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Brett Willits of the Chilliwack Chiefs flicks the puck backwards and away from Evan Orr of the Prince George Spruce Kings during a 2019 BCHL game at the Chilliwack Coliseum. The Spruce Kings were supposed to move into the Interior conference for the 2020-21 season, but instead they’re joining the Chiefs and Merritt in a three-team pod for the shortened campaign. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack Chiefs hosting Prince George and Merritt in three-team BCHL pod

The BCHL team is preparing to sprint through a shortened season facing two foes

Brett Willits of the Chilliwack Chiefs flicks the puck backwards and away from Evan Orr of the Prince George Spruce Kings during a 2019 BCHL game at the Chilliwack Coliseum. The Spruce Kings were supposed to move into the Interior conference for the 2020-21 season, but instead they’re joining the Chiefs and Merritt in a three-team pod for the shortened campaign. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Ben Sanderson of the Vernon Vipers chases down Kyle Penney of the Chilliwack Chiefs during 2019 BCHL game at the Chilliwack Coliseum. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Kyle Penney leads Chilliwack Chiefs into a season unlike any other

Penney will captain the BCHL club through a shortened showcase-style season

Ben Sanderson of the Vernon Vipers chases down Kyle Penney of the Chilliwack Chiefs during 2019 BCHL game at the Chilliwack Coliseum. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)
Chilliwack Chiefs alum Kohen Olischefski with the University of Denver Pioneers. (U of Denver photo)

Chilliwack Chief grads earn all-academic status in NCAA men’s hockey

Kohen Olischefski and Harrison Blaisdell have been recognized for their work in the classroom

Chilliwack Chiefs alum Kohen Olischefski with the University of Denver Pioneers. (U of Denver photo)
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Chilliwack Chiefs hoping to be hub city as BCHL announces return to action

Chiefs players will have a chance to showcase themselves over 5 weeks and approximately 20 games

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Boston College forward Nikita Nesterenko is one of the top freshmen in the Hockey East conference. (Hockey East Instagram photo)

Ex-Chief Nikita Nesterenko named to Hockey East All-Rookie team

The talented forward has enjoyed a great first season with the NCAA powerhouse Boston College Eagles

Boston College forward Nikita Nesterenko is one of the top freshmen in the Hockey East conference. (Hockey East Instagram photo)
Abbotsford’s Jordan Kawaguchi, shown here with North Dakota, has been named a first-team All-NCHC player for the second straight season. (File photo)

Jordan Kawaguchi named to All-Conference team in National Collegiate Hockey Conference

The former Chilliwack Chiefs captain is named All-NCHC for a second straight season

Abbotsford’s Jordan Kawaguchi, shown here with North Dakota, has been named a first-team All-NCHC player for the second straight season. (File photo)
Harrison Blaisdell (middle) will be in action in a nationally televised NCAA men’s hockey game between his University of North Dakota (UND) Fighting Hawks and the University of Omaha. (UND photo)

Chilliwack Chiefs alums skate for North Dakota in nationally televised NCAA men’s hockey match

Jordan Kawaguchi, Harrison Blaisdell and Cooper Moore’s game can be seen live on TSN 3

Harrison Blaisdell (middle) will be in action in a nationally televised NCAA men’s hockey game between his University of North Dakota (UND) Fighting Hawks and the University of Omaha. (UND photo)
The Nanaimo Clippers in action at Frank Crane Arena in early 2020. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo Clippers for sale, owner says hockey won’t be back to normal any time soon

Wes Mussio says he’s had numerous inquiries about the junior A club already

The Nanaimo Clippers in action at Frank Crane Arena in early 2020. (News Bulletin file photo)
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BCHL and Shaw team up to help Chilliwack Bowls of Hope Society

The Brighter Communities text-to-donate fundraiser will benefit 17 charities across the province

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Jack Barnes, who was Cowichan Valley Capitals property from May 2020 until last week, scores a goal for the Penticton Vees during the 2019-20 BCHL season. (Brennan Phillips/Black Press)

COVID-crunched BCHL facing trade deadline dilemma with its 20-year-olds

Hard decisions loom when BCHL may or may not resume play

Jack Barnes, who was Cowichan Valley Capitals property from May 2020 until last week, scores a goal for the Penticton Vees during the 2019-20 BCHL season. (Brennan Phillips/Black Press)
Chilliwack Coliseum, formerly Prospera Centre in February 2020. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Chilliwack Chiefs acquire defenceman Tyler McBay from Wellington Dukes

The BCHL club’s recent moves suggest the team is still anticipating some sort of season being played

Chilliwack Coliseum, formerly Prospera Centre in February 2020. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress file)
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Drew Dornan jumps from Chilliwack Jets to Chilliwack Chiefs

The 16-year-old forward is getting a chance to impress, hoping his new team will play some games

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Chilliwack Chiefs add Langley product Liam Tanner

The 17-year-old opted to join the Chiefs for the remainder of the 2020-21 season

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BCHL season delayed once more, but league still hopes to play

The junior A league isn’t ready to sink the season, which is now pushed back into March

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Nanaimo Clippers owner Wes Mussio. (News Bulletin file photo)

BCHL owner criticized for attending Super Bowl despite living half-time in Florida

Wes Mussio says he’s a snowbird in the Tampa Bay area and will be in the U.S. at least another month

Nanaimo Clippers owner Wes Mussio. (News Bulletin file photo)
Jordan Kawaguchi is once more in the mix for the Hobey Baker award as the top player in NCAA college hockey. (University of North Dakota photo)

Chilliwack Chiefs alum Jordan Kawaguchi back on the ballot for the Hobey Baker award

The Abbotsford product was among the final 3 last season and is on the initial 50-plus player ballot

Jordan Kawaguchi is once more in the mix for the Hobey Baker award as the top player in NCAA college hockey. (University of North Dakota photo)
The BCHL’s newly launched interactive map tracks the league’s grads as they move into the NCAA Div 1 ranks.

BCHL creates interactive map to track alums in the NCAA

If you want to see which Chilliwack Chiefs grads went where, this tool is for you

The BCHL’s newly launched interactive map tracks the league’s grads as they move into the NCAA Div 1 ranks.
The BCHL’s Merritt Centennials announced the addition of Chilliwack goalie Brayden Melnyk on Twitter Jan. 25. (Centennials twitter photo)

Goalie Brayden Melnyk leaves Chilliwack Jets for Merritt Centennials

The young stopper is trying to make the jump from junior B to junior A hockey

The BCHL’s Merritt Centennials announced the addition of Chilliwack goalie Brayden Melnyk on Twitter Jan. 25. (Centennials twitter photo)
Chilliwack Chiefs forward Sasha Teleguine, seen here with Thayer Academy, is on the NHL’s Central Scouting Bureau updated watch list. (Twitter photo)

Chilliwack Chief Sasha Teleguine holds spot on Central Scouting Bureau’s watch list

Teleguine and Prince George forward Finlay Williams are viewed as potential late round NHL picks

Chilliwack Chiefs forward Sasha Teleguine, seen here with Thayer Academy, is on the NHL’s Central Scouting Bureau updated watch list. (Twitter photo)
Boston College forward Nikita Nesterenko is one of the top freshmen in the Hockey East conference. (Hockey East Instagram photo)

Chilliwack Chiefs alum Nikita Nesterenko wins Hockey East award

The flying freshman with the Boston College Eagles is point-per-game 10 games into his NCAA career

Boston College forward Nikita Nesterenko is one of the top freshmen in the Hockey East conference. (Hockey East Instagram photo)