The Victoria Royals earned a 5-0 victory over the Everett Silvertips on Friday night as Griffen Outhouse tied the franchise record for most career shutouts with 10.
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Royals – Braydon Buziak 1g-1a (Game Winner), Dante Hannoun 1g-1a, Matthew Phillips 1g-1a, Kaid Oliver 0g-2a, Jeff de Wit 1g-0a, Andrei Grishakov 1g-0a, Scott Walford 0g-1a, Tyler Soy 0g-1a, Chaz Reddekopp 0g-1a, Dino Kambeitz 0g-1a, Tarun Fizer 0g-1a.
Everett – No Scoring.
Royals – Griffen Outhouse (W) – 60:00 Mins, 38 saves on 38 shots
Everett – Dustin Wolf (L) – 51:18 Mins, 22 saves on 26 shots
Danton Belluk – 8:42 Mins, two saves on three shots
Royals – 0/2=0.0%
Everett – 0/3=0.0%
Record Setter – Recording his 10th career shutout in tonight’s game, Royals’ netminder Griffen Outhouse tied former Chilliwack Bruin Lucas Gore for the most shutouts in franchise history.
Century Mark – Registering a helper on Matthew Phillips’ goal, Royals’ blueliner Chaz Reddekopp recorded his 100th career WHL assist. The West Kelowna, BC native becomes the eighth Royal to reach the 100-assist plateau.
First as a Royal – A pair of Victoria skaters scored their first goals in a Royals’ uniform. Braydon Buziak opened the scoring with his first marker as a Royal and newly acquired forward Andrei Grishakov scored in his Victoria debut. Grishakov was acquired from the Calgary Hitmen yesterday in exchange for a third round pick in the 2019 WHL Bantam Draft.
Staying Hot – Tyler Soy extended his point streak to 10 games with an assist against the Silvertips. The veteran forward has 15 points (6g-9a) over his last 10 contests. Soy is two helpers shy of tying the franchise record for most career assists, set by Former Royal and Chilliwack Bruin Brandon Magee who recorded 151 career assists.
At the Worlds – Royals’ forward Igor Martynov and Silvertips’ goaltender Carter Hart did not participate in tonight’s game as they are attending the 2018 World Junior Hockey Championships representing their home nations of Belarus and Canada respectively. Hart helped Canada capture their 17th gold medal, and first since 2015.
Back to the Island – Everett forward Patrick Bajkov made his return to Vancouver Island tonight. The Nanaimo, BC native played for the North Island Silvertips of the British Columbia Major Midget League during the 2013-14 season, where he registered 31 points (20g-11a) in 40 games.
Coming Up – The Royals head to Kamloops as they square off against the Blazers tomorrow night with puck drop scheduled for 7:00 p.m. On Sunday, Victoria rolls into Everett to take on the Silvertips at 4:05 p.m. The Royals return home on Friday, January 12th against the Kamloops Blazers. Puck drop is slated for 7:05 p.m.