The Victoria Royals were defeated 4-1 by the Vancouver Giants on Saturday night at the Langley Events Centre. The Royals had won all of the first four games so far this season. The Royals had a physical match the night before in Victoria against the Edmonton Oil Kings. They managed a comeback win, where they scored three consecutive goals to pull out a 3-2 victory.
Saturday, it was just Igor Martynov scoring, with Jared Legien assisting.
Vancouver’s Ty Ronning scored twice and added an assist.
Royals – Griffen Outhouse (L) – 57:41 Min, 23 saves on 26 shots
Vancouver – David Tendeck (W) – 60:00 Min, 37 saves on 38 shots
Royals – 0/4=0.0%
Vancouver – 1/5=20.0%
Lone Marker – The Royals’ only goal tonight marked the first time in 36 regular season games that Victoria was held to one goal or less. The last time the Royals tallied one marker or less in a contest was back on February 15, 2017 versus the Medicine Hat Tigers.
Marty Party – Royals’ import forward Igor Martynov recorded his second goal in as many career WHL games against the Giants in Langley, BC. Martynov has recorded points (3g-1a) in four out of the five games against the Giants this season.
Royal Redds – Victoria blueliner Chaz Reddekopp suited up in his 250th career WHL game tonight. Reddekopp became the 11th player to partake in 250 WHL contests, all with Victoria.
Hometown Kids – Tonight, four Victoria skaters returned home as Spencer Gerth (Langley), Dante Hannoun (Delta), Scott Walford (Coquitlam), and Kaid Oliver (White Rock) all originate from the Greater Vancouver Area.
Next Up – The Royals return home to face the Red Deer Rebels on Tuesday, November 14th at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre with puck drop 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 atwww.selectyourtickets.com.