Royals Lose Heartbreaker in Overtime

Victoria, BC- The Victoria Royals were knocked off 5-4 by the Vancouver Giants in extra time on Saturday night at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre.

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Griffen Outhouse following the Giants overtime winner. Photo by Jay Wallace ISN

Victoria, BC- The Victoria Royals were knocked off 5-4 by the Vancouver Giants in extra time on Saturday night at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre.
Vancouver’s Ty Ronning tallied the overtime winner after Thomas Foster tied the game in the late stages of the contest.

Giants #7 Ty Ronning celebrates after scoring the overtime winner. Photo by Jay Wallace ISN
Giants #7 Ty Ronning celebrates after scoring the overtime winner.
Photo by Jay Wallace ISN

The Giants’ Jack Flaman, Tyler Benson and Jeff Rayman scored the visitors’ other goals.

Giants #17 Tyler Benson  Photo by Jay Wallace ISN
Giants #17 Tyler Benson
Photo by Jay Wallace ISN

Victoria rookie Eric Florchuk sent the 6,129 boisterous fans in attendance to their feet when he scored late in the opening frame for the Teddy Bear goal.

Eric Florchuk celebrates the Royals first goal of the game. Photo by Jay Wallace ISN
Eric Florchuk celebrates the Royals first goal of the game.
Photo by Jay Wallace ISN

Victoria’s Matthew Phillips, Chaz Reddekopp, and Jack Walker recorded the remaining markers.

Chaz Reddekopp celebrates after scoring his second period goal Photo by Jay Wallace ISN
Chaz Reddekopp celebrates after scoring his second period goal
Photo by Jay Wallace ISN

 

Royals’ netminder Griffen Outhouse got the nod in net and turned away 10 of the 13 shots fired at him. Outhouse returned to the game for overtime as he stopped three of the four pucks he faced.

Griffen Outhouse stops a shot during the beginning of overtime Photo by Jay Wallace ISN
Griffen Outhouse stops a shot during the beginning of overtime
Photo by Jay Wallace ISN

Dylan Myskiw came in relief to start the second periodand turned aside 24 of the 25 pucks directed at him.

Royals #33 Dylan Myskiw  Photo by Jay Wallace ISN
Royals #33 Dylan Myskiw
Photo by Jay Wallace ISN

Giants’ goaltender Ryan Kubic stopped 38 of the 42 shots fired his way.

Giants goaltender Ryan Kubic Photo by Jay Wallace ISN
Giants goaltender Ryan Kubic
Photo by Jay Wallace ISN

Victoria went 1/5=20.0% on the man-advantage, while Vancouver held a mark of 2/5=40.0% on the night.

Royals #11 Matthew Phillips  Photo by Jay Wallace ISN
Royals #11 Matthew Phillips
Photo by Jay Wallace ISN

The Royals return from the holiday break on Tuesday, December 27th and Wednesday, December 28th for a pair of contests against the Prince George Cougars.  Puck drop for both contests is scheduled for 7:05 p.m.

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