Junior B Hockey

Mark Goble, Doug Cole and Mike Vail are the new trio leading the coaching charge for the Pilots starting in 2022-23. (Abbotsford Pilots photo)

Abbotsford Pilots announce new coaching staff

Pacific Junior Hockey League team names Mark Goble as new head coach

 

The Peninsula Panthers and the hockey community at large are mourning the death of 18-year-old Grant Gilbertson, who died in a collision Monday night near the intersection of Sooke and Humpback roads. (Courtesy Christian J. Stewart Photography)

Icy roads near Victoria claim life of 18-year-old junior hockey player

VIJHL junior B team planning special ceremony Friday to honour Grant Gilbertson, who was 18

 

An Omicron outbreak forced Langley Trappers, seen here during a previous regular season game at George Preston in November, to pull out of the annual Winter Classic. (Langley Advance Times file)

Omicron outbreak forces Langley Junior B hockey team to withdraw from Winter Classic

Eight Trappers players tested positive; coach hopes to reschedule missed games

 

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Delta to host B.C. Junior ‘B’ hockey’s Cyclone Taylor Cup championship next April

The 2021 tournament was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic

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Pilots forward Aidan Samuels (right) and Jets forward Wyatt Dyck battle for the puck during PJHL action in Abbotsford on Friday. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Chilliwack Jets burn by Abbotsford Pilots in MSA Arena debut

Chilliwack defeats Abbotsford 9-3 to post first-ever win at MSA Arena, Pilots fall to 1-1 on season

Pilots forward Aidan Samuels (right) and Jets forward Wyatt Dyck battle for the puck during PJHL action in Abbotsford on Friday. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
The Abbotsford Pilots celebrate a goal during preseason action against the Chilliwack Jets on Aug. 29. The Pilots return to MSA Arena on Friday (Sept. 10). (Alana Randall photo)

Abbotsford Pilots return to home ice on Friday

PJHL franchise set to open 2021-22 season later this week

The Abbotsford Pilots celebrate a goal during preseason action against the Chilliwack Jets on Aug. 29. The Pilots return to MSA Arena on Friday (Sept. 10). (Alana Randall photo)
Ray Stonehouse, PJHL President and former owner of the Ridge Meadows Flames, passed away at the age of 76, the league announced on Saturday, July 17. (PJHL)

PJHL president Ray Stonehouse passes

Remembered as tough but fair ambassador for the league

Ray Stonehouse, PJHL President and former owner of the Ridge Meadows Flames, passed away at the age of 76, the league announced on Saturday, July 17. (PJHL)
The Pacific Junior Hockey League has decided to cancel the rest of the 2020-‘21 season, following a league-wide conference call Monday night. (Jody Harris photo)

PJHL cancels rest of its junior ‘B’ hockey season

‘Everyone did all that they could do’ to save season, said White Rock Whalers owner

The Pacific Junior Hockey League has decided to cancel the rest of the 2020-‘21 season, following a league-wide conference call Monday night. (Jody Harris photo)
The Abbotsford Pilots, who have only played two games in the 2020-21 PJHL season, may be returning to action next month. (File photo)

Abbotsford Pilots still waiting on return to play

Youth sports groups optimistic that plan could be in place at the end of February

The Abbotsford Pilots, who have only played two games in the 2020-21 PJHL season, may be returning to action next month. (File photo)
The Abbotsford Pilots and the rest of the PJHL will not be competing for the 2021 Cyclone Taylor Cup as the event was cancelled on Tuesday.

B.C.’s Cyclone Cup 2021 cancelled

Challenges related to COVID-19 cites as reasoning behind the move

The Abbotsford Pilots and the rest of the PJHL will not be competing for the 2021 Cyclone Taylor Cup as the event was cancelled on Tuesday.
The Abbotsford Pilots returned to PJHL action on Friday, but by Saturday night the season had been postponed. (@AbbyPilots Instagram)

Abbotsford Pilots PJHL season postponed due to COVID-19

Junior hockey club returns to action on Friday and Saturday, will not return for at least two weeks

The Abbotsford Pilots returned to PJHL action on Friday, but by Saturday night the season had been postponed. (@AbbyPilots Instagram)
The Abbotsford Pilots return to the ice on Friday. (File photo)

Abbotsford Pilots opening regular season on Friday

PJHL club hosts the Mission City Outlaws at MSA Arena to open unique season

The Abbotsford Pilots return to the ice on Friday. (File photo)
PJHL delays start of season as teams struggle to secure facilities

PJHL delays start of season as teams struggle to secure facilities

The junior B hockey league was hoping to start Sept. 29 but is now targeting mid-October

PJHL delays start of season as teams struggle to secure facilities
The Abbotsford Pilots and the PJHL announced plans to return to action starting on Sept. 29. (File photo)

PJHL, Abbotsford Pilots announce 2020-21 plans

League tentatively set to begin play on Sept. 29, Pilots schedule not yet released

The Abbotsford Pilots and the PJHL announced plans to return to action starting on Sept. 29. (File photo)
Abbotsford Pilots goalie Brock Machholz, a Chilliwack product, smothers the puck during a game against the Grandview Steelers. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

Clayton Robinson trying to get junior B team for Chilliwack

Robinson believes his new team will be approved by the Pacific Junior Hockey League next week.

Abbotsford Pilots goalie Brock Machholz, a Chilliwack product, smothers the puck during a game against the Grandview Steelers. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)
Game 1 of the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League’s North Island playoff final between the Oceanside Generals and Campbell River Storm, set for March 10 at Oceanside Place in Parksville, has been postponed. (File photo)

Concerns over COVID-19 prompt postponement of Vancouver Island junior hockey game

Several players reported to be self-isolating for influenza-like symptoms

Game 1 of the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League’s North Island playoff final between the Oceanside Generals and Campbell River Storm, set for March 10 at Oceanside Place in Parksville, has been postponed. (File photo)
Pilots goalie Brock Machholz smothers the puck during Friday’s game against the Grandview Steelers. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

Abbotsford Pilots not going to the postseason

First time Pilots have missed playoffs since 1995-96

Pilots goalie Brock Machholz smothers the puck during Friday’s game against the Grandview Steelers. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)