(Brandon Wheat Kings)

The Victoria Royals continue to make changes as they announce yet another trade, adding to their roster in preparation for the upcoming 2023-24 season.

The latest move sees the Royals acquiring Hayden Chaloner from the Brandon Wheat Kings, marking the third trade the team has orchestrated over the past week.

Chaloner, an 18-year-old talent hailing from Winnipeg, Manitoba, brings both skill and promise to the Royals’ lineup. Standing at 5’8″ and weighing 164 lbs, Chaloner possesses the agility and speed that can be a game-changer on the ice.

Throughout the 2022-23 season, he showcased his abilities playing for a trio of teams in the WHL and the MJHL (Manitoba Junior Hockey League).

Chaloner began the year with the Portage Terriers in the MJHL, where he tallied three goals and eight assists, amassing a total of 11 points in 23 games.

His transition to the WHL saw him donning the Brandon Wheat Kings jersey for two games before concluding the season with the Winnipeg Freeze in the MJHL. During his time with the Freeze, Chaloner reached new heights, contributing five goals and 13 assists for a remarkable 18 points in just 26 games.

Chaloner’s initial entry into the WHL was through the Brandon Wheat Kings, who selected him in the 2020 WHL Prospects Draft in the seventh round, 145th overall.

This move comes on the heels of two other recent trade announcements that have kept the Royals in the spotlight.

Notably, the team traded defenseman Jason Spizawka to the Calgary Hitmen in exchange for a fourth-round pick in the 2024 WHL Prospects Draft.

Prior to that, the Royals bid farewell to forward Teague Patton, sending him to the Everett Silvertips. In return for Patton, the Royals secured a fourth-round pick in the 2026 draft, effectively strengthening their pool of prospects for the seasons ahead.

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