June 25,2014(ISN) – Victoria, BC – The Victoria Royals are proud to announce that rookie forward Tyler
Soy and rookie defenceman Chaz Reddekopp have been named to Hockey Canada’s National
Men’s Summer Under-18 Team selection camp in advance of the 2014 Ivan Hlinka
The selection camp will see 44 players born in 1997 from across Canada compete for a
spot on Team Canada, coached by Derek Laxdal, and will take place from August 2-5 at
the Markin MacPhail Centre in Calgary, AB. If selected to the 22-man roster, Soy and
Reddekopp will travel with Team Canada to the Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup scheduled for
August 11-16 in Breclav, Czech Republic and Piestany, Slovakia.
Soy, a 5-11 center, recently completed his rookie season with the Royals in which he
posted 30 points (15g-15a) over 65 games played. Named the club’s 2013-14 Rookie of
the Year, Soy also notched two goals and one assist in nine games during the 2014
WHL Playoffs. The Cloverdale, BC native was selected by the Royals with the eighth
overall pick of the 2012 WHL Bantam Draft.
Also coming off his rookie season with Victoria, Reddekopp notched nine points
(1g-8a) over 40 games played to go along with 33 penalty minutes and a plus-10
rating last year. The 6-3, 215 lb product of West Kelowna, BC was chosen by the
Royals in the first round of the 2012 WHL Bantam Draft with the 13th overall pick.
Both Soy and Reddekopp have been involved with Hockey Canada’s Program of Excellence
before. The pair helped Team Pacific to a silver medal at last year’s World Under-17
Hockey Challenge in Sydney, Nova Scotia. Soy finished the tournament with five
points (2g-3a) in six games played while Reddekopp added a pair of assists in Team
Pacific’s semi-final victory.