Adam McKinnon

The Victoria Royals are pleased to announce that the club has acquired signed goaltender Joel Grzybowski (1999) from the Saskatoon Blades for signed netminder Hunter Arps (1999).

Joel Grzybowski

A native of Hafford, SK, Grzybowski has split this season between the Blades and the Battleford North Stars of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League. In six games with Saskatoon, Grzybowski posted a 4.31 goals against average (GAA) and a 0.841 save percentage (SV%). The 5-10, 172 goaltender has played in three games with Battleford where he has recorded three wins, a 2.32 GAA and a 0.915 SV%.

Last season, Grzybowski helped the North Stars capture the SJHL Championship as he registered a 21-4-1-0 record to go along with a 1.66 GAA, 0.935 SV% and six shutouts.

Grzybowski was drafted by the Blades in Round 11, 223rd overall, in the 2014 WHL Bantam Draft.

Hunter Arps

Arps, a product of Pleasantdale, SK, started this season with the Melfort Mustangs of the SJHL. The 6-3, 160 lb goaltender has recorded a GAA of 2.66, a SV% of 0.903 and one shutout in 10 games with the Mustangs.

Victoria originally acquired Arps from the Brandon Wheat Kings in September of this year.

Arps was originally drafted by the Wheat Kings in Round 5, 109th overall, at the 2014 WHL Bantam Draft.

Tonight, Victoria hosts the Kootenay ICE for the club’s annual Teddy Bear Toss Night. Puck drop is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. Tickets are still available, but limited quantities remain. Fans are encouraged to buy their tickets in advance at the Select Your Tickets Box Office, online or over the phone at 250-220-7777.

The Royals’ Holiday Combo is back. Give the gift of hockey and get a head start on your Christmas shopping by grabbing our festive ticket pack. Each $65 Holiday Combo includes four ticket vouchers valid for any 2017-18 regular season home game, plus a Royals’ coffee mug and an exclusive packet of “Marty’s Mix” hot chocolate – a $90 value. For full details call the Royals’ Ticketing Office at 250-220-7889 or email them at

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