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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
How popular did the Abbotsford Canucks get after one year? The Abbotsford News has compared the team through Google Trends to a number of other teams.

CHARTS: How popular did the Abbotsford Canucks become after one year?

Google Trends results compare the team year over year with other professional sports teams

How popular did the Abbotsford Canucks get after one year? The Abbotsford News has compared the team through Google Trends to a number of other teams.
The Vancouver Pro/Am Show and Expo bodybuilding event comes to Abbotsford on Saturday (July 16) and Sunday (July 17).

Vancouver Pro/Am and Expo bodybuilding show coming to Abbotsford

Abbotsford Arts Centre hosts two-day event on Saturday (July 16) and Sunday (July 17)

The Vancouver Pro/Am Show and Expo bodybuilding event comes to Abbotsford on Saturday (July 16) and Sunday (July 17).
Chilliwack’s Clay Stevenson is camping with the Caps this week. The goaltender is at the 2022 Washington Capitals development camp. (Dartmouth University photo)

Chilliwack’s Clay Stevenson attends development camp with Washington Capitals

The goalie is one of 12 players with ties to Chilliwack joining NHL teams for rookie/prospect camps

Chilliwack’s Clay Stevenson is camping with the Caps this week. The goaltender is at the 2022 Washington Capitals development camp. (Dartmouth University photo)
The RAW Sports football youth camp makes its debut in Abbotsford later this month.

RAW Sports bringing youth football camp to Abbotsford

Camp making its debut in Abbotsford later this month at MRC Sports Complex

The RAW Sports football youth camp makes its debut in Abbotsford later this month.
The Las Vegas Golden Knights made Chilliwack Chief Abram Wiebe their final pick in the 2022 National Hockey League entry draft. (Twitter photo)

Chilliwack Chief Abram Wiebe drafted by NHL’s Golden Knights

The talented blueliner was a seventh round pick of Las Vegas, one of seven BCHLers drafted

The Las Vegas Golden Knights made Chilliwack Chief Abram Wiebe their final pick in the 2022 National Hockey League entry draft. (Twitter photo)
Abbotsford Canucks forward Danila Klimovich is one of several players from last year’s AHL team heading to the Vancouver Canucks 2022 Development Camp, which begins at UBC on Monday (July 11). (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Several Abbotsford players heading to Canucks Development Camp

Camp runs from July 11 to 14 at UBC’s Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre

Abbotsford Canucks forward Danila Klimovich is one of several players from last year’s AHL team heading to the Vancouver Canucks 2022 Development Camp, which begins at UBC on Monday (July 11). (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
The Vancouver Canucks will host a pre-season in Abbotsford on Wednesday, Oct. 5.

Abbotsford Centre hosting Vancouver Canucks pre-season game

Edmonton Oilers coming to the AC on Wednesday, Oct. 5

The Vancouver Canucks will host a pre-season in Abbotsford on Wednesday, Oct. 5.
Jeremy Colliton, shown here in an Oct. 24 game as the head coach of the Chicago Blackhawks, is the new head coach of the Abbotsford Canucks. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Nam Y. Huh)

Abbotsford Canucks announce new head coach

Jeremy Colliton new bench boss in Abbotsford, several players re-sign with Canucks organization

Jeremy Colliton, shown here in an Oct. 24 game as the head coach of the Chicago Blackhawks, is the new head coach of the Abbotsford Canucks. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Nam Y. Huh)
The Abbotsford Canucks have signed forward Chase Wouters to a two-year extension. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Chase Wouters slides into two-year extension with Abbotsford Canucks

First-ever player to ink a deal with Abbotsford Canucks signs on for two more years

The Abbotsford Canucks have signed forward Chase Wouters to a two-year extension. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
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