The Victoria Royals were tripped up by the Swift Current Broncos 3-2 in extra time while Tyler Soy set the all-time franchise scoring record.
Royals – Jared Freadrich 1g-0a, Tyler Soy 1g-0a, Chaz Reddekopp 0g-1a, Igor Martynov 0g-1a, Dante Hannoun 0g-1a, Jared Legien 0g-1a.
Swift Current – Ethan Regnier 1g-0a, Kole Gable 1g-0a, Glenn Gawdin 1g-0a (Game Winner), MacKenzie Wight 0g-1a, Matthew Stanley 0g-1a, Sahvan Khaira 0g-1a, Kaden Elder 0g-1a, Aleksi Heponiemi 0g-1a, Colby Sissons 0g-1a.
Royals – Griffen Outhouse (OTL) – 62:51 Mins, 36 saves on 39 shots
Swift Current – Logan Flodell (W) – 62:51 Mins, 35 saves on 37 shots
Royals – 2/6=33.3%
Swift Current – 2/7=28.6%
Record Setter: Scoring a powerplay goal in the third period, Royals’ forward Tyler Soy set the franchise record for most career points in his 281st WHL game. With his 265th (125g-140a) career point, he passes former Royal and Chilliwack Bruin Brandon Magee, who scored 264 points (113g-151a) in 318 games.
WHL Debut: Tyus Gent played in his first career WHL game for the Royals tonight. Gent has been playing with the Delta Hockey Academy Prep this season where he has totalled 34 points (16g-18a) in 20 games.
Lethal Scorers: Tonight featured four of the top five scorers in the WHL in the Broncos’ Aleksi Heponiemi (17g-44a), Tyler Steenbergen (32g-24a), Glenn Gawdin (20g-28a), and the Royals’ Matthew Phillips (21g-26a).
Career First: Broncos’ rookie Ethan Regnier recorded his first WHL goal in tonight’s contest. The Prince Albert, SK native was selected by Swift Current in the 11th round, 230th overall in the 2015 WHL Bantam Draft.
This Weekend: Victoria continues their road swing as they take on the Medicine Hat Tigers on Friday night with puck drop set for 6:30 p.m. Pacific Time.
Coming Home: The Royals return to the Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre on December 8th as they take on the Kootenay ICE on Teddy Bear Toss Night. This event is one of the most popular games of the season and fans are encouraged to secure their seats in advance. 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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