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Chilliwack Curling Club shuts down early with COVID restrictions in place

Unable to run programs it usually does, the CCC is shutting down the ice plant until the fall

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Chilliwack’s Jason Beck wrote a book about the 1954 Commonwealth Games, and he’ll talk about that in an online presentation preceding this year’s Chilliwack Sports Hall of Fame AGM. (BC Sports Hall of Fame photo)

Miracle Mile author Jason Beck to speak at Chilliwack Sports Hall of Fame AGM

The Chilliwackian will make an online presentation about the 1954 Commonwealth Games

Chilliwack’s Jason Beck wrote a book about the 1954 Commonwealth Games, and he’ll talk about that in an online presentation preceding this year’s Chilliwack Sports Hall of Fame AGM. (BC Sports Hall of Fame photo)
Will Calverley is the Atlantic Hockey Conference Player of the Month for December. (Atlantic Hockey Conference graphic)

Breakout NCAA season continues for former Chilliwack Chiefs captain

In his third season, Will Calverley is among the college hockey leaders in points and assists

Will Calverley is the Atlantic Hockey Conference Player of the Month for December. (Atlantic Hockey Conference graphic)
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BCHL delays start of the season as provincial health orders remain in place

The junior A league has been forced to abandon a plan to start in mid-January

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Ethan Bowen of the Chilliwack Chiefs said he hasn't given consideration to leaving, even as the BCHL season is delayed once more. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Ethan Bowen sticking with Chilliwack Chiefs even as BCHL season gets pushed back

While some players have left for the USHL where they can play games, the hometown kid is staying put

Ethan Bowen of the Chilliwack Chiefs said he hasn't given consideration to leaving, even as the BCHL season is delayed once more. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)
Abbotsford’s Jordan Kawaguchi is the December Player of the Month in the NCAA’s National Collegiate Hockey Conference. (File photo)

Chilliwack Chiefs alum Jordan Kawaguchi snags another NCAA award

A torrid offensive month earned Gooch an honour in the National Collegiate Hockey Conference

Abbotsford’s Jordan Kawaguchi is the December Player of the Month in the NCAA’s National Collegiate Hockey Conference. (File photo)
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Ryan Tofani cracks PGA of BC’s list of top 100 golf pros

Tofani is just finishing up his first year as head pro at the Chilliwack Golf Club

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Tommy Lyons (right) is one of six players who have left the Chilliwack Chiefs in recent days, heading to the USHL. (Darren Francis photo)

BCHL’s Chilliwack Chiefs hit hard by USHL defections

Chilliwack Chiefs hockey boss Brian Maloney says the USHL is poaching players with misleading info

Tommy Lyons (right) is one of six players who have left the Chilliwack Chiefs in recent days, heading to the USHL. (Darren Francis photo)
Dennis Cholowski hopes to make an impact in his third National Hockey League season. (DetroitRedWings.com photo)

Chilliwack Chief alum Dennis Cholowski headlines list of BCHLers at NHL camps

The former first round draft pick heads into his third season with the Detroit Red Wings

Dennis Cholowski hopes to make an impact in his third National Hockey League season. (DetroitRedWings.com photo)
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Chilliwack Chiefs add forward A.J. Lacroix from Delta Hockey Academy

Lacroix will be 16 years old next season, but is already a big-bodied forward at six-foot-four

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The Telus Bandits Athletic Centre is set to open in early-2021. (Submitted)

Fraser Valley Bandits, CEBL opening new multi-sport facility in Abbotsford

Telus Bandits Athletic Centre set to open in early-2021 at West Oaks Mall, several sports featured

The Telus Bandits Athletic Centre is set to open in early-2021. (Submitted)
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Chilliwack Chiefs add Nicholas Cristiano and Joshua Orrico to prospect pool

The BCHL junior A hockey club got commitments from two promising players over the Christmas break

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Relaxed viaSport restrictions let sidelined Chilliwack hockey players back on the ice

Older members of the Chilliwack Chiefs and Chilliwack Jets were prohibited from practicing

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New Chilliwack Chief Ray Fust.

Chilliwack Chief Ray Fust leads Swiss into match with Team Canada at world juniors

The Swiss will be massive underdogs in Tuesday’s group-A round-robin showdown in Edmonton

New Chilliwack Chief Ray Fust.
Capilano University Blues assistant coach Jenn Bodnar of Agassiz (at left with Blues guard Simrat Dosanjh and at right in her nurse scrubs) has switched focus from the sidelines to the front lines of public health. She will soon be moving to California, continuing nursing and living with her boyfriend. (Contributed Photo/Capilano University)

Agassiz-born coach turned nurse bids Capilano U fond farewell

Moving to the States, Jenn Bodnar leaves impactful legacy on and off the CapU court

Capilano University Blues assistant coach Jenn Bodnar of Agassiz (at left with Blues guard Simrat Dosanjh and at right in her nurse scrubs) has switched focus from the sidelines to the front lines of public health. She will soon be moving to California, continuing nursing and living with her boyfriend. (Contributed Photo/Capilano University)
New Chilliwack Chief Ray Fust.

Chilliwack Chief Ray Fust makes Team Switzerland roster

The Chiefs forward will compete in the 2021 IIHF World Junior Championships in Edmonton/Red Deer

New Chilliwack Chief Ray Fust.
Cultus Lake’s Reece Howden claimed his second career FIS World Cup ski-cross win Monday at the Val Thoren Ski Resort in the French Alps. (FIS video)

Cultus Lake’s Reece Howden gets World Cup ski-cross win at Val Thoren

Howden earned 1st place in a ski-cross event Monday and is now the leader in the World Cup rankings

Cultus Lake’s Reece Howden claimed his second career FIS World Cup ski-cross win Monday at the Val Thoren Ski Resort in the French Alps. (FIS video)
Michelle Savich is the new Coaching Director for Field Hockey B.C.

Chilliwack Pink Panther president gets coaching role with Field Hockey B.C.

Michelle Savich takes over as Coaching Director and will hold the position until 2022

Michelle Savich is the new Coaching Director for Field Hockey B.C.
Former New York Rangers farmhand MacKenzie Skapski is the new goaltending coach for the BCHL’s Chilliwack Chiefs. (Black Press file photo)

Chilliwack Chiefs hire Mackenzie Skapski as new goaltending coach

The Abbotsford product joins the BCHL club after playing several seasons of minor pro hockey

Former New York Rangers farmhand MacKenzie Skapski is the new goaltending coach for the BCHL’s Chilliwack Chiefs. (Black Press file photo)
Matt Slick is making an impact in his junior season with the NCAA’s Holy Cross Crusaders. (Holy Cross photo)

Chilliwack Chief alums win Atlantic Hockey Conference awards

Will Calverley and Matt Slick are off to strong starts with their NCAA Div 1 hockey squads

Matt Slick is making an impact in his junior season with the NCAA’s Holy Cross Crusaders. (Holy Cross photo)
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