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BC Lions quarterback Michael Reilly was again recognized for a solid performance as he was named a CFL Top Performer of the Week following Saturday’s 45-13 dismantling of the Ottawa REDBLACKS.

The Lions first season in the CFL was 1954, and have played every season since and are the are the oldest professional sports franchise in the city of Vancouver and BC. 

They have appeared in the league’s Grey Cup championship game 10 times, winning six of those games, with their most recent championship occurring in 2011.

Reilly came out firing on all cylinders against Ottawa, completing his first 11 passes of the game and connecting on touchdowns to Keon Hatcher, Jevon Cottoy and Bryan Burnham before the end of the first quarter.

He finished his evening 22/26 for 319 and four touchdown passes, a second one to Burnham helping put the contest on ice.

It was the third time in 2021 that Reilly passed for over 300 yards in a game. His 1,293 passing yards are good for third in the CFL behind only Edmonton’s Trevor Harris and Winnipeg’s Zach Collaros.

Wide receiver Kamar Jorden and defensive lineman Stefen Banks of the Calgary Stampeders were also named CFL Top Performers of the Week.

The BC Lions return home to battle the Saskatchewan Roughriders Friday, September 24th at BC Place presented by BC Hydro, Fortis BC and the Province of British Columbia.

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The Canadian Elite Basketball League (CEBL) announced Wednesday two executive promotions for its westernmost club, the Fraser Valley Bandits, promoting Dylan Kular from vice president to president and Andrew Savory from director of operations to vice president.

Kular and Savory joined the organization in July and October 2018, respectively, and have worked tireless hours with CEBL head office so as to develop a community footprint in the Fraser Valley to connect the Bandits with the community. 

The Bandits are a committed and engaged cornerstone of the Fraser Valley and I look forward to Dylan and Andrew taking the Bandits to even greater heights ahead of what will be an exciting 2022 season,” said CEBL commissioner and CEO Mike Morreale.

The CEBL became the first Canadian professional sports league to return to play following the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic when it commenced and executed the CEBL Summer Series in July-August 2020.

Kular mentioned “It’s a privilege to lead this great organization and I’m very grateful to the CEBL for the opportunity. As we continue to build off a strong 2020 season, our priority will be to continue expanding our reach across the Fraser Valley and British Columbia.”

Today, the facility is currently home to more than 30 rental groups from across the Fraser Valley who use the venue on a daily and weekly basis.

The CEBL’s executive promotions in Fraser Valley are effective immediately as the club looks to build upon the promising precedent built in 2021 ahead of the upcoming 2022 regular season.

Giants News

Barclay Parneta, Vancouver Giants GM officially announced that the team has signed 2003-born forward Kyle Bochek (Moosomin, SK) to a Standard WHL Player Agreement.

Kyle Bochek (5’10’, 165-pounds) was originally selected by the Giants in Round 12 of the 2018 WHL Prospects Draft. 

He joins the G-Men after spending the 2020-21 campaign with the SJHL’s Melville Millionaires where he appeared in four games prior to the league cancelling their season.

The season prior, Bochek registered 10 goals and 14 assists for 24 points in 38 games with the SMAAAHL’s Notre Dame Hounds U18 AAA program.

“Since the start of Training Camp, Kyle has come in here and forced our hand with his work-ethic, speed and the energy that he brings,” said Barclay Parneta. “We’re excited to welcome Kyle and his family to the Vancouver Giants organization.”

Bochek and the G-Men will take the ice for preseason action on Wednesday, September 22nd at the Ladner Leisure Centre against the Kamloops Blazers with the puck drop at 7 pm.

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