Trio of new players sign with Langton as 'players are eager to come here' and play in CPJHL

by Matt Mackinder

The Langton Royals have announced the signings of three new players for the current 2019-20 CPJHL season.

Jonas Benjamin, Drayden Sylvester and Harley Werminsky have all signed on the dotted line with the Royals.

Langton coach-GM Jason Do Paco is elated with all three.

"Jonas will bring us some more intensity and some feistiness" said Do Paco. "I expect him to come to work hard every day and develop with the team and individually. Our program gears the boys to get better every day and Jonas will get to see how we do that exactly.

"More size. We like size and speed, what can we say? I am enjoying this year’s recruiting process as our first year in the CPJHL. It has been fun, less stressful then other places and the players are eager to come here. Drayden is a big 15-year-old with the right mentality. He wants to do as well in the classroom as he does on the ice to further his hockey career. He should be here in about a week or so, hopefully sooner. We can’t wait to get him here. He'll add to our offense and our physicality.

“Harley is going to help us offensively. He has some chemistry with guys on this team already and it seems like the majority of the guys on the team want to play with him. He brings a good-sized body as well as some speed, physicality, maturity and poise. He also has junior experience which we needed to add a bit of with such a young team. This will also help our younger guys develop at practice and in games to have a guy like Harley. He’ll work well with others on our team like Jack Dorey, Justyn Clarke, Tobby Beliveau and Olivier Beaulieu to learn from and compete against.”

All three players are pumped to become Royals. 

“I am happy to become a Royal and develop my talents," said Benjamin. "I heard the coaches are amazing and are really good to work with. My friends there are saying it’s a real program where they are actually getting way better day by day. I hope to join them and help bring more success. As for my future, I would like to play hockey at the highest possible level I can."

"I wanted to become a Royal to further my hockey career and to start a new chapter in my life," noted Sylvester. "I think becoming a Royal is the best choice knowing the training program, the hard work and the dedication the guys have put in so far this year. I'm excited to meet everyone, work with them and bring to the table what is needed to win every night."

"I wanted to become a Royal to further my career in hockey as it is my last year of junior," added Werminsky. "I think becoming a Royal is the best choice I have to start a new chapter in my hockey career and play at the highest level I can possibly play at. I want to develop my talent and I know Jason will be the right guy to help me get where I want to be in my hockey career. I am excited to arrive and meet the team. My goals for this season are to become the player I want to become, to work hard and motivate myself to become the hockey player I want to become, to bring success to the team and to the franchise, to help the team win the league this season. My future goals are to go on to play pro hockey. 

"I know working with Jason is the best choice that I have and I know Jason can get me where I want to be if I just work hard enough and show dedication."