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In his final season of junior A eligibility in the BCHL, Nanaimo Clippers goalie Jordan Naylor is thrilled to be able to play a shortened season. (Garrett James photo)

BCHL veterans thrilled to finish their junior careers with game action

For the longest time, it looked like the league’s 20-year-olds had already played their final games

  • Mar 29, 2021
In his final season of junior A eligibility in the BCHL, Nanaimo Clippers goalie Jordan Naylor is thrilled to be able to play a shortened season. (Garrett James photo)
Jordan Kawaguchi is one of the top NCAA free agents now eligible to sign with National Hockey League clubs. (University of North Dakota photo)

Jordan Kawaguchi’s NCAA career ends with five-overtime thriller

The all-time Chilliwack Chiefs great suffered hearbreak in a playoff loss to Minnesota-Duluth

Jordan Kawaguchi is one of the top NCAA free agents now eligible to sign with National Hockey League clubs. (University of North Dakota photo)
Chiefs staff set up cardboard cutouts in the Chilliwack Coliseum stands days before the shortened BCHL season is set to start. (Twitter photo)

Chilliwack Chiefs fans filling the Chilliwack Coliseum with cardboard cutouts

The Chiefs will see many familiar faces when they open the BCHL season April 2

Chiefs staff set up cardboard cutouts in the Chilliwack Coliseum stands days before the shortened BCHL season is set to start. (Twitter photo)
Boston College forward Nikita Nesterenko is one of the top freshmen in the Hockey East conference. (Hockey East Instagram photo)

Chilliwack Chiefs alums in the hunt for NCAA men’s hockey title

Jordan Kawaguchi and Nikita Nesterenko headline the list of seven Chiefs grads on NCAA contenders

Boston College forward Nikita Nesterenko is one of the top freshmen in the Hockey East conference. (Hockey East Instagram photo)
Abbotsford’s Chase Claypool was allegedly in a bar fight earlier this month in California and video shows him apparently kicking someone in the head. (Air Jordan website)

Abbotsford’s Chase Claypool allegedly involved in bar fight

Footage of Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver kicking man in head earlier this month surfaces online

Abbotsford’s Chase Claypool was allegedly in a bar fight earlier this month in California and video shows him apparently kicking someone in the head. (Air Jordan website)
Chilliwack’s Ethan Bowen will be one of the offensive leaders for the Chilliwack Chiefs during the shortened 2020-21 BCHL season. (Darren Francis photo)

Chilliwack Chiefs roster rundown: Forward group still strong despite defections

Chiefs hockey boss Brian Maloney feels his forward corps is the best in the BCHL

Chilliwack’s Ethan Bowen will be one of the offensive leaders for the Chilliwack Chiefs during the shortened 2020-21 BCHL season. (Darren Francis photo)
Hope Skate Club members (left to right) Briella Rodney, Zoey Dillon, Desiree Zerr and coach Sarah Steberl pose for a photo at the Hope Ice Arena (Photos/Adam Louis)

PHOTOS/VIDEO: Hope Skating Club members practice their art

The young athletes spent some time on the ice to show off their progress this year

Hope Skate Club members (left to right) Briella Rodney, Zoey Dillon, Desiree Zerr and coach Sarah Steberl pose for a photo at the Hope Ice Arena (Photos/Adam Louis)
Dawson Rodin, seen here with Kirkland Lake of the Northern Ontario Junior A Hockey League, has won an NCAA Div 3 conference championship with his Marian University team. (Kirkland Lake Gold Miners photo)

Chilliwack goalie Dawson Rodin wins NCAA men’s hockey title with Marian University

Marian U captured the Harris Cup as top dogs in the Div 3 Northern Collegiate Hockey Association

Dawson Rodin, seen here with Kirkland Lake of the Northern Ontario Junior A Hockey League, has won an NCAA Div 3 conference championship with his Marian University team. (Kirkland Lake Gold Miners photo)
Cultus Lake’s Reece Howden has won the Crystal Globe as World Cup Ski Cross points champion. (Alpine Canada photo)

Cultus Lake’s Reece Howden captures coveted Crystal Globe as World Cup ski cross champ

With four first place finishes and six podium placements, Howden was also named Rookie of the Year

Cultus Lake’s Reece Howden has won the Crystal Globe as World Cup Ski Cross points champion. (Alpine Canada photo)
Xavier Henry is the one holdover from the 2019-20 Chilliwack Chiefs D. (Darren Francis photo)

Chilliwack Chiefs roster rundown: Veteran additions lead the D

The junior A club has a more experienced blueline crew heading into the shortened BCHL season

Xavier Henry is the one holdover from the 2019-20 Chilliwack Chiefs D. (Darren Francis photo)
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BCHL will have three teams playing in Burnaby during shortened season

The league announced five pod locations as the junior A league prepares to play in early April

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Chilliwack Chiefs goaltender Mathieu Caron stops a shot on goal by Connor Marritt of the Vernon Vipers during a 2019 BCHL game at the Chilliwack Coliseum. Caron will get the lion’s share of the work during a shortened 20 game season that starts in early April. (Jenna Hauck - Black Press)

Chilliwack Chiefs roster rundown: Mathieu Caron the main man in net for BCHL club

In a 20 game short-season sprint, Abbotsford’s Caron is sure to get plenty of work

Chilliwack Chiefs goaltender Mathieu Caron stops a shot on goal by Connor Marritt of the Vernon Vipers during a 2019 BCHL game at the Chilliwack Coliseum. Caron will get the lion’s share of the work during a shortened 20 game season that starts in early April. (Jenna Hauck - Black Press)
Will Calverley caps off a great junior season at the Rochester Institute of Technology. (RIT Tigers Twitter graphic)

Ex-Chilliwack Chief Will Calverley wins major awards in Atlantic Hockey Association

The former Chiefs captain was recognized for his defensive play with his NCAA Div 1 team

Will Calverley caps off a great junior season at the Rochester Institute of Technology. (RIT Tigers Twitter graphic)
Jordan Kawaguchi and his North Dakota Fighting Hawks won the National Collegiate Hockey Conference title Tuesday night. (University of North Dakota photo)

Chillliwack Chiefs grad Jordan Kawaguchi leads North Dakota to conference championship

Kawaguchi, Cooper Moore and Harrison Blaisdell are members of the UND Fighting Hawks

Jordan Kawaguchi and his North Dakota Fighting Hawks won the National Collegiate Hockey Conference title Tuesday night. (University of North Dakota photo)
Brett Willits of the Chilliwack Chiefs flicks the puck backwards and away from Evan Orr of the Prince George Spruce Kings during a 2019 BCHL game at the Chilliwack Coliseum. The Spruce Kings were supposed to move into the Interior conference for the 2020-21 season, but instead they’re joining the Chiefs and Merritt in a three-team pod for the shortened campaign. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack Chiefs hosting Prince George and Merritt in three-team BCHL pod

The BCHL team is preparing to sprint through a shortened season facing two foes

Brett Willits of the Chilliwack Chiefs flicks the puck backwards and away from Evan Orr of the Prince George Spruce Kings during a 2019 BCHL game at the Chilliwack Coliseum. The Spruce Kings were supposed to move into the Interior conference for the 2020-21 season, but instead they’re joining the Chiefs and Merritt in a three-team pod for the shortened campaign. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
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Chilliwack FC hoping to get spring soccer started in mid-April

The youth soccer organization doesn’t yet know when games will be permitted

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Ben Sanderson of the Vernon Vipers chases down Kyle Penney of the Chilliwack Chiefs during 2019 BCHL game at the Chilliwack Coliseum. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Kyle Penney leads Chilliwack Chiefs into a season unlike any other

Penney will captain the BCHL club through a shortened showcase-style season

Ben Sanderson of the Vernon Vipers chases down Kyle Penney of the Chilliwack Chiefs during 2019 BCHL game at the Chilliwack Coliseum. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)
Brad Clapp has been named the new general manager of Ledgeview Golf and Country Club. (File photo)

Chilliwack’s Brad Clapp named new GM at Ledgeview

Abbotsford golf course set to open new clubhouse in coming weeks

Brad Clapp has been named the new general manager of Ledgeview Golf and Country Club. (File photo)
Chilliwack Chiefs alum Kohen Olischefski with the University of Denver Pioneers. (U of Denver photo)

Chilliwack Chief grads earn all-academic status in NCAA men’s hockey

Kohen Olischefski and Harrison Blaisdell have been recognized for their work in the classroom

Chilliwack Chiefs alum Kohen Olischefski with the University of Denver Pioneers. (U of Denver photo)
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Chilliwack Chiefs hoping to be hub city as BCHL announces return to action

Chiefs players will have a chance to showcase themselves over 5 weeks and approximately 20 games

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