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Chilliwack Chiefs trade Kolby Thornton to Lloydminster

By Eric Walsh, Chilliwack Progress

The Chilliwack Chiefs have made a move to clear a logjam in the goal crease.

Kolby Thornton has been traded to the Lloydminster Bobcats of the Alberta Junior Hockey League, with future considerations coming back to Chilliwack.

“Kolby is a great kid who was loved in our locker room last season,” said Chiefs hockey boss Brian Maloney. “This move was all about Kolby and him having the opportunity to become a starting goaltender. We wish him nothing but the best and will be cheering for him.”

The soon-to-be 19 year old was the odd man out with veteran stopper Mathieu Caron returning for another campaign and the team inking promising prospect Ethan Pearson.

Thornton struggled a bit in his one season in Chilliwack.

He played sparingly, making 16 regular season appearances with a 3.13 goals-against average and .893 save percentage.


The Chilliwack Chiefs would like to thank Kolby for everything he has done for the organization and the community of Chilliwack. The Chiefs organization wishes Kolby all the best in his future.