Chilliwack – Chilliwack Chiefs General Manager and Head Coach Brian Maloney announced a trio of staff additions to the hockey department, headlined by the appointment of Cam Keith as Associate General Manager and Head Coach. Maloney was thrilled to have Keith, who joined the Chiefs just prior to the recent RBC Cup Championship, agree to a long-term contract with the club.
“As a player, Cam has experience at both the NCAA and professional level,” said Maloney. “He also has experience coaching in the BCHL. We’re very fortunate to find someone with this much experience to help enhance our program.”
Also joining the Chiefs hockey staff is Brad Rihela, who will add his talents to the coaching, as well as the scouting and recruiting departments.
Rihela also joined the Chiefs just prior to the RBC Cup and is someone who Maloney says will be counted on in multiple positions.
Taking over as the Chiefs trainer and athletic therapist is Brian Patafie, who also brings a wealth of experience, including a stint with the NHL’s Calgary Flames with him to the Chiefs hockey department.
Looking at all the new additions, Maloney summed it up with the following comment. “Blending all this enthusiasm and passion together only makes it that much more exciting for the years to follow. I’m very honoured and humbled to be working alongside these talented individuals.”