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Abbotsford’s Jake Virtanen, shown here during his sexual assault trial this summer, has agreed to a professional tryout agreement with the Edmonton Oilers. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

Ex-Canuck Virtanen given shot at joining Oilers after not-guilty sex assault verdict

Virtanen hasn’t played professionally since he was put on leave in 2021

Abbotsford’s Jake Virtanen, shown here during his sexual assault trial this summer, has agreed to a professional tryout agreement with the Edmonton Oilers. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)
Abbotsford’s Jake Virtanen, shown here during his sexual assault trial this summer, has agreed to a professional tryout agreement with the Edmonton Oilers. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

Abbotsford’s Jake Virtanen signs professional tryout agreement with Edmonton Oilers

Oilers set to play the Vancouver Canucks in Abbotsford on Wednesday, Oct. 5

Abbotsford’s Jake Virtanen, shown here during his sexual assault trial this summer, has agreed to a professional tryout agreement with the Edmonton Oilers. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)
Abbotsford’s Jake Virtanen, shown here during his sexual assault trial this summer, has agreed to a professional tryout agreement with the Edmonton Oilers. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

Abbotsford’s Jake Virtanen signs professional tryout agreement with Edmonton Oilers

Oilers set to play the Vancouver Canucks in Abbotsford on Wednesday, Oct. 5

Abbotsford’s Jake Virtanen, shown here during his sexual assault trial this summer, has agreed to a professional tryout agreement with the Edmonton Oilers. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)
The Vancouver Giants goalie Brett Mirwald managed to save 38 of the 40 shots he faced against the Kelowna Rockets, leading to him being named the first star of the game. (Brandon Tucker/The News)

Vancouver Giants get their first pre-season win

The 3-2 victory over the Kelowna Rockets is the only win of their pre-season schedule

The Vancouver Giants goalie Brett Mirwald managed to save 38 of the 40 shots he faced against the Kelowna Rockets, leading to him being named the first star of the game. (Brandon Tucker/The News)
Hubert Davis, director of the film “Black Ice,” is photographed in Toronto on Tuesday, September 13, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Alex Lupul

Director Hubert Davis on ‘Black Ice’ and the untold Black hockey experience

Documentary will screen at the Vancouver International Film Festival later this month

Hubert Davis, director of the film “Black Ice,” is photographed in Toronto on Tuesday, September 13, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Alex Lupul
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Schedule, tickets posted for World Under-17 Hockey Challenge in Langley, North Delta this fall

Some of the world’s best 16-year-old hockey players to compete in tournament Nov. 3-12

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The Vancouver Canucks and Calgary Flames battle it out at the Abbotsford Centre in 2021. Vancouver hosts Edmonton in Abbotsford on Oct. 5. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

Vancouver Canucks tickets for Abbotsford game on sale Thursday

NHL team hosting the Edmonton Oilers at Abbotsford Centre on Wednesday, Oct. 5

The Vancouver Canucks and Calgary Flames battle it out at the Abbotsford Centre in 2021. Vancouver hosts Edmonton in Abbotsford on Oct. 5. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)
Glen McCurdie, Hockey Canada's former vice-president of insurance and risk management, appears as a witness at the standing committee on Canadian Heritage in Ottawa on Wednesday, July 27, 2022, looking into how Hockey Canada handled allegations of sexual assault and a subsequent lawsuit. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Hockey Canada boasted about its ‘second to none’ safe-sport management in 2019

Asked to self-govern its safe-sport cases, despite facing a ‘significant potential claim’

Glen McCurdie, Hockey Canada's former vice-president of insurance and risk management, appears as a witness at the standing committee on Canadian Heritage in Ottawa on Wednesday, July 27, 2022, looking into how Hockey Canada handled allegations of sexual assault and a subsequent lawsuit. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Habs and Leafs fans are facing off online thanks to two particular items on the menu at 17 Mile House Pub. (@Angeline19781 - Twitter)

Battle for the soul of Canada’s game playing out on B.C. pub’s poutine menu

Habs fans faceoff against Leafs Nation after jab on Vancouver Island menu ignites hockey Twitter

Habs and Leafs fans are facing off online thanks to two particular items on the menu at 17 Mile House Pub. (@Angeline19781 - Twitter)
Chilliwack Minor Hockey Association is gaining officials as other associations lose them. (Metro Creative Services)

Chilliwack welcomes young officials to combat referee shortage

Chilliwack Minor Hockey Association is boosting referee numbers as other associations struggle

Chilliwack Minor Hockey Association is gaining officials as other associations lose them. (Metro Creative Services)
Canada players celebrate after Brianne Jenner (second right) scored her second goal of the game during the IIHF World Championship Woman’s ice hockey gold medal match between USA and Canada in Herning, Denmark, Sunday, Sept. 4, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Bo Amstrup/Ritzau Scanpix via AP

Canada edges U.S. 2-1 to win women’s hockey worlds

Brianne Jenner scored twice in the second period to seal the win

Canada players celebrate after Brianne Jenner (second right) scored her second goal of the game during the IIHF World Championship Woman’s ice hockey gold medal match between USA and Canada in Herning, Denmark, Sunday, Sept. 4, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Bo Amstrup/Ritzau Scanpix via AP
Kelly Pannek of USA celebrates with Hannah Bilka and Hilary Knight after scoring the 2-2 during The IIHF World Championship Woman’s ice hockey match between Canada and USA in Herning, Denmark, Tuesday, Aug 30, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Bo Amstrup/Ritzau Scanpix via AP

Five-goal outburst propels U.S. to 5-2 win over Canada in women’s world hockey action

Americans ended Canada’s run of wins against them at five straight

Kelly Pannek of USA celebrates with Hannah Bilka and Hilary Knight after scoring the 2-2 during The IIHF World Championship Woman’s ice hockey match between Canada and USA in Herning, Denmark, Tuesday, Aug 30, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Bo Amstrup/Ritzau Scanpix via AP
The Penticton Vees revealed a new logo and colour scheme ahead of the 2022-2023 season Friday, Aug. 26. (Penticton Vees, Twitter)

B.C. Hockey League’s Langley Rivermen poke fun at new Penticton Vees logo

The Vees’ new logo marks the team’s first major rebrand in 18 years

The Penticton Vees revealed a new logo and colour scheme ahead of the 2022-2023 season Friday, Aug. 26. (Penticton Vees, Twitter)
Single game tickets for the Abbotsford Canucks go on sale starting on Wednesday (Aug. 31). (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Single game tickets for Abbotsford Canucks available starting Aug. 31

Prices start at $24.50, team also offering commemorative four-game package

Single game tickets for the Abbotsford Canucks go on sale starting on Wednesday (Aug. 31). (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
Canada celebrates the win over Finland during overtime IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship gold medal game action in Edmonton on Saturday August 20, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Canada celebrates the win over Finland during overtime IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship gold medal game action in Edmonton on Saturday August 20, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Chilliwack U13 Warriors female hockey in action against North Shore in Chilliwack on Oct. 10, 2021. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack Minor Hockey Association hosts female learn-to-play sessions

CMHA is having success in its attempts to build female hockey from the grassroots

Chilliwack U13 Warriors female hockey in action against North Shore in Chilliwack on Oct. 10, 2021. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
Rubber marks from pucks dot the glass during a hockey practice in Vancouver on June 2, 2011. A majority of Canadians believe sexual harassment and sexual assault are a major problem in youth hockey are a major problem, according to an Angus Reid study. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Poll: Majority of Canadians believe sexual misconduct a major issue in youth hockey

Hockey Canada dealing with the fallout of a scandal over its handling of sexual assault allegations

Rubber marks from pucks dot the glass during a hockey practice in Vancouver on June 2, 2011. A majority of Canadians believe sexual harassment and sexual assault are a major problem in youth hockey are a major problem, according to an Angus Reid study. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Canada’s Connor Bedard (16) takes the shot against Latvia during second period IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship action in Edmonton on August 10, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Canada looks to maintain momentum heading into quarterfinals at world juniors

Eyes on rising star Bedard as host country prepares to meet Switzerland

Canada’s Connor Bedard (16) takes the shot against Latvia during second period IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship action in Edmonton on August 10, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
John Murray has been named the new strength and conditioning coach for the Abbotsford Canucks. (YouTube)

John Murray named new strength and conditioning coach for Abbotsford Canucks

Has served in similar role with St. Andrews College and Gary Roberts Training for several years

John Murray has been named the new strength and conditioning coach for the Abbotsford Canucks. (YouTube)
Canada’s Mason McTavish (23) and Brennan Othmann (15) celebrate a goal against Slovakia during second period IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship action in Edmonton on Thursday August 11, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

McTavish puts up 6 points, Canada crushes Slovakia 11-1 at world juniors

Host side continus round-robin play against Czechia on Saturday

Canada’s Mason McTavish (23) and Brennan Othmann (15) celebrate a goal against Slovakia during second period IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship action in Edmonton on Thursday August 11, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
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