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Adam McKinnon

The Victoria Royals will battle their coastal rival, the Vancouver Giants for Games 1 and 2 of Round 1 of the 2018 WHL Playoffs presented by League and Williams Law, Double N Hardwood Floors, Victoria Hyundai, Gillis Plumbing and Dodd’s Furniture & Mattress. Game 1 is scheduled for Friday, March 23rd, while Game 2 will be played on Saturday, March 24th. Puck drop for both contests is scheduled for 7:05 p.m.

EXPERIENCE COUNTS: The Royals’ and Vancouver Giants’ rosters have a combined 412 games worth of playoff experience between the two teams. Victoria holds the edge as their roster has 336 playoff games played with Tyler Soy leading the team with 44 games in the post-season. Meanwhile, the Giants’ roster has played in a total of 76 playoff games. Former Royal Jared Dmytriw leads his club with 26 post-season contests.

SENSATIONAL SOY: Royals’ veteran Tyler Soy is close to several franchise playoff records. Soy needs one goal to set the franchise mark for most all-time playoff goals at 15. The product of Cloverdale, BC, is three points away from tying the franchise record for the most post-season points at 31. The 1997-born skater (14) is also three assists away from tying the all-time franchise mark for most playoff helpers at 17. All three of these playoff franchise records were set by former Royal Jack Walker who tallied 31 points (14g-17a) in 38 career playoff games from 2013-2017.

BOTH GAMES

Pre-Game:

The first 2,500 fans in attendance to Friday and Saturday’s game will receive Royals’ #OneGoal rally towels, courtesy of Gillis Plumbing, Double N Hardwood Floors, League and Williams Law, Victoria Hyundai, and Dodds Furniture.

Tickets:

Single-game tickets for the 2018 WHL Playoffs are on sale now at the Select Your Ticket 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 $19.

Intermission Activities:

Chuck a Puck (second intermission)

  • One night stay at Villa Eyrie Resort, located at the summit of the Malahat, valued at over $200.

FRIDAY – GAME 1 – 7:05 PM

Intermission Promos:

Gillis Plumbing Let’s Make a Deal Contest (first intermission)

  • A pair of fans will select a mystery box for a chance to win a prize package, courtesy of Gillis Plumbing Ltd.

SATURDAY –  GAME 2 – 7:05 PM

The Royals’ Team Store will be hosting a “Merch Madness” sale, starting at 6:00 p.m., that includes discounts from 50% to 80% off on a selection of headwear and apparel. The sale will continue while quantities last or until the end of the third period. It will take place in the arena meeting room, just down from the Team Store near Gate 3.  All sales will be considered final and no discounts, coupons or returns will be allowed.  Fans must have a game ticket to access the sale.

Intermission Promos:

Double N Hardwood Floors Relay Race (second intermission)

  • Four fans, in teams of two, will compete in a relay race for a chance to win a Tim Hortons Gift Certificate, courtesy of Double N Hardwood Floors.

Royals’ 2018 Playoff Ticket Packages are on sale now. 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. For full details call the Royals’ Ticketing Office at 250-220-7889 or email them at tickets@victoriaroyals.com.