(Tyler Palmer / Victoria Royals)

It was an exciting night for the Victoria Royals on Wednesday, as their game included more than a few firsts, a highlight reel goal and an epic shutout win over the Vancouver Giants.

Though it was their second game in a row facing the familiar foe, it was the Royals’ first back at home after a recent road trip, and it was definitely one for the books.

Tyler Palmer in particular put on an impressive show, making 50 saves and recording his first ever shutout. At the same time, he also smashed a few records, including league-wide.

Palmer’s 50 saves are the most by a WHL goaltender in a shutout performance since Wyatt Hoflin (KTN) turned in a 51-save shutout performance March 15th, 2016 versus Edmonton.

The 18-year-old goaltender also smashed the team record, which was previously held by Griffen Outhouse, who made 40 saves on December 28th, 2016.

Bailey Peach also scored two goals last night, one which was a lacrosse-style shot so incredible that even Sportsnet had to share it!

Check it out below:

Matthew Hodson also opened the scoring during his first of the game of the season, earning himself the puck and his first ever WHL goal in one fell swoop.

The final score of the game was 3-0 for the Royals, and they’re back at SOFMC tonight facing the Vancouver Giants once more in their last home game of the year – you can grab your tickets here!

Victoria Royals vs. Vancouver Giants 

  • When: Thursday, December 30th – puck drop at 7:05 p.m.
  • Where: Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre, 1925 Blanshard Street
  • Tickets: Available online and at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre box office