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Vancouver Canucks goalie Thatcher Demko (35) covers up the puck as Quinn Hughes (43) checks Los Angeles Kings’ Phillip Danault (24) during first period NHL hockey action in Vancouver, B.C., Monday, Dec. 6, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Demko records 30-save shutout, Canucks beat Kings 4-0 in Boudreau’s debut

Victory comes less than 24 hours after Vancouver fired Green, Benning

Lake Cowichan Kraken defenceman Suhilpreet Deol leads the rush into the Peninsula Panthers zone during the teams’ VIJHL game at the Cowichan Lake Sports Arena on Sunday evening. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Lake Cowichan Kraken win one, lose two over weekend

Kraken open the scoring in both defeats

Vancouver Canucks head coach Travis Green stands on the bench behind Elias Pettersson (40), of Sweden, and Alex Chiasson (39) during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Vancouver, on Saturday, December 4, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

UPDATE: Vancouver Canucks fire head coach Travis Green, GM Jim Benning

Bruce Boudreau to step behind Vancouver bench

Vancouver Canucks’ J.T. Miller (9) and Pittsburgh Penguins’ Sidney Crosby (87) collide during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Saturday, December 4, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Jake Guentzel scores hat trick, Penguins rout Vancouver Canucks 4-1

Chants of ‘fire Benning!’ echoed through the arena late in the game

Vancouver Canucks’ J.T. Miller (9) and Pittsburgh Penguins’ Sidney Crosby (87) collide during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Saturday, December 4, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Canada’s Renee Gonzalez, left, and Pamphinette Buisa confer during a training session prior to the Dubai Emirates Airline Rugby Sevens 2021 women’s competition, in Dubai, U.A.E., in a Nov. 30, 2021, handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-World Rugby-KLC Fotos, Mike Lee, *MANDATORY CREDIT*

South Africa, Australia win again at Dubai Sevens while young Canada teams struggle

The Canadian men went 1-9-0 over the first two tournaments while the women were 2-8-0

Canada’s Renee Gonzalez, left, and Pamphinette Buisa confer during a training session prior to the Dubai Emirates Airline Rugby Sevens 2021 women’s competition, in Dubai, U.A.E., in a Nov. 30, 2021, handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-World Rugby-KLC Fotos, Mike Lee, *MANDATORY CREDIT*
Langley Rams won the Canadian Bowl Saturday afternoon, Dec. 4, shutting out the Ontario Conference champion London Beefeaters 37-0 in London, Ontario for the first national title in franchise history. (Boris Terzic Photography/Special to Langley Advance Times)

B.C.’s Langley Rams win Canadian Bowl

First time team has taken national championship

Langley Rams won the Canadian Bowl Saturday afternoon, Dec. 4, shutting out the Ontario Conference champion London Beefeaters 37-0 in London, Ontario for the first national title in franchise history. (Boris Terzic Photography/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Hazen Meade is Special Olympics Canada’s 2021 Athlete of the Year. Courtesy Hazen Meade/Special Olympics Canada.

Island athlete named Special Olympics Canada’s 2021 Athlete of the Year

Campbell River’s “Blazin’” Hazen Meade receives national honour

Hazen Meade is Special Olympics Canada’s 2021 Athlete of the Year. Courtesy Hazen Meade/Special Olympics Canada.
FILE - Los Angeles Dodgers’ Max Scherzer pitches against the San Francisco Giants during the ninth inning of Game 5 of a baseball National League Division Series Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021, in San Francisco. Eight-time All-Star Max Scherzer is nearing a $130 million, three-year contract with the New York Mets, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Monday, Nov. 29, because the agreement was still being worked on and would be subject to a successful physical.(AP Photo/John Hefti, File)

Even if games go on, Major League Baseball lockout could alienate Gen Z

Those born between 1995 and 2010 have never experience a baseball lockout or strike

FILE - Los Angeles Dodgers’ Max Scherzer pitches against the San Francisco Giants during the ninth inning of Game 5 of a baseball National League Division Series Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021, in San Francisco. Eight-time All-Star Max Scherzer is nearing a $130 million, three-year contract with the New York Mets, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Monday, Nov. 29, because the agreement was still being worked on and would be subject to a successful physical.(AP Photo/John Hefti, File)
Dillon Dubé (right) grew up in Golden, which he says helped develop him into the hockey player he is today. Dubé now plays for the Calgary Flames, and has previously captained Team Canada at the World Juniors Championships. (Calgary Flames photo)

‘To this day it still feels like home’: Calgary Flames’ Dillon Dubé recounts ‘Golden’ childhood

Dubé grew up in Golden B.C., and now plays for the team he grew up cheering for

Dillon Dubé (right) grew up in Golden, which he says helped develop him into the hockey player he is today. Dubé now plays for the Calgary Flames, and has previously captained Team Canada at the World Juniors Championships. (Calgary Flames photo)
New Texas Rangers infielder Marcus Semien adjusts his hat as he gets ready to answer questions at a press conference at Globe Life Field Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Richard W. Rodriguez)

Busy November provided some clarity for Blue Jays, now team must wait

MLB’s first work stoppage threatens plans for spring training and opening day on March 31

New Texas Rangers infielder Marcus Semien adjusts his hat as he gets ready to answer questions at a press conference at Globe Life Field Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Richard W. Rodriguez)
Alberni Valley Bulldogs’ forward Ryan Tverberg beats Nanaimo Clippers’ Tim Washe to the puck at centre ice in first period action of their exhibition game Friday, Nov. 6, 2020. The Clippers won the game 3–1. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

Former Vancouver Island player invited to Canada’s World Juniors hockey camp

Alberni Valley Bulldogs Ryan Tverberg one of 21 forwards invited to Team Canada’s selection camp

Alberni Valley Bulldogs’ forward Ryan Tverberg beats Nanaimo Clippers’ Tim Washe to the puck at centre ice in first period action of their exhibition game Friday, Nov. 6, 2020. The Clippers won the game 3–1. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
Ottawa Senators goaltender Filip Gustavsson (32) makes a save on Vancouver Canucks’ left wing Tanner Pearson (70) during first period NHL action in Ottawa on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

J.T. Miller’s 3-point night leads Canucks to 6-2 win over Senators in Ottawa

Quinn Hughes hands out 4 assists for Vancouver in second straight win

Ottawa Senators goaltender Filip Gustavsson (32) makes a save on Vancouver Canucks’ left wing Tanner Pearson (70) during first period NHL action in Ottawa on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
The UBC Thunderbirds, including several Brentwood College and Shawnigan Lake School grads, celebrate their Canadian University Men’s Rugby Championship win over UVic in Kingston, Ont. last Sunday. (Robin Kasem photo)

Brentwood and Shawnigan grads help UBC top UVic for rugby championships

Familiar faces and old foes on both sides of national final

The UBC Thunderbirds, including several Brentwood College and Shawnigan Lake School grads, celebrate their Canadian University Men’s Rugby Championship win over UVic in Kingston, Ont. last Sunday. (Robin Kasem photo)
Duncan Christian’s Julianna Kapteyn sets the ball with teammate Sydney Dollman getting ready in front of the net during round-robin play against Lake Cowichan at the Island senior girls championships last Friday. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Duncan Christian’s Julianna Kapteyn sets the ball with teammate Sydney Dollman getting ready in front of the net during round-robin play against Lake Cowichan at the Island senior girls championships last Friday. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Brentwood College’s senior boys soccer team celebrates after beating Carihi on penalty kicks to win the AA Coastal Region championship in Burnaby last week. (Submitted by Brentwood College School)

Brentwood College claims Coastal provincial soccer title

Team endures two rounds of penalty kicks to win gold

Brentwood College’s senior boys soccer team celebrates after beating Carihi on penalty kicks to win the AA Coastal Region championship in Burnaby last week. (Submitted by Brentwood College School)
Brandon Tolfo scored two goals for Cowichan Oak FC in a 5-1 win over Vic West Wanderers last Saturday. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Frustrated Cowichan LMG plays to 3rd straight loss

Div. 3 Oak FC surging with 5 wins in 6 games

Brandon Tolfo scored two goals for Cowichan Oak FC in a 5-1 win over Vic West Wanderers last Saturday. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Despite dismal conditions, parkrunners head out on the course for the Nov. 27 event. (Claire Curtis photo)

Shawnigan Hills parkrun report for Nov. 27

Five first-timers including ‘parkrun tourist’ from the UK

Despite dismal conditions, parkrunners head out on the course for the Nov. 27 event. (Claire Curtis photo)
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‘Alyssa Klotz Show’ a huge hit for Cowichan United

Four-goal effort propels United past Peninsula

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Owen Wood, pictured here in a home game earlier this season, had a try and four conversions for the Cowichan Piggies against Nanaimo last Saturday. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Owen Wood, pictured here in a home game earlier this season, had a try and four conversions for the Cowichan Piggies against Nanaimo last Saturday. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Seen here in a home game earlier this season, Carolyn Gudmundseth was the Back of the Match for the Piggies against Nanaimo last Saturday. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Seen here in a home game earlier this season, Carolyn Gudmundseth was the Back of the Match for the Piggies against Nanaimo last Saturday. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)