ROYALS SHOOT PAST COUGARS IN HOME OPENER
Victoria opens regular season with 2-1 shootout victory over Prince George.
For Immediate Release
Friday, September 21, 2018
Victoria, BC – The Victoria Royals earned a 2-1 shootout win versus the Prince George Cougars as Dino Kambeitz scored the game winner in the fifth round of the shootout on Friday night.
Royals – Brandon Cutler 1g-0a, Ralph Jarratt 0g-1a, Mitchell Prowse 0g-1a, Dino Kambeitz (Shootout Winner).
Prince George – Josh Maser 1g-0a, Vladislav Mikhalchuk 0g-1a.
Royals – Griffen Outhouse (W) – 64:42 mins, 28 saves on 29 shots.
Prince George – Taylor Gauthier (L) – 65:00 mins, 33 saves on 34 shots.
Royals – 0/5=0.0%
Prince George – 0/4=0.0%
Starting Off Right: With the win, the Royals have now won five of their eight home openers.
Extra Time: Tonight’s contest also marked the first time the club’s opening game has been decided in either overtime or a shootout.
Debuting Royals: Forwards Phillip Schultz and Ty Yoder, along with defenceman Parker Malchuk made their WHL debuts in tonight’s game. Additionally, forwards Logan Doust, Tanner Sidaway, Tyler Lees, Brandon Cutler and defenceman Jameson Murray skated in their first contest as a Royal.
Century Mark: In tonight’s contest, Royals’ forward D-Jay Jerome played in his 100th career regular season game in the WHL. The Lethbridge, AB native was acquired at last year’s trade deadline from the Prince Albert Raiders. In 99 regular season games spilt with the Royals, Raiders and Red Deer Rebels, Jerome has recorded 17 point (8g-9a).
Away at Camp: Victoria scratched veteran defenceman Scott Walford who is currently attending the Montreal Canadiens Training Camp.
Up Next: Victoria is back is in action tomorrow night against the Cougars. Puck drop 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.