Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Preview: #01 Victoria at Vancouver

The Victoria Royals open their 3rd season with a home and home set beginning on the road against the Vancouver Giants Friday night at 7:30.

Play by play broadcast on The Zone @ 91.3 FM in Victoria begins at 7:15 or online at

Riding a 3 game preseason win streak, the Royals (3-1-0-1) are coming off a pair of exhibition wins over the Giants, by 3-1 and 4-3 scores.  The Giants are on a 2 game slide with a preseason record of (2-3-1-0).

It’s the first of 10 regular season meetings, last year Victoria (35-30-2-5) won 7 of the 10 contests, finishing 3rd in the BC division with 77 points, 33 more than 5th place Vancouver (21-49-2-0).

Giants Injuries
#10 Scott Cooke, F, lower body, indefinite
#11 Jakob Stukel, F, lower body, indefinite

#27 Jackson Houck, F, from NHL Camp

#10 Scott Cooke, F, 1 game remaining

Victoria Royals Injuries
#11 Steven Hodges, F, lower body, 4 - 6 weeks
#29 Chaz Reddekopp, D, lower body, 3 - 5 weeks

#5 Keegan Kanzig, D, attending NHL Camp
#16 Trent Lofthouse will now wear #8
#8 Tyler Soy will now wear #17