Royals to Host Weekend Pair

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Victoria welcomes Vancouver on Friday and Portland on Sunday

March 6, 2013, Victoria, BC (ISN) – The Victoria Royals will host two games at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre this week. First, the Vancouver Giants will make their final appearance in Victoria this season on Friday, March 8th at 7:05 p.m.

Then the Western Conference-leading Portland Winterhawks visit the Island on Sunday, March 10th for an early 5:05 p.m. puck drop that will include a skate with the Royals’ players following the game!

Royals Pink in the Rink and Canadian Forces Appreciation Night jerseys are available for bidding by silent auction for the remainder of the regular season. Bids can be made at Guest Services and Gate 1 during Royals home games. For full jersey auction schedule, visit www.victoriaroyals.com/jerseyauctions.

Friday, March 8

The Royals are proud to pay tribute to our local police officers on March 8th. Discounted tickets for Police Officer Appreciation Night are available to all family, friends and supporters of Greater Victoria police officers for just $12.00 in person at the Select Your Tickets Box Office, by phone at 250-220-7889 or online by visiting www.selectyourtickets.com/promo and using the code “COPPERS13.” With every discounted ticket sold, $1.00 will go back to the Victoria chapter of Cystic Fibrosis Canada!

Police Officer Appreciation Night will be presented by Rogers Media. Friday night will see a number of police vehicles displayed both inside and outside of the arena while fans are also encouraged to stop by one of the many interesting concourse displays from Greater Victoria’s police departments. The festivities on Police Officer Appreciation night kick off early as there will be a ceremonial puck drop and mascots from local police departments to entertain fans.

The first intermission will see Tim Bits Minor Hockey presented by 100.3 The Q! featuring players from the Victoria Racquet Club. The second intermission will see an on-ice competition presented by 103.1 JACK FM where one lucky winner will win two tickets to see Jeremy Hotz at The McPherson Playhouse on Wednesday, March 20th!

During the game, fans are encouraged to purchase foam pucks for the Old House Village Chuck-A-Puck for their chance to win great prizes during the second intermission. Foam pucks will be sold in the concourse by volunteers of Greater Victoria’s police departments and Victoria’s chapter of Cystic Fibrosis Canada. Prizes for the evening’s Chuck-A-Puck will include a one-night stay and spa treatment for two courtesy of OldHouse Village and two adult day lift passes from Mount Washington Alpine Resort! All proceeds from the evening’s Chuck-A-Puck will go towards the Victoria chapter of Cystic Fibrosis Canada! Fans can also purchase End of the Roll 50/50 tickets during the game in support of Lake Hill Baseball.

Sunday, March 10

On Sunday, March 10th the Royals will honour our local firefighters when they take on the top-ranked team in the Canadian Hockey League, the Portland Winterhawks at 5:05 p.m. Discounted tickets for Firefighter Appreciation Night are available to all family, friends and supporters of Greater Victoria firefighters for just $12.00 in person at the Select Your Tickets Box Office, by phone at 250-220-7889 or online by visiting www.selectyourtickets.com/promo and using the code “HOSES13.” With every discounted ticket sold, $2.00 will go back to the Greater Victoria Firefighters Community Fund!

Pre-game festivities on Sunday will include a special ceremonial puck drop highlighting former local junior hockey stars who now work or volunteer within one of Greater Victoria’s fire departments! Fans are also encouraged to stick around after the game to skate with Victoria Royals players by donation! All donations for Sunday’s skate with the team event will also support the Greater Victoria Firefighters Community Fund!

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 two adult day lift passes from Mount Washington Alpine Resort! Proceeds from the evening’s End of the Roll 50/50 will benefit Victoria Devils Fastball and the Old House Village Chuck-A-Puck will support Langford Velox Rugby.

The first intermission will see Timbits Minor Hockey presented by 100.3 The Q! featuring players from the Nanaimo Panthers Minor Hockey team! The second intermission will see one fan win a $100 gift certificate to Save-On-Foods courtesy of Kellogg’s in Kellogg’s Crunch Time! Kellogg’s Tony the Tiger will also be in attendance helping out Victoria’s favourite mascot, Marty the Marmot! Kellogg’s will also be handing out samples of Nutri Grain Soft Bake bars upon exit. Also, don’t miss your chance at the game to see the custom Royals chopper designed by Angels Chopper Bike Club!

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.

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