Royals Come up Short against Giants
Langley, BC - The Victoria Royals were defeated by the Vancouver Giants, by a score of 3-2, in their first game of the Giants' Pre-Season Tournament at the Langley Events Centre.
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Royals - Sean Gulka 1g-0a, Brandon Cutler 1g-0a, Keanu Derungs 0g-1a, Gary Haden 0g-1a, Noah Lamb 0g-1a.
Vancouver - Tristen Nielsen 3g-0a, Justin Sourdif 0g-2a, Brayden Watts 0g-2a, Seth Bafaro 0g-1a.
Royals - Shane Farkas - 33:07 mins, 16 saves on 17 shots.
Keegan Maddocks (L) - 25:46 mins, six saves on eight shots.
Vancouver - Braedy Euerby (W) - 60:00 mins, 25 saves on 27 shots.
Royals - 1/8=12.5%
Vancouver - 2/3=66.7%
Mixing it Up: Victoria went with a mixture of youth and experience in their line-up as they dressed 12 veterans and eight rookies. Meanwhile the Giants went with 13 rookies and seven veterans.
Royal Debuts: Royals' 20-year-olds Will Warm, Gary Haden and Shane Farkas, along with newly aquired Graeme Bryks, played in the their first game in a Victoria jersey. The contest tonight also marked the first game of the pre-season for Warm, Haden and Farkas.
Scratches: Victoria scratched 20-year-old Jameson Murray along with veterans Mitchell Prowse, Carson Miller, River Fahey, Phillip Schultz, Kaid Oliver and Brock Gould. They also sat rookies Alex Bolshakov, Carson Golder and Connor Martin.
Local Products: The Royals' had a pair of Langley, BC products in their line-up tonight in 19-year-old forward Sean Gulka and 2003-born rookie goaltender Keegan Maddocks.
2019 Pre-Season Schedule:
Saturday, September 7th vs. Kamloops Blazers - 11:00 a.m. - Langley Events Centre - Langley, BC
Sunday, September 8th vs. Everett Silvertips - 1:00 p.m. - Langley Events Centre - Langley, BC
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