The Victoria Royals issued the following releases:
ROYALS’ ALUMNUS ROBIN SOUDEK SIGNS WITH CESKE BUDEJOVICE
Soudek signs with former team in Czech Republic.
Friday, May 25, 2012
Victoria, BC – The Victoria Royals congratulate graduating import forward Robin Soudek who has signed a professional contract with Ceske Budejovice of the Czech Extraliga.
Soudek, 20, recently completed his WHL career with the Royals, posting 59 points (29G+30A) in 69 games during the 2011-12 season and 2012 WHL Playoffs. As a member of the Chilliwack Bruins in 2010-11, Soudek recorded 60 points (27G+33A) throughout the regular and post seasons.
After being drafted 12th overall in the 2008 CHL Import Draft by the Edmonton Oil Kings, Soudek notched 39 points (19G-20A) during the 2008-09 and 2009-10 seasons before being acquired by Chilliwack. From 2005 to 2008, the Czech Republic native played within the Ceske Budejovice youth development system.
ROYALS’ GRADUATE HAYDEN RINTOUL COMMITS TO UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE
Former captain joins Pronghorns following four-year WHL career
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
The Victoria Royals congratulate graduating team captain and defenceman Hayden Rintoul who has committed to the University of Lethbridge Pronghorns for the 2012-13 Canada West season.
Rintoul, 21, recently completed his WHL career with the Royals, posting a career high 51 points (17G+34A) in 72 games during the 2011-12 season. Rintoul also added two assists over four games in the 2012 WHL Playoffs. The Calgary, AB native led all WHL defencemen last year with 13 power play goals. As a member of the Royals, Rintoul participated in every game last season after being acquired on July 12th, 2011 in a trade with the Kootenay Ice.
During his four-year WHL career, Rintoul amassed 144 points (36G+108A) over an impressive 260 regular season games played. Rintoul also registered 12 points (2G-10A) in 33 post-season appearances.
Drafted in the fourth round, 79th overall in the 2006 WHL Bantam Draft by the Kootenay Ice, Rintoul played three seasons for the Cranbrook-based team between 2008 and 2011. In 2010-11, Rintoul was an integral member of an Ice team that would go on to capture an Ed Chenowyth Cup as WHL Champions and earn a berth in the 2011 MasterCard Memorial Cup tournament.