Royals wrap-up regular season with home-and-home series against Silvertips

Victoria will be in Everett on Friday night before returning home for their final game on Saturday

The Victoria Royals are set to play their final two games of the regular season this weekend in a two game home-and-home series against the Everett Silvertips.

The Royals will look to finish the season strong and follow up on a dramatic 7-6 shootout victory over the Prince George Cougars last Saturday night.

Forward Brayden Schuurman played the hero in that win – recording two goals and the shootout winner – and will look to reprise that role this weekend against Everett.

Despite being limited to just 37 games this season, the Abbotsford, BC product has been one of the most consistent performers on the ice for Victoria, recording 26 total points (15 goals, 11 assists).

Braden Holt and Nicholas Cristiano will both be ready for the final weekend of the regular season.

The 19-year-old Holt has made the majority of starts over the past few months, recording a 8-12-3-1 record, two shutouts, a 4.61 goals against average (GAA) and a .871 save percentage (SV%) in 25 games with the Royals this year.

However, we have also seen Cristiano play increased minutes between the posts in recent weeks. The Langley, BC product has posted a 5-14-0-0 record with a 4.58 GAA and a .848 SV% in 26 games with the Royals this season.

Everett has won both of the two matchups against Victoria so far, earning a 4-0 victory back on Oct. 2, 2022 and winning 5-2 in their most recent matchup on Feb. 26.

Royals General Manager and Head Coach Dan Price wants to see his team end the season on a high note and turn their fortunes around against a scrappy Silvertips squad:

“The week of preparation has been very similar to preparing like it would be for a playoff game,” said Price following a team practice Wednesday. “You’ve had the whole week to train and then you’re playing one specific opponent twice in a row…Going into that building in Everett, it’s one of our favourite buildings to play in, such a challenging environment.”

Everett is a team that benefits from a stable of talented veteran forwards, led by top-goal scorer Jackson Berezowski, who has tallied 76 points (44 goals, 32 assists) over 60 games this season.

Berezowski has scored twice in both matchups against the Royals this season and has totaled 10 points (six goals, four assists) against Victoria since coming into the league in 2018.

Former Royals netminder Tyler Palmer is expected to resume his starting role in net for the ‘Tips this weekend. The Fernie, BC native has earned a 15-14-1-1 record with one shutout, a 3.31 GAA and a .902 SV% across 31 games for Everett this year.

Swiss-born goaltender Tim Metzger provides backup duties for the Silvertips. He has totalled a 4-4-0-0 record with a 3.33 GAA and a .888 SV% in 16 games played for the club this season.

The Royals will be holding their annual Fan Appreciation Night, presented by Golf Town, when they wrap-up their regular season home against Everett this Saturday.

All tickets for the game have been made available for the low price of $10 and there will be several exciting attractions in and around the rink, including a complimentary BBQ (first come, first serve), a live performance by DJ Anger, Item Bag giveaways, and games and activities for all ages.

The Royals will also be presenting their team awards to players prior to the game and will be holding a live auction of mascot Marty the Marmot’s jerseys following the game.

Additionally, representatives from the Victoria HarbourCats baseball team will be in attendance handing out free tickets for the first 500 fans to enter, and providing photo opportunities with mascot Harvey the HarbourCat.

The first game of the weekend is set to get underway at 7:05 pm on Friday, Mar. 24 at Angel of the Winds Arena in Everett, WA.

Puck drop for game two is set for 6:05 pm on Saturday, Mar. 25 at the Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre in Victoria and doors for the pregame celebration will open at 4 pm.

Players to watch:


#29 Teague Patton (F) – 66 GP, 44 PTS (14 G, 30 A)

#8 Kalem Parker (F) – 66 GP, 37 PTS (6 G, 31 A)

#28 Riley Gannon (F) – 66 GP, 44 PTS (18 G, 19 A)


#14 Jackson Berezowski (F) – 60 GP, 75 PTS (44 G, 31 A)

#9 Jesse Heslop (F) – 64 GP, 37 PTS (11 G, 26 A)

The Royals are back home for their final game of the regular season for Fan Appreciation Night on March 25th at 6:05pm. You can learn all about what’s planned for the game and get tickets by clicking here. 

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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.

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