Victoria, BC- The Victoria Royals were defeated 9-2 by the Kelowna Rockets on Friday night at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre
The Rockets’ Dillion Dube led the way for the visitors with a hat-trick and an assist.
The Royals’ goals were scored by Jack Walker and Ethan Price.
Griffen Outhouse and Dean McNabb split goal tending duties for Victoria. For McNabb, it was his first WHL appearance.
Michael Herringer started in net for Kelowna.
The Royals held a 1/6=16.7% mark on the powerplay, while the Rockets went 2/4=50.0% with the man-advantage.
Victoria is back in action tomorrow night when they take on the Moose Jaw Warriors with puck drop scheduled for 7:05 p.m.