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USA players celebrate after winning the IIHF Women’s World Hockey Championship gold medal game against the Canada in Brampton, Ont., on Sunday, April 16, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Hilary Knight’s hat trick leads to gold, USA tops Canada 6-3

Veteran star leads the way as the Americans regain bragging rights in hockey rivalry

USA players celebrate after winning the IIHF Women’s World Hockey Championship gold medal game against the Canada in Brampton, Ont., on Sunday, April 16, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
Sooke Celtic turned in a stellar performance in the quarter-final of the senior men’s Division 3 provincial playoffs, notching a 3-0 win at home on Friday night against Gorge FC. (Contributed photo)

Sooke Celtic a win away from provincial soccer final

It’s onward and upward for Sooke Celtic FC in the quest for…

Sooke Celtic turned in a stellar performance in the quarter-final of the senior men’s Division 3 provincial playoffs, notching a 3-0 win at home on Friday night against Gorge FC. (Contributed photo)
Saskatchewan kicker Dave Ridgway (36) kicks the winning field goal as Mike Anderson (66) and Glen Suitor (27) watch the ball go through the uprights during Grey Cup final against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in Toronto on Nov 26, 1989. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

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Saskatchewan kicker Dave Ridgway (36) kicks the winning field goal as Mike Anderson (66) and Glen Suitor (27) watch the ball go through the uprights during Grey Cup final against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in Toronto on Nov 26, 1989. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
The federal government has decided to start funding Hockey Canada again, so long as the league meets a number of conditions. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Hockey Canada has regained its national funding from Ottawa

Implementing recommendations from review into handling of sexual assault allegations among conditions

The federal government has decided to start funding Hockey Canada again, so long as the league meets a number of conditions. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Canada’s Leylah Fernandez returns to Belgium’s Ysaline Bonaventure during a Billie Jean King Cup qualifiers singles match, in Vancouver, on Saturday, April 15, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Canada’s Leylah Fernandez returns to Belgium’s Ysaline Bonaventure during a Billie Jean King Cup qualifiers singles match, in Vancouver, on Saturday, April 15, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Tanner (The Bulldozer) Boser during a heavyweight mixed martial arts bout against Daniel Spitz, Friday, Oct. 18, 2019, at UFC Fight Night in Boston. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Elise Amendola

Canada’s Tanner (The Bulldozer) Boser takes a beating in UFC light-heavyweight debut

31-year-old Albertan crushed in 2 minutes and 5 seconds by Moldova opponent

Tanner (The Bulldozer) Boser during a heavyweight mixed martial arts bout against Daniel Spitz, Friday, Oct. 18, 2019, at UFC Fight Night in Boston. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Elise Amendola
Vancouver Canucks left-winger Tanner Pearson, who broke his hand during a game last November, stands to leave after the NHL hockey team’s end of season news conference, in Vancouver, on Saturday, April 15, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

‘It’s been a battle’: Canucks’ Pearson still struggling with hand injury

The 30-year-old broke his hand in Vancouver’s loss to the Montreal Canadiens on Nov. 9

Vancouver Canucks left-winger Tanner Pearson, who broke his hand during a game last November, stands to leave after the NHL hockey team’s end of season news conference, in Vancouver, on Saturday, April 15, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Canada forward Sarah Fillier (10) is congratulated by teammates forward Sarah Nurse (20) and defender Renata Fast (14) after scoring on Switzerland during second period IIHF Women’s World Hockey Championship semi-final hockey action in Brampton, Ont., on Saturday April 15, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Canada tops Switzerland to advance to gold-medal final of women’s hockey worlds

Canada will meet archrival U.S. in the gold-medal game on Sunday

Canada forward Sarah Fillier (10) is congratulated by teammates forward Sarah Nurse (20) and defender Renata Fast (14) after scoring on Switzerland during second period IIHF Women’s World Hockey Championship semi-final hockey action in Brampton, Ont., on Saturday April 15, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
Tri-City Americans’ Lukas Dragicevic smiles during on-ice testing ahead of the CHL/NHL Top Prospects game in Langley, B.C. on Tuesday, January 24, 2023.Hockey Canada has announced its roster for the upcoming 2023 men’s under-18 world championship.	THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Tri-City Americans’ Lukas Dragicevic smiles during on-ice testing ahead of the CHL/NHL Top Prospects game in Langley, B.C. on Tuesday, January 24, 2023.Hockey Canada has announced its roster for the upcoming 2023 men’s under-18 world championship.	THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Allyson Phillip rides along the GT trail at Harbourview, where the Sooke Bike Club and Island Cup Racing are hosting the Enduro Cup Mountain Bike Race in Sooke on April 23. (Photo contributed)

Volunteers put in thousands of hours to host Enduro Bike Race

Event takes place at Sea to Sea Regional Park on April 23

Allyson Phillip rides along the GT trail at Harbourview, where the Sooke Bike Club and Island Cup Racing are hosting the Enduro Cup Mountain Bike Race in Sooke on April 23. (Photo contributed)
Vancouver Canucks right wing Conor Garland shields the puck from Arizona Coyotes defenseman J.J. Moser (90) in overtime during an NHL hockey game Thursday, April 13, 2023, in Tempe, Ariz. The Canucks won 5-4. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

THE MOJ: Plenty of questions as the Canucks reset after another disappointing season

Will the Tocchet new coach bump affect how team approaches the offseason?

Vancouver Canucks right wing Conor Garland shields the puck from Arizona Coyotes defenseman J.J. Moser (90) in overtime during an NHL hockey game Thursday, April 13, 2023, in Tempe, Ariz. The Canucks won 5-4. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)
Video still from Australian YouTuber Beau Miles building a raft out of downed trees before floating down the Chilliwack River. (YouTube)

VIDEO: Popular Australian YouTuber takes on the Chilliwack River on raft made from logs

Beau Miles’ offbeat exploits have earned him 600,000 subscribers and 37 million views

Video still from Australian YouTuber Beau Miles building a raft out of downed trees before floating down the Chilliwack River. (YouTube)
Vancouver Island Wave Program member Sami Marvasti makes the tackle during Pacific FC’s pre-season training, held at the PISE (Pacific Institute for Sport Education) in Saanich on Feb. 24. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

Pacific FC signs two Island boys to roster

Sami Marvasti, 16, and Jack Garner, 17, are signed on CPL developmental contracts

Vancouver Island Wave Program member Sami Marvasti makes the tackle during Pacific FC’s pre-season training, held at the PISE (Pacific Institute for Sport Education) in Saanich on Feb. 24. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
Chicago Blackhawks’ Jonathan Toews waits for a faceoff during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Vancouver Canucks in Vancouver, on Thursday, April 6, 2023. ;Longtime Blackhawks captain Toews will not be returning to Chicago next season, the team announced on Thursday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Chicago Blackhawks say they will not re-sign captain Jonathan Toews

3-time Stanley Cup winner was been struggling with the after-effects of COVID

Chicago Blackhawks’ Jonathan Toews waits for a faceoff during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Vancouver Canucks in Vancouver, on Thursday, April 6, 2023. ;Longtime Blackhawks captain Toews will not be returning to Chicago next season, the team announced on Thursday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Burnaby firefighter and former NHL player Ray Sawada, 38, passed away suddenly April 10, 2023 while playing a game of recreational hockey. He leaves behind a wife and two daughters. (Credit: GoFundMe)

B.C. firefighter and ex-NHL player Ray Sawada dies suddenly at 38

Burnaby firefighter leaves behind his wife and 2 young daughters

Burnaby firefighter and former NHL player Ray Sawada, 38, passed away suddenly April 10, 2023 while playing a game of recreational hockey. He leaves behind a wife and two daughters. (Credit: GoFundMe)
Los Angeles FC’s Stipe Biuk, front left, and Vancouver Whitecaps’ Sebastian Berhalter vie for the ball during the second half of a CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinal soccer match, in Vancouver, on Wednesday, April 5, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Whitecaps whipped 3-0 by L.A. in CONCACAF play

Vancouver drops two-game aggregate 6-0 to Los Angeles FC

Los Angeles FC’s Stipe Biuk, front left, and Vancouver Whitecaps’ Sebastian Berhalter vie for the ball during the second half of a CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinal soccer match, in Vancouver, on Wednesday, April 5, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A Simon Fraser University football helmet is shown in a handout photo. The Simon Fraser University Football Alumni Society will be filing an injunction against the school to reinstate its football program. Last week, the school ceased the program amid concerns it would have nowhere to play after the 2023 season. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO/Simon Fraser University **MANDATORY CREDIT**

Injunction to be filed for reinstatement of Simon Fraser University football program

‘By terminating the program, they’re breaching the contract they had with the student-athletes’

A Simon Fraser University football helmet is shown in a handout photo. The Simon Fraser University Football Alumni Society will be filing an injunction against the school to reinstate its football program. Last week, the school ceased the program amid concerns it would have nowhere to play after the 2023 season. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO/Simon Fraser University **MANDATORY CREDIT**
VIU Athlete of the Year award winners for 2022-23 are basketball players Tori Odom and Harriette Mackenzie. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

VIU honours its athletes of the year after seasons in which every team excelled

Basketball standouts earn top honours at Mariners’ awards banquet

VIU Athlete of the Year award winners for 2022-23 are basketball players Tori Odom and Harriette Mackenzie. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
Glen Suitor (right) is one the SFU alumni furious with the way the university’s storied football program has ended. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Liam Richards

THE MOJ: Shocked football world pushing back against SFU football demise

Lack of warning, effort to save the program, caught supporters off guard

Glen Suitor (right) is one the SFU alumni furious with the way the university’s storied football program has ended. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Liam Richards
Japanese Olympic Committee President Yasuhiro Yamashita, from left, and Sapporo Mayor Katsuhiro Akimoto listen to International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach, right, speak during a news conference in Lausanne, Switzerland, on Jan. 11, 2020. Sapporo’s bid for the 2030 Winter Olympics has been slowed, but not stopped, by fallout from the still-developing corruption scandal around the 2020 Tokyo Games. (Masashi Inoue/Kyodo News via AP)

Sapporo may delay Olympic bid to 2034 after Tokyo scandal

International Olympic Committee struggling to find a host for the 2030 Winter Games

Japanese Olympic Committee President Yasuhiro Yamashita, from left, and Sapporo Mayor Katsuhiro Akimoto listen to International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach, right, speak during a news conference in Lausanne, Switzerland, on Jan. 11, 2020. Sapporo’s bid for the 2030 Winter Olympics has been slowed, but not stopped, by fallout from the still-developing corruption scandal around the 2020 Tokyo Games. (Masashi Inoue/Kyodo News via AP)