Western Royals Sign New Goalie

Updated: December 5, 2012

The Western Royals have stepped up and signed a new goalie, filling one of their import cards in the process.  The Royals have signed Bryan Gillis, a 24-year old native from Halifax.

The decision was made to bring in a goalie after criticisms of the two Royals goalies failing to step up their game to claim the number one spot.  Ross Coates, President of the Royals indicated the time was right to make the move and obtain a goalie who could steal a game or two when needed.

The Western Royals are currently tied with the Conception Bay Cee Bee Stars and need every advantage between the pipes they can get.

Gillis played in the Central Hockey League last season, boasting a record of 26-8-1 with two shutouts, a 2.51 GAA and a .920 save percentage.  Gillis also played with the the Xavier X-Men for two seasons between 2009-2011.

To make room for the new netminder, Coates opted to release import defenceman Kalin Paul.

Gillis is expected to be between the pipes this weekend as the Royals square off against the league leading Grand-Falls Windsor Cataracts.  Dyke will dress as the backup goalie for the weekend.

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