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The Fraser Valley Bandits have re-signed head coach and general manager Kyle Julius for the 2021 CEBL season. (Fraser Valley Bandits photo)

Fraser Valley Bandits re-sign head coach and general manager Kyle Julius

Abbotsford-based professional basketball club inks Julius to a deal for 2021 CEBL season

The Fraser Valley Bandits have re-signed head coach and general manager Kyle Julius for the 2021 CEBL season. (Fraser Valley Bandits photo)
Jordyn Huitema, a Chilliwack soccer player playing professionally in France, sent a Twitter message to Chilliwack FC members Wednesday asking them to observe COVID-19 guidelines. (Paris St-Germain photo)

Jordyn Huitema asks Chilliwack FC members to follow COVID-19 guidelines

The Chilliwack FC grad now plays professionally for Paris St-Germain in France

Jordyn Huitema, a Chilliwack soccer player playing professionally in France, sent a Twitter message to Chilliwack FC members Wednesday asking them to observe COVID-19 guidelines. (Paris St-Germain photo)
Abbotsford’s Graham Sward was a member of the Chilliwack Junior Chiefs program from 2013-15 and is now a member of the Western Hockey League’s Spokane Chiefs. (Spokane Chiefs photo)

Chilliwack Chiefs take over Junior Chiefs spring hockey program

The BCHL club will add a coaching mentorship component and added emphasis on skill development

Abbotsford’s Graham Sward was a member of the Chilliwack Junior Chiefs program from 2013-15 and is now a member of the Western Hockey League’s Spokane Chiefs. (Spokane Chiefs photo)
Joanne MacLean is the first UFV president to serve on the U-Sports board of directors. (UFV photo)

UFV’s Joanne MacLean joins U-Sports board of directors

UFV’s President and Vice-Chancellor will be the president’s rep for the Canada West conference

  • Nov 17, 2020
Joanne MacLean is the first UFV president to serve on the U-Sports board of directors. (UFV photo)
Jordan Kawaguchi wore the captain's C for the BCHL's Chilliwack Chiefs in 2017 and will wear it once more for the NCAA's North Dakota Fighting Hawks. (University of North Dakota photo)

Is Chilliwack Chiefs grad Jordan Kawaguchi NCAA hockey’s top free agent?

According to an article by SI/The Hockey News, Gooch will have NHL eyeballs on him this season

Jordan Kawaguchi wore the captain's C for the BCHL's Chilliwack Chiefs in 2017 and will wear it once more for the NCAA's North Dakota Fighting Hawks. (University of North Dakota photo)
Chilliwack’s Logan Buchwitz is joining the storied Simon Fraser University football program. (SFU Twitter photo)

Chilliwack’s Logan Buchwitz signs on with Simon Fraser football

The G.W. Graham star is joining SFU in the NCAA Div 2 Great Northwest Athletic Conference

Chilliwack’s Logan Buchwitz is joining the storied Simon Fraser University football program. (SFU Twitter photo)
Now former Chilliwack Chief Garrett Valk (No. 10) helps another ex-Chief, Carter Wilkie, foil Coquitlam’s Connor Gregga during a 2019 BCHL game. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Chilliwack Chiefs send Garrett Valk to Trail Smoke Eaters

Chilliwack hockey boss Brian Maloney said the trade was to provide opportunity for the blueliner

Now former Chilliwack Chief Garrett Valk (No. 10) helps another ex-Chief, Carter Wilkie, foil Coquitlam’s Connor Gregga during a 2019 BCHL game. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)
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Chilliwack Chief Ray Fust commits to Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks

The 2002-born forward joins a long list of Chiefs players who have secured future NCAA homes

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Chilliwack Chief Connor Milburn nets NCAA commitment

The hard-working forward will eventually be heading off to Lake Superior State

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Success with the Canadian national women's team helped Jordyn Huitema impress decision makers with Paris St-Germain, and now the Chilliwack teenager is playing pro soccer in France. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston)

Chilliwack soccer star Jordyn Huitema gets international attention in BBC Sport article

The teenager discusses her struggles earning respect as a female player and her goal to be the best

Success with the Canadian national women's team helped Jordyn Huitema impress decision makers with Paris St-Germain, and now the Chilliwack teenager is playing pro soccer in France. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston)
Massimo Rizzo (in white) hit the ice for the Chilliwack Chiefs Saturday night, facing his former Coquitlam Express teammates. (Darren Francis photo)

Chilliwack Chiefs struggling to find form in extended training camp action

The BCHL junior A club has lost three in a row, the last two against the Coquitlam Express

Massimo Rizzo (in white) hit the ice for the Chilliwack Chiefs Saturday night, facing his former Coquitlam Express teammates. (Darren Francis photo)
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Chilliwack Jets add Dylan Tonks and Blake Bryce in trade with Mission

The junior B club brings a couple Chilliwack kids home where they should make an instant impact

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GW Graham's Matthias Klim (No. 21 blue) and Clay Kurtz (No. 10) reach out for a ball against a Duchess Park player during last spring's AAA senior boys championship game at the Langley Events Centre. (Paul Yates/Vancouver Sports Pictures)

G.W. Graham guard Clay Kurtz commits to UFV basketball Cascades

Kurtz is the third UFV player to commit to the UFV men’s team, following the Klim twins

GW Graham's Matthias Klim (No. 21 blue) and Clay Kurtz (No. 10) reach out for a ball against a Duchess Park player during last spring's AAA senior boys championship game at the Langley Events Centre. (Paul Yates/Vancouver Sports Pictures)
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Chilliwack FC pauses activities as COVID counts increase

Chilliwack’s soccer club had hoped to keep operating as other youth sports organizations shut down

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Ryan Bowen (in white) was a player who came to the Chilliwack Chiefs from junior A hockey and helped the team win an RBC Cup. But Chiefs hockey boss Brian Maloney said major junior imports don’t always work out, and his team won’t be scooping them up during a COVID-disrupted season. (Chilliwack Progress file)

Chilliwack Chiefs decline to add WHL players looking for a place to play during pandemic

Chiefs hockey boss Brian Maloney said he’s staying loyal to the kids who’ve committed to the program

Ryan Bowen (in white) was a player who came to the Chilliwack Chiefs from junior A hockey and helped the team win an RBC Cup. But Chiefs hockey boss Brian Maloney said major junior imports don’t always work out, and his team won’t be scooping them up during a COVID-disrupted season. (Chilliwack Progress file)
Don Kennedy poses with his victory sign, having cycled 10,000 kilometres in 10 months. The lifelong athlete has been active in a variety of sports, including skydiving, kayaking, swimming and triathlons. (Contributed Photo/Dana Martin)

Agassiz cyclist passes 10,000 kilometres in 2020

Don Kennedy biked up to 245 km per day

Don Kennedy poses with his victory sign, having cycled 10,000 kilometres in 10 months. The lifelong athlete has been active in a variety of sports, including skydiving, kayaking, swimming and triathlons. (Contributed Photo/Dana Martin)
Giants have loaned 2003-born forward Justin Lies to the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League’s Flin Flon Bombers (Rob Wilton/Vancouver Giants)

Vancouver Giants loan out players under new arrangement

Temporary berths with junior teams will provide valuable ice time while waiting for regular season

Giants have loaned 2003-born forward Justin Lies to the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League’s Flin Flon Bombers (Rob Wilton/Vancouver Giants)
Avery Langbroek of the Chilliwack Warriors goes up against a Richmond Ravens player during peewee championship action at Sardis Sports Complex on Saturday, March 7, 2020. CMHA has pressed pause on its current season due to rising COVID exposures in Chilliwack. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

UPDATE: Chilliwack sports organizations pausing activities over COVID concerns

Chilliwack Minor Hockey Association is on hold effective immediately due to rising COVID exposures

Avery Langbroek of the Chilliwack Warriors goes up against a Richmond Ravens player during peewee championship action at Sardis Sports Complex on Saturday, March 7, 2020. CMHA has pressed pause on its current season due to rising COVID exposures in Chilliwack. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)
Now former Alberni Valley Bulldogs defenceman Jackson Munro (in red) dishes a pass to one of his teammates during a BCHL battle against Powell River last season. (Elena Rardon/Alberni Valley News)

Chilliwack Chiefs acquire Jackson Munro from Alberni Valley

The veteran defender comes to the Chiefs in exchange for future considerations

Now former Alberni Valley Bulldogs defenceman Jackson Munro (in red) dishes a pass to one of his teammates during a BCHL battle against Powell River last season. (Elena Rardon/Alberni Valley News)
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Mission continues to ground Chilliwack Jets in early-season PJHL action

The teams have met six times this season with the Mission City Outlaws winning five of them

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