Victoria Royals’ forward D-Jay Jerome tallied a hat-trick and added a pair of assists as the club exploded for seven goals to defeat the Everett Silvertips 7-1 on Saturday afternoon.
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Royals – D-Jay Jerome 3g-2a, Dante Hannoun 2g-0a (Game Winner), Kaid Oliver 1g-1a, Phillip Schultz 1g-0a, Kaden Reinders 0g-1a, Remy Aquilon 0g-1a, Matthew Smith 0g-1a, Tyus Gent 0g-1a, Ty Yoder 0g-1a, Tanner Sidaway 0g-1a, Tyler Lees 0g-1a, Brandon Cutler 0g-1a.
Everett – Reece Vitelli 1g-0a, Dawson Butt 0g-1a, Gage Goncalves 0g-1a.
Royals – Griffen Outhouse (W) – 40:00 mins, stopped all 22 shots he faced
Connor Martin – 20:00 mins, seven saves on eight shots.
Everett – Blake Lyda (L) – 22:28 mins, eight saves on 11 shots.
Dustin Wolf – 37:12 mins, 14 saves on 17 shots.
Royals – 0/6=0.0%
Everett – 0/4=0.0%
Line-ups: The Royals once again went with a mixture of youth and experience in their line-up as they dressed 10 rookies and 10 veterans. Meanwhile the Silvertips went with six rookies and 12 veterans.
Scoring Leader: With five points in tonight’s game forward D-jay Jerome now leads the WHL in pre-season scoring with nine points (5g-4a) in four games.
Perfect Debut: Royals’ 20-year-old goaltender Griffen Outhouse played in his first pre-season game of the year and turned aside all 22 shots he faced in 40 minutes of action.
Scratches: Victoria sat out veterans Igor Martynov, Dino Kambeitz, Dean McNabb, Tarun Fizer and rookies Brock Gould and Nolan Bentham.
NHL Camps: Victoria forwards Matthew Phillips (Calgary Flames), Tanner Kaspick (St. Louis Blues) and Lane Zablocki (Detroit Red Wings), along with defenceman Scott Walford (Montreal Canadiens) have all been left off of the team’s pre-season roster as they are attending NHL training camps.
2018 Pre-Season Schedule:
Sunday, September 9th vs. Prince George Cougars – 12:00 pm – Langley Events Centre – Langley, BC
Home Opener: The Royals will begin their 2018-19 WHL Regular at home on Friday, September 21st vs. the Prince George Cougars. Puck drop for the contest is set for 7:05 p.m. 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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