Royals Stifle Americans
Victoria, BC - The Victoria Royals scored three straight goals, and forward Brayden Tracey recorded two points (1g-1a), in a 3-1 victory over the Tri-City Americans on Tuesday night at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre.
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Royals - Brayden Tracey 1g-1a, Matthew Smith 1g-1a (Game Winner), Brandon Cutler 1g-0a, Gary Haden 0g-1a, Kaid Oliver 0g-1a, Carson Miller 0g-1a, Phillip Schultz 0g-1a.
Tri-City - Krystof Hrabik 1g-0a, Connor Bouchard 0g-1a, Luke Zazula 0g-1a.
Royals - Shane Farkas (W) - 60:00 mins, 22 saves on 23 shots.
Tri-City - Talyn Boyko (L) - 57:07 mins, 26 saves on 29 shots.
Royals - 0/2 = 0.0%.
Tri-City - 0/3 = 0.0%
European Captains: Victoria Captain Phillip Schultz and Tri-City's Captain Krystof Hrabik are the only two import players to wear the "C" in the WHL. Schultz was born in Rodovre, Denmark, while Hrabik is a native of Prague, Czech Republic. Prior to this season, the last European born captain in the WHL was Marcus Jonasen (Orebo, Sweden) in 2004-05 for Tri-City.
Point Streak: Victoria forward Brayden Tracey is currently on a six-game point streak. In those six contests, Tracey has record four goals and four assists. The Calgary, AB product has tallied four points in his first three games as a Royal.
In the Blue Paint: Royals' netminder Shane Farkas has won six consecutive starts. Farkas was named the WHL Eli Wilson Goaltending Goaltender of the week yesterday. The 1999-born goaltender posted a save percentage of 0.979 and a goal against average of 0.64 and two shutouts over the span.
Former Teammates: Victoria forward Brayden Tracey and Tri-City winger Blake Stevenson spent the 2015-16 season as teammates on the Calgary Northstar Sabres Bantam AAA team. Tracey led the team in scoring with 61 points (36g-25a), while Stevenson collected 19 goals and 33 assists. This is the second time the two players have matched-up in their WHL careers. The first time was on November 13, 2018 in a match-up against Tri-City and the Moose Jaw Warriors, where Tracey posted three points (1g-2a).
Royal Debut: Royals' defenceman Ty Ettinger played in his first game for Victoria tonight after being recalled from the Sherwood Park Crusaders of the Alberta Junior Hockey League (AJHL). The 2000-born blueliner was acquired from the Winnipeg ICE on trade deadline day in exchange for an eighth-round pick in the 2020 WHL Bantam Draft.
Homestand Continues: The Royals will conclude their four game homestand tomorrow night when they host the Tri-City Americans. Puck drop is scheduled for 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 www.selectyourtickets.com.
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