Dunn done in Chilliwack as Chiefs make deal

Madison Dunn, we hardly knew ye. The ex-Brooks Bandit who refused to come to Chilliwack has been traded to Nova Scotia.

So sorry for any Chilliwack Chief fans who’d gotten attached to the idea of Madison Dunn, because he’s gone.

Acquired in last year’s trade deadline deal for Austin Plevy, the promising young gun leaves without ever playing a game for the Chiefs — and without ever wanting to play a game for the Chiefs.

The Alberta native made that crystal clear after the future considerations part of the Plevy deal with the AJHL’s Brooks Bandits was announced.

He didn’t want to go to Chilliwack.

So instead, he’ll go to the Pictou County Weeks Crushers in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia.

Mitch Plevy will go with him and in return, the Chiefs get a 19 year old defenceman with all-star potential.

Evan MacEachern joins the Chiefs after two seasons with the Crushers.

In 44 games last season the five-foot-10 native of Bedford, NS, scored three goals and 15 assists. He was also a member of Team Canada East at the 2013 World Junior A Challenge, held last November in Yarmouth NS.

“We’re very happy to add a smart and mobile defenceman to our lineup,” Tatarnic said. “He is a quality person and will be a solid addition to our dressing room with his experience on the junior and international stages. He’s pursuing an opportunity at the NCAA level and we feel he has an excellent opportunity to accomplish his goal.”

Tatarnic feels MacEachern’s NCAA aspirations will be helped by the BCHL Showcase, with legions of collegiate talent evaluators flocking to Chilliwack for a weekend of games.

That’s one reason he seems thrilled to make the move west.

“A goal of mine is to play NCAA division one hockey and getting to play in Chilliwack is a great opportunity to help reach that goal,” he said. “I can’t wait to get to know my new hometown and teammates. I have a lot of respect for Jason Tatarnic’s coaching style having played against Woodstock in the MHL (Maritime Hockey League), and look forward to playing for him this season.”

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