Griffin Outhouse sets Victoria Royals’ record for career wins

Griffin Outhouse made 28 saves Tuesday night for his 85th career victory, setting the Victoria Royals’ franchise record. Photo courtesy Victoria Royals.

The Victoria Royals’ record book is looking at changes this week courtesy goaltender Griffin Outhouse, who set a new standard Tuesday night.

Outhouse turned aside 28 shots in a 7-3 victory over the Spokane Chiefs in recording his 85th career WHL win, a new franchise record.

The native of Likely, located in the Cariboo region of B.C., overtakes former teammate Coleman Vollrath, who won 84 games between 2012 and 2016.

The Royals goalie now has 33 wins on the year, which is one away from his own single-season record of 34 which he set last season.

The Royals host the Chiefs again Wednesday night and will entertain the Prince George Cougars Friday and Sunday.

WATCH: Highlights from the Victoria Royals’ 7-3 win over the Spokane Chiefs Tuesday night.

A B.C. division title is still within reach with five games left in the regular season for the Royals who are now two points back of the Kelowna Rockets for the top spot.

The Rockets hold one game in hand.

Victoria is also closing in on home-ice advantage in the opening round of the playoffs with a five-point lead on the Vancouver Giants for second place in the division.

The Giants hold two games in hand on the Royals and are in Kelowna Wednesday night.