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2011: The year in sports — November

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Canada West's Carson Cooper hoists the World Junior A Challenge championship trophy to the delight of his teammates following a 4-2 victory in the gold medal game at the Langley Events Centre in November.
— image credit: Gary Ahuja/Langley Times

• A five-year agreement is reached to bring the B.C. AAA senior girls basketball championships to the Langley Events Centre, beginning in March 2013. The tournament has been held in North Vancouver for the past 18 years.

• Walnut Grove's Ashley Windsor captures the B.C. high school senior girls' cross-country championship title.

• The world's best junior A hockey players are on display as the Langley Events Centre hosts the World Junior A Hockey Challenge. The tournament, which features Canada West, Canada East, the United States, Sweden, Russia and the Czech Republic, draws more than 22,000 fans over the course of seven days. Canada West wins the gold medal with a 4-2 victory over Canada East.

• The Trinity Western Spartans win the Canada West women's soccer championship. The Spartans are the top team during the regular season, putting together a program-best 12-1-1 record. Graham Roxburgh is named Canada West coach of the year. At the CIS national championships, the team places sixth.

• UBC goalkeeper Ally Williamson, a Langley FC product, is named the Canada West rookie of the year. Williamson leads the conference in both save percentage (.939) and goals against average (0.29).

• Braedon Dolfo wins bronze at the Parapan Games in Mexico for Canada in the T13 100m race.

• Dorothy Ludwig is named athlete of the year by PacificSport Fraser Valley. Ludwig wins gold at the Pan American Games in air pistol shooting the previous month.

Bill Bettles is also honoured at the banquet as a community sports builder for his contributions to amateur sport. Bettles accomplishments include establishing the Langley Girls Ice Hockey Association.

• The Langley Fundamental Titans junior boys' volleyball team captures the first provincial banner in school history. The Titans finished the season 37-1 and are led by most valuable player Michael Hsu. Tristan Loewen and Denham O'Reilly, are first and second team all-stars, respectively. Stephen Hsu earns the tournament's top libero award.

• The Langley Fundamental Titans junior girls place second at their provincial championships, falling to South Delta in the finals. Hannah Beaton and Brie O'Reilly earn all-star awards.

• The Township and the City are jointly awarded the B.C. Seniors Games. The Games will be contested in Langley in September 2013.

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