Victoria Royals’ goaltender Griffen Outhouse, who was named the first star of the game, made 38 saves in the team’s 5-4 shootout win over the Vancouver Giants in front of a sold out crowd for Pink in the Rink Night.
With tonight’s victory, the Victoria Royals improved to 5-0-0-0 against the Vancouver Giants on their annual Pink in the Rink Night. They are now also 6-2-0-0 in all Pink in the Rink contests since their inaugural season in 2011-12.
For the sixth time in their history the Vancouver Giants (40-14-2-2) have clinched a B.C. Division championship banner. Saturday night in front of 7000-plus in Victoria the Vancouver Giants earned a hard-fought single point in the shootout loss to the Victoria Royals (31-25-1-2).
The Giants erased two separate third period deficits to help secure their first division crown since 2009-10. Bowen Byram paced the Giants with three assists while Milos Roman, Jadon Joseph, Davis Koch and Jared Dmytriw supplied goals.
Victoria has competed in seven three-game sets against the Giants since they relocated from Chilliwack. In the second of three games, the Royals have posted a 5-1-0-1 record.
Trent Miner stopped 20 of the 24 shots he faced in net for the Giants.
Griffen Outhouse was marvelous for the Royals stopping 38 of 42 shots faced. Phillip Schultz ended the game in Round 7 of the shootout for Victoria.