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Three upcoming Victoria Royals games you won’t want to miss this November

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The Victoria Royals will be returning home after a hectic 10 day Eastern road trip.

The long road trip to the Eastern Conference since the pandemic saw the team take on six games during that stretch.

Once completed, they’ll return home for the remainder of November.

Victoria has faced a road-laden schedule to start this season and will be keen to set up shop at the Barn on Blanshard and get into a rhythm.

This 6-game home stand will be critical for the Royals to start banking some points, and since the weather has officially turned, there isn’t a better indoor activity than taking in a good ol’ hockey game.

The Royals have home games for the final three weekends of November.

Here’s the entire schedule for the homestand:

  • Friday, November 11th, Victoria vs Portland, 7:05 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 12th, Victoria vs Portland, 6:05 p.m.
  • Friday, November 18th, Victoria vs Prince George, 7:05 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 19th, Victoria vs Prince George, 6:05 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 26th, Victoria vs Regina, 7:05 p.m.
  • Tuesday, November 29th, Victoria vs Moose Jaw, 7:05 p.m.

Connor Bedard comes to town for first time

More hardcore hockey fans will certainly want to circle November 26th on their calendar, when the exceptional Connor Bedard makes what will almost assuredly be his only stop in Victoria during his WHL career.

It’s all but guaranteed he’ll play in the NHL for the 2023-24 season.

The presumed 1st overall pick in the upcoming 2023 NHL Draft, Bedard completely looks the part thus far through his WHL career. He blasted 50 goals last season as a 16-year-old and is leading the league in scoring at 17 years of age with 13 goals and 29 points in just 15 games.

The Vancouver product has completely put a mediocre Regina team on his back.

With respect to the many players who skated in Victoria for the 2019 World Juniors, he’ll be the most talented player to ever skate the ice at SOFMC. The kid processes the game at an exceptional level and has one of the most lethal shots any NHL prospect has ever had at this age.

It’s appointment viewing, plain and simple. Tickets are almost sold out – don’t miss ‘em!

Hockey is for Everyone

On November 12th, the Royals will do their part to make sure people of all gender, race, and religion are welcomed into the great game of hockey. Hockey has long been a part of Canadian life and accepting everyone into the game only makes our communities stronger.

Canadian Armed Forces Military Appreciation Night

On November 19th the Royals will honor our military forces for Remembrance Day, and can be a special night for many fans, particularly those with relatives who have served or currently serve our nation’s troops.

The Royals always have a special themed jersey for the evening which adds to the occasion.

Tuesday night is Industry Night

Finally, the last game of the Royals’ November homestand lands on Tuesday, November 29th, which is Industry Night.

Every Tuesday or Wednesday game this season is an “Industry Night”, where savvy fans can purchase Granville Island brews for just $5 and tickets starting at just $15.

If you’re looking to bring the family out to a game soon or rally the squad for a night out, November is a great month to get out to Save-On Foods Memorial Center and support the local lads.

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Jeremy Weeres
Victoria Royals and hockey writer at Victoria Buzz

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