The Victoria Royals defeated the Kootenay ICE 4-3, courtesy of D-Jay Jerome’s overtime winner, on Monday afternoon as they set a record for most shots in a game with 52.
Royals – Dante Hannoun 1g-1a, Kaid Oliver 1g-1a, D-Jay Jerome 1g-1a (Game Winner), Dino Kambeitz 1g-0a, Igor Martynov 0g-1a, Brandon Cutler 0g-1a.
Kootenay – Peyton Krebs 0g-2a, Jaeger White 0g-2a, Davis Murray 1g-0a, Brad Ginnell 1g-0a, Dallas Hines 1g-0a, Cole Muir 0g-1a.
Royals – Brock Gould (W) – 63:37 mins, 26 saves on 29 shots.
Kootenay – Jesse Makaj (L) – 63:37 mins, 48 saves on 52 shots
Royals – 1/4 = 25.0%.
Kootenay – 0/1 = 0.0%.
Shots, Shots, Shots: This afternoon, Victoria fired a team record 52 shots on net. Previously, the most shots that any Royals’ team had amassed was 50, which was done on January 14, 2012 in Brandon against the Wheat Kings. The franchise record for most shots for in one game is 68, which the Chilliwack Bruins accomplished on November 24, 2007 in Portland versus the Winterhawks.
Ice Ice Baby: With this afternoon’s victory, the Victoria Royals move to 6-0-0-0 against the Kootenay ICE since the 2013-14 season. In those contests, the Royals have outscored the ICE by a margin of 30-8.
Chasing Fourth: By tallying two points in this afternoon’s contest against the ICE, Royals’ forward Dante Hannoun moves one back of Jack Walker, who collected 248 points (101g-147a), for fourth all-time in franchise scoring. In his career, Hannoun has registered 247 points (96g-151a).
Kootenay Connection: Royals’ forward Tanner Sidaway spent parts of three seasons with the Kootenay ICE from 2015-18. In 72 games played for the ICE, Sidaway recorded 10 points (3g-7a).
Farewell 2018: After their win against the ICE, the Victoria Royals enter 2019 with a record of 18-14-1-0, good for second in the BC division.
Coming Up: Tomorrow afternoon, the Royals will continue their road trip with a contest against the Calgary Hitmen. Puck drop is at 12:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time.
Back at the Barn: The Royals will return home from their longest road trip of the season to face the Kamloops Blazers on Wednesday, January 9th. 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.