Victoria scores two unanswered goals to upend Everett 2-1 in pre-season finale.
For Immediate Release
Sunday, September 8, 2019
Langley, BC – Victoria Royals’ defenceman Nolan Jones scored the overtime winner to complete the comeback and help the club down the Everett Silvertips 2-1 on Sunday afternoon in their final game of the WHL Pre-Season.
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Royals – River Fahey 1g-0a, Nolan Jones 1g-0a (Game Winner), Trentyn Crane 0g-1a, Graeme Bryks 0g-1a, Keanu Derungs 0g-1a.
Everett – Jacob Wright 1g-0a, Gage Goncalves 0g-1a, Olen Zellweger 0g-1a.
Royals – Shane Farkas – 30:08 mins, stopped all eight shots he faced.
Brock Gould (W) – 34:45 mins, 19 saves on 20 shots.
Everett – Braden Holt (OTL) – 64:53 mins, 19 saves on 21 shots.
Royals – 0/2=0.0%
Everett – 1/6=16.7%
Line-ups: In their final game of the pre-season, Victoria dressed seven rookies and 13 veterans. Everett went with a mixture of youth and experience as their roster consisted of 10 rookies and 10 veterans.
Sitting Out: Victoria sat out 20-year-old forward Gary Haden, along with veterans Logan Doust, Carson Miller, Ty Yoder, Phillip Schultz and Kaid Oliver. They also scratched rookies Alex Bolshakov, Matthew Hodson, Connor Martin and Keegan Maddocks.
Lighting the Lamp: With a goal in this afternoon’s game, Royals’ forward River Fahey has now recored three tallies in his past two contests.
Season Opener: The Royals will open their ninth WHL season on the road in Everett against the Silvertips on Saturday, September 21st. Victoria’s Home Opener is set for Friday, September 27th versus the Prince George Cougars. Puck drop for the home opener is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre.