2-1 Royals 15 minutes into the 1st. Keep it up boys.
edit: make that 2-2. Keith Hamilton wayy out of position on that slapper.
edit: 3-2 Oil Kings just like that. Yikes. Royals defense showing their true colours on that one.
5 goals on 14 shots combined for both teams so far in the game. Not a pretty first period for either side. This one's gonna be a high-scoring affair unless the defense/goaltending on each side wake up.
The SOFMC is finally getting new video screens for the center scoreboard:
Victoria Royals fans will no longer have to wonder if they’ve missed a key play at Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre, as video replay screens are being installed and will be in place for the team’s next game on Tuesday.
The Retop Displays Inc. video screen system is being secured to the existing scoreboard at the arena and, according to the team, features eight screens in total.
The main video boards have four LED screens, which are six metres high by three metres wide, and their resolution is among the highest in North American stadiums, the Royals said in a media release.
In addition to the four main screens, four secondary corner screens will create an octagon that will sit above the current score clock. They will be among the biggest screens in the Canadian Hockey League.
“Installing the screens over the Christmas break is an ambitious endeavour,” Dave Dakers, president of RG Sports & Entertainment and the Royals, said in a statement. “Waiting until the summer months would have given us the luxury of time, but our focus is to get the screens up and operational so Royals’ fans and Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre patrons can enjoy the benefits of this medium as soon as possible.
“We would like to thank the City of Victoria, who has been 100 per cent supportive in our pursuit of this project. Also a thank you to our staff that have worked tirelessly and have sacrificed their Christmas vacation in efforts to have the screens operational as soon as possible.”
SW Audio Visual’s 14-person broadcast team will include camera operators, directors, slow-motion replay and graphics operators. “The five-camera operation will make the production as high a calibre as any in the CHL,” the news release said.
Details of the unit include:
• Four LED full motion screens that are six metres high by three metres wide
• Each LED screen displays live HD video action, features and special production pieces in HD quality.
That screen looks horrible, with the old screen hanging beneath it. It's funny, because the Royals took the video boards from the Chilliwack Bruins' rink when they moved, but I guess they didn't think they were big enough - and I went to 25+ Bruins games last year, and the rink video board certainly was not top notch.
If it's temporary, I understand, but yeah, it looks crappy with the old board underneath.
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Victoria is now on a 6 game road trip of the Prairie Provinces with the first back to back games against the Pats and Wheat kings.
The Royals are on a 9 game loosing skid dropping a 4 -3 SO loss to the Rockets on Saturday. They are holding on to 8t spot in the Western Conference.
Royals top player now traded to the Wheat Kings went out with a bang on Saturday, head butting one of the Rockets players at the end of overtime, thus disqualifying him from shooting in the Shootout. No word as of yet if he will get a suspension for his antics.
Sure would be nice though for him to get a two game suspension thus ensuring that he will not play against his old teammates. :cool:
I shudder to think how the game will be on Saturday with him playing against us.
Regina is currently in 5th place overall in the Eastern Conference. They are 6 and 4 P10
Wheat Kings are in 8th spot with a 4 and 6 P10, but with a win and the Blades and Hitmen with a lose they could jump up to possibly 6th position. It is a tight race in the East.
Regina Pats 43 23 16 3 1 = 50 PTS 0-1-0-0 STK 6-2-2-0 P10 628 PIM
It was an entertaining game between the Royals and the Wheat Kings. There was an air of desperation with two teams trying to break out of slumps and clinging to the final playoff seed in their respective divisions.
The Royals are one of the best skating WHL clubs that I have seen this season and very aggressive on the forecheck. The Wheat King rookie goalie really had to make some tough saves out of those 50 shots he faced.
Victoria at Swift Current 17 Jan and Moose Jaw 18 Jan
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Victoria ended a 10 game losing streak beating the Wheat Kings 4 - 3 in a shoot out. The Royals have had many close calls these past 10 games losing in OT and SOs as well.
Ther Royals are currently 8th place in the West, one point ahead of Prince George and tied with Seattle who has 4 games in hand.
They are now coming into Bronco territory where the Bronco's are 3 and 10 past 10 snapping a losing streak with a 4 - 0 win over Red Deer. The Broncos are currently in 10th place in the Eastern Division.
Moose Jaw is currently tied for 2nd in the East and has lost thier last two games and is 4 and 6 past 10.
I hope this team has some ability to play defence next season. Their team's 5.05GAA is far and away the worst in the Dub. Nobody even comes close. The next worst is Lethbridge at 4.17, almost an entire goal fewer allowed per game. After their hot start I knew the defensive issues were going to catch up with them eventually, and now they're going to be in tough to make the playoffs.
From what I saw last night at least, the Royals give up a lot of space to their opponents in the neutral zone and a fair number of odd man rushes. The goalie Hamilton played quite well and faced some pretty tough shots.