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The UFV Cascades men’s basketball team has signed former Rick Hansen Hurricanes player Jaydan Bains. (UFV Cascades photo)

UFV Cascades sign Abbotsford’s Jaydan Bains

Men’s basketball team adds Bains, two other transfers for 2022-23

John Murray has been named the new strength and conditioning coach for the Abbotsford Canucks. (YouTube)

John Murray named new strength and conditioning coach for Abbotsford Canucks

Has served in similar role with St. Andrews College and Gary Roberts Training for several years

Danila Klimovich, shown here at last year’s Abbotsford Canucks training camp, is scheduled to participate at the Young Stars Classic event in Penticton next month. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Several Abbotsford Canucks confirmed for Penticton’s Young Stars Classic event

Nils Åman, Arshdeep Bains, Linus Karlsson and Danila Klimovich all expected to participate

Justin William rides Anakin while competing in the bull riding event at the Chilliwack Rodeo during the 150th annual Chilliwack Fair at Heritage Park on Friday, Aug. 5, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

PHOTOS: Bucking bulls kick off 1st day of Chilliwack Rodeo at 150th annual fair

It was all about bull riding during day one of 34th annual rodeo at historic Chilliwack Fair

Justin William rides Anakin while competing in the bull riding event at the Chilliwack Rodeo during the 150th annual Chilliwack Fair at Heritage Park on Friday, Aug. 5, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
The UNLV Runnin’ Rebels come to Vancouver and Abbotsford for games later this month. (Instagram photo)

UNLV Runnin’ Rebels men’s basketball team coming to Abbotsford

Division I team taking on the UFV Cascades on Aug. 19, also playing games at UBC

The UNLV Runnin’ Rebels come to Vancouver and Abbotsford for games later this month. (Instagram photo)
Local racer Kiwi Bishop, seen here in his no. 63 1989 Camaro, will compete at the B.C. HIstoric Motor Races in Mission this weekend. (Photo/Brent Martin)

Go! Agassiz driver to compete in B.C. Historic Motor Races

Kiwi Bishop will drive his ‘89 Camaro once again

Local racer Kiwi Bishop, seen here in his no. 63 1989 Camaro, will compete at the B.C. HIstoric Motor Races in Mission this weekend. (Photo/Brent Martin)
Marko Torenius has been named the new goaltending coach and goaltending development coach of the Abbotsford Canucks. (SKA St. Petersburg photo)

Marko Torenius named new Abbotsford Canucks goaltending coach

Finnish product replaces Curtis Sanford, who left for Toronto Maple Leafs in July

Marko Torenius has been named the new goaltending coach and goaltending development coach of the Abbotsford Canucks. (SKA St. Petersburg photo)
Jeremy Colliton is the new head coach of the Abbotsford Canucks. (Abbotsford Canucks YouTube)

Jeremy Colliton ready to take the reins of the Abbotsford Canucks

Former Chicago Blackhawks head coach steps into bench boss role in Abbotsford

Jeremy Colliton is the new head coach of the Abbotsford Canucks. (Abbotsford Canucks YouTube)
Chilliwack Chiefs

Chilliwack Chief A.J. Lacroix to skate in Hlinka Gretzky Cup

Lacroix is the lone BCHL rep on a Team USA roster that mostly includes USHL and high school talent

Chilliwack Chiefs
Brandon Wheat Kings defenceman and new Abbotsford Canucks player Chad Nychuk (left) tries to defend Rebels forward Chris Douglas during 2019 WHL action. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)

Abbotsford Canucks sign defenceman Chad Nychuk

“Rossburn Rifle” signs a one-year AHL contract after impressive Canucks development camp

Brandon Wheat Kings defenceman and new Abbotsford Canucks player Chad Nychuk (left) tries to defend Rebels forward Chris Douglas during 2019 WHL action. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)
Former Vancouver Canucks NHL hockey player Jake Virtanen, centre, leaves B.C. Supreme Court after testifying at his sexual assault trial, in Vancouver, on Thursday, July 21, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Former Vancouver Canuck Jake Virtanen testifies to deny sexual assault charge

Virtanen was charged in January with one count of sexual assault tied to a 2017 incident

Former Vancouver Canucks NHL hockey player Jake Virtanen, centre, leaves B.C. Supreme Court after testifying at his sexual assault trial, in Vancouver, on Thursday, July 21, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Former Vancouver Canucks NHL hockey player Jake Virtanen arrives at B.C. Supreme Court for the third day of his sexual assault trial, in Vancouver, on Wednesday, July 20, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Defence wraps cross-examination of Virtanen accuser as B.C. trial continues

Woman has testified that she repeatedly said “no” before Virtanen allegedly sexually assaulted

Former Vancouver Canucks NHL hockey player Jake Virtanen arrives at B.C. Supreme Court for the third day of his sexual assault trial, in Vancouver, on Wednesday, July 20, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Abbotsford’s Kohn Olischefski has signed with the AHL’s Rochester Americans. (Rochester Americans photo)

Abbotsford’s Kohen Olischefski signs with Rochester Americans

Former Chilliwack Chiefs star joins Buffalo Sabres AHL affiliate

Abbotsford’s Kohn Olischefski has signed with the AHL’s Rochester Americans. (Rochester Americans photo)
The Abbotsford Canucks 2022-23 schedule has been released. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Abbotsford Canucks 2022-23 schedule released

AHL club will play 36 home dates at the Abbotsford Centre in 2022-23

The Abbotsford Canucks 2022-23 schedule has been released. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
Former Vancouver Canucks NHL hockey player Jake Virtanen arrives at B.C. Supreme Court for the third day of his sexual assault trial, in Vancouver, on Wednesday, July 20, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Defence lawyer argues former Canuck Jake Virtanen, accuser had consensual sex

Virtanen charged with one count of sexual assault in January after Vancouver police investigation

Former Vancouver Canucks NHL hockey player Jake Virtanen arrives at B.C. Supreme Court for the third day of his sexual assault trial, in Vancouver, on Wednesday, July 20, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Yushiroh Hirano waves goodbye to Canucks fans at his final game last season. He will be back in green, white and blue in 2022-23. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Abbotsford Canucks sign forward Yushiroh Hirano

First Japanese-born player to score in the AHL returning to Abbotsford Canucks

Yushiroh Hirano waves goodbye to Canucks fans at his final game last season. He will be back in green, white and blue in 2022-23. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
Former Vancouver Canucks right wing Jake Virtanen (18) sits in the penalty box as seats normally filled with fans remain empty during first period NHL action against the Edmonton Oilers in Vancouver, B.C., Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021. A defence lawyer is expected to cross-examine a woman today who claims she was sexually assaulted by Virtanen in 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Former Vancouver Canucks right wing Jake Virtanen (18) sits in the penalty box as seats normally filled with fans remain empty during first period NHL action against the Edmonton Oilers in Vancouver, B.C., Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021. A defence lawyer is expected to cross-examine a woman today who claims she was sexually assaulted by Virtanen in 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
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Bodybuilding champions crowned at Abbotsford IFBB event

Pro division titles awarded on Sunday, pro cards earned on Saturday at Vancouver Pro/Am event

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Vancouver Canucks’ Jake Virtanen (18) falls in front of Edmonton Oilers’ Ethan Bear (74) as he reaches for the puck while Jesse Puljujarvi, right, watches during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Saturday, March 13, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Trial begins for Abbotsford’s Jake Virtanen, former Canuck charged with sexual assault

Charge tied to a police investigation into an incident that took place on Sept. 26, 2017

Vancouver Canucks’ Jake Virtanen (18) falls in front of Edmonton Oilers’ Ethan Bear (74) as he reaches for the puck while Jesse Puljujarvi, right, watches during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Saturday, March 13, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Galen Rupp, of the United States, and Cam Levins of Canada (right) compete during the men’s marathon at the World Athletics Championships Sunday, July 17, 2022, in Eugene, Ore. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Patrick Smith/Pool Photo via AP

B.C. marathoner Cam Levins finishes historic 4th at world championships

Black Creek-born runner beat his previous Canadian record by about 2 minutes

Galen Rupp, of the United States, and Cam Levins of Canada (right) compete during the men’s marathon at the World Athletics Championships Sunday, July 17, 2022, in Eugene, Ore. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Patrick Smith/Pool Photo via AP