The Victoria Royals were defeated by the Prince George Cougars, by a score of 3-2, on Sunday afternoon at the Langley Events Centre in their final game of the Giants’ Pre-Season Tournament.

The Royals finished their 2018-19 pre-season with a record of 4-1-0-0 with 24 goals scored and 14 against. They were led offensively by veteran forward D-Jay Jerome with 10 points (5g-5a) in five games.

For the second consecutive game the Royals dressed 10 rookies, while nine veterans were also in the line-up. The Cougars went with a slightly more experienced line-up as they dressed seven rookies and 13 veterans.

Victoria sat out 20-year-old’s Griffen Outhouse, Ralph Jarratt and Dante Hannon, along with veterans Igor Martynov, Tarun Fizer and rookies Brock Gould and Phillip Schultz.

Victoria forwards Matthew Phillips (Calgary Flames), Tanner Kaspick (St. Louis Blues) and Lane Zablocki (Detroit Red Wings), along with defenceman Scott Walford (Montreal Canadiens) have all been left off of the team’s pre-season roster as they are attending NHL training camps.

The Royals will begin their 2018-19 WHL Regular at home on Friday, September 21st vs. the Prince George Cougars. Puck drop for the contest is set for 7:05 p.m. Tickets can be purchased in person at the Select Your Tickets box office, over the phone by calling 250-220-7777, or online at www.selectyourtickets.com.

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