Victoria, BC – The Victoria Royals were defeated 7-6 by the Edmonton Oil Kings in a shootout on Wednesday night at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre.
Gamesheet – http://whl.ca/gamecentre/1015246/boxscore
Royals – Tanner Kaspick 2g-1a, Tyler Soy 1g-2a, Kade Jensen 1g-1a, Matthew Phillips 1g-1a, Noah Gregor 1g-1a, Mitchell Prowse 0g-2a, Scott Walford 0g-1a, Matthew Smith 0g-1a, Andrei Grishakov 0g-1a, Dante Hannoun 0g-1a.
Edmonton – Tomas Soustal 1g-1a (Shootout Winner), Davis Murray 1g-1a, Nick Bowman 0g-2a, Try Fix-Wolansky 1g-0a, David Kope 1g-0a, Brayden Gorda 1g-0a, Liam Keeler 0g-1a, Kobe Mohr 0g-1a, Carter Souch 0g-1a, Matthew Robertson 0g-1a, Brett Kemp 0g-1a.
Royals – Joel Grzybowski (SOL) – 64:49 Mins, 21 saves on 27 shots
Edmonton – Josh Dechaine (W) – 65:00 Mins, 32 saves on 38 shots
Royals – 1/6=16.7%
Edmonton – 1/2=50.0%
Mr. 200 – Victoria forward Dante Hannoun registered his 200th career point when he assisted on Tanner Kaspick’s second goal of the game. The product of Delta, BC is the fifth player in Royals’ history to reach the 200-point benchmark.
Staying Hot – Multiple Royals’ skaters extended their point streaks tonight. Matthew Phillips stretched his franchise record longest streak to 19 games and has registered 36 points (15g-21a) during that span. Tyler Soy (7g-9a) has found the score sheet in his last seven contests, while both Kaspick (4g-6a) and Noah Gregor (3g-4a) have recorded points in four straight games.
Fresh Faces – Victoria’s line-up featured multiple new bodies tonight. Forward Ty Yoder (2002) played in his first WHL game, while goaltender Joel Grzybowski (1999) made his first start as a Royal. The club also recalled blueliner Remy Aquilon (2001) who skated in his sixth WHL game.
Fast Start – Victoria opened the scoring in tonight’s game and have now tallied the contest’s first goal in five straight contests.