Victoria, BC- The Victoria Royals are pleased to announce that the club has acquired 20-year-old forward Carter Folk from the Lethbridge Hurricanes in exchange for a fourth round pick in the 2017 WHL Bantam Draft.
A native of Regina, SK, Folk comes to Victoria after recording 31 points (10g-21a) and 77 penalty minutes in 66 games for the Hurricanes last season. Folk has played in 178 career WHL regular season games with Lethbridge (2013-16) and the Seattle Thunderbirds (2013-14) and has registered 61 points (26g-35a) to go along with 289 minutes in penalties.
“Carter is a very experienced and hard working forward and we really like the type of game that he brings,” Royals’ General Manager Cameron Hope said. “We are pleased to have him join us.”
The 6-2, 197 lb forward skated in three playoff contests last season for the Hurricanes and tallied one goal and five penalty minutes.
Folk was selected in the fourth round, 84th overall by Seattle in the 2011 WHL Bantam Draft.
Victoria wraps up their pre-season on Saturday, September 17th against the Vancouver Giants. The game is scheduled for a 3:00 p.m. start at the Langley Events Centre.
The Royals kick off the 2016-17 regular season with a tilt against the Prince George Cougars on Friday, September 23rd with puck drop set for 7:05 p.m. The club will raise both their WHL Regular Season Championship and BC Division Championship banners earned during the 2015-16 campaign.