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Royals Blanked by Silvertips in Season Opener

September 22, 2019 - Western Hockey League (WHL) - Victoria Royals News Release

Everett, WA - The Victoria Royals were defeated 6-0 by the Everett Silvertips, in their first game of the 2019-20 season, on Saturday night at Angel of the Winds Arena.

Game Summary

Gamesheet - bit.ly/2msL0zI.

Scoring:

Royals - No scoring.

Everett - Bryce Kindopp 2g-2a, Gage Goncalves 0g-4a, Wyatte Wylie 2g-0a (Game Winner), Justyn Gurney 1g-0a, Max Patterson 1g-0a, Ronan Seeley 0g-1a, Jackson Berezowski 0g-1a, Jalen Price 0g-1a, Jack Lambert 0g-1a.

Goaltending:

Royals - Shane Farkas (L) - 49:37 mins, 22 saves on 28 shots.

Brock Gould - 10:23 mins, stopped all four shots he faced.

Everett - Dustin Wolf (W) - 60:00 mins, stopped all 26 shots he faced.

Powerplay:

Royals - 0/5=0.0%

Everett - 1/5=20.0%

Notes:

Season Openers: With the loss tonight, the Royals now hold a record of 5-4-0-0 in season openers.

Debuting Royals: Forwards Keanu Derungs and Riley Gannon, along with defenceman Nolan Bentham made their WHL debuts in tonight's game. Additionally, forwards Gary Haden, River Fahey, Graeme Bryks and defencemen Will Warm, Jacob Herauf and Nolan Jones, along with goaltender Shane Farkas, skated in their first contest as a Royal.

Island Born: Tonight's game included five players who were born on Vancouver Island. Victoria was represented by River Fahey (Campbell River), Riley Gannon (Nanaimo) and Nolan Bentham (Victoria), while Everett's roster included Jalen Price (Campbell River) and Ty Gibson (Victoria).

Home Opening Weekend: Victoria's Home Opener is set for Friday, September 27th versus the Prince George Cougars, while the two teams will also meet on Saturday, September 28th. Puck drop for both contests is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. Tickets can be purchased in person at the Select Your Tickets box office, over the phone by calling 250-220-7777, or online at www.selectyourtickets.com.


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