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Abbotsford Canucks bringing 2023 Training Camp to Chillwack

Canucks will run camp from Oct. 4 to 7 at Chilliwack Coliseum
The Abbotsford Canucks have announced that the club’s 2023 Training Camp will occur in Chilliwack. (Abbotsford Canucks photo)

The Abbotsford Canucks 2023 Training Camp will occur in Chilliwack.

The club announced on Monday (Sept. 18) that the Chilliwack Coliseum will host the event from Oct. 4 to 7.

All four days of on-ice training camp sessions will be open to the public.

The Chilliwack Coliseum is the current home of the BCHL’s Chilliwack Chiefs and is the former home of the WHL’s Chilliwack Bruins.

The camp will also feature the team’s inaugural Abbotsford Canucks Minor Hockey Festival, which will take place on Oct. 7.

“We are thrilled to partner with the Abbotsford Canucks,” stated Chilliwack Chiefs vice-president of business operations Barry Douglas. “This is another fantastic opportunity for the Chilliwack Coliseum to help showcase our community. We are especially excited for the Saturday when we can celebrate hockey in the Fraser Valley.”

The festival will include free on-site activations for fans of all ages, including inflatables, air brush tattoos, an appearance from Vancouver Canucks mascot Fin, as well as a full-team scrimmage at noon. At the conclusion of the scrimmage, fans will have the opportunity to meet and greet with current Abbotsford Canucks players along with Vancouver Canucks alumni. Following the festival, the Chiefs will host the Vernon Vipers at 6 p.m.

“We are excited to be holding camp in Chilliwack this October,” said Abbotsford Canucks General Manager Ryan Johnson. “This is a great opportunity for our players to be in the community and for our organization to connect with our fanbase east of Abbotsford.”

The festival is open to boys and girls minor hockey players aged eight to 12 to take part in skill and drill sessions. The sessions will feature Vancouver Canucks alumni and current assistant director of player development Chris Higgins, Abbotsford head coach Jeremy Colliton, and other members of the team’s coaching and development staff.

Through the support of the Canucks for Kids Foundation, the on-ice skills and drills sessions are complimentary to register for. Space for the on-ice sessions is limited and participants are encouraged to sign up here.

Ben Lypka

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