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BCHL pod season will end without playoffs

With COVID restrictions still hampering the league, the Fred Page Cup won’t be awarded in 2021

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BCHL stays tight-lipped about reasons for leaving Canadian Junior Hockey League

The BCHL retains affiliation with Hockey Canada and BC Hockey, but isn’t saying what comes next

The Chilliwack Chiefs and Coquitlam Express will finally play games in early April as the BCHL squeezes in a shortened 20 game season. Just-announced provincial funding may help the junior A league offset financial losses caused by the COVID pandemic. (Darren Francis photo)

Province provides relief funding for amateur sport

The government is directing $15 million to teams/leagues impacted by the COVID pandemic

The Chilliwack Chiefs and Coquitlam Express will finally play games in early April as the BCHL squeezes in a shortened 20 game season. Just-announced provincial funding may help the junior A league offset financial losses caused by the COVID pandemic. (Darren Francis photo)
A delegation request was presented by the Greater Metro Hockey League on March 15th proposing the potential of a Jr. A team coming to Kitimat. (GMHL Logo/GMHL website)

Greater Metro Jr. A Hockey League proposal

GMHL is expanding their Western Division

A delegation request was presented by the Greater Metro Hockey League on March 15th proposing the potential of a Jr. A team coming to Kitimat. (GMHL Logo/GMHL website)
Weldon Regular, 15, flies into the air with his scooter backflipping off the quarter pipe at the Kitimat skatepark. (Jacob Lubberts Photo)

Sunshine and Smiles for youth at local Kitimat skatepark

Kids are seen at the skatepark enjoying the calm before the storm

Weldon Regular, 15, flies into the air with his scooter backflipping off the quarter pipe at the Kitimat skatepark. (Jacob Lubberts Photo)
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BCHL will have three teams playing in Burnaby during shortened season

The league announced five pod locations as the junior A league prepares to play in early April

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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

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

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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)
The Terrace River Kings lost 3-9 to the Quesnel Kangaroos on Mar. 2, 2019 in the final CIHL playoffs. (Lindsay Chung Photo)

Central Interior Hockey League cancels 2020/21 season

League open to playing exhibition games if possible

The Terrace River Kings lost 3-9 to the Quesnel Kangaroos on Mar. 2, 2019 in the final CIHL playoffs. (Lindsay Chung Photo)
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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)
Many Kitimat sports teams, such as the Snow Valley Skating Club, are implementing COVID-19 safety measures for coaches and team members, such as physical distancing, hand hygiene, and wearing masks. For the Skating Club, coaches need to stay six feet away from participants as much as possible and must wear a mask at all times while in the arena. (Clare Rayment/Kitimat Northern Sentinel)

Sports in the time of COVID-19

Various sports teams around Kitimat have had their seasons affected by the pandemic

Many Kitimat sports teams, such as the Snow Valley Skating Club, are implementing COVID-19 safety measures for coaches and team members, such as physical distancing, hand hygiene, and wearing masks. For the Skating Club, coaches need to stay six feet away from participants as much as possible and must wear a mask at all times while in the arena. (Clare Rayment/Kitimat Northern Sentinel)
Pre-registration is in place this year, among other changes, for the 2020/21 curling season due to COVID-19 restrictions. (Black Press photo)

Registration open for curling season at Hirsch Creek Golf and Winter Club

New protocols are in place for the 2020/21 curling season due to COVID-19 restrictions

Pre-registration is in place this year, among other changes, for the 2020/21 curling season due to COVID-19 restrictions. (Black Press 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)
Go through the covered area anf right, towards the woods to get to the disc golf course at Hirsch Creek Park. (District of Kitimat photo)

Disc golf course open for season

The course is located in Hirsch Creek Park

Go through the covered area anf right, towards the woods to get to the disc golf course at Hirsch Creek Park. (District of Kitimat photo)
Tamitik Jubilee Sports Complex will be reopening its squash courts, fitness room, and spin classes on Sept. 14, with COVID-19 hours and restrictions in places. (Black Press photo)

Tamitik Sports Complex reopening some activities

The pool remains closed for the time being, but a few activities will start up again Sept. 14

Tamitik Jubilee Sports Complex will be reopening its squash courts, fitness room, and spin classes on Sept. 14, with COVID-19 hours and restrictions in places. (Black Press photo)
The Hirsch Creek Golf and Winter Club golf course and driving range are temporarily closed as of Sept. 1 due to extremely wet weather. (Black Press photo)

Kitimat golf club closed due to wet weather

The Club said it is monitoring course conditions and will notify people when it reopens

The Hirsch Creek Golf and Winter Club golf course and driving range are temporarily closed as of Sept. 1 due to extremely wet weather. (Black Press photo)