Chiefs fortify defence with ‘Elite 15’ player

The Chilliwack Chiefs have announced that defenseman Darren Rizzolo (1998) has committed to the Chiefs for the 2015-16 season.

The Chilliwack Chiefs have announced that defenseman Darren Rizzolo (1998) has committed to the Chiefs for the 2015-16 season.

Rizzolo, who calls Mission B.C. home,  is the second player, joining forward Kohen Olischefski to commit to the Chiefs for the 2015-16 season. Rizzolo and Olischefski were teammates on the Yale Academy Elite 15 team last season where Rizzolo scored eight goals and added 19 assists in 24 games.

“I would like to thank the Chiefs organization and in particular Jason Tatarnic for the opportunity to play on the Chiefs team for the 2015-2016 season,” said Rizzolo.

“I had several options in front of me, but liked hearing what Jason is trying to build in Chilliwack. I look forward to playing in front of a great fan base and Chilliwack fans can expect to see me play a hard-nosed puck moving style of play from the back end.”

Chiefs Head Coach and General Manager Jason Tatarnic said he’s looking forward to the season ahead with Rizzolo.

“Darren brings intensity to the ice and we are very excited he has made his commitment to our program,” he said.

“We believe we’ve added a player that has a great future in the BCHL and the NCAA. We like his work ethic and he will add vision and poise to our backend.”

Season tickets for the 2014-15 season are now available. Visit www.chilliwackchiefs.net or call 604.392.4433 for more information.