Sudbury Royals of the new Canadian International Hockey League have signed four players from their recent tryout camp, general manager KB Beals has confirmed to HockeyNewsNorth.com.
The Royals have added three players born in 1995 — goalie Justin Roy, defenceman Nick Martin and forward Devin Valiquette.
As well as the trio of ‘95s, Beals has also confirmed that the Royals have inked 1998 birth-year defenceman Kirk Trayner, a plum prospect who played with the Nickel City Sons minor midgets in 2013-2014.
The 5-foot-11, 180 pound Trayner is coming off a splendid season with the Nickel City minor midgets in which he had 6 goals, 36 assists, 42 points in 63 games from his blueline position.
The Royals, who will play the majority of their home games at Capreol Community Arena, are part of an eight-team CIHL that also includes Batchewana Attack, Espanola Rivermen, St. Charles Spirit, Colborne Cramahe Hawks, Collingwood Ice, Central Ontario HTI Stars and Milton Battle Arts Cobras.
The CIHL will begin its 2014-2015 regular-season schedule during the first week of October.
Prior to that, CIHL teams will take part in a pair of mid-to-late September showcase tournaments hosted by the Detroit Fighting Irish and Traverse City Hounds of the Midwest Jr. Hockey League.