The Chilliwack Chiefs are pleased to announce the commitment of 18 year old forward Chase Nameth for the 2018-19 season.
Nameth has spent the last two seasons with his home town Regina Pat Canadians Midget AAA team. Last season he put up 20 goals and 27 assists in 43 games.
Nameth cited Chilliwack’s track record in helping players move on to the next level as the main reason he chose to take his game west.
“I chose to sign with the Chiefs because they are a program that continuously develops players and helps players with their goals of playing hockey and getting a good education,” said Nameth. Their success on the ice and the amount of NCAA players to have played in Chilliwack showed me how hard this organization works in order to be successful. I am all about working hard and improving my game.”
Nameth plans to add a physical style of play to the Chiefs lineup.
“I am a physical player that understands the importance of a 200 foot game and how to play within a system. I have had really good success in the past following and buying into systems. I do have an offensive side to my game which comes from being physical, creating turnovers and moving the puck around. I am very excited to be part of the Chilliwack Chiefs organization and can’t wait to get started.”
Chiefs General Manager and Head Coach Brian Maloney sees a lot of potential in Nameth.
“I’m personally excited to watch Chase’s game develop while he’s here,” said Maloney. “He understands the importance of hard work, and with that usually comes positive results. If he can find a way to consistently work hard each night, his offensive abilities will follow as he becomes more accustomed to the league.”
“I have a soft spot for players that want to work hard and be involved in the play around them. Do that and the rest we can teach. If Chase sticks to his game plan the sky is the limit.”
For more information call the Chiefs office at 604.392.4433.