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Former Merritt Centennial and current Chilliwack Chief Jackson Munro (left) evades Merritt’s Chase Cook during a weekend BCHL game at the Chilliwack Coliseum. (Darren Francis photo)

Goalies lead Chilliwack Chiefs to pair of wins in weekend BCHL action

Mathieu Caron picked up a shutout Friday and Jakob Gullmes earned his first BCHL victory Sunday

 

Chilliwack’s Aynsley D’Ottavio will be mentored by a pro women’s hockey player as part of the Scotiabank Rising Teammates program. (Submitted photo)

Chilliwack’s Aynsley D’Ottavio among 21 Canada wide chosen for Rising Teammates program

The hockey program pairs a young player with a mentor from professional women’s hockey ranks

 

Jordan Kawaguchi’s uniform colour didn’t change at all jumping from the University of North Dakota Fighting Hawks to the Texas Stars. (Texas Stars twitter photo)

Chilliwack Chiefs alum Jordan Kawaguchi collects two points in first pro hockey game

Kawaguchi had a goal and an assist for the Texas Stars in an American Hockey League match

 

One last national tournament awaits for Chilliwack’s Michaela Read, who leads her Lindenwood Lions into the American Collegiate Hockey Association Div 1 nationals in North Dakota in mid-April. (Submitted photo)

Chilliwack’s Michaela Read finishing university hockey career with third appearance at nationals

Read leads the Lindenwood Lions back to the American Collegiate Hockey Association Div 1 tournament

One last national tournament awaits for Chilliwack’s Michaela Read, who leads her Lindenwood Lions into the American Collegiate Hockey Association Div 1 nationals in North Dakota in mid-April. (Submitted photo)
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Chilliwack hockey player kicked off Seattle Thunderbirds roster after racist incident

Two players were accused of directing racial slurs at a teammate and waving a banana at him

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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 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)
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)
In a Friday, March 26, 2021 season opener game in Kamloops, against the Blazers, the Vancouver Giants fell 7-3. (Allen Douglas/Special to Black Press Media)

VIDEO: Vancouver Giants drop season opener to Blazers

After losing 7-3 to Kamloops, the Langley-based G-Men take on Kelowna this Sunday

  • Mar 27, 2021
In a Friday, March 26, 2021 season opener game in Kamloops, against the Blazers, the Vancouver Giants fell 7-3. (Allen Douglas/Special to Black Press Media)
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)
Lauren Graham (right) is one of the main stars in Mighty Ducks: Game Changers, which began streaming today on Disney+. This scene was filmed at Abbotsford Centre. (YouTube)

Abbotsford, Langley locations co-starring in new Mighty Ducks streaming series

Abbotsford Centre, UFV’s Building K and Langley’s George Preston Rec Centre featured in show

Lauren Graham (right) is one of the main stars in Mighty Ducks: Game Changers, which began streaming today on Disney+. This scene was filmed at Abbotsford Centre. (YouTube)
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)
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
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

Gaudette scores shootout winner as Canucks dump Ottawa Senators 3-2

Vancouver goalie Thatcher Demko improves to 7-1 in March

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
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)
Timur Faizutdinov, 19, died after being hit in the head with a puck during a hockey game against against Loko Yaroslavl in Russia. (MHL_rus/Twitter)

Russian hockey player, 19, dies after being hit in the head by puck

Faizutdinov collapsed and was treated on the ice by the team doctor before being taken to hospital

Timur Faizutdinov, 19, died after being hit in the head with a puck during a hockey game against against Loko Yaroslavl in Russia. (MHL_rus/Twitter)
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