Crane, 15, was chosen by the Royals 103rd overall in the fifth round of this past spring’s Western Hockey League Bantam Draft. The 5-foot-9, 165-pound product of Morden, spent the past two seasons lacing up for the Bantam AAA Pembina Valley Hawks.
“Trentyn is a fast, skilled and tenacious forward with high hockey I.Q.,” said Cameron Hope, President and General Manager of the Victoria Royals in a press release. “We are pleased to have signed Trentyn and are excited to see his future as a part of this team.”
With the Hawks, Crane produced at an astonishing rate, collecting 66 goals and 113 points in just 72 games. The speedy forward also put up a modest 28 penalty minutes in those 72 regular season games. In 2017-18 alone, Crane scored 46 times, and recorded 70 points, nearly finishing the season at a two-point-per-game rate.
Crane has committed to RHA’s Elite 15s for the 2018-19 season, but will certainly be an option for Victoria in the near future. The Royals finished the 2017-18 season second in the B.C. Division, going 39-27-6, before falling in four games to the Tri City Americans in the second round of the WHL playoffs.