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NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman speaks before an NHL hockey game between the Seattle Kraken and the Vancouver Canucks, Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Bettman apologizes to Beach, defends NHL in wake of sexual assault allegations

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman publicly apologized to Kyle Beach for what the…

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman speaks before an NHL hockey game between the Seattle Kraken and the Vancouver Canucks, Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
The home crowd was left disappointed on Saturday. (Black Press Media file photo)

Pacific FC loses last home game of regular season, first place at risk

The team faces Toronto FC in the Canadian Championship on Wednesday

The home crowd was left disappointed on Saturday. (Black Press Media file photo)
Veteran forward Laura Russell, shown in this undated hahdout photo, and the third-ranked Canadian women’s rugby team return to action for the first time in almost two years when they take on the sixth-ranked U.S., in Glendale, Colo., on Monday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Rugby Canada

Canadian women’s rugby 15s team returns to action after two-year layoff

Canada-U. S. matches are part of the Pacific Four Series, a new competition that launches in full next year

Veteran forward Laura Russell, shown in this undated hahdout photo, and the third-ranked Canadian women’s rugby team return to action for the first time in almost two years when they take on the sixth-ranked U.S., in Glendale, Colo., on Monday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Rugby Canada
Emily Hyman (left) and Samantha Desrosiers are members of Victoria Women’s Basketball League, which aims to create a safe and fun space for women to continue pursuing the sport when they’re no longer in grade school or university. (Kevin Light Photography)

Victoria Women’s Basketball League creates inclusive space for players

All-ages recreational 3x3 league plays in PISE gym at Camosun Interurban on Sunday evenings

Emily Hyman (left) and Samantha Desrosiers are members of Victoria Women’s Basketball League, which aims to create a safe and fun space for women to continue pursuing the sport when they’re no longer in grade school or university. (Kevin Light Photography)
Vancouver Canucks’ Luke Schenn (left) checks Edmonton Oilers’ Connor McDavid during third period NHL hockey action in Vancouver, B.C., Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Rich Lam
Vancouver Canucks’ Luke Schenn (left) checks Edmonton Oilers’ Connor McDavid during third period NHL hockey action in Vancouver, B.C., Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Rich Lam
B.C. Lions wide receiver Bryan Burnham (16) makes a touchdown catch as he his defended by Toronto Argonauts defensive back Jalen Collins (7) during first half CFL action in Toronto on Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Evan Buhler
B.C. Lions wide receiver Bryan Burnham (16) makes a touchdown catch as he his defended by Toronto Argonauts defensive back Jalen Collins (7) during first half CFL action in Toronto on Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Evan Buhler
Participants compete in the 2014 Cyclocross events at Bear Mountain in Langford. (Photo by Kevin Light)

Langford’s Bear Mountain set to host national cyclocross event

Former national champions and up-and-coming stars will be riding Nov. 26 to 28

Participants compete in the 2014 Cyclocross events at Bear Mountain in Langford. (Photo by Kevin Light)
Alisha Neger and Harman Aujla - the first-ever couple to get engaged at an Abbotsford Canucks game and Josh Schaefer - the voice of the Ontario Reign are the guests on episode three of the Abbotsford Farm Podcast.

PODCAST: First proposal at an Abbotsford Canucks game and Ontario Reign’s Josh Schaefer

Episode three of the Abbotsford Farm Podcast features newly engaged couple and Reign broadcaster

Alisha Neger and Harman Aujla - the first-ever couple to get engaged at an Abbotsford Canucks game and Josh Schaefer - the voice of the Ontario Reign are the guests on episode three of the Abbotsford Farm Podcast.
Canada’s Brittany Waters carries the ball during the 2014 Women’s Rugby World Cup in Paris. Waters, now retired from playing and the head coach of the UVic Vikes women for seven seasons, will join Canada’s women’s sevens program as an assistant coach following the completion of the university season. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Remy de la Mauviniere)

Vikes women’s rugby coach to don Canada colours again, this time as assistant coach

UVic’s Brittany Waters enjoyed Hall of Fame playing career with national program

Canada’s Brittany Waters carries the ball during the 2014 Women’s Rugby World Cup in Paris. Waters, now retired from playing and the head coach of the UVic Vikes women for seven seasons, will join Canada’s women’s sevens program as an assistant coach following the completion of the university season. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Remy de la Mauviniere)
FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2018, file photo, Chicago Blackhawks Chairman Rocky Wirtz speaks during an NHL hockey press conference in Chicago. The Blackhawks are holding a briefing Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021, to discuss the findings of an investigation into allegations that an assistant coach sexually assaulted a player in 2010. Team owner Rocky Wirtz, CEO Danny Wirtz and former federal prosecutor Reid Schar, who ran the investigation, are scheduled to speak. (AP Photo/Kamil Krzaczynski, File)

Blackhawks want name of man at centre of sex scandal stricken from Stanley Cup

Chicago owner says Brad Aldrich’s conduct disqualifies him from being included

FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2018, file photo, Chicago Blackhawks Chairman Rocky Wirtz speaks during an NHL hockey press conference in Chicago. The Blackhawks are holding a briefing Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021, to discuss the findings of an investigation into allegations that an assistant coach sexually assaulted a player in 2010. Team owner Rocky Wirtz, CEO Danny Wirtz and former federal prosecutor Reid Schar, who ran the investigation, are scheduled to speak. (AP Photo/Kamil Krzaczynski, File)
Winnipeg Jets general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff talks to media during the first day of the Jets NHL training camp in Winnipeg, Friday, Sept. 13, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods

NHL not disciplining Winnipeg Jets GM in connection with Blackhawks scandal

Kevin Cheveldayoff was Blackhawks assistant GM at time of Kyle Beach sexual assault allegations

Winnipeg Jets general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff talks to media during the first day of the Jets NHL training camp in Winnipeg, Friday, Sept. 13, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods
Numerous seats sit empty after Vancouver Whitecaps fans left their seats during an in-game walkout protest to show support for members of the 2008 women’s Whitecaps and under-20 Canadian national team who have alleged abuse by a former coach who ran both teams, as the Whitecaps play the Philadelphia Union during the first half of an MLS soccer match in Vancouver, on Saturday April 27, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Former Whitecaps coach faces allegations of sexual misconduct

Allegations against Hubert Busby Jr. made an interview with British newspaper the Guardian

Numerous seats sit empty after Vancouver Whitecaps fans left their seats during an in-game walkout protest to show support for members of the 2008 women’s Whitecaps and under-20 Canadian national team who have alleged abuse by a former coach who ran both teams, as the Whitecaps play the Philadelphia Union during the first half of an MLS soccer match in Vancouver, on Saturday April 27, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Rubber marks from pucks dot the glass during a Vancouver Canucks optional practice session in Vancouver, B.C., Thursday, June 2, 2011. Experts say parents can press sports organizations about what they're doing to keep young athletes safe as another sexual abuse scandal rocks the hockey world. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Parents can help hold sports organizations accountable on sexual abuse, say experts

Issue is about organizations providing systems that make sure kids aren’t put at risk

Rubber marks from pucks dot the glass during a Vancouver Canucks optional practice session in Vancouver, B.C., Thursday, June 2, 2011. Experts say parents can press sports organizations about what they're doing to keep young athletes safe as another sexual abuse scandal rocks the hockey world. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Philadelphia Flyers’ Oskar Lindblom, left, skates around Vancouver Canucks’ Elias Pettersson, both of Sweden, during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Thursday, October 28, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Philadelphia Flyers’ Oskar Lindblom, left, skates around Vancouver Canucks’ Elias Pettersson, both of Sweden, during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Thursday, October 28, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Abbotsford’s Sandeep Singh Kaila has established a new Guinness World Record for spinning a football on one finger. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

VIDEO: B.C. man establishes world record for spinning football on one finger

Local man achieves another Guinness World Record, hopes to continue journey to set more

Abbotsford’s Sandeep Singh Kaila has established a new Guinness World Record for spinning a football on one finger. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
Hockey Canada has introduced a new policy for the 2021/2022 aimed at making hockey a safer more inclusive sport for all. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Hockey Canada enforcing new on-ice ‘maltreatment’ rule aimed at stopping discrimination

Minor hockey official: ‘I think players and coaches really need to read up on it’

Hockey Canada has introduced a new policy for the 2021/2022 aimed at making hockey a safer more inclusive sport for all. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Kyle Beach playing for the NHL Chicago Blackhawks farm team. (Contributed)

Kelowna minor hockey star named in Chicago Blackhawks sex assault investigation

Kyle Beach reveals he is the John Doe 1 unnamed player in sex assault report

Kyle Beach playing for the NHL Chicago Blackhawks farm team. (Contributed)
Vancouver Canucks’ Brock Boeser (6) takes a shot on goal as Minnesota Wild’s Alex Goligoski (47) defends during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Tuesday, October 26, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Vancouver Canucks’ Brock Boeser (6) takes a shot on goal as Minnesota Wild’s Alex Goligoski (47) defends during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Tuesday, October 26, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Travis Hamonic (right) has reported to Vancouver and will be joining the Abbotsford Canucks.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Travis Hamonic joining Abbotsford Canucks

Canucks general manager Jim Benning releases statement declaring defenseman has reported

Travis Hamonic (right) has reported to Vancouver and will be joining the Abbotsford Canucks.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
FILE - In this May 3, 2021, file photo, the Chicago Blackhawks logo is displayed on a jersey in Raleigh, N.C. The Blackhawks are holding a briefing Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021, to discuss the findings of an investigation into allegations that an assistant coach sexually assaulted a player in 2010. (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker, File)

GM resigns, Chicago Blackhawks fined $2 million after sexual misconduct investigation

Probe commissioned by the team found group of leaders failed to respond promptly to complaint

FILE - In this May 3, 2021, file photo, the Chicago Blackhawks logo is displayed on a jersey in Raleigh, N.C. The Blackhawks are holding a briefing Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021, to discuss the findings of an investigation into allegations that an assistant coach sexually assaulted a player in 2010. (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker, File)