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Chilliwack Chiefs add Nicholas Cristiano and Joshua Orrico to prospect pool

The BCHL junior A hockey club got commitments from two promising players over the Christmas break

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New Chilliwack Chief Ray Fust.

Chilliwack Chief Ray Fust leads Swiss into match with Team Canada at world juniors

The Swiss will be massive underdogs in Tuesday’s group-A round-robin showdown in Edmonton

New Chilliwack Chief Ray Fust.
New Chilliwack Chief Ray Fust.

Chilliwack Chief Ray Fust makes Team Switzerland roster

The Chiefs forward will compete in the 2021 IIHF World Junior Championships in Edmonton/Red Deer

New Chilliwack Chief Ray Fust.
Former New York Rangers farmhand MacKenzie Skapski is the new goaltending coach for the BCHL’s Chilliwack Chiefs. (Black Press file photo)

Chilliwack Chiefs hire Mackenzie Skapski as new goaltending coach

The Abbotsford product joins the BCHL club after playing several seasons of minor pro hockey

Former New York Rangers farmhand MacKenzie Skapski is the new goaltending coach for the BCHL’s Chilliwack Chiefs. (Black Press file photo)
Matt Slick is making an impact in his junior season with the NCAA’s Holy Cross Crusaders. (Holy Cross photo)

Chilliwack Chief alums win Atlantic Hockey Conference awards

Will Calverley and Matt Slick are off to strong starts with their NCAA Div 1 hockey squads

Matt Slick is making an impact in his junior season with the NCAA’s Holy Cross Crusaders. (Holy Cross photo)
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Provincial health orders cause BCHL to delay start of the season by one month

Nearly half the league’s players are unable to fully participate in team activities

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Will Calverley collected four points in two games for the Rochester Institute of Technology Tigers last weekend. (RIT Tigers photo)

Former Chilliwack Chief wins NCAA Player of the Week award

Will Calverley scored three goals and added an assist in two games against Clarkson U

Will Calverley collected four points in two games for the Rochester Institute of Technology Tigers last weekend. (RIT Tigers photo)
New Chilliwack Chief Ray Fust.

Chilliwack Chief Ray Fust in the mix for Swiss U20 roster spot

Fust is hoping to make the team that will compete in the World Junior Hockey Championships

New Chilliwack Chief Ray Fust.
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BCHL pushes back season start due to provincial health orders

The delay is minimal, just six days, for now. But the league is open to starting up after Christmas

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Ben Sanderson of the Vernon Vipers chases down Kyle Penney of the Chilliwack Chiefs during a BCHL game last season at the Chilliwack Coliseum. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Chilliwack Chiefs bring back Kyle Penney as NCAA Ivy League teams shut down

Penney was supposed to be a freshman with the Cornell Big Red, but the pandemic scuttled that plan

Ben Sanderson of the Vernon Vipers chases down Kyle Penney of the Chilliwack Chiefs during a BCHL game last season at the Chilliwack Coliseum. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)
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Chilliwack Chiefs clear roster spot trading Wyatt Schlaht to West Kelowna

One 20 year old departs so another can arrive, with the Chiefs announcing the mystery player soon

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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)
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)
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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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)
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)
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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Coquitlam Express stop Chilliwack Chiefs in exhibition action

The BCHL teams faced off in Coquitlam, with the defending champs skating to a 5-4 win

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