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Adam McKinnon

The Victoria Royals are proud to announce that prospect Ty Thorpe will represent Team Manitoba at the 2017 Western Canada Under-16 Challenge Cup.

The annual event will take place from Wednesday, October 18th to Sunday, October 22nd at the Markin MacPhail Centre in Calgary, AB. The tournament is a round robin format and consists of the four provincial under-16 teams from BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.

Thorpe, a Brandon, MB native, was selected by the Royals in Round 3, 54th overall, at the 2017 WHL Bantam Draft.

The 5-11, 146 lb forward is currently playing for the Rink Hockey Academy (RHA) Midget Prep team of the Canadian Sport School Hockey League (CSSHL). In three games with the RHA this season, Thorpe has tallied six points (3g-3a) along with two penalty minutes. Last season, the 2002-born forward was named to the CSSHL’s All-Academic Team and registered 42 points (13g-29a) in 30 contests with the RHA Bantam Prep team.

Victoria will begin a two-game BC Division road trip tonight in Kelowna as they face the Rockets with puck drop slated for 7:05 p.m. The club will then travel to Kamloops to battle the Blazers on Friday, October 6th. Puck drop for the contest is scheduled for 7:00 p.m.

The Royals return home for a pair of games against the Tri-City Americans on Tuesday, October 10th and Wednesday, October 11th. Both games are scheduled for a 7:05 p.m. puck drop. Tickets can be purchased in person at the Select Your Tickets box office, over the phone by calling 250-220-7777, or online at www.selectyourtickets.com.


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