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.
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
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.
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.
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 email@example.com)