Chilliwack – The Chilliwack Chiefs have gone back to Michigan for the next member of the 2019-20 Chilliwack Chiefs with the commitment of Jake Veri. Listed at 5’8″ and 156lbs, Jake is a dynamic skater who possesses unbelievable hands and vision. This past season, he played for the Detroit Compuware U18, where he put up impressive totals and was a consistent offensive threat.
A 2018 draft pick of the USHL’s Tri-City Storm, Veri was initially offered a roster spot by the Chiefs after completing a very impressive weekend at the Invitational Spring Camp in Chilliwack back in May. Veri, from Northville, MI, is a player that the Chiefs have been watching for quite some time thanks to Michigan area scout Sean Coffman who had been one of Jake’s coaches at the prestigious Compuware program last season.
“Jake’s ability with the puck is pretty special. He is a player that can make something out of nothing, and his willingness to go to hard areas despite his size is one of his greatest qualities,” says Chiefs head coach and general manager Brian Maloney. “Sean (Coffman) let us know about Jake early in the season, and watching him play we were consistently impressed with how the puck just seems to find him on the ice. He will be a great addition to our forward group this season.”
Veri will report to camp with his new teammates in late August.