Eric Welsh

BCHL

2021 BCHL Showcase runs Wednesday to Sunday in Chilliwack

After one year in Chilliwack, the league intends to move the event around starting in 2022-23

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Chilliwack Jets

Chilliwack Jets trounce lowly Surrey Knights in Pacific Junior Hockey League battle

The Jets skated to an 11-1 home-ice win with six different players lighting the lamp

Chilliwack Jets
Valley Huskers

Ascending Valley Husker D leads Chilliwack football team to shutout win in Kamloops

The Huskers blanked the Broncos 15-0 in BC Football Conference action at Hillside Stadium

Valley Huskers
Chilliwack Chiefs

Chilliwack Chiefs continue to dominate Express, but Rivermen remain a problem

The Chiefs are 2-0 against Coquitlam and 0-2 against Langley in early-season BCHL play

Chilliwack Chiefs
The Green Light Inline Hockey League fall season has been postponed until further notice by GLIHL owner/operator Josh Schaper. (GLIHL photo)

Chilliwack’s Green Light Inline Hockey League raising funds for Cyrus Centre

GLIHL raised $5,500 in 2020 to benefit the Chilliwack Food Bank, and the target this time is $5,000

The Green Light Inline Hockey League fall season has been postponed until further notice by GLIHL owner/operator Josh Schaper. (GLIHL photo)
Frankie Carogioiello is back with the team he never wanted to leave, putting up points for the BCHL’s Chilliwack Chiefs. (Darren Francis photo)

Chilliwack Chief Frankie Carogioiello looks to build on dazzling debut

The BCHL rookie scored three goals and added an assist in his debut against the Langley Rivermen

Frankie Carogioiello is back with the team he never wanted to leave, putting up points for the BCHL’s Chilliwack Chiefs. (Darren Francis photo)
To celebrate finishing his first round of chemotherapy, Addison Johnston (left) and his younger brother Ryland were taken to a Japanese restaurant in Vancouver by parents Kristin and Shane Johnston. But lots of treatment remains for the teenager, and his family has learned some hard lessons about the healthcare system. (submitted photo)

Chilliwack parents discover gaps in health care as teenage son battles leukemia

Though he’s 17-years-old, Addison Johnston couldn’t access treatment at B.C. Children’s Hospital

To celebrate finishing his first round of chemotherapy, Addison Johnston (left) and his younger brother Ryland were taken to a Japanese restaurant in Vancouver by parents Kristin and Shane Johnston. But lots of treatment remains for the teenager, and his family has learned some hard lessons about the healthcare system. (submitted photo)
Valley Husker linebacker Jaiden Claassen drags down a Langley Rams player during an early-season BC Football Conference matchup at Chilliwack’s Exhibition Stadium. Claassen and the Husker defence have been getting stingier and stingier with each passing week, morphing into one of the top defensive units in the league. (Crazy Bee’s Photography)

How close are Chilliwack’s Valley Huskers to having an elite D?

The numbers say the BC Football Conference club has been getting better and better each week

Valley Husker linebacker Jaiden Claassen drags down a Langley Rams player during an early-season BC Football Conference matchup at Chilliwack’s Exhibition Stadium. Claassen and the Husker defence have been getting stingier and stingier with each passing week, morphing into one of the top defensive units in the league. (Crazy Bee’s Photography)
Chilliwack Chiefs defenceman Lachlan Getz hopes for better fortune as he heads into his second BCHL season. (Darren Francis photo)

Chilliwack Chief Lachlan Getz hopes to stay healthy for first full BCHL season

A foot injury sidelined the blueliner less than two games into last spring’s pod season

Chilliwack Chiefs defenceman Lachlan Getz hopes for better fortune as he heads into his second BCHL season. (Darren Francis photo)
Valley Huskers QB Josh Janssen scrambles away from VI Raider defenders during an Oct. 2 BC Football Conference game at Chilliwack’s Exhibition Stadium. A 21-19 loss in the game has turned into a 1-0 forfeit win for the Huskers thanks to the Raiders dressing an ineligible player. (Crazy Bee’s Photography)

Valley Huskers get forfeit win as VI Raiders dress ineligible player

A 21-19 loss on Oct. 2 now goes into the books as a 1-0 win, evening Chilliwack’s record at 3-3

Valley Huskers QB Josh Janssen scrambles away from VI Raider defenders during an Oct. 2 BC Football Conference game at Chilliwack’s Exhibition Stadium. A 21-19 loss in the game has turned into a 1-0 forfeit win for the Huskers thanks to the Raiders dressing an ineligible player. (Crazy Bee’s Photography)
BCHL

31 BCHL alums on NHL rosters as pro season starts

The Nashville Predators and Colorado Avalanche lead the way with three BCHLers on their rosters

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Valley Huskers

Valley Huskers can’t break through against stingy Langley Rams defence

The Rams have held five BC Football Conference foes to a combined 12 points this season

Valley Huskers
Chilliwack Chiefs

Chilliwack Chiefs derail Coquitlam Express in BCHL home opener

The Chiefs bounced back from a 7-5 loss at Langley the previous night

Chilliwack Chiefs
Demonstrators gathered outside Rolly’s Restaurant in Hope Friday morning, Oct. 8, to show support for the local business and protest against vaccine mandates. (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress)

Owner of Hope’s Rolly’s Restaurant remains defiant after having business licence suspended

She said she’s done everything required by health officials up to now, but vax passports go too far

Demonstrators gathered outside Rolly’s Restaurant in Hope Friday morning, Oct. 8, to show support for the local business and protest against vaccine mandates. (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress)
UFV basketball

Chilliwack’s Sardis secondary hosts basketball game between UFV and Langara

The university men’s teams face each other in preseason action in the Sardis gymnasium

UFV basketball
A disc golfer golfs out of the mud, taking aim at a blue flag at the top of the hill, during the Sept. 26 HOpen tournament Sept. 26. (Facebook photo)

Disc golfers enjoy experience at first Hope tournament

42 people hit the course Sept. 26 for the first of what the Hope Disc Golf Club hopes is many events

A disc golfer golfs out of the mud, taking aim at a blue flag at the top of the hill, during the Sept. 26 HOpen tournament Sept. 26. (Facebook photo)
Left to right: Denise DeSorcy, Hope Community Services (HCS) board chair, and Michele Thornhill, HCS executive director, in a room filled with BC Thanksgiving Food Drive donations waiting to be sorted by volunteers. (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress)

Hope community responds during BC Thanksgiving Food Drive

The Hope food bank received around 10,000 pounds of food donations through the September event

Left to right: Denise DeSorcy, Hope Community Services (HCS) board chair, and Michele Thornhill, HCS executive director, in a room filled with BC Thanksgiving Food Drive donations waiting to be sorted by volunteers. (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress)
Chilliwack Chief Brett Rylance (left) heads into his final junior A season coping with a recent diagnosis of type-1 diabetes. But with changes to his diet and careful monitoring of his bloor sugar levels, the 20-year-old forward thinks he’ll be better than he’s ever been on the ice. (Darren Francis photo)

Chilliwack Chief Brett Rylance copes with diabetes diagnosis

The speedy forward hopes to have more good nights this season now that he’s managing his blood sugar

Chilliwack Chief Brett Rylance (left) heads into his final junior A season coping with a recent diagnosis of type-1 diabetes. But with changes to his diet and careful monitoring of his bloor sugar levels, the 20-year-old forward thinks he’ll be better than he’s ever been on the ice. (Darren Francis photo)
A real estate sign. (THE CANADIAN PRESS Jonathan Hayward)

Average price of single-family home in Chilliwack tops $900,000

Average price of all residential properties now up to $758,000, fuelled by low inventory

A real estate sign. (THE CANADIAN PRESS Jonathan Hayward)
(Phil McLachlan/Capital News/Stock)

RCMP raid seven addresses in Chilliwack during large drug bust

Police say drugs originating in Chilliwack ended up in Kamloops and other parts of BC

(Phil McLachlan/Capital News/Stock)