Myles Mattila, who won a B.C. Major Midget League title this season Prince George, has committed to the Chiefs. -Image credit: Contributed

Chiefs land Mattila for 2017-18

Assistant captain of Cariboo Cougars last season will play junior B in Kelowna

Coming off a B.C. Major Midget Hockey League title, forward Myles Mattila will be bringing his talents to the KIJHL’s Kelowna Chiefs in 2017-18.

Mattila was the assistant captain this past season with the Cariboo Cougars who won the BCMML championship.

“We have had our eyes on Myles for the past couple of seasons and are very excited that he has chosen the Kelowna Chiefs for his next chapter in his hockey career,” said Chiefs head coach Jason Tansem.

Myles is also an advocate of mental mealth initiatives through Hockey Canada, Mind Right Info and www.mindcheck.ca.

His efforts and work has been recognized throughout North America and more importantly through his peers and young hockey players looking up to him as a significant role model.

“Not only is Myles an elite hockey player, he is a high calibre young man. Our recruiting efforts focus on building from inside the dressing room out and Myles is a gigantic addition for us,” Tansem continues.

Mattila is no stranger to Kelowna as he played for the Okanagan Rockets Major Midget Hockey Club in the 2015-16 Season.

“The Kelowna Chiefs are a solid fit for me as their program and values align with me as a person, hockey player and student,” Mattila said. “With many options available, Kelowna was my preference as I am able to attend university, continue with my mental health initiatives while at the same time playing high calibre junior hockey in one of the best places in Canada to live.”

Once Myles completes graduation in Prince George, he will be moving to Kelowna and will start prepping for the 2017-18 hockey season and training with Crash Conditioning.

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