Chiefs open KIJHL season on the road

Kelowna's junior B hockey teams kicks off 2015-16 with three games in Kootenays

The Kelowna Chiefs will kick off the 2015-16 KIJHL season on the road with three games in as many nights.

The Chiefs will open the new campaign in the Kootenays, paying a visit to Nelson on Sept. 11, Beaver Valley on the 12th and Castlegar on Sept. 13.

Kelowna’s home opener at Rutland Arena is set for Friday, Sept. 18 against the Chase Heat, before the teams head to Chase for a rematch the following night.

Kelowna will play six games on the road and just one game at home during the month of September.

This season will see plenty of new faces on the roster and on the bench. Nick Josephs, Chase Astorino, Carter Melnyk, Ethan Rusnak, and Dylan Jamieson all graduated from the KIJHL at the end of last season. Also not returning  is goaltender Chris Turner and forwards Jeran Knorr, Anthony Ruggiero, and Braeden Cyra.

Behind the bench, head coach Jason Tansem will be joined by two new assistant coaches, Ryan Jorde and Lennie Rampone.

Season tickets are currently on sale for just $99. More information can be found on the Kelowna Chiefs website at www.KelownaChiefs.com.

A complete schedule for the 2015-16 KIJHL season can be found on the KIJHL website at www.KIJHL.ca.

 

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