Royals out to early lead in WHL

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Victoria Royals

 

The Victoria Royals have jumped out to an early lead in the Western Conference of the WHL, with an impressive 7-1-0 record.

The Royals downed reigning WHL champion Kelowna Rockets 3-0 on Friday to stretch their winning start to a franchise record.

The Rockets are currently in second place in the Conference with a 5-3-0 record.

The Everett Silvertips have also started strong, with a 4-1-0 record.

At the other end of the scale, Kamloops Blazers are 0-6-0.

 

Rank Western Conference GP W L OTL SL PTS PCT GF GA STK P10 PIM
1 Victoria Royals 8 7 1 0 0 14 0.875 30 14 3-0-0-0 7-1-0-0 110
2 Kelowna Rockets 8 5 3 0 0 10 0.625 34 32 0-1-0-0 5-3-0-0 122
3 Vancouver Giants 8 3 3 1 1 8 0.500 31 39 0-3-1-0 3-3-1-1 84
4 Everett Silvertips 5 4 1 0 0 8 0.800 16 12 3-0-0-0 4-1-0-0 62
5 Spokane Chiefs 7 3 3 1 0 7 0.500 20 27 0-2-1-0 3-3-1-0 110
6 Tri-City Americans 6 3 2 1 0 7 0.583 23 24 0-1-0-0 3-2-1-0 122
7 Seattle Thunderbirds 5 3 1 1 0 7 0.700 17 14 3-0-1-0 3-1-1-0 58
8 Prince George Cougars 5 2 3 0 0 4 0.400 12 13 1-0-0-0 2-3-0-0 85
9 Portland Winterhawks 5 1 4 0 0 2 0.200 14 16 0-1-0-0 1-4-0-0 91
10 Kamloops Blazers 6 0 6 0 0 0 0.000 13 27 0-6-0-0 0-6-0-0 102

 

Four teams have started strong in the Eastern conference – the Calgary Hitmen, Red Deer Rebels, Brandon Wheat Kings and Moose Jaw Warriors are currently on top, though there’s a tight group of three teams hot on their heels.

 

Rank Eastern Conference GP W L OTL SL PTS PCT GF GA STK P10 PIM
1 Calgary Hitmen 7 5 1 0 1 11 0.786 22 16 2-0-0-1 5-1-0-1 120
2 Red Deer Rebels 7 5 2 0 0 10 0.714 27 21 1-0-0-0 5-2-0-0 78
3 Brandon Wheat Kings 7 4 1 0 2 10 0.714 37 14 3-0-0-1 4-1-0-2 99
4 Moose Jaw Warriors 6 4 0 1 1 10 0.833 26 19 4-0-1-1 4-0-1-1 81
5 Prince Albert Raiders 7 4 2 0 1 9 0.643 27 31 0-1-0-1 4-2-0-1 105
6 Saskatoon Blades 7 3 1 3 0 9 0.643 31 28 1-0-0-0 3-1-3-0 97
7 Lethbridge Hurricanes 6 4 2 0 0 8 0.667 28 15 2-0-0-0 4-2-0-0 119
8 Edmonton Oil Kings 7 3 3 1 0 7 0.500 20 25 0-1-0-0 3-3-1-0 111
9 Swift Current Broncos 7 3 3 1 0 7 0.500 20 20 0-1-0-0 3-3-1-0 82
10 Regina Pats 6 3 3 0 0 6 0.500 15 22 2-0-0-0 3-3-0-0 123
11 Medicine Hat Tigers 6 2 3 1 0 5 0.417 18 28 0-2-1-0 2-3-1-0 117
12 Kootenay Ice 8 1 7 0 0 2 0.125 17 41 0-5-0-0 1-7-0-0 101