Chilliwack – The BCHL Mainland Division Champion Chilliwack Chiefs today announced the signing of Head Coach and GM Jason Tatarnic to a new long-term contract.
“Jason’s value to this organization and to hockey in Chilliwack has been proven over the past two years so we want him and Chilliwack hockey fans to know how much we appreciate him and his efforts”, said Club President Glen Ringdal.
“Jason has built a first-class hockey department and achieved significant on-ice results with back-to-back Mainland Division Championships in very short order. We fully expect his success – and therefore the success of the entire organization – will only flourish under his leadership. His players are attracting notable attention from NHL and major US University scouts while they also continue to play an important role in the community activities of Chilliwack,” he said.
The third-year of Jason’s original contract has been torn up to make room for the new pact which is for up to five years with options. “We hope he’s here for all five years and then some,” Ringdal commented.
“I am very thankful and honored that the Chiefs’ ownership group offered to extend my contract,” Tatarnic stated. “They have treated myself and my family with nothing but class since day one. My family and I are excited to be part of the Chilliwack community and the Chiefs organization.”