Royals Blank Warriors 3-0

Victoria stymies Moose Jaw 3-0 as goaltender Griffen Outhouse posts third shutout of the year.

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Royals #17 Tyler Soy Photo by Jay Wallace ISN

Victoria, BC- The Victoria Royals knocked down the Moose Jaw Warriors 3-0 as Outhouse recorded his seventh career WHL shutout.

Royals #30 Griffen Outhouse Photo by Jay Wallace ISN
Royals #30 Griffen Outhouse
Photo by Jay Wallace ISN

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.

Royals #30 Griffen Outhouse  Photo by Jay Wallace ISN
Royals #30 Griffen Outhouse
Photo by Jay Wallace ISN

The Royals’ Tyler Soy opened the game’s scoring with a wicked wrist shot under the bar mid-way through the opening period.

Royals #17 Tyler Soy Photo by Jay Wallace ISN
Royals #17 Tyler Soy
Photo by Jay Wallace ISN

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.

Royals #23 Vladimir Bobylev  Photo by Jay Wallace ISN
Royals #23 Vladimir Bobylev
Photo by Jay Wallace ISN

Moose Jaw’s Sawchenko turned aside 27 of the 30 he faced.

Warriors #31 Zach Sawchenko  Photo by Jay Wallace ISN
Warriors #31 Zach Sawchenko
Photo by Jay Wallace ISN

The Royals went 1/5=20.0% on the man-advantage, while the Warriors held a mark of 0/5=0.0%.

Royals #17 Tyler Soy Photo by Jay Wallace ISN
Royals #17 Tyler Soy
Photo by Jay Wallace ISN

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.

Photo by Jay Wallace ISN
Photo by Jay Wallace ISN

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.

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