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The Nanaimo Clippers in action at Frank Crane Arena in early 2020. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo Clippers for sale, owner says hockey won’t be back to normal any time soon

Wes Mussio says he’s had numerous inquiries about the junior A club already

BCHL

BCHL season delayed once more, but league still hopes to play

The junior A league isn’t ready to sink the season, which is now pushed back into March

The Ernie Sam Memorial Arena. (Cariboo Hockey photo)

Northern Capitals in running for Kraft Hockeyville

Rally page entries are beginning to pile up online for the Prince…

Norah Shute, Maya McCutcheon, Leila Gingrich, Kyleigh Martin, Reace Kosmick take part in the annual Mount Everest Challenge at Murray Ridge Skill Hill and Terrain Park. (Photo submitted)

The mountains are calling

Murray Ridge Ski Area and Terrain Park provides COVID-19 safe recreation for all

Norah Shute, Maya McCutcheon, Leila Gingrich, Kyleigh Martin, Reace Kosmick take part in the annual Mount Everest Challenge at Murray Ridge Skill Hill and Terrain Park. (Photo submitted)
BCHL

BCHL delays start of the season as provincial health orders remain in place

The junior A league has been forced to abandon a plan to start in mid-January

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The Pat Quinn Classic has been a popular tournament for top bantam and peewee teams in recent years, but COVID-19 means there will be no physical event this season. The scholarships established by the tournament are carrying on. (Pat Quinn Classic photo)

Pat Quinn Classic scholarships continue even as COVID cancels tournament

Female and male bantam players province wide are encouraged to apply for $1,000 scholarships

The Pat Quinn Classic has been a popular tournament for top bantam and peewee teams in recent years, but COVID-19 means there will be no physical event this season. The scholarships established by the tournament are carrying on. (Pat Quinn Classic photo)
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Many maskless at Tampa Super Bowl celebrations
Edmonton hopes for hub-city benefits
Injured Humboldt Broncos players back to physio after COVID-19 lockdown
Canucks say Vancouver won't be NHL hub city
BCHL

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)
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)
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.
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
Sandy Burke, at the six dog sprint on Sunday, Feb. 9 at the Caledonia Classic Sled Dog races. (Aman Parhar/Caledonia Courier)

Photos:25th Annual Caledonia Classic Dog Sled Races

The 25th Annual Caledonia Classic Dog Sled Races were held over the…

Sandy Burke, at the six dog sprint on Sunday, Feb. 9 at the Caledonia Classic Sled Dog races. (Aman Parhar/Caledonia Courier)
Four teams will face off in Fort St. James. (Stock photo)

BC Winter Classic coming back to Fort St. James

BC Hockey is coming back to Fort St. James for the BC…

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)
Regan Yee in competition for Trinity Western University (TWU). TWU photo
Regan Yee in competition for Trinity Western University (TWU). TWU photo
Cloverdale’s Holly Speers opened up the scoring for Team Canada. (WBSC video screengrab)

Team Canada step closer to Olympics after beating Puerto Rico

‘Super Round’ games to be played tomorrow at South Surrey’s Softball City

Cloverdale’s Holly Speers opened up the scoring for Team Canada. (WBSC video screengrab)
Photo Gallery: Wild Goose Chase Run in Vanderhoof a success, says organizer

Photo Gallery: Wild Goose Chase Run in Vanderhoof a success, says organizer

Three records were broken in the 3.5 km and 8 km categories

Photo Gallery: Wild Goose Chase Run in Vanderhoof a success, says organizer
Izzy Wallick, a coach at Fort St. James Secondary School for 28-years has received the 2018 ViaSport, Coach of the Year Award, and will be formally honoured in Vancouver at the 2019 BC Sports Hall of Fame Induction Gala on May 23, 2019. Wallick said she isn’t available that day to go receive the award, but her daughter will be going to Vancouver to receive it on her behalf. (Submitted photo)

Fort St. James coach receives community coach of the year award

Izzy Willick has been coaching athletes for the past 28-years

Izzy Wallick, a coach at Fort St. James Secondary School for 28-years has received the 2018 ViaSport, Coach of the Year Award, and will be formally honoured in Vancouver at the 2019 BC Sports Hall of Fame Induction Gala on May 23, 2019. Wallick said she isn’t available that day to go receive the award, but her daughter will be going to Vancouver to receive it on her behalf. (Submitted photo)