Victoria, BC- Victoria Royals’ netminder Griffen Outhouse stopped all 34 shots he faced, and Matthew Phillips tallied the game winner, to shutout the Kamloops Blazers 1-0 on Friday night.
Victoria’s Outhouse was strong all night as he made numerous saves from in close to record the club’s first shutout of the season, and fifth of his WHL career. The Royals’ Phillips broke a scoreless deadlock mid-way through the third period when he streaked into the Blazers’ zone on a breakaway and beat netminder Connor Ingram glove side. It was Phillips’ first game back with Victoria since he attended the Calgary Flames’ Training Camp.
Kamloops goaltender Ingram made 23 saves on the 24 shots he faced throughout the contest.
Neither team was able to capitalize on the powerplay as they both went 0/6=0.0%.
The Royals were without defenceman Chaz Reddekopp who was still attending the Los Angeles Kings’ Main Training Camp.
Victoria concludes their homestand tomorrow night when they take on the Kamloops Blazers. Puck drop is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre.