(Photo by Jay Wallace / Victoria Royals)

Schedules for the 2019 draft, rookie, and main training camps for the Victoria Royals were officially announced yesterday, set to take place at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre.

The Royals’ Draft Camp is first up on the docket, open on Thursday for players selected in the 2019 WHL Bantam Draft.

The Rookies Camp – whose rosters will consist of players born in 2003 and 2004, skaters who have been drafted or listed by the Royals and free agent invites – starts Saturday, August 24th and concludes on Monday, August 26th.

The Royals’ 2018-19 roster, free agent invitees born from 1999-2002 and selected players from this year’s draft and rookie camps will make up the Main Camp – these players will be divided into three teams, and will play on-ice sessions that take place on August 27th and August 28th.

This year’s training camp will see the Royals honouring three past Victoria hockey franchises to celebrate the city’s long history of the sport –  the former Victoria Cougars, Salmon Kings, and Aristocrats.

The Royals’ Training Camp will finish off with an Intra-Squad game on Thursday, August 29th at 7:05 p.m – admission to the bout will be by donation with general admission seating.

Victoria Royals’ 2019 Training Camp Schedule

ROOKIE CAMP 

Saturday, August 24th

  • 12:30-4:00 p.m. – Team Practices
  • 4:30-6:00 p.m. – Cougars vs. Aristocrats

Sunday, August 25th

  • 10:00-11:00 a.m. – Goalie Session
  • 11:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m. – Aristocrats vs. Salmon Kings
  • 2:00-3:30 p.m. – Cougars vs. Salmon Kings
  • 4:00-5:30 p.m. – Aristocrats vs. Cougars

Monday, August 26th

  • 8:45-9:45 a.m. – Goalie Session
  • 10:00-11:30 a.m. – Cougars vs. Salmon Kings
  • 11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m. – Aristocrats vs. Salmon Kings

MAIN CAMP

Tuesday, August 27th

  • 9:00-11:45 a.m. – Team Practices
  • 12:30-1:30 p.m. – Goaltender Session
  • 2:00-3:30 p.m. – Aristocrats vs. Salmon Kings
  • 3:45-5:15 p.m. – Salmon Kings vs. Cougars
  • 5:30-7:00 p.m. – Cougars vs. Aristocrats

Wednesday, August 28th

  • 9:30-11:00 a.m. – Practice
  • 12:30-1:30 p.m. – Goaltender Session
  • 2:00-3:30 p.m. – Salmon Kings vs. Aristocrats
  • 3:45-5:15 p.m. – Aristocrats vs. Cougars
  • 5:30-7:00 p.m. –Cougars vs. Salmon Kings

Thursday, August 29th

  • 7:05 p.m. – Royals’ Blue vs. White Intra-Squad Game