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The Victoria Royals have released their schedule for the 2018-19 Western Hockey League regular season.

The Royals will open their eighth WHL season at home against the Prince George Cougars on Friday, September 21st at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre.

All WHL teams will play 68 regular season games starting this season as opposed to 72 games (since 1975-76).Under the new 68-game format, league officials say the number of games on weekends and holidays will increase significantly.

Victoria has a six-game homestand from Saturday, October 13th to Saturday, October 27th which marks the club’s longest homestretch of the season. During that time, the club will face the Vancouver Giants and Kelowna Rockets twice each, along with the WHL Champion Swift Current Broncos and Brandon Wheat Kings.

The longest road trip of the season will span six games from Friday, December 28th to Saturday, January 5th.

The club will face all six teams from the Central Division which includes the Lethbridge Hurricanes, Medicine Hat Tigers, Kootenay ICE, Calgary Hitmen, Edmonton Oil Kings, and Red Deer Rebels.

Full Schedule: https://bit.ly/2KaKoK9

Season Ticket packages are on sale now – reserve your seat for all 34 home games.Call the Victoria Royals ticket office at 250-220-7889 or send an email for more info or to set up an appointment to view availability.