The Chiefs announced today that they have acquired 20 year old defenseman Callum Volpe from the Wellington Dukes of the Ontario Junior Hockey League in exchange for future considerations and the CJHL playing rights of defenseman Kyle Yewchuk.
Volpe, who calls Coquitlam BC home, is no stranger to the BCHL, having suited up for 123 games over three seasons with the Vernon Vipers and Powell River Kings scoring 11 goals and adding 39 assists.
Chiefs General Manager and Head Coach Brian Maloney says Volpe fills a need as an experienced right handed shot defenseman.
“To be honest we weren’t really actively pursuing any defensemen until Callum’s name popped up. Both Cam Keith and I had long conversations with him. After a 30 minute conversation I was convinced that he would be a perfect fit in what we’re trying to develop here in Chilliwack. We will have a young team so having someone with outstanding leadership qualities like Callum will help our team. He also brings BCHL experience with him. He’s that right-handed puck moving defenseman that we were Lacking.”
For more information contact the Chiefs office at 604.392.4433.