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ROYALS COME UP SHORT IN SHOOTOUT LOSS TO GIANTS

Victoria takes three of a possible four points this weekend after 5-4 shootout loss to Vancouver.

For Immediate Release
Saturday, May 1, 2021

Kelowna, BC – The Victoria Royals came back twice in tonight’s contest before falling in a shootout to the Vancouver Giants by a score of 5-4. Tarun Fizer and Brandon Cutler each had a goal and an assist in tonight’s contest.

Game Summary

Gamesheet – https://whl.ca/gamecentre/1017522/boxscore

Scoring:
Royals – Brandon Cutler 1g-1a, Tarun Fizer 1g-1a, Brayden Tracey 2a, Carter Dereniwsky 1g, Keanu Derungs 1g, Brayden Schuurman 1a

Vancouver – Alex Kannok Leipert 1g-1a, Kaden Kohle 1g, Connor Horning 1g, Adam Hall 1g, Eric Florchuk 1a, Justin Lies 1a, Bryce Bader 1a, Kadyn Chabot 1a, Justin Sourdif 1a

Goaltending:
Royals – Connor Martin (L) – 65:00 min, 38 saves on 42 shots

Vancouver – Drew Sim (W) – 65:00 min, 15 saves on 19 shots

Powerplay:
Royals – 2/6=33.3%.

Vancouver – 1/5=20%.

Notes

BLINK AND YOU’LL MISS IT: The Royals and Giants combined for four goals in a mere 2:32 seconds of game time in the second period of tonight’s game. The Royals started off the scoring spree when they notched two power play goals at the 2:39 and 3:00 minute marks respectively. Vancouver responded 89 seconds later when they popped in a pair of goals at the 4:29 mark and at 5:02 of the second period.

FIRSTS FOR A COUPLE OF CARTERS: Carter Dereniwsky notched his first WHL goal tonight versus the Giants. The Canora, SK native was drafted by the Royals in the 2nd round (39th overall) of the 2019 WHL Bantam Draft. Carter Briltz also made his WHL debut tonight. The Regina, SK native was the 102nd overall pick at the 2019 WHL Bantam Draft.

OH, LORDY IT’S FORTY: The Royals have given up between 40-49 shots on five occasions this season. Victoria’s record in those games is 2-2-0-1. In games where the club has given up under 40 shots or over 49 their record is 0-11-1-0.

Next Game: The Royals travel to the RE/MAX Hub in Kamloops on Monday night where they will face the Blazers at 7 p.m. Catch all the action on The Zone @ 91.3.

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