Victoria falls 6-3 to Medicine Hat; club begins three game road trip on Wednesday.

For Immediate Release
Saturday, November 2, 2019

Victoria, BC – The Victoria Royals were bested by the Medicine Hat Tigers 6-3 on Saturday night at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre.

Game Summary

Royals – Keanu Derungs 1g-1a, Gary Haden 1g-0a, River Fahey 1g-0a, Will Warm 0g-1a, Logan Doust 0g-1a, Carson Golder 0g-1a, Mitch Prowse 0g-1a.

Medicine Hat – James Hamblin 3g-0a, Brett Kemp 0g-3a, Parker Gavlas 1g-1a (Game Winner), Corson Hopwo 1g-1a, Ryan Chyzowski 1g-1a, Daniel Baker 0g-2a, Elijah Brown 0g-2a, Jonathan Brinkman 0g-1a, Tyler Preziuso 0g-1a.

Royals – Shane Farkas (L) – 60:00 mins, 29 saves on 35 shots.

Medicine Hat – Mads Søgaard (W) – 60:00 mins, 27 saves on 30 shots.

Royals – 2/6=33.3%

Medicine Hat – 2/4=50.0%


First Point: Victoria defenceman Carson Golder recorded his first WHL assist and point in tonight’s game.

Former Team: Royals forward Gary Haden recorded a goal in tonight’s contest against his former team. Haden played parts of four seasons (2015-16 to 2018-19) with the Tigers and collected 53 points (25g-28a) in 115 games.

Danish Connection: Royals forward Phillip Schultz and Tigers goaltender Mads Søgaard, along with forward Jonathan Brinkman, hail from Denmark. All three players played for Denmark’s Under-20 team at the 2019 World Junior Championships in Victoria and Vancouver, as well as the Under-18 team at the 2018 World Under-18 Championship Division 1 A tournament in Riga, Latvia.

Island Grown: The Tigers had a pair of Vancouver Island born players in their line-up in tonight’s game. Forward’s Tyler Preziuso (Victoria) and Corson Hopwo (Duncan) each found the scoresheet in the win.

Hat-Trick: Tigers forward James Hamblin recorded his first career hat-trick in tonight’s contest.

Up next: The Royals will begin a three game road trip on Wednesday, November 6th versus the Kelowna Rockets at 7:05 p.m. Victoria will then head to Prince George to face the Cougars on Friday, November 8th and Saturday, November 9th. Puck drop in Prince George is scheduled for 7:00 p.m.

Returning Home: The Royals return home on Friday, November 15th to face off against the Lethbridge Hurricanes. Puck drop is at 7:05 p.m. Tickets can be purchased in person at the Select Your Tickets box office, over the phone by calling 250-220-7777, or online at


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