Victoria Royals defenseman Scott Walford. (Jay Wallace/Victoria Royals)

It’s eco night at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre tomorrow!

The Victoria Royals will host the Tri-City Americans on Friday, February 1st, as they look to avenge last year’s playoff defeat. The team will be kicking off a four-game homestand on Friday and will showcase electric vehicles and green transportation throughout the game.

In between periods, the Victoria Electric Vehicle Club will be hosting a draw for a Kids Mini Tesla, valued at $500. The miniature Model-S for kids is one of Tesla’s most interesting pieces of merchandise, featuring a lithium ion battery and two gears: a parent friendly 3 mph speed, or the more audacious 6 mph setting.

Electric vehicles will be on display throughout the concourse, epitomized with an electric vehicle on-ice parade during the first intermission. The Nissan Leaf, Chevrolet Bolt, and vehicles from Graham Kia, Victoria Hyundai and Tesla Tours will all be featured.

Scott Walford looking to jolt Royals with recent hot streak

The Victoria Royals have been somewhat inconsistent of late, stumbling after a four-game winning streak earlier this month. Since then, the team’s been up-and-down, currently boasting a 6-6-0-1 record in 2019 thus far.

Defenseman Scott Walford, however, has other ideas. The Montreal Canadiens draft pick has been on a tear since January 9th, showcasing exactly why the Canadiens made him their 3rd round selection in 2017. The 6’2″ smooth skating defender has accumulated 11 points (4g, 7a) in his last 10 games, and picked up 5 points (2g, 3a) on their recent two-game stop in the Okanagan against Kelowna and Kamloops.

With Dante Hannoun’s departure to Prince Albert nearly a month ago, Walford has now become Victoria’s most experienced Royal with 211 WHL games to his name – all as a Royal. Given his recent scoreboard domination, it appears he’s taken it upon himself to continue to lead the squad.

The product of Coquitlam has amassed 7 goals and 24 assists for 31 points in 44 games this season, leaving him just one point shy of his career high (2-30-32), which he set in 69 games last season. A point over the weekend would see him tie that mark with over 25 games remaining, leaving us with the question of just how high his new career high will soar.

Great Scott!

Eco Night – Victoria Royals vs. Tri-City Americans

  • When: Friday, February 1st
  • Puck drop: 7:05pm
  • Where: Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre, 1925 Blanshard Street