Team Blue’s Taurn Fizer scored the shootout winner as they defeated Team White 4-3, in the Royals’ annual Intra-Squad game.
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Team Blue – Tarun Fizer with shootout winner, Riley Zimmerman 1g-0a, Blake Bentham 1g-0a, D-Jay Jerome 1g-0a, Remy Aquilon 0g-1a, Graeme Hampton 0g-1a.
Team White – Phillip Schultz 0g-2a, Logan Valkama 1g-0a, Kaid Oliver 1g-0a, Tyus Gent 1g-0a.
Team Blue – Brock Gould (W) – 29:12 mins, 16 saves on 19 shots
Dean McNabb – 30:48 mins, saved all 14 shots he faced
Team White – Connor Martin (SOL) – 19:58 mins, six saves on eight shots
Keegan Maddocks – 20:00 mins, six saves on seven shots
Joel Grzybowski – 20:00 mins, saved all 10 shots he faced
It All Starts Here: Tonight’s game marked the club’s eighth annual Intra-Squad contest. The yearly event marked the end of training camp and saw the remaining players compete against each other. In the eight games, this is only the second time that Team Blue has defeated Team White.
Around the World: Out of the 36 players who competed in the Intra-Squad game, BC produced the most skaters in the contest with 13, while Alberta had the second-most at nine. Manitoba and Saskatchewan were both represented by four players. There were five American skaters, two from Colorado and Washington and one from Minnesota. Victoria’s newly-added import Phillip Schultz was the only import in the game and he hails from Rodovre, Denmark.
Dotted Line: The Intra-Squad game featured five newly signed players. Victoria locked up forwards Phillip Schultz, Matthew Hodson and Trentyn Crane along with defenceman Carson Golder and goaltender Keegan Maddocks. Hodson (Round 3), Crane (Round 5) and Maddocks (Round 8), were all selected in the 2018 WHL Bantam Draft this spring. Schultz was picked 38th overall in the 2018 CHL Import Draft, while Golder was listed by the club this summer.
2018 Pre-Season Schedule:
Friday, August 31st at Kelowna Rockets – 7:05 p.m. – Prospera Place – Kelowna, BC
Saturday, September 1st at Kamloops Blazers – 7:00 p.m. – Sandman Centre – Kamloops, BC
Friday, September 7th at Vancouver Giants – 7:00 p.m. – Langley Events Centre – Langley, BC
Saturday, September 8th vs. Everett Silvertips – 3:00 p.m. – Langley Events Centre – Langley, BC
Sunday, September 9th vs. Prince George Cougars – 12:00 pm – Langley Events Centre – Langley, BC