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BCHL pushes back season start due to provincial health orders

The delay is minimal, just six days, for now. But the league is open to starting up after Christmas

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The ‘new normal’ for hockey parents in Chilliwack and elsewhere in B.C., watching their kids from outside of the arena due to COVID-19 protocols. (Submitted photo)

Chilliwack hockey parents petition to be let back in the arena

Refused access due to pandemic protocols, parents are now applying pressure to loosen the rules

The ‘new normal’ for hockey parents in Chilliwack and elsewhere in B.C., watching their kids from outside of the arena due to COVID-19 protocols. (Submitted photo)
Thompson Rivers University Applied Sustainable Ranching Program students Kevin Cunin (left) and Wendy Meijdam show off a modified saddle recently made for Cunin, who is paralyzed from the chest down, so he can compete in team roping. (Rebecca Dyok photo)

Paralyzed B.C. cowboy set to ride again thanks to custom saddle

Cunin soon started hanging around back at the rodeo arena helping out

Thompson Rivers University Applied Sustainable Ranching Program students Kevin Cunin (left) and Wendy Meijdam show off a modified saddle recently made for Cunin, who is paralyzed from the chest down, so he can compete in team roping. (Rebecca Dyok photo)
Abbotsford’s Chase Claypool makes his NFL debut on Monday Night Football on Sept. 14. (Pittsburgh Steelers Twitter picture)

Abbotsford’s Chase Claypool making NFL debut on Monday Night Football

Abby Senior grad suiting up with the Pittsburgh Steelers to take on New York Giants in Big Apple

Abbotsford’s Chase Claypool makes his NFL debut on Monday Night Football on Sept. 14. (Pittsburgh Steelers Twitter picture)
The B.C. Hockey League has announced it plans to start its 2020-21 regular season Dec. 1, though teams can start training camps in early September. (Black Press file photos)

BCHL teams can start training in September for first league games in December

B.C. Hockey League announces Dec. 1 start date for 2020-21 season

The B.C. Hockey League has announced it plans to start its 2020-21 regular season Dec. 1, though teams can start training camps in early September. (Black Press file photos)
Theresa Hodson Phillips (right) with Kat Johnson and Danielle Dube during a Canucks Alumni game held in Smithers in February this year. (Submitted photo)

Minor hockey coach sets up virtual meeting with Olympians to keep players engaged

Rebecca Johnson will be interacting with B.C.’s minor hockey players on June 25.

Theresa Hodson Phillips (right) with Kat Johnson and Danielle Dube during a Canucks Alumni game held in Smithers in February this year. (Submitted photo)
Williams Lake’s Trey Felker looks up at Anahim Lake’s Carey Price during a visit to the team’s practice facility in Montreal earlier this spring. Felker was afforded the trip after being selected as one of three winners of the Breakfast Club of Canada and the Air Canada Foundation’s Shooting for the Stars program. (Marï Photographe)

First Nations NHL goaltender Carey Price lends voice to anti-racism movement

Price has joined a growing group of professional athletes speaking out publicly against racism

Williams Lake’s Trey Felker looks up at Anahim Lake’s Carey Price during a visit to the team’s practice facility in Montreal earlier this spring. Felker was afforded the trip after being selected as one of three winners of the Breakfast Club of Canada and the Air Canada Foundation’s Shooting for the Stars program. (Marï Photographe)
Canada West has officially cancelled all fall sports in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Canada West cancels fall sports due to COVID-19

B.C. student athletes at seven universities impacted by cancellation, more cancellations possible

Canada West has officially cancelled all fall sports in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Zone 7 BCWG team photo. Back row, L to R: Dianne Raymond (assistant coach) Sean Houghton (young official) Liam Reidlinger (athlete) Ann Watney (athlete) Madison Seely (young official) Keith Gordon (head coach). Front row, L to R: Nolan Baumann, Hayley Legebokoff, Elizabeth Carpenter, Gabe Ouellette. (Submitted photo)

BC Winter Games coach proud of speed-skaters who won silver in 2020

Vanderhoof speed-skaters have ‘unlimited potential’, coach says.

Zone 7 BCWG team photo. Back row, L to R: Dianne Raymond (assistant coach) Sean Houghton (young official) Liam Reidlinger (athlete) Ann Watney (athlete) Madison Seely (young official) Keith Gordon (head coach). Front row, L to R: Nolan Baumann, Hayley Legebokoff, Elizabeth Carpenter, Gabe Ouellette. (Submitted photo)
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New CIHL team being built with players from Vanderhoof and Fort St. James

Once the Nechako North Stars Senior AA are officially in the league, they will start regular season in October this year.

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Team Canada for the World Women’s Curling Championship in Prince George: Kerri Einarson, third, Val Sweeting, second, Shannon Birchard and lead, Briane Meilleur pose with the trophy after defeating Team Ontario to win the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Moose Jaw, Sask., Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

World Women’s Curling Championship in Prince George cancelled due to COVID-19

Another international sporting event has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 outbreak

Team Canada for the World Women’s Curling Championship in Prince George: Kerri Einarson, third, Val Sweeting, second, Shannon Birchard and lead, Briane Meilleur pose with the trophy after defeating Team Ontario to win the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Moose Jaw, Sask., Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Photos: Vanderhoof Bantam Bears dominate in exhibition game against Prince George

Photos: Vanderhoof Bantam Bears dominate in exhibition game against Prince George

Vanderhoof Bantam Bears played the Prince George Cougars in an exhibition game…

Photos: Vanderhoof Bantam Bears dominate in exhibition game against Prince George
Vanderhoof Bantam Bears are zone champions. (Submitted photo)

Vanderhoof Bantam Bears are Zone champions

The team is looking forward to the provincial championship on home ice

Vanderhoof Bantam Bears are zone champions. (Submitted photo)
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Vanderhoof wrestler wins gold in provincials

Rayen Rempel won gold in the 41-kg category at the BC Wrestling Provincials held in Langley.

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Bronze Medalists in the Junior Mixed Relay Category. From left to right - Adison Grady - Swimmer, Madalyn Lazaruk - Skater, Anya Dhillon - XC Skier, Jimmy Reed - Runner, Tommy Reed - Runner, and Josh Wu - Runner. (Submitted photo)

Vanderhoof shines at 2020 Prince George Iceman

A total of 32 Vanderhoofians took part in the annual multi-sport event

Bronze Medalists in the Junior Mixed Relay Category. From left to right - Adison Grady - Swimmer, Madalyn Lazaruk - Skater, Anya Dhillon - XC Skier, Jimmy Reed - Runner, Tommy Reed - Runner, and Josh Wu - Runner. (Submitted photo)
Top row (L to R): Eric Martens (referee), Korey Martens (referee), James Armstrong, Dave Boon, Simon Nemethy, Ross Wiens, Mitch McLeod, Rodney funk, Jeremy Kuharchuck, Nathan Vandelaar, Andrew Beal, Kayden Bahr, Nick silver, Trent Emel, Kolby Page, Ben Scott, Spencer Siemens, Ben Burke, Wyatt Millard, Allan Burke, Dixon Loewen, Bryce Chauvin, Bottom Row (L to R): Daniel Simoes, Nolan O’Brien, Michael Simoes, Sheldon Patrick, Dylan Boon, Kyle Varley, Doug Mckay, Brenden Stephen, Robbie Antoine, Kyler Boucher, Justin Alessandrini, Jesse Alden, Trevor Derksen, Piers Egan, Shayne Forshner. (Photo a courtesy of Michael Simoes)

6th Annual Vanderhoof Bears alumni game a success

Hockey game raises over 3K for high school bursaries

Top row (L to R): Eric Martens (referee), Korey Martens (referee), James Armstrong, Dave Boon, Simon Nemethy, Ross Wiens, Mitch McLeod, Rodney funk, Jeremy Kuharchuck, Nathan Vandelaar, Andrew Beal, Kayden Bahr, Nick silver, Trent Emel, Kolby Page, Ben Scott, Spencer Siemens, Ben Burke, Wyatt Millard, Allan Burke, Dixon Loewen, Bryce Chauvin, Bottom Row (L to R): Daniel Simoes, Nolan O’Brien, Michael Simoes, Sheldon Patrick, Dylan Boon, Kyle Varley, Doug Mckay, Brenden Stephen, Robbie Antoine, Kyler Boucher, Justin Alessandrini, Jesse Alden, Trevor Derksen, Piers Egan, Shayne Forshner. (Photo a courtesy of Michael Simoes)
Four teams will face off in Fort St. James. (Stock photo)

Winter Classic players to join Vanderhoof teams for practice

Major Midget League and Female Midget AAA League teams will be doing…

Four teams will face off in Fort St. James. (Stock photo)
The Canadian Cross Country Championships come to Abbotsford’s Clearbrook Park on Saturday. (Athletics Canada photo)

Canadian Cross Country Championships in Abbotsford on Saturday

Hundreds of the best runners in the country competing at Clearbrook Park

The Canadian Cross Country Championships come to Abbotsford’s Clearbrook Park on Saturday. (Athletics Canada photo)
Vikings double-A varsity football team photo. (Photo courtesy - Wallace Studios)

Vikings played well this season, says coach

The double-A varsity football team from NVSS received ten northern conference All-Stars

Vikings double-A varsity football team photo. (Photo courtesy - Wallace Studios)
Junior Boys team from NVSS. (Photo courtesy - Brian Nemethy)

Photos: Cross country provincials held in Abbotsford

Vanderhoof’s cross-country teams are back from provincials held in Abbotsford last week.…

Junior Boys team from NVSS. (Photo courtesy - Brian Nemethy)