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Brad Hunt. (The News files)

Maple Ridge NHL star Brad Hunt coming home to Canucks

The defenceman has been with the Minnesota Wild for the past three seasons

Brad Hunt. (The News files)
Gymnast Simone Biles answers a question during an interview after a training session Tuesday, May 11, 2021, in Spring, Texas. (AP Photo / David J. Phillip)

Elliott: ‘We can all learn from her courage’: Simone Biles not alone in mental health struggle

It’s worth paying attention to people who best understand what Olympic gymnastic star is confronting

Gymnast Simone Biles answers a question during an interview after a training session Tuesday, May 11, 2021, in Spring, Texas. (AP Photo / David J. Phillip)
Seen here taking down a Vancouver Island Raider during the 2013 BC Football Conference season, Chilliwack’s Matt McConnell (No. 20 in brown) tried to make the roster of the Canadian Football League’s BC Lions, but was cut on Monday, July 26, 2021. (Black Press file photo)

Chilliwack’s Matt McConnell a CFL free agent after being cut loose by BC Lions

The hard-hitting defensive back was trying to make the Leos roster despite not playing since 2017

Seen here taking down a Vancouver Island Raider during the 2013 BC Football Conference season, Chilliwack’s Matt McConnell (No. 20 in brown) tried to make the roster of the Canadian Football League’s BC Lions, but was cut on Monday, July 26, 2021. (Black Press file photo)
People wearing face masks to protect against the spread of the coronavirus walk on a street in Tokyo Tuesday, July 27, 2021. Tokyo reported its highest daily number of new coronavirus infections Tuesday, days after the Olympics began. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

Tokyo sets another virus record days after Olympics begin

Tokyo’s surge is being propelled by the new, more contagious delta variant

People wearing face masks to protect against the spread of the coronavirus walk on a street in Tokyo Tuesday, July 27, 2021. Tokyo reported its highest daily number of new coronavirus infections Tuesday, days after the Olympics began. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
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Vancouver Canucks two-way deals offer glimpse into Abbotsford Canucks roster

National Hockey League club signs a number of players for 2021-22 season, AHL season begins October

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Canadian teenager Jordyn Huitema is helping to sell Gatorade, appearing in a 15 second ad for the sports drinks that is airing during the Tokyo Summer Olympics. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston)

VIDEO: Chilliwack’s Jordyn Huitema appears in Gatorade TV ads during Olympics

The emerging star with the Canadian national women’s soccer squad endorses the sports drink

Canadian teenager Jordyn Huitema is helping to sell Gatorade, appearing in a 15 second ad for the sports drinks that is airing during the Tokyo Summer Olympics. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston)
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Summer Slam event coming to Abbotsford’s Sevenoaks Shopping Centre

Outdoor three-on-three basketball tournament debuting later this summer

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BC Games logo. (File photo)

Quesnel to host 2024 BC Winter Games

The announcement was made during zoom confrence call on July 28 with local and provincial

BC Games logo. (File photo)
Penny Oleksiak of Canada holds up her bronze medal from the women’s 200-meter freestyle final at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Wednesday, July 28, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Matthias Schrader

Penny Oleksiak swims into Canada’s record books after earning sixth career medal

Her bronze is her sixth career medal, the most for any Canadian in the Summer Games

Penny Oleksiak of Canada holds up her bronze medal from the women’s 200-meter freestyle final at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Wednesday, July 28, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Matthias Schrader
Montreal Canadiens' Corey Perry can't get the puck past Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Robin Lehner as he is held back by defenceman Nick Holden during first period game 4 NHL Stanley Cup playoff hockey semifinal action in Montreal, Sunday, June 20, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Ex-Chilliwack Bruin Nick Holden leaving Las Vegas

The veteran defenceman has been traded to the Ottawa Senators for Evgenii Dadonov

Montreal Canadiens' Corey Perry can't get the puck past Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Robin Lehner as he is held back by defenceman Nick Holden during first period game 4 NHL Stanley Cup playoff hockey semifinal action in Montreal, Sunday, June 20, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
Dennis Cholowski has been selected by the Seattle Kraken in the expansion draft. (DetroitRedWings.com photo)

Chilliwack Chiefs alum Dennis Cholowski picked by Seattle Kraken in NHL expansion draft

The Langley product will be moving hundreds of miles closer to home as he leaves Detroit

Dennis Cholowski has been selected by the Seattle Kraken in the expansion draft. (DetroitRedWings.com photo)
FILE - In this May 6, 2021, file photo, Carolina Hurricanes' Dougie Hamilton (19) skates with the puck against the Chicago Blackhawks during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Raleigh, N.C. Hamilton would be among the most coveted free agents. He's a 28-year-old right-shooting defenseman who can produce offensively. (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker, File)

Grubauer, Hamilton among top names entering NHL free agency

Hockey’s annual spending season kicks off this morning

FILE - In this May 6, 2021, file photo, Carolina Hurricanes' Dougie Hamilton (19) skates with the puck against the Chicago Blackhawks during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Raleigh, N.C. Hamilton would be among the most coveted free agents. He's a 28-year-old right-shooting defenseman who can produce offensively. (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker, File)
Bandits guard Malcolm Duvivier drives against Edmonton’s Alexander Sascha Kappos during CEBL action inside the Abbotsford Centre on Tuesday (July 27).

Fraser Valley Bandits fall to Edmonton in home finale

Abbotsford-based club drops 91-77 game to Stingers in front of 2,250 fans

Bandits guard Malcolm Duvivier drives against Edmonton’s Alexander Sascha Kappos during CEBL action inside the Abbotsford Centre on Tuesday (July 27).
BC Football Conference teams, including Chilliwack’s Valley Huskers (in black) and Victoria’s Westshore Rebels (in white) are sharing in Amateur Sport League Fund money. (Chilliwack Progress file photo)

Chilliwack Chiefs and Valley Huskers receive COVID relief from provincial government

The Amateur Sport League Fund is distributing $11 million to 72 sports organizations

BC Football Conference teams, including Chilliwack’s Valley Huskers (in black) and Victoria’s Westshore Rebels (in white) are sharing in Amateur Sport League Fund money. (Chilliwack Progress file photo)
BC Wheelchair Basketball Society

Chilliwack’s Keaton McEachern invited to BC Wheelchair Basketball camp

McEachern and seven others hit the court to play live basketball for the first time in months

BC Wheelchair Basketball Society
Chilliwack’s Jordyn Huitema made her Summer Olympics debut against Great Britain on July 27, 2021.

Chilliwack’s Jordyn Huitema makes Olympic debut with Canada’s national women’s soccer squad

Huitema played one half of a game against Great Britain that ended in a 1-1 draw

Chilliwack’s Jordyn Huitema made her Summer Olympics debut against Great Britain on July 27, 2021.
The Local Sport Relief Fund is providing final help to the Chilliwack Ringette Association and other local youth sports organizations, to help offset COVID losses. (Chilliwack Progress file photo)

Chilliwack youth sports organizations receiving Local Sport Relief Fund grant money

The money is meant to offset financial damage inflicted by the COVID pandemic

The Local Sport Relief Fund is providing final help to the Chilliwack Ringette Association and other local youth sports organizations, to help offset COVID losses. (Chilliwack Progress file photo)
Canada’s women’s softball team players Kaleigh Rafter (left to right), Jenn Salling, Danielle Lawrie, Kelsey Harshman and Emma Entzminger celebrate their win over Mexico in the bronze medal game at the Tokyo Olympics in Yokohama, Japan. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld)

‘We did it’: Canadian softball team wins bronze at Tokyo Olympics

B.C. players lead Canada to country’s first-ever Olympic softball medal

Canada’s women’s softball team players Kaleigh Rafter (left to right), Jenn Salling, Danielle Lawrie, Kelsey Harshman and Emma Entzminger celebrate their win over Mexico in the bronze medal game at the Tokyo Olympics in Yokohama, Japan. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld)
Ayrton Martino was only with the Chilliwack Chiefs for a brief time before departing to the USHL. The talented teen was taken in the third round of the 2021 National Hockey League entry draft by the Dallas Stars. (Darren Francis photo)

Former Chilliwack Chief Ayrton Martino picked by Dallas Stars in NHL entry draft

Martino was taken in the third round, while former Chiefs teammate Sasha Teleguine wasn’t selected

Ayrton Martino was only with the Chilliwack Chiefs for a brief time before departing to the USHL. The talented teen was taken in the third round of the 2021 National Hockey League entry draft by the Dallas Stars. (Darren Francis photo)
Canada’s Danielle Lawrie pitches during a softball game against Italy at Yokohama Baseball Stadium during the 2020 Summer Olympics. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Canada will play for softball bronze at Tokyo Olympics after 1-run losses foil bid for gold

Team Canada – which features Surrey and White Rock players – to battle Mexico for bronze medal

Canada’s Danielle Lawrie pitches during a softball game against Italy at Yokohama Baseball Stadium during the 2020 Summer Olympics. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)