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Elias Pettersson greets young fans outside Abbotsford Centre in 2019. The Canucks forward is not yet signed, so it’s unclear if he will return to Abbotsford for training camp or a preseason game later this week. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

Abbotsford hosting Vancouver Canucks training camp, preseason game

All eyes of Canucks Nation will be on the Abbotsford Centre later this week for big events

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BCHL experiments with coach’s challenge, video review during preseason

The junior A league wants video review in place in time for its BCHL Showcase event in Chilliwack

Bandits management team members Dylan Kular (left) and Andrew Savory have both received promotions after several successful years with the CEBL team. (Submitted)

Fraser Valley Bandits announce executive promotions

Bandits management team members Dylan Kular, Andrew Savory receive new titles

UFV men’s and women’s soccer teams return to action on Friday (Sept. 17). (UFV Cascades photo)

UFV soccer teams returning to the pitch

Cascades men’s and women’s soccer teams opening season at Abbotsford’s Rotary Stadium

UFV men’s and women’s soccer teams return to action on Friday (Sept. 17). (UFV Cascades photo)
A combination of training camp injuries and NHL tryouts forced the Vancouver Giants to cancel a Sept. 15 preseason game against Kelowna due to a lack of players. (file)

Shortage of players forces Vancouver Giants to cancel preseason game

Combination of injuries and NHL tryouts cited by Langley-based WHL team

A combination of training camp injuries and NHL tryouts forced the Vancouver Giants to cancel a Sept. 15 preseason game against Kelowna due to a lack of players. (file)
Nick Taylor shoots his way out of the bunker on the 10th hole. (Darren McDonald photo)

Abbotsford’s Nick Taylor wins namesake tournament

Organizers state fifth annual Nick Taylor Charity Pro-Am was a success on and off links

Nick Taylor shoots his way out of the bunker on the 10th hole. (Darren McDonald photo)
Valley Huskers

BC Football Conference adopts policy requiring players, staff to be COVID vaccinated

Valley Huskers head coach Bob Reist said ‘it is what it is’ and the team is moving forward

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Fraser Valley Bandits

Fraser Valley basketball Bandits earn all-star selections

Two members of the CEBL team earned second-team spots and two earned All-Canadian recognition

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BCHL

Border closure forcing BCHL’s Wenatchee Wild to open season on road

With Canadian teams unable to visit the United States, the Wild have no choice but to come north

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Valley Huskers head coach Bob Reist said Brandon O’Connor is a player the offence will rely on to “do things the way we need them done all the time, which is full speed.” (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack’s Valley Huskers count on Brandon O’Connor to lead inexperienced offence

The former Manitoba Bison has the size, speed and smarts to dominate the BC Football Conference

Valley Huskers head coach Bob Reist said Brandon O’Connor is a player the offence will rely on to “do things the way we need them done all the time, which is full speed.” (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress)
Abbotsford’s Jake Virtanen has signed with HC Spartak Moscow for the 2021-22 season. (HC Spartak Moscow Twitter)

Abbotsford’s Jake Virtanen signs in Russia

Former Vancouver Canucks first round draft pick joins HC Spartak Moscow

Abbotsford’s Jake Virtanen has signed with HC Spartak Moscow for the 2021-22 season. (HC Spartak Moscow Twitter)
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Mission hosts final event of the season for Westwood Motorcycle Racing Club

Club began racing at Mission Raceway Park in 2001

  • Sep 6, 2021
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Cricket tournament in Chilliwack to support Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation

New event open to those who are not familiar with the sport but would love to learn

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Mission racer hopes to continue winning ways

Braydon Arthur will be racing his Protoform Formula Vee next weekend (Sept. 4-5) at Mission Raceway

  • Aug 30, 2021
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The Abbotsford Canucks do not have a radio partner so far for the 2021-22 AHL season.

Radio silence for the Abbotsford Canucks (so far)

American Hockey League team does not have a radio home for 2021-22

The Abbotsford Canucks do not have a radio partner so far for the 2021-22 AHL season.
Abbotsford’s CIVL 101.7 is looking to hire a videographer/film team for a documentary project. (File photo)

Abbotsford’s CIVL radio hiring videographer/film team for documentary

Community radio station has been awarded $50,000 in project grants funding from CRFC

Abbotsford’s CIVL 101.7 is looking to hire a videographer/film team for a documentary project. (File photo)
The Abbotsford Canucks posted openings on Aug. 23 for a coordinator, social and digital and a coordinator marketing and game presentation.

Abbotsford Canucks post pair of new job openings

AHL club looking to fill two positions in the sales and marketing division

The Abbotsford Canucks posted openings on Aug. 23 for a coordinator, social and digital and a coordinator marketing and game presentation.
The Abbotsford Centre will require all fans, employees and event staff to be fully vaccinated to enter the building. (File photo)

Abbotsford Centre adopts proof of vaccination program

Fans, employees and event staff will have to provide proof of full vaccination for entry

The Abbotsford Centre will require all fans, employees and event staff to be fully vaccinated to enter the building. (File photo)
The Fraser Valley Bandits may be looking for a new home arena for 2022 after a deal with the Canucks has not yet been finalized. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

No deal in place for Fraser Valley Bandits to return to Abbotsford Centre in 2022

Professional basketball team has not yet secured lease for next year, looking at all options

The Fraser Valley Bandits may be looking for a new home arena for 2022 after a deal with the Canucks has not yet been finalized. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
Kenny Manigault and the Fraser Valley Bandits came up short in Friday’s semifinal against the Niagara River Lions. (Fraser Valley Bandits photo)

Fraser Valley Bandits fall to Niagara in CEBL semifinal

Bandits lose 84-82 in Edmonton, River Lions will play Edmonton or Ottawa in final

Kenny Manigault and the Fraser Valley Bandits came up short in Friday’s semifinal against the Niagara River Lions. (Fraser Valley Bandits photo)