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Drew Dornan jumps from Chilliwack Jets to Chilliwack Chiefs

The 16-year-old forward is getting a chance to impress, hoping his new team will play some games

The Chilliwack Chiefs have added another player from the junior B Chilliwack Jets, signing 2004-born forward Drew Dornan.

Dornan, who hails from Langley, joins defenceman Lucas Bourdon on the Chiefs roster.

A third Jet, goaltender Brayden Melnyk, has jumped up to the BCHL with the Merritt Centennials.

Dornan played six games with the Jets in the Pacific Junior Hockey League before COVID-19 halted the season, producing three goals and six points. Before joining the Jets he logged two seasons with the Yale Hockey Academy.

“This is a good opportunity for Drew to come in and show what he is capable of at the BCHL level,” said Chiefs head coach and general manager Brian Maloney. “He is a hard-working kid who impressed me at our camp in the summer. We look forward to watching how he progresses through the remainder of this season.”

The Chiefs added Langley product Liam Tanner earlier in the day as they try to patch roster holes left by the departure of several players.

The team is hoping provincial health orders are relaxed in early March, allowing the junior A club to sneak in some sort of shortened season.

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