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

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

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Sig
Highway 14 down to one-lane near Jordan River

Traffic on Highway 14, six kilometres east of Jordan River, is reduced… Continue reading

BC Hydro is reporting several outages in Sooke Monday morning. (BC Hydro/Facebook)
(Courtesy of West Shore RCMP)
Second driver facing impaired charges after View Royal traffic stop leads to loaded firearms

West Shore RCMP stop swerving motorist and Saanich woman who came to pick her up

Classes are cancelled at Royal Bay Secondary School and other schools Nov. 30 due to power outages. (Black Press Media file photo)
Classes cancelled across the West Shore, Sooke due to power outages

Students can be picked up but facilities remain open

Victoria police issued tickets to two Victoria party hosts Saturday night, according to VicPD Chief Del Manak. (Unsplash)
Victoria partiers hid in closets, bedrooms in an attempt to avoid fines

Police gave out COVID-19 tickets to two separate parties

A bus shelter in White Rock is emblazoned with an ad from B.C.’s Office of the Human Rights Commissioner on Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020. (Black Press Media files)
VIDEO: ‘Am I racist?’ campaign asks British Columbians to confront their unconscious biases

Signs asking British Columbians to think about racial injustice have been put up across the province

Black Press Media and BraveFace have come together to support children facing life-threatening conditions. Net proceeds from these washable, reusable, three-layer masks go to Make-A-Wish Foundation BC & Yukon.
Put on a BraveFace: Help make children’s wishes come true

Black Press Media, BraveFace host mask fundraiser for Make-A-Wish Foundation

Christy Jordan-Fenton is the co-author of the book Fatty Legs, which has been mentioned amid the controversy of an Abbotsford school assignment on residential schools.
Fatty Legs co-author responds to Abbotsford class assignment on residential schools

Children’s book mentioned amid controversy at W. A. Fraser Middle School

Kootenay East MLA Tom Shypitka takes over as energy and mines critic for the B.C. Liberal opposition. Kelowna-Lake Country MLA Norm Letnick (right) moves from health critic to assistant deputy speaker. (Hansard TV)
B.C. Liberals pick critics to take on Horgan’s NDP majority

Interim leader Shirley Bond takes seniors, long-term care

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland listens to a question from a reporter on the phone during a news conference in Ottawa, Monday, Nov. 30, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Spending too little worse than spending too much, Freeland says as Canada’s deficit tops $381B

‘The risk of providing too little support now outweighs that of providing too much’

Left to right: A screenshot of NTC nurse navigator Lesley Cerney, FNHA regional mental health manager Georjeana Paterson and Island Health’s medical health officer Dr. Charmaine Enns addressing Ehattesaht community members from Ehatis reserve in a Facebook live update. (Ehattesaht First Nation/Facebook)
Medical team sent to Ehatis reserve near Zeballos to guide community through COVID outbreak

17 cases, eight recoveries and no hospitalizations as Island Health praises First Nation’s response

Still from a video surveillance camera of a man alleged to have stolen from several people at knife-point in Chilliwack (Rosedale) early on Nov. 28, 2020. (Facebook)
B.C. man defends his family against intruder, saves neighbour while wielding hockey stick

RCMP looking for footage that captures violent crime spree in Chilliwack

Harbour seals rest on log booms at Flavelle Mill in Port Hardy. With recent announcements the mill will be getting rid of the log booms, Dr. David Rosen sees an opportunity to study how the disappearance of this highly-frequented refuge for the seals will alter their behaviour in Burrard Inlet. (Photo supplied by David Rosen)
What the heck is going on with marine mamals in Vancouver waterways?

UBC researcher asks why they’re returning, and what role we’re playing

Christmas lights are something that people can do to celebrate the season that is not impacted by COVID-19. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
EDITORIAL: Holidays will be different this year

COVID-19 pandemic forces cancellation of many beloved Christmas events

Most Read