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Royals Take Down Cougars

February 16, 2019 - Western Hockey League (WHL) - Victoria Royals News Release

Prince George, BC -- The Victoria Royals stymied the Prince George Cougars 4-1, as Victoria, BC product Tanner Sidaway recorded the game winner in his first career multi-goal game.

Game Summary:

Gamesheet -


Royals - Tanner Sidaway 2g-0a (Game Winner) Phillip Schultz 0g-2a, Dino Kambeitz 0g-2a, Kaid Oliver 1g-0a, Logan Doust 1g-0a, Kody McDonald 0g-1a.

Prince George - Josh Curtis 1g-0a, Tyson Upper 0g-1a, Jackson Leppard 0g-1a.


Royals - Griffen Outhouse (W) - 57:15 mins, 32 saves on 33 shots.

Brock Gould - 2:45 mins, stopped the one shot he faced.

Prince George - Taylor Gauthier (L) - 60:00 mins, 17 saves on 21 shots.


Royals - 0/5 = 0.0%.

Prince George - 0/4 = 0.0%.


Playing PG: The Victoria Royals are 5-1-0-0 against the Prince George Cougars this season. Since they relocated from Chilliwack in the 2011-12 season, Victoria has posted a record of 39-16-1-1 against the Cougars.

Scoring Sidaway: Royals' forward Tanner Sidaway tallied the first multi-goal game of his career. Sidaway, a Victoria, BC native, has 10 points (7g-3a) in 54 games this season.

Climbing the Ranks: With his victory tonight, Victoria Royals' goaltender Griffen Outhouse collected his 109th win; this moved him into sole possession of seventh all-time in WHL regular season victories. Outhouse is now 11 wins behind Tyson Sexsmith and Corey Hirsch for most all-time.

Fast and Furious: Royals' forward Tanner Sidaway set a new franchise record for fastest goal to open a period. The goal was scored seven seconds into second frame. The previous record was nine seconds, which has happened four times in franchise history.

Five Alive: In tonight's contest, Royals' forward Phillip Schultz registered two assists to extend his point-streak to five consecutive games. Over this span, Schultz has tallied 10 points (5g-5a).

A Royal Return: Victoria Royals' forward Kody McDonald collected an assist in his first ever game in Prince George as a member of the opposing team. McDonald played parts of five seasons with the Cougars (2013-18), where he recorded 126 points (60g-66a) in 232 games.

Back in the Lineup: Forward Ty Yoder made his return to the lineup tonight. Yoder had been sidelined since January 4th due to illness.

Up Next: The Royals will conclude their five-game road trip when they take on the Prince George Cougars tomorrow night.

Coming Home: Victoria returns home on Monday, February 18th, and Tuesday, February 19th to battle the Kelowna Rockets in a back-to-back set. Monday's Family Day game will start at 2:05 p.m., with a Skate with the Players taking place after the contest. Puck drop for Tuesday's game is 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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