Chilliwack Chiefs & Chilliwack MHA Join Forces In Valley Hockey Development Programs
In Valley Hockey Development Programs*
The Chilliwack Chiefs and Chilliwack Minor Hockey Association announced today that they have again joined forces to promote and encourage the development of hockey skills for both males and female athletes in the Upper Fraser Valley. After several years of changes and disconnect to hockey in our community, the Chiefs have reactivated their sponsorship of Chilliwack MHA and have pledged to support skill development programs within and outside the set Chilliwack MHA schedule of activities. This revitalization has been a primary goal of Executive Director Brian Maloney; Chilliwack MHA is reworking all levels of Minor hockey in our community and is working together with Chiefs Head Coach and General Manager Jason Tatarnic to develop extracurricular programs aimed at improving specific player skills as well as team play, strength, conditioning and understanding of the game. Programs will include off-ice activities centered in the Chiefs Hockey Development Centre at Prospera Centre including the exclusive access to both the Rapid Shot machine and Xceed Training programs and protocols.
“Our programs offered to Minor Hockey members will give them not only higher skill levels but also more appreciation for the fun and comradeship that makes hockey so great,” said Tatarnic. __ “We will also work with CMHA coaches to encourage consistent teaching and game performance protocols from Atom through Bantam levels.”__
Maloney also announced that in the spirit of this close connection and Chilliwack MHA’s appreciation for the Chiefs’ monetary sponsorship, the A1 Bantam Team will be identified with the Chiefs. At the same time, he said, every Chilliwack Chiefs player has been assigned as an “Honorary Captain” for each team in the divisions of Initiation 4, Atom, and Peewee. As Honorary Captains, Chiefs players will interact with those teams and their players on a regular basis.
“We are extremely proud to commence this new era of cooperation and mutual support for our BCHL Championship team and the boys, girls, coaches and team volunteers that make up Chilliwack Minor,” Maloney said.
The revitalization of the relationship will be celebrated at the Chiefs’ November 18 game which has been designated Minor Hockey Night. For that game – vs the Nanaimo Clippers – every adult ticket sold to or by CMHA members will return $4 to Chilliwack MHA.