Victoria will host Spokane to open their season on September 23.
The Victoria Royals are pleased to announce their home schedule for the upcoming 2022-2023 Western Hockey League season.
The team will play 34 home games at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre from September to March, beginning with a two-game set against the Spokane Chiefs on Friday, September 23rd and Saturday, September 24th.
The home schedule features 23 contests taking place on a Friday or Saturday night, nine taking place on a Tuesday or Wednesday night and a single game each on a Monday and Sunday afternoon.
“We’re so excited to release our home dates to our fans in Victoria and all over the world,” said General Manager and Head Coach Dan Price. “We’re looking forward to all of the great moments and memories in the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre this year. We know we’ll see great speed and passion from our team every game, and that each opponent will present a unique test and opportunity. Certainly we’re excited to open the Regular Season against the Spokane Chiefs, and we look forward to hosting two of our Divisional rivals, the Kelowna Rockets and the Vancouver Giants, early in the schedule.”
There are a number of key dates fans won’t want to miss, including the first visit by Mainland rivals Vancouver on Saturday, October 22nd, a visit from WHL superstar Connor Bedard and the Regina Pats on Saturday, November 26th, a special Family Day contest on Monday, February 20th against the Seattle Thunderbirds, and the final home game of the Regular Season on Saturday, March 25th against the Everett Silvertips.
Start times for all Saturday home games have been moved up to 6:05pm to facilitate a more family friendly experience.
“We’ll get to see each of the Eastern Division teams once during the Regular Season, including the 2021-22 Division Champion Winnipeg Ice in October, followed by the Regina Pats and Connor Bedard in November,” added Price. “And we’re of course very much looking forward to our clashes with the 2022-23 Memorial Cup host Kamloops Blazers. With our new 6:05 p.m. start times on Saturdays, and some great specialty games such as the February 20th Family Day game versus Seattle, we know there will be plenty of buzz on Blanshard throughout the entire season.”
The Royals plan to release their full Regular Season schedule in the coming weeks.
2022-2023 Victoria Royals Home Schedule:
(All times PST)
SEPTEMBER (2 games)
- Friday, September 23, 2022 vs. Spokane Chiefs | 7:05 pm
- Saturday, September 24, 2022 vs. Spokane Chiefs | 6:05 pm
OCTOBER (5 games)
- Tuesday, October 11, 2022 vs. Kelowna Rockets | 7:05 pm
- Wednesday, October 12, 2022 vs. Kelowna Rockets | 7:05 pm
- Saturday, October 15, 2022 vs Brandon Wheat Kings | 6:05 pm
- Tuesday, October 18, 2022 vs. Winnipeg Ice | 7:05 pm
- Saturday, October 22, 2022 vs Vancouver Giants | 6:05 pm
NOVEMBER (6 games)
- Friday, November 11, 2022 vs. Portland Winterhawks | 7:05 pm
- Saturday, November 12, 2022 vs. Portland Winterhawks | 6:05 pm
- Friday, November 18, 2022 vs. Prince George Cougars | 7:05 pm
- Saturday, November 19, 2022 vs. Prince George Cougars | 6:05 pm
- Saturday, November 26, 2022 vs. Regina Pats | 6:05 pm
- Tuesday, November 29, 2022 vs. Moose Jaw Warriors | 7:05 pm
DECEMBER (6 games)
- Tuesday, December 6, 2022 Kamloops Blazers | 7:05 pm
- Wednesday, December 7, 2022 vs. Kamloops Blazers | 7:05 pm
- Wednesday, December 14, 2022 Vancouver Giants | 7:05 pm
- Friday, December 16, 2022 Tri-City Americans | 7:05 pm
- Saturday, December 17, 2022 vs. Tri-City Americans | 6:05 pm
- Friday, December 30, 2022 vs. Vancouver Giants | 7:05 pm
JANUARY (5 games)
- Friday, January 13, 2023 Kelowna Rockets | 7:05 pm
- Saturday, January 14, 2023 vs. Kelowna Rockets | 6:05 pm
- Friday, January 27, 2023 vs. Kamloops Blazers | 7:05 pm
- Saturday, January 28, 2023 vs. Kamloops Blazers | 6:05 pm
- Tuesday, January 31, 2023 vs. Prince Albert Raiders | 7:05 pm
FEBRUARY (6 games)
- Friday, February 10, 2023 vs. Vancouver Giants | 7:05 pm
- Friday, February 17, 2023 vs. Saskatoon Blades | 7:05 pm
- Monday, February 20, 2023 vs. Seattle Thunderbirds | 2:05 pm
- Tuesday, February 21, 2023 vs. Seattle Thunderbirds | 7:05 pm
- Saturday, February 25, 2023 vs. Prince George Cougars | 6:05 pm
- Sunday, February 26, 2023 vs. Everett Silvertips | 3:05 pm
MARCH (4 games)
- Saturday, March 4, 2023 vs. Vancouver Giants | 6:05 pm
- Friday, March 10, 2023 vs. Prince George Cougars | 7:05 pm
- Saturday, March 11, 2023 vs. Prince George Cougars | 6:05 pm
- Saturday, March 25, 2023 vs. Everett Silvertips | 6:05 pm
Home Matchups by Opponent:
- Prince George Cougars (5)
- Kamloops Blazers (4)
- Kelowna Rockets (4)
- Vancouver Giants (5)
- Everett Silvertips (2)
- Portland Winterhawks (2)
- Seattle Thunderbirds (2)
- Spokane Chiefs (2)
- Tri-City Americans (2)
- Brandon Wheat Kings (1)
- Moose Jaw Warriors (1)
- Prince Albert Raiders (1)
- Regina Pats (1)
- Saskatoon Blades (1)
- Winnipeg ICE (1)
Season Ticket packages are on sale now – Reserve your seat for all 34 home games. Benefits include access to our flexible “Never Wasted Ticket” exchange policy, first opportunity on giveaway items, choice of best seats, and much more! Call our ticket office at 250-220-7889 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for more info or to set up an appointment to view availability.
About the Victoria Royals
The Victoria Royals are a Canadian major junior ice hockey team in the Western Hockey League (WHL) owned and operated by GSL Group. The Royals play all their home games at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre and have entered their 12th season of their existence.
About Save-On Foods Memorial Centre
Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre (SOFMC) is designed, constructed, developed and operated by GSL Group. SOFMC is Victoria’s premier entertainment facility and the largest arena in British Columbia outside Vancouver. The state-of-the-art 7,000 seat facility is home to the Victoria Royals of the Western Hockey League and regularly hosts large-scale concerts and other special events such as figure skating, curling, plays, trade shows and conferences. SOFMC also features a fine dining Lion’s Den Restaurant, as well as retail and meeting space.