ROYALS CLAW PAST COUGARS IN OVERTIME
Victoria defeats Prince George 4-3 as Tanner Kaspick provides late game heroics.
For Immediate Release
Friday, March 9, 2018
Victoria, BC – The Victoria Royals’ Tanner Kaspick scored a pair of goals, that included the game winner, in a 4-3 overtime victory over the Prince George Cougars in the club’s WHL Suits Up with Don Cherry to Promote Organ Donation Night – Presented by RE/MAX.
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Royals – Dante Hannoun 1g-2a, Tanner Kaspick 2g-0a (Overtime Winner), Tyler Soy 1g-1a, Matthew Phillips 0g-2a, Chaz Reddekopp 0g-1a, Lane Zablocki 0g-1a, Igor Martynov 0g-1a.
Prince George – Aaron Boyd 0g-2a, Reid Perepeluk 1g-0a, Rhett Rhinehart 1g-0a, Josh Maser 1g-0a, Max Kryski 0g-1a, Ilijah Colina 0g-1a, Josh Curtis 0g-1a.
Royals – Dean McNabb – 47:19 Mins, 30 saves on 33 shots
Griffen Outhouse (W) – 15:20 Mins, five saves on five shots
Prince George – Tavin Grant (OTL) – 62:39 Mins, 39 saves on 43 shots
Royals – 0/3=0.0%
Prince George– 0/1=0.0%
Super Soy – Royals’ veteran Tyler Soy skated in his 320th career WHL game tonight, which tied the franchise record for most career games played. Former captain Ryan Gagnon set the original record when he played in 320 games for the Royals from 2012-2017.
Record Watch – Royals’ netminder Griffen Outhouse tied the single-season franchise record for most wins in a campaign at 34 tonight. The current mark was set by Outhouse when he recorded 34 victories during the 2016-17 season.
Mr. Clutch – Victoria forward Tanner Kaspick recorded his ninth game winning goal of the season, his sixth as a member of the Royals, and his fourth overtime winner of the campaign. Kaspick leads all WHL players with his four extra-time goals.
Going the Distance – Tonight’s overtime game was the 16th contest this season for Victoria that went beyond 60 minutes. This surpasses the single season franchise record for most games to go past regulation, which happened in both 2012-13 and 2006-07.
Streaking Skaters – A pair of skaters extended their point streaks in tonight’s victory against the Cougars. Matthew Phillips has registered nine points (1g-8a) over five consecutive games, while Tyler Soy has nine points (4g-5a) in four straight contests.
WHL First – Cougars’ forward Reid Perepeluk scored his first career WHL goal in tonight’s contest. Perepeluk was selected in the sixth round, 114th overall, in the 2015 WHL Bantam Draft.
Next Contest – The Royals and Cougars take the ice once again on Sunday afternoon in the Guides and Scouts Game, followed by a Skate with the Players Presented by BCAA and is scheduled for a 2:05 p.m. start. 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.