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Deirdre Riley and Dawn Everest of Team B.C. sweep in a draw against Team Alberta during the 2019 Everest Canadian Senior Curling Championships at the Chilliwack Curling Club. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Chilliwack Curling Club and City of Chilliwack forge win-win partnership

A Curling Canada article chronicles how Chilliwack’s multi-use curling facility came to be

  • Nov 30, 2020
BCHL

Penticton Vees player tests positive for COVID-19

The BCHL said it is monitoring the situation and cooperating with the Interior Health Authority

Vanderbilt’s Sarah Fuller, right, kicks off as Ryan McCord (27) holds to start the second half of an NCAA college football game against Missouri Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020, in Columbia, Mo. With the kick, Fuller became the first female to play in a Southeastern Conference football game. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)

Vanderbilt K Fuller becomes first woman to play in NCAA’s Power 5 football conference

Soccer goalie joined gridiron team after kicker shortage due to COVID-19

Chilliwack Jets

Chilliwack Jets launching spring hockey program

The Jets will offer something similar to what the Chilliwack Chiefs have across town

Chilliwack Jets
Chilliwack Spartans

Chilliwack Spartans swim against Richmond Rapids foes virtually

If you can’t beat compete face to face, the next best thing in a pandemic is a ‘virtual meet’

Chilliwack Spartans
Fred Sasakamoose died on Tuesday from complications of COVID-19.

B.C. Indigenous hockey legend dies following COVID-19 complications

Fred Sasakamoose died at the age of 86

  • Nov 26, 2020
Fred Sasakamoose died on Tuesday from complications of COVID-19.
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Edmonton hopes for hub-city benefits
Injured Humboldt Broncos players back to physio after COVID-19 lockdown
Canucks say Vancouver won't be NHL hub city
B.C. premier says PM has proposal making Vancouver hub city for NHL in Western Canada
Chilliwack Jets

Chilliwack Jets send Saskatchewan kid home in trade with Regina

The junior B club is in a holding pattern waiting for games to resume when health restrictions ease

Chilliwack Jets
FILE - In this March 26, 2006 file photo, former soccer player Diego Maradona smokes a cigar as he watches Argentina’s first division soccer match between Boca Juniors and River Plate in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The Argentine soccer great who was among the best players ever and who led his country to the 1986 World Cup title before later struggling with cocaine use and obesity, died from a heart attack on Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020, at his home in Buenos Aires. He was 60. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko, File)

Argentine soccer great Diego Maradona dies at 60

Maradona struggled with substance use and doping accusations throughout his career

FILE - In this March 26, 2006 file photo, former soccer player Diego Maradona smokes a cigar as he watches Argentina’s first division soccer match between Boca Juniors and River Plate in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The Argentine soccer great who was among the best players ever and who led his country to the 1986 World Cup title before later struggling with cocaine use and obesity, died from a heart attack on Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020, at his home in Buenos Aires. He was 60. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko, File)
Vancouver Canucks’ Brandon Sutter (20) is stopped by Vegas Golden Knights goalie Robin Lehner (90) during third period NHL Western Conference Stanley Cup playoff action in Edmonton on Friday, September 4, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Time running short for NHL to start next season Jan. 1

Surging virus cases and border restrictions have led to delays, uncertainty

Vancouver Canucks’ Brandon Sutter (20) is stopped by Vegas Golden Knights goalie Robin Lehner (90) during third period NHL Western Conference Stanley Cup playoff action in Edmonton on Friday, September 4, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
The Abbotsford Pilots and all other junior teams in B.C. have been paused from competition after new restrictions put in place to battle the spread of COVID-19.

Chilliwack Jets, PJHL grounded after new restrictions

Games in the junior B league won’t played until after Dec. 7 at the earliest

The Abbotsford Pilots and all other junior teams in B.C. have been paused from competition after new restrictions put in place to battle the spread of COVID-19.
New Chilliwack Chief Ray Fust.

Chilliwack Chief Ray Fust in the mix for Swiss U20 roster spot

Fust is hoping to make the team that will compete in the World Junior Hockey Championships

New Chilliwack Chief Ray Fust.
BCHL

BCHL pushes back season start due to provincial health orders

The delay is minimal, just six days, for now. But the league is open to starting up after Christmas

BCHL
Boston Celtics’ Marcus Smart (36) moves around Toronto Raptors’ Serge Ibaka (9) in the second half of an NBA conference semifinal playoff basketball game Thursday, Sept 3, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

‘I am one of yours forever,’ departing Serge Ibaka tells Toronto Raptors fans

Ibaka, a free agent, has signed a two-year, US$19-million contract with the Los Angeles Clippers

Boston Celtics’ Marcus Smart (36) moves around Toronto Raptors’ Serge Ibaka (9) in the second half of an NBA conference semifinal playoff basketball game Thursday, Sept 3, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
Toronto Raptors guard Fred VanVleet (23) shoots in front of Boston Celtics center Robert Williams III (44) during the first half of an NBA conference semifinal playoff basketball game Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

VanVleet staying with Raptors on 4-year deal: AP source

VanVleet’s deal was the second major development for the Raptors in two days

Toronto Raptors guard Fred VanVleet (23) shoots in front of Boston Celtics center Robert Williams III (44) during the first half of an NBA conference semifinal playoff basketball game Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
Ben Sanderson of the Vernon Vipers chases down Kyle Penney of the Chilliwack Chiefs during a BCHL game last season at the Chilliwack Coliseum. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Chilliwack Chiefs bring back Kyle Penney as NCAA Ivy League teams shut down

Penney was supposed to be a freshman with the Cornell Big Red, but the pandemic scuttled that plan

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

BCHL alums help current players through BCHL Player Assistance Fund

With teams losing revenue from paying fans, players will likely have to pay to play in 2020-21

BCHL
A nordic racer on the way down from the Backwall Peak trail at Manning Park in 2018. (Manning Park Resort photo)
A nordic racer on the way down from the Backwall Peak trail at Manning Park in 2018. (Manning Park Resort photo)
The Pacwest announced that all winter sports competition has been cancelled.

B.C.’s Pacwest college sports conference cancels winter competition

Pacwest cancels all winter sports competition after cancelling fall sports back in June

The Pacwest announced that all winter sports competition has been cancelled.
Chilliwack Chiefs

Chilliwack Chiefs clear roster spot trading Wyatt Schlaht to West Kelowna

One 20 year old departs so another can arrive, with the Chiefs announcing the mystery player soon

Chilliwack Chiefs
Members of Chilliwack FC’s premier women’s team put this patch on their jersey to recognize the LGBTQI2S+ and BIPOC communities. (Submitted photo)

Chilliwack FC women’s players create stir adding unsanctioned patch to jerseys

The soccer association’s board didn’t approve patches recognizing the LGBTQI2S+ and BIPOC communities

Members of Chilliwack FC’s premier women’s team put this patch on their jersey to recognize the LGBTQI2S+ and BIPOC communities. (Submitted photo)