Victoria Royals’ forward Gary Haden scored a pair of goals in the second period to help lead his team to a 4-2 win over the Seattle Thunderbirds on Wednesday night at the accesso ShoWare Center.
Season Series: With the win tonight, the Royals are now 1-1-0-0 versus the Thunderbirds this season. The two teams will meet next for a pair of games in Victoria on Friday, December 6th and Saturday, December 7th.
Shots Against: For the 11th time this season, the Royals held their opponents to under 30 shots on net. In those games, Victoria holds a record of 8-3-0-0.
Former Team: Royals’ forward Graeme Bryks suited up against his former team tonight. Bryks spent parts of the last two seasons with the Thunderbirds. He recorded eight points (1g-7a) in 58 games with the club. The Edmonton, AB native, was traded to the Royals during the pre-season in exchange for a conditional seventh round pick in the 2022 WHL Bantam Draft.
Island Connection: Seattle’s Payton Mount is a product of Victoria, BC. The 2002-born forward played his minor hockey with the Juan de Fuca Minor Hockey Association.
Royals – Mitch Prowse 0g-3a, Gary Haden 2g-0a (Game Winner), Matthew Smith 0g-2a, Keanu Derungs 1g-0a, Tarun Fizer 1g-0a, Logan Doust 0g-1a, Nolan Jones 0g-1a.
Seattle – Matthew Rempe 1g-0a, Kai Uchacz 1g-0a, Cade McNelly 0g-1a, Simon Kubicek 0g-1a.
Royals – Shane Farkas (W) – 60:00 mins, 24 saves on 26 shots.
Seattle – Roddy Ross (L) – 58:28 mins, 30 saves on 33 shots.
Royals – 0/3 = 0.0%.
Seattle – 0/1 = 0.0%.