As the 2019-20 British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL) season gets underway, the Chilliwack Chiefs will be celebrating 30 years as a club.
On Wednesday, the organization unveiled new imagery featuring the number 30 placed prominently above a mountain scene similar to that of Mount Cheam. A simple, contemporary font is used for the team name which will be applied elsewhere throughout the season including new merchandise and apparel. With the ‘C’ in the Chiefs emblem highlighted in white, emphasis is placed upon the team belonging to the community of Chilliwack.
“Throughout this season, we’ll be acknowledging many outstanding individuals who have contributed to our team’s rich history – both on and off the ice,” says Barry Douglas, Vice-President of Business Operations. “Notable players like Horcoff, Gillam, Cholowski, and Kawaguchi have represented Chilliwack very well. We’re excited to highlight those who worked behind-the-scenes including Mauro Ranallo, Cam Janzen, Al Kinkaid, and Scott Riley too.”
A Chiefs tradition that is being recalled this year is the playing of an exhibition game at the new Sardis Sports Complex on Thursday, August 29. For many years, the Chilliwack Chiefs training camp was held at the former Twin Rinks.
“Established 1990” now embraces the centre face-off circle on the main ice surface at the arena the Chiefs call home. Other visual elements symbolic of the Chiefs’ history are to be installed in the building in the coming months.
The Chilliwack Chiefs will officially open their 30th season at home on Friday, September 20 when they host the defending league champions, the Prince George Spruce Kings. Tickets are available at chilliwackchiefs.net