Griffen Outhouse made 38 saves as the Victoria Royals shut out the visiting Everett Silvertips 5-0 Friday night.
Taking a 1-0 lead into the third, Victoria scored 4 more in the third to win their first of 4 meetings. The two clubs will meet again Sunday afternoon at 4 in Everett.
The Royals got a goal and assist performances from Dante Hannoun, Matthew Phillips and Braydon Buziak. Kaid Oliver had 2 assists, while single goals came from Jeff DeWit and Andrei Grishakov – who made his debut for Victoria.
The line of Buziak, Oliver and DeWit combined for 5 points.
Neither team connected on the power play, the Royals were 0 for 2, while the ‘Tips went 0 for 3.
Outhouse notched his 10th career shutout, tying the franchise record that was held by Chilliwack Bruins Lucas Gore.
Victoria plays in Kamloops Saturday, then heads to Everett Sunday for a 4pm start.
– Marlon Martens
Record Setter – Recording his 10th career shutout in tonight’s game, Royals’ netminder Griffen Outhouse tied former Chilliwack Bruin Lucas Gore for the most shutouts in franchise history.
Century Mark – Registering a helper on Matthew Phillips’ goal, Royals’ blueliner Chaz Reddekopp recorded his 100th career WHL assist. The West Kelowna, BC native becomes the eighth Royal to reach the 100-assist plateau.
First as a Royal – A pair of Victoria skaters scored their first goals in a Royals’ uniform. Braydon Buziak opened the scoring with his first marker as a Royal and newly acquired forward Andrei Grishakov scored in his Victoria debut. Grishakov was acquired from the Calgary Hitmen yesterday in exchange for a third round pick in the 2019 WHL Bantam Draft.
Staying Hot – Tyler Soy extended his point streak to 10 games with an assist against the Silvertips. The veteran forward has 15 points (6g-9a) over his last 10 contests. Soy is two helpers shy of tying the franchise record for most career assists, set by Former Royal and Chilliwack Bruin Brandon Magee who recorded 151 career assists.
At the Worlds – Royals’ forward Igor Martynov and Silvertips’ goaltender Carter Hart did not participate in tonight’s game as they are attending the 2018 World Junior Hockey Championships representing their home nations of Belarus and Canada respectively. Hart helped Canada capture their 17th gold medal, and first since 2015.
Back to the Island – Everett forward Patrick Bajkov made his return to Vancouver Island tonight. The Nanaimo, BC native played for the North Island Silvertips of the British Columbia Major Midget League during the 2013-14 season, where he registered 31 points (20g-11a) in 40 games.
Coming Up – The Royals head to Kamloops as they square off against the Blazers tomorrow night with puck drop scheduled for 7:00 p.m. On Sunday, Victoria rolls into Everett to take on the Silvertips at 4:05 p.m. The Royals return home on Friday, January 12th against the Kamloops Blazers. Puck drop is slated 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.
GAME TEXT SUMMARY:
Everett Silvertips 0 at Victoria Royals 5 – Status: Final
Friday, January 5, 2018 – Save-On-Foods Memorial Arena – Victoria, BC
Everett 0 0 0 – 0
Victoria 0 1 4 – 5
Penalties-Bajkov Evt (embellishment), 2:06; Oliver Vic (hooking), 2:06; Florchuk Vic (tripping), 18:01; Bajkov Evt (tripping), 18:59.
1, Victoria, Buziak 3 (Oliver, Walford), 16:05.
Penalties-O’Rourke Evt (hooking), 1:58.
2, Victoria, de Wit 5 (Buziak, Oliver), 0:17.
3, Victoria, Hannoun 14 (Phillips, Soy), 7:51.
4, Victoria, Phillips 29 (Reddekopp, Hannoun), 9:37.
5, Victoria, Grishakov 12 (Kambeitz, Fizer), 17:40.
Penalties-Walford Vic (interference), 0:36; Soy Vic (roughing), 11:54; Richards Evt (unsportsmanlike cnd.), 14:03; Jensen Vic (roughing), 14:03.
Shots on Goal-
Power Play Opportunities-
Everett 0 / 3;
Victoria 0 / 2.
Everett, Wolf 7-4-0-0 (26 shots-22 saves); Belluk 0-1-0-0 (3 shots-2 saves). Victoria, Outhouse 20-10-3-1 (38 shots-38 saves).
Referees-Ryan O’Keeffe (30), Nick Swaine (35).
Linesmen-Jeff MacAdams, Chris Van Deventer (145).