Victoria, BC- The Victoria Royals downed the Kootenay ICE 10-3 in front of an electric sold out crowd on Friday for Teddy Bear Toss Night at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre.
Royals – Eric Florchuk 2g-3a, Kaid Oliver 2g-2a, Igor Martynov 1g-1a, Tyler Soy 1g-1a, Dino Kambeitz 1g-1a, Scott Walford 0g-2a, Jared Freadrich 0g-2a Chaz Reddekopp 0g-2a, Spencer Gerth 1g-0a, Jeremy Masella 1g-0a, Ralph Jarratt 1g-0a, Mitchell Prowse 0g-1a, Tarun Fizer 0g-1a, Ryan Peckford 0g-1a, Matthew Phillips 0g-1a, Jared Legien 0g-1a.
Kootenay – Bobby Russell 0g-2a, Dallas Hines 0g-2a, Brett Davis 1g-0a, Peyton Krebs 1g-0a, Cole Muir 1g-0a, Jeff De Wit 0g-1a, Michael King 0g-1a.
Royals – Griffen Outhouse (W) – 50:28 Mins, 21 saves on 26 shots
Dean McNabb – 9:35 Mins, two saves on three shots
Kootenay – Bailey Brkin (L) – 36:43 Mins, 25 saves on 27 shots
Duncan McGovern – 23:17 Mins, nine saves on 14 shots
Royals – 3/4=75.0%
Kootenay – 0/0=0.0%
Double Digits – The Victoria Royals set the new franchise record for most goals in a single game with 10. The previous record was nine, which happened on three separate occasions, most recently on October 21, 2016 against the Swift Current Broncos.
Staying Disciplined – Tonight’s game marked the first time in the franchise’s 12-year history that the club did not take a penalty.
Mr. Teddy Bear – With the Teddy Bear Toss goal tonight, Royals’ forward Eric Florchuk has scored in two consecutive years. Florchuk becomes the second Royal to record back-to-back teddy goals after Austin Carroll in 2012 and 2013.
Potent Offence – Victoria had 16 players find the scoresheet tonight that included Eric Florchuk, who recorded a career high five-point (2g-3a) night.
A Royal Beginning – Newcomer Kade Jensen made his Royals’ debut tonight. Jensen was acquired from the Brandon Wheat Kings for a fifth round pick in the 2018 WHL Bantam Draft.
I Know You – Victoria’s Jared Legien suited up in his first game against his former team. The Pilot Butte, SK native was drafted ninth overall in the 2013 WHL Bantam and recorded nine points (4g-5a) in 84 games with the ICE (2014-17).
Up Next – The Royals will travel to Prince George to battle the Cougars on Sunday with puck drop set for 2:00 p.m.