The Ontario Junior Hockey League Wellington Dukes have traded former Vernon Vipers defenceman Callum Volpe to the Chilliwack Chiefs.
The Dukes recently acquired Volpe from the Powell River Kings June 29 2018.
Volpe played one full season in Vernon (2015-16). Volpe played one game with the Vipers during the 2016-17 season was released September 22nd 2016 before signing with the Powell River Kings in late September 2016. In 45 games with the Vipers Volpe collected (4-goals-7-assists-11-points). Volpe spent the past two seasons in Powell River. In 77 games with the Kings Volpe collected (7-goals-32-assists-39-points).
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This was posted on the Chiefs website:
Chiefs acquire Callum Volpe from Wellington Dukes
July 12, 2018
The Chiefs announced today that they have acquired 20 year old defenseman Callum Volpe from the Wellington Dukes of the Ontario Junior Hockey League in exchange for future considerations and the CJHL playing rights of defenseman Kyle Yewchuk.
Volpe, who calls Coquitlam BC home, is no stranger to the BCHL, having suited up for 123 games over three seasons with the Vernon Vipers and Powell River Kings scoring 11 goals and adding 39 assists.
Chiefs General Manager and Head Coach Brian Maloney says Volpe fills a need as an experienced right handed shot defenseman.
“To be honest we weren’t really actively pursuing any defensemen until Callum’s name popped up. Both Cam Keith and I had long conversations with him. After a 30 minute conversation I was convinced that he would be a perfect fit in what we’re trying to develop here in Chilliwack. We will have a young team so having someone with outstanding leadership qualities like Callum will help our team. He also brings BCHL experience with him. He’s that right-handed puck moving defenseman that we were Lacking.”
For more information contact the Chiefs office at 604.392.4433.