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ROYALS BEGIN PLAYOFF MARCH WITH CHIEFS ON FRIDAY

Victoria hosts Spokane for Game 1 & 2 this weekend.

For Immediate Release

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Victoria, BC- The Victoria Royals will take on the Spokane Chiefs in the first two games of Round 1 of the 2016 WHL Playoffs presented by Pepsi, 2 Burley Men, The Zone @ 91.3, Gillis Plumbing and The Home Handyman. Game 1 will take place on Friday and Game 2 on Saturday with puck drop for both contests scheduled for 7:05 p.m.

EXPERIENCE COUNTS: The Royals’ and Spokane Chiefs’ rosters have a combined 348 games worth of playoff experience between the two teams. Victoria holds the edge as their roster has 206 playoff games played. Joe Hicketts, Tyler Soy, and Logan Fisher are all tied for the team lead, each having appeared in 25 contests. Meanwhile, the Chiefs’ roster has played in a total of 142 playoff games, with Jason Fram’s 32 post-season contests leading the club.

OPENING STRONG: In their five year history, the Royals have earned a 4-2 record in the first home game of a playoff series. Victoria collected wins over the Prince George Cougars in 2015, Spokane Chiefs and Portland Winterhawks in 2014, and Kamloops Blazers in 2013. Alex Forsberg leads all active Royals with three points (1g-2a) in opening home games, while Joe Hicketts, Jack Walker, and Tyler Soy are close behind, each with two assists.

BOTH GAMES

Royals’ fans are encouraged to wear black and blue to all home games in support of the team’s playoff run.

Tickets:

–          Royals’ Playoff Ticket Packs are on sale and guarantee the same seat for all post-season games at a discounted rate. A $75 per-seat deposit is required to hold a Royals’ Playoff Package due to the amount of home playoff games that will be played being unknown at this time.

Pre-Game:

–          2 Burley Men will be giving away a Royals’ jerseys via a draw at their table located at Gate 1.

Intermission Activities:

Second Intermission

–          Chuck-a-Puck

o   A Royals Prize Pack, featuring two lift passes to Mt. Washington Alpine Resort and $40 to the Royals’ Team Store.

o   Jiffy Lube oil change (approx. 20-30 winners/game)

FRIDAY – GAME 1

Intermission Promos:

Promo

–          Gillis Plumbing Let’s Make a Deal (second intermission)

o   Two contestants will pick mystery prizes, where one fan could win a gift certificate from Sante Spa valued at $50.

SATURDAY – GAME 2

Intermission Promos:

Promo

–          The Home Handyman Shootout  (first intermission)

o   Two fans will test their hockey skills by shooting pucks at a shot board. The fan who scores on the middle slot will win a two-hour service call valued at $125 courtesy of The Home Handyman.

–          2 Burley Men Find Marty

o   One fan will race blindfolded to try and find Marty before time expires to win $500 towards a move courtesy of 2 Burley Men.

Single game tickets to the Royals’ 2016 WHL Playoff run versus Spokane are on sale now at the Select Your Ticket Box Office and start at just $13.00. Tickets are available over the phone at 250-220-7777, online at www.victoriaroyals.com or in-person at the Select Your Tickets Box Office.

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