Matthew Black

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Matthew Black is a B.C.-based writer, producer and reporter. He writes mostly about sports and has worked for CBC in Toronto and Vancouver as well as abroad in London.

Latest from Matthew Black

Greater than a game: 7s about more than rugby for fans of Fiji

"Once a year we get together and really show Canada and the rest of the world that there are Fijians here as well and take pride in our team," says Bobby Naicker, the country's honorary consul in Canada.

Meet the Canadians: Team Canada seeking 7s upset at BC Place this weekend

They're not favoured to win this weekend, but Team Canada will be looking for an upset in front of its hometown support.
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Here come the 7s: Vancouver hosts global rugby tournament

It’s a two-day spectacle, featuring flags, fast-paced rugby and a whole lot of costumes.
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Who are these guys? Whitecaps kick off new season after roster overhaul

Anyone who tells you they know what to expect from this year's Vancouver Whitecaps is lying.

Final round? Mission-area boxing club seeks new home before month's end

A youth boxing club in Mission is looking to beat the count and find a new home before the final bell sounds on its current venue.

Meet the Titans: Canucks-backed Vancouver esports team seeks Overwatch League glory

The Titans are Vancouver's newest pro (e)sports team.

Volunteers make the world (juniors) go round

When Shelby Tate steps on to the Rogers Arena ice at the world juniors, the game is already over, but her job is just getting interesting.

Persistent Pogge: B.C. goalie's journey from world juniors star to Swedish stopper

Justin Pogge was the star of Canada's world juniors team at Vancouver in 2006. After his NHL shot didn't pan out, he's battled back from the depths of the minors to find his game and a new life playing goal abroad.
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'You can never discard experience,' says former Canada coach Brent Sutter

How much easier is it to navigate the pressure-packed world junior hockey championship if you've been there, done that? While having the experience is beneficial, says ex-Team Canada forward Dan Bertram, how the players are deployed is of greater importance.
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Where are they now? Canada's 2006 squad that last won gold in B.C.

The last time the world junior hockey championship was held in B.C., Canada won gold. Where are the members of that underdog team 13 years later?

Brothers Quinn and Jack Hughes aiming to lead U.S.A. to world juniors gold

The siblings, two of the most prized American prospects in generations, are set to lead a strong Team U.S.A. deep into the tournament.

Unheralded Kazakhstan ready to battle for world juniors survival

It's taken a decade, but Kazakhstan is back at the world juniors.

Stars on ice: Top players to watch on each world junior squad

Here are some of the top prospects to watch at the 2019 world juniors in British Columbia.

Where's the West Coast? No B.C.-born talent but plenty of Canucks content at world juniors

No West Coast-born players, but plenty of Canucks connections at the this year's world juniors.
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Holiday tradition: B.C. ready for world junior hockey championship

The world junior hockey championship, which begins Wednesday, has grown from a niche event hosted in boutique European towns, to a cult classic of a sporting spectacle that in Canada, at least, rivals major pro sports in audience and attention.