If last year’s eight-period, six-hour overtime playoff defeat has been keeping you up at night, fear not; a new season is less than thirty days away.
A new season means another shot at redemption for the Victoria Royals and some additional names to bolster the lineup.
Victoria signs 2017 CHL Import Draft selection
Every year, the entire Canadian Hockey League takes turns selecting import players from Europe who are hoping to make the trip overseas.
The Royals drafted and signed Igor Martynov yesterday after selecting him with the 30th overall pick. The native of Krasnoye, Belarus recorded 11 points in 20 games for a Belarussian Under-20 club last season.
The 1999-born winger should have a big impact on the team this season.
Royals sign Ty Yoder and Noah Lamb
Ty Yoder and Noah Lamb are both selections from this past 2017 WHL Bantam Draft, so a bit of patience will be required. But like Dante Hannoun and Matthew Phillips before them, their chance to wear the black and blue will soon come.
Yoder, a centre, scored over a goal per game in the Alberta Major Bantam Hockey League, with 31 goals and 35 assists in just 28 games, leading his team in scoring.
Lamb, a defenceman, scored a point-per-game from the blueline last year, with 5 goals and 32 points in 31 games, 7th in the league for defencemen.
The 2002-born prospects will be looking to improve in all areas, while (hopefully) continuing to fill out.
Single ticket sales dates announced
As of Thursday, August 31st, Royals fans will have access to single-game tickets from the regular season’s 36 home games, including the home opener against Vancouver on September 22nd.
More dedicated fans can save by purchasing Any-Time Vouchers, with sets of 12 costing $198 in standard seating, or a set of 6 for $150 in the club section.