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AJ Lacroix has committed to play for the NCAA Div 1 Michigan State Spartans. (Chilliwack Chiefs Twitter photo)

Chilliwack Chief AJ Lacroix commits to Michigan State

The young BCHL forward will spend the season preparing to play NCAA Div 1 hockey for the Spartans

Chilliwack Chiefs

Mainland Cup adds regular season intrigue for Chilliwack Chiefs

The BCHL club will compete with Coquitlam, Langley and Surrey for the new trophy

Andrew Biggar and the UFV Cascades golf team defeated the UBCO Heat in match play on Sept. 18 and 19. (Jordie Arthur photo)

UFV Cascades earn match play win over UBCO Heat

Cascades next compete at Canada West Golf Championships on Oct. 3 and 4

Andrew Biggar and the UFV Cascades golf team defeated the UBCO Heat in match play on Sept. 18 and 19. (Jordie Arthur photo)
Harjinder Dahliwhal of the Abbotsford Trail Running Club makes his way through the Valley Vertikiller course. (Mark Wessner photo)

Valley Vertikiller set for Abbotsford trails on Oct. 8

Event is a key fundraiser for Central Fraser Valley Search and Rescue

Harjinder Dahliwhal of the Abbotsford Trail Running Club makes his way through the Valley Vertikiller course. (Mark Wessner photo)
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)
Chilliwack Chiefs

Chilliwack Chiefs and Valley Huskers team up for Oct. 1 double header

The Huskers are going to play a role in the Chiefs home opener against the Merritt Centennials

Chilliwack Chiefs
Mitch D’Orico (white helmet) and Koston Lillies (yellow helmet) practising their craft at Chilliwack’s Traditional Muaythai School. (submitted photo)

Chilliwack hosting Muaythai Gladiators event

The event includes 12 matches and 24 amateur athletes, some using full Muaythai rules

Mitch D’Orico (white helmet) and Koston Lillies (yellow helmet) practising their craft at Chilliwack’s Traditional Muaythai School. (submitted photo)
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)
Eric Williams, seen here during his WHL playing days with the Spokane Chiefs, is the new goalie coach for the BCHL’s Chilliwack Chiefs. (Langley Times file photo)

Chilliwack Chiefs choose Eric Williams as new goalie coach

Williams is a former major junior and Canadian university netminder

Eric Williams, seen here during his WHL playing days with the Spokane Chiefs, is the new goalie coach for the BCHL’s Chilliwack Chiefs. (Langley Times file photo)
BCHL

Video review pilot project planned when Chilliwack hosts BCHL Showcase

The junior A league will look at penalties that result in, or should result in, player ejections

BCHL
UFV Cascades midfielder Jessica Fennell pushes the ball forward against the Mount Royal Cougars on Friday (Sept. 9). (Jordie Arthur/UFV Cascades)

UFV Cascades women’s soccer earn second straight draw

Smoke postpones Sunday’s home game, men drop two on the road

UFV Cascades midfielder Jessica Fennell pushes the ball forward against the Mount Royal Cougars on Friday (Sept. 9). (Jordie Arthur/UFV Cascades)
Abbotsford’s Nick Taylor tees off at the 2022 Nick Taylor Charity Pro Am at Cultus Lake Golf Club. (@VancouverGolf photo)

Abbotsford’s James Lepp wins 2022 Nick Taylor Charity Pro-Am

Ledgeview product takes home top prize at annual tournament

Abbotsford’s Nick Taylor tees off at the 2022 Nick Taylor Charity Pro Am at Cultus Lake Golf Club. (@VancouverGolf photo)
Langley Thunder scored six times on their first dozen shots on the way to a 16-11 win in the best-of-seven Mann Cup opener over the Peterborough Lakers at the Peterborough Memorial Centre on Friday night, Sept. 9. (Gary Ahuja/Langley Thunder)

B.C. champions Langley Thunder take game 1 of Mann Cup over Lakers

Curtis Dickson and Dane Dobbie had eight points each

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Langley Thunder scored six times on their first dozen shots on the way to a 16-11 win in the best-of-seven Mann Cup opener over the Peterborough Lakers at the Peterborough Memorial Centre on Friday night, Sept. 9. (Gary Ahuja/Langley Thunder)
The Chilliwack Chiefs and Merritt Centennials renewed their rival as the BCHL clubs staged a preseason game Sept. 7 at the Hope and District Recreation Centre. (Bill Dobbs photo)

Chilliwack Chiefs topped by Merritt in preseason opener

The BCHL club hosted the Centennials at the Hope and District Recreation Centre

The Chilliwack Chiefs and Merritt Centennials renewed their rival as the BCHL clubs staged a preseason game Sept. 7 at the Hope and District Recreation Centre. (Bill Dobbs photo)
Cole Savage is back in the Chilliwack Chiefs net, this time as a starter after backing up Grant Riley last season. (Darren Francis photo)

Chilliwack Chiefs running with young goaltender tandem

Cole Savage, 19, and Austin McNicholas, 18, are the stoppers for the BCHL club as 2022-23 gets going

Cole Savage is back in the Chilliwack Chiefs net, this time as a starter after backing up Grant Riley last season. (Darren Francis photo)
UFV’s Mikael Mainella battles for the ball during Canada West action on Friday (Sept. 2) (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

UFV Cascades earn split in home opener weekend

Cascades fall to TRU, blank UBC-O at Rotary Stadium to open Canada West regular season

UFV’s Mikael Mainella battles for the ball during Canada West action on Friday (Sept. 2) (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)
Former WHL and U Sports goalie Max Paddox has switched from hockey to volleyball and has signed with the UFV Cascades men's volleyball team. (UFV Cascades photo)

Former WHL goalie signs with UFV Cascades men’s volleyball team

Max Paddock joins Cascades for 2022-23 Canada West season

Former WHL and U Sports goalie Max Paddox has switched from hockey to volleyball and has signed with the UFV Cascades men's volleyball team. (UFV Cascades photo)
The UFV men’s soccer team, shown here competing at last year’s Canada West final four, aim to have another deep playoff run this season. (File photo)

UFV Cascades men’s soccer hosting Abbotsford home opener on Friday

Cascades welcome TRU WolfPack to Rotary Stadium to open Canada West play

The UFV men’s soccer team, shown here competing at last year’s Canada West final four, aim to have another deep playoff run this season. (File photo)
UFV’s Halle McCambley and Luciana Andrews battle for the ball against a UBC player on Friday (Aug. 26). (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

UFV Cascades women’s soccer open season with loss, draw

Cascades drop 8-0 decision to UBC on Friday, play to scoreless draw against Vikes on Saturday

UFV’s Halle McCambley and Luciana Andrews battle for the ball against a UBC player on Friday (Aug. 26). (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)