Tough Loss For Royals Who Still Sit Atop BC Division


Medicine Hat, AB – The Victoria Royals dropped a 4-3 overtime decision to the Medicine Hat Tigers on Friday night at the Canalta Centre.




Royals – Scott Walford 0g-2a, Dante Hannoun 0g-2a, Chaz Reddekopp 1g-0a, Tyler Soy 1g-0a, Igor Martynov 1g-0a, Mitchell Prowse 0g-1a.


Medicine Hat – Gary Haden 1g-1a, Linus Nassen 1g-1a (Game Winner), Max Gerlach 0g-2a, Mark Rassell 1g-0a, David Quenneville 1g-0a, Hayden Ostir 0g-1a, James Hamblin 0g-1a.



Royals – Griffen Outhouse (OTL) – 61:18 Mins, 37 saves on 41 shots


Medicine Hat – Jordan Hollett – 18:55 Mins, five saves on eight shots

                            Michael Bullion (W) – 42:23 Mins, 12 saves on 12 shots


Power Play:

Royals – 0/3=0.0%


Medicine Hat – 1/7=14.3%




Top Teams – Tonight’s contest was between a pair of divisional leaders. The Royals sit atop the BC Division with an 18-9-3-0 record. The Tigers meanwhile, hold a 16-10-0-0 mark, good for first in the Central Division.


Streaking Skaters – A pair of Royals are now on three-game point streaks. Dante Hannoun has registered four assists since November 28th, while Tyler Soy has earned three points (2g-1a) in his last three contests.


Extra Time – Victoria has now taken part in two consecutive overtime games. The last time the club was in back-to-back games that required extra time was on December 7 and 9, 2016 against the Spokane Chiefs and Portland Winterhawks.


Perfect 10 – With Igor Martynov’s goal tonight, the Royals now have seven players on their roster with 10 or more goals this season. This is the most of any team in the WHL, ahead of the Moose Jaw Warriors who have six skaters with 10 or more goals.


Next Up – The Royals will now head to Lethbridge to wrap up their four-game road trip against the Hurricanes tomorrow night. Puck drop is set for 6:00 p.m. Pacific Time.

Coming Home:
The Royals return to the Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre on December 8th as they take on the Kootenay ICE on Teddy Bear Toss Night.

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