Monday, 21 November 2011

Ben Walker Signs with Victoria

 There was a new face a Victoria Royals practice this morning.

Forward Ben Walker will wear #10 and comes from the EDINA (eee-dine-ah) HORNETS of the Minnesota High School Hockey League.  

Last season he captained the Hornets squad in his junior year. 

Season        Team                        League Gp G A Pts Pims
2009-2010    Edina High Hornets   USHS     25   6  8 14 20       Playoffs 6 0 4 4
                   Edina Lakers             MNJHL    2   2  5   7 16
2010-2011    Team North               MN Elite 16   5  1   6  6        Playoffs 2 0 0 0 0
                   Edina High Hornets   USHS     24 18 12 30 18       Playoffs 6 0 2 2 2   
2011-2012    Team Southwest       MN Elite  24 14 13 27 
                   Edina High Hornets   USHS (no games played)

In the 2010 playoffs, the Hornets won the Class 2A state title and Walker chipped in four assists in six games.  Last season they won 4th in the State.
Known for his speed, the '93 born, 5’11” -175 pound right-hand shooting forward Walker scored 14 goals and added 13 assists playing 24 games for Team Southwest of the Minnesota Elite League this fall.

Here's Coach & GM Marc Habscheid on Ben Walker:

Drafted in the 6th round, 81stoverall by the Muskegeon Lumberjacks in the 2011 USHL Entry Draft, Ben Walker spoke with me after his first practice with the club this morning:


Royals Logan Nelson also from Minnesota used to play against him, had this to say:


Q & A with Andy Neal:

Next up for the Royals, a visit to the interior to face Kamloops friday and Kelowna Saturday. 
Victoria fans won't get their first look at Walker until Tuesday, November 29th when the Kamloops Blazers visit the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre for a 7:05 p.m. start. 

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