Victoria Royals’ forward charged with assault

Victoria Royals forward Taylor Crunk has been charged with assault causing bodily harm following an incident in Saanich on New Year’s Eve

Victoria Royals #22 Taylor Crunk

Victoria Royals forward Taylor Crunk, 20, has been charged with assault causing bodily harm following an incident in Saanich on New Year’s Eve.

The victim, a 20-year-old man from the Duncan area reported the incident to the Saanich Police Department on Jan. 10. The charge was approved earlier this week.

“The incident is reported to have happened about 20 minutes after midnight on Jan. 1 in the 1600-block of Pear St., within close proximity to a house party,” said Sgt. Steve Eassie.

The altercation left the victim with severe facial injuries, Eassie added.

After initial contact with police, Crunk was released on a promise to appear in court, which is scheduled for May 14 in Victoria.

No further details were released as the matter is before the court.

Crunk is from San Jacinto, Calif., and has played all four of his seasons in the Western Hockey League with the Victoria Royals. He is 6-foot-1, 220 lbs., and is known to play an enforcer role with the team.

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