Victoria, BC- The Victoria Royals are pleased to announce that the club has acquired defenceman Loch Morrison (1997) and a fourth round pick in the 2017 WHL Bantam Draft from the Prince Albert Raiders. In exchange the Royals have sent defenceman Brayden Pachal (1999) and a sixth round pick in the 2017 WHL Bantam Draft to the Raiders.
Morrison, a product of Prince Albert, SK, has played in 37 games for the Raiders where he has registered 13 points (2g-11a) and 40 penalty minutes. Thompson was acquired by Prince Albert in a trade with the Calgary Hitmen at last year’s trade deadline. Morrison has played in 165 career WHL regular season games with Prince Albert (2016-17) and Calgary (2013-16) and has recorded 40 points (10g-30a) and 169 minutes in penalties.
During the 2013-14 season, Morrison was a member of the Prince Albert Mintos who he helped capture the 2014 Telus Cup as National Midget AAA Champions. Morrison tallied four points (2g-2a) in seven tournament games with the Mintos.
The 6-1, 193 lb defender was selected by Calgary in the seventh round, 149th overall in the 2012 WHL Bantam Draft.
A native of Estevan, SK, Pachal has suited up in 34 games for the Royals this season and has recorded three assists and 44 minutes in penalties. The 6-0, 195 lb blueliner has tallied one goal and eight assists to go along with 73 penalty minutes in 74 career regular season games with Victoria.
The Royals selected Pachal in the second round, 40th overall in the 2014 WHL Bantam Draft.
Victoria returns home this week to play the Kelowna Rockets on Wednesday and Friday, and the Moose Jaw Warriors on Saturday. Puck drop for all three games is scheduled for 7:05 p.m.