Chilliwack Chiefs sign St. Andrews alum Frankie Carogioiello

Chilliwack Chiefs sign St. Andrews alum Frankie Carogioiello

The BCHL club adds another talented forward to the mix in preparation for the 2020-21 season

The Chilliwack Chiefs have signed a new player who promises to be a problem for fast-typing sports writers.

While Frankie Carogioiello’s last name may give media folk nightmares, his on-ice ability is what will drive opponents nuts. The Chiefs have been recruiting the five-foot-10 and 165 pound forward for two years, with the team’s hockey boss, Brian Maloney, and associate hockey boss, Brad Rihela, both making trips back east to watch the teenager play.

“Frankie is a player we are really excited about and know that his IQ, work ethic and skill level will complement our offence nicely,” Maloney said. “He comes from a fantastic program at St. Andrews College, and will become a fan favourite here in Chilliwack.”

READ MORE: Chilliwack Chiefs add player with NHL bloodlines

READ MORE: NHL’s Rob Shick goes ‘inside the bubble’ for pro hockey’s restart

St. Andrews College is a prep school in Ontario that has been a productive pipeline for the Chiefs.

Last season’s D included two of the program’s alums, Xavier Henry and Jack Agnew. Corey Andonovski, a key member of Chilliwack’s RBC Cup champions, also came from the Saints.

One of Carogioiello’s teammates from last season’s St. Andrews entry, Kienan Draper, committed to the Chiefs in late February.

“I’m really excited to have been given the opportunity to wear the Chiefs uniform for the upcoming season,” Carogioiello said. “Chilliwack is a first class organization that has had lots of success in the past. They have a great staff with an amazing fanbase that I can’t wait to play in front of. I’m thrilled to be a Chief and excited to help bring a national championship back to Chilliwack.”

In 63 games with St. Andrews in 2019-20, the 18 year old produced 17 goals, 58 points and 94 penalty minutes. He also spent 10 games with the Ontario Junior A Hockey League’s Toronto Jr. Canadiens, where he posted one goal, five points and 22 PIMs.


@ProgressSports
eric.welsh@theprogress.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Want to support local journalism during the pandemic? Make a donation here.

BCHLChilliwack Chiefs

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

The University of the Fraser Valley Peace and Reconciliation Centre
UFV students hold online forum on peace and reconciliation

Two online sessions on Feb. 25 include student research

B.C. health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and health minister Adrian Dix wore pink shirts to showcase this year’s motto: “Lift each other up.” (Twitter/PinkShirtDay)
EDITORIAL: We shouldn’t have to have a Pink Shirt Day, but we do

‘Children are a product of their environment’

Lucas Frost at the trailhead of Teapot Hill. (Lucas Frost)
Hiking Teapot Hill for organization that helps homeless youth in Chilliwack

Lucas Frost hopes his hiking fundraiser for Cyrus Centre will help get some kids off the street

Nietzsche, the ginger cat who worked at The Book Man, poses for a photo on Sept. 7, 2017. He died on Monday, Feb. 22, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Famous Chilliwack bookstore cat, Nietzsche, dies

‘Every single thing you could want in a cat, Nietzsche embodied,’ says Amber Price

A new Fraser Valley food hub in Abbotsford will include shared kitchen space that can be accessed by small and medium-sized businesses. (Stock photo by Robyn Wright from Pixabay)
Almost $2M to support new Fraser Valley food hub in Abbotsford

Project being developed by District of Mission and Mission Community Skills Centre

Dr. Bonnie Henry talk about the next steps in B.C.'s COVID-19 Immunization Plan during a press conference at Legislature in Victoria, B.C., on Friday, January 22, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
456 new COVID-19 cases in B.C., 2 deaths

Since January 2020, 78,278 have tested positive for the novel coronavirus in B.C.

A health-care worker prepares a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at a UHN COVID-19 vaccine clinic in Toronto on Thursday, January 7, 2021. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)
Vaccinating essential workers before seniors in B.C. could save lives: experts

A new study says the switch could also save up to $230 million in provincial health-care costs

The late Michael Gregory, 57, is accused of sexually exploiting six junior high students between 1999 and 2005. (Pixabay)
Former Alberta teacher accused of sexually assaulting students found dead in B.C.

Mounties say Michael Gregory’s death has been deemed ‘non-suspicious’

Head of internal medicine at Chilliwack General Hospital Dr. Shari Sajjadi talks about the positive feedback hospital staff have received over this last year in the latest YouTube video about COVID-19 created in partnership with the Chilliwack Division of Family Practice and the Chilliwack Economic Recovery Network. (YouTube)
VIDEO: Dr. Shari Sajjadi says a simple ‘thank you’ helps keep up spirits of healthcare workers

‘We are so thankful for the positive feedback we are getting from our patients’

Cannabis bought in British Columbia (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

A woman boards a transit bus through rear doors, in Vancouver, on Friday, March 20, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
TransLink slow to reveal crucial details about ransomware attack, says union

Union says company took months to admit what info was stolen, including SIN and bank account details

According to a new poll, a majority of Canadians want to see illicit drugs decriminalized. (THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)
Majority of Canadians think it’s high time to decriminalize illicit drugs: poll

More than two-times the B.C. residents know someone who died from an overdose compared to rest of Canada

Photograph By @KAYLAXANDERSON
VIDEO: Lynx grabs lunch in Kamloops

A lynx surprises a group of ducks and picks one off for lunch

Most Read