Adam McKinnon

The Victoria Royals lost 8-3 to the Spokane Chiefs on Friday night.

Game Summary:

Gamesheet – bit.ly/2GhEfcK.

Scoring:

Royals – Mitchell Prowse, Kaid Oliver 1g-0a, Kody McDonald 1g-0a, Carson Miller 0g-1a, Phillip Schultz 0g-1a, Scott Walford 0g-1a.

Spokane – Ethan McIndoe 2g-2a (Game Winner), Nolan Reid 1g-3a, Jake McGrew 1g-1a, Luke Toporowski 1g-1a, Adam Beckman 0g-2a, Connor Gabruch 1g-0a, Jaret Anderson-Dolan 1g-0a, Luc Smith 1g-0a, Eli Zummack 0g-1a, Riley Woods 0g-1a, Filip Kral 0g-1a, Michael King 0g-1a.

Goaltending:

Royals – Griffen Outhouse (L) – 59:37 mins, 41 saves on 48 shots.

Brock Gould – 00:23 mins, zero saves on one shot.

Spokane – Bailey Brkin (W) – 60:00 mins, 28 saves on 31 shots.

Powerplay:

Royals – 1/4 = 25.0%.

Spokane – 4/8 = 50.0%.

Notes:

Goals, Goals, Goals: Tonight, marked the second time since the beginning of last season that the Royals and Chiefs have combined for six goals in the first period. The last time this happened was on October 13th, 2017 in Spokane, which saw the Chiefs come out victorious 8-6.

STREAKING: Currently, three Victoria Royals are riding three-game point streaks. Royals’ defenceman Scott Walford has now recorded six points (1g-5a) in his last three games. Meanwhile, over the same timeframe, forwards Kody McDonald and Kaid Oliver have tallied four points (2g-2a) and three points (3g), respectively.

Former Teammates: In tonight’s game, three sets of players played together prior to their time in the WHL. Matthew Smith (Royals) and Connor Gabruch (Chiefs) played for the Saskatoon Blazers (Saskatoon Midget Hockey League) during the 2016-16 season. In 2015-17, Jameson Murray (Royals) and Eli Zummack (Chiefs) played for the Okanagan Rockets (British Columbia Major Midget League), while in 2017-18, Remy Aquilon (Royals) and Jack Finley (Chiefs) also played for Okanagan.

Up Next: The Royals continue their five-game road trip tomorrow when they face the Tri-City Americans. They will then travel to Kamloops on February 13th to battle the Blazers before they head to Prince George to take on the Cougars on February 15th and 16th.

Coming Home: The Royals return home on Monday, February 18th, and Tuesday, February 19th to battle the Kelowna Rockets in a back-to-back set before they return to the road. 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.