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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

Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League has halted all games until further notice based on B.C. public health officer orders and information from B.C. Hockey. Pictured here, action between Nanaimo and Campbell River from last March. (News Bulletin file)

VIJHL hits pause on season due to COVID-19 orders

All games postponed beginning Nov. 21, says hockey league

Vancouver Island Amateur Hockey executive has announced all games are cancelled until Dec. 1. (VIAHA logo)

COVID-19: Vancouver Island minor hockey cancels all games until December

“We have had an increasing number of teams who are reluctant to travel…”

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)
Fuller Lake Arena change rooms only opened up again on Monday, but only for putting on skates and not shower use. (Photo by Don Bodger)                                Fuller Lake Arena change rooms only opened up again on Monday, but only for putting on skates and not shower use. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Unusual season of minor hockey slowly taking shape

Teams doing a lot of practicing right now while awaiting the possibility of games

Fuller Lake Arena change rooms only opened up again on Monday, but only for putting on skates and not shower use. (Photo by Don Bodger)                                Fuller Lake Arena change rooms only opened up again on Monday, but only for putting on skates and not shower use. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Seby Sulyok of Cedar is this year’s Future West B.C. motocross champion in the supermini division. (Photo submitted)

Bathtub power propels Cedar motocross racer to B.C. title

Seby Sulyok wins his division in FutureWest provincial series

Seby Sulyok of Cedar is this year’s Future West B.C. motocross champion in the supermini division. (Photo submitted)
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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 Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League (VIJHL) is working to finalize a start date for the upcoming Island Junior B hockey season. In this file photo, the Campbell River Storm celebrate their ninth win in a row during regular season Junior B action at the Rod Brind’Amour Arena in Campbell River, B.C. on Jan. 3, 2020. The Storm beat the Generals 1-0. File photo by Marissa Tiel – Campbell River Mirror

VIJHL finalizing cohort groups and schedules for upcoming season

Start date is still unknown, but should be announced in the coming weeks, says league

The Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League (VIJHL) is working to finalize a start date for the upcoming Island Junior B hockey season. In this file photo, the Campbell River Storm celebrate their ninth win in a row during regular season Junior B action at the Rod Brind’Amour Arena in Campbell River, B.C. on Jan. 3, 2020. The Storm beat the Generals 1-0. File photo by Marissa Tiel – Campbell River Mirror
It’s hoped hockey will return sooner rather than later at Fuller Lake Arena and other Cowichan Valley rinks. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Return to Play game plan for September in the works for Cowichan Valley minor hockey

The season will look quite different to comply with COVID-19 regulations

It’s hoped hockey will return sooner rather than later at Fuller Lake Arena and other Cowichan Valley rinks. (Photo by Don Bodger)
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)
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.
Tony Smith of Chemainus ready for his tee time at Mount Brenton Golf Course. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Golfers enjoying their time back on the course

Mount Brenton Golf Course a busy place for people to unwind after reopening Friday

Tony Smith of Chemainus ready for his tee time at Mount Brenton Golf Course. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Parks, Recreation and Culture fitness instructors PJ Halliday (right) and Heather Irwin film a HIIT Bodyweight Blast class as part of the Town’s new virtual programs and classes being offered during the COVID-19 pandemic (Town of Ladysmith photo)
Parks, Recreation and Culture fitness instructors PJ Halliday (right) and Heather Irwin film a HIIT Bodyweight Blast class as part of the Town’s new virtual programs and classes being offered during the COVID-19 pandemic (Town of Ladysmith photo)
Union de Reyes facing the Cowichan Valley Mustangs at Evans Park in Duncan during its visit to Vancouver Island in 2018. (File photo)

Cuban baseball journey takes a different twist for Island players

Touring team prevented from any game action at the start of COVID-19 restrictions

Union de Reyes facing the Cowichan Valley Mustangs at Evans Park in Duncan during its visit to Vancouver Island in 2018. (File photo)
Mount Brenton Golf Course is opening up to members again Friday. Guests are welcome to begin playing again next Monday. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Mount Brenton opts to resume play on Friday for members

Golf courses opening up again amid COVID-19 safety measures

Mount Brenton Golf Course is opening up to members again Friday. Guests are welcome to begin playing again next Monday. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Mike Vandekamp is moving on after two years as head coach and GM of the Cowichan Valley Capitals. (Citizen

Vandekamp moving on from Cowichan Capitals

Head coach returns to AJHL’s Grande Prairie Storm

Mike Vandekamp is moving on after two years as head coach and GM of the Cowichan Valley Capitals. (Citizen
Ladysmith’s Olympian, Faith Knelson is focused on staying healthy for the 2021 Olympics (Submitted photo)

Ladysmith Olympic hopeful shares her emotional journey to the Tokyo Games

When Faith Knelson learned Canada withdrew from the Olympics she had ‘five million emotions at once’

Ladysmith’s Olympian, Faith Knelson is focused on staying healthy for the 2021 Olympics (Submitted photo)
Mount Brenton Golf Course in Chemainus has been closed in accordance with a Golf BC directive. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Mount Brenton Golf Club closed until further notice

British Columbia Golf chief executive officer starts the ball rolling

Mount Brenton Golf Course in Chemainus has been closed in accordance with a Golf BC directive. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Another successful Vancouver Island Society for Adaptive Snowsports season comes to an end
Another successful Vancouver Island Society for Adaptive Snowsports season comes to an end
Kristen Arnold wearing the tournament hoodie and displaying the new toques that would have been unveiled this year. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Midget hockey tournament cancellation comes with a silver lining

Cowichan Valley Memorial event moving to Thanksgiving weekend 2020

Kristen Arnold wearing the tournament hoodie and displaying the new toques that would have been unveiled this year. (Photo by Don Bodger)