Team Personnel

Brian Maloney
Head Coach and GM of Building and Hockey Operations

The 2018-19 season is Brian’s second as a member of the Chiefs coaching staff. He spent the previous season as a part time assistant coach before taking over as full time Associate Head Coach and Associate General Manager. On May 3, 2018 he was named Head Coach and General Manager.

Brian spent a season and a half in a Chiefs uniform after joining the team on January 10, 1997. In 87 regular season games with the Chiefs, he scored 44 goals and added 87 assists. In his final season he served as the team’s captain and led the Chiefs to their second appearance the BCHL Final, where they fell in five games to the Vernon Vipers.

After accepting a four year scholarship to Michigan State University, Maloney played pro hockey in various locations for 11 seasons, including stops in the American Hockey League with Binghamton and Chicago. He retired as a player after the 2013-14 season, his seventh in Germany.

Brad Rihela
Associate Head Coach/Assistant GM

Brad played 4 years of Junior Hockey. (PJHL/BCHL) and is in his10th season coaching. His first coaching job was the Bantam AAA North Delta Sun Devils. He has worked with BC Hockey at the U15, U16, and U17 level both as a Head Coach and as an Assistant Coach.

He coached in the BCHL with the Prince George Spruce Kings in 2012-13.

Brad was Head Coach and Assistant GM of the Aldergrove Kodiaks of the PJHL from 2013-2015 winning the league championship in 2014 and being awarded Coach of the Year in 2015.

Spent the past 3 seasons working at the Yale Hockey Academy as the Bantam Prep Head Coach. Had 30+ players drafted into the WHL Bantam Draft. Won a CSSHL Championship in 2015-16. Also won the John Reid Memorial Championship that same season. Won the Rocky Mtn. Classic In Calgary the following season.

Was fortunate enough to be a part of the coaching staff during the RBC Cup run this past season and am privileged to be a part of this program going forward.

Brian Patafie
Physical Therapist/Athletic Trainer

Beginning his 40th year working in hockey Brian has worked from Major Junior (8 years with the Ottawa 67’s) through the American Hockey League (Halifax, Montreal Canadiens affiliate 2 years) Moncton and Saint John (6 years Calgary Flames affiliate) and in Salt Lake City of the International Hockey League with the Golden Eagles again a Calgary affiliate. Brian reach the hockey pinnacle spending 4 years in the NHL with the Calgary Flames leaving in 1998 and joining the newly formed Augusta GA Lynx in the ECHL during his five years in Augusta Brian and his wife Dawn welcomed their two children into the world son Dominic was born in 2000 and daughter Kelton in 2002.

In 2009 Brian had his first book published “Ice It Down A Look at Pro Hockey Through a Trainers Eyes” and currently he is working on his second book “No Days Off – The Story of a Hockey Purgatory” with an expected release date of December 2019.

A Motivational Speaker Brian loves speaking to schools and civic groups with his Anti Bullying message.

Grant Rollheiser
Goaltender Coach

Grant grew up in Chilliwack playing in the Chilliwack Minor Hockey Association before joining the Nelson Leafs (KIJHL) and the Trail Smoke Eaters in the BCHL. During his first season playing for the Smoke Eaters he accepted a scholarship to Boston University (BU), and was also selected by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 2008 NHL Draft. In his first year at BU Grant helped the Terriers win their 5th NCAA National Championship. After university Grant played 4 years of professional hockey in the ECHL before returning back to Chilliwack.

Grant is in his second season as the Chiefs Goaltending Coach and has also worked closely with Elite Goalies BC for the past 7 years.

Jeff Grenier
Educational Advisor
Dave Shepherd
Educational Advisor
Chris Price
Player Development Coach

Chris Price is one of the newest additions to our scouting department. Chris had a 4-year junior career and has spent the past two seasons coaching at the Yale Hockey Academy. Chris works as a skills instructor and strength and conditioning coach for Impact Hockey Development out of Langley and is very well respected across the lower mainland. In addition to his new role as a BC scout for the Chiefs, Chris was recently named head coach of the U16 Chiefs JSHL program.

Clayton Krahn
Player Development Coach

Mike McGinnis – Alberta Scout

Mike is currently the Regional Manager for Edmonton (and surrounding areas) for Hockey Alberta. Mike played Midget AAA and junior hockey from 1993-98 and is a Hockey Canada certified skills instructor. He is the owner of Norcan Hockey Development. “Mike’s knowledge of the game as well as the minor hockey landscape in Alberta is a huge asset to our program.” said Chiefs Associate Coach/Assistant GM Brad Rihela. “We are excited to continue working with Mike and proud that he has chosen to join us for his second season with the Chiefs.”

Mike Porter- Michigan Scout

Mike Porter is a coach at the Detroit Catholic Central High School program. Mike had a solid junior career which he used to join the Michigan State Spartans (Mike is an ex-teammate of Coach Maloney). He turned his education into his new role as a successful lawyer. During the 2006 season Porter was an amateur scout for the NHL’s Tampa Bay Lightning and he currently assists NHL and AHL coaches in the negotiations of their contracts. His knowledge of the Michigan area will be a massive asset for the Chiefs going forward.

Chris Price- BC Scout

Chris Price is one of the newest additions to our scouting department. Chris had a 4-year junior career and has spent the past two seasons coaching at the Yale Hockey Academy. Chris works as a skills instructor and strength and conditioning coach for Impact Hockey Development out of Langley and is very well respected across the lower mainland. In addition to his new role as a BC scout for the Chiefs, Chris was recently named head coach of the U16 Chiefs JSHL program.

Erin Thornton- BC Scout

Erin Thornton has been a member of the Chiefs scouting staff since the 2014-15 season. He has been instrumental in helping bring quality recruits to spring/main camps and has had a lot of success identifying top talent across the province. Erin is currently a coach and program director at the Yale Hockey Academy. He is a proud Chiefs alumni having played for the team during the 91-92 and 92-93 BCHL seasons. “We are very lucky to have people like Erin Thornton involved with the Chilliwack Chiefs hockey program. He is a great person with a passion for the game and is a huge help in respect to our recruiting and scouting plans.” said Rihela

Redmond Brow- North East USA Scout

Redmond Brow is another one of the latest additions to the Chiefs scouting staff. Redmond brings a unique perspective to the group as he has an extensive background in goaltending. Last season, he was the Director of Goaltending for the Philadelphia Hockey Club. This upcoming season he will be working for the Salve Regina University as their goalie coach. Redmond has experience working under renowned NHL goalie coaches like Piero Greco and Mitch Korn of the NY Islanders which will be a big advantage when it comes to evaluating goaltending prospects.

Sean Coffman- Midwest USA Scout

Sean is back for his second season as a member of the Chilliwack Chiefs scouting department. Sean has been coaching for the past 5 seasons at the prestigious Compuware Major Midget program. Based out of Metro Detroit, Sean has experience scouting in the NAHL, USHL and OHL prior to joining the Chiefs ahead of last season. “Sean has been instrumental in us being able to expand our footprint in the US. He represents the Chiefs with class and professionalism and has been a massive help to our hockey department.” said Brad Rihela

Matt Kuystermans- Alberta/Saskatchewan Scout

Matt Kuystermans is a young man with a lot of goals of moving up in the management/player assessment side of the game. The sports management industry is a huge passion for him. Last season he joined the Chilliwack Chiefs and did a great job of supplying the coaching staff with lists of talented prospects from across Western Canada. Matt spent two seasons scouting as an intern at ISS where he was awarded Western Intern of the year.

Moray Keith

Moray Keith is the President of the Dueck Auto Group, Dueck Chevrolet Cadillac Hummer Limited, Canada’s largest automobile dealership, located in Vancouver, Dueck Pontiac Buick GMC Limited in Downtown Vancouver, and Dueck Lansdowne Pontiac Buick Cadillac GMC in Richmond, BC.

In addition to being a proud owner of the BCHL Chilliwack Chiefs, he is the President of the Chiefs Development Group, which, in partnership with the City of Chilliwack, built and opened Prospera Centre in 2004. Moray was the Vice Chairman of the 2005 Grey Cup, and Co-Chair of the Marketing Committee for the 2006 World Jr. Hockey Tournament in Vancouver.

Moray lives in Tsawwassen with his wife, Pamela. They have two children, their son Greg, and their daughter Courtney.

Jim Bond

Jim Bond is President and CEO of Ventana Construction Corporation. Ventana is a successful General Contractor, working throughout western Canada doing commercial renovation and multi family projects with many repeat business clients, including Ballard Power, Rockey Mountaineer Vacations, GWL Realty Advisors, Dueck GM, Future Shop, Vancity, and Unimet.

Through Jim’s general love of life, he enjoys many outdoor activities such as skiing, golfing, horseback riding, biking, riding his Harley and of course hockey.

Heinz Hasselmann

Heinz was a part of the Chiefs ownership group prior to the team moving to Langley in 2006. Upon the Chiefs return to Chilliwack, he rejoined the ownership group in January of 2013.

Heinz Hasselmann immigrated to Canada from Germany in 1952 when he was 18 years old where he worked in the mines in Northern Ontario.  He moved to BC in 1954 and worked in a mine in Bralorne BC before moving to Burnaby and took a job as a foreman at McDonell Metals Manufacturing Limited, a small foundry in Burnaby BC.  In 1968 Heinz started up Century Pacific Foundry Limited.

Barry Douglas
Vice-President, Business Operations; Governor

With over 25 years experience in media and junior hockey, Barry Douglas leads the Chilliwack Chiefs’ marketing and sales and oversees the front office.

A volunteer coach for Chilliwack Minor Baseball, founding board member for the Chilliwack Sports Hall of Fame, and part owner of Champagne & Lace, Barry is well-known for his service to the league and the community.

Barry was honoured as a Chilliwack Sport Community Hero in 2017, BCHL Marketer of the Year in 2016, and in 2018 the Rotary Club of Chilliwack – Mt. Cheam named him an honourary Paul Harris Fellow.

When he’s not in the rink or on the field, Barry enjoys golfing, and spending time with his partner Robynn and their children and grandchildren.

Andrea Laycock
Manager of Events & Operations

Andrea skillfully manages the events that place in, and the many groups that utilize, Prospera Centre; supervising the operations of the building and the Chilliwack Chiefs who call it home.

Andrea has been involved in youth sports for over 30 years, currently serving at the Chilliwack FC Chairperson, District Chair and Registrar for the Fraser Valley Youth Soccer Association, Board Chair of the B.C. Coastal Girls Soccer League, and 2nd Vice-President of Chilliwack Minor Hockey Association.

In 2016, Andrea was honoured with the BC Soccer President’s Award at the Sport BC Athlete of the Year Awards. in 2018, Andrea was named a Hockey Canada Ambassador in recognition of her outstanding contributions to the sport. She has also been granted an honourary Paul Harris Fellow by the Rotary Club of Chilliwack – Mt. Cheam.

In her limited spare time, Andrea enjoys golfing, attending concerts, cooking, and spending time with family and friends.

Desmond Devnich
Ticket Sales Coordinator

Desmond works in collaboration with a great team to develop new ticket packages, enhance group experiences, and partner with local businesses and non-profit organizations to increase revenue, brand awareness and community engagement. Through this work, he seeks to create unique, memorable fan experiences for groups and ticket package holders throughout the season.

Desmond has served his community in various capacities including as former vice-president of the Chilliwack & District Agricultural Society, former director on the board of the Chilliwack Sports Hall of Fame, former chair of the Terry Fox Run in Chilliwack, and former director of public relations for the Rotary Club of Chilliwack Fraser.

In 2011, he was recognized by The Chilliwack Progress as one of Chilliwack’s Top Forty Under 40 and by the University of the Fraser Valley for outstanding community service. Desmond is an honourary Paul Harris Fellow.

Amy Benteau
Administrative Coordinator

Bio coming soon.