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Vancouver Canucks two-way deals offer glimpse into Abbotsford Canucks roster

National Hockey League club signs a number of players for 2021-22 season, AHL season begins October

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Summer Slam event coming to Abbotsford’s Sevenoaks Shopping Centre

Outdoor three-on-three basketball tournament debuting later this summer

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Vancouver Canucks’ Jake Virtanen skates during the first period of a preseason NHL hockey game on Monday, September 28, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

B.C.’s Jake Virtanen set to be bought out by Vancouver Canucks amid sex assault accusation

NHL club places player on unconditional waivers, has been on leave since May 1 since allegations

Vancouver Canucks’ Jake Virtanen skates during the first period of a preseason NHL hockey game on Monday, September 28, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
The unapproved words on the Bob Bus mural have now been removed as of Thursday (July 22). (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Unapproved words removed from downtown Abbotsford mural

‘Make Abbotsford great again’ phrase was not part of the original plan for Bob Bos mural

The unapproved words on the Bob Bus mural have now been removed as of Thursday (July 22). (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
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Abbotsford Canucks schedule released

Friday night will be hockey night in Abbotsford this season

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The Abbotsford Canucks home opener is set for Oct. 22 against the Henderson Silver Knights. (Canucks Twitter photo)

Abbotsford Canucks announce home opener date

New American Hockey League team makes debut at Abbotsford Centre on Oct. 22

The Abbotsford Canucks home opener is set for Oct. 22 against the Henderson Silver Knights. (Canucks Twitter photo)
A mural containing the phrase ‘make Abbotsford great again’ was created without the approval of the Downtown Abbotsford Business Association. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

‘Make Abbotsford great again’ – artist includes phrase on mural without approval

Abbotsford Downtown Business Association allows unapproved mural to take shape downtown

A mural containing the phrase ‘make Abbotsford great again’ was created without the approval of the Downtown Abbotsford Business Association. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
Abbotsford Centre will host a pre-season game featuring the Vancouver Canucks and the Calgary Flames. (Canucks Twitter photo)

Vancouver Canucks training camp set for Abbotsford

First time Abbotsford has hosted camp, Abbotsford Centre hosts pre-season game on Sept. 27

Abbotsford Centre will host a pre-season game featuring the Vancouver Canucks and the Calgary Flames. (Canucks Twitter photo)
A mural containing the phrase ‘make Abbotsford great again’ was created without the approval of the Downtown Abbotsford Business Association. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

‘Make Abbotsford great again’: Downtown mural used unapproved content

‘Make Abbotsford great again’ slogan included on Bob Bos mural was not approved by ADBA

A mural containing the phrase ‘make Abbotsford great again’ was created without the approval of the Downtown Abbotsford Business Association. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
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Abbotsford AHL franchise named the Canucks

New franchise set to begin play in October, logo is the Johnny Canuck character

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The Abbotsford AHL team franchise name, colour and logo will now not be announced until July 14 after the Canucks delayed the announcement the evening before they had originally planned to. (Canucks Twitter photo)

Vancouver Canucks delay Abbotsford AHL team announcements

Canucks will now reveal team name, logo and colours on July 14 instead of July 9

The Abbotsford AHL team franchise name, colour and logo will now not be announced until July 14 after the Canucks delayed the announcement the evening before they had originally planned to. (Canucks Twitter photo)
Abbotsford’s Lakeland Flowers opens its U-pick sunflower field on Saturday, July 10. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Sunflower season arrives in Abbotsford

Lakeland Flowers opens U-pick on Saturday, several other locations to admire sunflowers

Abbotsford’s Lakeland Flowers opens its U-pick sunflower field on Saturday, July 10. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
The Abbotsford Centre will welcome fans back for a Bandits basketball game on July 14. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Fans returning to Abbotsford Centre next week

Fraser Valley Bandits becoming first pro sports team in B.C. to host fans since pandemic

The Abbotsford Centre will welcome fans back for a Bandits basketball game on July 14. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
Bandits forward Shaquille Keith drives the lane. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Fraser Valley Bandits sweep home stand to go 4-0

Abbotsford-based pro basketball red hot to start 2021 CEBL regular season

Bandits forward Shaquille Keith drives the lane. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
According to domain name research obtained by The News, the Abbotsford AHL team may be called the Canucks. (File photo)

The Abbotsford Canucks? New AHL team may share parent team’s name

Domain name registration research from The News reveals possible plans for team name

According to domain name research obtained by The News, the Abbotsford AHL team may be called the Canucks. (File photo)
The Vancouver Canucks AHL franchise will officially play out of the Abbotsford Centre starting this October. (File photo)

City of Abbotsford, Canucks finalize partnership agreement

American Hockey League team officially playing in Abbotsford starting in October

The Vancouver Canucks AHL franchise will officially play out of the Abbotsford Centre starting this October. (File photo)
Bandits big man Brandon Gilbeck elevates for the opening tip-off. Gilbeck and the Bandits opened the CEBL season with a 92-74 win over the Saskatchewan Rattlers on Saturday. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

Fraser Valley Bandits open CEBL season with win

Abbotsford-based basketball team defeats Saskatchewan Rattlers 92-74 on Saturday

Bandits big man Brandon Gilbeck elevates for the opening tip-off. Gilbeck and the Bandits opened the CEBL season with a 92-74 win over the Saskatchewan Rattlers on Saturday. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)
Abbotsford’s Marek Klassen and the Fraser Valley Bandits return to the court on Saturday. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Fraser Valley Bandits return to the court Saturday

Abbotsford-based CEBL team returns with new players, new head coach and possibly fans in the stands

Abbotsford’s Marek Klassen and the Fraser Valley Bandits return to the court on Saturday. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
The Fraser Valley Bandits chose to release former NBA-er Julian Washburn a few days after signing the player. (Photo by Chris Elise/NBAE via Getty Images)

Fraser Valley Bandits release former NBA-er Julian Washburn

Abbotsford-based CEBL team lets player go to pursue other playing opportunities

The Fraser Valley Bandits chose to release former NBA-er Julian Washburn a few days after signing the player. (Photo by Chris Elise/NBAE via Getty Images)
The Vancouver Canucks will be bringing general manager Ryan Johnson and head coach Trent Cull to Abbotsford to retain their positions from last season. (YouTube)

Vancouver Canucks bringing Utica staff to Abbotsford

General manager Ryan Johnson, head coach Trent Cull and staff retained by Canucks

The Vancouver Canucks will be bringing general manager Ryan Johnson and head coach Trent Cull to Abbotsford to retain their positions from last season. (YouTube)