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Chiefs’ Atkinson captures scholarship to Brown

Langley Chiefs defenceman Evan Atkinson has committed to attend Brown University for the 2009/10 hockey season.

In just his second year with the Chiefs, Atkinson has developed into a key member of the team’s blueline corps. He was pressed into heavy duty as a rookie, something that really helped him develop.

“He really came up big for us last year when we were plagued by injuries,” Chiefs head coach and general manager Harvey Smyl said. “Even as a rookie he showed he had tremendous potential and he has continued to improve and take that `next step’ this year.”

Atkinson will be heading to play for a good Bears team led by Head Coach Roger Grillo that currently has five ex-BCHL players on its roster.

On behalf of the entire Langley Chiefs organization, we would like to congratulate Evan on this achievement! For any questions, please feel free to contact Jared Harman at the Chiefs office at 604-532-1999.