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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

Abbotsford’s Jake Virtanen set to be bought out by Vancouver Canucks

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

 

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Abbotsford Canucks schedule released

Friday night will be hockey night in Abbotsford this season

 

South Surrey’s Michael Rasmussen in action with Detroit Red Wings. (Photo: nhl.com)

Surrey’s Rasmussen signs 3-year deal with Detroit Red Wings

Contract extension worth $1.46 million annually, on average, according to PuckPedia website

 

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)
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)
Dolores Claman, the composer behind the former “Hockey Night in Canada” theme song, has died at 94. THE CANADIAN PRESS/SOCAN

B.C.’s Dolores Claman, ‘Hockey Night in Canada’ song composer dead at 94

Claman was born in Vancouver, grew up with an opera singer for a mother and studied at the University of Southern California

Dolores Claman, the composer behind the former “Hockey Night in Canada” theme song, has died at 94. THE CANADIAN PRESS/SOCAN
Surrey-area NHL draft prospects Carson Latimer (left) and Caedan Bankier. (Latimer photo: Oil Kings/Andy Devlin; Bankier photo: Kamloops Blazers/Allen Douglas)

Surrey NHL hockey prospects excited for draft after one short, challenging season

Caedan Bankier and Carson Latimer make final Prospect Rankings ahead of entry draft July 23-24

Surrey-area NHL draft prospects Carson Latimer (left) and Caedan Bankier. (Latimer photo: Oil Kings/Andy Devlin; Bankier photo: Kamloops Blazers/Allen Douglas)
The Abbotsford Canucks are going with Johnny Canuck as the team’s primary logo.

With logo reveal complete, Abbotsford Canucks GM Ryan Johnson turns attention to hockey

Johnson said it’s been a busy summer relocating from New York, but he’s ready to build the roster

The Abbotsford Canucks are going with Johnny Canuck as the team’s primary logo.
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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)
Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price stretches during the first team practice in Brossard, Que. on Monday, January 4, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Carey Price’s B.C. hometown rallying behind Montreal star goaltender

A convoy of Canadiens flags arrived outside an arena in Anahim Lake where Price played hockey as a kid

Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price stretches during the first team practice in Brossard, Que. on Monday, January 4, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
Montreal Canadiens fans react as they watch Game 5 Stanley Cup finals action against the Tampa Bay Lightning on a big screen outside of the Bell Centre in Montreal, Wednesday, July 7, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Canadiens fans saddened by loss, proud team made it to Stanley Cup final

‘Heart, 100 per cent heart, no matter which way you look at it’

Montreal Canadiens fans react as they watch Game 5 Stanley Cup finals action against the Tampa Bay Lightning on a big screen outside of the Bell Centre in Montreal, Wednesday, July 7, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Tampa Bay Lightning defenceman David Savard (58), centre Steven Stamkos (91), and centre Anthony Cirelli (71) crowd left wing Ross Colton (79) after his goal on Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price (31) during the second period in Game 5 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup finals, Wednesday, July 7, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan Ebenhack)

Lightning beat Canadiens 1-0 to claim 2nd straight Stanley Cup title

Tampa Bay beats Montreal in 5 games; Vasilevskiy named playoff MVP

Tampa Bay Lightning defenceman David Savard (58), centre Steven Stamkos (91), and centre Anthony Cirelli (71) crowd left wing Ross Colton (79) after his goal on Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price (31) during the second period in Game 5 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup finals, Wednesday, July 7, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan Ebenhack)
Looking north at the neighborhood of Paradise Island on Treasure Island, Fla., outer bands of Tropical Storm Elsa brings a downpour of rain over the area on Tuesday, July 6, 2021. The Montreal Canadiens quite literally flew into a storm to continue their Stanley Cup final series with the Tampa Bay Lightning. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Tampa Bay Times, Marc Topkin, *MANDATORY CREDIT*
Looking north at the neighborhood of Paradise Island on Treasure Island, Fla., outer bands of Tropical Storm Elsa brings a downpour of rain over the area on Tuesday, July 6, 2021. The Montreal Canadiens quite literally flew into a storm to continue their Stanley Cup final series with the Tampa Bay Lightning. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Tampa Bay Times, Marc Topkin, *MANDATORY CREDIT*
Montreal Canadiens right wing Josh Anderson (17) celebrates with right wing Cole Caufield (22) after scoring the game-winning goal during overtime period Game 4 Stanley Cup finals hockey action against the Tampa Bay Lightning in Montreal, Monday, July 5, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Anderson scores in OT, Habs beat Lightning 3-2 to stay alive in Stanley Cup final

Montreal trails series 3-1 with Game 5 set for Wednesday in Tampa

Montreal Canadiens right wing Josh Anderson (17) celebrates with right wing Cole Caufield (22) after scoring the game-winning goal during overtime period Game 4 Stanley Cup finals hockey action against the Tampa Bay Lightning in Montreal, Monday, July 5, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price makes a save off Tampa Bay Lightning’s Nikita Kucherov during second period Game 3 Stanley Cup finals action in Montreal, Friday, July 2, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price makes a save off Tampa Bay Lightning’s Nikita Kucherov during second period Game 3 Stanley Cup finals action in Montreal, Friday, July 2, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
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)
Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy (88) blocks a shot by Montreal Canadiens center Nick Suzuki (14) during the first period in Game 2 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup finals, Wednesday, June 30, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy (88) blocks a shot by Montreal Canadiens center Nick Suzuki (14) during the first period in Game 2 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup finals, Wednesday, June 30, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
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)
Humboldt Broncos bus crash survivor Ryan Straschnitzki, centre, is helped to turn his body by Eric Daigle, left, and Jill Mack while he attends a physiotherapy session in Calgary on Thursday, June 24, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

‘You forget how tall you are’: Paralyzed Humboldt Bronco able to stand during physio

Ryan Straschnitzki’s next goal is being able to take a few steps

Humboldt Broncos bus crash survivor Ryan Straschnitzki, centre, is helped to turn his body by Eric Daigle, left, and Jill Mack while he attends a physiotherapy session in Calgary on Thursday, June 24, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh