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Brendan Morrison catches a chinook. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

PODCAST: Brendan Morrison of Pitt Meadows a Canuck for 7 seasons

MOJ on Sports: Centre a key member of the team’s ‘West Coast Express’ line

Brendan Morrison catches a chinook. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)
Patrick Rodgers, right, watches his drive down the second fairway along with Adam Svensson, left, of Canada, during the final round of the RSM Classic golf tournament, Sunday, Nov. 20, 2022, in St. Simons Island, Ga. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)
Patrick Rodgers, right, watches his drive down the second fairway along with Adam Svensson, left, of Canada, during the final round of the RSM Classic golf tournament, Sunday, Nov. 20, 2022, in St. Simons Island, Ga. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)
Canada midfielder Jonathan Osorio stretches during practice at the World Cup in Doha, Qatar during on Sunday, November 20, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Canada players say team belief is strong ahead of World Cup opener against Belgium

Team hopes to suprise viewers who see Canadians as underdogs, says midfielder Jonathan Osorio

Canada midfielder Jonathan Osorio stretches during practice at the World Cup in Doha, Qatar during on Sunday, November 20, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
The mascot of the Qatar World Cup is displayed during the opening ceremony, prior to the group A soccer match between Qatar and Ecuador at the Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor, Qatar, Sunday, Nov. 20, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Hassan Ammar

Amnesty calls on Canada Soccer to support compensation for migrant workers in Qatar

International organization says workers from Asia, Africa being underpaid, exploited

The mascot of the Qatar World Cup is displayed during the opening ceremony, prior to the group A soccer match between Qatar and Ecuador at the Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor, Qatar, Sunday, Nov. 20, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Hassan Ammar
FIFA President Gianni Infantino speaks at a press conference Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022 in Doha, Qatar. (AP Photo/Abbie Parr)

FIFA revenue hits $7.5B for current World Cup period

Commercial deals tied to 2022 World Cup in Qatar

FIFA President Gianni Infantino speaks at a press conference Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022 in Doha, Qatar. (AP Photo/Abbie Parr)
Vancouver Canucks’ Elias Pettersson, left, of Sweden, and Ilya Mikheyev, of Russia, celebrate Pettersson’s goal against the Los Angeles Kings during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Friday, Nov. 18, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Vancouver Canucks’ Elias Pettersson, left, of Sweden, and Ilya Mikheyev, of Russia, celebrate Pettersson’s goal against the Los Angeles Kings during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Friday, Nov. 18, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
The 2022 Cowichan Junior Bulldogs. (Jennifer Laver photo)

Cowichan Junior Bantam Bulldogs season comes to an end

Future bright for Cowichan football, says coach

The 2022 Cowichan Junior Bulldogs. (Jennifer Laver photo)
Cowichan keeper Darian Achurch allowed one goal but not on this shot from the Prospect Lake Lakers over the weekend. (Kelly Wallace photo)

Achurch, Cowichan 49ers remain unbeaten though 9

Steelheads play to a 3-3 draw with UVic Alumni

Cowichan keeper Darian Achurch allowed one goal but not on this shot from the Prospect Lake Lakers over the weekend. (Kelly Wallace photo)
FILE - Bottles of Budweiser beer are on display in a shop window in London on Oct. 13, 2015. World Cup organizers reportedly have made another late change in alcohol policy only two days before games start in Qatar by banning beer sales at the eight soccer stadiums in and around Doha. Media reports say Qatari authorities are pressing FIFA to ban all sales of long-time World Cup beer sponsor Budweiser at the eight venues. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)

Qatar bans sale of beer at World Cup stadiums in about-face

Major sponsor Budweiser’s Twitter account tweeted: “Well, this is awkward…”

FILE - Bottles of Budweiser beer are on display in a shop window in London on Oct. 13, 2015. World Cup organizers reportedly have made another late change in alcohol policy only two days before games start in Qatar by banning beer sales at the eight soccer stadiums in and around Doha. Media reports say Qatari authorities are pressing FIFA to ban all sales of long-time World Cup beer sponsor Budweiser at the eight venues. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)
Toronto Argonauts defensive back Jamal Peters breaks up a pass intended for wide receiver Dejon Brissett during a practice in Regina, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022. The Toronto Argonauts will be playing against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in the 109th Grey Cup on Sunday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

THE MOJ: Catching up on the CFL as the Grey Cup nears kickoff

Given status of Bomber QB Collaros, I’d probably take the Argonauts and the 5 points

Toronto Argonauts defensive back Jamal Peters breaks up a pass intended for wide receiver Dejon Brissett during a practice in Regina, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022. The Toronto Argonauts will be playing against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in the 109th Grey Cup on Sunday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
Qatar’s Alrawi, left, tries tp stop Canada’s Liam Millar during the international friendly soccer match between Qatar and Canada, at the Viola Park stadium in Vienna, Austria, Friday, Sept. 23, 2022. (AP Photo/Florian Schroetter)

Next-level opposition awaits Canada’s World Cup team in Qatar

No. 3 Belgium, No. 12 Croatia and No. 22 Morocco await the 41st-ranked Canadians in Group F

Qatar’s Alrawi, left, tries tp stop Canada’s Liam Millar during the international friendly soccer match between Qatar and Canada, at the Viola Park stadium in Vienna, Austria, Friday, Sept. 23, 2022. (AP Photo/Florian Schroetter)
Kerry Park’s Aleko Sdrakas looks up the ice. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)

2 wins and a loss for the Kerry Park Islanders

Isles do find some success in overtime

Kerry Park’s Aleko Sdrakas looks up the ice. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
Rowers line up on Quamichan Lake to start a race during Rowing Canada’s 2022 National Championships co-hosted by Rowing Canada and the Maple Bay Rowing Club. (Courtesy of Susan McDonald)

MBRC rower silver at nationals on Quamichan Lake

Brigid Kennedy placed second in the lightweight women’s single event

Rowers line up on Quamichan Lake to start a race during Rowing Canada’s 2022 National Championships co-hosted by Rowing Canada and the Maple Bay Rowing Club. (Courtesy of Susan McDonald)
Erin Haluschak and Philip Wolf. (Black Press Media photo)

PODCAST: Black Press insiders Haluschak, Wolf talk 2022 NFL season second half

NFL REPORT: Discussion includes Tom Brady talking about playing in the CFL

Erin Haluschak and Philip Wolf. (Black Press Media photo)
Mike Vandekamp is back as the head coach and general manager of the Cowichan Valley Capitals. (Citizen file)

Familiar name back to head Cowichan Valley Capitals

Hockey team looking to rebound after tough start to season

Mike Vandekamp is back as the head coach and general manager of the Cowichan Valley Capitals. (Citizen file)
Canada’s Alphonso Davies celebrates his penalty kick goal against Curacao during the first half of a CONCACAF Nations League soccer match, in Vancouver, on Thursday, June 9, 2022. Davies has come a long way in a short time. Now the 22-year-old from Edmonton is set to shine on the world stage. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

After eventful year, Canada’s Alphonso Davies set to shine on soccer’s biggest stage

The face of Canada’s national soccer program ready to step into the spotlight in Qatar

Canada’s Alphonso Davies celebrates his penalty kick goal against Curacao during the first half of a CONCACAF Nations League soccer match, in Vancouver, on Thursday, June 9, 2022. Davies has come a long way in a short time. Now the 22-year-old from Edmonton is set to shine on the world stage. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Canadian national soccer team players Paul James (left) and Randy Samuel celebrate the team’s 2-1 win over Honduras in St. John’s, Nfld. in this 1985 file photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Michael Creagan

Islander basking in World Cup run as he recalls own national team experience

Campbell River’s Ken Garraway sees qualifying as having “huge impact” on the future of soccer in Canada

Canadian national soccer team players Paul James (left) and Randy Samuel celebrate the team’s 2-1 win over Honduras in St. John’s, Nfld. in this 1985 file photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Michael Creagan
The Canada and USA’s women’s hockey teams met at Prospera Place in Kelowna on Tuesday, Nov. 15. (HockeyCanada/Twitter)
The Canada and USA’s women’s hockey teams met at Prospera Place in Kelowna on Tuesday, Nov. 15. (HockeyCanada/Twitter)
Massimo Sarantos Lombardi was named an honourable mention as a BCHL Player of the week for his work over the last three games. (Todd Blumel photo)
Massimo Sarantos Lombardi was named an honourable mention as a BCHL Player of the week for his work over the last three games. (Todd Blumel photo)
Buffalo Sabres defenceman Jacob Bryson (78) and Vancouver Canucks centre Nils Aman (88) battle for the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022, in Buffalo, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)

Captain Horvat has 3 points, leading Canucks to 5-4 triumph over Sabres

Vancouver closes out 5-game road swing with win in Buffalo

Buffalo Sabres defenceman Jacob Bryson (78) and Vancouver Canucks centre Nils Aman (88) battle for the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022, in Buffalo, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)