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Royals Fall Short to Thunderbirds

January 20, 2019 - Western Hockey League (WHL) - Victoria Royals News Release

Kent, WA - The Victoria Royals were upended 6-4 by the Seattle Thunderbirds on Saturday night at the ShoWare Center.

Game Summary:

Gamesheet -


Royals - Igor Martynov 1g-1a, Mitchell Prowse 1g-1a, Brandon Cutler 0g-2a, D-Jay Jerome 1g-0a, Kaid Oliver 1g-0a, Tarun Fizer 0g-1a, Scott Walford 0g-1a, Kody McDonald 0g-1a, Ralph Jarratt 0g-1a.

Seattle - Matthew Wedman 2g-0a, Nolan Volcan 1g-1a (Game Winner), Henrik Rybinski 0g-2a, Noah Philp 1g-0a, Sean Richards 1g-0a, Simon Kubicek 1g-0a, Andrej Kukuca 0g-1a, Keltie Jeri-Leon 0g-1a.


Royals - Brock Gould (L) - 58:42, 29 saves on 34 shots.

Seattle - Cole Schwebius (W) - 60:00 mins, 18 saves on 22 shots.


Royals - 1/6= 16.6%

Seattle - 0/6 = 0.0%


Middle Match Madness Dating back to the 2013-14 season, the Royals are 11-3-0-0 in the second contest of three games in three nights. The club will conclude their three-in-three set tomorrow in Everett against the Silvertips.

Teddy Bear Toss: The Royals competed in their fourth teddy bear toss game of the season with tonight. Previously, the team had played in Prince George (December 2nd), in Vancouver (December 8th) and at home on December 15th against the Giants. This ties them with the Kamloops Blazers for the most teddy bear games played this season.

Milestone Watch: With an assist tonight against Seattle, Royals' defenceman Scott Walford is now one point away from reaching 100 career points in the WHL. The native of Coquitlam, BC has posted 14 goals and 85 assists in 207 career regular season games, all with the Royals.

Birthday Boys: Royals' forwards Igor Martinov (1999) and Tyus Gent (2001) both celebrated their birthdays today.

Island Connection: Thunderbirds' forward Payton Mount is a product of Victoria, BC. The winger was selected by Seattle in the first round, 19th overall, 2017 WHL Bantam Draft.

Coming up: Following tonight's contest against the Thunderbirds, the Royals will wrap up their three games in three night set by travelling to Everett tomorrow afternoon to face the Silvertips at 4:05 p.m.

Back to the Barn: Victoria returns home on Tuesday, January 22nd to battle former Royals' forward Dante Hannoun and the CHL's top ranked Prince Albert Raiders at 7:05 p.m. Tickets can be purchased in person at the Select Your Tickets box office, over the phone by calling 250-220-7777, or online at

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