Royals Secure Second Seed in BC Division Despite Loss to Silvertips
Everett, WA - The Victoria Royals were tripped up by the Everett Silvertips 3-2 on Friday night at the Angel of the Winds Arena.
With the Kelowna Rockets' 5-2 win over the Vancouver Giants tonight, Victoria clinched home-ice advantage in their first round playoff series versus Vancouver.
Gamesheet - http://whl.ca/gamecentre/1015398/boxscore
Royals - Dante Hannoun 1g-0a, Noah Gregor 1g-0a, Tyler Soy 0g-1a, Jared Freadrich 0g-1a, Chaz Reddekopp 0g-1a, Tanner Kaspick 0g-1a.
Everett - Ondrej Vala 0g-2a, Wyatte Wylie 1g-0a, Garrett Pilon 1g-0a, Luke Ormsby (Game Winner), Connor Dewar 0g-1a, Patrick Bajkov 0g-1a, Matt Fonteyne 0g-1a, Spencer Gerth 0g-1a.
Royals - Griffen Outhouse (L) - 59:33 Mins, 41 saves on 44 shots
Everett - Carter Hart (W) - 60:00 Mins, 20 saves on 22 shots
Royals - 0/4=0.0%
Everett - 1/3=33.3%
Make it 100 - Royals' forward Tanner Kaspick recorded his 100th career WHL assist in the third period. The St. Louis Blues' signed prospect has collected 158 career points (58g-100a) in 215 WHL games split between the Brandon Wheat Kings and Victoria.
Familiar Face - Victoria battled a former Royal tonight as Spencer Gerth played for Everett and earned an assist. The product of Langley, BC played in 90 career games for Victoria from 2016-2018 and registered seven points (3g-4a). The Royals traded Gerth to the Silvertips at the 2018 WHL Trade Deadline in exchange for a seventh round pick in the 2019 WHL Bantam Draft.
On Fire - A pair of skaters extended their point streaks tonight. Veteran Tyler Soy now has points in six straight games and has registered 12 points (4g-8a) during that span. Tanner Kaspick has recorded four points (2g-2a) in his previous three contests.
Regular Season Finale - The Royals conclude their regular season tomorrow night with another contest against the Silvertips, this time at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre for Fan Appreciation Night presented by Japanese Village. Puck drop is set for 7:05 p.m. For ticket availability please call the Select Your Ticket Box Office at 250-220-7777 or visit www.selectyourtickets.com.
Round 1 Playoff Schedule - The Royals' first round playoff schedule against the Vancouver Giants is as follows:
Game 1 - Friday, March 23rd - Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre - 7:05 p.m.
Game 2 - Saturday, March 24th - Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre - 7:05 p.m.
Game 3 - Tuesday, March 27th - Langley Events Centre - 7:00 p.m.
Game 4 - Wednesday, March 28th - Langley Events Centre - 7:00 p.m.
Game 5 - Saturday, March 31st - Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre - 7:05 p.m. (if necessary)
Game 6 - Monday, April 2nd - Langley Events Centre - 2:00 p.m. (if necessary)
Game 7 - Tuesday, April 3rd - Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre - 7:05 p.m. (if necessary)
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