The Victoria Royals were defeated by the Vancouver Giants, by a score of 3-2 on Sunday afternoon, for their first loss of the season.
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Royals – D-Jay Jerome 1g-0a, Mitchell Prowse 1g-0a, Igor Martynov 0g-1a, Scott Walford 0g-1a.
Vancouver – Milos Roman 2g-0a, Brayden Watts 1g-1a (Game Winner), Justin Sourdif 0g-2a, Davis Koch 0g-1a, James Malm 0g-1a, Alex Kannok Leipert 0g-1a.
Royals – Griffen Outhouse (L) – 59:20 mins, 37 saves on 40 shots.
Vancouver – David Tendeck (W) – 60:00 mins, 18 saves on 20 shots.
Royals – 0/3=0.0%
Vancouver – 1/5=20.0%
Stingy Defence: So far this season, the Royals have surrendered the fewest goals in the WHL. In eight games, Victoria has allowed 16 goals against.
Solid Start: With the loss, the Royals’ win streak ends at seven games. Last night the team had tied last year’s franchise record for best start to a season with their seventh consecutive win.
Personal Best: Royals’ forward Kaid Oliver has recorded nine points (6g-3a) in eight games this season. His six goals have matched his career high which he achieved last season when he tallied 25 points (6g-19a) in 64 games.
Sustained Success: After recording a point in this weekend’s two games against Vancouver, Royals’ forward Dante Hannoun has now registered 37 points (13g-24a) in 38 career regular season games versus the Giants.
Outstanding Outhouse: Royals’ goaltender Griffen Outhouse currently sits at 94 career regular season wins. Outhouse is now six wins away from becoming the first goaltender in Victoria/Chilliwack franchise history to record 100 career regular season victories.
Coming Up: The Royals continue their six-game homestand Wednesday evening against the defending WHL Champion Swift Current Broncos. Puck drop is scheduled for a 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.
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