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Chilliwack Chief Connor Milburn (in white) fights off Prince George winger Carter Cochrane to get a backhand shot off against Spruce Kings stopper Aaron Trotter during Saturday’s BCHL pod game at the Chilliwack Coliseum. (Darren Francis photo)

Chilliwack Chiefs open BCHL pod season with back to back wins

The junior A club looked good, beating Merritt and Prince George by a combined score of 9-3

Chilliwack Chief Connor Milburn (in white) fights off Prince George winger Carter Cochrane to get a backhand shot off against Spruce Kings stopper Aaron Trotter during Saturday’s BCHL pod game at the Chilliwack Coliseum. (Darren Francis photo)
The Fraser Valley Bandits will pick sixth, ninth and 20th overall in the three-round CEBL U Sports draft.

Fraser Valley Bandits picking sixth in CEBL U Sports draft first round

Results from second annual event to be revealed on April 14, Bandits also have ninth and 20th picks

The Fraser Valley Bandits will pick sixth, ninth and 20th overall in the three-round CEBL U Sports draft.
Chilliwack’s Jordyn Huitema will join the Canadian national women’s soccer squad for a training camp and two matches against Wales and England. (Canada Soccer photo)

Chilliwack’s Jordyn Huitema heading to Canada Soccer camp in Wales and England

The talented teenager will join the national team for a pair of friendly matches in April

Chilliwack’s Jordyn Huitema will join the Canadian national women’s soccer squad for a training camp and two matches against Wales and England. (Canada Soccer photo)
The Chilliwack Chiefs and Coquitlam Express will finally play games in early April as the BCHL squeezes in a shortened 20 game season. Just-announced provincial funding may help the junior A league offset financial losses caused by the COVID pandemic. (Darren Francis photo)

Province provides relief funding for amateur sport

The government is directing $15 million to teams/leagues impacted by the COVID pandemic

The Chilliwack Chiefs and Coquitlam Express will finally play games in early April as the BCHL squeezes in a shortened 20 game season. Just-announced provincial funding may help the junior A league offset financial losses caused by the COVID pandemic. (Darren Francis photo)
Abbotsford's Jordan Kawaguchi has signed with the National Hockey League's Dallas Stars. (File photo)

Chilliwack Chiefs grad Jordan Kawaguchi signs with NHL’s Dallas Stars

Days after playing his final game at the University of North Dakota, Gooch is turning pro

Abbotsford's Jordan Kawaguchi has signed with the National Hockey League's Dallas Stars. (File photo)
The Chilliwack Chiefs, Merritt Centennials and Prince George Spruce Kings form a three-team pod as the BCHL season finally gets underway. (BCHL graphic)

Chilliwack Chiefs ready for a lot of Merritt and Prince George as BCHL season starts

The Chiefs, Centennials and Spruce Kings may get sick of each other playing in a three team pod

The Chilliwack Chiefs, Merritt Centennials and Prince George Spruce Kings form a three-team pod as the BCHL season finally gets underway. (BCHL graphic)
Julia Tuchscherer had her Grade 10 season at G.W. Graham cut short by injury, and her Grade 11 season has been wrecked by COVID. Rather than try for a Grade 12 season, the teenager is jumping to the U-Sports level with the UFV Cascades. (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack’s Tuchscherer sisters to reunite with UFV Cascades women’s basketball team

Younger sister Julia Tuchscherer is graduating high school a year early to join Deanna at UFV

Julia Tuchscherer had her Grade 10 season at G.W. Graham cut short by injury, and her Grade 11 season has been wrecked by COVID. Rather than try for a Grade 12 season, the teenager is jumping to the U-Sports level with the UFV Cascades. (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress)
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

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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)
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)