The Victoria Royals erased a 2-0 deficit in the third period to edge the Prince George Cougars 3-2 in a shootout and were led by forward Gary Haden’s two goals and goaltender Shane Farkas’ 40 save performance.
Royals – Gary Haden 2g-0a, Kaid Oliver 0g-1a, Carson Miller 0g-1a, Keanu Derungs 0g-1a, Mitch Prowse 0g-1a, Tarun Fizer (Shootout Winner).
Prince George – Reid Perepeluk 1g-0a, Ethan Browne 1g-0a, Josh Maser 0g-1a, Taylor Gauthier 0g-1a, Cole Moberg 0g-1a, Ryan Schoettler 0g-1a.
Royals – Shane Farkas (SOW) – 65:00 mins, 40 saves on 42 shots. Saved all three shootout attempts.
Prince George – Taylor Gauthier (SOL) – 65:00 mins, 32 saves on 34 shots. Saved two of three shootout attempts.
Royals – 1/2 = 50.0%
Prince George – 1/6 = 16.7%
Playing Prince George: This season, the Royals are now 5-0-0-0 against the Prince George Cougars. The Royals have now won the last 10 regular season games against the Cougars, which dates back to December 2, 2018.
Winning Streak: With tonight’s victory, Royals’ goaltender Shane Farkas tied alumnus Patrik Polivka’s franchise record for consecutive starts with a win with eight.
One Goal Games: All five contests against the Prince George Cougars this season have been decided by just a single goal. This season, Victoria has an overall record of 8-3-2-0 in one goal games.
Extra Time: With tonight’s shootout win, the Royals are now 4-0 in games that have gone to a shootout.
200th Game: Tonight’s game marked the 200th WHL contest of Royals’ forward Kaid Oliver’s career. Oliver has spent his entire WHL career with the Royals and has recorded 95 points (39g-56a) over four seasons.
Up Next: The Royals will conclude their weekend set with the Cougars tomorrow night at 7:00 p.m.
Next Home Game: Victoria will return home to play their last two games before the eight-day holiday break on Tuesday, December 17th and Wednesday, December 18th against the Spokane Chiefs.