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It’s party time!

Country night at Save-On-Foods Memorial Center will be rockin’ along this Friday, January 11th, as the Kamloops Blazers come to town for a good old fashioned stompin’.

Local country musician Bryce Allen will perform live music before puck drop, which is where you can get your dosey-doe on with some serious line dancing.

The first 2000 fans at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre will receive a sweet Royals branded bandana, which will accent your dance moves to the in-arena country music blasting all night.

And be sure get your vocals ready. The fan that can produce the best “yee-haw” during the second intermission will win a signed Victoria Royals jersey for showing us your country spirit.

See you cowpokes at the rink!

Opportunities await for younger Royals forwards

Victoria traded their leading scorer, Dante Hannoun, last week which instantly put the Royals in to “futures” mode, looking to add younger assets or draft picks to grow with the current core, which is generally 17 and 18 years old.

To the players though, it means a simple fact: Opportunity.

Hannoun was chewing up top line minutes at both even strength and on the power play, and the audition to become next year’s offensive catalyst has officially begun.

So far, the players are responding. The Royals have rattled off three straight victories since the trade, improving their record to 3-1-0-0 in 2019, and 21-15-1-0 on the season.

Brandon Cutler has made the most of the increased ice time thus far, scoring two goals and two assists in his past 3 games. Tarun Fizer, meanwhile, has accumulated three assists in the three games since the trade

It will be interesting to see if younger players such as Tarun Fizer, Ty Yoder, Logan Doust, and Tyus Gent can make a case for top line ice time to close the season – and give the Royals some unexpected offense as they make their case for a 8th consecutive playoff berth.

Victoria Royals vs. Kamloops Blazers – Country night!

  • Where: Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre, 1925 Blanshard St.
  • When: Friday, January 11th
  • Puck drop: 7:05pm
  • Tickets: Here.