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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW – ROYALS vs. HITMEN & ROCKETS THIS WEEK

Victoria hosts Calgary tomorrow & Kelowna this weekend; Saturday’s game is Pink in the Rink Night in support of the BC Cancer Foundation.

Game Details:
• Victoria Royals (29-20-5-1), second in the BC Division.
Wednesday Opponent – Calgary Hitmen (31-18-4-1), fourth in the Central Division.
Friday & Saturday Opponent – Kelowna Rockets (24-26-2-2), fourth in the BC Division.
• Wednesday – Student Night presented by Coast Capital Savings.
Wednesday Tickets – bit.ly/2StdQ0t.
Friday – Outdoors Night presented by Axe and Grind.
Friday Tickets – bit.ly/2uLLQff.
Saturday – Pink in the Rink presented by Peninsula Co-op and in support of the BC Cancer Foundation (BCCF).
o Special themed Pink in the Rink jerseys with a post-game live auction, an in-game silent auction and an online auction.
Saturday Tickets – bit.ly/31QqxW2.
Puck drop – 7:05 p.m. for all three games.

Calgary Quick Hits:
• NHL Affiliated Players – Mark Kastelic (Ottawa), Carson Focht (Vancouver), Jett Woo (Vancouver).
• NHL Central Scouting Midterm Rankings – Jack McNaughton (ranked 14th among North American goaltenders), Luke Prokop (ranked 86th among North American skaters).
• Calgary’s roster consists of six players who were selected in the first round of the WHL Bantam Draft: Jett Woo (Moose Jaw, fourth overall, 2015), Sean Tschigerl (fourth overall, 2018), Carson Focht (Tri-City, fourth overall, 2015), Luke Prokop (seventh overall, 2017), Riley Stotts (Swift Current, 10th overall, 2015), Jackson Van De Leest (16th overall, 2016).

Kelowna Quick Hits:
• NHL Affiliated Players – Matthew Wedman (Florida), Dillon Hamaliuk (San Jose), Nolan Foote (New Jersey), Kaedan Korczak (Vegas).
• NHL Central Midterm Rankings – Pavel Novak (ranked 89th among North American skaters).
• Island Connections – Kyle Topping (Salt Spring Island).
• Hosting the 2020 Memorial Cup presented by Kia.

Pre-Game:
Friday – Members of the Wounded Warriors of BC will be participating in a ceremonial puck prior to the start of their run on February 23rd that spans 576 km from Port Hardy to Victoria over eight days. For more information visit: woundedwarriors.ca/about-wwc/
• Saturday – There will be a special ceremonial puck drop with Will Warm’s mother, Wendi Warm, who is a breast cancer survivor and Dr. Brad Nelson (Director of the Deeley Research Centre).
Saturday – Stickin’ it to Cancer placards will be available by donation to the BCCF as fans will be able to show their support by writing who they are “Stickin’ it to Cancer” for. Fans can also text HOPE to 30333 to make a $5 donation to the BCCF at Pink in the Rink, standard text message rates reply.

Jersey Auction:
Saturday – A selection of Royals’ 2020 Pink in the Rink jerseys will be available via a post-game live auction, an in-game silent auction and an online auction with proceeds going to the BC Cancer Foundation and the Victoria Royals Scholarship and Education Fund. The online auction begins on Friday (February 21st) and concludes on March 2nd at 6:00 p.m. More details on the jersey auctions will follow.

Tickets:
Wednesday – It is the final Student Night presented by Coast Capital Savings of the season. All high school and post-secondary students (aged 13+) who show ID when they visit the box-office to purchase a $17 Student Night ticket qualify for discounts, contests and giveaways.
Wednesday – It is the fourth and final Rain Check night of the season. Therefore, any unused full season, half season or fan pack tickets can be exchanged at the box office windows for additional tickets to the game. Fans are encouraged to arrive early at the arena to avoid long line-ups.
Saturday – Ticket’s to Saturday’s Pink in the Rink game are still available, but limited quantities remain. This is one of the most popular and heavily attended games of the regular season. Fans are encouraged to buy their tickets in advance at the Select Your Tickets Box Office, online at www.selectyourtickets.com or over the phone at 250-220-7777.

Activities:
Wednesday Chuck-A-Puck
o Whale watching for two courtesy of Prince of Whales Adventure.
o Golf for four at Ardmore Golf Club.
Friday Chuck-A-Puck
o A half-day fishing charter for four courtesy of Island Outfitters.
o Whale watching for two courtesy of Prince of Whales Adventure.
o A pair of Vessi Shoes valued at $135.
o A pair of tickets to the Saints and Sinners Tour (Big Wreck, Headstones, Moist & The Tea Party) on June 29th at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre.
• Saturday Chuck-A-Puck
o Whale watching for two courtesy of Prince of Whales Adventure.
o A pair of tickets to the Saints and Sinners Tour (Big Wreck, Headstones, Moist & The Tea Party) on June 29th at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre.

Promos:
Wednesday Second Intermission – Strathcona Hotel Dress Up and Shoot
o Two fans will compete in a dress up and shoot relay race for their chance to win a $50 gift card to the Strathcona Hotel.
Friday Second Intermission – Axe and Grind Axe Throwing
o A pair of contestants will each have three attempts to see who can record the highest score while throwing plastic axes at a target. The contestant with most point will win an axe throwing experience for six courtesy of Axe and Grind.
Saturday Second Intermission – Peninsula Co-op Stickin’ it to Cancer Shootout
o A cancer survivor will shoot 10 pucks into an empty net with each puck worth a $25 donation to the BCCF as well as earning themselves a $25 gas card for each goal scored.

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