ROYALS SPLIT WEEKEND SERIES WITH DEFEAT TO COUGARS
Victoria loses 5-3 to Prince George; road trip continues Wednesday in Kamloops.
For Immediate Release
Sunday, December 2, 2018
Prince George, BC – The Victoria Royals dropped a 5-3 contest to the Prince George Cougars on Sunday afternoon, in the home team’s Un-Teddy Bear Toss game at the CN Centre.
Gamesheet – bit.ly/2DW0z9H
Royals – Tarun Fizer 1g-1a, Dante Hannoun 1g-0a, Matthew Smith 1g-0a, Tanner Sidaway 0g-1a, D-Jay Jerome 0g-1a, Brock Gould 0g-1a, Jameson Murray 0g-1a.
Prince George– Ilijah Colina 1g-2a, Josh Maser 1g-2a (Game Winner), Vladislav Mikhalchuk 2g-0a, Rhett Rhinehart 1g-1a, Joel Lakusta 0g-1a, Ryan Schoettler 0g-1a, Austin Crossley 0g-1a, Ethan Browne 0g-1a, Jackson Leppard 0g-1a.
Royals – Brock Gould (L) – 59:03 mins, 19 saves on 24 shots.
Prince George – Taylor Gauthier (W) – 60:00 mins, 21 saves on 24 shots.
Royals – 1/3 = 33.3%
Prince George – 1/4 = 25.0%
Consistent Success: Royals’ forward Dante Hannoun recorded one goal in this afternoon’s game, which gave him three tallies in this weekend’s series against Prince George. Dating back to last season, Hannoun he has recorded 11 points (4g-7a) in his last nine games against the Cougars.
Stingy Third: In today’s game against the Cougars, Victoria allowed only one shot on net in the third period. This is the fewest shots that the Royals have surrendered in a period this season. This breaks the previous total, which was set on October 17th versus Swift Current, where they allowed three shots against in the third period.
Streak Snapped: This afternoon’s loss marked the first time the Royals have been defeated by Prince George in their last seven contests. Dating back to last season, this is the first regulation loss versus the Cougars since December 27, 2017. Victoria currently holds a record of 3-1-0-0 against Prince George this year and have outscored them 15-8 in those four games.
Brock Assists: With a primary assist on Dante Hannoun’s powerplay goal in this afternoon’s contest, Royals’ goaltender Brock Gould recorded his first career WHL point.
Coming Up: Victoria continues their five-game road trip on Wednesday against the Kamloops Blazers. Puck drop is at 7:00 p.m.
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.