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Vancouver Canucks goalie Thatcher Demko (35) stops Montreal Canadiens’ Josh Anderson (17) during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Wednesday, March 9, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Vancouver Canucks goalie Thatcher Demko (35) stops Montreal Canadiens’ Josh Anderson (17) during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Wednesday, March 9, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
The Abbotsford Canucks power play scored three times and Spencer Martin stopped all the shots he faced to earn a 3-0 win over Toronto on Wednesday (March 9). (Photo by Thomas Skrlj/Toronto Marlies)

Power play fuels Abbotsford Canucks to shutout win over Toronto

Spencer Martin makes 21 saves to blank the Toronto Marlies, team back home on Friday

The Abbotsford Canucks power play scored three times and Spencer Martin stopped all the shots he faced to earn a 3-0 win over Toronto on Wednesday (March 9). (Photo by Thomas Skrlj/Toronto Marlies)
Abbotsford’s Jake Virtanen has reportedly departed the KHL. (File photo)

Ex-Canuck Jake Virtanen reportedly leaves Russian pro hockey team

Abbotsford product had been playing with KHL’s HC Spartak Moscow since October

Abbotsford’s Jake Virtanen has reportedly departed the KHL. (File photo)
Vancouver Canucks goaltender Thatcher Demko lost his stick and can only watch as the puck gets by him for a goal during second period NHL action against the Toronto Maple Leafs in Toronto on Saturday March 5, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
Vancouver Canucks goaltender Thatcher Demko lost his stick and can only watch as the puck gets by him for a goal during second period NHL action against the Toronto Maple Leafs in Toronto on Saturday March 5, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
Vancouver Canucks’ J.T. Miller (9) fights for position with New York Islanders’ Adam Pelech (3) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, March 3, 2022, in Elmont, N.Y. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Canucks stage third-period rally to earn 4-3 win over New York Islanders

Nils Hoglander and Vasily Podkolzin score 45 seconds apart for Vancouver

Vancouver Canucks’ J.T. Miller (9) fights for position with New York Islanders’ Adam Pelech (3) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, March 3, 2022, in Elmont, N.Y. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
Rod Masters, who played the organist in the 1977 hockey movie “Slap Shot,” is shown on a video scoreboard as he plays during the second period of an NHL hockey game between the Seattle Kraken and the Vancouver Canucks, Saturday, Jan. 1, 2022, in Seattle. The Kraken announced recently that Masters will be the team’s new in-house organist. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

’Slap Shot’ organist finds new career with NHL’s expansion Seattle Kraken

40 years after cult hockey comedy film, Rod Masters still winces at “Lady of Spain”

Rod Masters, who played the organist in the 1977 hockey movie “Slap Shot,” is shown on a video scoreboard as he plays during the second period of an NHL hockey game between the Seattle Kraken and the Vancouver Canucks, Saturday, Jan. 1, 2022, in Seattle. The Kraken announced recently that Masters will be the team’s new in-house organist. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Vancouver Canucks right wing Vasily Podkolzin (92) works against New Jersey Devils right wing Nathan Bastian for control of the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game Monday, Feb. 28, 2022, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

Jack Hughes bests older brother Quinn as Devils rout Canucks 7-2

Game was the 4,000th regular-season contest in Vancouver team history

Vancouver Canucks right wing Vasily Podkolzin (92) works against New Jersey Devils right wing Nathan Bastian for control of the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game Monday, Feb. 28, 2022, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)
Vancouver Canucks goaltender Thatcher Demko stops a shot by New York Rangers centre Mika Zibanejad (93) in the first period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, Feb. 27, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

Demko, Canucks open road trip with 5-2 victory over New York Rangers

Matthew Highmore adds two points for Vancouver on his 26th birthday

Vancouver Canucks goaltender Thatcher Demko stops a shot by New York Rangers centre Mika Zibanejad (93) in the first period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, Feb. 27, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
Vancouver Canucks’ J.T. Miller (9) watches the rebound after Calgary Flames goalie Jacob Markstrom, of Sweden, made the save during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Thursday, February 24, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Miller records 4 points as Canucks crush visiting Calgary Flames 7-1

Elias Pettersson adds two goals and a helper for Vancouver

Vancouver Canucks’ J.T. Miller (9) watches the rebound after Calgary Flames goalie Jacob Markstrom, of Sweden, made the save during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Thursday, February 24, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Abbotsford’s Devante Stephens checks Colorado’s Kiefer Sherwood during AHL action on Sunday (Feb. 20). (Colorado Eagles photo)

Abbotsford Canucks win two of three on road trip

Win streak ends at six in Colorado, Canucks return home for games on Friday and Sunday

Abbotsford’s Devante Stephens checks Colorado’s Kiefer Sherwood during AHL action on Sunday (Feb. 20). (Colorado Eagles photo)
Vancouver Canucks’ Elias Pettersson, front left, of Sweden, and Seattle Kraken’s Yanni Gourde vie for the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, B.C., Monday, Feb. 21, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Tyler Motte notches 2 points as Vancouver Canucks dump Seattle Kraken 5-2

Goalie Thatcher Demko stops 25 of 27 shots for B.C. squad

Vancouver Canucks’ Elias Pettersson, front left, of Sweden, and Seattle Kraken’s Yanni Gourde vie for the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, B.C., Monday, Feb. 21, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Vancouver Canucks’ Tyler Myers, left, checks Anaheim Ducks’ Trevor Zegras during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Saturday, February 19, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Vancouver Canucks’ Tyler Myers, left, checks Anaheim Ducks’ Trevor Zegras during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Saturday, February 19, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Abbotsford’s Jake Virtanen will make his next court appearance in his sexual assault case on March 2. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

Abbotsford’s Jake Virtanen’s sexual assault case will be tried by judge and jury

First court appearance sees judge grant request by lawyer, next appearance set for March 2

Abbotsford’s Jake Virtanen will make his next court appearance in his sexual assault case on March 2. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)
British Columbia’s Kimberly Newell, in her distinctive pads and helmet, was a star in net for Team China at the Beijing Games. Photo: Submitted

At the Beijing Games, B.C. goaltender Kimberly Newell is a Chinese sensation

Newell’s performance and love for her heritage have made her a star

British Columbia’s Kimberly Newell, in her distinctive pads and helmet, was a star in net for Team China at the Beijing Games. Photo: Submitted
Vancouver Canucks goaltender Thatcher Demko (35) makes a save against San Jose Sharks centre Tomas Hertl (48) during the first period of an NHL hockey game in San Jose, Calif., Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022. (AP Photo/Josie Lepe)

J.T. Miller nets OT winner as Canucks earn 5-4 victory over San Jose Sharks

Quinn Hughes comes off COVID list to tally two points for Vancouver

Vancouver Canucks goaltender Thatcher Demko (35) makes a save against San Jose Sharks centre Tomas Hertl (48) during the first period of an NHL hockey game in San Jose, Calif., Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022. (AP Photo/Josie Lepe)
Canada forward Emily Clark (26) scores on Switzerland goaltender Saskia Maurer during second period women’s ice hockey semifinals action Monday, February 14, 2022 at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

4 Olympians carry Penticton with them to Beijing

Olympic Women’s Hockey had 4 alumni from Penticton’s Okanagan Hockey Academy program

Canada forward Emily Clark (26) scores on Switzerland goaltender Saskia Maurer during second period women’s ice hockey semifinals action Monday, February 14, 2022 at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Minor hockey teams across Canada will have an opportunity to engage in the conversation about the intergenerational impacts of residential schools and

Orange Shirt Society nets national minor hockey campaign to further reconciliation

Society teams up with Canadian Tire and Keener Jerseys to create conversation and healing

  • Feb 17, 2022
Minor hockey teams across Canada will have an opportunity to engage in the conversation about the intergenerational impacts of residential schools and
Canucks players Phil Di Giuseppe (left) and Nic Petan celebrate a goal against Bakersfield. (Abbotsford Canucks photo)

Abbotsford Canucks win fifth straight game

Abbotsford defeats Bakersfield 5-2, scary incident for Jack Rathbone

Canucks players Phil Di Giuseppe (left) and Nic Petan celebrate a goal against Bakersfield. (Abbotsford Canucks photo)
Team Canada forward Marie-Philip Poulin (29) celebrates her goal against the United States with teammates Micah Zandee-Hart, left to right, Ashton Bell, Brianne Jenner and Sarah Nurse during second period women’s hockey gold medal game action at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing on Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Team Canada forward Marie-Philip Poulin (29) celebrates her goal against the United States with teammates Micah Zandee-Hart, left to right, Ashton Bell, Brianne Jenner and Sarah Nurse during second period women’s hockey gold medal game action at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing on Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Team Sweden forward Lucas Wallmark (23) celebrates after scoring as Team Canada forward Mason McTavish (32) looks on during third period men’s quarter-final hockey action at the Beijing Winter Olympics in Beijing, China, on Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Sweden knocks Canadian men’s hockey team out of Olympic medal contention

Canada will go home without a medal in the sport for the first time in 16 years

Team Sweden forward Lucas Wallmark (23) celebrates after scoring as Team Canada forward Mason McTavish (32) looks on during third period men’s quarter-final hockey action at the Beijing Winter Olympics in Beijing, China, on Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz