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BCHL experiments with coach’s challenge, video review during preseason

The junior A league wants video review in place in time for its BCHL Showcase event in Chilliwack

Brandon O’Connor (left) and the Valley Huskers have cracked the Canadian Junior Football League’s national Top 10 ranking, checking in at No. 9. (Crazy Bees Photography)

Chilliwack’s Valley Huskers crack Canadian Junior Football League national top 10

The Huskers are one of three BC Football Conference teams on the list, checking in at No. 9

Bandits management team members Dylan Kular (left) and Andrew Savory have both received promotions after several successful years with the CEBL team. (Submitted)

Fraser Valley Bandits announce executive promotions

Bandits management team members Dylan Kular, Andrew Savory receive new titles

UFV men’s and women’s soccer teams return to action on Friday (Sept. 17). (UFV Cascades photo)

UFV soccer teams returning to the pitch

Cascades men’s and women’s soccer teams opening season at Abbotsford’s Rotary Stadium

UFV men’s and women’s soccer teams return to action on Friday (Sept. 17). (UFV Cascades photo)
Valley Huskers

Valley Husker kicker Ethan Homan wins CJFL Player of the Week award

Homan was the CJFL pick for BC Football Conference Special Teams Player of the Week

Valley Huskers
G.W. Graham’s Sam Mannes carries the ball against the St. Thomas More Knights in a recent senior varsity preseason football game. G.W.G.’s Grizzlies prevailed 14-12. (JT Hew photo)

GW Graham football Grizzlies ranked among best in B.C. and Canada

Head coach Luke Acheson said the team celebrated the good news, then quickly got back to work

G.W. Graham’s Sam Mannes carries the ball against the St. Thomas More Knights in a recent senior varsity preseason football game. G.W.G.’s Grizzlies prevailed 14-12. (JT Hew photo)
Chilliwack Jets River Fahey (No. 10) and John Lee (No. 22) congratulate Wyatt Dyck after his goal against the Ridge Meadows Flames in last weekend’s home opener at the Sardis Sports Complex. (Chilliwack Jets photo)

Chilliwack Jets shoot down Abbotsford Pilots in PJHL season opener

Two nights later the Jets improved to 2-0 with a shutout win over the Ridge Meadows Flames

Chilliwack Jets River Fahey (No. 10) and John Lee (No. 22) congratulate Wyatt Dyck after his goal against the Ridge Meadows Flames in last weekend’s home opener at the Sardis Sports Complex. (Chilliwack Jets photo)
Offseason acquisition Cam Johnson and his Chilliwack Chiefs hit the ice for training camp starting Friday, Sept. 17. (Darren Francis photo)

COVID-caused silver linings for 2021-22 Chilliwack Chiefs

Players that weren’t expected back have returned to the BCHL, and the junior A club is ready to roll

Offseason acquisition Cam Johnson and his Chilliwack Chiefs hit the ice for training camp starting Friday, Sept. 17. (Darren Francis photo)
Valley Huskers running back Ebiye Okoko-Chomseng carries the ball during a Saturday night (Sept. 11) BC Football Conference game against the Kamloops Broncos at Exhibition Stadium. The Huskers evened their early-season record at 1-1 with a 36-15 triumph. (Kim Douglas Crazy Bee’s photography)

Chilliwack’s Valley Huskers beat Broncos for first win of BC Football Conference season

The Huskers claimed a 36-15 decision over Kamloops at Exhibition Stadium

Valley Huskers running back Ebiye Okoko-Chomseng carries the ball during a Saturday night (Sept. 11) BC Football Conference game against the Kamloops Broncos at Exhibition Stadium. The Huskers evened their early-season record at 1-1 with a 36-15 triumph. (Kim Douglas Crazy Bee’s photography)
New Valley Huskers QB Josh Janssen is showing signs of growth early in his BC Football Conference career. (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack’s Josh Janssen finding his way as Valley Huskers QB

The jump from high school to junior football is a big one, but Janssen has tons of talent

New Valley Huskers QB Josh Janssen is showing signs of growth early in his BC Football Conference career. (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress)
A combination of training camp injuries and NHL tryouts forced the Vancouver Giants to cancel a Sept. 15 preseason game against Kelowna due to a lack of players. (file)

Shortage of players forces Vancouver Giants to cancel preseason game

Combination of injuries and NHL tryouts cited by Langley-based WHL team

A combination of training camp injuries and NHL tryouts forced the Vancouver Giants to cancel a Sept. 15 preseason game against Kelowna due to a lack of players. (file)
Nick Taylor shoots his way out of the bunker on the 10th hole. (Darren McDonald photo)

Abbotsford’s Nick Taylor wins namesake tournament

Organizers state fifth annual Nick Taylor Charity Pro-Am was a success on and off links

Nick Taylor shoots his way out of the bunker on the 10th hole. (Darren McDonald photo)
Valley Huskers

BC Football Conference adopts policy requiring players, staff to be COVID vaccinated

Valley Huskers head coach Bob Reist said ‘it is what it is’ and the team is moving forward

Valley Huskers
Volunteers power wash the side of the Hope Curling Club, as part of a project to update the building with the help of grants. (Pattie Desjardins/ Hope Standard)

Volunteers do wonders with grant money for Hope Curling Club

Building that suffered fire damage in 1970s finally gets its deserved face lift

Volunteers power wash the side of the Hope Curling Club, as part of a project to update the building with the help of grants. (Pattie Desjardins/ Hope Standard)
Fraser Valley Bandits

Fraser Valley basketball Bandits earn all-star selections

Two members of the CEBL team earned second-team spots and two earned All-Canadian recognition

Fraser Valley Bandits
BCHL

Border closure forcing BCHL’s Wenatchee Wild to open season on road

With Canadian teams unable to visit the United States, the Wild have no choice but to come north

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Valley Huskers head coach Bob Reist said Brandon O’Connor is a player the offence will rely on to “do things the way we need them done all the time, which is full speed.” (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack’s Valley Huskers count on Brandon O’Connor to lead inexperienced offence

The former Manitoba Bison has the size, speed and smarts to dominate the BC Football Conference

Valley Huskers head coach Bob Reist said Brandon O’Connor is a player the offence will rely on to “do things the way we need them done all the time, which is full speed.” (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress)
Abbotsford’s Jake Virtanen has signed with HC Spartak Moscow for the 2021-22 season. (HC Spartak Moscow Twitter)

Abbotsford’s Jake Virtanen signs in Russia

Former Vancouver Canucks first round draft pick joins HC Spartak Moscow

Abbotsford’s Jake Virtanen has signed with HC Spartak Moscow for the 2021-22 season. (HC Spartak Moscow Twitter)
Valley Huskers

Valley Huskers drop season opener to Okanagan Sun

In their first BC Football Conference action since 2019, the junior team fell 39-8 at home

Valley Huskers
The Fred Rannard, Sr. Open Wheel Classic takes place Sept. 10 and 11 at the Agassiz Speedway. (Contributed photo/Agassiz Speedway)
The Fred Rannard, Sr. Open Wheel Classic takes place Sept. 10 and 11 at the Agassiz Speedway. (Contributed photo/Agassiz Speedway)