Hall of Fame reveals class of 2016

The Chilliwack Sports Hall of Fame welcomes two new members this October.
The inductees will be honored guests at the first annual Chilliwack Sports Dinner presented by Royal LePage, taking place Oct. 27 at the Squiala Hall.
They’ll be officially inducted the following night at a Chilliwack Chiefs game at Prospera Centre.

A legendary coach and a champion for women in sport headline the Chilliwack Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2016.
Lara Mussell Savage will be inducted as an athlete. A two-time world champion in Ultimate Frisbee, the Sto:lo Native was twice named BC’s top female Aboriginal athlete.
In 2005, Mussell Savage went a step further, […]

Covey’s fingerprints all over local sports scene

The Chilliwack Sports Hall of Fame welcomes its Class of 2015 this weekend.
The induction ceremony will be held during the first period intermission of the Saturday night Chilliwack Chiefs game vs Prince George.
Jack Covey is being honoured as an inductee in the Judy Fitzsimmons Builder Category.
Here is his story.

Whenever Jack Covey drives down Hocking Avenue and sees a full parking lot at the YMCA building, a little smile comes across his face.
“How that started, that’s always a story,” he says with a grin.
In the early 1960s Covey was already getting involved in the local sports scene as part of a volunteer […]

By |November 13th, 2015|Inductees|0 Comments|

Provincial hockey champs reunited for Hall of Fame induction night

More than two decades have passed since a Chilliwack hockey squad won this city’s one and only midget AAA provincial title.
To Derek Cranfield and his teammates, it feels like a lifetime ago since they dispatched Cowichan 7-1 to hoist the trophy.
But when Cranfield, one of the goalies on that 1993-94 team, starts reminiscing the memories flood back.

“It’s the way that we came together that stands out to me,” Cranfield recalls. “The cohesiveness and the bond we all had, playing for that one goal. That’s the way our group was and what I still remember all these years later.”
Chilliwack’s midget […]

By |November 10th, 2015|Inductees|0 Comments|

Hockey champs join Covey in Class of 2015

One of the finest teams in Chilliwack Minor Hockey history will join local coaching legend Jack Covey in the Chilliwack Sports Hall of Fame this fall.

Covey will be the first inductee in the newly-named Judy Fitzsimmons Builder category. Involved for decades in local sport, Covey is best known for his work on the gridiron. As a coach at Chilliwack secondary school in the 1960s, he led the Frontiersmen to three Fraser Valley championships. Covey was also responsible for launching the athletic program at Sardis secondary school (which was a junior high when he got things rolling).
In recent years, Covey has been the […]