Chilliwack -OCTOBER 10 UPDATE – Well that cup of coffee didn’t take long.
The Chiefs announced Wednesday morning that they have transferred the CJHL playing rights of Trevor Peca to the Trail Smoke Eaters in exchange for future considerations.
In four games with the Chiefs Peca scored once and added an assist.
The Chiefs wish Trevor all the best in his future endeavours.
The Chiefs picked up the young Peca in late September.
SEPTEMBER 26 ORIGINAL STORY – The Chilliwack Chiefs have acquired 18 year old forward Trevor Peca from the Buffalo Junior Sabres of the Ontario Junior Hockey League.
Peca is the son of former National Hockey League forward Mike Peca.
In 50 games with the Junior Sabres last season Peca, who has secured an NCAA scholarship to Miami Ohio, scored 12 goals and added 36 assists.
Chiefs General Manager and Head Coach Brian Maloney is thrilled to be adding a player who comes not only with a strong set of skills but good character as well.
“When the staff and myself did our due diligence on Trevor the first thing that everyone said was he was a great kid,” said Maloney. “That’s important for us and what we’re trying to build here. He’s also a kid that’ll bring more speed to our forward group as well as a hard accurate shot. Adding more speed will help us to keep pushing the pace which is critical in today’s game.”
Peca is expected to join the Chiefs in time for this weekend’s road trip which takes the Chiefs to Vancouver Island for games in Nanaimo (Friday), Cowichan (Saturday) and Victoria (Sunday).