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Shin Wook Lim, 45, is shown in this undated police handout photo. A former Taekwondo Canada coach has been found guilty of sexual assault and other sex-related offences involving a teenage student. Shin Wook Lim pleaded not guilty to 15 charges involving two female students, including sexual assault and sexual interference. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Toronto Police Services

Former Taekwondo Canada coach found guilty of sex-related offences involving student

Shin Wook Lim was found guilty of 10 charges, including sexual assault and sexual interference

Chilliwack Chiefs grad Kevin Wall is starting to make waves in the Big 10 hockey conference. (Penn State photo)

Chilliwack Chiefs alum Kevin Wall takes Big 10 hockey honour

After some freshman struggles, Wall is enjoying a breakthrough season with Penn State

Luke Marston works on the seawolf mask for Canucks goalie Braden Holtby. (Mike Wavrecan photo)

B.C. Coast Salish artist designs new mask for Canucks goalie

Braden Holtby’s new mask features artwork by Luke Marston inspired by the legend of the seawolf

Luke Marston works on the seawolf mask for Canucks goalie Braden Holtby. (Mike Wavrecan photo)
Dennis Cholowski has been relegated to Detroit’s taxi squad as his third National Hockey League season begins. (DetroitRedWings.com photo)

Chilliwack Chiefs alum Dennis Cholowski on Detroit taxi squad as NHL season starts

Cholowski is one of 32 BCHL grads surviving training camp to find spots with big-league clubs

Dennis Cholowski has been relegated to Detroit’s taxi squad as his third National Hockey League season begins. (DetroitRedWings.com photo)
Vancouver Canucks’ Brock Boeser (6) and Elias Pettersson (40) celebrate a goal against the Edmonton Oilers during third period NHL action in Edmonton on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Dale MacMillan

Boeser scores 2, Vancouver Canucks dump Edmonton 5-3 in NHL season opener

Rookie Nils Hoglander nets first career goal in win over Oilers

Vancouver Canucks’ Brock Boeser (6) and Elias Pettersson (40) celebrate a goal against the Edmonton Oilers during third period NHL action in Edmonton on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Dale MacMillan
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Kathleen Heddle, right, and Marnie McBean are all smiles after winning the award for outstanding pairs at the Canadian Sport Awards in Toronto on March 25, 1997. Olympic rowing champion Kathleen Heddle has died of cancer at age 55. Heddle, born in Trail, B.C., and Marnie McBean won Olympic gold medals in 1992 and 1996. Heddle also earned gold with the women’s eight in 1992. Heddle died Monday at home in Vancouver, according to a Rowing Canada statement issued Wednesday on behalf of her family. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Kevin Frayer

Olympic rowing champion Kathleen Heddle dead of cancer at age 55

Canada’s Kathleen Heddle and Marnie McBean won Olympic gold medals in 1992 and 1996

Kathleen Heddle, right, and Marnie McBean are all smiles after winning the award for outstanding pairs at the Canadian Sport Awards in Toronto on March 25, 1997. Olympic rowing champion Kathleen Heddle has died of cancer at age 55. Heddle, born in Trail, B.C., and Marnie McBean won Olympic gold medals in 1992 and 1996. Heddle also earned gold with the women’s eight in 1992. Heddle died Monday at home in Vancouver, according to a Rowing Canada statement issued Wednesday on behalf of her family. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Kevin Frayer
Washington Capitals head coach Peter Laviolette, center left, talks to his players during NHL hockey practice at the MedStar Capitals Iceplex in Arlington, Va., Monday, Jan. 4, 2021. (Ricky Carioti/The Washington Post via AP)

Not only goalies wear masks: NHL coaches must cover faces

NHL says it will “vigorously enforce” mask rules

Washington Capitals head coach Peter Laviolette, center left, talks to his players during NHL hockey practice at the MedStar Capitals Iceplex in Arlington, Va., Monday, Jan. 4, 2021. (Ricky Carioti/The Washington Post via AP)
FILE – Workers stand by after pausing arena assembly for the Maple Leafs NHL hockey game against the Nashville Predators at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto on Thursday March 12, 2020. Since early March, the novel coronavirus has affected almost every decision facing the NHL. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Ottawa Senators owner backtracks on plan for 6,000 fans to attend home games

Melnyk’s plan would have seen about one-third of the arena’s seats used.

FILE – Workers stand by after pausing arena assembly for the Maple Leafs NHL hockey game against the Nashville Predators at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto on Thursday March 12, 2020. Since early March, the novel coronavirus has affected almost every decision facing the NHL. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
Massimo Rizzo (in white) has yet to hit the ice for a ‘real’ game in a Chilliwack Chiefs uniform, and hopes to get the season started soon after Feb. 5. (Darren Francis photo)

Chilliwack Chief Massimo Rizzo commits to Denver Pioneers

Rizzo finds a new NCAA home after de-committing to the University of North Dakota

Massimo Rizzo (in white) has yet to hit the ice for a ‘real’ game in a Chilliwack Chiefs uniform, and hopes to get the season started soon after Feb. 5. (Darren Francis photo)
Former Vancouver Giants forward Evander Kane is seen here in Game 7 of the second round of the 2009 WHL playoffs against the Spokane Chiefs (Sam Chan under Wikipedia Commons licence)

NHL player with B.C. ties, Evander Kane, files for bankruptcy claiming $27M in debt

Sharks left winger lists liabilities of close to $30 million in court filing

Former Vancouver Giants forward Evander Kane is seen here in Game 7 of the second round of the 2009 WHL playoffs against the Spokane Chiefs (Sam Chan under Wikipedia Commons licence)
Chilliwack’s Mitchell Middlemiss is signing on with the UBC Thunderbirds baseball program. (Twitter photo)

Chilliwack’s Mitchell Middlemiss commits to UBC Thunderbirds baseball

The athletic outfielder hopes to make an instant impact as a freshman with the T-Birds

Chilliwack’s Mitchell Middlemiss is signing on with the UBC Thunderbirds baseball program. (Twitter photo)
Vancouver Canucks players participate in the NHL hockey team’s training camp in Vancouver, on January 8, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

‘False positive’ COVID-19 test behind Vancouver Canucks cancelling training camp

Vancouver was the first Canadian NHL team to close its facility due to COVID-19

Vancouver Canucks players participate in the NHL hockey team’s training camp in Vancouver, on January 8, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Jordyn Huitema and her Canadian crew will compete in the SheBelievesCup in Orlando, Florida. (CANADA SOCCER PHOTO)

Jordyn Huitema and Canadian national soccer squad to compete in SheBelievesCup

Huitema and her teammates hope to use the tournament as a tuneup for the Tokyo Summer Olympics

Jordyn Huitema and her Canadian crew will compete in the SheBelievesCup in Orlando, Florida. (CANADA SOCCER PHOTO)
Sardis Falcons alumni Rick Klassen led the B.C. Lions to a Grey Cup championship in 1985.

Sardis secondary looking to name sports field after Rick Klassen

The school will be making a presentation to the Chilliwack School Board

Sardis Falcons alumni Rick Klassen led the B.C. Lions to a Grey Cup championship in 1985.
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Chilliwack Curling Club shuts down early with COVID restrictions in place

Unable to run programs it usually does, the CCC is shutting down the ice plant until the fall

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Abbotsford’s Chase Claypool makes a catch against the Cleveland Browns during NFL Wildcard round action on Sunday. (Jared Wickerham/Pittsburgh Steelers)

Abbotsford’s Chase Claypool catches 2 touchdowns in Steelers’ playoff loss

Pittsburgh Steelers eliminated from postseason after losing 48-37 to the Cleveland Browns

Abbotsford’s Chase Claypool makes a catch against the Cleveland Browns during NFL Wildcard round action on Sunday. (Jared Wickerham/Pittsburgh Steelers)
Chilliwack’s Jason Beck wrote a book about the 1954 Commonwealth Games, and he’ll talk about that in an online presentation preceding this year’s Chilliwack Sports Hall of Fame AGM. (BC Sports Hall of Fame photo)

Miracle Mile author Jason Beck to speak at Chilliwack Sports Hall of Fame AGM

The Chilliwackian will make an online presentation about the 1954 Commonwealth Games

Chilliwack’s Jason Beck wrote a book about the 1954 Commonwealth Games, and he’ll talk about that in an online presentation preceding this year’s Chilliwack Sports Hall of Fame AGM. (BC Sports Hall of Fame photo)
Connor McDavid (97) skates during Edmonton Oilers training camp in Edmonton, Alta., on Thursday January 7, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

NHLers know not everyone’s happy they’re playing: ‘We’re not blind’

When teams head out on the road, they’ll be restricted to the hotel and arena

Connor McDavid (97) skates during Edmonton Oilers training camp in Edmonton, Alta., on Thursday January 7, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Vancouver Canucks’ Josh Teves (34) checks Tanner Pearson (70) during the NHL hockey team’s training camp in Vancouver, on Monday, January 4, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

UPDATE: Vancouver Canucks say they’ll be back on the ice after COVID scare

Team says the move was made out of an ‘abundance of caution’

Vancouver Canucks’ Josh Teves (34) checks Tanner Pearson (70) during the NHL hockey team’s training camp in Vancouver, on Monday, January 4, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck