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The UFV Cascades men’s and women’s basketball teams return to the court on Oct. 29. (Dan Kinvig/UFV Athletics)

UFV basketball teams return to Abbotsford court on Oct. 29

Canada West schedule released, Cascades teams back on home floor for first time since Feb. 14, 2020

The UFV Cascades men’s and women’s basketball teams return to the court on Oct. 29. (Dan Kinvig/UFV Athletics)
Vancouver Canucks goalie Michael DiPietro keeps his eyes on the puck as teammate Loui Ericsson (21) knocks the puck away from Calgary Flames’ Mark Jankowski during second period pre-season NHL hockey action in Victoria, Monday, Sept. 16, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Goalie Michael DiPietro expected to receive significant playing time in Abbotsford

Abbotsford general manager Ryan Johnson expects 50-plus games for Canucks prospect in Abby

Vancouver Canucks goalie Michael DiPietro keeps his eyes on the puck as teammate Loui Ericsson (21) knocks the puck away from Calgary Flames’ Mark Jankowski during second period pre-season NHL hockey action in Victoria, Monday, Sept. 16, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
The UFV Cascades have signed Saskatchewan’s Daniel McCullough and Ontario’s Jimel Puno for the 2021-22 season. (UFV Cascades photo)

UFV Cascades sign pair of out-of-province talents

Abbotsford-based club add Ontario’s Puno, Saskatchewan’s McCullough for 2021-22

The UFV Cascades have signed Saskatchewan’s Daniel McCullough and Ontario’s Jimel Puno for the 2021-22 season. (UFV Cascades photo)
The Abbotsford Centre will welcome fans back for a Bandits basketball game on July 14. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Fans returning to Abbotsford Centre next week

Fraser Valley Bandits becoming first pro sports team in B.C. to host fans since pandemic

The Abbotsford Centre will welcome fans back for a Bandits basketball game on July 14. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
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Fraser Valley Bandits sweep home stand to go 4-0

Abbotsford-based pro basketball red hot to start 2021 CEBL regular season

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Fred Wellsby Junior Divot Golf Tournament sets up six course schedule

COVID cancelled the tourney in 2020 but it returns starting July 6 at Chilliwack’s Kinkora course

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According to domain name research obtained by The News, the Abbotsford AHL team may be called the Canucks. (File photo)

The Abbotsford Canucks? New AHL team may share parent team’s name

Domain name registration research from The News reveals possible plans for team name

According to domain name research obtained by The News, the Abbotsford AHL team may be called the Canucks. (File photo)
The UFV Cascades men’s and women’s volleyball teams debut in the Canada West on Nov. 5. (Dan Kinvig/UFV Athletics)

UFV volleyball teams making long-awaited Canada West debut in November

Men’s and women’s volleyball squads hitting the court for the first time in new conference

The UFV Cascades men’s and women’s volleyball teams debut in the Canada West on Nov. 5. (Dan Kinvig/UFV Athletics)
Malcolm Duvivier and the Fraser Valley Bandits cruised to a 104-81 win over the Niagara River Lions on Tuesday. (Fraser Valley Bandits photo)

Fraser Valley Bandits tame River Lions to improve to 2-0

Abbotsford-based basketball team defeats Niagara River Lions 104-81 on Tuesday night

Malcolm Duvivier and the Fraser Valley Bandits cruised to a 104-81 win over the Niagara River Lions on Tuesday. (Fraser Valley Bandits photo)
The Vancouver Canucks AHL franchise will officially play out of the Abbotsford Centre starting this October. (File photo)

City of Abbotsford, Canucks finalize partnership agreement

American Hockey League team officially playing in Abbotsford starting in October

The Vancouver Canucks AHL franchise will officially play out of the Abbotsford Centre starting this October. (File photo)
Dustin Boydell was told he would live out the rest of his life in a wheelchair after an injury left him paralyzed from the waist down, but he is now taking full golf swings and playing 18 rounds. (Submitted photo)

Paralyzed from the waist down, Chilliwack man defies the odds to walk and golf again

Born and raised in Hope, Dustin Boydell grew up loving golf, and feared he’d never play again

Dustin Boydell was told he would live out the rest of his life in a wheelchair after an injury left him paralyzed from the waist down, but he is now taking full golf swings and playing 18 rounds. (Submitted photo)
Bandits big man Brandon Gilbeck elevates for the opening tip-off. Gilbeck and the Bandits opened the CEBL season with a 92-74 win over the Saskatchewan Rattlers on Saturday. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

Fraser Valley Bandits open CEBL season with win

Abbotsford-based basketball team defeats Saskatchewan Rattlers 92-74 on Saturday

Bandits big man Brandon Gilbeck elevates for the opening tip-off. Gilbeck and the Bandits opened the CEBL season with a 92-74 win over the Saskatchewan Rattlers on Saturday. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)
Robert Bateman Secondary Grads Justin Douglas and Jake Thiel have been named to the Team Canada men’s rugby sevens squad for the upcoming Tokyo Summer Olympics. (Rugby Canada photos)

Pair of Abbotsford talents named to Olympic Canadian rugby sevens team

Robert Bateman grads Jake Thiel and Justin Douglas heading to Tokyo next month for Games

Robert Bateman Secondary Grads Justin Douglas and Jake Thiel have been named to the Team Canada men’s rugby sevens squad for the upcoming Tokyo Summer Olympics. (Rugby Canada photos)
Abbotsford’s Marek Klassen and the Fraser Valley Bandits return to the court on Saturday. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Fraser Valley Bandits return to the court Saturday

Abbotsford-based CEBL team returns with new players, new head coach and possibly fans in the stands

Abbotsford’s Marek Klassen and the Fraser Valley Bandits return to the court on Saturday. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
The UFV Cascades men’s and women’s soccer teams return to the pitch on Sept. 17. (Dan Kinvig/UFV Athletics)

UFV Cascades soccer returning to Abbotsford’s Rotary Stadium for 2021

Men’s and women’s soccer programs move to natural grass, 12-game schedule begins Sept. 17

The UFV Cascades men’s and women’s soccer teams return to the pitch on Sept. 17. (Dan Kinvig/UFV Athletics)
The Fraser Valley Bandits chose to release former NBA-er Julian Washburn a few days after signing the player. (Photo by Chris Elise/NBAE via Getty Images)

Fraser Valley Bandits release former NBA-er Julian Washburn

Abbotsford-based CEBL team lets player go to pursue other playing opportunities

The Fraser Valley Bandits chose to release former NBA-er Julian Washburn a few days after signing the player. (Photo by Chris Elise/NBAE via Getty Images)
The Vancouver Canucks will be bringing general manager Ryan Johnson and head coach Trent Cull to Abbotsford to retain their positions from last season. (YouTube)

Vancouver Canucks bringing Utica staff to Abbotsford

General manager Ryan Johnson, head coach Trent Cull and staff retained by Canucks

The Vancouver Canucks will be bringing general manager Ryan Johnson and head coach Trent Cull to Abbotsford to retain their positions from last season. (YouTube)
Chilliwack’s Jordyn Huitema will serve as an alternate for the Canadian national women’s soccer squad at the 2021 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan.

Chilliwack’s Jordyn Huitema named an alternate for Canadian Olympic soccer squad

The 20-year-old isn’t on the 18-player main roster that will play in the international tournament

Chilliwack’s Jordyn Huitema will serve as an alternate for the Canadian national women’s soccer squad at the 2021 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan.
Henrik and Daniel Sedin have been named as special advisors to the general manager for the Vancouver Canucks. The duo will also assist with the Abbotsford AHL franchise. (File photo)

Sedins join Vancouver Canucks hockey operations, will play role in Abbotsford AHL team

Henrik and Daniel Sedin named special advisors to the general manager, also work with Abbotsford

Henrik and Daniel Sedin have been named as special advisors to the general manager for the Vancouver Canucks. The duo will also assist with the Abbotsford AHL franchise. (File photo)
Former Vancouver Canucks players Henrik Sedin, left, and his twin brother Daniel Sedin, both of Sweden, walk onto the ice during a jersey retirement ceremony before an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Wednesday February 12, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Former Vancouver Canuck stars Daniel and Henrik Sedin join club’s front office

Pair join Vancouver’s hockey operations department as special advisers to general manager Jim Benning

Former Vancouver Canucks players Henrik Sedin, left, and his twin brother Daniel Sedin, both of Sweden, walk onto the ice during a jersey retirement ceremony before an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Wednesday February 12, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck