Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Victoria Royals’ quest for an 8-0 start continues at home tonight


The Victoria Royals’ franchise-best 7-0 start picks up right where it left off tonight at the Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre.

After thrashing the Tri-City Americans 8-2 last night, Victoria will look for a repeat victory as they look to maintain their fantastic start to the season.

Puck drop is at 7:05 pm tonight!

High-Flying Offense Averaging 6.1 Goals per Game

Through seven games this season, the Royals have been held under 6 goals just twice. And they scored 4 goals in both of those games – more than sufficient offense to win a hockey game.

The Victoria Royals are firing on all cylinders. Matthew Phillips has registered at least a point in every game, sniping 5 goals along with 13 assists, good for 3rd in the league. Ryan Peckford has done just the same, with 7 goals and 6 assists. He sits 12th in league scoring.

Incredibly, their defense and goaltending have been just as good. Victoria has conceded just 14 goals in their 7 games, giving them the best offense and the best defense in the league. Considering Griffen Outhouse leads the league in save percentage for goalies with at least 2 starts, it’s no wonder the Royals have yet to lose.

Tri-City has two 2017 first round NHL draft picks in their lineup

More general hockey fans might appreciate the top talent Tri-City possesses, as Michael Rasmussen (9th overall to Detroit Red Wings) and Jussi Valimaki (16th overall to Calgary Flames) are both on the opposing team.

Rasmussen is a massive 6’6 center who has started the season with 2 goals and 2 assists in four games. Valimaki, a smooth skating defender, has contributed a goal and 3 assists in the campaign thus far.

Victoria Royals Quick stats

Top-15 in WHL point-scoring: (Games Played – Goals – Assists – Points)

  • 3rd. Matthew Phillips: 7-5-13-18
  • 6th. Dante Hannoun: 7-8-7-15
  • T-7th. Jared Legein: 7-3-11-14
  • 12th. Ryan Peckford: 7-7-6-13

Victoria Royals vs. Tri-City Americans

  • Where: Save-on-Foods Memorial Center
  • When: Puck drop is 7:05pm!
  • Tickets: Get ’em here!
Jeremy Weeres
Jeremy Weeres
Victoria Royals and hockey writer at Victoria Buzz

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