celebrate Horvat’s goal against the Arizona Coyotes during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Saturday, December 3, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Horvat scores OT winner, Canucks earn 3-2 victory over Arizona Coyotes

Vancouver’s Luke Schenn registers 2,947th career hit, an NHL record for defencemen

Most outstanding Canadian player, quarterback Nathan Rourke of the BC Lions, holds up his trophy during the CFL Awards in Regina, Thursday, Nov. 17, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

THE MOJ: Colts among the team’s eyeing Lions Rourke south of the border

CFL’s outstanding Canadian will be working out in Indianapolis this month

Most outstanding Canadian player, quarterback Nathan Rourke of the BC Lions, holds up his trophy during the CFL Awards in Regina, Thursday, Nov. 17, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
A Team Canada logo is shown on a player during the warm-up prior to Rivalry Series hockey action against the United States in Kamloops, B.C., Thursday, Nov. 17, 2022. Hockey Canada says there were more than 900 documented or alleged incidents of on-ice discrimination — verbal taunts, insults and intimidation — across all levels and age groups during the 2021-22 season. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jesse Johnston

Hockey Canada recorded more than 900 reports of on-ice discrimination last season

Organization introduced a new section to its rulebook in August 2021 to address maltreatment

A Team Canada logo is shown on a player during the warm-up prior to Rivalry Series hockey action against the United States in Kamloops, B.C., Thursday, Nov. 17, 2022. Hockey Canada says there were more than 900 documented or alleged incidents of on-ice discrimination — verbal taunts, insults and intimidation — across all levels and age groups during the 2021-22 season. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jesse Johnston
Vancouver Canucks’ Ethan Bear, left, and Florida Panthers’ Ryan Lomberg vie for the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Thursday, December 1, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Vancouver Canucks’ Ethan Bear, left, and Florida Panthers’ Ryan Lomberg vie for the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Thursday, December 1, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Former Vancouver Canucks Henrik Sedin, left, of Sweden, goalie Roberto Luongo, centre, and Daniel Sedin, right, of Sweden, stand after being wrapped in First Nations blankets during a ceremony honouring their recent inductions into the Hockey Hall of Fame, before an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Thursday, December 1, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Vancouver Canucks honour newly minted Hall of Famers Luongo, Sedins

Goalie remains the Canucks’ franchise leader in wins (252) and shutouts (38)

Former Vancouver Canucks Henrik Sedin, left, of Sweden, goalie Roberto Luongo, centre, and Daniel Sedin, right, of Sweden, stand after being wrapped in First Nations blankets during a ceremony honouring their recent inductions into the Hockey Hall of Fame, before an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Thursday, December 1, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Canada midfielder Jonathan Osorio (21) and Morocco midfielder Sofiane Boufal (17) battle for the ball during second half group F World Cup soccer action at the Al Thumama Stadium in Doha, Qatar on Thursday, December 1, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Canada exits World Cup on third straight loss as Morocco profits from poor defending

Canada winless in three after a disappointing 2-1 loss to Morocco.

Canada midfielder Jonathan Osorio (21) and Morocco midfielder Sofiane Boufal (17) battle for the ball during second half group F World Cup soccer action at the Al Thumama Stadium in Doha, Qatar on Thursday, December 1, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
FILE - Gaylord Perry greets fans at the All-Star FanFest in Washington, Saturday, July 14, 2018. Baseball Hall of Famer and two-time Cy Young winner Gaylord Perry, a master of the spitball, died Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022, at his home in Gaffney, S.C. He was 88. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

Gaylord Perry, two-time baseball Cy Young winner, dies at 84

Perry was a five-time All-Star who was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1991

FILE - Gaylord Perry greets fans at the All-Star FanFest in Washington, Saturday, July 14, 2018. Baseball Hall of Famer and two-time Cy Young winner Gaylord Perry, a master of the spitball, died Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022, at his home in Gaffney, S.C. He was 88. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
Vancouver Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo looks on during the singing of “O Canada” before playing the Edmonton Oilers during an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, B.C., on Sunday January 20, 2013. Former Vancouver Canucks goaltender Roberto Luongo is to be inducted into the team’s Ring of Honour next season.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Vancouver Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo looks on during the singing of “O Canada” before playing the Edmonton Oilers during an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, B.C., on Sunday January 20, 2013. Former Vancouver Canucks goaltender Roberto Luongo is to be inducted into the team’s Ring of Honour next season.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Erin Haluschak and Philip Wolf. (Black Press Media photo)

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Erin Haluschak and Philip Wolf. (Black Press Media photo)
Two of the top prospects in hockey battled it out at Prospera Place on Tuesday night.(@Kelowna_Rockets/Twitter)

Cristall wins the battle, Bedard wins the war as Kelowna Rockets fall in front of sold-out crowd

Rockets forward Andrew Cristall collected four points but Connor Bedard extended his point streak

Two of the top prospects in hockey battled it out at Prospera Place on Tuesday night.(@Kelowna_Rockets/Twitter)
Canada’s Alphonso Davies scores his side’s opening goal during the World Cup group F soccer match between Croatia and Canada, at the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha, Qatar, Sunday, Nov. 27, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Themba Hadebe

Having scored at the World Cup, Canadian men now look to get one final result

Davies tally removed Canada from the list of World Cup participants yet to score

Canada’s Alphonso Davies scores his side’s opening goal during the World Cup group F soccer match between Croatia and Canada, at the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha, Qatar, Sunday, Nov. 27, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Themba Hadebe
Vancouver Canucks goalie Spencer Martin (30) reaches for the puck with his stick after stopping Washington Capitals’ Garnet Hathaway (21) during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Tuesday, November 29, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Ovechkin scores 2, makes history as Capitals down Vancouver Canucks 5-1

Winger now has 403 road goals, passing Wayne Gretzky for most in NHL history

Vancouver Canucks goalie Spencer Martin (30) reaches for the puck with his stick after stopping Washington Capitals’ Garnet Hathaway (21) during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Tuesday, November 29, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
The group leading the search for a new location for the former Western Speedway has identified another potential location. (Black Press Media file photo)

Search moving in right direction for new Western Speedway location

A new, promising location has been identified, but talks remain in their early stages

The group leading the search for a new location for the former Western Speedway has identified another potential location. (Black Press Media file photo)
Green Bay Packers’ Aaron Rodgers reacts after being sacked by San Francisco 49ers’ Arik Armstead during the second half of an NFC divisional playoff NFL football game Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)

THE MOJ: Continued surprises are what makes the NFL must-watch sports

Experts from around the league share their takes on the season’s most unexpected developments

Green Bay Packers’ Aaron Rodgers reacts after being sacked by San Francisco 49ers’ Arik Armstead during the second half of an NFC divisional playoff NFL football game Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)
FILE - Players from Germany pose for the team photo as they cover their mouth during the World Cup group E soccer match between Germany and Japan, at the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha, Qatar, Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)

Analysis: As Qatar World Cup unfolds, planet keeps spinning

Tourney has shown keeping the world out of sport is well nigh impossible

FILE - Players from Germany pose for the team photo as they cover their mouth during the World Cup group E soccer match between Germany and Japan, at the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha, Qatar, Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)
Best friends and two of the top prospects in hockey: Kelowna Rockets forward Andrew Cristall (left) and Regina Pats forward Connor Bedard are set to each each other for the first time in their WHL careers. (Regan Bartel/Kelowna Rockets)
Best friends and two of the top prospects in hockey: Kelowna Rockets forward Andrew Cristall (left) and Regina Pats forward Connor Bedard are set to each each other for the first time in their WHL careers. (Regan Bartel/Kelowna Rockets)
The Regina Pats took down the Victoria Royals 9-5 on Nov. 26 at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. (Courtesy of the Regina Pats)

NHL’s next big thing shows Victoria what hockey royalty looks like

Highly-touted Connor Bedard scores hat trick as his Regina Pats take 9-5 win over the Royals

The Regina Pats took down the Victoria Royals 9-5 on Nov. 26 at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. (Courtesy of the Regina Pats)
John Jepson, second from left in the back, helped Carihi Secondary to combined eight AA Island Soccer championships at both boys and girls levels. File Photo Campbell River Mirror

Veteran Island soccer coach expects men’s World Cup run to make impact like women’s did

Carihi’s John Jepson has been an influential steward of the game in Campbell River

John Jepson, second from left in the back, helped Carihi Secondary to combined eight AA Island Soccer championships at both boys and girls levels. File Photo Campbell River Mirror