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Sardis secondary grad Josh Janssen was part of the 2020 Valley Husker recruiting class in 2020, and football boss Bob Reist added more local talent in this year's crop of recruits. (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack’s Valley Huskers load up on local talent for 2021 BC Football Conference season

The junior football club is looking for a return to action after COVID cancelled the 2020 campaign

Sardis secondary grad Josh Janssen was part of the 2020 Valley Husker recruiting class in 2020, and football boss Bob Reist added more local talent in this year's crop of recruits. (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress)
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BCHL takes another step towards eliminating fighting

The BCHL claims it will have the stiffest anti-fighting measures of any North American league

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Rob Fai (left), Ransford Brempong (middle) and Shantelle Chand make up the new on-air broadcast team for the Fraser Valley Bandits. (Submitted)

Fraser Valley Bandits announce new broadcast team

Rob Fai, Ransford Brempong and Shantelle Chand revealed as new on-air trio

Rob Fai (left), Ransford Brempong (middle) and Shantelle Chand make up the new on-air broadcast team for the Fraser Valley Bandits. (Submitted)
Chilliwack Chiefs

Chilliwack Chiefs release schedule for 2021-22 BCHL season

The Chiefs will play 52 regular games and two showcase matches as part of their BCHL slate

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Abbotsford AHL franchise officially lands in Pacific Division

AHL announces 68-game regular season for Abbotsford and the Pacific Division

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Action from the Hockeyfest back in 2019. The 2021 tour stops in Abbotsford from July 16 to 18. (Hockeyfest photo)

Hockeyfest coming to Abbotsford next month

Street hockey festival makes stop at Abbotsford Centre from July 16 to 18

Action from the Hockeyfest back in 2019. The 2021 tour stops in Abbotsford from July 16 to 18. (Hockeyfest photo)
The Fraser Valley Bandits have signed players Brandon Gilbeck (left) and Alex Campbell for the 2021 CEBL season. (Submitted)

Fraser Valley Bandits sign pair of talents

Abbotsford-based professional basketball team adds Brandon Gilbeck and Alex Campbell

The Fraser Valley Bandits have signed players Brandon Gilbeck (left) and Alex Campbell for the 2021 CEBL season. (Submitted)
Cam Johnson played last season with the Chilliwack Chiefs on loan from the Langley Rivermen. Now, the teen is officially part of the organization after the Chiefs made a multi-player trade for him. (Darren Francis photo)

Chilliwack Chiefs acquire forward Cam Johnson in multi-player swap

Three teams were involved in the wheeling and dealing to bring the 16-year-old to the Chiefs

Cam Johnson played last season with the Chilliwack Chiefs on loan from the Langley Rivermen. Now, the teen is officially part of the organization after the Chiefs made a multi-player trade for him. (Darren Francis photo)
Sasha Teleguine (white jersey) is among the short list of BCHLers expected to hear their name called by a National Hockey League team. (Darren Francis photo)

Chilliwack Chief Sasha Teleguine holds steady on CSB’s final ranking of draft-eligible skaters

Teleguine projects to be a later-round pick for a National Hockey League team

Sasha Teleguine (white jersey) is among the short list of BCHLers expected to hear their name called by a National Hockey League team. (Darren Francis photo)
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Fraser Valley Bandits add trio to coaching staff for 2021 season

Tanner Massey, Tony Scott and K.J. Smith join interim head coach David Singleton on staff

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Chilliwack’s Jordyn Huitema (right) hopes to impress at a Canada Soccer training camp and make the national women’s team roster for the 2021 Toyko Olympics. (File photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Huitema joining Canadian national women’s soccer squad for June friendlies

Huitema and crew will face the Czech Republic and Brazil in pre-Olympic tuneup games

Chilliwack’s Jordyn Huitema (right) hopes to impress at a Canada Soccer training camp and make the national women’s team roster for the 2021 Toyko Olympics. (File photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Myles Stoesz of the Chilliwack Bruins trading punches with Prince George Cougar Evan Fuller during a WHL game at Chilliwack’s then-Prospera Centre on Jan. 9, 2007. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Ex-Chilliwack Bruin Myles Stoesz involved in potential class-action lawsuit against Western Hockey League

Stoesz was an enforcer during his playing days, and says he has post-concussion symptoms years later

Myles Stoesz of the Chilliwack Bruins trading punches with Prince George Cougar Evan Fuller during a WHL game at Chilliwack’s then-Prospera Centre on Jan. 9, 2007. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
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Chilliwack Chiefs Jackson Munro and Sasha Teleguine win BCHL pod awards

The BCHL announced the winners of individual awards in the three-team Chilliwack pod

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Twenty-two BCHL grads chasing Stanley Cup as NHL playoffs begin

The list includes Alex Newhook, getting his first taste of NHL playoffs with the Colorado Avalanche

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The Fraser Valley Bandits have signed guard Gentrey Thomas for the 2021 CEBL season. (Fraser Valley Bandits photo)

Fraser Valley Bandits sign guard Gentrey Thomas

Abbotsford-based basketball club signs former UC Riverside talent

The Fraser Valley Bandits have signed guard Gentrey Thomas for the 2021 CEBL season. (Fraser Valley Bandits photo)
Justin Bond’s Bahrain 1 took a team around a year to construct. It gets its name because the Sheik of Bahrain is a major sponsor of the team. / Photo courtesy of Justin Bond.

Mission dragracer wins Atlanta race, ousts back-to-back world champion

Justin Bond goes quarter-mile in 5.738-seconds, beating champ Stevie ‘Fast’ Jackson on home turf

Justin Bond’s Bahrain 1 took a team around a year to construct. It gets its name because the Sheik of Bahrain is a major sponsor of the team. / Photo courtesy of Justin Bond.

Ethan Bowen named MVP as Chilliwack Chiefs hand out year-end awards

Bowen led the Chiefs in scoring during the abbreviated BCHL pod season

The Chilliwack Chiefs played their 2020-21 BCHL season finale Sunday against Prince George at the Chilliwack Coliseum. The junior A team will open 2021-22 with an American Hockey League team calling Abbotsford home. (Darren Francis photo)

Chilliwack Chiefs viewing Abbotsford AHL arrival as an opportunity

The junior A BCHL club hopes to strike up a friendly relationship with the unnamed Canucks affiliate

The Chilliwack Chiefs played their 2020-21 BCHL season finale Sunday against Prince George at the Chilliwack Coliseum. The junior A team will open 2021-22 with an American Hockey League team calling Abbotsford home. (Darren Francis photo)
Chilliwack’s Allie Thiessen enjoyed a productive season for the Central Washington Wildcats women’s softball squad, and earned GNAC All-Academic status. (Central Washington U graphic)

Chilliwack’s Allie Thiessen earns All-Academic status in Great Northwest Athletic Conference

The women’s softball star at Central Washington University had one of the highest GPAs on the list

Chilliwack’s Allie Thiessen enjoyed a productive season for the Central Washington Wildcats women’s softball squad, and earned GNAC All-Academic status. (Central Washington U graphic)
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Fraser Valley Bandits team with Fraser Health to encourage vaccination

Professional basketball team urges those qualified to receive shot to ease life back to normalcy

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