It looks like Jason Tatarnic may not need to clone Jordan Kawaguchi 11 times to fill his forward lines next season.
The Chilliwack Chiefs head coach and general manager announced on Wednesday that 19 year old Brendan Riley will join the team next season, filling one of the many vacancies up front.
Riley, hails from West Point, NY., where his father Brian is the head coach of the Army’s NCAA mens’ hockey squad.
Riley spent the last two seasons at the Kimball Union Academy in Meriden, NH.
He tallied 20 goals and 47 points in 70 regular season games.
“We are very excited to add Brendan to our line-up, as he brings speed and skill to our group of forwards,” Tatarnic said. “He’s a competitor who wants to win and excel and is a player numerous NCAA programs have interest in.”
“I couldn’t be more thankful and excited to have the opportunity to be a part of such a great organization and community in Chilliwack,” Riley added. “I am really anxious to get out there and get to work. I look forward to build upon the great season they had last year.”
Season tickets for the 2015-16 season are now available.
Visit the Chiefs website at chilliwackchiefs.net or call the Chiefs office at 604-392-4433 for more details.
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