Sunday, 25 October 2015

Recap: VIC 3 - SPK 0

Griffen Outhouse made 24 saves to earn a shutout in his first WHL start, as the visiting Victoria Royals (8-5) blanked the Spokane Chiefs 3-0 Saturday night.

The Royals snapped a 4 game losing skid, earning a split of the two game set against the Chiefs after falling 2-1 one night earlier.

“The urgency that we started the game…” said Head Coach Dave Lowry when asked what impressed him most about the victory,

 “We got to work and had 20 guys that played the game the right way tonight.”

17 year old Matthew Phillips and veteran Jack Walker had a goal and an assist each, while 16 year old Ryan Peckford added a single.

Victoria jumped to a 2-0 lead early in the first, before Peckford gave the Royals some breathing room in the third.

Outhouse is the 2nd netminder in franchise history to record a shutout in his 1st WHL start joining Chilliwack Bruin, Braden Gamble (2009-10).

“It was pretty fun,” said Outhouse, “the guys played really well in front of me, made it easy…it was an overwhelming experience.”

Tyson Verhelst suffered his first loss in 3 starts against Victoria, allowing 2 goals on 26 shots.

The Royals were 1 for 5 on the power play, while shutting down all 4 Chiefs man advantages.

Victoria wraps up their 4 game road trip with a 1-3 record with the other losses coming in Seattle 4-2 last Saturday, and 3-2 in Kamloops Wednesday.

Up next they return home to entertain the Lethbridge Hurricanes before heading out on a 6 game Eastern road swing.

- Marlon Martens

Victoria Royals 2 at Spokane Chiefs 0 - Status: End of Game
Saturday, October 24, 2015 - Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena

Victoria 2 0 0 - 2
Spokane 0 0 0 - 0

1st Period-
1, Victoria, Phillips 4 (Hannoun), 1:59.
2, Victoria, Walker 3 (Hicketts, Phillips), 6:27 (PP).

Penalties-served by Cardiff Spo (too many men), 6:06; Whittingham Spo (slashing), 9:18; Walker Vic (holding), 13:18; Fiala Spo (interference), 16:41; Bobylev Vic (hooking), 18:10.

2nd Period-
No Scoring.

Penalties-Thompson Vic (too many men), 5:30; Bechtold Spo (high sticking), 6:25; Whittingham Spo (checking to the head), 9:43; Soy Vic (slashing), 10:08.

3rd Period-
No Scoring.

Penalties-Reddekopp Vic (hooking), 1:11; Reddekopp Vic (major-fighting), 4:04; Fiala Spo (major-fighting), 4:04; Whittingham Spo (high sticking), 19:28.

Shots on Goal-
Victoria 11-7-8-26.
Spokane 5-12-7-24.

Power Play Opportunities-
Victoria 1 / 5;
Spokane 0 / 4.

Victoria, Outhouse 1-0-0-0 (24 shots-24 saves).
Spokane, Verhelst 4-4-0-1 (26 shots-24 saves).

Referees-Fraser Lawrence (10), Colin Watt (72).
Linesmen-Jeremi Del Campo (44), Jason Michelbook (112).