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Abbotsford’s Phulka drops match at Olympics qualifier

Jasmit Singh Phulka fails to punch his ticket to Tokyo after opening round loss

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Fraser Valley Bandits team with Fraser Health to encourage vaccination

Professional basketball team urges those qualified to receive shot to ease life back to normalcy

Six soccer talents from the BC Soccer Premier League were added to the UFV Cascades women’s soccer program. (Dan Kinvig/UFV Athletics)

UFV Cascades women’s soccer introduce six-player class

New coach Niko Marcina adds players from the BC Soccer Premier League

Elias Pettersson and the Vancouver Canucks drew a large crowd to the Abbotsford Centre in 2019. Canucks management hopes the crowds return for the planned AHL team this fall, and early returns are positive. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

Canucks: ‘Incredible’ early interest for Abbotsford AHL tickets

Team has had a strong response to both e-mail information and priority ticket lists

Elias Pettersson and the Vancouver Canucks drew a large crowd to the Abbotsford Centre in 2019. Canucks management hopes the crowds return for the planned AHL team this fall, and early returns are positive. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)
Dario Lopez comes to the Cascades from Madrid, Spain where he played in very competitive junior leagues. (Dan Kinvig/UFV Athletics)

UFV Cascades sign Spanish basketball talent

High-scoring forward Dario Lopez joins team for 2021-22 season

Dario Lopez comes to the Cascades from Madrid, Spain where he played in very competitive junior leagues. (Dan Kinvig/UFV Athletics)
UBC Sports Hall of Famer Carrie (Watson) Watts (far right, front row) helped lead the UBC Thunderbirds to the 2004 national championship, their first since 1974. She served as assistant coach a few years after graduation. (Photo/UBC)

Agassiz-born basketball star inducted into UBC Sports Hall of Fame

Carrie (Watson) Watts helped lead the team to their first championship in decades

UBC Sports Hall of Famer Carrie (Watson) Watts (far right, front row) helped lead the UBC Thunderbirds to the 2004 national championship, their first since 1974. She served as assistant coach a few years after graduation. (Photo/UBC)
The Aquilini Investment Group has agreed to a proposed contract of five years to run the Abbotsford Centre. (File photo)

Proposal to run Abbotsford Centre offered to Canucks ownership group

Planned five-year contract to cost city $750K annually, starting Jan. 1, 2022

The Aquilini Investment Group has agreed to a proposed contract of five years to run the Abbotsford Centre. (File photo)
The AHL Board of Governors has approved the Vancouver Canucks decision to move their franchise to Abbotsford. (File photo)

AHL approves Canucks’ franchise relocation to Abbotsford

Board of Governors approves move, season set to start on Oct. 15

The AHL Board of Governors has approved the Vancouver Canucks decision to move their franchise to Abbotsford. (File photo)
GW Graham grad Deanna Tuchscherer and the UFV women’s basketball team will return to play this fall under an ‘alternative sports format’ approved at the recent Canada West annual general meeting. (UFV Cascades photo)

Canada West conference approves ‘alternative sports formats’ for 2021-22 season

The UFV Cascades and other university teams will return to action in regional-heavy play

GW Graham grad Deanna Tuchscherer and the UFV women’s basketball team will return to play this fall under an ‘alternative sports format’ approved at the recent Canada West annual general meeting. (UFV Cascades photo)
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Abbotsford graphic designer pitches Flyers rebrand for AHL team

Alex Svarez suggests new affiliate team turns back the clock and brings back Flyers moniker

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Abbotsford’s Jake Virtanen is now under investigation from the Vancouver Police Department following sexual misconduct allegations. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

Vancouver police investigating sexual misconduct claims against Canucks’ Jake Virtanen

Abbotsford native remains on leave with the Vancouver Canucks following recent allegations

Abbotsford’s Jake Virtanen is now under investigation from the Vancouver Police Department following sexual misconduct allegations. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)
Abbotsford’s Nelson Lokombo has been selected second overall in the 2021 CFL Draft by the Saskatchewan Roughriders. (File photo)

Abbotsford’s Nelson Lokombo selected by Saskatchewan Roughriders

W.J. Mouat grad remains in province he played college football, picked second overall in CFL draft

Abbotsford’s Nelson Lokombo has been selected second overall in the 2021 CFL Draft by the Saskatchewan Roughriders. (File photo)
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Abbotsford’s Fred Zweep named Commissioner, Program of Excellence

Longtime Abbotsford and Mission minor hockey volunteer accepts new role with BC Hockey

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Abbotsford’s Magnuson Ford temporarily severs ties with Canucks forward Jake Virtanen

Abbotsford dealership condemns sexual misconduct, may bring Virtanen back pending investigation

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Abbotsford's Jake Virtanen has stepped down as the host of the Archway Charity Golf Tournament after recent sexual assault allegations came to light. (File photo)

Jake Virtanen steps down as host of Abbotsford charity golf tournament

Archway Community Services announces he will no longer be host of event after allegations

Abbotsford's Jake Virtanen has stepped down as the host of the Archway Charity Golf Tournament after recent sexual assault allegations came to light. (File photo)
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BCHL pod season will end without playoffs

With COVID restrictions still hampering the league, the Fred Page Cup won’t be awarded in 2021

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Trevor O’Neill takes on new role with Abbotsford Soccer Association

Local soccer product named Technical Lead, Grassroots and Community Programming for ASA

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Jamal Reynolds, shown here with the Guelph Nighthawks, has signed with the Fraser Valley Bandits for the 2021 season. (Photo by Christian Bender)

Fraser Valley Bandits sign Canisius College alumnus Jamal Reynolds

Former Guelph Nighthawks starter set to join Bandits for 2021 CEBL season

Jamal Reynolds, shown here with the Guelph Nighthawks, has signed with the Fraser Valley Bandits for the 2021 season. (Photo by Christian Bender)
Malcolm Duvivier and the Fraser Valley Bandits are now scheduled to return to the court inside the Abbotsford Centre on June 26. (File photo)

Fraser Valley Bandits season opener postponed to June 24

Canadian Elite Basketball League pushes back 2021 season due to COVID-19

Malcolm Duvivier and the Fraser Valley Bandits are now scheduled to return to the court inside the Abbotsford Centre on June 26. (File photo)
The Abbotsford Centre has the ability to host AHL level games if the Vancouver Canucks or any other NHL team chose to move its affiliate to the arena. (File photo)

Abbotsford Centre ready for AHL if right opportunity presents itself

Building recently upgraded glass and boards, schedule would allow for AHL tenant

The Abbotsford Centre has the ability to host AHL level games if the Vancouver Canucks or any other NHL team chose to move its affiliate to the arena. (File photo)