Royals add injection of youth for 2019-20 season, sign 15-year-old Saskatchewan native Favel

by Matt Mackinder

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

Favel, a native of Île-à-la-Crosse, Sask., will be one of the youngest players in the league next season.

"I am very excited to have Carson coming to Langton," said Langton coach-GM Jason Do Paco. "We know he is young and that's what we like about him. He's 6-foot-2 and he is around 180 pounds. He has the right attitude, he has great family support behind him, and is a determined young man. I have spoken with a scout in the area and he said that Carson is ready to make the jump to the CPJHL. He is physically dominant in his age group and has the hockey IQ of a high-end 18-year-old. 

"I have put the word out to numerous scouts that I am connected with at the major junior and the college level that will give Carson a look for the future. Carson is a younger player, turning 15 in August, and I saw this as a plus side as he is bigger than most 15 year olds. There is a ton of potential in this young man and as an organization, we will put the focus into him that he needs to develop."

Favel sees Langton as the perfect landing spot for the upcoming season. 

"I signed with the Royals because it's the best opportunity for me to take the next step to major junior and most importantly, my goal which is the NHL," said Favel. "My future goals are to make it as far in the sport of hockey. I feel great to be a part of the Royals in their opening season, and I can't wait to get started."