Gemma Karstens-Smith

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Outgoing Tennis Canada CEO aims to ace growth for women's game

As he prepares to leave his post, Tennis Canada CEO Michael Downey says there's still work to be done in growing the game, especially when it comes to getting more girls and women on the court.

Canada through to Billie Jean King Cup finals with 3-2 win over Belgium

Grinding through adversity made a big win that much sweeter for some of Canada's top women's tennis players this weekend. After losing their highest-ranked player to injury and watching a teammate sidelined, the Canadians persevered to earn a 3-2 win over Belgium at a Billie Jean King Cup qualifier in Vancouver.

Canada, Belgium level after opening day at Billie Jean King Cup qualifier in Vancouver

Canada and Belgium are tied at one match apiece after Ysaline Bonaventure beat Vancouver's Rebecca Marino 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 in a Billie Jean King Cup qualifier on Friday.

Deep Canadian squad confident entering Billie Jean King Cup qualifier in Vancouver

Even without one of its top players, Canada is ready to rally as women's tennis returns to Vancouver this week. Canada swept Latvia at last year's qualifiers in B.C. to advance to the finals in Glasgow.

Canucks outlast Flames in shootout, dimming Calgary's playoff hopes

Andrei Kuzmenko scored in the shootout and the Vancouver Canucks handed the visiting Calgary Flames a devastating 3-2 loss on Saturday.

Canucks' Demko makes 33 saves against Chicago for 3rd career shutout

Thatcher Demko stopped all 33 shots he faced and collected his first shutout of the season as the Canucks blanked Chicago 3-0 on Thursday in Vancouver.

Bouanga leads LAFC to rout of Whitecaps in CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinals

Denis Bouanga scored twice and notched an assist Wednesday as Los Angeles FC blanked the Vancouver Whitecaps 3-0 in the first leg of a CONCACAF Champions League matchup.

Kraken score 5 unanswered goals to down Canucks

Jordan Eberle scored and notched an assist Tuesday as the Seattle Kraken came all the way back to beat the Canucks 5-2 in Vanouver.

Canucks eliminated from playoff contention with loss to Kings

L.A. sealed its post-season spot with the win, while the Winnipeg Jets' 6-1 routing of the New Jersey Devils finally snuffed out any lingering hope Vancouver would make a late playoff run.

Toffoli scores twice, including OT winner, as Flames beat Canucks to keep playoff hopes alive

Tyler Toffoli scored his second goal of the game 3:27 into overtime and the visiting Calgary Flames came all the way back for a 5-4 win against the Vancouver Canucks on Friday.