The first and second round picks of the WHL’s Regina Pats are already quite familiar with each other.

Merritt natives, and twins, Jaxsin Vaughan and Corbin Vaughan were selected by the Pats in the 2021 WHL Draft in the first and second round respectively.

Both signed their contracts this week to skate with the major junior club.

“We are excited to get Jasxin and Corbin signed and officially welcome them to our organization,” Pats Head Coach John Paddock said. “We’re looking forward to seeing the impact they have both immediately and in the future.”

At just 15 years old, the twins bring a wealth of experience and skill – Jaxsin has cut his teeth with the Rink Hockey Academy out of Kelowna, putting up 14 points in 15 games this season with the Under-18 team. 

Corbin, skating for the same team as a defenceman, has posted six points in twelve games with the Academy this season.