ROYALS SLIP PAST THUNDERBIRDS WITH LATE GAME HEROICS
Victoria tallies pair of late goals to edge Seattle 4-3.
For Immediate Release
Friday, November 24, 2017
Victoria, BC- The Victoria Royals received a pair of late markers, which included Jared Legien’s game winner with 18 seconds left in regulation, as the club earned a 4-3 victory over the Seattle Thunderbirds.
Royals – Igor Martynov 2g-0a, Dante Hannoun 0g-2a, Kaid Oliver 0g-2a, Matthew Phillips 1g-0a, Jared Legien 1g-0a (Game Winner), Jeremy Masella 0g-1a, Eric Florchuk 0g-1a, Jared Freadrich 0g-1a
Seattle – Donovan Neuls 0g-2a, Sami Moilanen 1g-0a, Zack Andrusiak 1g-0a, Dillon Hamaliuk 1g-0a, Noah Philp 0g-1a, Aaron Hyman 0g-1a, Turner Ottenbreit 0g-1a, Austin Strand 0g-1a
Royals – Griffen Outhouse (W) – 60:00 Min, 43 saves on 46 shots
Seattle – Matt Berlin (L) – 59:42 Min, 19 saves on 23 shots
Royals – 1/7=14.2%
Seattle – 0/5=0.0%
Moving on Up – With two markers tonight, Igor Martynov moved into second among all rookies in the WHL for most goals with nine. The product of Krasnoye, Belarus is also fifth in the WHL rookie point race with 16 (9g-6a) in 25 games.
WHL First – Victoria’s Remy Aquilon, a 2001-born blueliner, skated in his first WHL contest tonight. The product of Kelowna, BC has spent this season with the Okanagan Rockets of the British Columbia Major Midget Hockey League.
Make it Three – With his marker, Matthew Phillips now has points in three straight contests and has earned four goals and three assists during that span.
Mr. 150 – Royals’ blueliner Jared Freadrich suited up in his 150th career WHL game tonight. Freadrich has earned 65 points (15g-50a) in his WHL career while playing for the Regina Pats (2015-16), Red Deer Rebels (2016-17) and Victoria.
Familiar Face – Seattle forward Blake Bargar played his first contest at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre since he was a member of the Royals in the 2016-17 campaign. In 61 games with Victoria, Bargar registered 10 points (6g-4a).
Island Connection: Thunderbirds’ forward Tyler Carpendale, who played for the Westshore Wolves of the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League last season, took part the first WHL contest in Victoria of his career tonight.
Next Up – The Royals will face the Thunderbirds again tomorrow night at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre with puck drop 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. Following tomorrow nights contest, Victoria will embark on a four-game road trip where they face teams out of the Central Division and East Division.