The Vancouver North East Chiefs may have moved to Coquitlam this season, but the major midget hockey team still contains a strong local contingent.
Maple Ridge’s Maclean Hewitt, Dalton Yorke, and Jeffrey Smith, along with Boston Colley of Pitt Meadows, have all helped the Chiefs in one of their most successful seasons to date.
With a record of 15 wins, five losses and two ties, the Chiefs currently sit three points out of first place in the B.C. Hockey Major Midget League, with a game in hand on the first-place Vancouver North West Giants.
The Chiefs face the Giants for a two-game series this weekend, which could see the team take over first place in the league.
At six-foot-one, Yorke is team’s tallest blueliner, as well as its youngest. But despite being a 15-year-old rookie playing against 16- and 17-year-olds, Yorke is second in scoring on the team among defencemen, with nine points.
Hewitt has nine goals and nine assists in 22 games with the Chiefs this season, while Colley has 11 points. Smith, meanwhile, has 14 starts in net for the Chiefs.
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