First face for new-look Chiefs

Chilliwack Chiefs
BCHL

While local hockey fans wait for a bunch of transplanted Quesnel Millionaires to arrive at training camp, the team finally has one recognizable face.

The junior A Chilliwack Chiefs acquired Josh Hansen from the Langley Rivermen on Friday in exchange for future considerations.

The 19-year-old forward is a Chilliwack Minor Hockey product who is regarded as a solid two-way forward. Last season was Hansen’s first in the BCHL and he recorded  nine goals and  seven assists in 55 games, adding 26 penalty minutes to win him the nod as the team’s rookie of the year.

Former Langley and current Chilliwack head coach and general manager Harvey Smyl is thrilled to have Hansen on his roster once again.

“Josh is a hard working player who can contribute five-on-five, on the power play or killing penalties,” he said.

Hansen is excited to call Prospera Centre his new hockey home.

“I grew up watching the Chiefs in Chilliwack my entire life,” he said. “This is a sweet opportunity for me and I hope to take advantage of it as best I can.”

Hansen will join his new Chilliwack teammates Aug. 22 for training camp at Prospera Centre.

Just Posted

Rally in the Valley in Chilliwack to talk stewardship

It’s an event to connect interested locals with groups making a difference with species at risk

Drugs, firearms, cash seized by Chilliwack RCMP last week

CDSA search warrant at Landing Drive home linked to suspicious activity

Around the BCHL: Merritt forward Mathieu Gosselin is BCHL Player of the Week

Around the BCHL is a (near) daily look at what’s going on around the league and the junior A world.

UFV hosts revitalized Literary Festival featuring some of its previous writers-in-residence

Taking over Mission’s festival, UFV hopes its Literary Festival will be just as popular

Final list of 2018 election candidates confirmed for Chilliwack and beyond

Friday was the deadline for filing nomination papers of candidates running in the 2018 elections

U.S. congressman issues dire warning to Canada’s NAFTA team: time is running out

Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland is expected to resume talks with the U.S.

New political party holds an informational session in Vernon

Maxime Bernier’s The People’s Party of Canada draws about 2o interested patrons to Vernon pub.

B.C. MLAs reminded of rural school struggles

Finance committee hears of falling enrolment, staff shortages

B.C. VIEWS: ’Not photo radar’ coming soon to high-crash areas

ICBC deficit now largely due to reckless and distracted driving

Researchers tag great white shark in Atlantic Canada

Information will be used to learn more about where white sharks move in Canadian waters

Mix-up of bodies leads to funeral home reforms in Nova Scotia

One woman was was mistakenly cremated, another was embalmed and presented to family members during a visitation that went horribly wrong

B.C. RCMP turn to Const. Scarecrow to shock speeders into slowing down

New addition will watch over drivers from a Coquitlam median for first-of-its-kind pilot in Canada

Cyclists finish North America trip to highlight Ukraine struggle

The 10,000 bike ride raised over $10,000 for victims of the war in Ukraine.

21 new paramedics promised for B.C. Interior

A total of 18 new full-time paramedics will be hired for Kamloops and three are being hired for Chase.

Most Read