The Chilliwack Chiefs announced Monday that they have expanded the role of Chris Price within the organization due to the departure of Andrew Shaw to the Prince George Spruce Kings. In addition to his existing roles of assistant coach and strength and conditioning coach, Price will also be assisting with a lot of video preparation, daily skills and practice work, as well as becoming involved with the CAHL (Chilliwack Adult Hockey League) which runs out of the Chilliwack Coliseum. Chris brings a lot of energy and enthusiasm to the rink and is a highly thought of strength coach in the lower mainland. A certified personal trainer with CSEP- CPT (Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology), Price has run hockey-specific training for players ranging from Minor Hockey to professionals. In addition, Price has also studied Kinesiology at the University of the Fraser Valley. His expertise in these areas will be a great asset to Chiefs players as well as all hockey players in the area.
Price is no stranger to on-ice work either, and will be leaned upon heavily to assist the coaching staff and players in this area. Chris has previously coached for Impact Hockey Development doing on-ice skills training, and was just recently the Head Coach and Assistant General Manager of the Aldergrove Kodiaks Junior B (PJHL).
“I am really excited to expand my role with the Chiefs organization. I am grateful to Brian Maloney and Brad Rihela as well as our office staff for their support and look forward to continuing to work alongside them as we pursue a BCHL championship,” said Price.
From the Chiefs perspective, expanding Chris’s role and promoting from within is a no brainer.
“Obviously when we got the news that Andrew was pursuing another opportunity that is a big loss for our organization. Having someone of Chris’s character and professionalism already in the fold made it much easier to identify a clear path forward.” Said Chiefs GM and Head Coach Brian Maloney. “Chris will be taking on a more full-time role with our coaching staff and we look forward to having him training our players on and off the ice.”