Preview: Royals Entertain Cougars Friday & Sunday Noon
The Victoria Royals, ranked 5th in the CHL Top 10 this week, entertain the Prince George Cougars Friday night at 7pm and Sunday at noon. Victoria is riding an 8 game win streak and sit first in the league standings with 96 points, 3 ahead of Kelowna, who have a game in hand. Prince George has points in their last 2 games (1-0-0-1), and are tied for 3rd in the BC Division with Kamloops at 77 points a piece. The Royals have a record of 3-2-0-1 versus the Cougars this season. Victoria has home ice advantage in the first round of the Playoffs with games 1 & 2 March 25th and 26th. Single game tickets go on sale during Friday night’s game.
Playoff tickets are available at Select Your Tickets Box Office located at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre, over the phone at 250-220-7777 or online at www.selectyourtickets.com. Tickets for Royals’ playoff games start at just $13.00.
|Previous Meetings This Season||Victoria 4 @ Prince George 3 (Jan 9 2016) Final
Victoria 0 @ Prince George 1 (Jan 8 2016) Final
Prince George 3 @ Victoria 2 (Dec 28 2015) Final SO
Prince George 2 @ Victoria 6 (Dec 27 2015) Final
Victoria 2 @ Prince George 8 (Dec 19 2015) Final
Victoria 2 @ Prince George 0 (Dec 18 2015) Final
How the 2 teams match up
|Team Record||36-27-3-2 — 77 points||45-16-3-3 — 96 points|
|Division Ranking||3rd B.C.||1st B.C.|
|Conference Ranking||5th Western||1st Western|
|Past 10 Games||4-5-0-1||8-1-1-0|
|Last Game||3-2 L @ Kelowna (Mar 9 2016) Final SO||7-3 W vs Vancouver (Mar 5 2016) Final|
|PP (Overall)||(51/273) 18.7%||(66/305) 21.6%|
|PP (Home)||(27/135) 20.0%||(38/166) 22.9%|
|PP (Away)||(24/138) 17.4%||(28/139) 20.1%|
|PK (Overall)||(54/311) 82.6%||(37/245) 84.9%|
|PK (Home)||(27/143) 81.1%||(21/130) 83.8%|
|PK (Away)||(27/168) 83.9%||(16/115) 86.1%|
|PP vs. Opp.||(5/25) 20%||(4/27) 14.8%|
|PK vs. Opp.||(4/27) 85.2%||(5/25) 80%|
|Leading Rookie||O’Brien (18-37-55)||Phillips (34-36-70)|
|Most PIM||McAuley – 146||Reddekopp – 98|
|Leading Scorers||Witala (40-37-77)||Forsberg (25-55-80)|
|Gabrielle (40-34-74)||Soy (40-34-74)|
|Morrison (26-34-60)||Walker (31-42-73)|
|Harkins (23-33-56)||Phillips (34-36-70)|
|O’Brien (18-37-55)||Bobylev (25-33-58)|
|Last 5 Games||3-2 L @ Kelowna (Mar 9 2016) Final SO||7-3 W vs Vancouver (Mar 5 2016) Final|
|4-1 W vs Spokane (Mar 5 2016) Final||5-1 W @ Vancouver (Mar 4 2016) Final|
|3-2 L vs Spokane (Mar 4 2016) Final||6-1 W @ Edmonton (Feb 29 2016) Final|
|2-1 W vs Vancouver (Mar 2 2016) Final||6-2 W @ Red Deer (Feb 27 2016) Final|
|5-4 W vs Vancouver (Mar 1 2016) Final SO||6-2 W @ Calgary (Feb 26 2016) Final|
Victoria takes on Prince George on Friday night and Sunday afternoon.
Victoria, BC- The Victoria Royals will host BC Division rivals, the Prince George Cougars on Friday night and Sunday afternoon at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. Friday evening is Eco Night with puck drop at 7:05 p.m., while Sunday’s matinee contest is scheduled for 12:05 p.m.
HOME COOKING: With their 7-3 victory over the Vancouver Giants on Saturday night, the Royals set the new franchise record for most wins on home ice. Victoria has earned 23 victories this season, which includes a current 10 game home winning streak. The previous record was set during the 2013-14 season when the Royals collected 22 victories on home ice.
SUPER SOY: With two goals on Saturday night, Victoria’s Tyler Soy passed alumni Austin Carroll for the most goals scored during a single season in team history. Soy also became the first player in Royals’ history to score 40 goals in a single campaign. Carroll had originally set the record last year when he tallied 38 markers over 69 contests.
FRIDAY – ECO NIGHT
The Royals have partnered with the Victoria Electric Vehicle Club to showcase a representation of today’s electric vehicles and sustainable technology.
– The Victoria Electric Vehicle Club will be giving away five team signed Royals’ jerseys via a draw at their table located at Gate 1.
– The Bottle Depot will be outside Gate 1 doing a bottle drive with proceeds going to the Victoria Electric Vehicle Club and the Victoria Royals Education & Scholarship Fund pre-game.
Intermission Activities & Promos:
– Campus Nissan Let’s Make a Deal.
o Three contestants will pick mystery prizes, where one fan will win an iPad mini from Campus Nissan
o A Royals Prize Pack, featuring two lift passes to Mt. Washington Alpine Resort and $40 to the Royals’ Team Store
o Flight voucher from Harbour Air
o Jiffy Lube oil change (approx. 20-30 winners/game)
– Pacific Coastal Airlines will be in the concourse and will be giving away a flight voucher prize.
– GoodLife Fitness will be in the concourse throughout the game where they’ll be handing out free memberships and t-shirts.
– The Royals’ last Ali Baba Friends and Family Day of the season takes place on Sunday. The ticket pack includes four tickets, four Ali Baba pizza slice coupons (available at the four Greater Victoria locations only) and four stuffed marmots for only $49, including service charges and taxes. For full details visit www.victoriaroyals.com or call 250-220-7889.
– A selection of Royals’ 2016 Pink in the Rink jerseys will be available via silent auction by donation to the BC Cancer Foundation and Victoria Royals Education & Scholarship Fund.
– Enter the Royals’ Pink in the Rink raffle for a chance to win a home entertainment prize package from McKay’s Electronics. Tickets can be purchased in the concourse until March 19th. Proceeds benefit the BC Cancer Foundation.
The Royals’ Playoff Package is on sale now for the 2016 WHL Playoffs. A $75.00 deposit before Tuesday, March 15th will guarantee fans a spot at every home game, plus the season ticket holder discount of up to 30% savings on their tickets. Visit victoriaroyals.com/playoffs for full Royals’ Playoff Pack details and round-by-round pricing.
ROYALS TO HOST PLAYOFF GAMES ON MARCH 25th & 26th
Tickets on sale at Friday night’s game.
Victoria, BC- The Victoria Royals would like to announce that the club will have home ice advantage in the first round of the 2016 WHL Playoffs with Game 1 & 2 of the best-of-seven series occurring at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre against an opponent still to be determined.
Game 1 will take place on Friday, March 25th and Game 2 on Saturday, March 26th. Puck drop for both contests is scheduled for 7:05 p.m.
Single game tickets for the 2016 WHL Playoffs will go on sale during tomorrow night’s game, against the Prince George Cougars, at the Select Your Tickets Box Office located at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre, over the phone at 250-220-7777 or online at www.selectyourtickets.com. Tickets for Royals’ playoff games start at just $13.00.
Season ticket holders and the general public can still purchase playoff ticket packages that guarantee the same seat for all playoff games at a discounted rate. A $75.00 deposit before Saturday, March 15th will guarantee fans a spot at every home game, plus the season ticket holder rate of up to 30% savings on their tickets.
The Royals’ remaining playoff game dates, opponents and start times are all to be determined. Victoria currently sits in first place in the WHL’s BC Division with 96 points (45-16-3-3), three points clear of second place Kelowna Rockets (45-18-3-0) with five games to play in the regular season.
Victoria will continue their three-game homestand tomorrow and Sunday when they take on the Prince George Cougars. Puck drop is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. on Friday evening and 12:05 p.m. on Sunday afternoon. Tickets can be purchased in person at the Select Your Tickets Box Office, over the phone by calling 250-220-7889 or by visiting www.selectyourtickets.com.
The Royals 2016-17 Season Tickets are on-sale now. New to the season ticket family? We’ll let you test out your seats for the rest of this season for FREE. Call the Royals’ ticket office at 250-220-7889 to learn about all the great benefits