Two thousand, one hundred minutes.
That’s how many minutes of magical Victoria Royals hockey that have been played at the Save On Memorial Centre this year, and there are just 60 minutes of home ice regular season hockey that remain.
Victoria is coming off a challenging road trip through the Okanagan and Vancouver and will be looking to finish the season in style with a home and home against the Everett Silvertips. The Royals will be at home this Friday, then will cross the border Saturday to finish up the season.
The playoff scent is sifting through the air, and it smells delicious.
Fan Appreciation Night
As I’ve said, thousands of Royals fans have spent over 2000 minutes at Save-On, and the club would like to appreciate everyone’s continued support. The atmosphere at the arena has been nothing short of marvelous, and they’re dishing out free Victoria Royals pennants for the first 2500 fans that stroll into the arena.
Tomorrow night’s contest against the Everett Silvertips is now sold out. It should be a heck of a game – but great news for those that don’t have tickets and want to go, we/Victoria Buzz are giving away 4 tickets on our Facebook page!
March 28 and 29, save the dates!
No, I’m not getting married.
Victoria Royals hosts their first two playoff home games on Tuesday, March 28, and Wednesday, March 29th. The Western Conference this year has been incredibly tight, and no matter who the opponent is, the atmosphere will be electric.
The beauty of playoff hockey lies in the high stakes: penalty kills bring fans to their feet, any shot on goal generates an echo of excitement, and the heart these young men have for the game is showcased through grit and determination.
If you’ve never been to a playoff game, I can’t say enough about it.
The Royals have a couple of them.
Matthew Phillips has been hot on Chilliwack Bruins alumnus Ryan Howse tail for the franchise record of 51 goals, and he’s not far off. Phillips scored 2 on Tuesday night – including one one on a penalty shot – to bring him up to an astonishing 50 for the season. I’ll let you do the math, but there is a chance of Royals history on Friday night.
Defenceman Ryan Gagnon will pass former Royal/Bruin Brandon Magee for the most games played in franchise history with his 319th this coming Friday. The defender from Quesnel, BC was a third-round pick of the Royals back in 2011 and earned the captaincy this year after 3 full seasons with Victoria.
Win 4 tickets to the final Victoria Royals home contest of the regular season March 17, 2017.
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