Royals blank Blazers in pre-season play
Kamloops, BC – The Royals weekend in the Interior began this evening as the pre-season moved along with a matchup against the Kamloops Blazers.
It was a battle of two 2006-born goaltenders to start the evening as Jayden Kraus got the crease for the Royals while Jesse Sanche got the nod for the Blazers.
The first period offered just one entry onto the scoresheet as Teydon Trembecky opened the scoring late in the first period to give Victoria a one goal advantage heading into the middle frame.
The Blazers would make a switch in the net midway through the period as Matthew Kieper came in to replace Sanche.
Victoria would double up on their lead midway through the second as Tanner Scott gave the Royals their second goal of the evening with the man advantage.
Period three was a scoreless twenty as Jayden Kraus continued his solid play on route to a 29 save shutout as the Royals blanked the Blazers 2-0.
16:44 – Victoria Royals Goal
Teydon Trembecky (1) assisted by Deegan Kinniburgh and Matthew Keller
12:34 – Victoria Royals Goal (PP)
Tanner Scott (1) assisted by Keaton Verhoeff and Grady Lane
Shots On Goal
Royals – 26
Blazers – 29
Royals – 1/3
Blazers – 0/3
Jayden Kraus – 29/29
Jesse Sanche – 15/16
Matthew Kieper – 9/10
Victoria will wrap up the pre-season tomorrow evening at 7:05pm as they travel into Kelowna to take on the Rockets at Prospera Place.
The Royals will open up the 2023-2024 WHL Regular Season on Friday, September 22 against the Vancouver Giants on the road before traveling south of the border to take on the Everett Silvertips on Saturday, September 23.