Victoria Royals’ forward D-Jay Jerome tallied a hat-trick and added a pair of assists as the club exploded for seven goals to defeat the Everett Silvertips 7-1 on Saturday afternoon.
The Royals once again went with a mixture of youth and experience in their line-up as they dressed 10 rookies and 10 veterans. Meanwhile the Silvertips went with six rookies and 12 veterans.
Scoring Leader: With five points in tonight’s game forward D-jay Jerome now leads the WHL in pre-season scoring with nine points (5g-4a) in four games.
Perfect Debut: Royals’ 20-year-old goaltender Griffen Outhouse played in his first pre-season game of the year and turned aside all 22 shots he faced in 40 minutes of action.
Scratches: Victoria sat out veterans Igor Martynov, Dino Kambeitz, Dean McNabb, Tarun Fizer and rookies Brock Gould and Nolan Bentham.
2018 Pre-Season Schedule:
Sunday, September 9th vs. Prince George Cougars – 12:00 pm – Langley Events Centre – Langley, BC
Home Opener: 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.