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ROYALS CLIPPED BY AMERICANS IN SHOOTOUT

Victoria earns a point in 2-1 loss to Tri-City; hosts Seattle on Tuesday & Wednesday.

For Immediate Release

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Victoria, BC ­– The Victoria Royals fell 2-1 in a shootout to the Tri-City Americans, on Saturday night at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre, and earned three out of a possible four points this weekend.

Game Summary:

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Scoring:

Royals – Phillip Schultz 1g-0a, Sean Gulka 0g-1a, Jameson Murray 0g-1a.

Tri-City – Parker AuCoin 1g-0a, Kyle Olson 0g-1a (Shootout Winner), Aaron Hyman 0g-1a.

Goaltending:

Royals – Griffen Outhouse (SOL) – 65:00 mins, 23 saves on 24 shots. Stopped one of three shootout attempts

Tri-City – Beck Warm (W) – 65:00 mins, 33 saves on 34 shots. Stopped two of three shootout attempts

Powerplay:

Royals – 0/5 = 00.0%

Tri-City – 1/5 = 20.0%

Notes:

Extra Time: Tonight was the Royals’ seventh extra time game this season. They are now 2-1 in overtime and 2-2 in shootouts.

Tie Game: With tonight’s loss, the Royals’ record when tied after one period fell to 7-7-1-2, and 8-1-1-2 after 40 minutes.

February Throwback: Since the team relocated to the island from Chilliwack in 2011, the Royals have posted a record of 4-1-0-1 against the Americans in the month of February.

Former Teammates: Tri-City forward Connor Bouchard and Royals’ defenseman Mitchell Prowse were teammates on the 2014-15 Okanagan Hockey Bantam Prep team. Both skaters played in 18 games, where Bouchard recorded eight points (5g-3a) and Prowse tallied seven assists.

Down the Road: Following tonight’s contest, the two teams will match up twice more this season on Saturday, February 9th and Wednesday, March 6th in Kennewick, WA.

Up Next: Victoria continues their four-game homestand with a two-game weekday series against the Seattle Thunderbirds on Tuesday, February 5th and Wednesday, February 6th. Puck drop for both games is at 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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