Victoria, BC- The Victoria Royals are proud to announce that prospects Luke Reid (Team Saskatchewan), Jonathan Lambos (Team Manitoba), Luke Mylymok (Team Saskatchewan) and Elan Bar-Lev-Wise (Team BC) will represent their respective provinces at the 2016 Western Canada Under-16 Challenge Cup.
The annual event will take place from Wednesday, October 19th to Sunday, October 23rd at the Markin MacPhail Centre in Calgary, AB. The tournament is a round robin format and consists of the four provincial under-16 teams from BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.
A native of Warman, SK, Reid was the Royals’ first pick, 27th overall, in the second round of the 2016 WHL Bantam Draft.
The 5-11, 180 lb defender is currently playing for the Battleford Stars of the Saskatchewan Midget AAA Hockey League (SMHL). In three games with the Stars, Reid has recorded one assist and four penalty minutes.
Lambos, a 5-9, 172 lb blueliner was selected in the third round, 49th overall by the Royals in the WHL Bantam Draft this past May.
The product of Winnipeg, MB is skating for the Omaha AAA U-16 team of the North American Prospects Hockey League. Lambos has registered three points and two minutes in penalties in five games for Omaha.
A native of Wilcox, SK, Mylymok was drafted by the Royals with their second pick of the fourth round, 81st overall in the 2016 WHL Bantam Draft.
The 5-9, 155 lb winger is playing for the Notre Dame Hounds of the SMHL. In three contests with the Hounds, Mylymok has tallied an assist and six penalty minutes.
The 5-10, 150 lb Bar-Lev-Wise was selected by the Royals in the sixth round, 132nd overall in the WHL Bantam Draft this past May.
Bar-Lev-Wise, a Vancouver, BC product, is currently playing for the Burnaby Winter Club Hockey Academy Midget Prep team of the Canadian Sport School Hockey League. In four games with the club, he has recorded one goal and two minutes in penalties.
The Royals will now head on a season long six-game road trip that begins tomorrow night against the Vancouver Giants. Puck drop is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. This contest will be televised on the WHL on Shaw on TV.
Victoria returns home on Tuesday, October 18th to take on the Saskatoon Blades at 7:05 p.m. at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre.