Victoria upends Spokane 7-3 as Griffen Outhouse set franchise mark for career wins.
For Immediate Release
Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Victoria, BC – The Victoria Royals’ offence exploded for four goals in the third period, and netminder Griffen Outhouse earned his franchise-record 85th career win, in a 7-3 victory against the Spokane Chiefs on Tuesday night.
Gamesheet – http://whl.ca/gamecentre/1015346/boxscore
Royals – Tanner Kaspick 1g-2a, Matthew Phillips 1g-1a, Noah Gregor 1g-1a, Jeff de Wit 1g-1a, Dante Hannoun 1g-1a, Tyler Soy 0g-2a, Scott Walford 1g-0a (Game Winner), Braydon Buziak 1g-0a, Chaz Reddekopp 0g-1a, Igor Martynov 0g-1a, Kade Jensen 0g-1a, Andrei Grishakov 0g-1a.
Spokane – Kailer Yamamoto 1g-1a, Jaret Anderson-Dolan 1g-1a, Hudson Elyniuk 1g-0a, Ethan McIndoe 0g-1a, Jake Toporowski 0g-1a.
Royals – Griffen Outhouse (W) – 60:00, 28 saves on 31 shots
Spokane – Dawson Weatherill (L) – 59:57 Mins, 16 saves on 22 shots
Royals – 2/5=40.0%
Spokane – 0/4=0.0%
The Winning Way – With his 33rd win of the season, Royals’ netminder Griffen Outhouse set the new franchise record for most career wins at 85. The previous mark was set by alumnus Coleman Vollrath who totaled 84 wins in his four-season career (2012-16). Outhouse (33) is now also one victory away from tying the franchise mark for most wins in a single season at 34, which he set himself last season.
Red Hot Royals – Victoria had a trio of players extend their point streaks tonight. Blueliner Chaz Reddekopp has points in seven straight games and has earned two goals and five assists during that span. Captain Matthew Phillips has six points (1g-5a) in his previous three outings, while Noah Gregor has three goals to go with an assist in the same span.
Powerplay Picassos – Victoria’s powerplay scored in their third straight game tonight and the club has gone 6/12=50.0% during that span. Over the club’s last 12 games, the Royals have managed to record a powerplay mark of 16/51= 31.4%
Just “de Wit” – Royals’ forward Jeff de Wit, who recorded a goal and an assist tonight, returned to Victoria’s line-up after an 11-game absence. Since being acquired by the Royals in December of this season, de Wit has tallied 13 points (7g-6a) in 17 contests.
Big League Connection – The San Jose Sharks and Los Angeles Kings both had a pair of prospects face each other tonight. San Jose was represented by Victoria’s Noah Gregor and Spokane’s Jake McGrew, while Los Angeles had the Royals’ Chaz Reddekopp and the Chiefs’ Jaret Anderson-Dolan play in the contest.
Coming Up – The Royals are back in action tomorrow for a rematch against the Spokane Chiefs with puck drop slated 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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