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Adam McKinnon

The Victoria Royals will host the club’s seventh annual Pink in the Rink Night this Saturday against the Portland Winterhawks in support of the BC Cancer Foundation (BCCF) and presented by Speedy Auto Service. Victoria will also host Portland on Friday for Outdoors Night, presented by Pacific Ridge Landscapes.

FANTASTIC PHILLY: Victoria Royals’ Captain Matthew Phillips (44g-55a) sits one-point shy from the 100-point benchmark this season. Phillips would be the first Royal and second skater in franchise history to reach 100 points in a single season. A Calgary, AB native, Phillips is also two points away from tying former Chilliwack Bruin Mark Santorelli’s (101) franchise mark for most points in a single campaign. The signed Calgary Flames’ prospect is in the midst of a 21-game point streak where he has tallied 40 points (16g-24a).

BORDER BATTLES: Entering this weekend’s set versus the Winterhawks, the Royals have seen success against US Division teams as the club holds a record of 9-4-1-0 this season. Victoria has outscored their opponents 61-50 over those 14 contests. Matthew Phillips leads the club in scoring against US Division teams as he has registered 27 points (14g-13a) in those games. Phillips has also tallied points in 13 of 14 contests this season versus American teams.

FRIDAY – OUTDOORS NIGHT PRESENTED BY PACIFIC RIDGE LANDSCAPES – 7:05 PM

Interactive displays from various organizations such as Pacific Ridge Landscapes, Oak Bay Marine Group, Enrico Winery, Russ Hays Bike Shop, Greater Victoria Horseshoe Club, Attractions Victoria, Ocean River Sports, Sailing BC, Affordable Hot Tubs and Victoria Sport & Social Club will be prominent throughout the arena concourse at the game.

Intermission Promos:

Pacific Ridge Landscapes Wheelbarrow Race (second intermission)

  • Two contestants will race wheelbarrows around the ice for a chance to win a free hour of landscape design consultation, valued at $175, courtesy of Pacific Ridge Landscapes.

SATURDAY –  PINK IN THE RINK NIGHT PRESENTED BY SPEEDY AUTO SERVICE – 7:05 PM

Tickets:

  • Tickets to Saturday’s Pink in the Rink game are still available, but limited quantities remain. This is one of the most popular, and heavily attended game of the regular season. Fans are encouraged to buy their tickets in advance at the Select Your Tickets Box Office, online at www.selectyourtickets.com or over the phone at 250-220-7777.

Pre-Game:

  • The first 2,000 fans will receive a Pink in the Rink Lanyards courtesy of Speedy Auto Service. Royals’ Ticket Pack Holders including Season Tickets, Half-Season Tickets and Fan Packs, will have first access to the lanyards from 6:00-6:30 p.m., by showing their Gift & Giveaway Card to staff at Gate 1.
  • The BCCF will be selling raffle tickets at Gate 1 for a roundtrip flight for two to anywhere that WestJet flies in North America. All proceeds go to the BCCF, and the winner will be announced post game.
  • A pair of custom-made special edition Royals’ Pink in the Rink Converse shoes, courtesy of Baggins, will be available via silent auction with all proceeds benefitting the BCCF.
  • 10 lucky fans chosen by a random seat draw will win maintenance packages from Speedy Auto Service.
  • At Gate 1, Great Clips will be providing free pink washout hair colouring prior to the start of the contest.

Intermission Promos:

Speedy Auto Service Tire Roll (second intermission)

  • Three fans will compete in a tire rolling contest for a chance to win a set of tires valued at $500, courtesy of Speedy Auto Service.

Post Game:

The Royals’ Director of Ticketing, Devin Mazur, will shave his head live on ice following Saturday night’s game in support of the BC Cancer Foundation. To date, nearly $4,000 has already been raised by family, friends, co-workers and Royals’ fans. For more information, or to donate, please visit bit.ly/2oeaXRl.

Jersey Auctions:

A selection of Royals’ 2018 Pink in the Rink jerseys will be available via a post-game live auction with proceeds going to the BC Cancer Foundation and the Victoria Royals Scholarship and Education Fund. Silent auctions for remaining 2018 Pink in the Rink jerseys will take place throughout the remainder of the season. A full schedule and information can be found at http://victoriaroyals.com/jerseyauctions.

Royals’ 2018 Playoff Ticket Packages are on sale now. Cheer on the team during the home stretch as they continue their march towards a seventh consecutive playoff spot. A $75 per-seat deposit not only locks in your favourite seat location at all home playoff games, it also provides a discount off standard ticket rates. Book by March 7th to qualify for an early bird incentive, a complimentary ticket to the Royals’ 2018 Awards Ceremony. For full details call the Royals’ Ticketing Office at 250-220-7889 or email them at tickets@victoriaroyals.com.