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Royals announce signing of third overall pick Cole Reschny to Standard Player Agreement

The Victoria Royals announced today the signing of Cole Reschny, the third overall pick in the 2022 WHL Prospects Draft, to a Standard Player Agreement.

The Macklin, SK product was named the 2022 Canadian Sport School League (CSSHL) MVP following an impressive 92 point (40 goal, 52 assist) season with the Northern Alberta Xtreme (NAX) U15 Prep team.

“It means a lot to me and my family to be able sign with such a great organization that is in such an amazing league,” said Reschny. “It has been a lot of hard work and a lot of sacrifices along the way to earn this, but it has definitely been worth it. I am super excited to get started with the Victoria Royals and my junior career. I think it will be great to move to the Island and play for such an amazing organization and for a coach like Dan.”

Cole would go on to add 11 more points on five goals and six assists during his team’s 2022 playoff run, and later registered 16 more points playing a level up for the NAX U16 Prep squad, assisting them in claiming the 2022 CSSHL U16 championship.

“Ed [Fowler, Director of Player Personnel], J.F. [Best, Assistant General Manager and Associate Coach] and I are so excited for the opportunity to partner with Cole and the Reschny family in his development,” said Royals General Manager and Head Coach, Dan Price. “We have so much respect for Cole as a young man and for his entire family. Work ethic, humility and character are traits that stand out right away. He combines those qualities with competitiveness, resilience and a commitment to improve every day, which makes him exactly the type of person and player that we look for. He is going to fit in very well here in Victoria.”

The 15-year-old forward stands at 5’9”, 155lbs and is a left-hand shot. He became the highest pick in team history when he was selected third overall in yesterday’s draft.

About the Victoria Royals

The Victoria Royals are a Canadian major junior ice hockey team in the Western Hockey League (WHL) owned and operated by GSL Group. The Royals play all their home games at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre and have entered their 11th season of their existence.

About Save-On Foods Memorial Centre

Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre (SOFMC) is designed, constructed, developed and operated by GSL Group. SOFMC is Victoria’s premier entertainment facility and the largest arena in British Columbia outside Vancouver. The state-of-the-art 7,000 seat facility is home to the Victoria Royals of the Western Hockey League and regularly hosts large-scale concerts and other special events such as figure skating, curling, plays, trade shows and conferences. SOFMC also features a fine dining Lion’s Den Restaurant, as well as retail and meeting space.

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