Four Canadian Sports School Hockey League (CSSHL) alumni will be joining the Chilliwack Chiefs for the 2021/22 British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL) season.
AJ Lacroix, Brady Milburn, Cole Savage and Lucas Sorace will make the jump to the junior A level for their rookie seasons in the BCHL.
A second-round pick 34th overall by the Calgary Hitmen in the 2020 WHL Bantam Draft, Lacroix spent the 2020/21 season with Delta Hockey Academy’s U17 Prep team, playing two games during the COVID-19 pandemic season. Prior to his time at Delta, the West Vancouver, BC forward played two years for his hometown West Van Warriors, competing at the U15 and U15 Prep level. In 60 games at West Van he recorded 62 goals and 64 assists.
Milburn spent the 2019/20 season with Yale Hockey Academy, playing 29 U15 Prep games. He would tally 45 points, leading to the Regina Pats selecting him in the ninth round, 181st overall in the 2020 WHL Bantam Draft. The 6’0 forward is from Kamloops, BC.
The lone goalie of the group, Savage played in the CSSHL for four seasons, beginning his career with Delta in 2017/18, before suiting up for Yale from 2018/19 to 2020/21. The Langley, BC native played 59 CSSHL games at the U15 Prep, U16 Prep, and U18 Prep levels.
From Port Moody, BC, Sorace joined the CSSHL at the U15 division in 2017/18. He would spend that season and one more with West Van, making the jump to U15 Prep in year two. In 2019/20 he would play for BWC Academy’s U16 Prep team, appearing in one BCHL game for the Chiefs. In 97 CSSHL games the defenseman would finish with 56 points.