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Victoria Royals host Kootenay Ice Friday for Teddy Bear Toss Night

Adam McKinnon

The Victoria Royals will entertain the Kootenay ICE this Friday at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre for Teddy Bear Toss Night. Puck drop is set for 7:05 p.m.

RAINING TEDDIES: Friday’s contest will mark the Royals’ seventh annual Teddy Bear Toss game. Victoria alumni Zane Jones (2011), Austin Carroll (2012 and 2013), Axel Blomqvist (2014), Ethan Price (2015), and current Royals’ forward Eric Florchuk have recorded the previous teddy bear goals. The fastest Victoria player to have sent the teddies flying on the ice was Carroll back on December 7, 2013, when he recorded the teddy bear goal 3:51 into the game.

HOME COOKING: Entering this week, the Royals boast a home record of 10-3-1-0 and a points percentage of 0.750. This is the second highest points percentage of any club in the Western Conference, and fourth-highest in the WHL. Victoria’s 10 victories on home ice are also the third-most of any team in the league.

FRIDAY – TEDDY BEAR TOSS NIGHT PRESENTED BY CO-OPERATORS INSURANCE

Fans are encouraged to bring their new teddy bears or stuffed toys and throw them on the ice after the Royals score their first goal. Save-On-Foods will be giving out plastic bags at the entrance to wrap stuffed toys in before they are thrown on the ice.

The Royals Team Store and kiosk will be selling the original stuffed Marty the Marmot dolls for $10.00.

Bears will be distributed to a variety of local charities including The Zone Toy Drive, Salvation Army, The Mustard Seed, and Craigflower Elementary School.

Pre-Game:

  • The first 2,000 fans will receive a set of collectible Royals’ 2017-18 player cards, presented by Co-operators Insurance, (limit of one set per person). Royals’ Ticket Pack Holders including Season Tickets, Half-Season Tickets and the Seven Game Fan Pack, will have first access to the hockey cards from 6:00-6:30 p.m.

Ticketing:

  • Tickets to Friday’s Teddy Bear Toss are still available, but limited quantities remain. 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.

Intermission Promos:

Rapid Fire Shootout, presented by Co-operators Insurance (second intermission)

  • One lucky fan will shoot 20 pucks from center ice in 20 seconds for a chance to win $25,000.

Jersey Auctions:

A selection of the Royals’ vintage style game-worn jerseys, from Turn Back the Clock Night, will be available via silent auction throughout the contest. Donations raised from the silent auction will go towards the Victoria Royals Education & Scholarship Fund.

The Royals’ Holiday Combo is back. Give the gift of hockey and get a head start on your Christmas shopping by grabbing our festive ticket pack. Each $65 Holiday Combo includes four ticket vouchers valid for any 2017-18 regular season home game, plus a Royals’ coffee mug and an exclusive packet of “Marty’s Mix” hot chocolate – a $90 value. For full details call the Royals’ Ticketing Office at 250-220-7889 or email them at tickets@victoriaroyals.com.

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