Royals defenceman Justin Kipkie named BC Division Scholastic Player of the Year

The 17-year-old was also awarded Royals Rookie of the Year and Jo-Ann Thompson Foundation Scholastic Player of the Year honors last week

Victoria Royals defenceman Justin Kipkie has been named the BC Division Scholastic Player of the year and a finalist for the Daryl K. (Doc) Seaman Memorial Trophy, as announced by the WHL on Thursday.

The 17-year-old excelled both on the ice and in the classroom for Victoria this year, earning top marks and tallying 33 points (eight goals, 25 assists) in 67 games played, which ranked second amongst all Royals blueliners.

He also collected a pair of Royals’ team awards, being named the Jo-Ann Thompson Foundation Scholastic Player of the Year and the team’s Rookie of the Year last week.

The winner of the WHL Scholastic Player of the Year will be announced on Monday, May 8th.

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 12th 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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