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BCHL stays tight-lipped about reasons for leaving Canadian Junior Hockey League

The BCHL retains affiliation with Hockey Canada and BC Hockey, but isn’t saying what comes next

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

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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

The Nanaimo Clippers in action at Frank Crane Arena in early 2020. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo Clippers for sale, owner says hockey won’t be back to normal any time soon

Wes Mussio says he’s had numerous inquiries about the junior A club already

The Nanaimo Clippers in action at Frank Crane Arena in early 2020. (News Bulletin file photo)
Snowmobilers change grooming plans. (Morice Mountain Nordic Ski Club photo/Houston Today)

Snowmobiles messing up the ski track

Last week, the Morice Mountain Nordic Ski club posted to their Facebook…

  • Feb 17, 2021
Snowmobilers change grooming plans. (Morice Mountain Nordic Ski Club photo/Houston Today)
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BCHL season delayed once more, but league still hopes to play

The junior A league isn’t ready to sink the season, which is now pushed back into March

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Ski trails

Great skiing in Houston

The trails are in good shape at Morice Mountain Nordic Ski Club.…

  • Jan 27, 2021
Ski trails
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BCHL delays start of the season as provincial health orders remain in place

The junior A league has been forced to abandon a plan to start in mid-January

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The Pat Quinn Classic has been a popular tournament for top bantam and peewee teams in recent years, but COVID-19 means there will be no physical event this season. The scholarships established by the tournament are carrying on. (Pat Quinn Classic photo)

Pat Quinn Classic scholarships continue even as COVID cancels tournament

Female and male bantam players province wide are encouraged to apply for $1,000 scholarships

The Pat Quinn Classic has been a popular tournament for top bantam and peewee teams in recent years, but COVID-19 means there will be no physical event this season. The scholarships established by the tournament are carrying on. (Pat Quinn Classic photo)
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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

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The ‘new normal’ for hockey parents in Chilliwack and elsewhere in B.C., watching their kids from outside of the arena due to COVID-19 protocols. (Submitted photo)

Chilliwack hockey parents petition to be let back in the arena

Refused access due to pandemic protocols, parents are now applying pressure to loosen the rules

The ‘new normal’ for hockey parents in Chilliwack and elsewhere in B.C., watching their kids from outside of the arena due to COVID-19 protocols. (Submitted photo)
Shea Long roosts in the Shoot Out in the Telkwa Range. (SnoRiders, Houston/Shea Long photo)

Telkwa Range snowmobiling permit lottery opens

Application period is Oct. 20 to Nov. 20 for snowmobiliers and skiers to gain access to Starr Basin

Shea Long roosts in the Shoot Out in the Telkwa Range. (SnoRiders, Houston/Shea Long photo)
Province announces a $1.5 million Local Sport Relief Fund

Province announces a $1.5 million Local Sport Relief Fund

Will help local non-profit sport organizations at-risk of a permanent closure

Province announces a $1.5 million Local Sport Relief Fund
The U18 Cohort Cup runs from Oct. 16 to Dec. 2 at the Abbotsford Centre. U16 and U15 tournaments kick off earlier in October. (Twitter photo)

Cohort Cup hockey tournament coming to Abbotsford

Abbotsford Centre hosting minor hockey event for U18, U16 and U15 talents

The U18 Cohort Cup runs from Oct. 16 to Dec. 2 at the Abbotsford Centre. U16 and U15 tournaments kick off earlier in October. (Twitter photo)
Abbotsford’s Chase Claypool makes his NFL debut on Monday Night Football on Sept. 14. (Pittsburgh Steelers Twitter picture)

Abbotsford’s Chase Claypool making NFL debut on Monday Night Football

Abby Senior grad suiting up with the Pittsburgh Steelers to take on New York Giants in Big Apple

Abbotsford’s Chase Claypool makes his NFL debut on Monday Night Football on Sept. 14. (Pittsburgh Steelers Twitter picture)
Busy gym at leisure centre in Houston

Busy gym at leisure centre in Houston

There’s been a healthy response to the mid-June opening of the leisure…

  • Aug 12, 2020
Busy gym at leisure centre in Houston
Josh Maser has signed with Iowa Wilds after his four-year stint with PG Cougars. (Josh Maser Facebook photo)

Former Prince George Cougar captain Josh Maser signs with Iowa Wild

The one-year contract comes after Maser’s successful four year WHL career

Josh Maser has signed with Iowa Wilds after his four-year stint with PG Cougars. (Josh Maser Facebook photo)
Canada West has officially cancelled all fall sports in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Canada West cancels fall sports due to COVID-19

B.C. student athletes at seven universities impacted by cancellation, more cancellations possible

Canada West has officially cancelled all fall sports in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Golfers must not touch the flagstick at the Willow Grove Golf and Country Club as the course implements COVID-19 restrictions. (Willow Grove Golf and Country Club photo)

Golfers reacting well to COVID-19 prevention rules

And there have been tournament cancellations

Golfers must not touch the flagstick at the Willow Grove Golf and Country Club as the course implements COVID-19 restrictions. (Willow Grove Golf and Country Club photo)
Cancellation of the 2020 55+ BC Games in Richmond due to COVID-19

Cancellation of the 2020 55+ BC Games in Richmond due to COVID-19

The BC Seniors Games Society along with the Richmond Host Society of…

  • Apr 1, 2020
Cancellation of the 2020 55+ BC Games in Richmond due to COVID-19