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Edmonton Oilers winger Evander Kane skates amongst hats thrown onto the ice after his hat-trick during second period NHL second round playoff hockey action against the Calgary Flames in Edmonton, Sunday, May 22, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Kane nets hat trick as Oilers thump Flames 4-1 to take 2-1 playoff series lead

Connor McDavid has three assists for Edmonton in key win

Amesbury pre-game with the Tulsa Oilers. (Special to The News)

VIDEO: B.C. enforcer wins ‘King of the Rink’ battle

Maple Ridge’s Daniel Amesbury won competition with a TKO

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Okanagan Sun looking for billet families for the season

The Sun open the season against the Vancouver Island Raiders

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Okanagan College Coyotes rolling at Canadian College World Series

With a win in their next game, they would advance straight to the finals

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Edmonton Oilers goalie Mike Smith, left, lets in a goal as Calgary Flames forward Elias Lindholm looks on during first period NHL second round playoff hockey action in Calgary, Alta., Friday, May 20, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Flames looking for ‘foundation’ after Game 2 loss: ‘We’re playing into their hands’

Calgary could be in big trouble against its high-flying provincial rival

Edmonton Oilers goalie Mike Smith, left, lets in a goal as Calgary Flames forward Elias Lindholm looks on during first period NHL second round playoff hockey action in Calgary, Alta., Friday, May 20, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Edmonton Oilers centre Connor McDavid, right, scores on Calgary Flames goalie Jacob Markstrom during second period NHL second round playoff hockey action in Calgary, Alta., Friday, May 20, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Battle of Alberta deadlocked after Oilers dump Flames 5-3 to even playoff series

Draisaitl, Keith have 3 points apiece for Edmonton; Game 3 goes Sunday

Edmonton Oilers centre Connor McDavid, right, scores on Calgary Flames goalie Jacob Markstrom during second period NHL second round playoff hockey action in Calgary, Alta., Friday, May 20, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
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“I call it my mental hat trick”: West Kelowna’s bipolar golfer

After battling through manic episodes in the nineties, Walin hasn’t been hospitalized since 1999

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Doug Allin is the head coach for the Canadian Men’s U23 softball team, and an assistant coach for the men’s national team too. Contributed photo

Okanagan man leading Canada’s U23 softball program

Peachland’s Doug Allin helped Team Canada win Silver at Pan Am tourney in Argentina

Doug Allin is the head coach for the Canadian Men’s U23 softball team, and an assistant coach for the men’s national team too. Contributed photo
Former Brazilian player Kaká, left, and former Spanish player Iker Casillas present the Qatar FIFA World Cup trophy during the Trophy Tour by Coca-Cola kicked off today with a first-stop event in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Thursday, May 12, 2022. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

FIFA plans to announce 2026 World Cup sites on June 16

Vancouver, Edmonton, Toronto all in the running to host games

Former Brazilian player Kaká, left, and former Spanish player Iker Casillas present the Qatar FIFA World Cup trophy during the Trophy Tour by Coca-Cola kicked off today with a first-stop event in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Thursday, May 12, 2022. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)
Calgary Flames’ Joel Otto (left) jousts with Edmonton Oilers’ Steve Smith during NHL playoff action in Calgary, Apr.16, 1991. (CP PICTURE ARCHIVE-Mike Ridewood)

‘A lot of hate’: Oilers, Flames alumni look back at last playoff Battle of Alberta

‘The most physical, aggressive, emotional series I’ve ever been part of’

Calgary Flames’ Joel Otto (left) jousts with Edmonton Oilers’ Steve Smith during NHL playoff action in Calgary, Apr.16, 1991. (CP PICTURE ARCHIVE-Mike Ridewood)
The Penticton Vees arrived home from Nanaimo at approximately 5:45 p.m. on Thursday, May 20. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)

PHOTOS: Penticton Vees return home as BCHL Champions

The team captured the Fred Page Cup on Wednesday night in Nanaimo

The Penticton Vees arrived home from Nanaimo at approximately 5:45 p.m. on Thursday, May 20. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)
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Kelowna Rockets looks towards future at WHL draft

Jaxon Kehrig was taken in the fourth round, 81st overall

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Vernon Tigers defender Brad Wolgram (left) and Kelowna Raiders forward Mark Wilson go for a loose ball during the Raiders’ 16-6 Thompson Okanagan Senior Lacrosse League win Thursday, May 19, at Kal Tire Place. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Kelowna Raiders crush Vernon Tigers

Thompson Okanagan Senior Lacrosse League; Raiders improve to 5-0 with 16-6 romp on the road

Vernon Tigers defender Brad Wolgram (left) and Kelowna Raiders forward Mark Wilson go for a loose ball during the Raiders’ 16-6 Thompson Okanagan Senior Lacrosse League win Thursday, May 19, at Kal Tire Place. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Chloe Primerano was drafted into the Western Hockey League by the Vancouver Giants on Thursday, May 19, 2022. (Jamison Derksen/Vancouver Giants)<strong> </strong>

Vancouver Giants select first-ever female skater in WHL prospects draft

Burnaby Winter Club player Chloe Primerano tabbed in Round 13

Chloe Primerano was drafted into the Western Hockey League by the Vancouver Giants on Thursday, May 19, 2022. (Jamison Derksen/Vancouver Giants)<strong> </strong>
The Penticton Vees celebrate winning the BCHL championship after sweeping the Nanaimo Clippers, winning Game 4 at Nanaimo’s Frank Crane Arena. (Greg Sakaki/Black Press Media)

Come out and welcome home the BCHL Champions in Penticton

The Penticton Vees will return home from Nanaimo at approximately 4:30 p.m.

The Penticton Vees celebrate winning the BCHL championship after sweeping the Nanaimo Clippers, winning Game 4 at Nanaimo’s Frank Crane Arena. (Greg Sakaki/Black Press Media)
The Armstrong Shamrocks (green) take on the Kamloops Rattlers in Armstrong’s Thompson Okanagan Senior Lacrosse League home opener tonight, Thursday, May 19, at the Nor-Val Sports Centre. Game time is 7:30 p.m. (File photo)

Armstrong, Vernon host senior lacrosse action Thursday

Shamrocks play TOSLL home opener vs Kamloops; Tigers entertain unbeaten Kelowna; both games at 7:30 p.m.

The Armstrong Shamrocks (green) take on the Kamloops Rattlers in Armstrong’s Thompson Okanagan Senior Lacrosse League home opener tonight, Thursday, May 19, at the Nor-Val Sports Centre. Game time is 7:30 p.m. (File photo)
Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Nick Pivetta throws to a Toronto Blue Jays batter during the second inning of a baseball game Thursday, May 20, 2021, in Dunedin, Fla. (AP Photo/Mike Carlson)

Victoria-born pitcher throws first Red Sox complete game since 2019

Nick Pivetta didn’t let a leadoff homer phase him, allowing just two hits in 5-1 win

Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Nick Pivetta throws to a Toronto Blue Jays batter during the second inning of a baseball game Thursday, May 20, 2021, in Dunedin, Fla. (AP Photo/Mike Carlson)
(Rink Hockey Academy Kelowna)

Kelowna player taken first overall in WHL Draft

Gavin McKenna skates for U-18 Rink Hockey Academy Kelowna

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Edmonton Oilers goalie Mikko Koskinen, centre, reacts as Calgary Flames forward Blake Coleman celebrates his goal during second period NHL second round playoff hockey action against the Edmonton Oilers in Calgary, Wednesday, May 18, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Battle of Alberta starts with a bang as Flames down Oilers 9-6 to open playoff series

Battle of Alberta starts with a bang as Flames down Oilers 9-6 to open playoff series

Edmonton Oilers goalie Mikko Koskinen, centre, reacts as Calgary Flames forward Blake Coleman celebrates his goal during second period NHL second round playoff hockey action against the Edmonton Oilers in Calgary, Wednesday, May 18, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh