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ROYALS SIGN COLEMAN VOLLRATH AND BRODIE CLOWES

ROYALS SIGN COLEMAN VOLLRATH AND BRODIE CLOWES

Victoria signs 2010 third and fifth round picks to WHL contracts.

For Immediate Release

Wednesday, November 22, 2011

Victoria, BCThe Victoria Royals are pleased to announce the club has signed 1995 born goaltender Coleman Vollrath and defenseman Brodie Clowes to Western Hockey League Standard Players’ Agreements.

Vollrath, a Calgary, AB native, was selected by the Chilliwack Bruins in the third round, 55th overall during the 2010 Bantam Draft. He is currently in his second season with Calgary Buffaloes of the Alberta Midget Hockey League. During the 2010-11 season, the 5’11”, 155lb Vollrath played in 19 games for the Buffaloes with a goals against average of 3.58 and a save percentage of .896%.

“We have been extremely pleased with the rapid improvement in Coleman’s game,” General Manager and Head Coach Marc Habscheid said. “He is a fundamentally sound goaltender who made our decision at training camp very difficult. We are very pleased to have Coleman as a part of our future plans.”

Clowes, also a native of Calgary, was the Chilliwack Bruins fifth round pick, 90th overall during the 2010 Bantam Draft. The 6’2”, 180lb rearguard currently plays for the Olds Grizzlys of the Alberta Junior Hockey League where he has recorded one goal and nine assists in 25 games along with 21 penalty minutes.

“Brodie is a big and strong defenseman that we see as an individual who has the potential to be a long term WHL player,” Habscheid said. “He has been having a very good season in Junior A with Olds, and we look forward to seeing him on the ice with our team in the future.”

The Victoria Royals face a pair of B.C. Division opponents this weekend. Friday sees the Royals visit the Kamloops Blazers, with puck drop set for 7:00 p.m. Victoria then takes on the Kelowna Rockets the following night, with the action set to start at 7:05 p.m. The Royals’ next home game is Tuesday, November 29th when the Kamloops Blazers visit the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre for a 7:05 p.m. start. For further details or to purchase your tickets today, visit the Victoria Royals Ticket Office, www.victoriaroyals.com, or call 250-220-7889.

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