Monday, 13 August 2012

Jack Walker, Listed

Monday, Aug 13 2012

...Ben may not be the only Walker on the team this coming season. His younger brother, 16-year-old Jack, is set to make his way to Victoria soon for camp. The younger Walker is a defencemen who recently played for the United States U-17 team at the Five Nations Tournament in the Czech Republic, which wrapped up on Saturday. Should Jack, an offensive minded blue liner, make the team, it would mean a big first for Ben.

“That would be really fun to be on the same team as him. I’ve never played with him on a team. We were supposed to play high school together, but I came here instead. That would be awesome to play together.”

Walker added, “He’s a very offensive defenceman. He’s about my height and little bit small for a defenceman, but he’s got good hands and is pretty quick. Back home as a freshman, he was running the power play and he’s a very skilled player.”

Qualities Royals’ fans have already seen from Ben.

Monday, July 16 2012

Victoria Protected List player to represent Team USA at the 2012 U-17 Five Nations Tournament.

Victoria, BC – The Victoria Royals would like to congratulate defenceman Jack Walker, a member of Victoria’s 50-man Player Protected List, who has been selected to represent Team USA at the 2012 Under-17 Five Nations Tournament in the Czech Republic.

The Edina, MN native spent the 2011-12 hockey season playing for his high school team, the Edina Hornets. Walker appeared in 29 games for the Hornets, collecting 14 points (2g-12a) and 22 minutes in penalties.

The 5-10, 170 lb defenceman is the younger brother of Royals’ forward Ben Walker. The 16-year-old was also drafted by the Lincoln Stars in the fifth round, 73rd overall at the United States Hockey League (USHL) 2012 Futures Draft.

The 2012 Under-17 Five Nations Tournament brings together teams from the Czech Republic, Germany, Slovakia, Switzerland and the United States to participate in a four-day tournament. This year’s tournament will be held from August 7th to 11th, 2012 in the Czech Republic.