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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)
Recently returned goaltender Trent Miner has been named to the roster of the Vancouver Giants for the WHL ‘hub’ series that gets underway on Friday, March 26 (Rik Fedyck/Vancouver Giants)

VIDEO: Vancouver Giants release roster for ‘hub’ series

Eight rookies on the list released by Langley-based WHL team

Recently returned goaltender Trent Miner has been named to the roster of the Vancouver Giants for the WHL ‘hub’ series that gets underway on Friday, March 26 (Rik Fedyck/Vancouver Giants)
Montreal Canadiens’ Tomas Tatar puts the puck in the net behind Vancouver Canucks goaltender Braden Holtby during second period NHL hockey action in Montreal, Saturday, March 20, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
Montreal Canadiens’ Tomas Tatar puts the puck in the net behind Vancouver Canucks goaltender Braden Holtby during second period NHL hockey action in Montreal, Saturday, March 20, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
Japan has attributed about 8,800 deaths to COVID-19 and has controlled the virus better than most countries. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)

Fans from abroad not allowed to attend Tokyo Olympics due to COVID-19

The decision was announced Saturday after an online meeting of the International Olympic Committee

Japan has attributed about 8,800 deaths to COVID-19 and has controlled the virus better than most countries. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)
Montreal Canadiens’ Tyler Toffoli is taken out from in front of Vancouver Canucks goaltender Thatcher Demko by defenceman Nate Schmidt during first period NHL hockey action in Montreal on Friday, March 19, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
Montreal Canadiens’ Tyler Toffoli is taken out from in front of Vancouver Canucks goaltender Thatcher Demko by defenceman Nate Schmidt during first period NHL hockey action in Montreal on Friday, March 19, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
BCHL

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)
Vancouver Canucks goaltender Thatcher Demko pushes aside the puck on an effort to score by Ottawa Senators right wing Drake Batherson during second period NHL action Wednesday, March 17, 2021 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Vancouver Canucks goaltender Thatcher Demko pushes aside the puck on an effort to score by Ottawa Senators right wing Drake Batherson during second period NHL action Wednesday, March 17, 2021 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
A football with the CFL logo sits on a chair during a press conference in Winnipeg, Friday, November 27, 2015. The CFL denied a social media claim from the United Football Players Association suggesting the league will likely cancel its 2021 and ‘22 seasons. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods

CFL dismisses social media reports that 2021 and 2022 seasons might be cancelled

‘The claims being made in its name on our upcoming season are false. We plan to play this year,’ league claims

A football with the CFL logo sits on a chair during a press conference in Winnipeg, Friday, November 27, 2015. The CFL denied a social media claim from the United Football Players Association suggesting the league will likely cancel its 2021 and ‘22 seasons. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods
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)
Langley’s Zachary Clay competes on the pommel horse during the Abbotsford-based Twisters Invitational event. Hundreds of gymnasts from all across B.C. are competing virtually and will be judged this weekend. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Abbotsford’s Twisters Invitational returns in a virtual format

Hundreds of athletes submitting videos to be judged live and virtually this weekend

Langley’s Zachary Clay competes on the pommel horse during the Abbotsford-based Twisters Invitational event. Hundreds of gymnasts from all across B.C. are competing virtually and will be judged this weekend. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
Ottawa Senators centre Colin White is pressed between Vancouver Canucks centre J.T. Miller and goaltender Thatcher Demko during first period NHL hockey action in Ottawa, Monday, March 15, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Ottawa Senators centre Colin White is pressed between Vancouver Canucks centre J.T. Miller and goaltender Thatcher Demko during first period NHL hockey action in Ottawa, Monday, March 15, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Chilliwack FC

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)
Vancouver Canucks goalie Thatcher Demko (35) stops Edmonton Oilers’ Connor McDavid (97) as Vancouver’s Nate Schmidt (88) defends during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Saturday, March 13, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Vancouver Canucks goalie Thatcher Demko (35) stops Edmonton Oilers’ Connor McDavid (97) as Vancouver’s Nate Schmidt (88) defends during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Saturday, March 13, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck