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Reece Howden of Canada crosses the finish line at an FIS Freestyle Ski World Cup event in Idre, Sweden, Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021. Howden took fifth place in the men’s competition. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Pontus Lundahl/TT News Agency)

Cultus Lake’s Reece Howden finishes fifth at ski-cross world championships

Howden was perfect until the semi-final, when an error cost him a shot at a gold medal

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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

Abbotsford’s Tradex has been transformed into a volleyball and basketball facility with Open Court. (Instagram photo)

Abbotsford’s Tradex transforms into sports facility

Open Court program hosting volleyball and basketball teams for practices and possibly games

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BCHL delays start of the season as provincial health orders remain in place

The junior A league has been forced to abandon a plan to start in mid-January

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The Telus Bandits Athletic Centre is set to open in early-2021. (Submitted)

Fraser Valley Bandits, CEBL opening new multi-sport facility in Abbotsford

Telus Bandits Athletic Centre set to open in early-2021 at West Oaks Mall, several sports featured

The Telus Bandits Athletic Centre is set to open in early-2021. (Submitted)
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)
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The Pat Quinn Classic has been a popular tournament for top bantam and peewee teams in recent years, but COVID-19 means there will be no physical event this season. The scholarships established by the tournament are carrying on. (Pat Quinn Classic photo)

Pat Quinn Classic scholarships continue even as COVID cancels tournament

Female and male bantam players province wide are encouraged to apply for $1,000 scholarships

The Pat Quinn Classic has been a popular tournament for top bantam and peewee teams in recent years, but COVID-19 means there will be no physical event this season. The scholarships established by the tournament are carrying on. (Pat Quinn Classic photo)
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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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The Pacwest announced that all winter sports competition has been cancelled.

B.C.’s Pacwest college sports conference cancels winter competition

Pacwest cancels all winter sports competition after cancelling fall sports back in June

The Pacwest announced that all winter sports competition has been cancelled.
Jesse Arnett facing off against Pedro Souza on Oct. 30, 2020. Arnett defeated Souza by unanimous decision. His record stands at 17 wins and 6 losses, with 14 finishes. / Gerardo Ramos photo.

Road to the Big Show: Mission Secondary’s wrestling champ speaks about his journey through MMA

Jesse ‘Big Cat’ Arnett was Mission’s 1st National Wresting Champion, now a top-ranked 135 fighter

Jesse Arnett facing off against Pedro Souza on Oct. 30, 2020. Arnett defeated Souza by unanimous decision. His record stands at 17 wins and 6 losses, with 14 finishes. / Gerardo Ramos photo.
The Fraser Valley Bandits have re-signed head coach and general manager Kyle Julius for the 2021 CEBL season. (Fraser Valley Bandits photo)

Fraser Valley Bandits re-sign head coach and general manager Kyle Julius

Abbotsford-based professional basketball club inks Julius to a deal for 2021 CEBL season

The Fraser Valley Bandits have re-signed head coach and general manager Kyle Julius for the 2021 CEBL season. (Fraser Valley Bandits photo)
Jordyn Huitema, a Chilliwack soccer player playing professionally in France, sent a Twitter message to Chilliwack FC members Wednesday asking them to observe COVID-19 guidelines. (Paris St-Germain photo)

Jordyn Huitema asks Chilliwack FC members to follow COVID-19 guidelines

The Chilliwack FC grad now plays professionally for Paris St-Germain in France

Jordyn Huitema, a Chilliwack soccer player playing professionally in France, sent a Twitter message to Chilliwack FC members Wednesday asking them to observe COVID-19 guidelines. (Paris St-Germain photo)
Joanne MacLean is the first UFV president to serve on the U-Sports board of directors. (UFV photo)

UFV’s Joanne MacLean joins U-Sports board of directors

UFV’s President and Vice-Chancellor will be the president’s rep for the Canada West conference

  • Nov 17, 2020
Joanne MacLean is the first UFV president to serve on the U-Sports board of directors. (UFV photo)
GW Graham's Matthias Klim (No. 21 blue) and Clay Kurtz (No. 10) reach out for a ball against a Duchess Park player during last spring's AAA senior boys championship game at the Langley Events Centre. (Paul Yates/Vancouver Sports Pictures)

G.W. Graham guard Clay Kurtz commits to UFV basketball Cascades

Kurtz is the third UFV player to commit to the UFV men’s team, following the Klim twins

GW Graham's Matthias Klim (No. 21 blue) and Clay Kurtz (No. 10) reach out for a ball against a Duchess Park player during last spring's AAA senior boys championship game at the Langley Events Centre. (Paul Yates/Vancouver Sports Pictures)
Giants have loaned 2003-born forward Justin Lies to the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League’s Flin Flon Bombers (Rob Wilton/Vancouver Giants)

Vancouver Giants loan out players under new arrangement

Temporary berths with junior teams will provide valuable ice time while waiting for regular season

Giants have loaned 2003-born forward Justin Lies to the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League’s Flin Flon Bombers (Rob Wilton/Vancouver Giants)
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UFV men’s golf team leads B.C. Rivalry Series as fall schedule ends

In lieu of cancelled Canada West play, the Cascades are facing UBC and UBC-O in an exhibition series

  • Oct 30, 2020
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Dennis Cholowski shows off a Jordan 2 Retro Just Don Blue sneaker, the type of shoe only a true sneakerhead would appreciate. (Facebook photo)

VIDEO: Chilliwack Chiefs alum Dennis Cholowski shows off ‘sneakerhead’ collection

The Detroit Red Wing has been spending his NHL paycheques building up an impressive closet of shoes

Dennis Cholowski shows off a Jordan 2 Retro Just Don Blue sneaker, the type of shoe only a true sneakerhead would appreciate. (Facebook photo)
UFV players from the 2019 Canadian Colleges Baseball Conference championship team were presented with championship rings Sunday. (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress)

UFV Cascades get championship rings for 2019 baseball title

The Cascades captured their first Canadian Colleges Baseball Conference title in May of 2019

UFV players from the 2019 Canadian Colleges Baseball Conference championship team were presented with championship rings Sunday. (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress)
The ‘new normal’ for hockey parents in Chilliwack and elsewhere in B.C., watching their kids from outside of the arena due to COVID-19 protocols. (Submitted photo)

Chilliwack hockey parents want to be back in the arena

Refused access due to pandemic protocols, parents are now signing a petition to loosen the rules

The ‘new normal’ for hockey parents in Chilliwack and elsewhere in B.C., watching their kids from outside of the arena due to COVID-19 protocols. (Submitted photo)
The ‘new normal’ for hockey parents in Chilliwack and elsewhere in B.C., watching their kids from outside of the arena due to COVID-19 protocols. (Submitted photo)

Chilliwack hockey parents petition to be let back in the arena

Refused access due to pandemic protocols, parents are now applying pressure to loosen the rules

The ‘new normal’ for hockey parents in Chilliwack and elsewhere in B.C., watching their kids from outside of the arena due to COVID-19 protocols. (Submitted photo)