The Victoria Royals are off to a tremendous start of the pre-season and that bodes well for when the real thing starts up next week.
The Royals record is 2-1 so far, and they have their last bout of the pre-season tonight in a road exhibition game against the Kamloops Blazers.
Last year the Royals just missed making the playoffs, which marks the first time they didn’t make the playoffs in the history of the franchise.
However, they fought through the season valiantly and faced many roadblocks along the way due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
This year, things are looking a bit more normal as they are going to have more games against teams residing outside the province of BC.
Tonight’s game is the last one before the team has their home opener at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre on September 23rd.
Preseason finale in Kamloops!
— Victoria Royals (@victoriaroyals) September 14, 2022
The team is hoping to enter the 2022-23 regular season coming off a win with a positive win/loss ratio.
“That was one of the most physical games I’ve seen our team play in a while,” said General Manager and Head Coach Dan Price in a media release on Wednesday.
“Ryan Spizawka, Luke Rybinski and Anson McMaster were noticeable in this area. Also, the line of Alex Edwards, Anthony Wilson and Reggie Newman were very impactful with their speed, physicality and tenacity, which helped them create several scoring chances and two goals.”
“We were able to get some good situational work in with all of the special teams play tonight, and we’ll build off of all of those things for tomorrow’s game in Kamloops.”
Single-game tickets are on sale for the Victoria Royals as of last week.
They could use all the fan-powered help they can get to start this season of WHL hockey off right!