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Abbotsford’s Ice X-quisite skating team performs during the Western Regional adult synchro competition at MSA Arena last Saturday. The X-quisite won silver

PHOTO: In sync

  • Feb 25, 2011
Abbotsford’s Ice X-quisite skating team performs during the Western Regional adult synchro competition at MSA Arena last Saturday. The X-quisite won silver
Heat goalie Leland Irving stopped Providence’s Matt Bartkowski on this play

Heat lack spark in shutout loss to Bruins

For a team that's fighting to stay in the playoff chase, the Abbotsford Heat offered precious little resistance against the Providence Bruins on Friday evening.

Heat goalie Leland Irving stopped Providence’s Matt Bartkowski on this play
UFV's Trevor Nickel keeps his eye on the ball during BCCAA quarter-final action against Columbia Bible College on Thursday in Kelowna.

Bearcats men, Cascades women advance at volleyball provincials

The Columbia Bible College men's volleyball team punched its ticket to the…

  • Feb 25, 2011
UFV's Trevor Nickel keeps his eye on the ball during BCCAA quarter-final action against Columbia Bible College on Thursday in Kelowna.

UFV women’s hoopsters topple Winnipeg in Game 1

The UFV women's basketball team upset the Winnipeg Wesmen 77-63 in Game 1 of a best-of-three Canada West quarter-final series on Friday at the Duckworth Centre in Winnipeg.

  • Feb 25, 2011
Power-play proficiency paces Pilots past Icebreakers

Power-play proficiency paces Pilots past Icebreakers

The Abbotsford Pilots got a pair of power play goals late in…

Power-play proficiency paces Pilots past Icebreakers
Sam Freeman's three-pointer with 8.4 seconds left lifted the UFV Cascades to a stunning 81-80 victory on Thursday over Trinity Western

Freeman’s three-bomb stuns Spartans

For Sam Freeman and the UFV Cascades, March madness arrived a couple…

Sam Freeman's three-pointer with 8.4 seconds left lifted the UFV Cascades to a stunning 81-80 victory on Thursday over Trinity Western

Huge fourth quarter draws Spartans even with Cascades

With their season on the line, the Trinity Western Spartans responded with a dominant fourth quarter to top the UFV Cascades 86-69 on Friday evening at the Langley Events Centre.

  • Feb 25, 2011
Bearcats off to volleyball nationals

Bearcats to play for provincial v-ball gold

The Columbia Bible College men's volleyball team swept the Douglas College Royals…

  • Feb 25, 2011
Bearcats off to volleyball nationals
Two-time champion Sunny Dhinsa (red) of W.J. Mouat will be among the local headliners at the B.C. High School Wrestling Championships this week.

Grappling for gold: Hurricanes, Hawks lead medal charge at wrestling provincials

Abbotsford wrestlers will be front and centre when the 2011 edition of the B.C. High School Wrestling Championships arrive in town later this week.

Two-time champion Sunny Dhinsa (red) of W.J. Mouat will be among the local headliners at the B.C. High School Wrestling Championships this week.
Bryan Cameron

Heat send three to ECHL

The Abbotsford Heat trimmed their roster on Thursday, sending a trio of players to the ECHL.
Bryan Cameron is hopping on a ferry to join the Victoria Salmon Kings, while Josh Meyers and Ryley Grantham are the newest members of the Utah Grizzlies.

Bryan Cameron
Heat forward Ales Kotalik was placed on re-entry waivers on Wednesday

News and notes: Kotalik on re-entry waivers

With the NHL trade deadline less than a week away, the Abbotsford Heat's personnel situation is beginning to get very interesting.

Heat forward Ales Kotalik was placed on re-entry waivers on Wednesday
Shea Bourquin (with ball) of Abbotsford’s Premier League men’s squad tries to break free of the clutches of a Vancouver Rowing Club opponent on Saturday.

Abbotsford rugby club crushes Rowers

A weekend of comprehensive dominance illustrated the ever-expanding depth of the Abbotsford…

Shea Bourquin (with ball) of Abbotsford’s Premier League men’s squad tries to break free of the clutches of a Vancouver Rowing Club opponent on Saturday.
The Kenyan sevens squad celebrates winning the International Division in Abbotsford in 2009.

Rugby sevens event adds more international flavour

The Abbotsford Rugby Sevens tournament is growing by leaps and bounds heading into its third year.

The Kenyan sevens squad celebrates winning the International Division in Abbotsford in 2009.
Mission goalie Lukas Simpson stymies Abbotsford’s Brett Kolins on the doorstep during playoff action on Tuesday at MSA Arena.

Pilots win playoff opener

Heading into a first-round playoff series with the Mission Icebreakers, Abbotsford Pilots…

Mission goalie Lukas Simpson stymies Abbotsford’s Brett Kolins on the doorstep during playoff action on Tuesday at MSA Arena.
Top-ranked Hawks clinch provincial berth

Top-ranked Hawks clinch provincial berth

The W.J. Mouat senior girls basketball team clinched a trip to the…

Top-ranked Hawks clinch provincial berth
Cascades forward Ryan Fahandeg takes the ball to the hoop against Brandon on Saturday.

Cascades sweep Bobcats to clinch playoff berth

With their backs against the wall heading into the final two games…

Cascades forward Ryan Fahandeg takes the ball to the hoop against Brandon on Saturday.
Mico Dragutinovic (left) of the Mission Icebreakers and Travis Grewal of the Abbotsford Pilots duke it out on Friday at MSA Arena.

Pilots, Icebreakers to clash in first round

If familiarity breeds contempt, the Abbotsford Pilots and Mission Icebreakers figure to grow tired of each other in short order.

Mico Dragutinovic (left) of the Mission Icebreakers and Travis Grewal of the Abbotsford Pilots duke it out on Friday at MSA Arena.
Trevor Berge of the Yale Lions soars to the hoop against Alex Boschman of the MEI Eagles during Fraser Valley East quarter-final action last week.

Gators devour Lions in league final

For the Yale Lions, a decisive defeat at the hands of the Walnut Grove Gators in Saturday's Fraser Valley East senior boys AAA basketball league final was a timely learning experience.

Trevor Berge of the Yale Lions soars to the hoop against Alex Boschman of the MEI Eagles during Fraser Valley East quarter-final action last week.

Road trip ends with shootout loss

A tough three-games-in-three-nights road trip ended in heart-breaking fashion Sunday night as…

  • Feb 20, 2011
Oklahoma City Barons centre Ryan O'Marra slipped a shot between the pads of Heat goalie Leland Irving on a first-period breakaway on Saturday

Arcobello’s OT goal lifts Barons past Heat

One night after turning in an effort that head coach Jim Playfair termed "disgusting," the Abbotsford Heat brought a surplus of passion, grit and elbow grease to their rematch with the Oklahoma City Barons on Saturday.
The sweat investment yielded a hollow result, though, as the Heat suffered a 3-2 overtime defeat to the Edmonton Oilers' affiliate at the Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre.

Oklahoma City Barons centre Ryan O'Marra slipped a shot between the pads of Heat goalie Leland Irving on a first-period breakaway on Saturday