Nathan Frutiger

The Victoria Royals scored five goals in the final frame, but were unable to erase a 5-0 deficit, in a 6-5 loss to the Tri-City Americans and now trail their best-of-seven series 3-0.

Game Summary

Gamesheet –


Royals – Igor Martynov 1g-1a, Lane Zablocki 1g-1a, Tarun Fizer 1g-0a, Andrei Grishakov 1g-0a, Dante Hannoun 1g-0a, Matthew Phillips 0g-1a, D-Jay Jerome 0g-1a, Ralph Jarratt 0g-1a.

Tri-City – Jake Bean 0g-5a, Morgan Geekie 3g-1a, Michael Rasmussen 1g-3a (Game Winner), Nolan Yaremko 1g-1a, Dylan Coghlan 1g-1a.  


Royals – Griffen Outhouse (L) – 58:42 Mins, 25 saves on 30 shots

Tri-City – Patrick Dea (W) – 60:00 Mins, 27 saves on 32 shots

Power Play: 

Royals – 1/7=14.3%

Tri-City – 2/3=66.7%


Goals Galore – The Royals’ five-goal third period set the new franchise record for most tallies in a single playoff period. The previous record was four and occurred twice, most recently back in the second period of Game 1 in Round 1 of the 2015 WHL Playoffs against the Prince George Cougars.

Playoff Firsts – Forwards D-Jay Jerome, who recorded an assist, and Andrei Grishakov, who scored a goal, each tallied their first playoff point as a Royal.

Tarun’ It Up – With a goal tonight, Victoria rookie Tarun Fizer (2) sits second in goals among 2001-born skaters remaining in the playoffs. Fizer only trails the Lethbridge Hurricanes’ Dylan Cozens who has tallied three markers.

On The Road Again – The Royals will battle the Tri-City Americans in Game 4 tomorrow night with puck drop is slated for 7:05 p.m.

Game 5 – If necessary, Victoria will return home this Friday for Game 5 versus Tri-City with puck drop scheduled 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

Round 2 Playoff Schedule – The Royals’ second round playoff schedule against the Tri-City Americans is as follows:

Game 4 – Wednesday, April 11th – Toyota Center – 7:05 p.m.

Game 5 – Friday, April 13th – Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre – 7:05 p.m. (if necessary)

Game 6 – Sunday, April 15th – Toyota Center – 5:05 p.m. (if necessary)

Game 7 – Wednesday, April 18th – Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre – 7:05 p.m. (if necessary)