You couldn’t script a better start to the season than the one Victoria Royals had this past weekend in their back-to-back series against the Vancouver Giants.
The Royals earned a 6-1 win on Saturday night at the Langley Events Centre, following up the club’s 7-1 victory the previous night at Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre.
Those victories not only came in the form of offence but also stellar goaltending by Griffen Outhouse.
In those two contests, Outhouse recorded a 1.07 goals against average (GAA) and a 0.975 save percentage (SV%).
The Royals’ netminder stopped 77 of 79 shots he faced over the weekend that included a 46-save performance over the Vancouver Giants on Saturday night.
Last season the Royals dominated the Giants, posting an 8-1-1 record over their 10 regular season matchups.
Outhouse Named WHL Goaltender of the Week
Outhouse’s strong performance didn’t go unnoticed.
The Western Hockey League named Outhouse the WHL Goaltender of the Week and is the league nominee for Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week.
This marks the second time in his WHL career that the 19-year-old has won the award, with the other occurring last season. During his rookie season (2015-16), Outhouse was named CHL Goaltender of the Month for February 2016.
Victoria will return to the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre on Saturday, September 30th and Sunday, October 1st to face the Kamloops Blazers.