The Victoria Royals dropped a 7-0 contest to the Tri-City Americans in the opening game of their Round 2 match-up and now trail the best-of-seven series 1-0.

Royals – No scoring.


Tri-City – Michael Rasmussen 1g-2a (Game Winner), Morgan Geekie 1g-2a, Jake Bean 1g-1a, Dylan Coghlan 1g-1a, Nolan Yaremko 1g-1a, Jordan Topping 1g-0a, Parker AuCoin 1g-0a, Sasha Mutala 0g-1a, Patrick Dea 0g-1a, Isaac Johnson 0g-1a, Riley Sawchuk 0g-1a




Royals – Griffen Outhouse (L) – 58:32 Mins, 31 saves on 38 shots

Dean McNabb – 1:28 Mins, one save on one shot


Tri-City – Patrick Dea (W) – 60:00 Mins, 27 saves on 27 shots


Power Play:


Royals – 0/3=0.0%


Tri-City – 1/2=50.0%




Blanked – Tonight’s contest marked the first time the Royals’ have been shut out in a contest this year, which includes the regular season. The last time that Victoria was held without a goal was on March 28, 2017 in the first round of the 2017 WHL Playoffs against the Everett Silvertips.


Former Royal – Americans’ defender Anthony Bishop skated against his former team in tonight’s game. Bishop played in four games with Victoria earlier this season before he was traded to Tri-City on October 18, 2017.


Island Products – The Americans have a pair of skaters on their roster who originate from the Vancouver Island area. Blueliner Dylan Coghlan is a product of Nanaimo, while forward Jordan Topping resides from Salt Spring Island.


Up Next – The Royals will continue their second-round series against the Americans tomorrow night for Game 2. Puck drop is set for 7:05 p.m. Single game tickets are available now and can be purchased in person at the Select Your Tickets box office, over the phone at 250-220-7777 or by visiting


Round 2 Playoff Schedule – The Royals’ second round playoff schedule against the Tri-City Americans is as follows:


Game 2 – Saturday, April 7th – Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre – 7:05 p.m.

Game 3 – Tuesday, April 10th – Toyota Center – 7:05 p.m.

Game 4 – Wednesday, April 11th – Toyota Center – 7: 05 p.m.

Game 5 – Friday, April 13th – Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre – 7:05 p.m. (if necessary)

Game 6 – Sunday, April 15th – Toyota Center – 5:05 p.m. (if necessary)

Game 7 – Wednesday, April 18th – Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre – 7:05 p.m. (if necessary)