Victoria begins WHL playoffs at home versus Kamloops

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Victoria Royals goaltender Patrik Polivka makes a huge save to deny Blazers forward Aspen Sterzer this first period scoring opportunity (Photo: Christian J. Stewart / Island Sports News)

The Victoria Royals will meet their BC Division rival, the Kamloops Blazers, in the first round of the WHL Playoffs in a best-of-seven series that begins on Friday, March 22nd at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre in Victoria.

 

The Royals concluded the regular season in second place in the BC Division with 72 points (34-30-2-2) and will have home ice advantage in the series as a result. The Blazers, who finished the season with 64 points (28-32-6-2) secured the third seed in the BC Division. Victoria posted a 5-3-0-1 record versus Kamloops this season.

 

Series Schedule:

 

Game 1: Friday, March 22nd – Kamloops @ Victoria – 7:05 p.m.

Game 2: Saturday, March 23rd – Kamloops @ Victoria – 7:05 p.m.

Game 3: Tuesday, March 26th – Victoria @ Kamloops – 7:00 p.m.

Game 4: Wednesday, March 27th – Victoria @ Kamloops – 7:00 p.m.

Game 5: Saturday, March 30th – Kamloops @ Victoria – 7:05 p.m. (if necessary).

Game 6: Monday, April 1st – Victoria @ Kamloops – 7:00 p.m. (if necessary).

Game 7: Wednesday, April 3rd – Kamloops @ Victoria – 7:05 p.m. (if necessary).

 

This series will mark the third time in the Royals’ eight-year history that these two teams have met in the WHL Playoffs.