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Victoria Royals Announce Partnership with Catapult Sports

Royals become first team in CHL to incorporate Catapult’s wearable technology

The Victoria Royals announced today a new partnership with Catapult Sports, a wearable technology company that exists to build and improve the performance of athletes and teams at all levels of sport.

The partnership will make the Royals the first team to use Catapult’s wearable technology in the Canadian Hockey League.

“Being the first organization in the Canadian Hockey League to implement Catapult’s wearable technology is a great moment for the Victoria Royals from the perspectives of both player development and competitive advantage,” said Royal’s Performance Coach & Lead Assistant Trainer Kurtis Freter. “The ability to use this state-of-the-art technology allows us to enhance our player support system as part of our continual commitment to provide our players with the best developmental environment possible.

“It is always the goal to be first and we look forward to working with Catapult to ensure our athletes get the most out of this partnership and continue to allow our players to grow alongside professional processes used in the NHL and AHL.”

Catapult’s Vector SaaS technology delivers next level accuracy, usability, and efficiency to empower critical athlete performance and tactical decisions. The Vector solution provides an integrated and comprehensive view of performance, in real time, leveraging the latest data science to help players and teams find answers to complex performance questions.

Catapult’s technology gives a single source of truth for the performance of every athlete on the ice, no matter the position. This allows for improved team performance and helps prevent overloading.

“We are excited to work with the Victoria Royals, the first Canadian Junior team to implement Catapult’s Vector solution for its athletes,” said Catapult’s Vice President of North America, Blake Tippets. “They join elite hockey teams around the world, including teams from the NHL and the Canadian Women’s Ice Hockey Team, who rely on Catapult’s performance data and insights to unleash the potential of their athletes. We look forward to working with them for many seasons in the future.”

Catapult’s North American customers using video technology or wearables also includes the majority of NHL teams.

About Catapult Sports

Catapult exists to build and improve the performance of athletes and teams at all levels of sport. Originally formed from a partnership between the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) and the Cooperative Research Centres (CRC) to maximise the performance of Australian athletes ahead of the Sydney Olympics, Catapult was officially founded in Melbourne in 2006.

The wearable technologies developed by Catapult in its early years were designed to address fundamental questions in sports performance. That purpose has remained at the heart of our work as we’ve grown from an Australian start-up to a global leader in sports technology with solutions for every element of the performance ecosystem; from wearable tracking to athlete management and video analysis.

 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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