January 28, 2013, Victoria, BC (ISN) – The Victoria Royals will host the Prince Albert Raiders on Tuesday night in the Raiders’ first visit to Vancouver Island since the return of the Western Hockey League. Puck drop is set for 7:05 p.m. at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre.
The Royals head into Tuesday night’s clash riding a franchise record seven-game win streak and currently boast a 27-17-1-2 record, good enough for sixth spot in the Western Conference. Prince Albert goes into Tuesday holding the second seed in the Eastern Conference by virtue of their East Division-leading 28-17-1-3 record. Mark McNeil, a member of Team Canada’s 2013 World Junior squad, has posted 47 points (18g-29a) in 42 games played to lead a Raiders team that finds themselves on a two-game losing skid. Also making his return to Victoria is Prince Albert forward and former Royal Dakota Conroy. The Edmonton, AB native was acquired by the Raiders in a trade with the Royals back in September 2012.
Tuesday, January 29th
Tuesday night is Intact Earthquake Awareness Night! Intact Insurance will have an interactive display booth located at Gate 1 where fans can win prizes by answering trivia questions! Intact Insurance will also be giving away banner clappers, mini flashlights, pens and earthquake kits to patrons upon entrance!
The first intermission on Tuesday night will see Tim Bits Minor Hockey as presented by 100.3 The Q! and feature players from Victoria Minor Hockey Association. The Intact Insurance Earthquake Kit Race will take place during the second intermission when one fan will win an Earthquake Kit courtesy of Intact Insurance!
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, a Family 4-Pack to the Royal BC Museum and two adult day lift passes from Mount Washington Alpine Resort! Proceeds from the evening’s End of the Roll 50/50 will benefit the Saanich Minor Hockey Association and the Old House Village Chuck-A-Puck will support the Victoria Racquet Club.
The Royals will then head out on a three-game road swing beginning on Thursday, January 31st when Victoria visits the Kelowna Rockets. The next Royals’ home game goes on Tuesday, February 5th when the Seattle Thunderbirds travel to Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre for a 7:05 p.m. puck drop.
We are Royal Blue! Are you? Guarantee yourself the best seats for upcoming Royals games by visiting www.selectyourtickets.com, calling 250-220-7777 or visiting the Select Your Tickets box-office at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. Mini-Packs, Vouchers and special rates for groups of 10+ are available by visiting www.victoriaroyals.com or calling 250-220-7889.