Royals’ Hope and Lowry named 2014 WHL award finalists

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by Corey St. Laurent

March 20, 2014, Victoria, BC (ISN) – The Victoria Royals are pleased to announce that General Manager Cameron Hope has been named a finalist for the 2014 WHL Executive of the Year award while Head Coach Dave Lowry has been named a finalist for the 2014 WHL Coach of the Year award.

Hope is a finalist alongside the Eastern Conference’s Mike Moore (Calgary), while Lowry will compete against Shaun Clouston (Medicine Hat). Award winners will be announced at the 2014 WHL Awards Luncheon on April 30th in Calgary, AB.

Cameron Hope is currently in his second season as the club’s general manager. Hope is the second general manager in team’s history and fourth in the franchise’s history. From 2007 to 2011, Hope served as the assistant general manager for the NHL’s New York Rangers. Hope is a graduate of the University of Alberta, with degrees in Arts (Sociology) and Law.

Head Coach Dave Lowry is also in his second season with the Royals. This season, Lowry guided Victoria to a 48-20-1-3 record which set franchise records for both wins and points and has the club 10th in the BMO CHL Top 10 rankings heading into the WHL Playoffs. Under Coach Lowry, the Royals boasted the second-best defence in the WHL in 2013-14, allowing just 2.51 goals per game.

Since joining Victoria, Lowry has posted a 82-50-3-7 regular season record behind the Royals’ bench. Prior to joining Victoria, Lowry spent three seasons as an assistant coach of the NHL’s Calgary Flames and was also the head coach of the WHL’s Calgary Hitmen during the 2008-09 season when the Hitmen posted a 59-9-3-1 record en route to an Eastern Conference title. Before he became a coach, Lowry spent 19 years as a player in the NHL.

Single game tickets to the Royals’ 2014 WHL Playoff run versus the Spokane Chiefs are on sale now at the Select Your Tickets box office and start at just $13! Tickets are available at www.victoriaroyals.com, by phone at 250-220-7777 or in-person at the Select Your Tickets box office.

Playoff packages and Royals 2014-15 season tickets are on sale now! Guarantee the BEST seats at the BEST prices with the BEST benefits for all 36 home games by visiting www.victoriaroyals.com or calling 250-220-7889.

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