Victoria bests Kelowna 6-2; Kaid Oliver records four points.
For Immediate Release
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Victoria, BC – The Victoria Royals surged by the Kelowna Rockets 6-2, in their fourth game in five nights, and were led offensively by Kaid Oliver, who tied a career-high with two goals and two assists.
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Royals – Kaid Oliver 2g-2a (Game Winner), Phillip Schultz 1g-1a, Logan Doust 1g-0a, Tarun Fizer 1g-0a, Kody McDonald 1g-0a, Mitchell Prowse 0g-1a, Tanner Sidaway 0g-1a, Scott Walford 0g-1a, Igor Martynov 0g-1a.
Kelowna – Leif Mattson 1g-1a, Liam Kindree 0g-2a, Nolan Foote 1g-0a, Schael Higson 0g-1a.
Royals – Griffen Outhouse (W) – 55:54 mins, 34 saves on 36 shots.
Brock Gould – 4:06 mins, stopped all four shots he faced.
Kelowna – Roman Basran (L) – 4:31 mins, three saves on five shots.
James Porter – 55:29 mins, 32 saves on 36 shots.
Royals – 2/6 = 33.3%
Kelowna – 1/4 = 25.0%
Powerplay Precision: The Victoria Royals netted two powerplay goals in tonight’s contest against the Rockets. This was the ninth time this season that the Royals have recorded a multi-goal performance on the man advantage. In those contests, they are undefeated.
Kelowna Recap: Tonight’s game between the Royals and Rockets marked the two teams’ final matchup this regular season. With the win, Victoria moved to 3-5-0-0 against their BC Division rival.
Career Night: With his four points (2g-2a) tonight, Royals’ forward Kaid Oliver tied his career-high for points in a contest. Oliver previously accomplished this last season on December 8, 2017 when he recorded two goals and two assists in a 10-3 win over the Kootenay ICE.
Save-On Send Off: With the victory, the Royals moved to 5-1-1-1 against the Kelowna Rockets in their final matchup of a season. This was also the first time in Victoria Royals history that the two clubs have played their regular season finale at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre.
Streaking: Currently, two Victoria Royals are riding multi-game point streaks. Forward Kody McDonald is on a five-game point streak where he has collected five points (4g-1a). Royals’ defenceman Scott Walford is in the midst of a three-game point streak, in which he has collected five assists.
Coming Up: The Royals travel to Langley on Friday to face off against the Vancouver Giants for a 7:30 p.m. showdown.
Back at the Barn: Victoria will return home to battle the Vancouver Giants on Saturday at 7:05 p.m. and Sunday at 3:05 p.m. Saturday night will be the Royals’ annual Pink in the Rink event, and Sunday afternoon’s contest will have a Skate with the Players post-game. 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.