Adam McKinnon

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.

Game Summary:

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Royals – Brandon Cutler 0g-2a, Alex Bolshakov 1g-0, Ty Yoder 1g-0a, D-Jay Jerome 0g-1a, Remy Aquilon 0g-1a.

Prince George – Ryan Schoettler 1g-1a (Game Winner), Josh Maser 1g-0a, Kjell Kjemhus 1g-0a, Tyson Phare 0g-1a, Ethan Browne 0g-1a, Connor Bowie 0g-1a, Liam Ryan 0g-1a, Cameron MacPhee 0g-1a.


Royals – Dean McNabb (L) – 40:00 mins, 13 saves on 16 shots.

Connor Martin – 18:47 mins, stopped all 13 shots he faced.

Prince George – Isaiah DiLaura (W) – 60:00 mins, 26 saves on 28 shots.

Power Play:

Royals – 1/8=12.5%

Prince George – 0/2=0.0%


Pre-Season Recap: 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. 

Line-ups: 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.

Sitting Out: 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.

NHL Camps: 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.

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

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