The Victoria Royals were tripped up by the Everett Silvertips 3-2 on Friday night at the Angel of the Winds Arena.
With the Kelowna Rockets’ 5-2 win over the Vancouver Giants tonight, Victoria clinched home-ice advantage in their first-round playoff series versus Vancouver.
Gamesheet – http://whl.ca/gamecentre/1015398/boxscore
Royals – Dante Hannoun 1g-0a, Noah Gregor 1g-0a, Tyler Soy 0g-1a, Jared Freadrich 0g-1a, Chaz Reddekopp 0g-1a, Tanner Kaspick 0g-1a.
Everett – Ondrej Vala 0g-2a, Wyatte Wylie 1g-0a, Garrett Pilon 1g-0a, Luke Ormsby (Game Winner), Connor Dewar 0g-1a, Patrick Bajkov 0g-1a, Matt Fonteyne 0g-1a, Spencer Gerth 0g-1a.
Royals – Griffen Outhouse (L) – 59:33 Mins, 41 saves on 44 shots
Everett – Carter Hart (W) – 60:00 Mins, 20 saves on 22 shots
Royals – 0/4=0.0%
Everett – 1/3=33.3%
Make it 100 – Royals’ forward Tanner Kaspick recorded his 100th career WHL assist in the third period. The St. Louis Blues’ signed prospect has collected 158 career points (58g-100a) in 215 WHL games split between the Brandon Wheat Kings and Victoria.
Familiar Face – Victoria battled a former Royal tonight as Spencer Gerth played for Everett and earned an assist. The product of Langley, BC played in 90 career games for Victoria from 2016-2018 and registered seven points (3g-4a). The Royals traded Gerth to the Silvertips at the 2018 WHL Trade Deadline in exchange for a seventh-round pick in the 2019 WHL Bantam Draft.
On Fire – A pair of skaters extended their point streaks tonight. Veteran Tyler Soy now has points in six straight games and has registered 12 points (4g-8a) during that span. Tanner Kaspick has recorded four points (2g-2a) in his previous three contests.
Regular Season Finale – The Royals conclude their regular season tomorrow night with another contest against the Silvertips, this time at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre for Fan Appreciation Night presented by Japanese Village. Puck drop is set for 7:05 p.m. For ticket availability please call the Select Your Ticket Box Office at 250-220-7777 or visit www.selectyourtickets.com.
Round 1 Playoff Schedule – The Royals’ first-round playoff schedule against the Vancouver Giants is as follows:
Game 1 – Friday, March 23rd – Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre – 7:05 p.m.
Game 2 – Saturday, March 24th – Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre – 7:05 p.m.
Game 3 – Tuesday, March 27th – Langley Events Centre – 7:00 p.m.
Game 4 – Wednesday, March 28th – Langley Events Centre – 7:00 p.m.
Game 5 – Saturday, March 31st – Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre – 7:05 p.m. (if necessary)
Game 6 – Monday, April 2nd – Langley Events Centre – 2:00 p.m. (if necessary)
Game 7 – Tuesday, April 3rd – Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre – 7:05 p.m. (if necessary)
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