The Victoria Royals open up a 3 game home stand against the Saskatoon Blades Tuesday. Saskatoon has not lost in regulation in 5 games (4-0-1-0), are 3 games over .500, and are coming off a 4-2 win in Kelowna Friday. Victoria is looking for back to back wins after a 6-1 in in Edmonton Friday. Pregame show at 6:45, puck drop at 7.
*Blades 20 year old defenseman Bryton Sayers played 20 games 2 seasons ago for the Royals
*The Blades record is (5-2-1-0), the Royals (5-5)
*Saskatoon is 3-1 on the road, Victoria is 1-3 at home.
*Victoria won 5-1 last November in Saskatoon in their only meeting last season.
*Last Tuesday, Blades Netminder Logan Flodell was named CHL Goaltender of the Week.
How the 2 teams match up
|Team Record||5-2-1-0 — 11 points||5-5-0-0 — 10 points|
|Division Ranking||4th East||2nd B.C.|
|Conference Ranking||7th Eastern||5th Western|
|Past 10 Games||5-2-1-0||5-5-0-0|
|Last Game||4-2 W @ Kelowna (Oct 14 2016) Final||6-1 W @ Edmonton (Oct 14 2016) Final|
|PP (Overall)||(7/41) 17.1%||(6/51) 11.8%|
|PP (Home)||(3/18) 16.7%||(0/26) 0.0%|
|PP (Away)||(4/23) 17.4%||(6/25) 24.0%|
|PK (Overall)||(6/28) 78.6%||(4/41) 90.2%|
|PK (Home)||(4/19) 78.9%||(0/17) 100.0%|
|PK (Away)||(2/9) 77.8%||(4/24) 83.3%|
|PP vs. Opp.||(0/0) 0%||(0/0) 0%|
|PK vs. Opp.||(0/0) 0%||(0/0) 0%|
|Leading Rookie||(0-0-0)||Oliver (0-1-1)|
|Most PIM||Fantillo – 12||Pachal – 26|
|Leading Scorers||McCarty (5-3-8)||Phillips (6-3-9)|
|Shynkaruk (5-2-7)||Soy (5-4-9)|
|Hájek (0-6-6)||Walker (5-3-8)|
|Shmyr (1-4-5)||Hannoun (1-5-6)|
|Olynek (2-2-4)||Dmytriw (3-1-4)|
|Last 5 Games||4-2 W @ Kelowna (Oct 14 2016) Final||6-1 W @ Edmonton (Oct 14 2016) Final|
|3-2 L vs Edmonton (Oct 9 2016) Final OT||5-2 L @ Lethbridge (Oct 12 2016) Final|
|3-1 W vs Portland (Oct 8 2016) Final||5-1 W @ Medicine Hat (Oct 11 2016) Final|
|2-0 W vs Prince Albert (Oct 6 2016) Final||4-1 W @ Spokane (Oct 8 2016) Final|
|3-2 W @ Kootenay (Oct 1 2016) Final||3-1 L @ Seattle (Oct 7 2016) Final|
ROYALS HOST THREE GAMES THIS WEEK; COUNTRY NIGHT ON FRIDAY
Victoria welcomes the Saskatoon Blades Tuesday, the Swift Current Broncos on Friday & the Everett Silvertips on Saturday.
For Immediate Release
Monday, October 17, 2016
Victoria, BC- The Victoria Royals will host the Saskatoon Blades tuesday night, the Swift Current Broncos on Friday and the US Division leading Everett Silvertips on Saturday. Friday’s contest is Country Night, while Saturday’s game is Marty the Marmot’s birthday.
ROAD TRIP RECAP: On Friday, Victoria defeated the Edmonton Oil Kings 6-1 to complete their season-long road trip with a 4-2-0-0 record and outscored their opponents 21-13 in the process. The club’s powerplay went 6/25=24.0% through six contests on the road trip. Victoria’s Tyler Soy led the team with nine points (4g-5a), while Matthew Phillips and Jack Walker each tallied five goals and three assists during the road trip.
STREAKING SKATERS: Tomorrow, four Royals’ players will be looking to extend their scoring streaks. Dante Hannoun has registered six points (1g-5a) in his past six games. With four points (3g-1a) in his last game, Phillips has now recorded five goals and two assists in his last four contests. Jack Walker stretched his point streak to four contests where he has collected five points (2g-3a), while Jared Dmytriw has amassed four points (3g-1a) in his past four games.
Intermission Activities & Promos:
o Grand prize is a $100 gift certificate for Island Detail
o Jiffy Lube Oil Change (approx. 20-30 winners per game).
FRIDAY – COUNTRY NIGHT
– Local country band The County Line will be performing live music before puck drop at Gate 1.
– The first 500 fans will receive a cowboy hat courtesy of Tim Hortons upon entry.
– The first 2,500 fans will receive a Royals’ Country Night keychain upon entrance at Gate 1. Royals’ Ticket Pack Holders including Season Tickets, Half-Season Tickets and the Five Game Fan Pack, will have first access to the keychains from 6:00-6:30 p.m.
Promo (second intermission)
– Dwight Yoakam Hootenanny
o Three fans will demonstrate their best country holler with the winner receiving a pair of tickets to see Dwight Yoakam live at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre on Saturday, October 29th.
SATURDAY – MARTY THE MARMOT’S BIRTHDAY
– Come celebrate Marty the Marmot’s 11th birthday. Fans in attendance will have the opportunity to sign his birthday card before the game, and enjoy a slice of cake after the contest. Marty will be joined for the event by his mascot friends including: Ace (Saanich PD), Slider (Panarama Recreation), Rocky Raccoon (Victoria Shamrocks), Striker (Victoria Highlanders) and Turbo (Harbour Air).
Show your true blue by joining the Royals’ family. Ticket packages start from as low as $80 and include great benefits such as exclusive gifts, early entrance, newsletters and rain check nights for unused tickets. Get the full details by calling 250-220-7889 or by visiting www.victoriaroyals.com.