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Chiefs reinforce defense with three new recruits

(Left to right) Jack Agnew, Garrett Valk, Xavier Henry

The Chilliwack Chiefs are thrilled to announce three of their newest additions to the blueline for the 2019-20 season. All three of these players possess high hockey IQ, size, and a great skating ability. Their character and willingness to improve and be a part of our program will fit seamlessly with the Championship Culture we are cultivating here in Chilliwack.

Jack Agnew

  • Born – October 22, 2001
  • Height/Weight – 6’0″ 201 lbs.
  • Hometown – Oakville, Ontario
  • 2018-19 Season – St. Andrews College
  • NCAA – St. Lawrence University

Jack Agnew is a smart, two-way right shot defenseman with a high end offensive ceiling. He is an assistant captain on the St. Andrews College first hockey team that skated to a 43-9-3 overall record and finished their season with their final of 3 championships won throughout the year. This past season Jack put up 6 goals, 32 assists for 38 points and 32 PIMS in 50 Games played.

“We are extremely excited to add Jack to our active roster for the 2019-20 season. He has an extremely high hockey IQ and his ability to process the game and make good decisions under pressure will serve him well during his rookie season in the BCHL.”

Brad Rihela, Chilliwack Chiefs Assistant Coach

Xavier Henry

  • Born – March 20, 2001
  • Height/Weight – 6’5″ 190 lbs.
  • Hometown – Scarborough, Ontario
  • 2018/19 Season – St. Andrews College
  • NCAA – University of Maine

Xavier Henry is a smooth skating defenseman that brings a physical edge and a great skill set to go along with his 6’5″ frame. Xavier is also an assistant captain of the St. Andrews College hockey team that skated to a fantastic 43-9-3 record this past season. The University of Maine commit is steadily improving and will add a distinct physical element to the Chiefs defense corps for the 2019-20 season. During the 2018-19 season Xavier posted 13 goals, 19 assists for 32 points to go along with 44 PIMS in 50 games played.

“Xavier is an exciting prospect that we are thrilled has chosen Chilliwack as the destination to further his development as a hockey player. He has a lot to offer on both sides of the puck and will flourish as a member of the Chilliwack Chiefs.”

Brad Rihela, Chilliwack Chiefs Assistant Coach

Garrett Valk

  • Born – October 20, 2002
  • Height/Weight – 6’3″ 198 lbs.
  • Hometown – North Vancouver, BC
  • 2018-19 Season – Vancouver North West Hawks (BCMML)
  • NCAA – TBD

Garrett Valk is a player that skated in 3 games this season with the Chilliwack Chiefs as an under-age affiliate player. He brings an incredible work ethic and a willingness to improve his game. The character and attitude that Garrett brings with him to the rink every day will suit him well as he becomes a full time BCHL player. This past season with the BC Major Midget League’s North West Hawks the 6’3″ defender put up 6 goals, 14 assists along with 77 PIMS in 37 Games played.

“Garrett is a player that we are very familiar with having been AP’d with us this past season. His work ethic and commitment to his game and to his team are attributes we are very excited to add to our locker room on a full-time basis next season.”

Brad Rihela, Chilliwack Chiefs Assistant Coach

Chilliwack Chiefs fans, please keep your eyes on and follow our social media channels for more news on our recruiting class of 2019.

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