Copyright – 2018 – Victoria Sports News

Adam McKinnon

The Victoria Royals will entertain the Calgary Hitmen for two games this Saturday and Sunday night at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. Saturday is Hockey for Hospitals Night and will kick off at 7:05 p.m. On Sunday, CIBC Fan Night, the two teams will meet in a rematch at 5:05 p.m. with a Skate with the Players presented by CIBC taking place following the game.

HISTORY WITH THE HITMEN: Since the relocation of the club, the Royals have fared well against the Calgary Hitmen as the team has registered a mark of 8-4-1-0. Victoria’s last loss to the Hitmen occurred back on February 16, 2013. Since the 7-6 overtime loss in 2013, the Royals have won six consecutive games against Calgary and have outscored them 28-9.

SETTING THE BAR: Royals’ forward Tyler Soy (137), who recently played in his 300th career WHL game, is three goals away from tying former Chilliwack Bruin Ryan Howse’s all-time franchise record for most career goals at 140. Soy (154) recently became the franchise’s all-time assist leader when he passed former Royal and Bruin Brandon Magee (151) for most career helpers. Earlier this season, the Cloverdale, BC native (291) also broke the franchise’s all-time points mark when he surpassed Magee’s total of 264.

SATURDAY –  HOCKEY FOR HOSPITALS NIGHT

For a fourth consecutive year, the Royals have teamed up with the Victoria Hospitals Foundation to present Hockey for Hospitals in support of local hospitals. The Victoria Hospitals Foundation will be selling 50/50 tickets and Chuck a Pucks to raise funds for a new cardiac rhythm monitor for the Royal Jubilee Hospital Emergency Department.

Pre-Game:

A ceremonial puck drop will take place featuring Melanie Mahlman, President and CEO of the Victoria Hospitals Foundation, Kathy MacNeil, Interim President and CEO of Island Health, Bruce Dyck, Chair of the Board of the Victoria Hospitals Foundation and Dr. Chris Morrow, Division Head of Emergency Medicine.

Intermission Activities:

Chuck a Puck (second intermission)

  • Grand Prize is a $500 voucher to Delta Airlines
  • One night stay at Villa Eyrie Resort, located at the summit of the Malahat and valued at over $200.
  • Mt. Washington Prize Pack

SUNDAY –  CIBC FAN NIGHT & SKATE WITH THE PLAYERS

Pre-Game:

Upon entrance, CIBC Staff and Promo Team will be giving away 300 cheer cards, CIBC door knob hangers and other CIBC prizes.

Ticketing:

Sunday night’s contest against the Hitmen will mark the third of four Rain check nights this season. Therefore, any unused full season, half season or fan pack tickets can be exchanged at the box office windows for additional tickets to the game. Fans are encouraged to arrive at the arena early to avoid long line-ups.

Intermission Promos & Activities:

Percy Doll Toss, courtesy of CIBC (second period)

  • CIBC Promo Team & Royals Staff will be tossing Percy Dolls into the crowd during the second period timeout.
  • One lucky fan will win $500 and another $500 will go the charity of their choice with winners announced following the Chuck a Puck.

Chuck a Puck (second intermission)

  • One night stay at Villa Eyrie Resort, located at the summit of the Malahat and valued at over $200.
  • Mt. Washington Prize Pack

Post-game:

Fans will be able to skate with Royals’ players, courtesy of CIBC, following the game via a donation to the Victoria Royals Education Fund. Helmets and skates will be available for rent at the Skate Shop, located beside the Royals’ Team store at Gate 3, on a first-come-first-served basis.

Group together and save big. Ask about the benefits and savings on our great packages for groups of eight or more! For full details call the Royals’ Ticketing Office at 250-220-7889 or email them at tickets@victoriaroyals.com.

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