Victoria, BC- The Victoria Royals knocked down the Moose Jaw Warriors 3-0 as Outhouse recorded his seventh career WHL shutout.
Victoria’s Outhouse was sharp throughout the night as he stopped all 36 shots directed his way, that featured several acrobatic saves in the third period. The Royals, led by Outhouse, held a high-flying Warriors’ offense off the scoresheet, which included two of the top 10 scorers in the WHL in Jayden Halbgewachs and Brayden Burke.
The Royals’ Tyler Soy opened the game’s scoring with a wicked wrist shot under the bar mid-way through the opening period.
Victoria tallied a pair of goals in the middle frame as Vladimir Bobylev beat outstretched Warriors’ netminder Zach Sawchenko. Matthew Phillips capped off the scoring when he registered his team-leading 28th marker of the season in the late stages of the second stanza.
Moose Jaw’s Sawchenko turned aside 27 of the 30 he faced.
The Royals went 1/5=20.0% on the man-advantage, while the Warriors held a mark of 0/5=0.0%.
Victoria will now head out on a five-game road trip that begins this Tuesday against the Vancouver Giants with puck drop set for 7:00 p.m.
The Royals return to the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre on Saturday, January 28th to face the Giants. Puck drop is slated for 7:05 p.m.