Corey St. Laurent
June 26, 2013, Victoria, BC (ISN) – The Victoria Royals are proud to announce that defenceman Chaz Reddekopp and forward Tyler Soy have been invited to attend the Team Pacific Under-17 Summer Development Camp while Assistant Coach Enio Sacilotto and Athletic Therapist Khore Elliott have been named to Team Pacific’s staff.
Reddekopp, a native of West Kelowna, BC played the 2012-13 hockey season with the Pursuit of Excellence Midget Team 1. The 6’2″, 200 lb defender appeared in 61 games with the team where he scored 51 points (18g-33a) and picked up 77 penalty minutes. He also appeared in one game with the Royals this past season. Reddekopp skated for Team BC at the 2012 Under-16 Western Canada Challenge Cup and helped to lead the team to a gold medal. Chaz was selected 13th overall by Victoria in the 2012 Western Hockey League Bantam Draft.
Soy, a 5’11”, 154 lb forward spent last season with the Okanagan Hockey Academy Prep team. The Surrey, BC native led his team in scoring after he collected 99 points (38g-61a) and 16 penalty minutes in 52 games. Soy also played in seven games with the Royals notching one goal and one assist. Tyler represented BC at the 2012 Under-16 Western Canada Challenge Cup en route to a gold medal. Tyler was Victoria’s first pick of the 2012 WHL Bantam Draft, eighth overall.
Royals’ assistant coach, Enio Sacilotto, will join Team Pacific as one of the team’s assistant coaches. Sacilotto in entering his third season with Victoria after spending time with various hockey leagues around the world, which included stops in Switzerland, Italy, Norway, Denmark, England and Croatia. He has also coached in the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL), where he was named BCHL Coach of the Year for the 1994-95 season with the Penticton Vees.
Khore Elliott, the Royals’ athletic therapist, has been named one of Team Pacific’s athletic therapists. Elliott will enter his second season with Victoria this year. Elliott previously worked with the Canadian Under-20 Rugby team, the Victoria Salmon Kings, the BCHL’s Cowichan Valley Captials, the Westshore Rebels and at the BMO Skate Canada National Championships.
Here Comes the Blue! Season ticket packages for the 2013-14 season are on sale now! Call 250-220-7889, visit www.selectyourtickets.com, or head down to the Victoria Royals ticketing office at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre for more information.