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ROYALS ANNOUNCE CONCLUSION OF 2019-20 WHL REGULAR SEASON

Hopeful WHL Playoffs will occur at appropriate time.

For Immediate Release
Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Victoria, BC – The Victoria Royals, along with the Western Hockey League (WHL), have announced the conclusion of the 2019-20 regular season due to COVID-19.

Due to this decision, the Royals remaining four regular season games of the 2019-20 WHL Regular Season schedule will be cancelled and not played. The league will continue to monitor ongoing public health developments regarding COVID-19 and will make every possible effort to conduct the 2020 WHL Playoffs at a later date.

“We support the WHL’s decision to conclude the remainder of the 2019-20 regular season,” Royals President & General Manager Cameron Hope said. “This is time for all of us to do all we can to support the health and welfare of everyone in our community and beyond. We are hopeful that we will be able to forge ahead with the WHL Playoffs when the time is right. For now, hockey can wait.”

The final standings for the 2019-20 WHL Regular Season are determined by using win percentage for all clubs. As a result, the Royals concluded the regular season third in the BC Division with a record of 32-24-6-2 for 72 points in 64 games and a win percentage of 0.563 (see below for full 2019-20 WHL Regular Season Standings).

The Royals encourage all ticket holders to continue to hold on to their tickets for the three cancelled home games. These tickets will be valid for the 2020 WHL Playoffs or the 2020-21 WHL Regular Season. All Royals ticket pack members will receive full details as part of their 2020-21 renewal package that will be sent out at a later date. For further information call the Royals’ Ticketing Office at 250-220-7889 of email them at tickets@victoriaroyals.com.

Victoria would like to thank their ticket members, fans and corporate partners for their cooperation, patience, and understanding during this unprecedented time.

To read the WHL’s full statement regarding the conclusion of the 2019-20 regular season please visit bit.ly/2IVhOcv.

2019-20 WHL Regular Season Standings – FINAL

# PLAYOFFS Team GP W L OTL SOL PTS PCT
1 xyz Portland Winterhawks 63 45 11 3 4 97 0.770
2 x Everett Silvertips 63 46 13 3 1 96 0.762
3 xy Edmonton Oil Kings 64 42 12 6 4 94 0.734
4 xy Kamloops Blazers 63 41 18 3 1 86 0.683
5 x Spokane Chiefs 64 41 18 4 1 87 0.680
6 x Medicine Hat Tigers 63 41 19 2 1 85 0.675
7 x Lethbridge Hurricanes 63 37 19 2 5 81 0.643
8 xy Prince Albert Raiders 64 36 18 6 4 82 0.641
9 x Winnipeg ICE 63 38 24 1 0 77 0.611
10 x Brandon Wheat Kings 63 35 22 4 2 76 0.603
11 x Calgary Hitmen 64 35 24 4 1 75 0.586
12 x Saskatoon Blades 63 34 24 2 3 73 0.579
13 x Vancouver Giants 62 32 24 4 2 70 0.565
14 x Victoria Royals 64 32 24 6 2 72 0.563
15 x Kelowna Rockets 63 29 28 3 3 64 0.508
16 x Seattle Thunderbirds 63 24 32 4 3 55 0.437
17 Red Deer Rebels 63 24 33 3 3 54 0.429
18 Regina Pats 63 21 34 6 2 50 0.397
19 Prince George Cougars 62 20 34 4 4 48 0.387
20 Tri-City Americans 63 17 40 4 2 40 0.317
21 Moose Jaw Warriors 62 14 44 4 0 32 0.258
22 Swift Current Broncos 63 10 48 2 3 25 0.198

 x = Clinched playoff position

y = Clinched division title

z = Clinched Scotty Munro Memorial Trophy (WHL Regular Season Champion)

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