ROYALS STIFLE BLAZERS
Victoria topples Kamloops 2-1 for sixth consecutive win.
For Immediate Release
Saturday, October 6, 2018
Kamloops, BC – The Victoria Royals earned a 2-1 victory over the Kamloops Blazers, to extend their winning streak to six games, as goaltender Griffen Outhouse was named the first star with 26 saves.
Gamesheet – bit.ly/2PfMiYc
Royals – Dante Hannoun 1g-0a (Game Winner), Kaid Oliver 1g-0a, Tarun Fizer 0g-1a, Brandon Cutler 0g-1a, Mitchell Prowse 0g-1a, Scott Walford 0g-1a.
Kamloops – Connor Zary 1g-0a, Nolan Kneen 0g-1a, Martin Lang 0g-1a.
Royals – Griffen Outhouse (W) – 60:00 mins, 26 saves on 27 shots.
Kamloops – Dylan Garand (x) – 58:44 mins, 20 saves on 22 shots.
Royals – 1/5=20.0%
Kamloops – 0/4=0.0%
Dante’s Inferno: Royals’ forward Dante Hannoun scored in tonight’s game and now has four points (2g-2a) in three games against the Blazers this season. In his WHL career, Hannoun has recorded 17 goals and nine assists in 32 regular season games versus Kamloops.
Gone Streaking: Tonight, Victoria forwards Dante Hannoun and Kaid Oliver each extended their point scoring streaks to five games. During that span Hannoun has tallied seven points (4g-3a), while Oliver has registered six points (4g-2a).
Man-Advantage: For the fifth consecutive game the Royals have scored on the powerplay. In their past five games, Victoria has registered a mark of 9/28=32.14% with the man-advantage.
In the Crease: Kamloops’ goaltender Dylan Garand made his first career WHL start in tonight’s game. Garand, a native of Victoria, BC, made his first WHL appearance, in relief, on October 3rd against the Portland Winterhawks. The 6-0, 170 lb netminder played his minor hockey at Juan De Fuca.
The Show: Former Royals’ Captain, and Kamloops, BC product, Joe Hicketts was in the Detroit Red Wings’ line-up for their regular season opener on Thursday vs. the Columbus Blue Jackets. Hicketts, who is in his third year of professional hockey, played in his sixth career NHL game.
Up Next: Victoria returns home on Saturday, October 13th and Sunday, October 14th with a two-game set versus the Vancouver Giants. Saturday’s puck drop is at 7:05 p.m., while Sunday is scheduled for a 3:05 p.m. start. 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.
Sunday Funday: Fans will be able to skate with Royals’ players, after the team’s October 14th game, via a donation to the Downie Wenjack Fund. Helmets and skates will be available for rent at the Skate Shop, located beside the Royals’ Team store at Gate 3, on a first-come-first-served basis.