The Victoria Royals will meet their coastal rival, the Vancouver Giants, in the first round of the WHL Playoffs in a best-of-seven series that begins on Friday, March 23rd at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre.
The Royals, with one game remaining in the regular season, have clinched the second seed in the BC Division with 84 points (39-26-4-2), and will have home ice advantage in the series as a result. The Giants, who have 81 points (36-26-6-3) with one game remaining, will finish as the third seed in the BC Division. Victoria posted a 7-3-0-0 record versus Vancouver this season.
Friday, March 23rd – Vancouver @ Victoria – 7:05 p.m.
Saturday, March 24th – Vancouver @ Victoria – 7:05 p.m.
Tuesday, March 27th – Victoria @ Vancouver – 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, March 28th – Victoria @ Vancouver – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 31st – Vancouver @ Victoria – 7:05 p.m. (if necessary)
Monday, April 2nd – Victoria @ Vancouver – 2:00 p.m. (if necessary)
Tuesday, April 3rd – Vancouver @ Victoria – 7:05 p.m. (if necessary)
This series will mark the first time in the Royals’ seven-year history that these two teams have met in the WHL Playoffs.