Victoria is defeated by Vancouver 5-4 in Game 3; club plays Game 4 at home on Thursday.
For Immediate Release
Tuesday, April 9, 2019
Victoria, BC – The Victoria Royals lost Game 3 in overtime 5-4, on Tuesday night at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. Vancouver leads the best-of-seven series 3-0.
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Royals – Mitchell Prowse 1g-1a, Scott Walford 0g-2a, Sean Gulka 1g-0a, Igor Martynov 1g-0a, Carson Miller 1g-0a, Tarun Fizer 0g-1a, Noah Lamb 0g-1a, D-Jay Jerome 0g-1a.
Vancouver – Owen Hardy 2g-0a (Game Winner), Bowen Byram 0g-2a, Dawson Holt 0g-2a, Jared Dmytriw 1g-0a, Milos Roman 1g-0a, Alex Kannok Leipert 1g-0a, Dallas Hines 0g-1a, Evan Patrician 0g-1a, Dylan Plouffe 0g-1a, Davis Koch 0g-1a, Tristen Nielsen 0g-1a, Seth Bafaro 0g-1a.
Royals – Griffen Outhouse (L) – 73:34 mins, 52 saves on 57 shots.
Vancouver – Trent Miner (W) – 73:34 mins, 16 saves on 20 shots.
Royals – 1/3 = 33.3%.
Vancouver – 1/2 = 50.0%.
Extra Time: This evening marked the 14th time in Victoria’s playoff history that the club has played in overtime. In those contests, they are 6-8.
Tight Contests: Tonight’s loss was the 29th time this season, including playoffs, that Victoria has played in a game decided by one goal. In those contests, the Royals have posted a mark of 17-6-4-2, which includes a 2-2-4-0 record against the Giants.
Starting It Off: In each of the Royals’ nine playoff games this year, the team that has scored first has been victorious. Meanwhile in the Giants’ nine postseason contests, the club who has opened the scoring has won seven times.
Playoff Experience: Tonight’s rosters featured a combined 713 games-worth of playoff experience. The Royals held the edge with 373 postseason appearances, while Vancouver had 340.
Round 2 Playoff Schedule: The Royals’ second round playoff schedule against the Vancouver Giants is as follows:
Game 4 – Thursday, April 11th – Save On Foods Memorial Centre – 7:05 p.m.
Game 5 – Saturday, April 13th – Langley Events Centre – 7:00 p.m. (If necessary)
Game 6 – Monday, April 15th – Save On Foods Memorial Centre – 7:05 p.m. (If necessary)
Game 7 – Wednesday, April 17th – Langley Events Centre – 7:00 p.m. (If necessary)