Chilliwack Chiefs open and close 2018-19 BCHL season against Prince George

The Chiefs face the Spruce Kings twice to start their schedule and three times to end it.

The defending RBC Cup champion Chilliwack Chiefs will open the 2018-19 BCHL season on the road.

The junior A hockey league released its schedule Friday afternoon. The Chiefs get rolling Sept. 7 and 8, visiting the Prince George Spruce Kings in a rematch of last spring’s first round playoff series.

In the oddest scheduling twist, Chilliwack will face PG again in the final three games of the regular season (Feb. 17, 22 and 23). They’ll only see their Mainland division rivals three other times during the season — Nov. 23 and 24 and Jan. 13, all in Chilliwack.

Chilliwack plays its first home game of the year Sept. 15 versus the Langley Rivermen.

The bulk of the Chiefs home dates are 7 p.m. starts with eight matinees starting at 2 p.m.

Where big draws are concerned, Chilliwack hosts the defending BCHL champion Wenatchee Wild Oct. 6 while the Penticton Vees don’t pay a visit until Feb. 2.

New Chiefs associate head coach/general manager Cam Keith will have Oct. 19 circled on his calendar as Chilliwack travels to Trail to play the team that fired him, and the Smoke Eaters travel to Prospera Centre Dec. 9.

It’s a balanced slate for Chilliwack, with no home or road stretch longer than three games.

Find the full sched online at bchl.ca/stats/schedule/all-teams/

Just Posted

Unique treasures to be found at Chilliwack Christmas Craft Market

The 44th annual event is the Chilliwack Community Arts Council’s largest fundraiser

Chilliwack toy drive brings in gifts, money to Ann Davis Transition Society

People dropped by Superstore to donate toys and more for those in need this holiday season

Seven Days in Chilliwack

A list of community events happening in Chilliwack from Nov. 18 to 24

Chilliwack RCMP find chemicals and cannabis extract in illicit lab

Marijuana may be legal but altering it using chemicals violates the Cannabis Act

Chilliwack RCMP seek suspects in rash of poppy donation box thefts

Incidents at four different locations in Sardis in the days leading up to Remembrance Day

1st Indigenous woman to start Canadian airline looks to B.C.’s remote regions

Teara Fraser is the first Indigenous woman in Canada to start her own airline, called Iskwew Air

UPDATE: Death of 38-year-old Fernie man at B.C. coal mine under investigation

Vehicle collision occurred at approximately 10:45 a.m. Sunday morning

Breathing polluted air during pregnancy may increase odds of baby having autism: SFU study

Study looked at nearly all births in Metro Vancouver between 2004 and 2009

Six students arrested, charged in sex assault probe at Toronto all-boys school

The school’s principal, Greg Reeves, described the video of the alleged sexual assault as ‘horrific’

5 to start your day

B.C. cracks down on ‘dirty money,’ homicide detectives investigate Maple Ridge death and more

Bankruptcies in British Columbia on the rise

Consumer bankruptcies climbed by 6. 1 per cent in August 2018 from the same month last year.

22 public toilets in Victoria: 136 people currently peeing

World Toilet Day floats some serious health issues

Calgary Stampeders back to Grey Cup with 22-14 win over Winnipeg Blue Bombers

Calgary was favoured to win the 2017 and 2016 Grey Cups, but lost to the Toronto Argonauts and Ottawa Redblacks respectively.

‘A giant step forward’: new $10 bill featuring Viola Desmond to enter circulation

A new $10 banknote featuring Viola Desmond’s portrait will go into circulation, just over 72 years after she was ousted from the whites-only section of a movie theatre in New Glasgow, N.S.

Most Read