Friday, 29 August 2014

Royals blanked by 'Tips

EVERETT – The visiting Victoria Royals outshot the host Silvertips 26-24 but were blanked 1-0 in their first preseason game Friday night at Comcast Arena.

Victoria plays twice more over the Labour Day weekend, facing Seattle at 3pm Saturday and Tri City Sunday at 11:30 am, as the 11th annual Holiday Inn Preseason Classic continues.

Everett defenseman Jordan Wharrie was the only Silvertip to beat Michael Herringer who went the distance for the Royals.  Goaltenders Austin Lotz and Nik Amundrud combined for a 26-save shutout.

Seeing their first WHL action as 15 year olds (’99’s) were defenseman Scott Walford, Brayden Pachal and forward Jared Dmytriw.

The Royals were 0 for 2 on the power play, while the ‘Tips went 0 for 6.

- Marlon

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Preseason Schedule:

Saturday, August 30, 2014
Victoria @ Seattle
Comcast Arena - Everett, WA
3:00 p.m.

Sunday, August 31, 2014
Victoria @ Tri-City
Comcast Arena - Everett, WA
11:30 a.m.

Saturday, September 6, 2014
Victoria @ Kamloops
UBC Thunderbird Arena - Vancouver, BC
3:00 p.m.

Sunday, September 7, 2014
Victoria @ Kelowna
UBC Thunderbird Arena - Vancouver, BC
1:00 p.m.

Thursday, September 11, 2014
Vancouver @ Victoria
Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre - Victoria, BC
5:05 p.m.

Saturday, September 13, 2014
Victoria @ Kelowna
Prospera Place - Kelowna, BC
7:05 p.m.

Victoria drops 1-0 decision to Everett.

For Immediate Release
Friday, August 29, 2014

Victoria, BC – The Victoria Royals kicked off their 2014 exhibition schedule on Friday evening in Everett, WA with a 1-0 loss to the host Silvertips. The Royals are one of six teams competing in the Silvertips 11th Annual Pre-Season Classic Tournament.

Royals head coach, Dave Lowry, used the first game of the weekend to take a look at the younger players remaining on the roster. Victoria started‎ nine rookies in their line-up while at the same time opting to not dress any 20-year-olds. 

Rookie goaltender Michael Herringer (1996) went the distance for Victoria allowing one goal on 24 shots, and had a solid outing. The Royals also saw 1999 draft picks defencemen Scott Walford (#18 overall) and Brayden Pachal (#40 overall) get their first taste of WHL action. The Royals used a physical style to keep pace with Everett and outshot them 26-24 on the night.

Everett dressed a veteran laden line-up for their first exhibition game of the year , and that experience helped propel them to the victory. The games lone goal occurred early in the second period when defenceman Jordan Wharrie (1997) slide down from the right point and buried a slick centering pass from the left wing corner by Logan Assman (1995). The second assist on the play went to Remi Laurencelle (1995).

Goaltenders Austin ‎Lotz (1995) and Nik Amundrud (1997) shared the shutout for the Silvertips stopping 12 and 14 shots respectively. Everett was awarded six powerplays on the night and Victoria received two opportunities. Neither team was able to capitalize while skating with the extra attacker.

The Royals will now face the Seattle Thunderbirds in the second game for both teams in the tournament at 3 p.m. on Saturday. Seattle downed Tri-City 4-0 on Friday in their first pre-season contest.  The Royals wrap up the three-game tournament in Everett with an 11:30 a.m. match-up with Tri-City on Sunday.

Season tickets start from $414 and mini-packs from $49 are on sale now! Call 250-220-7889, visit, or head down to the Victoria Royals ticketing office at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre to pick up your seats and guarantee your spot at the September 26th home opener


For further information contact:

Jeff Harris
Assistant General Manager, Hockey Operations and Communications
Victoria Royals Hockey Club