Victoria Royals to dress like Don Cherry tonight

The themed jerseys are in support of the Kidney Foundation of Canada

Vancouver Island’s only WHL hockey team will be full of sharp dressed young men Friday night as the Victoria Royals pull on their Don Cherry commemorative uniforms.

Outfitted in classic plaid with an extra large collar, the jerseys will be worn in tonight’s game against the Prince George Cougars, and will then be auctioned off — including one jersey signed by ‘Grapes’ himself!

This is part of a series of events across the Western Hockey League where nine clubs will host themed games to promote organ donation in support of the Kidney Foundation of Canada. The kidney foundation is a cause close to the Cherry family, as Don’s son, Tim, received a kidney transplant from his sister Cindy.

Along with the Don Cherry inspired jerseys, the Victoria Royals will also be giving away Don Cherry bobbleheads to the first 1,000 fans, while other fans will receive a limited-edition trading card. There will be other items for sale like collector cards, chapstick and mini helmets too.

Fans will also have the opportunity to take a photo with a life-sized cut out of Cherry.

The online auction benefiting the Kidney Foundation will continue through to March 13 at 12 p.m.

Puck drop at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. and tickets are available here or at the box office.



ragnar.haagen@bpdigital.ca

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

 

(Facebook/Victoria Royals Hockey Club)

Just Posted

North Cowichan celebrates public art for Local Government Awareness Week

North Cowichan is showcasing a piece of public art in Crofton in… Continue reading

VIDEO: SAR reinforcements from up Island arrive Sunday to help search for Ben Kilmer

Family, RCMP ‘extremely happy’ with the search effort so far, search manager tells volunteers

Good Samaritan helps extinguish car fire in Ladysmith

A woman was behind the wheel of a Chevy Impala on a… Continue reading

Is Steve Nash Vancouver Island’s best athlete of all-time?

As Captain Canada gets ready to enter basketball’s Hall of Fame it’s time to debate his legacy

Who is Vancouver Island’s greatest athlete ever?

We want to know, you get to choose in a 64-athlete tournament bracket

Winnipeg’s JP Hoe performs in Ladysmith

Six-time Western Canada Music Award nominee and Winnipeg native JP Hoe performed… Continue reading

Woman’s death near Tofino prompts warning about ‘unpredictable’ ocean

Ann Wittenberg was visiting Tofino for her daughter Victoria Emon’s wedding

Will Taylor Swift’s high concert ticket prices stop scalpers?

Move by artist comes as B.C. looks to how to regulate scalpers and bots reselling concert tickets

36 fires sparked May long weekend, most due to lightning: BC Wildfire

As warmer weather nears, chief fire officer Kevin Skrepnek says too soon to forecast summer

Ariana Grande sends message of hope on anniversary of Manchester bombing

Prince William joins survivors and emergency workers for remembrance service

B.C. flood risk switches from snowmelt to rainfall: River Forecast Centre

Kootenays and Fraser River remain serious concerns

Pipeline more important than premiers meeting: Notley

“Canada has to work for all Canadians, that’s why we’re fighting for the pipeline”

Canadian government spending tens of millions on Facebook ads

From January 2016 to March 2018, feds spent more than $24.4 million on Facebook and Instagram ads

VIDEO: How to use naloxone to stop a fentanyl overdose

ANKORS’ Chloe Sage shows what to do when someone is overdosing

Most Read