Football

This is a June 10, 2015, photo of Mylan Hicks, who was shot and killed outside a nightclub where he and his Calgary Stampeder teammates had been celebrating a CFL victory. The Alberta Court of Appeal has upheld the sentence of the man who was convicted in the death of Hicks. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP Photo

Alberta Court of Appeal upholds sentence for man who killed Calgary Stampeder

Mylan Hicks was shot twice in 2016 outside the Marquee Beer Market in Calgary in 2016

 

The NFL’s approach to dealing with vaccinated, asymptomatic COVID cases will be closely watched. (Courtesy of the NFL)

NFL could become trend-setter for COVID-19 testing policies

Football league is scaling back testing for vaccinated players in alignment with CDC guidelines

 

The bantam Cowichan Bulldogs celebrate after winning the provincial nine-man championship in Langley last Saturday. (Jen Laver photo)

Bantam Cowichan Bulldogs bring home provincial banner

MVP Max Lang leads ‘Dogs to football glory

The bantam Cowichan Bulldogs celebrate after winning the provincial nine-man championship in Langley last Saturday. (Jen Laver photo)
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)
The peewee Cowichan Bulldogs celebrate their silver medal win at the Island championships. (Jen Laver photo)

Peewee Cowichan Bulldogs take Island silver

9-man football provincials still to come for ‘Dogs

The peewee Cowichan Bulldogs celebrate their silver medal win at the Island championships. (Jen Laver photo)
The peewee Cowichan Bulldogs celebrate their silver medal win at the Island championships. (Jen Laver photo)

Peewee Cowichan Bulldogs take Island silver

9-man football provincials still to come for ‘Dogs

The peewee Cowichan Bulldogs celebrate their silver medal win at the Island championships. (Jen Laver photo)
B.C. Lions’ Lucky Whitehead (7), quarterback Nathan Rourke (12) and Bryan Burnham, back left, celebrate before Whitehead’s touchdown was called back when he was ruled down at the one yard line during the first half of a CFL football game against the Edmonton Elks in Vancouver, on Friday, November 19, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
B.C. Lions’ Lucky Whitehead (7), quarterback Nathan Rourke (12) and Bryan Burnham, back left, celebrate before Whitehead’s touchdown was called back when he was ruled down at the one yard line during the first half of a CFL football game against the Edmonton Elks in Vancouver, on Friday, November 19, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
B.C. Lions quarterback Michael Reilly, right, hits the ground after Calgary Stampeders’ Shawn Lemon forced him to fumble the ball leading to a turnover during the second half of a CFL football game in Vancouver, on Friday, November 12, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
B.C. Lions quarterback Michael Reilly, right, hits the ground after Calgary Stampeders’ Shawn Lemon forced him to fumble the ball leading to a turnover during the second half of a CFL football game in Vancouver, on Friday, November 12, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Peewee running back Mica Kendrick is caught by a desperate Saanich defender during last Saturday’s Island semifinal at McAdam Park. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Cowichan Bulldogs bound for bantam and peewee football finals

2 teams win semis at McAdam Park, midgets fall to Bears in North Surrey

Peewee running back Mica Kendrick is caught by a desperate Saanich defender during last Saturday’s Island semifinal at McAdam Park. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
BC Place is back as the host of the B.C. high school football provincial after they originally stated they were unable to this year. (File photo)

BC Place back as host of B.C. high school football semifinals and finals

AAA Varsity, AA Varsity, Junior Varsity, and Grade 8 division teams return on Nov. 27 and Dec. 4

BC Place is back as the host of the B.C. high school football provincial after they originally stated they were unable to this year. (File photo)
The midget Cowichan Bulldogs advanced to the provincial semifinals with a win over Richmond last weekend. (Jen Laver photo)

Midget Cowichan Bulldogs advance to provincial semifinals

Playoffs about to start for bantam and peewee ‘Dogs

The midget Cowichan Bulldogs advanced to the provincial semifinals with a win over Richmond last weekend. (Jen Laver photo)
BC Lions quarterback Michael Reilly is sacked by Hamilton Tiger Cats defensive end Julian Howsare (95) during first half CFL football game action in Hamilton, Ont. on Friday, November 5, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter Power
BC Lions quarterback Michael Reilly is sacked by Hamilton Tiger Cats defensive end Julian Howsare (95) during first half CFL football game action in Hamilton, Ont. on Friday, November 5, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter Power
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
Jayden Strzok escapes from a Victoria Spartans tackler during the midget Cowichan Bulldogs’ 29-0 win at McAdam Park last Sunday. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Three games, three wins for Cowichan Bulldogs

Football teams dominate on muddy home field

Jayden Strzok escapes from a Victoria Spartans tackler during the midget Cowichan Bulldogs’ 29-0 win at McAdam Park last Sunday. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
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)
Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ Deatrick Nichols (32) knocks the ball away from B.C. Lions’ Lemar Durant (1) as he attempts the catch during the first half of CFL action in Winnipeg Saturday, October 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods

Winnipeg Blue Bombers blast B.C. Lions 45-0 for 8th straight CFL win

QB Zach Collaros passes for 267 yards and three touchdowns for victors

Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ Deatrick Nichols (32) knocks the ball away from B.C. Lions’ Lemar Durant (1) as he attempts the catch during the first half of CFL action in Winnipeg Saturday, October 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods
Peewee Bulldogs running back Brolin Hastings became the first player to score points against the Westshore Warriors this season when he had a touchdown at McAdam Park last Saturday. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Bantam Cowichan Bulldogs survive soggy Saturday in Comox

Peewees play to a close loss against Westshore at home

Peewee Bulldogs running back Brolin Hastings became the first player to score points against the Westshore Warriors this season when he had a touchdown at McAdam Park last Saturday. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
The Vernon Panthers and Bateman Timberwolves battle at a past B.C. high school provincial final in BC Place. That venue will not be hosting the 2021 slate of championship games. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

B.C. high school football searching for new venue

McLeod Athletic Park is not available, SFU reps scheduling a meeting after BC Place unable to host

The Vernon Panthers and Bateman Timberwolves battle at a past B.C. high school provincial final in BC Place. That venue will not be hosting the 2021 slate of championship games. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
Calgary Stampeders’ Ka’Deem Carey (35) is upended by B.C. Lions’ Jalon Edwards-Cooper (29) as he runs the ball during the second half of a CFL football game in Vancouver, on Saturday, October 16, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Bo Levi Mitchell, surging Calgary Stampeders trounce beleaguered B.C. Lions 39-10

Leos suffer third straight loss, sit fourth in CFL’s West Division

Calgary Stampeders’ Ka’Deem Carey (35) is upended by B.C. Lions’ Jalon Edwards-Cooper (29) as he runs the ball during the second half of a CFL football game in Vancouver, on Saturday, October 16, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck