Assuming you’re of a vintage that remembers Wayne Gretzky filling the net back when Sidney Crosby was still filling his diapers, here’s something guaranteed to make you feel old: the Great One is about to become a grandfather.

His daughter Paulina Gretzky has announced on Twitter that she is pregnant, her PGA golfer fiancé, Dustin Johnson, evidently managing to have sunk a hole in one. (Which admittedly doesn’t really mean anything, but sounds vaguely filthy nonetheless.)

Back in June, the Vancouver Canucks launched a new slogan: “Change is Coming”. The announcement came around the same time that Willie Desjardins was hired as the new head coach, and shortly after Trevor Linden was named president of the team’s hockey operations.

Last night, the Vancouver Canucks opened its preseason with a win—and then a loss. The team was split into two rosters, with one squad staying at Rogers Arena to host half of the San Jose Sharks, and the other half travelling to Stockton, California, to face the Sharks on their home turf.

The team that played in Vancouver won, beating the Sharks 4-2. In Stockton, the Canucks were less successful, losing 5-2.

The Vancouver squad included captain Henrik Sedin and his brother Daniel Sedin, as well as Alex Edler, Dan Hamhuis, and Kevin Bieksa. In goal was Eddie Lack and Joe Cannata, who each played half of the game.

To call it home field advantage would be an understatement.

With over 2,000 strong at Mercer Stadium this past Friday (September 19), it was definitely a homecoming for the New Westminster Hyacks who played this game as if it was their last. For the fans it was truly a spectacle with the game ball being parachuted in by a member of the B.C. skydiving team. But for the players it was all about kickoff, something they'd been training for all summer. It is a huge part of the New Westminster secondary school football program to buy-in not just during the season but for the entire year, and it showed against the West Vancouver Highlanders.

The Color Run brands itself the "Happiest 5k on the Planet".

On September 13, the annual paint run touched down in Vancouver.

Photographer Andrew Chin shot these images with a GoPro.

Not to rain on his big lottery win, but there’s a pretty good argument to be made that ex-NHLer Steve Moore shouldn’t have received a dime from anyone.

Yesterday afternoon (September 4) it was announced that the former Colorado Avalanche forward finally reached an out-of-court settlement with Todd Bertuzzi for an incident that took place a full decade ago. On March 8, 2004, Bertuzzi, who was playing for the Vancouver Canucks, skated up the ice after Moore, grabbed his jersey, and then punched him in the side of the head. In the ensuing dog pile, Moore received three fractured vertebrae, facial cuts, and a concussion. He hasn’t played professional hockey since.

In an interview with the Straight, EA Sports producer Sean Ramjagsingh said that in NHL 15, the hockey sim developed at EA Canada in Burnaby, the Vancouver Canucks aren’t as good as they’ve been in past editions of the game.

“I'm a huge Canucks fan and typically the Canucks are very good in the game,” he said on the phone. “But after the year that the team and each of the individual players had...their ratings have taken a little bit of a hit and so they're not as good as they've been relative to the other teams.”

Skiing is probably the last thing on your mind at the moment.

However, sales have opened for Whistler's annual gay and lesbian ski week, with deadlines already looming.

Something important to note is that the festival has a new name.

The annual celebration had been called WinterPRIDE, but a number of other festivals have also taken on that name as well. In order to prevent confusion, it's been renamed as the Whistler Pride and Ski Week Festival.

The 2015 edition, which runs from January 24 to 31, 2015, will be the 23rd year of the annual event.

If you have, or someone you know has, ever wanted to curl but have been unable to due to budgetary concerns or problems, you now have the chance to get financial assistance that will enable you to get your broom on.

The LGBT–based Pacific Rim Curling League and Queer Active, which seeks to empower queer youth through sports and fitness, have joined forces to offer a bursary for first-time curlers (aged 16 to 25 years old).

Recipients will only have to pay $68 for six months of curling. If interested, email Queer Active treasurer Aaron Thompson.

The following information is required:

• full name

The National Hockey League and a lawyer representing hockey player Todd Bertuzzi have claimed that there's been resolution to a 10-year-old act of retaliation at Rogers Arena.

However, TSN has quoted Steve Moore's brother Mark saying there's no deal between the former Colorado Avalanche hockey player and Bertuzzi.

"I got a text message from Steve last night and he's very concerned," Mark Moore told TSN. "He says there is no deal yet and isn't sure what to do about all the media speculation."

On March 8, 2004, Moore suffered three broken vertebrae after Bertuzzi chased him and jumped on top of him at Rogers Arena.