The Chilliwack Chiefs are proud to announce they have received a commitment from 2002-born defenseman Lachlan Getz. Getz, a 6’3, 185 lb rearguard from Northfield, Illinois comes to the Chiefs after captaining his Lawrenceville squad last season. A former teammate of Nikita Nesterenko at Lawrenceville, Getz comes to the Chiefs with a college commitment in hand, he will become a member of Union College Dutchmen when his time in the BCHL comes to a close.
A highly sought after recruit (drafted in the USHL/OHL), the Chiefs are thrilled to be able to add Getz to their blue line. With 31 points in 31 games played at Lawrenceville this past season, Getz was recently named the Times of Trenton New Jersey High School Sports Player of the Year. “Lachlan is a player who’s game is very conducive to the way that we play here in Chilliwack. An elite puck mover, with a high offensive ceiling and the ability to play against the oppositions top players, he will complement our D-core extremely well next season.” Said Chiefs Associate Coach Brad Rihela.
When asked about adding Lachlan to the list of new recruits for next season, Chiefs Bench Boss Brian Maloney spoke to the character and competitiveness of all of the newest Chiefs. “ We are thrilled to add a character individual like Lachlan to our program next season. Lachlan, Kienan Draper, Sasha Teleguine, and Dawson Good all have those intangibles that are going to allow them to fit right in with the culture we are creating here in Chilliwack.”
“I am excited to announce my commitment to play with the Chilliwack Chiefs next season. I spent a lot of time evaluating my options but felt that Chilliwack would be the best fit for me. I’m eager to work with Coach Maloney and Coach Rihela because I believe they will help me become a more well-rounded, impactful player. My mind is now focused on how to best prepare for when I first step up on the ice at the Chilliwack Coliseum. I would also like to thank my family, friends, and coaches who’ve helped me along this journey.” Said Getz.
Welcome to Chilliwack, Lachlan!