Victoria signs 1997-born netminder.

For Immediate Release
Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Victoria, BC- The Victoria Royals are pleased to announce that they have signed 1997-born goaltender Riley Mathieson to a WHL Standard Player Agreement.

“We are pleased to have Riley join our organization,” Royals’ General Manager Cameron Hope said. “Adding depth at the goaltending position with a local prospect is a fit for us, as well as a good opportunity for the player. Riley will remain with the Saanich Braves, but available to join us on an as-needed basis.”

So far this season, the native of Port Hardy, BC has taken part in 22 games for the Saanich Braves of the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League (VIJHL). Mathieson has earned a 3.25 goals against average, along with a 0.902 save percentage and has helped his club to a 21-9-1 record.

The Royals return to action tonight and tomorrow to face the WHL leading Prince George Cougars. Puck drop for both contests is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. Tickets can be purchased in person at the Select Your Tickets Box Office, over the phone by calling 250-220-7889, or by visiting

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