Victoria earns 2-1 regulation time win over Prince George.
For Immediate Release
Saturday, May 8, 2021
Kelowna, BC – The Victoria Royals scored a shorthanded goal and a power play marker as they won their first game on home ice of the year as they defeated the Prince George Cougars 2-1. Keanu Derungs’ second period power play goal was the difference on the scoreboard, and goaltender Adam Evanoff stopped 33 of Prince George’s 34 shots.
Gamesheet – https://whl.ca/gamecentre/1017530/boxscore
Royals – Brandon Cutler 1g, Keanu Derungs 1g, Tarun Fizer 1a, Kalem Parker 1a
Prince George – Connor Bowie 1g, Jonny Hooker 1a, Tyson Upper 1a
Royals – Adam Evanoff (W) – 60:00 min, 33 saves on 34 shots
Prince George – Ty Young (L) – 58:29 min, 19 saves on 21 shots
Royals – 1/3=-33.3%.
Prince George – 1/3=-33.3%.
STREAKING: The Royals’ Tarun Fizer and Brandon Cutler are currently riding five game point streaks. Fizer has three goals and four assists during the run, while Cutler has four goals and two assists.
LOOKING FOR 50: Goaltender Adam Evanoff is one win shy of 50 for his WHL career. The 20-year-old Penticton native earned 39 wins as a member of the Moose Jaw Warriors between the 2017-18 & 2019-20 seasons. He has collected 10 wins since joining the Royals on Jan 10, 2020.
POWERFUL PLAY: Royals forward Keanu Derungs has done all his damage on the offensive end with the man advantage this year. In nine games this year he has totaled four goals and two assists all coming on the power play.
MILESTONE: 20-year-old forward Brandon Cutler played in his 150th game as a Royal on Saturday night. For his career the Spruce Grove native has competed in a combined 256 games with the Royals and the Red Deer Rebels.
Next Game: The Royals head to Kamloops for their final game at the RE/MAX Hub inside the Sandman Centre on Tuesday night when they take on the Vancouver Giants at 7:00 p.m. Catch all the action on The Zone @ 91.3.