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Chilliwack’s Aynsley D’Ottavio will be mentored by a pro women’s hockey player as part of the Scotiabank Rising Teammates program. (Submitted photo)

Chilliwack’s Aynsley D’Ottavio among 21 Canada wide chosen for Rising Teammates program

The hockey program pairs a young player with a mentor from professional women’s hockey ranks

Brent Worrall is a multiple trauma and brain injury survivor, avid sports enthusiast, and former top-level motocross racer and hockey player who became a paraplegic after a motocross accident in 2011. <ins>He wrote his life story, Motocross Save My Life From Its Darkness, following the crash.</ins> (Kevin Lefebvre photo)

Chilliwack motocross champion Brent Worrall went to Vernon to die

Worrall shares his dark life story in pages of self-penned book

Jordan Kawaguchi’s uniform colour didn’t change at all jumping from the University of North Dakota Fighting Hawks to the Texas Stars. (Texas Stars twitter photo)

Chilliwack Chiefs alum Jordan Kawaguchi collects two points in first pro hockey game

Kawaguchi had a goal and an assist for the Texas Stars in an American Hockey League match

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Chilliwack Chiefs add prospect Cole Savage to goalie pipeline

The teenager spent this season with the U18 prep team at Abbotsford’s Yale Academy

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Mathieu Caron is the unquestioned starter for the Chilliwack Chiefs and had a strong opening weekend of BCHL action. (Darren Francis photo)

Chilliwack Chiefs goalie runner up for BCHL Player of the Week award

Mathieu Caron backstopped his junior A team to weekend wins over Merritt and Prince George

Mathieu Caron is the unquestioned starter for the Chilliwack Chiefs and had a strong opening weekend of BCHL action. (Darren Francis photo)
One last national tournament awaits for Chilliwack’s Michaela Read, who leads her Lindenwood Lions into the American Collegiate Hockey Association Div 1 nationals in North Dakota in mid-April. (Submitted photo)

Chilliwack’s Michaela Read finishing university hockey career with third appearance at nationals

Read leads the Lindenwood Lions back to the American Collegiate Hockey Association Div 1 tournament

One last national tournament awaits for Chilliwack’s Michaela Read, who leads her Lindenwood Lions into the American Collegiate Hockey Association Div 1 nationals in North Dakota in mid-April. (Submitted photo)
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Chilliwack hockey player kicked off Seattle Thunderbirds roster after racist incident

Two players were accused of directing racial slurs at a teammate and waving a banana at him

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Chilliwack’s Katie Lampen has signed with a professional soccer club in Spain. (Instagram photo)

Chilliwack’s Katie Lampen signs pro deal with Spanish club FC Malaga City Femenino

After one electric year with the UFV Cascades, the Sardis secondary grad pursues a lifelong dream

Chilliwack’s Katie Lampen has signed with a professional soccer club in Spain. (Instagram photo)
Chilliwack Chief Connor Milburn (in white) fights off Prince George winger Carter Cochrane to get a backhand shot off against Spruce Kings stopper Aaron Trotter during Saturday’s BCHL pod game at the Chilliwack Coliseum. (Darren Francis photo)

Chilliwack Chiefs open BCHL pod season with back to back wins

The junior A club looked good, beating Merritt and Prince George by a combined score of 9-3

Chilliwack Chief Connor Milburn (in white) fights off Prince George winger Carter Cochrane to get a backhand shot off against Spruce Kings stopper Aaron Trotter during Saturday’s BCHL pod game at the Chilliwack Coliseum. (Darren Francis photo)
The Fraser Valley Bandits will pick sixth, ninth and 20th overall in the three-round CEBL U Sports draft.

Fraser Valley Bandits picking sixth in CEBL U Sports draft first round

Results from second annual event to be revealed on April 14, Bandits also have ninth and 20th picks

The Fraser Valley Bandits will pick sixth, ninth and 20th overall in the three-round CEBL U Sports draft.
Chilliwack’s Jordyn Huitema will join the Canadian national women’s soccer squad for a training camp and two matches against Wales and England. (Canada Soccer photo)

Chilliwack’s Jordyn Huitema heading to Canada Soccer camp in Wales and England

The talented teenager will join the national team for a pair of friendly matches in April

Chilliwack’s Jordyn Huitema will join the Canadian national women’s soccer squad for a training camp and two matches against Wales and England. (Canada Soccer photo)
The Chilliwack Chiefs and Coquitlam Express will finally play games in early April as the BCHL squeezes in a shortened 20 game season. Just-announced provincial funding may help the junior A league offset financial losses caused by the COVID pandemic. (Darren Francis photo)

Province provides relief funding for amateur sport

The government is directing $15 million to teams/leagues impacted by the COVID pandemic

The Chilliwack Chiefs and Coquitlam Express will finally play games in early April as the BCHL squeezes in a shortened 20 game season. Just-announced provincial funding may help the junior A league offset financial losses caused by the COVID pandemic. (Darren Francis photo)
Abbotsford's Jordan Kawaguchi has signed with the National Hockey League's Dallas Stars. (File photo)

Chilliwack Chiefs grad Jordan Kawaguchi signs with NHL’s Dallas Stars

Days after playing his final game at the University of North Dakota, Gooch is turning pro

Abbotsford's Jordan Kawaguchi has signed with the National Hockey League's Dallas Stars. (File photo)
The Chilliwack Chiefs, Merritt Centennials and Prince George Spruce Kings form a three-team pod as the BCHL season finally gets underway. (BCHL graphic)

Chilliwack Chiefs ready for a lot of Merritt and Prince George as BCHL season starts

The Chiefs, Centennials and Spruce Kings may get sick of each other playing in a three team pod

The Chilliwack Chiefs, Merritt Centennials and Prince George Spruce Kings form a three-team pod as the BCHL season finally gets underway. (BCHL graphic)
Julia Tuchscherer had her Grade 10 season at G.W. Graham cut short by injury, and her Grade 11 season has been wrecked by COVID. Rather than try for a Grade 12 season, the teenager is jumping to the U-Sports level with the UFV Cascades. (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack’s Tuchscherer sisters to reunite with UFV Cascades women’s basketball team

Younger sister Julia Tuchscherer is graduating high school a year early to join Deanna at UFV

Julia Tuchscherer had her Grade 10 season at G.W. Graham cut short by injury, and her Grade 11 season has been wrecked by COVID. Rather than try for a Grade 12 season, the teenager is jumping to the U-Sports level with the UFV Cascades. (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress)
In his final season of junior A eligibility in the BCHL, Nanaimo Clippers goalie Jordan Naylor is thrilled to be able to play a shortened season. (Garrett James photo)

BCHL veterans thrilled to finish their junior careers with game action

For the longest time, it looked like the league’s 20-year-olds had already played their final games

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In his final season of junior A eligibility in the BCHL, Nanaimo Clippers goalie Jordan Naylor is thrilled to be able to play a shortened season. (Garrett James photo)
Jordan Kawaguchi is one of the top NCAA free agents now eligible to sign with National Hockey League clubs. (University of North Dakota photo)

Jordan Kawaguchi’s NCAA career ends with five-overtime thriller

The all-time Chilliwack Chiefs great suffered hearbreak in a playoff loss to Minnesota-Duluth

Jordan Kawaguchi is one of the top NCAA free agents now eligible to sign with National Hockey League clubs. (University of North Dakota photo)
Chiefs staff set up cardboard cutouts in the Chilliwack Coliseum stands days before the shortened BCHL season is set to start. (Twitter photo)

Chilliwack Chiefs fans filling the Chilliwack Coliseum with cardboard cutouts

The Chiefs will see many familiar faces when they open the BCHL season April 2

Chiefs staff set up cardboard cutouts in the Chilliwack Coliseum stands days before the shortened BCHL season is set to start. (Twitter photo)
Boston College forward Nikita Nesterenko is one of the top freshmen in the Hockey East conference. (Hockey East Instagram photo)

Chilliwack Chiefs alums in the hunt for NCAA men’s hockey title

Jordan Kawaguchi and Nikita Nesterenko headline the list of seven Chiefs grads on NCAA contenders

Boston College forward Nikita Nesterenko is one of the top freshmen in the Hockey East conference. (Hockey East Instagram photo)
Abbotsford’s Chase Claypool was allegedly in a bar fight earlier this month in California and video shows him apparently kicking someone in the head. (Air Jordan website)

Abbotsford’s Chase Claypool allegedly involved in bar fight

Footage of Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver kicking man in head earlier this month surfaces online

Abbotsford’s Chase Claypool was allegedly in a bar fight earlier this month in California and video shows him apparently kicking someone in the head. (Air Jordan website)