September 4, 2013, Victoria, BC – The South Island Royals are proud to announce the team’s BC Major Midget League Regular Season Schedule for the 2013-14 campaign. The Major Midget Royals will open at home on Saturday, September 21st against the Greater Vancouver Canadians.
The regular season all kicks off with South Island playing host to the Greater Vancouver Canadians for a weekend doubleheader. Saturday, September 21st will see the two clubs meet at 12:00 p.m., while game two will take place the following day at 9:45 a.m.
The Royals longest home stand will take place from Saturday, November 2nd, 2013 until Saturday, November 23rd, 2013 and will see the team host five games. The home stretch will kick-off with back-to-back games on Saturday, November 2nd and Sunday November 3rd against the Okanagan Rockets. South Island will then entertain the Cariboo Cougars for two games on Saturday, November 9th and Sunday, November 10th before concluding with the first half of a home-and-home with the North Island Silvertips on Saturday, November 23rd.
The Royals have two occasions where they play five consecutive games on the road to mark their longest time away from the confines of Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. The first spans Sunday, November 24th,2013 to Sunday, December 8th,2013 and will see them play North Island, the Fraser Valley Thunderbirds and the Vancouver North East Chiefs. The second five game road stretch will take place from Saturday, February 1st, 2014 until Saturday, February 22nd, 2014. Over that time, South Island will play Okanagan, Cariboo and North Island.
2013-14 Schedule Facts:
- Cariboo Cougars: 2 home + 2 away = 4 games
- Fraser Valley Thunderbirds: 2 home + 2 away = 4 games
- Greater Vancouver Canadians: 2 home + 2 away = 4 games
- Kootenay Ice: 2 home + 2 away = 4 games
- North Island Silvertips: 2 home + 2 away = 4 games
- Okanagan Rockets: 2 home + 2 away = 4 games
- Thompson Blazers: 2 home + 2 away = 4 games
- Valley West Hawks: 2 home + 2 away = 4 games
- Vancouver NE Chiefs: 2 home + 2 away = 4 games
- Vancouver NW Giants : 2 home + 2 away = 4 games
- September: 2 home + 2 away = 4 games
- October: 4 home + 4 away = 8 games
- November: 5 home + 2 away = 7 games
- December: 2 home + 5 away = 7 games
- January: 4 home + 2 away = 6 games
- February: 1 home + 5 away = 6 games
- March: 2 home + 0 away = 2 games
The BC Hockey Major Midget League provides elite level competition for 15, 16 and 17-year-old players in the province of British Columbia. It also provides players with the necessary development to play at the Major Junior and Junior A levels of hockey.