Yoder Scores a Pair in Royals 4-2 Loss At Tigers Saturday
Ty Yoder scored a pair of goals for the Victoria Royals in a losing cause as they fell 4-2 in Medicine Hat 4-2 Saturday night.
Twice the Royals came back to tie the game, but the Tigers scored the last 2 goals in the third including an empty netter to snap Victoria’s 3 game win streak.
Royals Head Coach Dan Price:
Rookie netminder Garin Bjorklund made 21 saves for the win in his first WHL start. Griffen Outhouse gave up 3 goals on 29 shots in the loss.
Medicine Hat went 1 for 4 on the power play, striking on a 5 on 3. Victoria was held to 0 for 1.Ryan Chyzowski scored the eventual winner and added 2 assists for the Tigers. James Hamblin scored twice. Ryan Jevne notched the insurance marker.
Defenseman Mitchell Prowse added a pair of helpers for the Royals.
Medicine Hat held period leads of 1-0 and 2-1.
It was Yoder’s first 2 goal game, and now has his first 5 points in the WHL, coming over the last 5 games. He was named the games 2nd star.
Up next Victoria visits Kootenay on Monday afternoon at 3pm PST.
Master Yoder: Tonight, Royals’ forward Ty Yoder tallied his first WHL multi-goal game. The native of Tofield, AB has recorded five points (4g-1a) in his last five games.
First Game: Terrace, BC native Carson Golder played his first career WHL game tonight for the Royals. The 2002 born defender was recently called up to the Royals from the Pursuit of Excellence Prep team of the Canadian Sport School Hockey League. He was listed and signed by Victoria this past offseason.
Hometown Talent: Tonight, the Royals played against Victoria native Tyler Preziuso. The 19-year-old forward was teammates with Royals’ forward Tanner Sidaway during the 2014-15 season, where the pair played for the South Island Royals of the British Columbia Major Midget League (BCMML).
Coming Up: On Monday night, the Royals will continue their road trip with a contest against the Kootenay ICE. Puck drop is at 3:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time.
Back at the Barn: The Royals will return home from their longest road trip of the season to face the Kamloops Blazers on Wednesday, January 9th. 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.
TEXT SCORING SUMMARY
Victoria Royals 2 at Medicine Hat Tigers 4 – Status: Final
Saturday, December 29, 2018 – Canalta Centre – Medicine Hat, AB
Victoria 0 1 1 – 2
Medicine Hat 1 1 2 – 4
1, Medicine Hat, Hamblin 20 (Lockner, Chyzowski), 6:52.
Penalties-Martynov Vic (tripping), 4:48; served by Ostir Mh (too many men), 16:14.
2, Victoria, Yoder 3 (Cutler, Prowse), 8:24.
3, Medicine Hat, Hamblin 21 (Nassen, Chyzowski), 13:01 (PP).
Penalties-Walford Vic (holding opp. stick), 2:39; Martynov Vic (hooking), 11:39; Prowse Vic (slashing), 11:52.
3rd Period-4, Victoria, Yoder 4 (Prowse), 1:51. 5, Medicine Hat, Chyzowski 13 5:14. 6, Medicine Hat, Jevne 18 (Preziuso), 19:42 (EN). Penalties-No Penalties
Shots on Goal-
Medicine Hat 11-14-5-30.
Power Play Opportunities-
Victoria 0 / 1;
Medicine Hat 1 / 4.
Victoria, Outhouse 13-10-1-0 (29 shots-26 saves).
Medicine Hat, Bjorklund 1-0-0-0 (23 shots-21 saves).
Referees-Chris Crich (20), Karlin Krieger (27).
Linesmen-Przemek Iwaniec (140), Michael Roberts (87).