Chilliwack skater comes home to finish hockey career with Chiefs

Western Hockey League vet Austin Wellsby joins the Royal Bank Cup chase in 2017-18.

The Chiefs have added another player to the lineup for the 2017-18 season, inking Chilliwack native and Western Hockey League veteran Austin Wellsby.

Wellsby joins the Chiefs after three seasons with the Kootenay Ice. In 164 major junior games, he scored 15 goals and added 20 assists.

Weighing in at six-foot-three and just under 200 pounds, Wellsby brings a physical element and leadership abilities to the Chiefs.

He finished last season as an alternate captain with the Ice and is thrilled to be finishing his junior career in his hometown.

“I couldn’t be more excited to join the Chiefs for my final year of junior hockey and to play in the RBC Cup,” he said. “I grew up watching the Chiefs and I know they are a great organization. It’s going to be really special to play at home in front of my friends and family.”

Just Posted

‘An officer and a gentleman’: Const. John Davidson is laid to rest

Thousands attend memorial service for slain Abbotsford Police officer

Chilliwack Chiefs blast cellar-dwelling Capitals to snap losing skid

Cowichan Valley proved the perfect foe for a Chilliwack squad that had lost 4 straight BCHL games.

Squaredancers asked to stop using Chilliwack sports field for camping

Although group had rented same venue for almost 20 years, city reps had to draw the line to be fair

UFV Town & Gown event raises $85,000 in one night; $200,000 in 2017

Supporters from all over the Fraser Valley and beyond gathered in Abbotsford for the third annual Town & Gown fundraising dinner.

VIDEO: Chilliwack’s first independent film festival

Films from around B.C. and the world were screened in Chilliwack at the inaugural festival.

VIDEO: Coquihalla closed both directions near Merritt

Detours are available via Hwy. 8 and Hwy. 1

VIDEO: The Last Jedi is going to be the longest ‘Star Wars’ movie yet

Newest movie in the franchise will beat Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones

REPLAY: B.C. this week in video

In case you missed it, here’s a look at replay-worthy highlights from across the province this week.

PHOTOS: Procession and funeral for Const. John Davidson

Thousands attended celebration of life for Abbotsford police officer

B.C. Liberal leadership candidates debate different paths for party

Third debate held Sunday, Nov. 19 at Nanaimo’s Vancouver Island Conference Centre

Apology to Canadians persecuted for being gay coming Nov. 28: Trudeau

Thousands were fired from the military, RCMP and public service because of their sexual orientation

Heavy rains, winds hit B.C.’s south coast

Localized flooding, gusts up to 70 km/hr expected for the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island

High winds cancel slew of BC Ferries sailings

Travel to and from Victoria and Vancouver as well as Northern Gulf Islands affected

Most Read