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Sheldon Dries (left) celebrates a shutout win with goalie Arturs Silovs during the Canucks 3-0 win over the Henderson Silver Knights in Abbotsford on Sunday (Oct. 24). (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Silovs shuts out Henderson in Abbotsford Canucks 3-0 win

Latvian goalie perfect in Sunday’s win, Abbotsford goes 2-0 on debut home stand

FILE – Hockey Canada logo at an event in Toronto on Wednesday Nov. 1, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

All players, coaches, spectators at Hockey Canada events must be vaccinated against COVID

Rules do not apply to minor hockey leagues or associations

Spallumcheen’s Ina Forrest and Team Canada got into the win column with a pair of victories Sunday, Oct. 24, at the World Wheelchair Curling Championships in Beijing. The event is being held at the same venue that will host the sport at the 2022 Paralympics. (Team Canada Photo)

B.C. curler helps Canada win at World Wheelchair championships

Three-time world champ Ina Forrest of Spallumcheen scores wins over Switzerland and host China Sunday, Oct. 24

United States’ Hilary Knight looks for the puck during the second period of the team’s hockey game against Canada, Friday, Oct. 22, 2021, in Allentown, Pa. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

Canada beats U.S. 3-1 in pre-Olympic women’s hockey game

The teams will meet again in Hartford, Connecticut, on Monday night

United States’ Hilary Knight looks for the puck during the second period of the team’s hockey game against Canada, Friday, Oct. 22, 2021, in Allentown, Pa. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)
Vancouver Canucks centre Bo Horvat (53) watches his goal hit the net, next to Seattle Kraken defencemen Jamie Oleksiak (24) and Mark Giordano (5) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Vancouver Canucks centre Bo Horvat (53) watches his goal hit the net, next to Seattle Kraken defencemen Jamie Oleksiak (24) and Mark Giordano (5) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ Deatrick Nichols (32) knocks the ball away from B.C. Lions’ Lemar Durant (1) as he attempts the catch during the first half of CFL action in Winnipeg Saturday, October 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods

Winnipeg Blue Bombers blast B.C. Lions 45-0 for 8th straight CFL win

QB Zach Collaros passes for 267 yards and three touchdowns for victors

Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ Deatrick Nichols (32) knocks the ball away from B.C. Lions’ Lemar Durant (1) as he attempts the catch during the first half of CFL action in Winnipeg Saturday, October 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods
Giants Zack Ostapchuk took control of the puck. (Allen Douglas/Special to Langley Advance Times)

TONIGHT: Giants prepare to take on Rockets on home ice Saturday

After losing 7-4 to Blazers in Kamloops Friday, G-Men take on Kelowna at the Langley Events Centre

Giants Zack Ostapchuk took control of the puck. (Allen Douglas/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Emma Hinze of Germany, center, shows her gold medal with Kelsey Mitchell of Canada in bronze, right, and Lea Sophie Friedrich of germany, silver, after the women’s sprint race at the UCI Track Cycling World Championship in Roubaix, north of France, Friday, Oct. 22, 2021. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

Canada’s Mitchell earns track cycling bronze at world championship

The 27-year-old is also the reigning Pan American Games champion in women’s sprint

Emma Hinze of Germany, center, shows her gold medal with Kelsey Mitchell of Canada in bronze, right, and Lea Sophie Friedrich of germany, silver, after the women’s sprint race at the UCI Track Cycling World Championship in Roubaix, north of France, Friday, Oct. 22, 2021. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
The Abbotsford Canucks celebrate the first-ever victory inside the Abbotsford Centre on Friday (Oct. 22) (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

SLIDESHOW: Abbotsford Canucks win debut game inside Abbotsford Centre

The Abbotsford Canucks defeated the Henderson Silver Knights 3-2 in overtime on Friday (Oct. 22)

The Abbotsford Canucks celebrate the first-ever victory inside the Abbotsford Centre on Friday (Oct. 22) (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
Abbotsford Canucks defenceman Madison Bowey celebrates after scoring the game winning goal for the Canucks to defeat the Henderson Silver Knights 3-2 at the Abbotsford Centre on Friday (Oct. 22). (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Abbotsford Canucks win first game on home ice

Abbotsford defeats Henderson Silver Knights 3-2 in front of raucous crowd

Abbotsford Canucks defenceman Madison Bowey celebrates after scoring the game winning goal for the Canucks to defeat the Henderson Silver Knights 3-2 at the Abbotsford Centre on Friday (Oct. 22). (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
Seattle Kraken players kneel on the ice at their training facility as head coach Dave Hakstol outlines a play during NHL hockey practice, Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021, in Seattle. The Kraken will face the Vancouver Canucks, Saturday in Seattle for the expansion team’s home opener. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Years of waiting finally end as Seattle Kraken make home debut

Saturday night the expansion Seattle Kraken play their first home game against the Vancouver Canucks

Seattle Kraken players kneel on the ice at their training facility as head coach Dave Hakstol outlines a play during NHL hockey practice, Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021, in Seattle. The Kraken will face the Vancouver Canucks, Saturday in Seattle for the expansion team’s home opener. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Abbotsford Canucks head coach Trent Cull and Abbotsford hot dog king Skully White are the guests on episode two of the Abbotsford Farm Podcast.

PODCAST: Abbotsford Canucks head coach Trent Cull, hot dog king Skully White interviewed

Episode two of the Abbotsford Farm Podcast features Canucks head coach and local hot dog hero

Abbotsford Canucks head coach Trent Cull and Abbotsford hot dog king Skully White are the guests on episode two of the Abbotsford Farm Podcast.
The Abbotsford Canucks are hosting a pregame plaza party at Abbotsford Centre before tonight’s (Friday, Oct. 22) home opener.

Abbotsford Canucks hosting pregame plaza party tonight

Event runs from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Abbotsford Centre before home opener against Henderson

The Abbotsford Canucks are hosting a pregame plaza party at Abbotsford Centre before tonight’s (Friday, Oct. 22) home opener.
Vancouver Canucks centre Jason Dickinson, centre, celebrates with teammates after scoring against the Chicago Blackhawks during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Chicago, Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
Vancouver Canucks centre Jason Dickinson, centre, celebrates with teammates after scoring against the Chicago Blackhawks during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Chicago, Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
The Vernon Panthers and Bateman Timberwolves battle at a past B.C. high school provincial final in BC Place. That venue will not be hosting the 2021 slate of championship games. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

B.C. high school football searching for new venue

McLeod Athletic Park is not available, SFU reps scheduling a meeting after BC Place unable to host

The Vernon Panthers and Bateman Timberwolves battle at a past B.C. high school provincial final in BC Place. That venue will not be hosting the 2021 slate of championship games. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
A worker puts the final touches on woodwork in the Seattle Kraken’s locker room at Climate Pledge Arena, Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021, during a media tour ahead of the NHL hockey team’s home opener Saturday against the Vancouver Canucks in Seattle. The historic angled roof of the former KeyArena was preserved, but everything else inside the venue, which will also host concerts and be the home of the WNBA Seattle Storm basketball team, is brand new. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Climate Pledge Arena ready to get Kraken for hockey debut

The first event ever inside Climate Pledge Arena — whether it will…

A worker puts the final touches on woodwork in the Seattle Kraken’s locker room at Climate Pledge Arena, Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021, during a media tour ahead of the NHL hockey team’s home opener Saturday against the Vancouver Canucks in Seattle. The historic angled roof of the former KeyArena was preserved, but everything else inside the venue, which will also host concerts and be the home of the WNBA Seattle Storm basketball team, is brand new. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Maijken Meindertsma has been named a finalist in RBC Training Ground, the COC’s annual cross-country search for new Olympic talent. (Submitted)

Abbotsford’s Maijken Meindertsma makes Olympic talent search final

MEI grad, current Douglas College student attracts attention from Canadian Olympic Committee

Maijken Meindertsma has been named a finalist in RBC Training Ground, the COC’s annual cross-country search for new Olympic talent. (Submitted)
The U.S. has launched a bid to host both the men’s and women’s Rugby World Cup with Vancouver billed as a potential host city. Canada’s Corey Thomas tackles Chile’s Nicolas Garafulic during the second half of a Rugby World Cup 2023 qualification match at Starlight Stadium in Langford, B.C., on Saturday, October 2, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Vancouver could help host as U.S. launches Rugby World Cup bid

U.S. bid is to host the men’s tournament in 2027 or 2031 and the women’s event in 2029

The U.S. has launched a bid to host both the men’s and women’s Rugby World Cup with Vancouver billed as a potential host city. Canada’s Corey Thomas tackles Chile’s Nicolas Garafulic during the second half of a Rugby World Cup 2023 qualification match at Starlight Stadium in Langford, B.C., on Saturday, October 2, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
The Harlem Globetrotters are coming to the Abbotsford Centre on Jan. 30, 2022. (Submitted)

Harlem Globetrotters return to Abbotsford on Jan. 30

Basketball event back at Abbotsford Centre for first time since January 2020

The Harlem Globetrotters are coming to the Abbotsford Centre on Jan. 30, 2022. (Submitted)
The Abbotsford Sports Hall of Fame have opened nominations for those involved in sport for 2020 and 2021.

Abbotsford Sports Hall of Fame puts out call for nominations

ASHOF seeking athletes, teams, coaches and builders who kept sports alive during the pandemic

The Abbotsford Sports Hall of Fame have opened nominations for those involved in sport for 2020 and 2021.