Victoria, BC – The Victoria Royals are proud to announce that the club has signed forwards Tyler Soy, Regan Nagy and Matthew Campese (cam-PESS-y) as well as defenceman Chaz Reddekopp to Western Hockey League Standard Players’ Agreements.
Soy, selected by the Royals in the first round, 8th overall at the 2012 WHL Bantam draft, recently attended the 2012 Allstate All-Canadians Mentorship Camp in Mississauga, ON. The mentorship camp invites 42 of the top bantam-aged players from across Canada each year. At the 2012 U-16 BC Cup last June, Soy was tied for second in scoring at the 10-team tournament with five points (2g-3a) in four games.
The Surrey, BC native spent the 2011-12 season as captain of the Cloverdale Bantam A-1 Colts where he recorded 65 points (24g-41a) in just 20 games played. In total, Soy amassed 159 points (53g-106a) over 46 games played to go along with a rating of +121 in 2011-12 including regular season, tournament and playoff action.
The 5-11,155 lb forward helped his team to three tournament titles during the 2011-12 Bantam season. Soy notched 21 points (7G-14A) in five games during the Dallas Saunders International Bantam AAA Tournament in Abbotsford. Soy also attended the 49th Annual International Bantam Christmas Tournament in Burnaby and was named a member of the Second All-Star Team. In January, Soy was named Tournament MVP and Top Forward of the John Reid Memorial Tournament in St. Albert, AB. Soy led the Colts to victory while recording 20 points (9G-11A) in six games.
The 6-2, 188 lb native of West Kelowna, BC was the Royals’ second first round choice, 13th overall, in this year’s WHL Bantam Draft. At the U-16 BC Cup last June, Reddekopp was tied for first in scoring amongst defencemen with four points (2g-2a) in the 10-team tournament.
The 15-year-old spent the 2011-12 season as a member of the Pursuit of Excellence Bantam Team 1 where he tallied 59 points (18g-41a) to go along with 72 minutes in penalties over 62 contests. Reddekopp also had seven points (2g-5a) and eight minutes in penalties through nine games for the Pursuit of Excellence Midget Team 3.
Reddekopp helped lead Pursuit of Excellence to the Kamloops International Bantam Ice Hockey Tournament (KIBIHT) title where he amassed two points (1G-1A) along with four penalty minutes in six games. The Westside Minor Hockey product also participated in the 2012 John Reid Memorial Tournament in St. Albert, AB where he collected two points (1G-1A) in six games.
Victoria took forward Regan Nagy in the second round with the 27th overall pick in the 2012 WHL Bantam Draft. Along with fellow Royals draftee Tyler Soy, Nagy was also selected to attend 2012 Allstate All-Canadians Mentorship Camp this summer. The 15-year-old received an invitation to Team Saskatchewan’s U16 Summer Development Camp in Wilcox, SK last June and has recently been named a member of the team’s top-26 players list.
The Ogema, SK resident dressed for the Weyburn Energy Wings Bantam AA team in 2011-12 where he scored 46 points (30g-16a) and had 77 penalty minutes in 23 games played. The 5-11, 148 lb Nagy also played four games with the Moose Jaw Generals Midget AAA team.
The Royals used their third round, 49th overall pick, in this year’s WHL Bantam Draft to select Matthew Campese. Born in Prince Albert, SK, Campese is the son of Prince Albert Raiders’ General Manager Bruno Campese. The 15-year-old was invited to Team Saskatchewan’s U16 Summer Development Camp alongside Regan Nagy this past June and has also been named to the team’s top-26 players list.
The 5’10, 167 lb forward played for his hometown Venice House Raiders Bantam AA team in the 2011-12 season where he notched 53 points (32g-21a) along with 98 penalty minutes in 23 games played.