Tuesday, October 23, 2012


Press Release

Victoria, BC – The Victoria Royals proudly announced today that defenceman Tyler Stahl has been named the team’s captain for the 2012-13 Western Hockey League (WHL) season. Stahl becomes the second captain in team history and the 10th in franchise history. Forwards Tim Traber and Brandon Magee were named as alternate captains while Jamie Crooks and Logan Nelson will split alternate duties throughout the season.

Stahl has spent his entire WHL career with the Victoria Royals/Chilliwack Bruins franchise. The 6-2, 215 lb native of Drumheller, AB has compiled 21 points (1g-20a) to go along with 395 penalty minutes over 156 regular season games with the Royals and Bruins. The 20-year-old defenceman has also appeared in 13 career playoff games for the franchise, notching one assist.

Stahl was drafted by the Chilliwack Bruins in the 2007 WHL Bantam Draft with the club’s fourth round, 70th overall, pick. The veteran defenceman also saw his name called at the 2010 NHL Entry Draft where he was taken in the sixth round, 167th overall, by the Carolina Hurricanes.

Traber, 19, and Magee, 18, will wear ‘A’s on their jerseys this year. Traber enters his fourth season with the Royals/Bruins franchise and has competed in 171 regular season games, notching 25 points (7g-18a) and 309 penalty minutes. Magee begins just his third season with the franchise and has posted 84 points (41g-43a) in 143 regular season games during his young career.

Crooks, 20, and Nelson, 19, will split alternate duties this season. Crooks is coming off of a 2011-12 season that saw the forward lead the Royals in scoring with 67 points (37g-30a) over 72 games. Nelson, a Rogers, MN native, enjoyed a successful rookie season last year, posting 62 points (23g-39a) in 71 games played before being selected by the Buffalo Sabres at last summer’s NHL Entry Draft in the fifth round, 133rd overall. 

 (Nathan can be reached at nathanfournier@mainehockeyjournal.com)

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