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Denver’s Brett Stapley holds the trophy after Denver defeated Minnesota State in the NCAA men’s Frozen Four championship college hockey game Saturday, April 9, 2022, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Campbell River hockey player helps team clinch record tying 9th NCAA championship

Brett Stapley scored empty-netter for Denver Pioneers in Division 1 final

Denver’s Brett Stapley holds the trophy after Denver defeated Minnesota State in the NCAA men’s Frozen Four championship college hockey game Saturday, April 9, 2022, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
Minnesota Wild defenceman Jacob Middleton, centre, clears Vancouver Canucks right winger Conor Garland from in front of Wild goalie Cam Talbot during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, April 21, 2022, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Craig Lassig)
Minnesota Wild defenceman Jacob Middleton, centre, clears Vancouver Canucks right winger Conor Garland from in front of Wild goalie Cam Talbot during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, April 21, 2022, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Craig Lassig)
Ottawa Senators’ Connor Brown, left, and Vancouver Canucks’ Oliver Ekman-Larsson, of Sweden, collide during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, B.C., Tuesday, April 19, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Ottawa Senators’ Connor Brown, left, and Vancouver Canucks’ Oliver Ekman-Larsson, of Sweden, collide during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, B.C., Tuesday, April 19, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Dallas Stars’ Tyler Seguin, left, checks Vancouver Canucks’ Elias Pettersson, of Sweden, during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, B.C., Monday, April 18, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Pettersson puts up 3 points as red-hot Canucks dump Stars 6-2 for sixth straight win

Vancouver sits 5 points behind Dallas in battle for NHL wild-card spot

Dallas Stars’ Tyler Seguin, left, checks Vancouver Canucks’ Elias Pettersson, of Sweden, during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, B.C., Monday, April 18, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A trio of Canucks fans got to meet former goalie Kirk McLean. Ronan O’Doherty photo/ Campbell River Mirror

Campbell River Hometown Hockey festival worth the wait

Campbell River fans got to show their appreciation for the sport on sunny long weekend

A trio of Canucks fans got to meet former goalie Kirk McLean. Ronan O’Doherty photo/ Campbell River Mirror
Vancouver Canucks’ Bo Horvat, back, Quinn Hughes and J.T. Miller talk before a faceoff against the Arizona Coyotes during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Thursday, April 14, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Vancouver Canucks trounce Arizona Coyotes 7-1, extend win streak to 5 games

J.T. Miller dishes out 5 assists as victors chase playoff spot

Vancouver Canucks’ Bo Horvat, back, Quinn Hughes and J.T. Miller talk before a faceoff against the Arizona Coyotes during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Thursday, April 14, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A woodpecker has taken up residence in the World's Largest Hockey Stick at the Cowichan Community Centre. (Photo courtesy Lorraine Francisty)

Woodpecker makes its home in Cowichan’s Big Stick

Bird first spotted last week; community centre working to remove it

A woodpecker has taken up residence in the World's Largest Hockey Stick at the Cowichan Community Centre. (Photo courtesy Lorraine Francisty)
A fan takes a shot at the Rogers Hometown Hockey showcase in Salmon Arm in 2020. Black Press files

Campbell River all set to host Rogers Hometown Hockey

Campbell River sports fans are counting down the days to Rogers Hometown…

A fan takes a shot at the Rogers Hometown Hockey showcase in Salmon Arm in 2020. Black Press files
Vancouver Canucks goalie Thatcher Demko (35) stops Vegas Golden Knights’ Nicolas Roy (10) as Vancouver’s Quinn Hughes (43) and Luke Schenn (2) watch during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Tuesday, April 12, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Vancouver Canucks goalie Thatcher Demko (35) stops Vegas Golden Knights’ Nicolas Roy (10) as Vancouver’s Quinn Hughes (43) and Luke Schenn (2) watch during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Tuesday, April 12, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Vancouver Canucks goalie Thatcher Demko (35) stops San Jose Sharks’ Logan Couture (39) as Vancouver’s Tyler Myers (57) defends during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Saturday, April 9, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Vancouver Canucks goalie Thatcher Demko (35) stops San Jose Sharks’ Logan Couture (39) as Vancouver’s Tyler Myers (57) defends during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Saturday, April 9, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Spencer Martin has signed a one-way, two-year deal with the Vancouver Canucks. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Vancouver Canucks sign Spencer Martin to one-way, two-year deal

Abbotsford Canucks starting goalie earns spot in the National Hockey League starting next season

Spencer Martin has signed a one-way, two-year deal with the Vancouver Canucks. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
Vancouver Canucks centre Elias Pettersson (40) celebrates his goal against the Arizona Coyotes with Canucks right wing Alex Chiasson, left, during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, April 7, 2022, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Vancouver Canucks centre Elias Pettersson (40) celebrates his goal against the Arizona Coyotes with Canucks right wing Alex Chiasson, left, during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, April 7, 2022, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Vancouver Canucks centre Elias Pettersson, second from right, celebrates after scoring against the Vegas Golden Knights during the second period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, April 6, 2022, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Pettersson scores twice, Canucks rout Golden Knights 5-1 in Vegas

Vancouver still seven points out of a playoff spot

Vancouver Canucks centre Elias Pettersson, second from right, celebrates after scoring against the Vegas Golden Knights during the second period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, April 6, 2022, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
Vancouver Canucks goalie Thatcher Demko, left, stops Vegas Golden Knights’ Mattias Janmark, of Sweden, during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, B.C., Sunday, April 3, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Vancouver Canucks goalie Thatcher Demko, left, stops Vegas Golden Knights’ Mattias Janmark, of Sweden, during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, B.C., Sunday, April 3, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
St. Louis Blues’ Vladimir Tarasenko (centre) fights off the check of Vancouver Canucks’ Oliver Ekman-Larsson (right) to put a shot on goalie Thatcher Demko during second period NHL hockey action in Vancouver, B.C., Wednesday, Mar. 30, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Rich Lam
St. Louis Blues’ Vladimir Tarasenko (centre) fights off the check of Vancouver Canucks’ Oliver Ekman-Larsson (right) to put a shot on goalie Thatcher Demko during second period NHL hockey action in Vancouver, B.C., Wednesday, Mar. 30, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Rich Lam
Vancouver Canucks centre Bo Horvat (53) works the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the St. Louis Blues on Monday, March 28, 2022, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Michael Thomas)
Vancouver Canucks centre Bo Horvat (53) works the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the St. Louis Blues on Monday, March 28, 2022, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Michael Thomas)
Vancouver Canucks defenceman Travis Dermott (24) pushes Dallas Stars left wing Jamie Benn (14), of Victoria, as the shot comes in on Canucks goaltender Thatcher Demko (35) during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Dallas, Saturday, March 26, 2022. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
Vancouver Canucks defenceman Travis Dermott (24) pushes Dallas Stars left wing Jamie Benn (14), of Victoria, as the shot comes in on Canucks goaltender Thatcher Demko (35) during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Dallas, Saturday, March 26, 2022. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
West Kelowna resident Ben Orritt was unable to attend his first-ever Vancouver Canucks game in January because of “surprise” COVID-19 ticket cancellations. (Photo courtesy of Ben Orritt)
West Kelowna resident Ben Orritt was unable to attend his first-ever Vancouver Canucks game because of COVID-19 ticket cancellations in January. (Photo courtesy of Ben Orritt)

B.C. man denied refund on Canucks tickets after ‘surprise’ COVID-19 cancellations

Ben Orritt was hoping to take his family to Vancouver in January to attend their first game

West Kelowna resident Ben Orritt was unable to attend his first-ever Vancouver Canucks game in January because of “surprise” COVID-19 ticket cancellations. (Photo courtesy of Ben Orritt)
West Kelowna resident Ben Orritt was unable to attend his first-ever Vancouver Canucks game because of COVID-19 ticket cancellations in January. (Photo courtesy of Ben Orritt)
Minnesota Wild right wing Ryan Hartman, left, tries to hit the puck past Vancouver Canucks goalie Thatcher Demko, centre, and Canucks defenceman Quinn Hughes during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, March 24, 2022, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Craig Lassig)
Minnesota Wild right wing Ryan Hartman, left, tries to hit the puck past Vancouver Canucks goalie Thatcher Demko, centre, and Canucks defenceman Quinn Hughes during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, March 24, 2022, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Craig Lassig)
Vancouver Canucks goaltender Jaroslav Halak makes a pad save against the Colorado Avalanche during the first period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, March 23, 2022, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Halak makes 32 saves as Vancouver Canucks earn 3-1 win over high-flying Avalanche

Visitors avoid being swept by Colorado for the first time since 1996-97

Vancouver Canucks goaltender Jaroslav Halak makes a pad save against the Colorado Avalanche during the first period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, March 23, 2022, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)