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Quinn Laynes (right), Torin Savage (left) and other Imagine High students watch Chilliwack Grapplers coaches Bill Brooks and Koren Appleton (middle) demonstrate wrestling technique during a class in the school gymnasium. (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack Grapplers showcase wrestling at Imagine High

Three Grappler coaches spent 12 hours at the school teaching students about the sport

Grant Riley and his Chilliwack Chiefs are back in action after having last weekend's games cancelled due to flooding fallout. (Darren Francis photo)

Chilliwack Chief Grant Riley among BCHL’s best for November

The first-year stopper has been named third star of the month by the junior A league

Chilliwack’s Jordyn Huitema was in action with the Canadian national women’s soccer squad.

Chilliwack’s Jordyn Huitema scores for national team in friendly versus Mexico

Huitema scored Canada’s lone goal in a pair of matches that ended in a 2-1 loss and a 0-0 draw

Brady Milburn (No. 17 in white) and his Chilliwack Chiefs were set to host the Coquitlam Express Wednesday night (Dec. 1) at the Chilliwack Coliseum, but problems on Highway 7 have forced the BCHL to postpone the game. (Darren Francis photo)

Chilliwack Chiefs game against Coquitlam postponed due to Highway 7 problems

Landslides and a car accident had Highway 7 closing, then opening, then closing again Dec. 1

Brady Milburn (No. 17 in white) and his Chilliwack Chiefs were set to host the Coquitlam Express Wednesday night (Dec. 1) at the Chilliwack Coliseum, but problems on Highway 7 have forced the BCHL to postpone the game. (Darren Francis photo)
Chilliwack Chiefs blueliner Xavier Henry has committed to play for the University of Vermont Catamounts in 2022-23. (Chilliwack Chiefs twitter photo)

Chilliwack Chief Xavier Henry commits to Catamounts

The six-foot-five blueliner will finish out his last BCHL season before heading to Vermont

Chilliwack Chiefs blueliner Xavier Henry has committed to play for the University of Vermont Catamounts in 2022-23. (Chilliwack Chiefs twitter photo)
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Numbers suggest Chilliwack Chiefs are an elite team in BCHL

The record doesn’t show it yet, but everything else points to the Chiefs being a powerhouse

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With his Pittsburgh Steelers struggling, Chase Claypool was asked how the team might pick up the pace at practice. His suggestion wasn’t well received by his head coach and a veteran teammate. (AP Photo/Don Wright)

Abbotsford’s Chase Claypool has ‘more music’ suggestion shot down by Pittsburgh Steelers coach

Claypool suggested that having music playing at practices might help the team up its tempo

With his Pittsburgh Steelers struggling, Chase Claypool was asked how the team might pick up the pace at practice. His suggestion wasn’t well received by his head coach and a veteran teammate. (AP Photo/Don Wright)
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BCHL taking out-of-conference games off the schedule for rest of 2021-22 season

The league is shifting to regional matchups with travel still hindered province wide

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Trapped in Chilliwack by flooding-caused road closures, Christina Peet-Williams hitched a ride in a small West Coast Pilot Club airplane on her way to cross country nationals in Ottawa. (submitted photo)

Chilliwack cross country runner flies over flooding on way to nationals

Christina Peet-Williams was trapped and disappointed, and then the West Coast Pilot Club stepped up

Trapped in Chilliwack by flooding-caused road closures, Christina Peet-Williams hitched a ride in a small West Coast Pilot Club airplane on her way to cross country nationals in Ottawa. (submitted photo)
Chilliwack Chief Kienan Draper collected six points in three games to earn Third Star of the Week honours from the BCHL. (Darren Francis photo)

Chilliwack Chief Kienan Draper the BCHL Third Star of the Week

Draper and the Chiefs scored lots of goals in wins over Powell River, Coquitlam and Surrey

Chilliwack Chief Kienan Draper collected six points in three games to earn Third Star of the Week honours from the BCHL. (Darren Francis photo)
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Chilliwack’s G.W. Graham Grizzlies to face Terry Fox Ravens in high school football title game

The Eastern Conference rivals will kick off Saturday (Dec. 4) under the dome at BC Place Stadium

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Chilliwack Chiefs beat Coquitlam and Surrey in BCHL battles

The junior A club is 5-2 in November after experiencing an uneven October

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The Abbotsford Canucks have announced the Season of Giving promotion for the club’s next six games, which will help benefit local charities. (Abbotsford Canucks photo)

Abbotsford Canucks announce Teddy Bear Toss as part of Season of Giving

Next six home games will see AHL team support several local charities hit hard by flooding

The Abbotsford Canucks have announced the Season of Giving promotion for the club’s next six games, which will help benefit local charities. (Abbotsford Canucks photo)
Chilliwack’s Aynsley D’Ottavio, seen here playing for the Fraser Valley Rush, has committed to the NCAA’s Quinnipiac Bobcats. (FV Rush photo)

Chiliwack’s Aynsley D’Ottavio commits to Quinnipiac Bobcats

The standout defenceman will join one of the top teams in NCAA Div 1 women’s hockey

Chilliwack’s Aynsley D’Ottavio, seen here playing for the Fraser Valley Rush, has committed to the NCAA’s Quinnipiac Bobcats. (FV Rush photo)
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Valley Husker Mateo Tuioti wins community service award

The 1st-year Husker was recognized for going above and beyond in his commitment to his community

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Chilliwack’s G.W. Graham among AAA favourites as high school hoops season begins

The Unity Christian Flames are the No. 7 ranked team among single-A schools

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Chilliwack’s Cameron Johnson is one of 24 BCHL skaters added to an online all-star ballot along with eight goaltenders. (Darren Francis photo)

BCHL adds 24 skaters, 8 goaltenders to online all-star ballot

Voting is open until Tuesday to determine which six skaters and four goalies make the game

Chilliwack’s Cameron Johnson is one of 24 BCHL skaters added to an online all-star ballot along with eight goaltenders. (Darren Francis photo)
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Chilliwack Chiefs pummel Powell River in 11-1 BCHL win

Nine different Chiefs lit the lamp during a Wednesday night rout at the Chilliwack Coliseum

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Chilliwack’s G.W. Graham Grizzlies off to the Dome after beating Mt. Douglas

The high school football team spent hours on a bus travelling too and from the playoff game

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The three finalists in Chilliwack FC’s Mascot Design Contest.

Chilliwack FC presents three finalists in Mascot Design Contest

The youth soccer club is asking members and friends to vote online, now through Nov. 29

The three finalists in Chilliwack FC’s Mascot Design Contest.