Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Intra-Squad: Blue 4 - White 3



TEAM BLUE TRIUMPHS IN ROYALS’ INTRA-SQUAD GAME
Team Blue wins annual contest 4-3 over Team White.

For Immediate Release
Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Victoria, BC- Team Blue tallied markers in all three periods to win the Royals’ 2015 Intra-Squad game 4-3 over Team White on Wednesday night.

Team Blue’s 2014 draft pick, Dawson Frank, scored the game winner in the final frame after Kevin Pierce broke a 1-1 tie in the second period. Chaz Reddekopp tallied the opening goal of the contest in the first period for Team Blue, while Landon Welykholowa scored in the second frame.

Newly signed Ethan Price led the way for Team White with two goals, while Duncan, BC born Ben Berard tallied the other marker for his team. 

Signed goaltenders Dylan Myskiw and Griffen Outhouse split the duties for Team Blue and combined to stop 31 of 34 shots directed their way for the win. Team White countered with Evan Smith who turned aside 33 of 37 shots.

Team Blue capitalized on the man-advantage, and went 2/4=50.0%. Team White meanwhile went 0/2=0.0%.

The Royals will begin their pre-season on Friday in Everett, WA at the annual Holiday Inn Preseason Classic. Victoria will play the Everett Silvertips on Friday at 7:00 p.m. and the Seattle Thunderbirds on Saturday at 3:00 p.m. The Royals finish the tournament against the Tri-City Americans on Sunday with puck drop scheduled for 11:30 a.m.

Victoria’s lone home contest of the pre-season is set for Sunday, September 13th when they host the Vancouver Giants. Puck drop is set for 2:05 p.m. at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. 

Be a part of the action this year and guarantee the best seats available by purchasing a season ticket or a mini-pack. Call 250-220-7889 or visit the Select Your Tickets Box-Office to pick your seats today.

Royals Sign: Price, Thompson



ROYALS SIGN ETHAN PRICE
Victoria inks 18-year-old forward.

For Immediate Release
Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Victoria, BC- The Victoria Royals are proud to announce that the team has signed 1997-born forward Ethan Price to a Western Hockey League (WHL) Standard Player Agreement.

Price was listed to the Royals’ 50-man protected player list earlier this year. Each WHL team is allowed to protect 50 players which includes individuals who have either been signed, drafted or listed by their respective club.

“Ethan is a strong and skilled two-way player who has experience in the WHL,” General Manager Cameron Hope said. “We are pleased to have him join the Royals’ family.”

The product of Lincoln, NE spent the 2014-15 campaign with the Portland Winterhawks of the WHL and the Lincoln Stars of the United States Hockey League (USHL). In 38 contests with the Winterhawks, Price recorded four goals and five assists to go along with 16 minutes in penalties. Price also notched nine points (3g-6a) and 39 penalty minutes in 30 games with the Stars.

The 5’10, 180 lb Price was selected by Portland in the sixth round, 130th overall in the 2012 WHL Bantam Draft. In two seasons with the Winterhawks, Price tallied 17 points (8g-9a) and 46 minutes in penalties over 105 contests. 
ROYALS INK TYLER THOMPSON
Victoria signs 1997-born winger.

For Immediate Release
Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Victoria, BC- The Victoria Royals are proud to announce the signing of 18-year-old forward Tyler Thompson to a Western Hockey League (WHL) Standard Player Agreement.

Thompson was listed to the Royals’ 50-man protected player list earlier this year. Each WHL team is allowed to protect 50 players which includes individuals who have either been signed, drafted or listed by their respective club.

“Tyler is a skilled and physical forward with good hockey sense.” General Manager Cameron Hope said. “We are very happy to welcome Tyler and his family to the Royals’ organization.”

The 6-4, 191 lb, Thompson split the 2014-15 season with the Omaha AAA Lancers Under-18 team and the Minnesota Revolution Under-18 club of the North American Prospects Hockey League (NAPHL). The Lakeville, MN product collected 12 points (3g-9a) along with 54 penalty minutes in 22 games with the Lancers and Revolution.

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Training Camp Profiles: Reddekopp, Smith, Pachal


Reddekopp & Smith
A pair of Victoria Royals heard their named called during the 2015 NHL Entry Draft, defenseman Chaz Reddekopp by LA, and netminder Evan Smith by Nashville - both in the 7th round. 

I caught up with them at Training Camp, along with 2014 2nd round prospect defenseman Brayden Pachal.

Chaz Reddekopp:
 

 SEASON TEAM LEAGUE GP G A TP PIM +/-      POST GP G A TP PIM +/- 
 2011-12 Pursuit of Excellence Bantm Prep OMAHA 62 18 415972
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Pursuit of Excellence Mdgt Team3 Midget 9 2 578
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Pursuit of Excellence Varsity CSSVHL 2 1 230
| Playoffs 2 1 120
 2012-13 Pursuit of Excellence Prep CSSHL 10 3 101322
| Playoffs 2 1 120
Pursuit of Excellence 18U NAPHL 21 3 101335
| Playoffs 4 1 344
Victoria Royals WHL 1 0 000 0 |
 2013-14 Victoria Royals WHL 40 1 8933 10 | Playoffs 2 0 000
Canada Pacific U17 WHC-17 6 0 224
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 2014-15 Victoria Royals WHL 72 5 162153 12 | Playoffs 10 0 2212
 2015-16 Victoria Royals WHL - - ---
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Evan Smith



SEASON TEAM LEAGUE GP GAA SVS%       POSTSEASON GP GAA SVS% 
 2012-13 Pikes Peak Miners 16U NAPHL 16U16 3.02 .897 | Playoffs4 1.57 .929 
 2013-14 Pikes Peak Miners 18U NAPHL13 1.95 .921 |   
 2014-15 Victoria Royals WHL4 4.20 .864 |   
Austin Bruins NAHL15 1.73 .923 | Playoffs6 2.10 .914 
 2015-16 Victoria Royals WHL- - - |




D Brayden Pachal










BIRTHYEAR 1999-08-23 BIRTHPLACEEstevan, SK, CAN
AGE 16 NATION Canada
POSITION D SHOOTS R
HEIGHT 180 cm / 5'11" WEIGHT 73 kg / 161 lbs

SEASON TEAM LEAGUE GP G A TP PIM +/-      POST GP G A TP PIM +/- 
 2012-13 Estevan Bruins Bantam AA SBAAHL 24 0 7728
| Playoffs 4 2 240  
 2013-14 Estevan Bruins Bantam AA SBAAHL 31 14 132766
| Playoffs 7 3 5814  
 2014-15 Moose Jaw Generals SMHL 39 3 172040
| Playoffs 3 1 232  
  Estevan Bruins SJHL 3 0 110
| Playoffs 3 1 012  
 
 TOURNAMENT STATISTICS
 2008-09 Team Saskatchewan Brick Invitational 5 1 120
|            
 2014-15 Team Saskatchewan CWG 7 0 1112
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