The Chiefs made several moves at the BCHL trade deadline, loading up for what they hope is a long playoff run.
The team acquired 20 year old winger Taylor Allen from Lloydminster of the AJHL in return for Eric Benshadle. The Calgary native had 14 goals and 29 points in 39 games for the Bobcats and has previous BCHL experience with the Cowichan Valley Capitals (2013-14) and Prince George Spruce Kings (2014-15).
The Chiefs dealt 19 year old Ryan Roseboom to Merritt for 20 year old Ryan Forbes, a character player who’s collected seven goals, 19 points and 64 penalty minutes in 42 games for the last-place Cents.
Finally, the team signed 20 year old blueliner Rylan Bechtel, who had retired earlier this season after playing 11 games for PG. Last season, skating for the Capitals, the Chilliwack native collected five goals and 42 points in 56 games.