Victoria Royals story
Kelowna Chiefs rookie forward Alex Edwards, 16, has signed a WHL standard player agreement with the WHL’s Victoria Royals, the team announced yesterday.
The 6-1, 190-pound forward recorded six goals and 12 points in 24 games with the Chiefs in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League (KIJHL) this season.
“Alex is a very determined, competitive player and a great teammate. He is strong on the puck, has good hands, a high battle level and is willing to take the puck to the net,” said Ed Fowler, Director of Player Personnel for the Royals, on victoriaroyals.com.
The B.C. native previously played for the Pursuit of Excellence (now known as the RINK Hockey Academy Kelowna) U15 prep team of the Canadian Sport School Hockey League (CSSHL). During the 2019-20 season, he played in 27 games collecting 26 points from 12 goals and 14 assists.
“I’m feeling extremely grateful to be a part of the Royals organization and I’m hoping to contribute to the team both on and off the ice. I’m looking forward to my future with the organization,” Edwards said of his signing.
Edwards made his Royals debut yesterday against the Vancouver Giants. The Grand Forks product played for the Chiefs on Dec. 28.