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Elias Pettersson and the Vancouver Canucks drew a large crowd to the Abbotsford Centre in 2019. Canucks management hopes the crowds return for the planned AHL team this fall, and early returns are positive. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

Canucks: ‘Incredible’ early interest for Abbotsford AHL tickets

Team has had a strong response to both e-mail information and priority ticket lists

Elias Pettersson and the Vancouver Canucks drew a large crowd to the Abbotsford Centre in 2019. Canucks management hopes the crowds return for the planned AHL team this fall, and early returns are positive. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)
Graduating goalie Mathieu Caron stops Prince George forward Nick Rheaume in Sunday’s season finale at the Chilliwack Coliseum. (Darren Francis photo)

Chilliwack Chiefs say goodbye to departing vets in pod season finale

Longtime goalie Mathieu Caron and captain Kyle Penney are among the players aging out of the BCHL

Graduating goalie Mathieu Caron stops Prince George forward Nick Rheaume in Sunday’s season finale at the Chilliwack Coliseum. (Darren Francis photo)
July 25, 2019:  Zach Clay of Canada during the Pan American Games Men's Artistic Gymnastics podium training at Polideportiva Villa el Salvador in Lima, Peru.   Daniel Lea/CSM

COVID costs Chilliwack gymnast Zach Clay last chance at qualifying for Olympics

Clay won’t be able to compete at the upcoming Senior Pan American Championships in Brazil

July 25, 2019:  Zach Clay of Canada during the Pan American Games Men's Artistic Gymnastics podium training at Polideportiva Villa el Salvador in Lima, Peru.   Daniel Lea/CSM

Valley Huskers and Save-on-Foods bring back meat-draw fundraiser

The BC Football Conference club is raising money as it prepares for a return to action in 2021

UBC Sports Hall of Famer Carrie (Watson) Watts (far right, front row) helped lead the UBC Thunderbirds to the 2004 national championship, their first since 1974. She served as assistant coach a few years after graduation. (Photo/UBC)

Agassiz-born basketball star inducted into UBC Sports Hall of Fame

Carrie (Watson) Watts helped lead the team to their first championship in decades

UBC Sports Hall of Famer Carrie (Watson) Watts (far right, front row) helped lead the UBC Thunderbirds to the 2004 national championship, their first since 1974. She served as assistant coach a few years after graduation. (Photo/UBC)
The Aquilini Investment Group has agreed to a proposed contract of five years to run the Abbotsford Centre. (File photo)

Proposal to run Abbotsford Centre offered to Canucks ownership group

Planned five-year contract to cost city $750K annually, starting Jan. 1, 2022

The Aquilini Investment Group has agreed to a proposed contract of five years to run the Abbotsford Centre. (File photo)
The AHL Board of Governors has approved the Vancouver Canucks decision to move their franchise to Abbotsford. (File photo)

AHL approves Canucks’ franchise relocation to Abbotsford

Board of Governors approves move, season set to start on Oct. 15

The AHL Board of Governors has approved the Vancouver Canucks decision to move their franchise to Abbotsford. (File photo)
GW Graham grad Deanna Tuchscherer and the UFV women’s basketball team will return to play this fall under an ‘alternative sports format’ approved at the recent Canada West annual general meeting. (UFV Cascades photo)

Canada West conference approves ‘alternative sports formats’ for 2021-22 season

The UFV Cascades and other university teams will return to action in regional-heavy play

GW Graham grad Deanna Tuchscherer and the UFV women’s basketball team will return to play this fall under an ‘alternative sports format’ approved at the recent Canada West annual general meeting. (UFV Cascades photo)
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Abbotsford graphic designer pitches Flyers rebrand for AHL team

Alex Svarez suggests new affiliate team turns back the clock and brings back Flyers moniker

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Abbotsford’s Jake Virtanen is now under investigation from the Vancouver Police Department following sexual misconduct allegations. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

Vancouver police investigating sexual misconduct claims against Canucks’ Jake Virtanen

Abbotsford native remains on leave with the Vancouver Canucks following recent allegations

Abbotsford’s Jake Virtanen is now under investigation from the Vancouver Police Department following sexual misconduct allegations. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)
Colton (left) and Merick Sampson (right) have committed to play for the Augustana Vikings, a University of Alberta satellite campus playing in the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference. (submitted photo)

Chilliwack’s Colton and Merick Sampson joining Augustana Vikings men’s basketball team

The soon-to-be Chilliwack secondary grads will play in the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference

Colton (left) and Merick Sampson (right) have committed to play for the Augustana Vikings, a University of Alberta satellite campus playing in the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference. (submitted photo)
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Abbotsford’s Magnuson Ford temporarily severs ties with Canucks forward Jake Virtanen

Abbotsford dealership condemns sexual misconduct, may bring Virtanen back pending investigation

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Abbotsford's Jake Virtanen has stepped down as the host of the Archway Charity Golf Tournament after recent sexual assault allegations came to light. (File photo)

Jake Virtanen steps down as host of Abbotsford charity golf tournament

Archway Community Services announces he will no longer be host of event after allegations

Abbotsford's Jake Virtanen has stepped down as the host of the Archway Charity Golf Tournament after recent sexual assault allegations came to light. (File photo)
Chilliwack Chiefs commit Brady Milburn.

Chilliwack Chiefs pursue brother act with Brady Milburn commitment

Brady should be able to play alongside older brother Connor Milburn in the BCHL next season

Chilliwack Chiefs commit Brady Milburn.
Olivia Lounsbury is a member of the Camosun College Chargers women’s basketball team and a regional winner of a Premier’s Awards for Indigenous Youth Excellence in Sport.

Chilliwack’s Olivia Lounsbury wins Premier’s Award for Indigenous Youth Excellence in Sport

The Unity Christian grad and current Camosun student is one of six winners from the Fraser region

Olivia Lounsbury is a member of the Camosun College Chargers women’s basketball team and a regional winner of a Premier’s Awards for Indigenous Youth Excellence in Sport.
Sasha Teleguine (white jersey) has produced 11 points in 14 games as a BCHL rookie while honing his two-way game. (Darren Francis photo)

Chilliwack Chief Sasha Teleguine breaks the ice with first BCHL goal

Teleguine contributed 10 assists and improved two-way play as he went 14 games without a goal

Sasha Teleguine (white jersey) has produced 11 points in 14 games as a BCHL rookie while honing his two-way game. (Darren Francis photo)
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BCHL pod season will end without playoffs

With COVID restrictions still hampering the league, the Fred Page Cup won’t be awarded in 2021

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Brayden Melnyk faces hometown Chilliwack Chiefs in BCHL debut

Melnyk led his Merritt Centennials into action in a BCHL pod matchup at the Chilliwack Coliseum

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The logo of the BC Football Conference Valley Huskers has been crowned as the best amateur football logo in the country.

Chilliwack’s Valley Huskers scarecrow named best amateur football logo in Canada

The Huskers beat the Regina Riot in the final round of Football Canada social media voting

The logo of the BC Football Conference Valley Huskers has been crowned as the best amateur football logo in the country.
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Up and down BCHL pod season continues for Chilliwack Chiefs

The junior A club is firmly in the middle of the pack as the shortened season nears its end

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