Dynamic Center Rhys Doyle Joins Ontario Jr. Reign for 2023-2024 Season

by Callum Kemlo

The Ontario Jr. Reign are pleased to announce the signing of forward Rhys Doyle for the upcoming 2023-2024 season. Rhys joins the Reign from the Sexsmith Vipers of the North West Junior Hockey League (NWJHL). 

Born Aug 2, 2004 in the city of Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada, Rhys stands at 5'11" and 174 lbs. Shooting left, Rhys is a natural center. Rhys finished second in scoring for the Sexsmith Vipers with 38 points (14 goals and 24 assists) along with 36 penalty minutes. Sexsmith Vipers head coach Evan Boire offered some exciting insight “Rhys is a player that utilizes his speed to his advantage. He can be counted on in all situations of the game. He takes pride in his face offs and his hockey IQ allows him to contribute offensively because he takes care of the Defensive side of the game.” Prior to playing for the Vipers, Rhys spent 4 years playing for his hometown Grande Prairie Storm AAA and AA. 

Rhys had this to say about joining the Reign: “I’m very excited to be signing and coming to play in Ontario California. Had a great time at the ID camp in May, meeting the staff and seeing what the program is all about. Can’t wait to hit the ice!”

Head Coach and General Manager Jeremy Blumes said “Rhys will play a key role for us in all situations, he plays with pace and purpose and we are thrilled to add a player of his character and ability.”

Welcome to the Ontario Jr. Reign Rhys!

Board the Reign Train! August 11-13 Prep Camp taking place at Ontario Center Ice Arena. Get Ready for the 2023-24 season with the Reign Staff and our Camp partners!

Partners include: Northern Alberta Extreme - CSSHL, Coeur d'Alene Hockey Academy - CSSHL, Jr Reign 18U AAA - NAPHL 18U, Arizona State University and San Diego State University - ACHA

8 current members of the 22-23 Reign roster participated in previous combines including Adam Layden signed to play with the Notre Dame Hounds in the SJHL.

The weekend will consist of demanding practices, dryland, and games officiated by referees and made available on video. Players will receive an exit interview with quantifiable feedback.