March 12, 2013, Victoria, BC (ISN) – The Victoria Royals will meet the Kamloops Blazers in the first round of the WHL Playoffs in a best-of-seven series beginning on Friday, March 22nd in Kamloops.
The Royals will finish the 2012-13 season as the sixth-seed in the Western Conference, while the Blazers will end as the third-seed. Victoria and Kamloops met eight times during the regular season with the Royals finishing with a 4-4-0-0 record. These two teams also clashed last year in the first round of the playoffs with Kamloops winning the series.
Due to the Ford Men’s World Curling event at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre, the Royals will play their first round games at Bear Mountain Arena.
Friday, March 22nd Victoria @ Kamloops 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 23rd Victoria @ Kamloops 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, March 26th Kamloops @ Victoria (Bear Mountain Arena) 7:05 p.m.
Thursday, March 28th Kamloops @ Victoria (Bear Mountain Arena) 7:05 p.m.
Saturday, March 30th Victoria @ Kamloops 7:00 p.m. (if necessary)
Monday, April 1st Kamloops @ Victoria (Bear Mountain Arena) 7:05 p.m. (if necessary)
Wednesday, April 3rd Victoria @ Kamloops 7:00 p.m. (if necessary)
Victoria and Kamloops met eight times during the regular season. The Royals finished with a record of 4-4-0-0 versus their BC Division opponent.
Here Comes the Blue! The Victoria Royals take on the Kamloops Blazers in Round 1 of the 2013 WHL Playoffs. Tickets for Games 3 and 4, held at Bear Mountain Arena, are on sale now. With limited Round 1 seats available, Royals fans are encouraged to order tickets quickly by calling 250-220-7777, visiting www.selectyourtickets.com, or heading down to the Select Your Tickets box office.