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The Fraser Valley Bandits hope to continue an undefeated run at home with Sunday’s game against the Edmonton Stingers. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

Fraser Valley Bandits nearing a sell-out for Sunday’s home game

Less than 100 tickets remain for fans to watch Edmonton visit the Abbotsford Centre on Sunday

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Abbotsford Canucks schedule released

Friday night will be hockey night in Abbotsford this season

Ellis Rickwood, Kent Johnson and Sasha Teleguine are current or former BCHLers with a chance to be drafted by a National Hockey League team. (BCHL graphic)

How many BCHLers will be selected in 2021 National Hockey League draft?

Will current Michigan Wolverines star Kent Johnson become the highest ever drafted BCHLer

The Fraser Valley Bandits and The Gaming Stadium are hosting the BC 2K ISO-Championship later this summer. (Submitted)

Fraser Valley Bandits, The Gaming Stadium launch NBA 2K esports championship

Games from all across B.C. invited to participate in event, tournaments begin next month

The Fraser Valley Bandits and The Gaming Stadium are hosting the BC 2K ISO-Championship later this summer. (Submitted)
After one year away due to COVID, Chilliwack Chiefs alum Austin Plevy will be back with the Evansville Thunderbolts of the Southern Professional Hockey League in 2021-22. (SPHL photo)

Chilliwack Chiefs alum Austin Plevy re-signs with Evansville Thunderbolts

Plevy was the Southern Professional Hockey League’s top rookie and MVP in 2019-20

After one year away due to COVID, Chilliwack Chiefs alum Austin Plevy will be back with the Evansville Thunderbolts of the Southern Professional Hockey League in 2021-22. (SPHL photo)
The Abbotsford Canucks home opener is set for Oct. 22 against the Henderson Silver Knights. (Canucks Twitter photo)

Abbotsford Canucks announce home opener date

New American Hockey League team makes debut at Abbotsford Centre on Oct. 22

The Abbotsford Canucks home opener is set for Oct. 22 against the Henderson Silver Knights. (Canucks Twitter photo)
The UFV Cascades have joined other BC universities in an advocacy alliance.

UFV Cascades find common cause with rivals in B.C. Universities Sport Alliance

The BCUSA will provide a more effective platform to provide policy input on a provincial level

The UFV Cascades have joined other BC universities in an advocacy alliance.
Hockey broadcasting legend Jim Robson and former Vancouver Canucks captain Henrik Sedin share a laugh. Robson will be dropping in to the Rotary Club of Chilliwack’s online Zoom meeting Friday, July 23. (Instagram photo)

Hockey broadcast legend Jim Robson speaking at Rotary Club of Chilliwack meeting

Robson will share stories and take questions during an online Zoom meeting

Hockey broadcasting legend Jim Robson and former Vancouver Canucks captain Henrik Sedin share a laugh. Robson will be dropping in to the Rotary Club of Chilliwack’s online Zoom meeting Friday, July 23. (Instagram photo)
Abbotsford Centre will host a pre-season game featuring the Vancouver Canucks and the Calgary Flames. (Canucks Twitter photo)

Vancouver Canucks training camp set for Abbotsford

First time Abbotsford has hosted camp, Abbotsford Centre hosts pre-season game on Sept. 27

Abbotsford Centre will host a pre-season game featuring the Vancouver Canucks and the Calgary Flames. (Canucks Twitter photo)
Chilliwack's Ben Hagkull is a 2020 Athlete of the Year for BC Wheelchair Basketball.

Chilliwack’s Ben Hagkull wins top honour from BC Wheelchair Basketball

In a year wrecked by COVID, The 22-year-old remained dedicated to improving his game

Chilliwack's Ben Hagkull is a 2020 Athlete of the Year for BC Wheelchair Basketball.
Brian Patafie will call it a career following the 2021-22 BCHL season with the Chilliwack Chiefs. (Darren Francis photo)

Chilliwack Chiefs trainer Brian Patafie says 2021-22 BCHL season will be his last

The longtime trainer plans to call it a career after 43 years in the game

Brian Patafie will call it a career following the 2021-22 BCHL season with the Chilliwack Chiefs. (Darren Francis photo)
The Summer Slam 3x3 youth basketball tournament is coming to the Langley Events Centre in September.

Fraser Valley Bandits bringing three-on-three basketball tournament to Langley Events Centre

The Bandits are partnering with Basketball BC to hold the event in early September

The Summer Slam 3x3 youth basketball tournament is coming to the Langley Events Centre in September.
Chilliwack’s Owen Hopfner celebrates a successful putt on the third green at Chilliwack Golf Club during the final round of the 2021 Optimist Fred Wellsby Junior Divot golf tournament on Thursday, July 15, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Langley teen Caleb Davies wins championship round at Chilliwack’s Fred Wellsby golf tourney

Davies outdueled Chilliwack’s Joe Corke over 18 holes at the Chilliwack Golf Course

Chilliwack’s Owen Hopfner celebrates a successful putt on the third green at Chilliwack Golf Club during the final round of the 2021 Optimist Fred Wellsby Junior Divot golf tournament on Thursday, July 15, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Chilliwack Stingray swimmers go back and forth at Rotary Pool Wednesday night during a swim-a-thon to benefit former Stingray Addison Johnston, who is battling a rare form of leukemia. (Facebook photo)

Chilliwack Stingrays rally behind former teammate battling cancer

Addison Johnston, a 17-year-old G.W. Graham student, has been diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia

Chilliwack Stingray swimmers go back and forth at Rotary Pool Wednesday night during a swim-a-thon to benefit former Stingray Addison Johnston, who is battling a rare form of leukemia. (Facebook photo)
Chilliwack’s Betty Coleman passed the torch virtually last year as the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run raised funds for Special Olympians. (Eric J. Welsh/ The Progress)

Chilliwack Special Olympics athlete and coach nominated for provincial awards

Athlete Betty Coleman and coach Megan Owens were up for honours from Special Olympics B.C.

Chilliwack’s Betty Coleman passed the torch virtually last year as the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run raised funds for Special Olympians. (Eric J. Welsh/ The Progress)
The greens of the Chilliwack Golf Club await top young golfers who’ve qualified for the championship invitational at the 2021 Optimist Fred Wellsby Junior Divot golf tourney. (Instagram photo)

Chilliwack’s Optimist Fred Wellsby Junior Divot golf tourney ends with championship round

Winners from five qualifying rounds gather for a sixth round at the Chilliwack Golf Club

The greens of the Chilliwack Golf Club await top young golfers who’ve qualified for the championship invitational at the 2021 Optimist Fred Wellsby Junior Divot golf tourney. (Instagram photo)
Fraser Valley Bandits No. 5 Gentrey Thomas drives to the basket in front of a crowd of over 1,500 at Abbotsford Centre on Wednesday evening (July 14). The Bandits went on to win 92-71 over the Guelph Nighthawks. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

Fraser Valley Bandits take down Guelph Nighthawks 92-71

First pro sports team in B.C. to host fans since start of pandemic

Fraser Valley Bandits No. 5 Gentrey Thomas drives to the basket in front of a crowd of over 1,500 at Abbotsford Centre on Wednesday evening (July 14). The Bandits went on to win 92-71 over the Guelph Nighthawks. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)
Chilliwack’s Kate Stuart is one of six stoppers invited to Hockey Canada’s National Women’s Development Team Summer Camp in Calgary. (University of Boston Terriers photo)

Chilliwack goalie Kate Stuart invited to Hockey Canada camp

Stuart is one of 40 players invited to the National Women’s Development Team Summer Camp in Calgary

Chilliwack’s Kate Stuart is one of six stoppers invited to Hockey Canada’s National Women’s Development Team Summer Camp in Calgary. (University of Boston Terriers photo)
Valley Huskers

Chilliwack’s Valley Huskers start 2021 BCFC schedule with home game vs Okanagan Sun

Due to COVID, the junior football league will play an eight-game slate for the first time since 1992

Valley Huskers
Chilliwack Chiefs alum Sasha Teleguine hopes to hear his name called at this month’s National Hockey League draft. (BCHL graphic)

Chilliwack Chiefs alum Sasha Teleguine hopes to become NHL draft pick

It’s a big month for the talented teenager as the National Hockey League holds its annual draft

Chilliwack Chiefs alum Sasha Teleguine hopes to hear his name called at this month’s National Hockey League draft. (BCHL graphic)