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Canada’s Kirby Dach (7) is checked by Russia’s Ilya Safonov (24) during third period IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship pre-competition action in Edmonton on Wednesday, December 23, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Canada’s Kirby Dach (7) is checked by Russia’s Ilya Safonov (24) during third period IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship pre-competition action in Edmonton on Wednesday, December 23, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
New Chilliwack Chief Ray Fust.

Chilliwack Chief Ray Fust makes Team Switzerland roster

The Chiefs forward will compete in the 2021 IIHF World Junior Championships in Edmonton/Red Deer

New Chilliwack Chief Ray Fust.
Los Angeles Clippers center Ivica Zubac, center, dunks past Los Angeles Lakers forward Montrezl Harrell (15) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

NBA studying ways to bring games back overseas in future

NBA regular season is scheduled to run through mid-May, with the playoffs going from May 22 through July 22

Los Angeles Clippers center Ivica Zubac, center, dunks past Los Angeles Lakers forward Montrezl Harrell (15) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
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Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry (7) goes to the basket between Miami Heat forward Bam Adebayo (13) and forward Maurice Harkless during the first half of an NBA preseason basketball game Friday, Dec. 18, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. The Raptors are playing their home games in Tampa as a result of Canada’s strict travel regulations stemming from the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)

We The South: The Raptors settling into their Tampa home

The last time Tampa was on the NBA’s schedule prior to this season was in 2010,

Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry (7) goes to the basket between Miami Heat forward Bam Adebayo (13) and forward Maurice Harkless during the first half of an NBA preseason basketball game Friday, Dec. 18, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. The Raptors are playing their home games in Tampa as a result of Canada’s strict travel regulations stemming from the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)
Cultus Lake’s Reece Howden claimed his second career FIS World Cup ski-cross win Monday at the Val Thoren Ski Resort in the French Alps. (FIS video)

Cultus Lake’s Reece Howden gets World Cup ski-cross win at Val Thoren

Howden earned 1st place in a ski-cross event Monday and is now the leader in the World Cup rankings

Cultus Lake’s Reece Howden claimed his second career FIS World Cup ski-cross win Monday at the Val Thoren Ski Resort in the French Alps. (FIS video)
Michelle Savich is the new Coaching Director for Field Hockey B.C.

Chilliwack Pink Panther president gets coaching role with Field Hockey B.C.

Michelle Savich takes over as Coaching Director and will hold the position until 2022

Michelle Savich is the new Coaching Director for Field Hockey B.C.
Vancouver Canucks goalie Thatcher Demko (35) makes the save as Vegas Golden Knights’ William Karlsson (71) and Canucks’ Quinn Hughes (43) battle during NHL Western Conference Stanley Cup playoff action on Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020. The NHL and the NHL Players’ Association have settled on a framework for the upcoming season, pending the approval of each side’s executive board and Canadian health officials. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

NHL, players’ association reach tentative deal for 56-game 2020-21 season

Agreement requires approval of each side’s executive board and Canadian health officials

Vancouver Canucks goalie Thatcher Demko (35) makes the save as Vegas Golden Knights’ William Karlsson (71) and Canucks’ Quinn Hughes (43) battle during NHL Western Conference Stanley Cup playoff action on Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020. The NHL and the NHL Players’ Association have settled on a framework for the upcoming season, pending the approval of each side’s executive board and Canadian health officials. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Former New York Rangers farmhand MacKenzie Skapski is the new goaltending coach for the BCHL’s Chilliwack Chiefs. (Black Press file photo)

Chilliwack Chiefs hire Mackenzie Skapski as new goaltending coach

The Abbotsford product joins the BCHL club after playing several seasons of minor pro hockey

Former New York Rangers farmhand MacKenzie Skapski is the new goaltending coach for the BCHL’s Chilliwack Chiefs. (Black Press file photo)
Banff Mountain Film Festival has gone virtual this year. (BMFF photo)

Banff Mountain Film Fest comes to Fraser Valley, in virtual form

Around this time of year, mountain lovers would be seated in the…

Banff Mountain Film Festival has gone virtual this year. (BMFF photo)
Matt Slick is making an impact in his junior season with the NCAA’s Holy Cross Crusaders. (Holy Cross photo)

Chilliwack Chief alums win Atlantic Hockey Conference awards

Will Calverley and Matt Slick are off to strong starts with their NCAA Div 1 hockey squads

Matt Slick is making an impact in his junior season with the NCAA’s Holy Cross Crusaders. (Holy Cross photo)
Jordyn Huitema scored another goal for her team in UEFA Women’s Champions League play. (Paris St-Germain photo)

Chilliwack’s Jordyn Huitema strikes again with another UEFA Champions League goal

Huitema scored once in Paris St-Germain’s 6-1 route of Polish side Górnik Leczna in the Round of 32

Jordyn Huitema scored another goal for her team in UEFA Women’s Champions League play. (Paris St-Germain photo)
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Williams Lake First Nation Chief supports Canucks amid cultural appropriation controversy

“That’s my team. That’s who I cheer for, and I’ve always taken great pride in that logo.”

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Hayden Lejeune back in his playing days with the Sardis Falcons. (John Morrow/ Black Press)

Former Sardis hoops star Hayden Lejeune returns to Falcons as assistant coach

After six years with the UVic Vikes, the big man returns to the gym he once called home

Hayden Lejeune back in his playing days with the Sardis Falcons. (John Morrow/ Black Press)
Nanaimo Clippers players Jordan Naylor, left, and Trevor LeDonne drop off letters at the office of Nanaimo MLA Sheila Malcolmson, asking for her support as the team asks for reconsideration of provincial health orders banning 19-20-year-olds from practising and playing sports. (Photo submitted)

Junior hockey team in B.C. pleads for an opportunity to play during pandemic

Nanaimo Clippers’ owner questions science behind public health orders

Nanaimo Clippers players Jordan Naylor, left, and Trevor LeDonne drop off letters at the office of Nanaimo MLA Sheila Malcolmson, asking for her support as the team asks for reconsideration of provincial health orders banning 19-20-year-olds from practising and playing sports. (Photo submitted)
The 55+ BC Games have postponed the planned 2021 Victoria event to 2022 and Abbotsford has been moved from 2022 to 2023.

55+ BC Games Victoria event postponed to 2022, Abbotsford now set for 2023

Delays related to health concerns associated with COVID-19 pandemic causes events to shift forward

The 55+ BC Games have postponed the planned 2021 Victoria event to 2022 and Abbotsford has been moved from 2022 to 2023.
Former Valley Husker Chad Moore hopes to play professional football in Texas next spring if the pandemic allows the West Texas Warbirds to hit the field. (Twitter photo)

Chilliwack Valley Husker alum Chad Moore signs with West Texas Warbirds

The offensive lineman will try his luck in the Champions Indoor Football League

Former Valley Husker Chad Moore hopes to play professional football in Texas next spring if the pandemic allows the West Texas Warbirds to hit the field. (Twitter photo)
Cleveland Indians relief pitcher Cam Hill delivers in the ninth inning in the second game of a baseball doubleheader against the Chicago White Sox, Tuesday, July 28, 2020, in Cleveland. Indians rookie reliever Cam Hill underwent surgery Monday night, Nov. 30 on his right wrist, after being involved in a car accident in Tulsa, Oklahoma.(AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Cleveland Indians changing name after 105 years: report

Cleveland’s move away from Indians follows a similar decision earlier this year by the NFL’s Washington Football Team

Cleveland Indians relief pitcher Cam Hill delivers in the ninth inning in the second game of a baseball doubleheader against the Chicago White Sox, Tuesday, July 28, 2020, in Cleveland. Indians rookie reliever Cam Hill underwent surgery Monday night, Nov. 30 on his right wrist, after being involved in a car accident in Tulsa, Oklahoma.(AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
Vees goalkeeper Yaniv Perets stands watch while Tyler Ho takes the puck around the back of the net in the last game of the Okanagan Cup’s round robin stage on Nov. 7. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Penticton could be the ‘hub-city’ for a potential BCHL bubble

Seventeen teams would stay and play all their games in the South Okanagan

Vees goalkeeper Yaniv Perets stands watch while Tyler Ho takes the puck around the back of the net in the last game of the Okanagan Cup’s round robin stage on Nov. 7. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
Chilliwack's Jordyn Huitema scored a huge goal in UEFA Champion's League play.

Chilliwack’s Jordyn Huitema scores UEFA Champion’s League goal for Paris St-Germain

Huitema and her France-based professional team won the first half of a two-leg series

Chilliwack's Jordyn Huitema scored a huge goal in UEFA Champion's League play.
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G.W. Graham football star wins Kevin Chin Memorial scholarship

The B.C. High School Football Association recognized Vince Ibardolaza

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