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Raiders Acquire Aquilon from Royals

September 11, 2019 - Western Hockey League (WHL) - Prince Albert Raiders News Release

Prince Albert, SK - The Prince Albert Raiders are proud to announce the acquisition of 2001-born defenceman Remy Aquilon from the Victoria Royals.

In exchange, the Raiders have sent a seventh-round pick in the 2020 WHL Bantam Draft to Victoria.

Aquilon signed with the Royals prior to the 2017-18 season. The 6'1, 173-lb defenceman played in 50 games for the Royals last season, picking up four assists and 20 penalty minutes. He has also dressed in 15 WHL Playoffs games for the Royals over the past two seasons.

"Remy is a real nice skater," said Raiders General Manager Curtis Hunt. "We're excited to add him to our roster. He fits a need in an age group that we don't have. He can contribute in all three zones and we look forward to seeing him in a Raider sweater."

From Kelowna, BC, Aquilon is graduate of the Pursuit of Excellence Elite 15s in the 2016-17 season. He spent most of the 2017-18 season with the Okanagan Rockets of the BC Major Midget Hockey League, netting a goal and 12 assists in 36 games.

In other roster news, the Raiders released 2000-born defenceman Konrad Belcourt and 2000-born defenceman Loeden Schaufler. The Raiders roster now sits at 13 forwards, nine defencemen, and two goaltenders.

The Raiders close out their 2019 WHL Pre-season this weekend with a home-and-home series against the Regina Pats, beginning on Friday night at the Brandt Centre. Game time is 7 p.m.

The series shifts back to the Art Hauser on Saturday night in the pre-season finale. The game starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and students, and $5 for children 12 and under.

The 2019-20 Home Opener is Friday, September 20 when the Saskatoon Blades visit the Art Hauser Centre. Puck drop is 7 p.m. Single-game tickets are now available for purchase. Pick up your tickets at the Raiders Office and at raiderhockey.com.


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