Royals defeat Giants in Teddy Bear game in front of enthusiastic crowd

Griffen Outhouse recorded his 100th career WHL victory

The Victoria Royals defeated the Vancouver Giants 4-2, in front of an electric crowd on their annual Teddy Bear Toss on Saturday night, as goaltender Griffen Outhouse recorded his 100th career WHL victory.

Royals’ forward D-Jay Jerome scored the team’s Teddy Bear Toss goal. The goal, which was tallied at the 4:50 mark of the first period, is the second fastest in team history behind Austin Carroll’s goal in the 2013-14 game. Previously, the title of “Mr. Teddy Bear” had been held by Eric Florchuk (2017-18, 2016-17), Ethan Price (2015-16), Axel Blomqvist (2014-15), Austin Carroll (2013-14, 2012-13) and Zane Jones (2011-12).

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With the win, Outhouse recorded his 100th career WHL regular season victory. The Likely, BC native became the 16th player in WHL history to reach this milestone. He is now tied for 14th all-time in wins with Ty Edmonds (Prince George) and Danny Lorenz (Seattle). The all-time leaders in career WHL regular season victories are Corey Hirsch and Tyson Sexsmith with 120.

This week, Royals’ forward Phillip Schultz and assistant coach J.F. Best travel to Vancouver to represent Denmark at this year’s IIHF World Junior Championships. Best will serve as the Danish consultant in Performance Analysis, while Schultz, who is a product of Rodovre, Denmark, will be playing as a member of the national junior team.

The Royals return home from their longest road trip of the season to face the Kamloops Blazers on Wednesday, Jan. 9. Get tickets at the box office, over the phone at 250-220-7777, or online at www.selectyourtickets.com.



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