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Royals Tripped up by Thunderbirds

October 5, 2019 - Western Hockey League (WHL) - Victoria Royals News Release

Kent, WA - The Victoria Royals fell by a score of 4-3 to the Seattle Thunderbirds on Saturday night at the accesso ShoWare Center.

Game Summary

Gamesheet -


Royals - Kaid Oliver 0g-2a, Tarun Fizer 1g-0a, Gary Haden 1g-0a, Jacob Herauf 1g-0a, Will Warm 0g-1a, Keanu Derungs 0g-1a, Sean Gulka 0g-1a.

Seattle - Connor Roulette 3g-0a (Game Winner), Payton Mount 0g-3a, Andrej Kukuca 1g-1a, Keltie Jeri-Leon 1g-0a, Simon Kubicek 0g-1a, Henrik Rybinski 0g-1a, Brendan Williamson 0g-1a, Matthew Wedman 0g-1a.


Royals - Brock Gould (L) - 59:00 mins, 28 saves on 32 shots.

Seattle - Roddy Smith (W) - 60:00 mins, 28 saves on 31 shots.


Royals - 1/6=16.7%.

Seattle - 3/4=75.0%.


Point Streak: With an assist on Victoria's second goal, forward Keanu Derungs has now tallied points (2g-1a) in three consecutive games.

First as a Royal: Both Gary Haden and Will Warm recorded their first point as a member of the Royals. Haden scored Victoria's third goal of the game, while Warm assisted on the club's second goal that was tallied by Jacob Herauf.

Back in the Line-up: Tonight's game marked the first contest of the season for Royals' forward Kaid Oliver, who recorded a pair of assists.

Former Thunderbird: Victoria forward Graeme Bryks played in his first game against his former team tonight. Bryks spent the parts of the last two seasons with the Thunderbirds and registered eight points (1g-7a) in 58 games with the club.

Island Connection: Seattle's Payton Mount is a product of Victoria, BC. The 2002-born forward played his minor hockey with the Juan de Fuca Minor Hockey Association.

Up Next: The Royals return home on Wednesday, October 9th when they host the Everett Silvertips at 7:05 p.m. at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. 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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