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.