Friday, 9 October 2015

Walford Named to U17 Roster Team Canada

Victoria defender will represent Canada at the 2015 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.

For Immediate Release
Friday, October 9, 2015

Victoria, BC- The Victoria Royals are pleased to announce that defenceman Scott Walford has been named to Hockey Canada’s Under-17 Team for the 2015 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.

The annual tournament takes place from October 30th – November 7th in Dawson Creek and Fort St. John BC. The tournament will feature three Canadian teams - Canada Black, Canada Red and Canada White. The rosters for the three squads will be finalized in the coming weeks.

The 6-1, 188 lb defender took part in the 2015 Canada Winter Games last February with Team BC and collected three assists and four penalty minutes in six contests.

A native of Coquitlam, BC, Walford is in his rookie season with the Royals and has notched four penalty minutes in four contests. The 1999-born blueliner made his WHL debut last season as a 15-year-old and played in two games versus the Spokane Chiefs. 

Walford was Victoria’s first round pick, selected 18th overall in the 2014 WHL Bantam Draft in Calgary, AB.

The Royals are in Kelowna tonight to take on the defending Western Hockey League Champions, the Rockets at 7:05 p.m. Victoria will wrap up their two-game road trip tomorrow vs. the Kamloops Blazers with puck drop scheduled for 7:00 p.m.

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