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#561 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 07 November 2021 - 05:30 AM

only 2300 people (Friday) and 2500 (Saturday) at the home games a couple weeks back.  compared to over 4500 season average before the pandemic.


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Posted 07 November 2021 - 08:18 AM

Well, since the Royals have rivalled the old Cougars for WHL futility lately, hardly surprised that people who have gotten out of the habit of going to games haven't been inspired to return. At least they were competitive in last night's outing.



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Posted 07 November 2021 - 08:29 AM

Lol yeah, their 1-11-2 record probably has something to do with that
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Posted 07 November 2021 - 10:28 AM

only 2300 people (Friday) and 2500 (Saturday) at the home games a couple weeks back. compared to over 4500 season average before the pandemic.


Victoria only supports winning teams. In addition, a lot of historic Royals support has come from the 55+ crowd and I am sure some are staying home due to covid
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Posted 07 November 2021 - 10:30 AM

Victoria only supports winning teams.


That’s a common trope over the years. But not sure it’s accurate.

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Posted 18 December 2021 - 03:26 PM

Pre-tournament play in the world junior hockey event was pushed back Saturday because of the COVID-19 surge.

 

Hockey Canada said it amended the schedule due to the "changing epidemiological situation" surrounding the omicron variant of COVID-19. The warm-up games were set to start Sunday, with Canada scheduled to play Switzerland in Red Deer. The tournament is set to start Sunday, Dec. 26.

 

While the updated schedule hasn't been finalized, the pre-tournament games won't start until Thursday. Hockey Canada also paused the sale of tickets for the pre-tournament games. Eleven games were scheduled as part of the pre-tournament schedule, with each team playing a minimum of two games.

 

The teams arrived in Canada this week. Players and staff were required to produce two negative tests before departing for Canada and have been tested every day since their arrival.

 

 

 

 

https://www.espn.com...mes-pushed-back


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Posted 06 January 2022 - 07:40 AM

The Victoria Royals have joined the growing list of junior hockey teams being shut down for COVID-19 protocols with seven players on the list. The Royals ceased hockey-related team activities Wednesday night with the scheduled games Friday and Saturday in Prince George against the Cougars postponed as the result of “multiple ­players and staff” being added to the WHL COVID-19 protocol list due to exhibiting symptoms or ­having tested positive for COVID-19.

 

 

https://www.timescol...otocols-4926751


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Posted 27 January 2022 - 02:33 AM

only 2300 people (Friday) and 2500 (Saturday) at the home games a couple weeks back. compared to over 4500 season average before the pandemic.


1820 at the game last night.

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Posted 27 January 2022 - 08:30 AM

1820 at the game last night.

 

As I said, Victoria only supports winning teams! Having said that, I am sure that covid is impacting attendance given that the bulk of the crowds are usually the 60+



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Posted 19 February 2022 - 12:49 PM

Royals lose 17 games in a row. Homer media doesn’t really mention it.

https://www.vancouve...-night-matchup/

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Posted 02 March 2022 - 03:54 PM

The Canadian Hockey League has cancelled this year’s Canada-Russia Series in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

The CHL, which includes the Western Hockey League, Ontario Hockey League and Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, announced the decision in a statement Wednesday.

The series featuring a team of Russian juniors in six games against CHL opposition — two games against an all-star team from each of the three leagues — was an annual November event since 2003.


https://www.sportsne...ukraine/sn-amp/

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Posted 02 March 2022 - 04:03 PM

Ottawa Senators to play Ukrainian anthem before home games

Owner Eugene Melnyk's parents were born in Ukraine

https://www.cbc.ca/amp/1.6369724

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Posted 17 April 2022 - 03:58 AM

That crashing sound on Blanshard Street was the Victoria Royals’ season coming down in a heap Saturday night.

The Spokane Chiefs defeated the Royals 4-2 before 4,663 subdued fans at Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre in the final and deciding regular-season game to capture a WHL playoff berth while eliminating Victoria.


TC ^

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