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Brian Maloney – Head Coach & General Manager

The 2023-2024 season is Brian’s eight as a member of the Chiefs coaching staff. He spent two seasons as an assistant coach before taking over as full-time Associate Head Coach and Associate General Manager. On May 3, 2018 he was named Head Coach and General Manager.

Brian spent a season and a half in a Chiefs uniform after joining the team on January 10, 1997. In 87 regular season games with the Chiefs, he scored 44 goals and added 87 assists. In his final season, he served as the team’s captain and led the Chiefs to their second appearance the BCHL Final, where they fell in five games to the Vernon Vipers.

After accepting a four-year scholarship to Michigan State University, Maloney played pro hockey in various locations for 11 seasons, including stops in the American Hockey League with Binghamton and Chicago. He retired as a player after the 2013-14 season, his seventh in Germany.

Andrew Shaw – Associate Coach

This is Andrew’s fifth season as a member of the Chiefs’ coaching staff. He is responsible for developing the team’s defensemen and running the penalty kill.

Both Andrew and his wife, Kaitlyn, grew up in Chilliwack and recently welcomed their first child. Prior to joining the Chiefs, he studied at the University of Victoria and spent time playing junior hockey in the SJHL and KIJHL. Andrew got his start coaching in Chilliwack Minor Hockey in 2018 and remains heavily involved in developing young players from the Fraser Valley.

Brad Rihela- Associate Coach & Director of Hockey Development

Brad is returning to the Chilliwack Chiefs after a stint in the Alberta Junior Hockey League as the Head Coach of the Lloydminster Bobcats during the 2023-24 season. Brad led the Bobcats to their best season in nearly a decade with a second place finish and was named as a finalist for AJHL Coach of the Year.

Previously Brad was the Associate Coach and Assistant General Manager of the Chilliwack Chiefs and has previously held coaching positions with the Yale Hockey Academy, Aldergrove Kodiaks (PJHL), and the Prince George Spruce Kings (BCHL).

Brad resides in Abbotsford with his wife Natasha, and two boys Aidan and Axl.

Adrian Presnilla, CAT(C), ATC – Athletic Therapist

Adrian is in his second season with the Chilliwack Chiefs. Before joining the club, he has worked with multiple levels of elite hockey teams and athletes such as the Hockey Alberta High-Performance Provincial Programs, Calgary Northstars Minor Hockey Association, Yale Hockey Academy, and other CSSHL Hockey Academies.

He also has professional sports experience working with the CFL’s Calgary Stampeder Football Club during their 2018-19 seasons and was a part of the 2018 106th Grey Cup Championship Team. The Abbotsford native completed his Bachelors of Science in Biology and Bachelors of Kinesiology in Exercise Science at UFV. He then made his way to Calgary to complete his post-graduate Advanced Certificate in Athletic Therapy at Mount Royal University. He is licensed in Athletic Therapy & Training in both Canada and the USA.

Outside the rink, he loves to travel, hike, play racquet sports, and spend time with his family.

Brian Gillespie – Assistant Trainer

Brian Gillespie serves as the Chilliwack Chiefs Assistant Trainer.

Gillespie is an extremely respected member of the Chilliwack sports community as a co-owner of Cheam Source for Sports. Known in the community for his generosity, he also is extremely active with Chilliwack Minor Hockey and Chilliwack Minor Baseball.

When not at a sporting event, Gillespie loves to spend time with his wife Stephanie and son Cohen.

Eric Williams – Goalie Consultant

Eric Williams is the current goalie consultant for the Chilliwack Chiefs.
He also goalie coaches for multiple programs in the CSSHL and BCEHL as the top development leagues in BC as well as leads the BC division of Assertion Goaltending Consultants.
Eric has been a full time goalie coach for the last 7 years and continues to work at all levels of the game building through grass root development in numerous local minor hockey associations. Before his coaching career, Eric played in the WHL for 4 years splitting time between the Prince Albert Raiders and Spokane Chiefs. Eric played a brief period in the ECHL with the Colorado Eagles before finishing his playing career at the University of British Columbia.

Barry Douglas – Governor & Vice-President, Business Operations

With over 25 years experience in media and junior hockey, Barry Douglas leads the Chilliwack Chiefs’ marketing and sales and oversees the front office.

A volunteer coach for Chilliwack Minor Baseball, founding board member for the Chilliwack Sports Hall of Fame, and part owner of Champagne & Lace, Barry is well-known for his service to the league and the community.

Barry has been honoured with multiple Marketer of the Year Awards. As well as a Chilliwack Sport Community Hero in 2017 and in 2018 the Rotary Club of Chilliwack – Mt. Cheam named him an honourary Paul Harris Fellow.

When he’s not in the rink or on the field, Barry enjoys golfing, and spending time with his partner Robynn along with their children, grandchildren, and goldendoodle Scarlett.

Bryan Jones- Director of Scouting

A former Chiefs player who recently stopped playing due to injuries, Bryan Jones has established himself quickly making quality connections in the scouting & management side of the game.

Bryan is currently the Owner & President of Jones Hockey Development, offering on & off-ice development on the east coast. JHD has helped in the development of players from minor hockey to the professional ranks.

Bryan is also a partner in JRC Hockey Management, a consulting company that helps players & families navigate the off-ice aspect of their development.

Bryan has built many great connections across North America and will lead our scouting staff from his home in Potsdam, NY

Scouting Staff:

Ryan Patrick – Northeastern US

Steve Warr – Eastern Canada

Ryan Bliss – Connecticut

Joce Legault – Eastern Canada

Sean Coffman – Michigan

Style Bridges – Northeastern US

Rob Liddell – Goalies – US

Bryan McDonald – Goalies – Canada

Mikhail Nesterenko – Northeastern US

Luc Marotte – Quebec