Adam McKinnon, Victoria Royals
The Victoria Royals will host the Saskatoon Blades tomorrow 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 key chain 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 key chains 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 250-220-7889or by visiting www.victoriaroyals.com.