Images by Erich Eichhorn (ISN)

January 1, 2014 Victoria, BC (ISN) – ISN’s photographer Erich Eichhorn takes you away from the on-ice play to see and feel the excitement born by Royals fans young and older as families spent their first day of 2014 together taking part in game two of the Royals vs the Everett Silvertips in a Wednesday matinee game.

An exercise on control learned from an early age. How can you just have one ?- Erich Eichhorn image ( )

A spirited young crowd was dancing in their seats as the Royals steal a shootout win from the Silvertips in game two Wednesday.- Erich Eichhorn image ( )

Experienced, mature Royals parents teach the finer skills of noise making to their son to cheer on the Victoria Royals team.- Erich Eichhorn image ( )

 Marty the Marmot impresses a young, new Royals fan. Now a Tru Blue Royals fan hook, line, and sinker.- Erich Eichhorn image ( )

Fans cheer on the coupon blimp with hopes to attract it’s attention and maybe drop some freebies their way- Erich Eichhorn image ( )

Water is a valuable necessity in life as we all know. Apparently it is equally valuable to this fan vying for a free coupon from the Royals blimp during intermission- Erich Eichhorn image ( )

What is a ice hockey game without a couple of popsicles to keep two hard working fans cool during intermission ? – Erich Eichhorn image ( )

“One day I hope my hand is a big as yours Marty”. Marty was busy New Years Day as dozens of young fans looked to connect with the Royals most valuable marmot – Erich Eichhorn image ( )

What do you do with your popcorn bucket when you need your hands to cheer on your Royals team? How about a popcorn bucket toque? – Erich Eichhorn image ( )