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).

RELATED: Victoria Royals going viral with ‘header’ challenge

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.



c.vanreeuwyk@blackpress.ca

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

Oak Bay realtor recalls sale of home where family was murdered

Home sellers not always required to disclose violent crimes

Victoria police seek witnesses after assault reported by man in wheelchair

Cops hope to speak with witnesses near Yates and Douglas on Jan. 13 between 1:45 and 3:15 p.m.

Victoria dancer shares concussion experience in a neuro-diverse performance

Stacey Horton’s Concussion explores living with and recovering from brain injury

Olympic Gold medalist rower disppointed Saanich won’t host national training centre

Adam Kreek said also he respects decision by Rowing Canada Aviron

City of Victoria denies cannabis lounge business licence

Terp City Canna Lounge has been illegally operating for several years

Trudeau says politicians shouldn’t prey on Canadians’ fears

The Prime Minister was speaking at a townhall in Ontario

B.C. chief says they didn’t give up rights for gas pipeline to be built

Hereditary chief: no elected band council or Crown authority has jurisdiction over Wet’suwet’en land

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers wanted list for the week of Jan. 15

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

POLL: Should people have to license their cats?

The Victoria Natural History Society has sent letters to 13 municipalities in… Continue reading

Thieves steal thousands from 140 Coast Capital Savings members

Online fraud tactics included phising and ‘brute force’ in November and December

Condo rental bans may be on way out with B.C. empty home tax

Many exemptions to tax, but annual declarations required

UPDATE: B.C. boy, aunt missing for three days

The pair are missing from Kamloops

Daredevil changes game plan to jump broken White Rock pier

Brooke Colby tells council daredevil event would help boost waterfront business

Liberal bows out of byelection after singling out Jagmeet Singh’s race

Karen Wang says she made comments online that referenced Singh’s cultural background

Most Read