The Chilliwack Chiefs continued to solidify their roster for the upcoming season with the addition of three players today.
Joining the Chiefs are forwards Brett Willits (1999), Kevin Wall (2000) and Chris Brown (1999). All three join the Chiefs from Salisbury Prep school in Salisbury Connecticut.
Wall, who stands 6’1, 190 lbs. spent two seasons at Salisbury where he scored 33 goals and 27 assists in 58 games.
The native of Fairport New York said Chilliwack’s reputation was a big part of his decision to put on a Chiefs uniform.
“Once I learned more about the league and Chilliwack as a program it seemed like a no brainer to play for them”.
Wall describes himself as a two way player.
“I consider myself to be a power forward with skill and a hard shot. I pride myself on hard work and a player who plays a 200 foot game.”
Wall is expected to attend Merrimack College after one season in Chilliwack.
Willits, who hails from London Ontario also spent two seasons at Salisbury. Last season in 28 games he scored 17 goals and added 21 assists.
For Willits the decision to come to Chilliwack was an easy one.
“The decision to go to Chilliwack was easy for me. I have heard many great things about the team and it’s tradition of success, the team’s ability to send players on to the next level, and the support from the community. I am really looking forward to continuing my hockey career in Chilliwack and can’t wait for the start of the season.”
As for what type of player Chiefs fans will see he describes himself as a two way player.
“I would describe myself as a skilled, hardworking, two-way forward with the ability to create scoring chances for myself and my teammates.”
Brown, from Worcester Massachusetts, spent one season at Salisbury where he scored 11 goals and added eight assists in 28 games.
“I am extremely excited to be a part of such a great organization as the Chilliwack Chiefs,” said Brown. Everyone I have spoken to about Chilliwack has had nothing but great things to say about both the hockey and the surrounding community. I am looking forward to bringing my own talent set to the home of the RBC Cup defending champions and I cannot wait to get started.”
“I see myself as a hard working power forward who loves to score. But I also see myself as a two way player who helps out in the defensive zone and can be playmaker in the offensive end.”
“Overall I think my best assets are my shot, vision, and overall work ethic on the ice.”
Chiefs General Manager and Head Coach Brian Maloney is thrilled with the additions.
“We are very excited to continue the growing relationship with Salisbury Prep School,” said Maloney.
“All three will bring great work ethic and incredible character. They come from a winning program guiding by a fantastic coach in Andrew Will.”
“Brett and Kevin were Salisbury’s most consistent players all year and Chris has a nose for the net.”
“It will take some time for these three to adjust to the BCHL, but saying that we feel they’ll be a big part of our program moving forward.”
For more information contact the Chiefs office at 604.392.4433.