The Victoria Royals came to Sooke to practice.

Royals practice and play on Sooke Ice

The Victoria Royals came to Sooke and played some hockey with the locals

The Victoria Royals hit the ice at the Seaparc Leisure Complex arena for a practice and meet-and-greet with the Sooke Thunderbirds from 5-7 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 20. The event was the first of its kind, according to Jeff Harris, Victoria Royals media director. Harris said the visit will be one of many across Vancouver Island, as the Royals intend on making more trips to other communities. (Clockwise from top right) Pee wee Sooke Thunderbird Shawn chats with Royals goalie Keith Hamilton. The Royals and Thunderbirds share a smile for an onslaught of photographs. Kade Pilton, Royals defenceman, laughs after a friendly tumble with a Thunderbird. Royals centre Steve Hodges has a friendly face-off with a young Thunderbird.