On March 22, 2019, 16 Western Hockey League teams began play in the 2019 #WHLPlayoffs. Over the next two calendar months, teams will compete with one goal: the right to be called WHL Champions in 2019 and immortalize themselves in WHL history.
From the first round, regional and divisional rivalries will separate the best from the rest as the field gradually shrinks in the second round and into the Eastern and Western Conference Championships. Finally, two teams will meet in the 2019 Rogers #WHLChampionship Series with the winner able to hoist the Ed Chynoweth Cup. The champions will also earn a berth into the 2019 Memorial Cup presented by Kia, which will be held in Halifax, N.S. from May 16 to 26, 2019.
Victoria Royals at Kamloops Blazers – Scoring & Highlights
Victoria wins 4-2
The Victoria Royals are moving on to the second round of the 2019 WHL Playoffs. A couple of broken panes of glass delayed the game, but the Royals’ offence powered through the breaks with a pair of goals from Brandon Cutler as well as strikes from Ralph Jarratt and Carson Miller. Orrin Centazzo had the lone goal for the Blazers in the season-ending loss.
Phillip Schultz added a pair of assists and was out in the final minutes to block some critical shots. Griffen Outhouse closed out a strong series with 34 saves on 35 shots for the win. Scott Walford (Montreal Canadiens), Jake Kustra, Mitchell Prowse, and Dino Kambeitz also picked up a single assist each for the Royals.