ROYALS BESTED BY BLAZERS
Victoria upended by Kamloops 4-1; club returns home to face Everett on Friday.
For Immediate Release
Monday, January 1, 2018
Kamloops, BC – The Victoria Royals dropped a 4-1 decision to the Kamloops Blazers on New Year’s Day at the Sandman Centre.
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Royals – Tyler Soy 1g-0a, Dante Hannoun 0g-1a, Scott Walford 0g-1a.
Kamloops – Quinn Benjafield 1g-2a, Carson Denomie 1g-0a, Nick Chyzowski 1g-0a (Game Winner), Brodi Stuart 1g-0a, Jermaine Loewen 0g-1a, Garrett Pilon 0g-1a, Connor Zary 0g-1a.
Royals – Griffen Outhouse (L) – 59:06 Mins, 43 saves on 46 shots
Kamloops – Dylan Ferguson (W) – 60:00 Mins, 23 saves on 24 shots
Royals – 1/5=20.0%
Kamloops – 1/3=33.3%
Gone Streaking – Royals’ forward Tyler Soy stretched his point streak as he has tallied in nine consecutive contests and has registered 14 points (6g-8a) during that span. This marks the second longest streak of the season after Matthew Phillips’ stretch of 17 games where he tallied a point.
Representing Their Nations – Both teams have players taking part in the 2018 IIHF World Junior Championships in Buffalo, NY. The Royals boast Igor Martynov (Belarus), while Kamloops is represented by Ondrej Vala (Czech Republic) and Justin Sigrist (Switzerland).
Brickhouse – Including tonight’s 43-save performance, Royals’ netminder Griffen Outhouse has been solid over his last three games as he has posted a 2.02 Goals Against Average and a save percentage of 0.941%. In those three contests, Outhouse has turned aside 96 out of the 102 shots he has faced.
Birthday Boy – Victoria’s Chaz Reddekopp celebrated his 21st birthday today. The West Kelowna, BC native is the joint oldest player in the WHL with Moose Jaw Warriors’ forward Brayden Burke.
Island Foes – The Blazers have two players on their roster who hail from Vancouver Island. Sean Strange is a Victoria native, while Dylan Ferguson was born in Lantzville.
Home Sweet Home – The Royals return home for a contest with the Everett Silvertips on Friday, January 5th at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre for the team’s first home contest of 2018. Puck drop 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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