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Abbotsford’s Fred Zweep named Commissioner, Program of Excellence

Longtime Abbotsford and Mission minor hockey volunteer accepts new role with BC Hockey

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Abbotsford’s Magnuson Ford temporarily severs ties with Canucks forward Jake Virtanen

Abbotsford dealership condemns sexual misconduct, may bring Virtanen back pending investigation

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Abbotsford's Jake Virtanen has stepped down as the host of the Archway Charity Golf Tournament after recent sexual assault allegations came to light. (File photo)

Jake Virtanen steps down as host of Abbotsford charity golf tournament

Archway Community Services announces he will no longer be host of event after allegations

Abbotsford's Jake Virtanen has stepped down as the host of the Archway Charity Golf Tournament after recent sexual assault allegations came to light. (File photo)
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BCHL pod season will end without playoffs

With COVID restrictions still hampering the league, the Fred Page Cup won’t be awarded in 2021

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Jamal Reynolds, shown here with the Guelph Nighthawks, has signed with the Fraser Valley Bandits for the 2021 season. (Photo by Christian Bender)

Fraser Valley Bandits sign Canisius College alumnus Jamal Reynolds

Former Guelph Nighthawks starter set to join Bandits for 2021 CEBL season

Jamal Reynolds, shown here with the Guelph Nighthawks, has signed with the Fraser Valley Bandits for the 2021 season. (Photo by Christian Bender)
Malcolm Duvivier and the Fraser Valley Bandits are now scheduled to return to the court inside the Abbotsford Centre on June 26. (File photo)

Fraser Valley Bandits season opener postponed to June 24

Canadian Elite Basketball League pushes back 2021 season due to COVID-19

Malcolm Duvivier and the Fraser Valley Bandits are now scheduled to return to the court inside the Abbotsford Centre on June 26. (File photo)
The Abbotsford Centre has the ability to host AHL level games if the Vancouver Canucks or any other NHL team chose to move its affiliate to the arena. (File photo)

Abbotsford Centre ready for AHL if right opportunity presents itself

Building recently upgraded glass and boards, schedule would allow for AHL tenant

The Abbotsford Centre has the ability to host AHL level games if the Vancouver Canucks or any other NHL team chose to move its affiliate to the arena. (File photo)

Chilliwack Spartan grads shine at University Swimming Challenge

Haley Klenk, Anna Dumont-Belanger and Logan Sparkes produced top-three finishes in U-Sports action

Rich Goulet receives a volunteer award from then Prime Minister Stephen Harper. (Contributed)

Petition for Rich Goulet gymnasium keeps growing

More than 4,200 seek honour for Pitt Meadows basketball coach

Rich Goulet receives a volunteer award from then Prime Minister Stephen Harper. (Contributed)
The Fraser Valley Bandits chose Brandon University’s Anthony Tsegakele in the first round of the 2021 CEBL Draft. (Submitted)

Fraser Valley Bandits reveal 2021 CEBL Draft choices

Abbotsford-based club selects Quebec’s Anthony Tsegakele in first round

The Fraser Valley Bandits chose Brandon University’s Anthony Tsegakele in the first round of the 2021 CEBL Draft. (Submitted)
Jordan Kawaguchi's uniform colour didn't change at all jumping from the University of North Dakota Fighting Hawks to the Texas Stars. (Texas Stars twitter photo)
Jordan Kawaguchi's uniform colour didn't change at all jumping from the University of North Dakota Fighting Hawks to the Texas Stars. (Texas Stars twitter photo)
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BCHL stays tight-lipped about reasons for leaving Canadian Junior Hockey League

The BCHL retains affiliation with Hockey Canada and BC Hockey, but isn’t saying what comes next

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Jordan Kawaguchi’s uniform colour didn’t change at all jumping from the University of North Dakota Fighting Hawks to the Texas Stars. (Texas Stars twitter photo)

Chilliwack Chiefs alum Jordan Kawaguchi collects two points in first pro hockey game

Kawaguchi had a goal and an assist for the Texas Stars in an American Hockey League match

Jordan Kawaguchi’s uniform colour didn’t change at all jumping from the University of North Dakota Fighting Hawks to the Texas Stars. (Texas Stars twitter photo)
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Chilliwack hockey player kicked off Seattle Thunderbirds roster after racist incident

Two players were accused of directing racial slurs at a teammate and waving a banana at him

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Chilliwack’s Katie Lampen has signed with a professional soccer club in Spain. (Instagram photo)

Chilliwack’s Katie Lampen signs pro deal with Spanish club FC Malaga City Femenino

After one electric year with the UFV Cascades, the Sardis secondary grad pursues a lifelong dream

Chilliwack’s Katie Lampen has signed with a professional soccer club in Spain. (Instagram photo)
The Fraser Valley Bandits will pick sixth, ninth and 20th overall in the three-round CEBL U Sports draft.

Fraser Valley Bandits picking sixth in CEBL U Sports draft first round

Results from second annual event to be revealed on April 14, Bandits also have ninth and 20th picks

The Fraser Valley Bandits will pick sixth, ninth and 20th overall in the three-round CEBL U Sports draft.
Chilliwack’s Jordyn Huitema will join the Canadian national women’s soccer squad for a training camp and two matches against Wales and England. (Canada Soccer photo)

Chilliwack’s Jordyn Huitema heading to Canada Soccer camp in Wales and England

The talented teenager will join the national team for a pair of friendly matches in April

Chilliwack’s Jordyn Huitema will join the Canadian national women’s soccer squad for a training camp and two matches against Wales and England. (Canada Soccer photo)
The Chilliwack Chiefs and Coquitlam Express will finally play games in early April as the BCHL squeezes in a shortened 20 game season. Just-announced provincial funding may help the junior A league offset financial losses caused by the COVID pandemic. (Darren Francis photo)

Province provides relief funding for amateur sport

The government is directing $15 million to teams/leagues impacted by the COVID pandemic

The Chilliwack Chiefs and Coquitlam Express will finally play games in early April as the BCHL squeezes in a shortened 20 game season. Just-announced provincial funding may help the junior A league offset financial losses caused by the COVID pandemic. (Darren Francis photo)
Abbotsford's Jordan Kawaguchi has signed with the National Hockey League's Dallas Stars. (File photo)

Chilliwack Chiefs grad Jordan Kawaguchi signs with NHL’s Dallas Stars

Days after playing his final game at the University of North Dakota, Gooch is turning pro

Abbotsford's Jordan Kawaguchi has signed with the National Hockey League's Dallas Stars. (File photo)
Julia Tuchscherer had her Grade 10 season at G.W. Graham cut short by injury, and her Grade 11 season has been wrecked by COVID. Rather than try for a Grade 12 season, the teenager is jumping to the U-Sports level with the UFV Cascades. (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack’s Tuchscherer sisters to reunite with UFV Cascades women’s basketball team

Younger sister Julia Tuchscherer is graduating high school a year early to join Deanna at UFV

Julia Tuchscherer had her Grade 10 season at G.W. Graham cut short by injury, and her Grade 11 season has been wrecked by COVID. Rather than try for a Grade 12 season, the teenager is jumping to the U-Sports level with the UFV Cascades. (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress)