I spoke with Royals GM Cam Hope about the hiring of former NHL netminder Dwayne Roloson as a consulting coach, and trading 19 year old forward Jared Dmytriw to the Red Deer Rebels for 19 year old defenseman Jared Freadrich (Fred-rick).
Both Media Releases are below.
Victoria will play their final two preseason games this weekend, Saturday against Vancouver, and Sunday versus Prince George – both in Langley.
The Royals Regular season begins at home Friday Sept. 22nd against the Giants.
Royals GM Cam Hope on hiring Dwayne Roloson and trading for Freadrich https://t.co/De4glljV3k
— The Zone @ 91-3 (@TheZone913) September 6, 2017
JARED FREADRICH CAREER STATISTICS
Cheknews story about the trade:
ROYALS ADD DWAYNE ROLOSON TO COACHING STAFF
Victoria hires former NHL netminder.
Victoria, BC- The Victoria Royals are proud to announce that Dwayne Roloson has joined the team’s coaching staff as a consulting coach.
A product of Simcoe, ON, Roloson spent the 2016-17 season as an assistant coach for both the Shawnigan Lake School Midget Varsity and Bantam Prep teams of the Canadian Sport School Hockey League.
“We are very happy to have Dwayne join our group,” President and General Manager Cameron Hope said. “His wealth of experience as both a player and a coach is valuable to our staff and our players.”
Prior to his time with Shawnigan Lake, Roloson served as a goaltending consultant for the Anaheim Ducks for parts of three seasons (2013-16). In 2016, he coached the Ducks’ John Gibson and Frederik Andersen to the NHL’s William M. Jennings award, which is awarded annually to the goalie tandem that allows the least amount of goals in the league.
The 47-year-old played 14 years in the NHL with six different clubs (Calgary Flames, Buffalo Sabres, Minnesota Wild, Edmonton Oilers, New York Islanders and Tampa Bay Lightning). Roloson played in a total of 606 regular season games along with an additional 50 post-season contests. Roloson was named an NHL All-Star during the 2003-04 campaign and finished the year with a league best 0.933 save percentage.
Roloson represented his country on three separate occasions (1995, 2007, 2009) at the International Ice Hockey Federation World Championships. The netminder earned a gold medal in 2007, a silver medal in 2009 and a bronze medal in the 1995 tournament.
ROYALS COMPLETE TRADE WITH REBELS
Victoria acquires 1998-born defenceman Jared Freadrich from Red Deer for 1998-forward Jared Dmytriw.
For Immediate Release
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Victoria, BC- The Victoria Royals are pleased to announce that the club has acquired defenceman Jared Freadrich (1998) from the Red Deer Rebels in exchange for forward Jared Dmytriw (1998).
Freadrich, a native of Camrose, AB, played in 64 games for the Rebels last season where he registered 30 points (6g-24a) and 54 penalty minutes to finish the year as the team’s second-highest scoring blueliner. Freadrich also took part in three games for the Regina Pats at the start of the campaign and recorded one assist and two minutes in penalties. The 5-11, 174 lb defenceman has played in 126 career WHL games, split between the Rebels and Pats, and has tallied 11 goals and 40 assists for 51 points, to go along with 77 penalty minutes.
Over the past two season, Freadrich has taken part in 19 WHL post-season contests where he has accumulated five assists. He was originally drafted by Regina in the fourth round, 80th overall, at the 2013 WHL Bantam Draft.
Dmytriw played in 59 regular season games in 2016-17 and scored 26 points (15g-11a) to go along with 36 penalty minutes. The 5-11, 192 lb forward has played in 181 regular season games, all with the Royals (2014-17), and has tallied 51 points (30g-21a) along with 82 minutes in penalties. Dmytriw has also appeared in 26 games in the WHL Playoffs where he has recorded eight points (3g-5a) and posted 19 penalty minutes.
“We would like to thank Jared for his hard work and dedication to the Royals’ organization over these past three seasons,” President & General Manager Cameron Hope said. “Saying goodbye to Jared is especially difficult. He has been a Royal since he was sixteen, and he and his family have been a part of this team since we drafted him. We wish him every success in the future.”
The native of Craven, SK was originally drafted by the Royals in the fourth round, 83rd overall, at the 2013 WHL Bantam Draft.
Victoria kicks off the 2017-18 regular season at home against the Vancouver Giants on Friday, September 22nd. Puck drop for the contest is set for 7:05 p.m. Tickets can be purchased in person at the Select Your Tickets box office, over the phone by calling 250-220-7777, or online at www.selectyourtickets.com.
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