Chiefs get commitment from Quebec blueliner

Vincent Desharnais is gone, replaced by another tremendously tall Quebec kid, LaSalle's Connor McCarthy.

The Chilliwack Chiefs moved quickly to replace Vincent Desharnais with another tree-like blueliner.

The team announced Tuesday morning that 19 year old Connor McCarthy has committed to the team for next season.

Another Quebec kid, McCarthy hails from LaSalle.

He spent last season with the Dawson College Blues of the QCHL, scoring four goals and adding 18 assists in 34 games.

He already has an NCAA commitment in his pocket, and will join the Denver Pioneers in 2016-17.

“At six-foot-seven and 220 pounds, not only will he bring a physical element to our defence but he also possesses a great skill set for a big guy,” said Chiefs head coach and general manager Jason Tatarnic. “He’s very mobile with good offensive instincts. With the departure of Vincent, we feel we have added a much needed piece to our defence.”

“I’m really excited to be a part of the Chiefs, and can’t wait for this upcoming season,” McCarthy added. “I’ve heard great things about the city of Chilliwack and Chiefs fans.”

Season tickets for the 2015-16 season are now available.

Visit chilliwackchiefs.net or call the Chiefs office at 604-392-4433 for more details.