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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)
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Will Calverley is the Atlantic Hockey Conference Player of the Month for December. (Atlantic Hockey Conference graphic)

Breakout NCAA season continues for former Chilliwack Chiefs captain

In his third season, Will Calverley is among the college hockey leaders in points and assists

Will Calverley is the Atlantic Hockey Conference Player of the Month for December. (Atlantic Hockey Conference graphic)
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BCHL delays start of the season as provincial health orders remain in place

The junior A league has been forced to abandon a plan to start in mid-January

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Ethan Bowen of the Chilliwack Chiefs said he hasn't given consideration to leaving, even as the BCHL season is delayed once more. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Ethan Bowen sticking with Chilliwack Chiefs even as BCHL season gets pushed back

While some players have left for the USHL where they can play games, the hometown kid is staying put

Ethan Bowen of the Chilliwack Chiefs said he hasn't given consideration to leaving, even as the BCHL season is delayed once more. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)
Abbotsford’s Valley Wake Park will soon be no more. The City of Abbotsford has chosen not to renew its contract with park operators and it will be dismantled in the coming weeks. (Facebook photo)

Abbotsford’s Valley Wake Park set to be dismantled

Attraction at Albert Dyck Park must be removed by March 1 after contract not renewed

Abbotsford’s Valley Wake Park will soon be no more. The City of Abbotsford has chosen not to renew its contract with park operators and it will be dismantled in the coming weeks. (Facebook 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
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
Abbotsford’s Jordan Kawaguchi is the December Player of the Month in the NCAA’s National Collegiate Hockey Conference. (File photo)

Chilliwack Chiefs alum Jordan Kawaguchi snags another NCAA award

A torrid offensive month earned Gooch an honour in the National Collegiate Hockey Conference

Abbotsford’s Jordan Kawaguchi is the December Player of the Month in the NCAA’s National Collegiate Hockey Conference. (File photo)
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Ryan Tofani cracks PGA of BC’s list of top 100 golf pros

Tofani is just finishing up his first year as head pro at the Chilliwack Golf Club

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The Pacific Junior Hockey League announced the cancellation of the 2021 Cyclone Taylor Cup, and its annual Prospects and All-Star Game events on Tuesday.

B.C.’s Cyclone Cup 2021 cancelled

Challenges related to COVID-19 cites as reasoning behind the move

The Pacific Junior Hockey League announced the cancellation of the 2021 Cyclone Taylor Cup, and its annual Prospects and All-Star Game events on Tuesday.
United States’ Alex Turcotte (15) and Trevor Zegras (9) celebrate a goal against Canada during first period IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship gold medal game action in Edmonton on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
United States’ Alex Turcotte (15) and Trevor Zegras (9) celebrate a goal against Canada during first period IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship gold medal game action in Edmonton on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Tommy Lyons (right) is one of six players who have left the Chilliwack Chiefs in recent days, heading to the USHL. (Darren Francis photo)

BCHL’s Chilliwack Chiefs hit hard by USHL defections

Chilliwack Chiefs hockey boss Brian Maloney says the USHL is poaching players with misleading info

Tommy Lyons (right) is one of six players who have left the Chilliwack Chiefs in recent days, heading to the USHL. (Darren Francis photo)
Canada’s Bowen Byram (4) is knocked into Russia goalie Yaroslav Askarov (1) by defenseman Semyon Chistyakov (6) during first second period IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship action in Edmonton on Monday, Jan. 4, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Canada to play for world junior hockey gold after pounding Russia 5-0

Canadian goalie Levi records third shutout of tourney in victory

Canada’s Bowen Byram (4) is knocked into Russia goalie Yaroslav Askarov (1) by defenseman Semyon Chistyakov (6) during first second period IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship action in Edmonton on Monday, Jan. 4, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Dennis Cholowski hopes to make an impact in his third National Hockey League season. (DetroitRedWings.com photo)

Chilliwack Chief alum Dennis Cholowski headlines list of BCHLers at NHL camps

The former first round draft pick heads into his third season with the Detroit Red Wings

Dennis Cholowski hopes to make an impact in his third National Hockey League season. (DetroitRedWings.com photo)
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Chilliwack Chiefs add forward A.J. Lacroix from Delta Hockey Academy

Lacroix will be 16 years old next season, but is already a big-bodied forward at six-foot-four

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Edmonton Oilers’ Connor McDavid (97) steps on to the ice prior to taking on the Chicago Blackhawks in NHL Stanley Cup qualifying round action in Edmonton on August 5, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Codie McLachlan

NHL teams getting ready for season-long sprint: ‘It’s going to be different’

The NHL has rejigged its divisions for the shortened 2020-21 season

Edmonton Oilers’ Connor McDavid (97) steps on to the ice prior to taking on the Chicago Blackhawks in NHL Stanley Cup qualifying round action in Edmonton on August 5, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Codie McLachlan
Toronto Maple Leafs’ Frederik Gauthier, left, and Calgary Flames’ Travis Hamonic chase the puck during third period NHL hockey action in Calgary on March 4, 2019. Hamonic has signed a profeesional tryout contract with the Vancouver Canucks. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Vancouver Canucks bring veteran defenceman Travis Hamonic to training camp on PTO

The Canucks said in a statement that Hamonic is travelling from Winnipeg to Vancouver on Sunday

Toronto Maple Leafs’ Frederik Gauthier, left, and Calgary Flames’ Travis Hamonic chase the puck during third period NHL hockey action in Calgary on March 4, 2019. Hamonic has signed a profeesional tryout contract with the Vancouver Canucks. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh