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Royals' Team Blue Outduels Team White in Intra-Squad Win

August 30, 2019 - Western Hockey League (WHL) - Victoria Royals News Release

Victoria, BC - Team Blue's Tarun Fizer and Carson Miller each scored two goals, while River Fahey recorded three points (1g-2a) in a 6-4 victory over Team White in the Royals' annual Intra-Squad game.

Game Summary

Game Galleries -


Team Blue - River Fahey 1g-2a, Tarun Fizer 2g-0a, Carson Miller 2g-0a (Game Winner), Christopher Alexander 1g-0a, Brayden Schuurman 0g-1a, Riley Gannon 0g-1a, Gannon Laroque 0g-1a, Noah Lamb 0g-1a.

Team White - Ty Yoder 2g-0a, Matthew Hodson 1g-1a, Keanu Derungs 1g-1a, Braden Smith 0g-1a, Brandon Cutler 0g-1a, Dawson Milliken 0g-1a, Brett Huxley 0g-1a.


Team Blue - Keegan Maddocks (W) - 60:00 mins, 31 saves on 35 shots.

Team White - Connor Martin (L) - 59:10 mins, 37 saves on 42 shots.


It All Starts Here: Tonight's game marked the club's ninth annual intra-squad contest. The yearly event marked the end of training camp and saw the remaining players compete against each other. This is the third time in the nine games, and second consecutive year, that Team Blue has defeated Team White.

From Far and Wide: Out of the 38 players who competed in the intra-squad game BC produced the most skaters in the contest with 16, while Alberta had the second-most at 11. Saskatchewan was represented by seven players and Manitoba by one. There were two American players, one from California and one from Colorado. Victoria's newly added Keanu Derungs was the only import player in the game, as he hails from Ilanz, Switzerland.

Dotted Line: The Intra-Squad game featured eight newly signed players. Victoria locked up forwards Keanu Derungs, Brayden Schuurman, Tanner Scott, Carter Dereniwsky, and Carter Briltz, along with defencemen Kalem Parker, Gannon Laroque, and Braden Smith. Parker (32nd overall), Dereniwsky (39th overall) Scott (48th overall), Schuurman (69th overall) and Briltz (102nd overall) were all selected in the 2019 WHL Bantam Draft this spring. Derungs was picked 28th overall in the 2019 CHL Import Draft, while Laroque was listed in the summer of 2018, and Smith was drafted in the 2018 WHL Bantam Draft (117th overall).

2019 Pre-Season Schedule:

Friday, August 30th at Kelowna Rockets - 7:05 p.m. - Prospera Place - Kelowna, BC

Saturday, August 31st at Kamloops Blazers - 7:00 p.m. - Sandman Centre - Kamloops, BC

Friday, September 6th at Vancouver Giants - 7:30 p.m. - Langley Events Centre - Langley, BC

Saturday, September 7th vs. Kamloops Blazers - 11:00 a.m. - Langley Events Centre - Langley, BC

Sunday, September 9th vs. Everett Silvertips - 1:00 p.m. - Langley Events Centre - Langley, BC

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