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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
Curling for students in Houston

Curling for students in Houston

Houston curling ice is used by the community including Mr. Becks grade…

  • Mar 18, 2020
Curling for students in Houston
Houston seniors keeping active by curling

Houston seniors keeping active by curling

Seniors in Houston keep active one way by curling every Thursday from…

  • Mar 18, 2020
Houston seniors keeping active by curling
Team Canada for the World Women’s Curling Championship in Prince George: Kerri Einarson, third, Val Sweeting, second, Shannon Birchard and lead, Briane Meilleur pose with the trophy after defeating Team Ontario to win the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Moose Jaw, Sask., Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

World Women’s Curling Championship in Prince George cancelled due to COVID-19

Another international sporting event has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 outbreak

Team Canada for the World Women’s Curling Championship in Prince George: Kerri Einarson, third, Val Sweeting, second, Shannon Birchard and lead, Briane Meilleur pose with the trophy after defeating Team Ontario to win the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Moose Jaw, Sask., Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Houston slams Burns Lake in basketball game

Houston slams Burns Lake in basketball game

Houston Christian School came to Burns Lake on Feb. 25 for a…

  • Mar 4, 2020
Houston slams Burns Lake in basketball game
Houston plays hockey

Houston plays hockey

The Houston Little Luckies Novice team held a weekend tournament on Feb…

  • Feb 26, 2020
Houston plays hockey
Hockey Canada in Houston

Hockey Canada in Houston

Houston Secondary School’s hockey academy program is affiliated with Hockey Canada and…

  • Feb 19, 2020
Hockey Canada in Houston
Morice Mountain Winter Challenge in Houston

Morice Mountain Winter Challenge in Houston

The Morice Mountain Winter Challenge was held Feb. 9 from10 a.m. -…

  • Feb 19, 2020
Morice Mountain Winter Challenge in Houston