Chilliwack Chiefs trade for AJHL scoring leader

P.J. Marrocco should provide a boost to the Chilliwack attack and help big time on the power play.

Three days after being shut out by the Penticton Vees, and generating just 13 shots in a 2-0 loss, the Chilliwack Chiefs have made a massive move to bolster the offence.

The junior A club has acquired the top scorer in the entire Alberta Junior Hockey League, lifting P.J. Marrocco from the Bonneyville Pontiacs.

Chilliwack sends Luke Albert and future considerations the other way for the 20 year old forward.

Marrocco, a five-foot-nine and 165 pounder, collected 22 goals and 41 points in 28 games and was named the AJHL Player of the Week for the first two weeks of November.

Last season the fast-skating hard-shooting Edmonton native had 28 goals and 47 points in 59 games for the Pontiacs.

The year before that he played 31 games for the Camrose Kodiaks and posted three goals and eight points.

Marrocco is commited to the NCAA’s Arizona State Sun Devils following this season. He should help an offence that is fifth in the BCHL in goals for but seems to lack a game-breaker. He’ll be especially helpful if he can improve a Chilliwack power play that is 11th in the league at just 17.6 per cent.

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