Adam McKinnon

The Victoria Royals were doubled up 6-3 by the Calgary Hitmen on Tuesday afternoon in Calgary, following a stretch of four games in five days.

Game Summary:  

Gamesheet –


Royals – Kaid Oliver 1g-0a, Brandon Cutler 1g-0a, Dante Hannoun 1g-0a, Tarun Fizer 0g-1a, Igor Martynov 0g-1a.

Calgary – Carson Focht 2g-0a (Game Winner), James Malm 1g-1a, Luke Coleman 1g-1a, Vladislav Yeryomenko 0g-2a, Jake Kryski 0g-2a, Riley Stotts 0g-2a, Mark Kastelic 1g-0a, Egor Zamula 0g-1a.


Royals – Griffen Outhouse (L) – 30:17 mins, eight saves on 13 shots.

Brock Gould – 28:18 mins, saved all 19 shots he faced.

Calgary – Jack McNaughton (W) – 60:00 mins, 23 saves on 26 shots.


Royals – 0/3 = 0.0%.

Calgary – 3/5 = 60.0%.


Fourth Man: With his goal in this afternoon’s contest against the Hitmen, Royals’ forward Dante Hannoun has tied Jack Walker for fourth all-time in franchise scoring. In his career, Hannoun has registered 248 points (97g-151a).

Penalty Shot: In tonight’s game, Royals’ forward Tarun Fizer was stopped on a penalty shot by Calgary goaltender Jack McNaughton. Previously, there had only been two penalty shots in Royals’ games this season, both of which were stopped.

A World Away: Royals’ forward Igor Martynov and Hitmen defenceman Vladislav Yeryomenko were teammates on Team Belarus, who finished second at the recent Division 1A World Junior Championships held in Fussen, Germany.

Road Trip: Following tonight’s contest, the club only has two games remaining in their season long six-game road trip. Over the course of the trip, the Royals will travel over 3,900 km with stops in Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, Cranbrook, Calgary, Edmonton and Red Deer before they return home.

Coming Up: This Friday night the Royals will continue their road trip with a contest against the Edmonton Oil Kings from Rogers Palce. Puck drop is at 6:00 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