Outhouse outstanding, but Royals lose to Giants


WATCH: Victoria Royals netminder Griffen Outhouse made 36 saves and was named the first star of the game, but ultimately it was the Vancouver Giants coming out on top, 2-1 in overtime.

The game would remain scoreless until late in the third, when Royals forward Tarun Fizer would open the scoring on a nice backdoor pass from Tanner Sidaway with around 6:30 remaining in the game.

It was teddy bear toss night at the Pacific Coliseum in Vancouver, with over 9,000 fans ready to toss their teddies on the ice, but with time ticking, it appeared the Royals might just pull off the ultimate party crash.

However, with just over a minute later, former Royal Jared Dmytriw found Bowen Byram at the side of the net to tie the game at one, with the teddies flying over the glass. This game would need an extra frame, and it would be Dmytriw burning his former team again, this time on a breakaway, beating Outhouse for the win.

The Royals now return home, as they’ll look to get back in the win column on Tuesday against the Portland Winterhawks.

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