Royals to Face Hitmen on Thursday

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October 16, 2012, Victoria, BC – Victoria’s Alex Gogolev and Calgary’s Zane Jones will face their former teams when the Victoria Royals host the Calgary Hitmen at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre for a single game this Thursday, October 18th. Puck drop is scheduled for 7:05 p.m.

This Thursday marks the first and only time this season that Calgary will visit Vancouver Island. After a 7-4-0-0 start to the season, the Royals will look to grab two points off the Hitmen, who sit atop the Central Division standings. Thursday’s meeting will also mark the first time Royals’ winger Alex Gogolev and the Hitmen’s Zane Jones will face their former teams. The two forwards were part of a September 15th trade between the two clubs.

Thursday night is Graham Kia Schedule Pen Giveaway Night! The first 2,000 fans through the doors will receive a Royals pen that features a pull-out schedule of the team’s games courtesy of Graham Kia. Fans are also encouraged to stop by the Save-On-Foods booth in the concourse throughout the game to be entered to win 10,000 Save-On-More points! The winner of the 10,000 Save-On-More points will be announced during the third period.

During the first intermission, Tim Bits Minor Hockey will feature players from Victoria Minor Hockey Association. Then, three lucky fans will have the chance to compete in the Save-On-Foods Vegas Shopping Cart Race during the second intermission. Contestants will race shopping carts around a course while the winner will have the opportunity to spin a prize wheel for the grand prize of airfare for two on Alaska Air to Las Vegas courtesy of Save-On-Foods!

During the game, fans will be able to purchase tickets for the End of the Roll 50/50 draw and foam pucks for the Old House Village Chuck-A-Puck. Prizes for the evening’s Chuck-A-Puck will include a one-night stay and spa treatment for two courtesy of Old House Village and a Family 4-Pack to the Royal BC Museum. Proceeds from the evening’s End of the Roll 50/50 and Old House Village Chuck-A-Puck will benefit the Victoria Racquet Club.

The 2012 Subway Super Series visits Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre on November 15th as Team Russia takes on Team WHL! Tickets to the Subway Super Series are available at the Select Your Tickets Box Office or by calling 250-220-7777. Season tickets, mini packs and single game tickets are still available. Guarantee yourself the best seats by visiting www.victoriaroyals.com, calling 250-220-7889, or emailing tickets@victoriaroyals.com before it’s too late!

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Christian J. Stewart
Christian is a professional photographer and media professional based in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Currently working as the Assistant General Manager for Victoria HarbourCats Baseball Club, a Senior Contributing Editor and photographer at Independent Sports News (ISN) and operating his own freelance photography and media/pr company.

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