The Chilliwack Chiefs are getting competition in the spring hockey market from a cross-town rival.
The Chilliwack Jets, a junior B team operating in the Pacific Junior Hockey League (PJHL), have started the Chilliwack Junior Jets program, which will operate out of the Sardis Sports Complex.
The program will be available to players in 11 age groups from U8 to U18 and the first tryouts were held Nov. 27.
“We are just looking to provide another option for kids,” said Clayton Robinson, the owner/general manager/head coach of the junior B Jets. “Skills development will be the focus of the program and the reward for the hard work will be the couple tournaments we will attend. Our goal is to make sure all the kids learn and improve but also have some fun on the ice.”
Around 150 players have registered so far, and there still a handful of openings for skaters born in 2011 and 2012.