Victoria inks 2015 WHL Bantam Draft pick.

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Dean McNabb addresses the media Monday Aug.29.2016

For Immediate Release
Monday, August 29, 2016

Victoria, BC- The Victoria Royals are proud to announce the signing of 2000-born goaltender Dean McNabb to a Western Hockey League (WHL) Standard Player Agreement.

McNabb was selected by the Royals in the 3rd round, 61st overall, at the 2015 WHL Bantam Draft.

“Dean is a very good young goaltender with tremendous potential,” Royals’ General Manager Cameron Hope said. “We are very pleased to have him join our organization.”

The 6-2, 174 lb netminder played for the Regina Pat Canadians of the Saskatchewan Midget AAA Hockey League (SMAAAL) during the 2015-16 season. McNabb appeared in 18 games for Regina and collected an 11-5-0 record to go with a 2.15 Goals Against Average (GAA), 0.904 Save Percentage (SV%) and three shutouts as the Pat Canadians finished as the top team during the SMAAAL regular season.

The product of Davidson, SK spent the 2014-15 campaign with the Notre Dame Bantam AAA team of the South Saskatchewan Minor Hockey League (SSMHL). Over 17 games, McNabb posted a 7-7-0 mark along with a 3.65 GAA.

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Victoria will begin their pre-season schedule this weekend with three games in three days. They begin by traveling to Kamloops to take on the Blazers on Friday at 7:00 p.m., and Kelowna to face the Rockets on Saturday with puck drop scheduled for 7:05 p.m. Victoria will then head to Everett on Sunday, September 4th to play the Tri-City Americans at 3:00 p.m.

The Royals’ 2016-17 Season Ticket Packages are on-sale now. Guarantee yourself the best seats, prices and benefits that includes the most flexible ticket exchange policy in the WHL. Secure your spot for next season by giving the Royals’ ticket office a call at 250-220-7889 or sending an email to to set up an appointment to view available seating.


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