The Chilliwack Chiefs are excited to announce the commitment of 2003-born forward Ty Gagno from the Burnaby Winter Club U18 Prep Program. While at the Burnaby Winter Club, Gagno was coached by former Vancouver Canucks forward Mike Santorelli. Gagno, a 6’0 power forward, was heavily recruited this off-season by numerous teams in the BCHL. As an affiliate player with the Chiefs last season, Gagno attended many practices with the Chiefs and also made his BCHL debut on December 13th, 2019 vs the Langley Rivermen.
Last season Gagno produced just under a point per game and was a force at the CSSHL Playoffs in Penticton prior to the COVID-19 shutdown. A gritty player with offensive upside, Chiefs coach Brian Maloney is happy to welcome Ty to the Chiefs family. “We are very happy to be able to add Ty Gagno to our roster. He plays a hard, gritty game and is always a thorn in the side of opponents. Having said that, he possesses an underrated ability to make plays under pressure, and we feel he has a lot of offensive potential.” Said the Chiefs Coach and GM.
When asked about committing to the Chiefs, Ty Gagno spoke to his excitement about being able to join the organization his older brother has become a staple in. “I’m really excited to continue my development with the Chiefs next year and not only play for Brian and Brad, but to be able to play with my brother is amazing. Thank you to my coaches this past season and my family for all of their support.” Said Gagno.