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ROYALS BEATEN BY BLAZERS

Victoria falls to Kamloops 9-1 in their second WHL Pre-Season game.

For Immediate Release
Saturday, August 31, 2019

Kamloops, BC – The Victoria Royals dropped a 9-1 pre-season contest to the Kamloops Blazers on Saturday night at the Sandman Centre, as the club dressed 15 rookies.

Game Summary

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Scoring:
Royals – Sean Gulka 1g-0a.

Kamloops – Logan Stankoven 3g-2a, Orrin Centazzo 2g-2a, Zane Franklin 1g-3a, Sean Strange 0g-2a, Tye Spencer 1g-0a, Matthew Seminoff 0g-1a, Riley Ginnell 0g-1a, Reese Belton 0g-1a, Kobe Mohr 0g-1a.

Goaltending:
Royals – Connor Martin (L) – 29:57 mins, 15 saves on 21 shots.
Keegan Maddocks – 30:03 mins, 15 saves on 18 shots.

Kamloops – Dylan Garand (W) – 29:57 mins, 13 saves on 14 shots.
Dylan Ernst – 30:03 mins, stopped all 10 shots he faced.

Powerplay:
Royals – 0/10=0.0%

Kamloops – 2/10=20.0%

Notes:

Youthful Line-up: The Royals took the opportunity to give their younger players some game time and dressed 15 rookies, which included seven 15-year-olds, four 16-year-olds, four 17-year-olds and no over-agers. Kamloops countered with eight veterans that consisted of three 20-year-olds, a pair of both 19 and 18-year-old players and one 17-year-old.

Sitting Out: Victoria scratched 20-year-olds Shane Farkas, Gary Haden, Jameson Murray and Will Warm, along with veterans Remy Aquilon, Brandon Cutler, Logan Doust, Brock Gould, Kaid Oliver, Mitchell Prowse, Phillip Schultz, Matthew Smith and Ty Yoder. They also sat rookies Alex Bolshakov, Trentyn Crane, Carson Golder, Matthew Hodson, Cage Newans and Kaden Reinders.

Local Product: Victoria defenceman Braden Smith, who played in his second WHL Pre-Season game tonight, is a native of Kamloops, BC. Smith played last season for the Thompson Blazers of the BC Minor Midget Hockey League. He signed for the Royals this past week and was originally drafted by the team in the sixth round, 117th overall, in the 2018 WHL Bantam Draft.

Next Up: The Royals will wrap up their pre-season next weekend with three games in three days at the Vancouver Ginats’ Pre-Season Tournament in Langley, BC.

2019 Pre-Season Schedule:
Friday, September 6th at Vancouver Giants – 7:30 p.m. – Langley Events Centre – Langley, BC
Saturday, September 7th vs. Kamloops Blazers – 11:00 a.m. – Langley Events Centre – Langley, BC
Sunday, September 8th vs. Everett Silvertips – 1:00 p.m. – Langley Events Centre – Langley, BC

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