Victoria shut out by Kelowna 4-0 in pre-season opener.
For Immediate Release
Friday, August 30, 2019
Kelowna, BC – The Victoria Royals were defeated by the Kelowna Rockets 4-0 on Friday night at Prospera Place.
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Royals – No scoring.
Kelowna – Kyle Crosbie 1g-1a, Jake Poole 0g-2a, Alex Swetlikoff 1g-0a, Elias Carmichael 1g-0a, Dallon Wilton 1g-0a, John Babcock 0g-1a, Cayde Augustine 0g-1a.
Royals – Keegan Maddocks (L) – 30:03 mins, 11 saves on 12 shots.
Connor Martin – 29:57 mins, 10 saves on 13 shots.
Kelowna – Cole Schwebius (W) – 30:03 mins, stopped all nine shots he faced.
Cole Tisdale – 29:57 mins, five saves on five shots.
Rookies: In tonight’s contest the Royals went with a young line-up and dressed 15 rookies and five veterans. The Rockets countered with 13 rookies and seven veterans in their line-up.
Sitting Out: Victoria scratched 20-year-olds Shane Farkas, Gary Haden, Jameson Murray and Will Warm, along with veterans Tarun Fizer, Brock Gould, Sean Gulka, Nolan Jones, Carson Miller, Kaid Oliver, Mitchell Prowse, Phillip Schultz and Matthew Smith. They also sat rookies Nolan Bentham, Alex Bolshakov, Keanu Derungs, Carson Golder, Matthew Hodson and Noah Lamb.
Next Up: The Royals will head to Kamloops tomorrow night to take on the Blazers. Puck drop is at 7:00 p.m.
2019 Pre-Season Schedule:
Saturday, August 31st at Kamloops Blazers – 7:00 p.m. – Sandman Centre – Kamloops, BC
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