Adam McKinnon

The Victoria Royals fell 3-2 to the Vancouver Giants on Sunday evening at the Langley Events Centre as the club completed a stretch of four games in five nights.

Game Summary:

Gamesheet –


Royals – Jameson Murray 1g-0a, Scott Walford 1g-0a, Matthew Smith 0g-1a, D-Jay Jerome 0g-1a, Kaid Oliver 0g-1a, Kody McDonald 0g-1a.

Vancouver – Davis Koch 1g-2a (Game Winner), Tristen Nielsen 1g-2a, Bowen Byram 1g-0a, Jadon Joseph 0g-1a.


Royals – Brock Gould (L) – 58:45 mins, 24 saves on 27 shots.

Vancouver – David Tendeck (W) – 60:00 mins, 19 saves on 21 shots.


Royals – 1/5 = 20.0%.

Vancouver – 0/3 = 0.0%.


One Goal Games: Since January 19th of last season, including playoffs, 11 of Victoria’s last 17 games against Vancouver have been decided by one goal. In those 11 contests, the Royals have earned a 7-3-1-0 record.

Pesky Penalty Kill: For the second consecutive game the Royals’ did not allow a powerplay goal against. Since January 1, the team has gone 20/21=95.2% on the penalty kill.

Sundays vs. Vancouver: Since the beginning of the 2015-16 season, the Royals have faced off against the Giants on a Sunday eight times. In those games the team holds a record 5-3-0-0.

Bantam Teammates: Tonight’s game featured five players who were teammates prior to their time in the WHL. In 2014-15, Royals’ defencemen Scott Walford and Mitchell Prowse played with Giants’ defender Seth Bafaro on the Okanagan Hockey Academy White Prep Team of the CSSHL. Meanwhile, Victoria forward Carson Miller and Vancouver defenceman Kaleb Bulych were teammates on the Yorkton Terriers Bantam AA Team for two seasons in the SBAAHL (2013-15).

Back to the Barn: The Victoria Royals return home on Friday, January 18th to battle the Moose Jaw Warriors at 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