Langton signs St. Thomas product Spence, who joins Royals with junior hockey experience

by Matt Mackinder

The Langton Royals have announced the signing of forward Colin Spence for the 2019-20 CPJHL season.

Spence, an 18-year-old center/winger from St. Thomas, Ont., played for the PJCHL's Aylmer Spitfires in 2018-19.

"Colin will bring us some more junior experience and is a relatively local player," said Langton coach-GM Jason Do Paco. "We will lean on him for some offense as well as play in some key defensive situations. When meeting with Colin, I noticed his maturity right off the hop. He knows what he wants and is willing to put in the work to get it.

"I think Colin is going to break out for us this season and really turn some heads. I don't know why (“well I do,” Do Paco chuckled), but I just have a good feeling about the kid."

Spence said he wanted to become a Royal "as soon as I met Jason and watching his skates."

"I believe he's the coach that can make me into the player I've always wanted to be. I feel with all the opportunities I have with the Royals that I can achieve my goal of being the best hockey player I can be. I plan on working hard at every practice, every workout and, of course, every game. I plan to score goals and, hopefully, help my team out any way I can. I’ve always, from a young age, wanted to be a pro hockey player and I feel like this could be my chance to develop my abilities to put myself in a position to get there. 

"It's a huge honor to be a Royal, to become one of these players, to wear the jersey and logo proud every game and practice."