(Tarun Fizer plays against the Kamloops Blazers in a past season)

The Victoria Royals announced on Thursday that they have named forward Tarun Fizer as the team’s new captain ahead of the 2020-21 season.

Fizer, originally from Alberta, becomes the eighth captain in Royals’ history, and follows Phillip Schultz, who wore the ‘C’ for a short tenure last season.

“Tarun is a driven competitor who sets the standard for dedication, leadership and behaviour for our organization,” Royals’ General Manager and Head Coach Dan Price said in a media release.

“He has earned this opportunity and we know that he is ready to take on this added responsibility. Tarun is, and will continue to be, an outstanding leader for us both on-and-off of the ice.”

The 20-year-old veteran of the time is coming off of a career season, where he tallied 53 points, with 19 goals and 34 assists – a personal best for him.

Fizer has spent the entirety of his WHL career with Victoria; in all 170 career regular season games with the Royals, Fizer recorded 94 points in 34 goals and 60 assists, with 34 penalty minutes.

The 5’11”, 190-pound forward has also made an appearance in 20 career playoff games for the Royals.

Fizer was selected by the Royals in the fourth round, 69th overall, in the 2016 WHL Bantam Draft.

Victoria’s season kicks off on Friday, March 26th, as the away team, when they face the Rockets.

All of the Royals games will be streamed on WHL Live on CHL TV – full 2020-21 season streaming packages are available for $59.99, or for $6.99 per game.

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