ROYALS’ PROSPECT MATTHEW CAMPESE NAMED TO TEAM WEST
Victoria’s 2012 third round pick to skate for Team West at 2014 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.
For Immediate Release
Friday, November 15, 2013
Victoria, BC – The Victoria Royals would like to congratulate forward Matthew Campese who was today named to represent Team West at the 2014 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge in Cape Breton, NS.
Campese, a Prince Albert, SK native who has signed with the Royals, currently plays for the Okanagan Hockey Academy (OHA) Midget Prep team. In just 16 games so far this season, the left winger has recorded 39 points (21g-18a).
The 5-10, 188 lb forward appeared in four games for the Royals in the 2013 WHL Preseason, notching a goal and two assists. During the 2012-13 season, Campese put up an impressive 93 points (54g-39a) in 50 games for OHA. Campese was originally selected by Victoria in the 2012 WHL Bantam Draft with the club’s third round, 49th overall, pick.
The 2014 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge will bring together the top hockey talent under the age of 17 from across Canada and around the world. The tournament will take place from December 29, 2013 to January 4, 2014 in Cape Breton, NS.
The Royals will host 2015 NHL Draft top prospect Mathew Barzal and the Seattle Thunderbirds at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre for a two-game set beginning tonight. Puck drop is scheduled 7:05 p.m. this evening.