Griffen Outhouse made 36 saves to help the Victoria Royals shut out the visiting Moose Jaw Warriors 3-0 Saturday, in their only meeting of the season.
The Royals bounced back after 9-2 defeat to the Rockets one night earlier, and snapped a 3 game losing streak.
“It was exactly what we needed…” said Head Coach Dave Lowry on the difference one night to the next.
“We start doing things right, we started putting pucks at the net and getting bodies to the net….” Added Lowry.
Tyler Soy, the 2nd star of the game scored the opening goal of the game in the first.
“Last night was a bit of an embarrassing showing…” said Soy, on the loss to the Rockets,
“The guys did a great job of moving on, and coming out to play tonight.”
Vladimir Bobylev on the power play in second period put up Victoria 2-0. Matthew Phillips scored in the final minute of the frame to go up 3-0 heading to the third.
Griffen Outhouse stopped all 15 shots he faced in the final frame for his 3rd shut out of the season, making several spectacular saves late off Justin Almedia and Jayden Halbgewachs. Zach Sawchenko suffered the defeat allowing 3 goals on 30 shots.
Victoria was 1 for 5 on the power play, and shut down all 5 Moose Jaw man advantages.
Royals forward Ryan Peckford got hit in the first period by Tanner Jeannot and did not return to the game. Jeannot was assessed a charging minor.
Victoria remains 4th in the BC Division, 5 back of Kamloops who also won 6-3 over Vancouver.
The Warriors had kicked off their BC Division swing with a 4-1 win over the Giants Friday.
The Royals now embark on a 4 game in 5 night road trip beginning in Langley Tuesday against the Giants, before a 3 game in 3 night swing in Alberta.
– Marlon Martens
Moose Jaw Warriors 0 at Victoria Royals 3 – Status: Final
Saturday, January 14, 2017 – Save-On-Foods Memorial Arena – Victoria, BC
Moose Jaw 0 0 0 – 0
Victoria 1 2 0 – 3
1, Victoria, Soy 18 12:26. Penalties-Klatt Mj (tripping), 7:17; Jarratt Vic (slashing), 14:35; served by Khomenko Mj (bench – coach), 18:16; Jeannot Mj (charging), 18:16.
2, Victoria, Bobylev 4 (Walker, Dmytriw), 2:26 (PP).
3, Victoria, Phillips 28 (Hannoun, Price), 19:35.
Penalties-Brook Mj (interference), 1:24.
Penalties-Price Vic (interference), 0:14; Dmytriw Vic (hooking), 7:41; Sawchenko Mj (delay of game), 9:28; Walker Vic (tripping), 11:22; Gagnon Vic (cross checking), 18:00.
Shots on Goal-
Moose Jaw 11-10-15-36.
Power Play Opportunities-
Moose Jaw 0 / 5;
Victoria 1 / 5.
Moose Jaw, Sawchenko 17-6-4-1 (30 shots-27 saves).
Victoria, Outhouse 23-15-3-0 (36 shots-36 saves).
Referees-Jeff Ingram (82), Fraser Lawrence (10).
Linesmen-Liam Reid (112), Kirk Van Helvoirt (107).