NHL Executive Mike Barnett to be special guest speaker.
(ISN) – Victoria, BC- The Victoria Royals are proud to announce that the fourth annual Awards Ceremony will take place on Sunday, March 22nd at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. Joining the event as a special guest speaker this year will be Mike Barnett, current New York Rangers’ Executive and former NHL General Manager and preeminent sports agent.
Barnett a native of Olds, AB is currently the Senior Advisor to the President and General Manager of the New York Rangers. Previously, Barnett spent six years as the general manager of the Phoenix Coyotes from 2001 to 2007.
Prior to his career as a hockey executive, Barnett spent 20 years as a sport’s agent, most notably for many top NHL players, including Wayne Gretzky.
The annual event celebrates the personal achievements of the Royals’ players and rewards both their performances on-and-off of the ice. The event will begin at 3:00 p.m. with guests being given the opportunity to mingle and share appetizers with Royals’ players and staff. The awards portion of the event will begin at 4:00 p.m.
The evening will see the following awards given out:
- National Bank Most Valuable Player Award
- Wilson’s Transportation Top Defenceman Award
- Mayfair Optometric Top Scorer Award
- Ron Neal Rookie of the Year
- Wallace Driving School Most Dedicated Player
- Live Virtual Help Desk Scholastic Award
- Investors Group Community Service Award
- 2 Burly Men Hardest Worker Award
- Coca Cola Unsung Hero Award
- The Keg Fans’ Choice Award
Fans can place their vote for The Keg Fans’ Choice Award atwww.victoriaroyals.com/thekegsfanchoice for the player that they believe is the most deserving.
The Royals are pleased to have Cliff LeQuesne, from 100.3 The Q!, once again join the event as a host. Tickets to this year’s awards ceremony go on sale on Monday, March 9th and are $33.00 for adults and $20.00 for children 12 and under. All tickets include taxes and surcharges and can be purchased by calling 250-220-7777 or by going online to www.selectyourtickets.com.
Victoria will now head out on a four game road trip beginning in Prince George for two contests against the Cougars tomorrow and Saturday. The Royals will cap off the road swing with stops in Kelowna against the Rockets on Wednesday, March 11thand Vancouver vs. the Giants on Friday, March 13th. Victoria will return home the following night for a two-game set against the Vancouver Giants on Saturday, March 14th and Sunday, March 15th.