Victoria inks 2013 WHL Bantam Draft first round pick.


For Immediate Release

Friday, September 13, 2013


Victoria, BC –The Victoria Royals are proud to announce that the club has signed forward Dante Hannoun (ha-NOON) to a Western Hockey League (WHL) Standard Player Agreement.


Hannoun was selected by the Royals with the club’s first round, 11th overall, pick in the 2013 WHL Bantam Draft. The 5-6, 145 lb forward was recently shortlisted for Team BC’s Under-16 team in advance of the 2013 Western Canada Under-16 Challenge Cup. Hannoun will suit up for the Greater Vancouver Canadians of the BC Major Midget Hockey League during the 2013-14 season.


“We are very pleased to have signed Dante,” Royals’ General Manager Cameron Hope said. “Dante is a dynamic and intelligent hockey player. We are excited to move into the future with Dante as a part of our team.”


The Delta, BC native spent the 2012-13 season as the captain of the North Shore Winter Club Hawks of the Pacific Coast Bantam Hockey League (PCBHL). With North Shore, Hannoun racked up 151 points (63g-88a) and 46 penalty minutes in 63 games played last season in addition to a plus-114 rating. Hannoun helped lead the Hawks to the 2013 BC Provincial Bantam Tier 1 Championship and a silver medal at the 2013 Western Canada Bantam Championship. Hannoun also helped the Hawks to a gold medal at the John Reid Memorial Tournament where he notched 11 points (6g-5a) in six games. Selected to participate in the 2013 Under-16 BC Cup, Hannoun notched one goal for Team Flyers en route to the BC Cup title.


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