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Royals Knocked Down by Raiders

January 23, 2019 - Western Hockey League (WHL) - Victoria Royals News Release

Victoria, BC -- The Victoria Royals dropped a 4-1 contest to the CHL's top ranked Prince Albert Raiders, in their fourth game in five nights.

Game Summary:

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Scoring:

Royals - D-Jay Jerome 1g-0a, Kaid Oliver 0g-1a.

Prince Albert - Cole Fonstad 1g-1a, Max Martin 1g-0a, Sean Montgomery 1g-0a (Game Winner), Justin Nachbaur 1g-0a, Dante Hannoun 0g-1a, Brayden Pachal 0g-1a, Aliaksei Protas 0g-1a, Ozzy Wiesblatt 0g-1a.

Goaltending:

Royals - Griffen Outhouse (L) - 60:00 mins, 27 saves on 31 shots.

Prince Albert - Ian Scott (W) - 60:00 mins, 20 saves on 21 shots.

Powerplay:

Royals - 0/5 = 0.0%

Prince Albert - 2/3 = 66.6%

Notes:

Save-On Send Off: Raiders' forward Dante Hannoun registered an assist in his final regular season game at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. Hannoun played parts of six seasons with the Royals (2013-19) and dressed in 286 games where he recorded 248 points (98g-150a), which is tied for fourth in franchise scoring.

Connections: There were seven players in tonight's contest that battled against their former team. Victoria had past Raiders' forwards D-Jay Jerome (2016-18), Kody McDonald (2018-19), and Carson Miller (2016-19). Meanwhile, Prince Albert boasted former Royals' Dante Hannoun (2013-19), Noah Gregor (2017-18), Jeremy Masella (2016-18) and Brayden Pachal (2015-17). In the game, Jerome tallied a goal, while Hannoun and Pachal each registered an assist.

Penalty-Shots: In the third period, Raiders' forward Parker Kelly was denied by Griffen Outhouse on a penalty-shot attempt. This was the third time this season that the Royals had faced a penalty-shot, and the third time they stopped the opposing shooter.

Milestone Nights: Royals' forwards Brandon Cutler and Igor Martynov both reached career milestones. Cutler played in his 150th WHL game, while Martynov skated in his 100th contest.

Coming Up: The Victoria Royals will begin a two-game road trip on Friday night against the Kelowna Rockets. From there, they will move to Kamloops to battle the Blazers on Saturday.

Back to the Barn: Victoria returns home on Friday, February 1st to begin their four-game homestand with a contest against the Tri-City Americans. The Royals will then play the Americans again on Saturday, February 2nd, followed by two contests with the Seattle Thunderbirds on Tuesday, February 5th and Wednesday February 6th. 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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