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Chilliwack sports bulletin board: What’s happening in your community

Updated weekly, the bulletin board has the latest news and notes from youth and school sports

Canada’s Renee Gonzalez, left, and Pamphinette Buisa confer during a training session prior to the Dubai Emirates Airline Rugby Sevens 2021 women’s competition, in Dubai, U.A.E., in a Nov. 30, 2021, handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-World Rugby-KLC Fotos, Mike Lee, *MANDATORY CREDIT*

South Africa, Australia win again at Dubai Sevens while young Canada teams struggle

The Canadian men went 1-9-0 over the first two tournaments while the women were 2-8-0

Rams Daniel Kabongo (no. 4), seen here during a November game against the Rebels, was named special team player of the game as Langley won the Canadian Bowl Saturday afternoon, shutting out the Ontario Conference champion London Beefeaters 37-0.

B.C.’s Langley Rams win Canadian Bowl

First time team has taken national championship

FILE - Los Angeles Dodgers’ Max Scherzer pitches against the San Francisco Giants during the ninth inning of Game 5 of a baseball National League Division Series Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021, in San Francisco. Eight-time All-Star Max Scherzer is nearing a $130 million, three-year contract with the New York Mets, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Monday, Nov. 29, because the agreement was still being worked on and would be subject to a successful physical.(AP Photo/John Hefti, File)

Even if games go on, Major League Baseball lockout could alienate Gen Z

Those born between 1995 and 2010 have never experience a baseball lockout or strike

FILE - Los Angeles Dodgers’ Max Scherzer pitches against the San Francisco Giants during the ninth inning of Game 5 of a baseball National League Division Series Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021, in San Francisco. Eight-time All-Star Max Scherzer is nearing a $130 million, three-year contract with the New York Mets, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Monday, Nov. 29, because the agreement was still being worked on and would be subject to a successful physical.(AP Photo/John Hefti, File)
Dillon Dubé (right) grew up in Golden, which he says helped develop him into the hockey player he is today. Dubé now plays for the Calgary Flames, and has previously captained Team Canada at the World Juniors Championships. (Calgary Flames photo)

‘To this day it still feels like home’: Calgary Flames’ Dillon Dubé recounts ‘Golden’ childhood

Dubé grew up in Golden B.C., and now plays for the team he grew up cheering for

Dillon Dubé (right) grew up in Golden, which he says helped develop him into the hockey player he is today. Dubé now plays for the Calgary Flames, and has previously captained Team Canada at the World Juniors Championships. (Calgary Flames photo)
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

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)
New Texas Rangers infielder Marcus Semien adjusts his hat as he gets ready to answer questions at a press conference at Globe Life Field Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Richard W. Rodriguez)

Busy November provided some clarity for Blue Jays, now team must wait

MLB’s first work stoppage threatens plans for spring training and opening day on March 31

New Texas Rangers infielder Marcus Semien adjusts his hat as he gets ready to answer questions at a press conference at Globe Life Field Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Richard W. Rodriguez)
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)
Ottawa Senators goaltender Filip Gustavsson (32) makes a save on Vancouver Canucks’ left wing Tanner Pearson (70) during first period NHL action in Ottawa on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

J.T. Miller’s 3-point night leads Canucks to 6-2 win over Senators in Ottawa

Quinn Hughes hands out 4 assists for Vancouver in second straight win

Ottawa Senators goaltender Filip Gustavsson (32) makes a save on Vancouver Canucks’ left wing Tanner Pearson (70) during first period NHL action in Ottawa on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
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

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’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

Chilliwack’s Jordyn Huitema was in action with the Canadian national women’s soccer squad.
Justin Sourdif, a Surrey-raised forward with the WHL Vancouver Giants, is among seven B.C.-based players invited to Canada’s national junior hockey team selection camp, ahead of the 2022 IIHF World Junior Championship. (Photo: Rob Wilton/Vancouver Giants)

Seven from B.C. will be shooting for Canada’s World Junior hockey team

35-player ‘selection camp’ roster named weeks ahead of Boxing Day start of annual tourney

Justin Sourdif, a Surrey-raised forward with the WHL Vancouver Giants, is among seven B.C.-based players invited to Canada’s national junior hockey team selection camp, ahead of the 2022 IIHF World Junior Championship. (Photo: Rob Wilton/Vancouver Giants)
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)
Chilliwack Chiefs

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

Chilliwack Chiefs
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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Vancouver Canucks’ Bo Horvat (53) is topped by Montreal Canadiens defenceman Jeff Petry during first period NHL hockey action in Montreal, Monday, Nov. 29, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Garland nets winner as Canucks beat Habs 2-1 to snap 4-game losing skid

Montreal falls in first game after firing general manager Marc Bergevin

Vancouver Canucks’ Bo Horvat (53) is topped by Montreal Canadiens defenceman Jeff Petry during first period NHL hockey action in Montreal, Monday, Nov. 29, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
Boston Bruins’ Brad Marchand (63) checks Vancouver Canucks’ Oliver Ekman-Larsson (23) during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Sunday, Nov. 28, 2021, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
Boston Bruins’ Brad Marchand (63) checks Vancouver Canucks’ Oliver Ekman-Larsson (23) during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Sunday, Nov. 28, 2021, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
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)