Adam McKinnon

The Victoria Royals scored the game’s opening two goals, 23 seconds apart in the first period, and received a two-point performance from D-Jay Jerome (1g-1a) to down the Kamloops Blazers 4-2 on Saturday night.

Game Summary:

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Royals – Tyus Gent 1g-0a (Game Winner), D-Jay Jerome 1g-1a, Phillip Schultz 1g-0a, Noah Lamb 1g-0a, Remy Aquilon 0g-1a, Cage Newans 0g-1a, Igor Martynov 0g-1a, Alex Bolshakov 0g-1a, Parker Malchuk 0g-1a, Tyler Lees 0g-1a.

Kamloops – Josh Pillar 1g-1a, Nolan Kneen 1g-0a, Kyrell Sopotyk 0g-1a.


Royals – Joel Grzybowski (W) – 31:32 mins, 15 saves on 17 shots

Keegan Maddocks – 28:28 mins, saved all 19 shots he faced

Kamloops – Max Palaga (L) – 31:32 mins, 15 saves on 18 shots

Dylan Garand – 27:47 mins, saved all 11 shots he faced

Power Play:

Royals – 0/4=0.0%

Kamloops – 1/3=33.3%


Youth Will Be Served: Both teams took the opportunity to give their younger players some game time as they each dressed 14 rookies.

Leading the Way: After their first two pre-season games, the Royals are led offensively by rookie import centre Phillip Schultz (3g-1a) and veteran forward D-Jay Jerome (2g-2a) with four points each.

Scratches: Victoria sat out 20-year-olds Dante Hannoun, Ralph Jarratt, and Griffen Outhouse along with veterans Mitchell Prowse, Dino Kambeitz, Dean McNabb, Tarun Fizer and rookies Brock Gould.

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.

Next Up: The Royals will wrap up their pre-season next weekend with three games in three days at the Vancouver Giants’ Pre-Season Tournament in Langley, BC.

2018 Pre-Season Schedule:

Friday, September 7th at Vancouver Giants – 7:00 p.m. – Langley Events Centre – Langley, BC

Saturday, September 8th vs. Everett Silvertips – 3:00 p.m. – Langley Events Centre – Langley, BC

Sunday, September 9th  vs. Prince George Cougars – 12:00 pm – Langley Events Centre – Langley, BC

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