ROYALS SHUT OUT BY ROCKETS
Victoria bested 2-0 by Kelowna; team concludes road trip tomorrow in Vancouver.
For Immediate Release
Friday, December 7, 2018
Kelowna, BC – The Victoria Royals were blanked 2-0 by the Kelowna Rockets at Prospera Place on Friday night.
Gamesheet – bit.ly/2B1UiX2
Royals – No scoring.
Kelowna – Lane Zablocki 1g-0a (Game Winner), Nolan Foote 1g-0a, Kyle Topping 0g-1a, Lassi Thomson 0g-1a
Royals – Griffen Outhouse (L) – 59:09 mins, 30 saves on 31 shots.
Kelowna – Roman Basran (W) – 60:00 mins, stopped all 16 shots he faced.
Royals – 0/3 = 0.0%
Kelowna – 1/3 = 33.3%
Returning Royals: In tonight’s contest against the Rockets, Royals’ goaltender Griffen Outhouse and defenceman Ralph Jarratt made their return to the lineup. In 19 games this season, Outhouse has posted a goals against average of 2.45 and a save percentage of 0.923, along with 11 wins. Meanwhile, Jarratt, who has dressed in 12 games this campaign, has scored eight points (2g-6a) on the year.
Island Connection: Rockets’ forward Ted Brennan was born in Victoria, BC. Brennan is a product of the Saanich Braves of the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League (VIJHL) where he recorded 28 points (13g-15a) in 34 games played (2016-17).
Former Royal: Kelowna Rockets’ forward Lane Zablocki scored the game-winner tonight against his former team. Zablocki dressed in 25 contests for the Royals last season and recorded six points (1g-5a).
Coming Up: Victoria caps off their five-game road trip tomorrow night against the Vancouver Giants. Puck drop is at 7:00 p.m. at the Pacific Coliseum.
Home Sweet Home: The Royals return home on Tuesday, December 11th and Wednesday, December 12th against the Portland Winterhawks for a two-game set. 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.