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BC Sports Hall of Fame is holding a Greg Moore lap of honour. (Special to The News)

BC Sports Hall of Fame hosts virtual race in memory of racer Greg Moore

Memorial iRacing event will start on Monday, Oct. 3 at 1 p.m.

Bryan Burnham in action with the B.C. Lions. (The Canadian Press / Christopher Katsarov)

PODCAST: Bob Marjanovich with Bryan Burnham

MOJ on Sports: B.C. Lion’s Father played for the NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles

Nashville Predators forward Yakov Trenin (13) and Dallas Stars forward Jamie Benn (14) react after being called for penalties by referee Garrett Rank (48) during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2022, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)

Behind the stripes: What 3 NHL officials enjoy off the ice

Referees, linesman say sharing other aspects of lives helps humanize them

B.C. Lions’ James Butler, left, tries to fend off Ottawa Redblacks’ Alonzo Addae as he carries the ball during the second half of a CFL football game in Vancouver, on Friday, September 30, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
B.C. Lions’ James Butler, left, tries to fend off Ottawa Redblacks’ Alonzo Addae as he carries the ball during the second half of a CFL football game in Vancouver, on Friday, September 30, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
(courtesy B.C. Lions)

THE MOJ: A Rourke return for the Lions? Let’s call it a long shot with a shot

Still a faint hope that B.C.’s quarterback sensation could be back in time for the playoffs

(courtesy B.C. Lions)
Vancouver Canucks’ Quinn Hughes, left, and J.T. Miller talk during a stoppage in play during the first period of a pre-season NHL hockey game against the Seattle Kraken in Vancouver, on Thursday, September 29, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Vancouver Canucks’ Quinn Hughes, left, and J.T. Miller talk during a stoppage in play during the first period of a pre-season NHL hockey game against the Seattle Kraken in Vancouver, on Thursday, September 29, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Toronto Blue Jays first baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (27) celebrates his RBI sacrifice fly against the New York Yankees during sixth inning American League MLB baseball action in Toronto on Wednesday, September 28, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Toronto Blue Jays first baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (27) celebrates his RBI sacrifice fly against the New York Yankees during sixth inning American League MLB baseball action in Toronto on Wednesday, September 28, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Toronto Raptors’ Pascal Siakam speaks to reporters at the Raptors media day availability, in Toronto, Monday, Sept. 26, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
Toronto Raptors’ Pascal Siakam speaks to reporters at the Raptors media day availability, in Toronto, Monday, Sept. 26, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
Toronto Raptors’ Chris Boucher answers questions from a reporter during the Raptors training camp at the Centre for Athletics, Recreation and Special Abilities at the University of Victoria in Victoria, B.C., on Tuesday, September 27, 2022. Raptors coach Nick Nurse says<strong> </strong>Boucher is one of the most unique players in the NBA.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Toronto Raptors’ Chris Boucher answers questions from a reporter during the Raptors training camp at the Centre for Athletics, Recreation and Special Abilities at the University of Victoria in Victoria, B.C., on Tuesday, September 27, 2022. Raptors coach Nick Nurse says<strong> </strong>Boucher is one of the most unique players in the NBA.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
New York Yankees designated hitter Aaron Judge (99) hits his 61st home run of the season, a two-run shot, against the Toronto Blue Jays during seventh inning American League MLB baseball action in Toronto on Wednesday, September 28, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
New York Yankees designated hitter Aaron Judge (99) hits his 61st home run of the season, a two-run shot, against the Toronto Blue Jays during seventh inning American League MLB baseball action in Toronto on Wednesday, September 28, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Shawnigan Lake School and Crofton House go toe-to-toe during a Premier division matchup at the 2022 Friendship Cup hosted by Shawnigan Lake School. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)

Friendship Cup celebrates field hockey in Cowichan

Tournament co-hosted by Shawnigan Lake and Brentwood College schools

Shawnigan Lake School and Crofton House go toe-to-toe during a Premier division matchup at the 2022 Friendship Cup hosted by Shawnigan Lake School. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
Matt Baird’s No. 5 was raised to the rafters of Kerry Park Arena on Sept. 10. (Courtesy of Matt Baird)

Islanders retire longtime defenceman’s number

Matt Baird is now an assistant coach for Kerry Park’s jr. B team

Matt Baird’s No. 5 was raised to the rafters of Kerry Park Arena on Sept. 10. (Courtesy of Matt Baird)
A Castaways defender wants to clear the ball from her own zone but midfielder Monni Savory has other ideas. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
A Castaways defender wants to clear the ball from her own zone but midfielder Monni Savory has other ideas. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
Cowichan enters a bye week with a 1-0-1 record and will return to action 12 p.m., Oct. 2 at the Sherman Road Turf against Lakehill FC. (Black Press file photo)

Cowichan FC women draw with Gorge United

Cougars beat Propect Lake 3-2 on Friday

Cowichan enters a bye week with a 1-0-1 record and will return to action 12 p.m., Oct. 2 at the Sherman Road Turf against Lakehill FC. (Black Press file photo)
Andrew White and Kyler Smith break out and look up the ice during play against the Peninsula Panthers Sept. 18. (Courtesy of Kevin Rothbauer)

Lake Cowichan Kraken’s jr. B season now underway

Continuing on the trend of win one, lose one

Andrew White and Kyler Smith break out and look up the ice during play against the Peninsula Panthers Sept. 18. (Courtesy of Kevin Rothbauer)
Cowichan defender Todd Vass moves the ball up the pitch during Saturday night play against Prospect Lake at the Sherman Road Turf Sept. 24. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)

Two wins in a row for Cowichan 49ers

Ceremony held to honour Thorne family

Cowichan defender Todd Vass moves the ball up the pitch during Saturday night play against Prospect Lake at the Sherman Road Turf Sept. 24. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
Luke Strickland pushes the puck across the blue line on a rush during play against the Alberni Valley Bulldogs Sept. 24. (Todd Blumel photo)
Luke Strickland pushes the puck across the blue line on a rush during play against the Alberni Valley Bulldogs Sept. 24. (Todd Blumel photo)
Courtenay’s Nicole Havrda is training to compete in Formula 3. Photo by Mercedes-Benz Canada.
Courtenay’s Nicole Havrda is training to compete in Formula 3. Photo by Mercedes-Benz Canada.
Vancouver Canucks owner Francesco Aquilini pauses for a moment during a press conference in Vancouver on Wednesday, April 9, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

NHL monitoring Aquilini’s family court proceeding, after allegations of child abuse

Vancouver Canuck owner ‘categorically denies’ allegations made by ex-wife in family court hearing

Vancouver Canucks owner Francesco Aquilini pauses for a moment during a press conference in Vancouver on Wednesday, April 9, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Kunlun Red Star’s Ethan Werek, center, fights for the puck with Amur’s Alexander Gorshkov, left, and Amur’s Alexander Sharov, right, during the Kontinental Hockey League ice hockey match between Kunlun Red Star Beijing and Amur Khabarovsk in Mytishchi, just outside Moscow, Russia, on November 15, 2021. Canadians continue to play hockey for Kontinental Hockey League teams in Russia and Belarus despite the Canadian government’s warning to get out of those countries. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Alexander Zemlianichenko

Feds tell Canadian hockey players with KHL teams in Russia, Belarus to get out

48 Canadian players are on KHL club rosters this season, the most from any country outside Russia

Kunlun Red Star’s Ethan Werek, center, fights for the puck with Amur’s Alexander Gorshkov, left, and Amur’s Alexander Sharov, right, during the Kontinental Hockey League ice hockey match between Kunlun Red Star Beijing and Amur Khabarovsk in Mytishchi, just outside Moscow, Russia, on November 15, 2021. Canadians continue to play hockey for Kontinental Hockey League teams in Russia and Belarus despite the Canadian government’s warning to get out of those countries. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Alexander Zemlianichenko