Chilliwack – The Chilliwack Chiefs announced the commitment of 2000 born forward, Kyle Penney from Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia. Born on July 18, 2000, Kyle captained last season’s Kimball Union Academy Wildcats.
He was a teammate at KUA of recent Chiefs commit Arlo Merritt. Kyle is a 6’0, 190 lb forward that brings a complete two-way game and a high hockey IQ to Chilliwack. He was leaned on heavily last season by his coaches and teammates. In fact, he played defense for a large portion of the 2018-19 schedule to help his team after a player was lost due to injury. Despite playing out of position, he still put up an impressive 27 points in 37 games played.
A 2016 draft pick of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League’s Gatineau Olympiques, Kyle has secured a scholarship to Cornell and will head there after his time with the Chilliwack Chiefs.
“The biggest criteria for us in recruiting is character. Kyle is a player that has always come across to us as a natural leader. He is mature, grounded, and someone you want to have in your locker room,” said Chiefs Head Coach and GM Brian Maloney. “As far as on-ice ability, Kyle has an extremely high Hockey IQ, and uses his size and speed to make life miserable for opponents. Today is an exciting day for us in Chilliwack.”
Kyle will report to Chilliwack ahead of main training camp in late August