Brandon Fushimi, 16, from Thornton, Colorado has signed a Western Hockey League Education Contract with the Victoria Royals. Fushimi played for the Rocky Mountain Roughriders last season in Colorado. Fushimi was listed by the Royals last year after being invited to their training camp. Fushimi had an excellent campaign with the Colorado Roughriders 16 U AAA team in the 2011-12 season which served to launch him to the forefront in maximizing his skills for his career.
The 6 foot 175 pound right handed shooting forward followed his excellent season with a strict off season regimen in the spring and summer that prepared him for camp this season in Victoria and resulted in his being offered the opportunity to sign with the Royals and play in his first WHL Exhibition game against the Kamloops Blazers where he logged an assist.
“Brandon has worked very hard to get this opportunity,” said Tyson Davis Turning Point’s Western US Talent Advisor, “his skating and vision with his goal scoring ability makes him a prototypical WHL forward and Brandon is going to make the most of his situation with the Royals.”
Turning Point Hockey Director Darcy Tucker added “I had seen Brandon at the WHL US Camp in Anaheim in 2011, and had seen him play in Colorado prior to that, and I am impressed at his progress and how he has developed as player in earning his WHL contract.”
Fushimi has performed well in the Exhibition season, and has started the season with the Royals in the 2012-13 WHL season. Turning Point congratulates Brandon on his success and his parents Catherine and Mike as he commences his first season in the Western Hockey League.