Abbotsford Canucks reschedule games this weekend because of B.C. floods

Colorado Avalanche and Abbotsford, B.C. native Devon Toews speaks on the catastrophic flooding and gives heart felt message to the community.

The Abbotsford Canucks have rescheduled games this weekend against the Bakersfield Condors because of the state of emergency caused by flooding in the Fraser Valley in British Columbia.

The games, originally to be held Friday and Sunday, have been rescheduled for Jan. 5 and Jan. 10.

The Abbotsford Canucks are the AHL affiliate of the Vancouver Canucks.

The region was overwhelmed by serious weekend rainstorms that caused flooding and landslides, washing out roads, stranding drivers and residents.

Evacuation orders have been issued for about 1,000 properties in the area, including a number of large dairy and poultry farms and other agricultural operations, and the B.C. government has declared a state of emergency.

“Our thoughts go out to everyone impacted by the extreme flooding and emergency conditions in the past few days," said Rob Mullowney, chief operating officer of the Abbotsford Canucks said in a statement.

“We live and work in this community, and we are tremendously grateful for all of the front-line emergency personnel who have helped ensure the safety of everyone. Safety is our top priority, and we will stay in contact with the City of Abbotsford and local authorities to extend our support wherever it is needed given the extraordinary circumstances our community is facing.”

--With files from The Canadian Press

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