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Vancouver Canucks delay Abbotsford AHL team announcements

Canucks will now reveal team name, logo and colours on July 14 instead of July 9

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Justin Leon debut game for the Bandits on Thursday (July 8) turned out to be the club’s first loss this season. (Fraser Valley Bandits photo)

Fraser Valley Bandits lose first game of 2021 season

Bandits fall 103-82 to Niagara River Lions, next take on Ottawa on Saturday

Justin Leon debut game for the Bandits on Thursday (July 8) turned out to be the club’s first loss this season. (Fraser Valley Bandits photo)
The Abbotsford Centre will welcome fans back for a Bandits basketball game on July 14. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Fans returning to Abbotsford Centre next week

Fraser Valley Bandits becoming first pro sports team in B.C. to host fans since pandemic

The Abbotsford Centre will welcome fans back for a Bandits basketball game on July 14. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
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Fraser Valley Bandits sweep home stand to go 4-0

Abbotsford-based pro basketball red hot to start 2021 CEBL regular season

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Fred Wellsby Junior Divot Golf Tournament sets up six course schedule

COVID cancelled the tourney in 2020 but it returns starting July 6 at Chilliwack’s Kinkora course

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According to domain name research obtained by The News, the Abbotsford AHL team may be called the Canucks. (File photo)

The Abbotsford Canucks? New AHL team may share parent team’s name

Domain name registration research from The News reveals possible plans for team name

According to domain name research obtained by The News, the Abbotsford AHL team may be called the Canucks. (File photo)
Malcolm Duvivier and the Fraser Valley Bandits cruised to a 104-81 win over the Niagara River Lions on Tuesday. (Fraser Valley Bandits photo)

Fraser Valley Bandits tame River Lions to improve to 2-0

Abbotsford-based basketball team defeats Niagara River Lions 104-81 on Tuesday night

Malcolm Duvivier and the Fraser Valley Bandits cruised to a 104-81 win over the Niagara River Lions on Tuesday. (Fraser Valley Bandits photo)
The Vancouver Canucks AHL franchise will officially play out of the Abbotsford Centre starting this October. (File photo)

City of Abbotsford, Canucks finalize partnership agreement

American Hockey League team officially playing in Abbotsford starting in October

The Vancouver Canucks AHL franchise will officially play out of the Abbotsford Centre starting this October. (File photo)
Dustin Boydell was told he would live out the rest of his life in a wheelchair after an injury left him paralyzed from the waist down, but he is now taking full golf swings and playing 18 rounds. (Submitted photo)

Paralyzed from the waist down, Chilliwack man defies the odds to walk and golf again

Born and raised in Hope, Dustin Boydell grew up loving golf, and feared he’d never play again

Dustin Boydell was told he would live out the rest of his life in a wheelchair after an injury left him paralyzed from the waist down, but he is now taking full golf swings and playing 18 rounds. (Submitted photo)
Competing against adults, Chilliwack teenager Andrew Van Winkle is a rising star on the Pacific Coast Mini Roadracing circuit. (William Snow photo)

Meteoric rise for Chilliwack’s Andrew Van Winkle on Pacific Coast Mini Roadracing circuit

The 15-year-old races against adults and beats them consistently at the Greg Moore Raceway

Competing against adults, Chilliwack teenager Andrew Van Winkle is a rising star on the Pacific Coast Mini Roadracing circuit. (William Snow photo)
Bandits big man Brandon Gilbeck elevates for the opening tip-off. Gilbeck and the Bandits opened the CEBL season with a 92-74 win over the Saskatchewan Rattlers on Saturday. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

Fraser Valley Bandits open CEBL season with win

Abbotsford-based basketball team defeats Saskatchewan Rattlers 92-74 on Saturday

Bandits big man Brandon Gilbeck elevates for the opening tip-off. Gilbeck and the Bandits opened the CEBL season with a 92-74 win over the Saskatchewan Rattlers on Saturday. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)
Abbotsford’s Marek Klassen and the Fraser Valley Bandits return to the court on Saturday. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Fraser Valley Bandits return to the court Saturday

Abbotsford-based CEBL team returns with new players, new head coach and possibly fans in the stands

Abbotsford’s Marek Klassen and the Fraser Valley Bandits return to the court on Saturday. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
The Fraser Valley Bandits chose to release former NBA-er Julian Washburn a few days after signing the player. (Photo by Chris Elise/NBAE via Getty Images)

Fraser Valley Bandits release former NBA-er Julian Washburn

Abbotsford-based CEBL team lets player go to pursue other playing opportunities

The Fraser Valley Bandits chose to release former NBA-er Julian Washburn a few days after signing the player. (Photo by Chris Elise/NBAE via Getty Images)
The Vancouver Canucks will be bringing general manager Ryan Johnson and head coach Trent Cull to Abbotsford to retain their positions from last season. (YouTube)

Vancouver Canucks bringing Utica staff to Abbotsford

General manager Ryan Johnson, head coach Trent Cull and staff retained by Canucks

The Vancouver Canucks will be bringing general manager Ryan Johnson and head coach Trent Cull to Abbotsford to retain their positions from last season. (YouTube)
Chilliwack’s Jordyn Huitema will serve as an alternate for the Canadian national women’s soccer squad at the 2021 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan.

Chilliwack’s Jordyn Huitema named an alternate for Canadian Olympic soccer squad

The 20-year-old isn’t on the 18-player main roster that will play in the international tournament

Chilliwack’s Jordyn Huitema will serve as an alternate for the Canadian national women’s soccer squad at the 2021 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan.
Henrik and Daniel Sedin have been named as special advisors to the general manager for the Vancouver Canucks. The duo will also assist with the Abbotsford AHL franchise. (File photo)

Sedins join Vancouver Canucks hockey operations, will play role in Abbotsford AHL team

Henrik and Daniel Sedin named special advisors to the general manager, also work with Abbotsford

Henrik and Daniel Sedin have been named as special advisors to the general manager for the Vancouver Canucks. The duo will also assist with the Abbotsford AHL franchise. (File photo)
Former Vancouver Canucks players Henrik Sedin, left, and his twin brother Daniel Sedin, both of Sweden, walk onto the ice during a jersey retirement ceremony before an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Wednesday February 12, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Former Vancouver Canuck stars Daniel and Henrik Sedin join club’s front office

Pair join Vancouver’s hockey operations department as special advisers to general manager Jim Benning

Former Vancouver Canucks players Henrik Sedin, left, and his twin brother Daniel Sedin, both of Sweden, walk onto the ice during a jersey retirement ceremony before an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Wednesday February 12, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
UFV athletes were honoured for their strength and perseverance during the pandemic. (UFV photo)

Fraser Valley athletes recognized in year without sports

UFV Cascades athletes honoured for strength shown during the pandemic

UFV athletes were honoured for their strength and perseverance during the pandemic. (UFV photo)
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Fred Wellsby junior golf tournament returns to Chilliwack, Abbotsford and Cultus Lake courses

The popular tournament will include five open rounds and one championship invitational

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Fraser Valley Bandits sign former NBA-er Julian Washburn

Former Memphis Grizzlies starter to join CEBL team for 2021 season

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