ROYALS FALL SHORT TO GIANTS IN OVERTIME
Victoria edged by Vancouver 2-1; club begins four-game homestand on Tuesday.
For Immediate Release
Saturday, December 8, 2018
Vancouver, BC – Victoria Royals’ goaltender Griffen Outhouse made 36 saves, and was named the game’s first star, as the team earned a point in a 2-1 overtime loss to the Vancouver Giants on Saturday night at the Pacific Coliseum.
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Royals – Tarun Fizer 1g-0a, Tanner Sidaway 0g-1a, Tyler Lees 0g-1.
Vancouver – Jared Dmytriw 1g-1a (Game Winner), Bowen Byram 1g-0a, Davis Koch 0g-1a, Kaleb Bulych (0g-1a).
Royals – Griffen Outhouse (OTL) – 63:02 mins, 36 saves on 38 shots.
Vancouver – David Tendeck (W) – 62:34 mins, 25 saves on 26 shots.
Royals – 0/1 = 0.0%
Vancouver – 0/2 = 0.0%
Career Game 150: In tonight’s contest, Royals’ forward Kaid Oliver played in his 150th career WHL regular season game. Oliver was drafted 57th overall in the 2015 WHL Bantam Draft and was signed in January 2016. Oliver has posted 54 points (22g-32a) in his career.
Overtime: Tonight, against the Giants, the Royals competed in their third overtime game of the season, and second against Vancouver. Victoria are 2-1 in games where extra time is needed so far this season, as they beat Prince George in a shootout on their home opener, and defeated the Giants in overtime on October 13th.
Long Road Home: Since the 2013-14 campaign, the Royals have posted a record of 7-3-1-0 in the last game of a road trip lasting five or more games. In those contests, the Royals have outscored their opponents 33-15.
Home Sweet Home: The Royals return home on Tuesday, December 11th and Wednesday, December 12th against the Portland Winterhawks for a two-game set. 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.