Rockets #19 Dillon Dube Photo by Jay Wallace ISN

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.

Rockets #19 Dillon Dube Photo by Jay Wallace ISN
Rockets #19 Dillon Dube
Photo by Jay Wallace ISN

The Royals’ goals were scored by Jack Walker and Ethan Price.

Royals #9 Jack Walker Photo by Jay Wallace ISN
Royals #9 Jack Walker
Photo by Jay Wallace ISN

Griffen Outhouse and Dean McNabb split goal tending duties for Victoria. For McNabb, it was his first WHL appearance.

Royals #35 Dean McNabb Photo by Jay Wallace ISN
Royals #35 Dean McNabb
Photo by Jay Wallace ISN

Michael Herringer started in net for Kelowna.
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The Royals held a 1/6=16.7% mark on the powerplay, while the Rockets went 2/4=50.0% with the man-advantage.

Royals # 26 Loch Morrison Takes down Rockets #27 Calvin Thurkauf Photo by Jay Wallace ISN
Royals # 26 Loch Morrison Takes down Rockets #27 Calvin Thurkauf
Photo by Jay Wallace ISN

Victoria is back in action tomorrow night when they take on the Moose Jaw Warriors with puck drop scheduled for 7:05 p.m.