The Victoria Royals scored three goals on the powerplay and two while shorthanded to down the Prince George Cougars 5-1 and win both games this weekend.
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Royals – Ralph Jarratt 1g-1a, Dino Kambeitz 1g-1a, Kaid Oliver 1g-1a, Tyler Lees 1g (game winner), D-Jay Jerome 1g-0a, Dante Hannoun 0g-1a, Tarun Fizer 0g-1a.
Prince George – Ethan Browne 1g-0a, Reid Perepeluk 0g-1a, Matej Toman 0g-1a.
Royals – Griffen Outhouse (W) – 52:24 mins, 25 saves on 26 shots.
Dean McNabb – 7:23 mins, stopped all three shots he faced
Prince George – Taylor Gauthier (L) – 60:00 mins, 28 saves on 33 shots.
Royals – 3/8=37.5%
Prince George – 0/6=0.0%
Get Shorty: In tonight’s contest, Royals’ forwards Kaid Oliver and Tyler Lees each scored shorthanded goals in the first period. This marks the fifth time in Royals’ history that the club has scored two shorthanded goals in a game. In three of those five contests the two shorthanded markers were recorded in the same period.
Power Up: The Royals scored three times while on the powerplay in tonight’s game. This marks the 34th time in seven-plus years, that the team has scored three or more goals on the man-advantage in a game. The franchise record for most powerplay goals in a single game is five, which took place in a 6-4 win over the Vancouver Giants on February 24, 2017.
Outstanding Outhouse: Victoria netminder Griffen Outhouse was solid as he stopped 53 of the 55 shots he faced on opening weekend. Outhouse has posted a record 2-0-0-0 with a goals against average of 1.02 and a save percentage of 0.964%.
BC Division: Including this weekend’s games against the Cougars, the Royals will play 10 of their first 11 contests against teams from the BC Division. Their lone out of division game during that span is against the Swift Current Broncos on October 17th.
Up Next: Victoria continues their four-game homestand on Friday, September 28th and Saturday, September 29th against the Kamloops Blazers. Puck drop is at 7:05 p.m. for both games. 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.