Victoria, BC-  The Victoria Royals will battle the Vancouver Giants this weekend for two games at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. Saturday’s contest will begin at 7:05 p.m, while Sunday will see the two teams in an afternoon match-up beginning at 3:05 p.m. Sunday’s contest will celebrate Marty the Marmot’s 12th birthday and a Skate with the Players will take place following the game.

 

SETTING THE MARK: Last weekend, forward Tyler Soy passed alumnus Jack Walker to set the new Royals’ record for most career points. Soy has earned 251 points (121g-130a) over 266 games, while Walker had recorded 248 (101g-147a) in 318 contests. The franchise record is held by Brandon Magee who scored 264 points (113g-151a) over 318 games with Victoria and the Chilliwack Bruins.

 

PHILLING THE NET: In last night’s victory, Victoria’s Matthew Phillips scored the 100th goal of his WHL career. With the marker, Phillips became the fastest player in franchise history to reach the 100-goal plateau as he accomplished the feat in 158 contests. Former Chilliwack Bruin Ryan Howse held the original record as he scored 100 goals in 199 games.

 

SATURDAY – BCAA NIGHT

 

Pre-Game:

 

The first 1,000 fans will receive a glow stick upon entry, courtesy of BCAA.

 

SUNDAY – MARTY THE MARMOT’S BIRTHDAY PRESENTED BY GREAT CLIPS

 

Come celebrate Marty the Marmot’s 12th birthday. Fans at the game will have the opportunity to enjoy a slice of cake after the contest at Gate 1. Marty will be joined for the event by his mascot friends including: Ace (Saanich PD), Rocky Raccoon (Victoria Shamrocks), Slider (Panorama Recreation), Santa Bear (CFAX Santa Anonymous), Striker (Victoria Highlanders), Turbo (Harbour Air) and Sudz (Great Clips).

 

Pre-Game:

 

At Gate 1, Great Clips will be providing free Royal Blue washout hair colouring prior to the start of the contest.

Post-Game:

 

Fans will be able to skate with Royals’ players following the game via a donation to the Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund. Helmets and skates will be available for rent at the Skate Shop, located beside the Royals’ Team store at Gate 3, on a first-come-first-served basis.