With playoff-fire running black and blue through our veins, it’s almost easy to forget some of the spectacular regular season goals that got the Victoria Royals into the #2 spot in the WHL’s BC Division – but here’s a great reminder!
Royals’ right-winger D-Jay Jerome showcases some seriously fancy footwork against the Portland Winterhawks in this highlight-reel breakaway goal, which easily made its way into the WHL’s top 10 goals of the entire 2018-19 regular season.
If you can pick your jaw up off the floor after that epic display, you can check out the other 9 top goals from this season as the WHL has presented them below – Jerome’s goal clocked in at #5:
If your jaw should feel the sudden urge to drop, do not consult a doctor. It's just our players shining in the @remaxwesterncan #WHLTop10 Goals of the Year! pic.twitter.com/PFF2k3uGWV
— The WHL (@TheWHL) March 22, 2019
The Victoria Royals are no strangers to spotlighting stellar sportsmanship on the team, and goaltender Griffen Outhouse often tops the charts when it comes to big numbers and even bigger saves. The 20-year old net-minder even made the WHL’s top three-stars on March 22nd after the Royals recorded a 4-0 shutout on their opening night of the playoffs.
Friday, March 22, 2019#WHLPlayoffs pic.twitter.com/tuXd0RW7VT
— The WHL (@TheWHL) March 23, 2019
Friday’s win against Kamloops marked goaltender Griffen Outhouse’s ninth post-season victory. With the win, Outhouse tied Royals’ alumnus Coleman Vollrath for most postseason victories in franchise history with nine. Outhouse also passed Vollrath with his 21st career WHL postseason appearance to set a new franchise mark.
A few of Outhouse’s key saves have also made it into the WHL’s ‘Jane’s Saves’ of the week this week:
Some big saves from @outhouse40 appear in this week's edition of #JanesSaves! #WHLPlayoffs
Watch: https://t.co/rxJzpqWPCC pic.twitter.com/rT4P34tnOa
— Victoria Royals (@victoriaroyals) March 26, 2019
Feeling pumped for playoff hockey yet? The Victoria Royals recently released their 2018-19 Playoff intro video, and we promise it will get you hyped to watch the boys in blue as they battle for their playoff livelihood – you can check it out below!
The Royals continue their first round stint against the Kamloops Blazers tonight at 7 p.m. at the Sandman Centre, and the game is watchable online on the WHL’s website. They will also take on the Blazers once again tomorrow at 7 p.m. in their house, before they return home again on Saturday, March 30th at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre – puck drop for that game is at 7:05 p.m. and tickets are still available.
You can check out the rest of the series schedule here!
We will face the Kamloops Blazers in Round 1 of the #WHLPlayoffs! Game 1 is this Fri, while Game 2 will take place on Sat. Puck drop for both contests is at 7:05 pm! #VICvsKAM
Read: https://t.co/lJhh8ra1rE pic.twitter.com/r6DxI7AnpR
— Victoria Royals (@victoriaroyals) March 20, 2019
- Saturday, March 30th at 7:05 p.m. – Victoria Royals vs. Kamloops Blazers – game 5 of first round series
- Where: Save On Foods Memorial Centre, 1925 Blanshard Street
- Tickets: Playoff tickets can be purchased in-person or online