May 24, 2011
For immediate release:
After going to a vote by the league board of governors, the proposed sale and relocation of the
Quesnel Millionaires Hockey Club has been unanimously accepted subject to formal approval
from BC Hockey.
Chiefs Development Group (CDG), formerly the owners of the Langley Chiefs and consisting
mainly of Moray Keith and Jim Bond has purchased the franchise with the intent of moving it to
Chilliwack. Longtime Chiefs head coach and general manager Harvey Smyl has agreed to an
ownership position within the new group.
"I'm very happy to have the great support of the BCHL board of governors and that they'd vote
unanimously to bring Chilliwack back into our league," said board chairman Darcy Rota. "There
are still some points that need to be cleared up before it's official but we're sure that will happen
CDG recently sold the Langley franchise but retain the rights to the "Chiefs" nickname. Nothing
has been made official yet as to a name for the relocating franchise though the last time the BCHL
had a team in Chilliwack, in the 2005-06 season, they were known as the Chiefs.
The Chilliwack team will play in the Interior Conference for the coming season and the league will
be realigned after that.
Due to the late timing of the application, BC Hockey will be holding an exceptional conference call of its executive committee in order to formalize, review and approve the sale and relocation of the club.
Please contact the league office if you have any further questions.
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