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ROYALS ROAR PAST BLAZERS TO ADVANCE TO SECOND ROUND OF PLAYOFFS.

Victoria knocks off Kamloops 4-1 in Game 6 to win series.

For Immediate Release

Monday, April 1, 2019

Kamloops, BC– The Victoria Royals scored three goals in the second period en route to a 4-1 victory over the Kamloops Blazers to take the first round series 4-2. The Royals will meet the Vancouver Giants in Round 2.

Game Summary:

Gamesheet ­– bit.ly/2Unh4Ew.

Scoring:

Royals – Brandon Cutler 2g-0a (Game Winner), Phillip Schultz 0g-2a, Ralph Jarratt 1g-0a, Carson Miller 1g-0a, Mitchell Prowse 0g-1a, Scott Walford 0g-1a, Dino Kambeitz 0g-1a, Jake Kustra 0g-1a.

Kamloops – Orrin Centazzo 1g-0a, Kobe Mohr 0g-1a.

Goaltending:

Royals – Griffen Outhouse (W) – 60:00 mins, 34 saves on 35 shots.

Kamloops – Dylan Garand (L) – 40:00 mins, nine saves on 13 shots.

Dyland Ferguson – 18:06 mins, stopped all 10 shots he faced.

Powerplay:

Royals – 2/7 = 28.6%.

Kamloops – 0/2 = 0.0%.

Notes:

Series Recap: The Royals outscored Kamloops by a score of 23-16 over the course of the six-game series. Victoria posted a 23.1%=6/26 powerplay, compared to the Blazers’ 23.5%=4/17. Royals’ forward Phillip Schultz led the series in points with nine (2g-7a) in six games. Meanwhile, Jermaine Loewen led the Blazers in scoring with three goals and three assists in six games.

Seizing the day: Tonight’s contest marked the second time in team history that the Royals have played in a Game 6 with a 3-2 series lead. The club has now won both contests and have outscored their opponents 10-3.

Record Setter: With tonight’s matchup, Royals’ defenceman Ralph Jarratt moved into first place for the most playoff games played by a defenceman in franchise history with 43. The leader for all-time Victoria playoff games is Tyler Soy who played in 45 postseason contests.

Multi-Goal Games: This series, the Royals have had a player score multiple goals in five games. Dino Kambeitz scored a pair in Games 1 and 4; Kody McDonald scored twice in Game 2; Phillip Schultz netted a pair in Game 5; and Brandon Cutler tallied two goals in tonight’s Game 6.

The Early Bird: This series, the team that scored the opening goal of each contest won every game.

Royal Return: Royals’ defenceman Matthew Smith made his return to the lineup tonight. Smith has been out of the lineup since Game 3.

Up Next: Victoria will begin their second round against the Vancouver Giants in Langley for Game 1 on Friday and Game 2 on Saturday.

Back at the Barn: The Royals will come home for Game 3 against the Vancouver Giants on Tuesday, April 9, and Game 4 on Thursday, April 11. 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.

Round 2 Playoff Schedule: The Royals’ second round playoff schedule against the Vancouver Giants is as follows:

Game 1 – Friday, April 5th – Langley Events Centre – 7:30 p.m.

Game 2 – Saturday, April 6th – Langley Events Centre – 7:00 p.m.

Game 3 – Tuesday, April 9th – Save On Foods Memorial Centre – 7:05 p.m.

Game 4 – Thursday, April 11th – Save On Foods Memorial Centre – 7:05 p.m.

Game 5 – Saturday, April 13th – Langley Events Centre – 7:00 p.m. (If necessary)

Game 6 – Monday, April 15th – Save On Foods Memorial Centre – 7:05 p.m. (If necessary)

Game 7 – Wednesday, April 17th – Langley Events Centre – 7:00 p.m. (If necessary)

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