Matthew Phillips scored a hat trick and Tyler Soy added 4 assists as the visiting Victoria Royals doubled the Edmonton Oil Kings 6-3 Thursday.
The Royals won their 3rd in a row, and kicked off a 3 game in 3 night Central Division road swing.
Victoria outshot Edmonton 19-5 in the first but came out tied at 2, on goals by Phillips and Walker.
“I liked the fact that we gave up the first goal, we were able to stay with our game. We got through the first period and that was an area of concern especially after a long travel day. We needed to get our legs under us and we were able to do that.” Head Coach Dave Lowry.
The Royals came from behind scoring the last 4 goals of the game, beginning in the second, as Chaz Reddekopp scored shorthanded to tie the game at 3. Matthew Phillips put in his second to go up 4-2 heading to the third.
Jared Dmytriw scored before Phillips struck for his third of the game. For Phillips it was his 4th career hat trick, and 3rd against Edmonton.
Victoria doubled Edmonton 42-21 in shots, went 2 for 8 on the power play and scored once shorthanded. The Oil Kings were 1 for 4 with the man advantage.
Reddekopp and Walker had a goal and assist for the Royals, while Marsel Ibragimov had 2 helpers against his former squad.
Victoria 4th in the BC Division, moves to within 2 points of Kelowna, and 3 back of Kamloops
The Royals win the season series 2-0 after a 6-1 victory October 14th in Edmonton.
Victoria visits Calgary Friday, and Red Deer Saturday.
– Marlon Martens
Victoria Royals 6 at Edmonton Oil Kings 3 – Status: Final
Thursday, January 19, 2017 – Rogers Place – Edmonton, AB
Victoria 2 2 2 – 6
Edmonton 2 1 0 – 3
1, Edmonton, Warm 7 (Fix-Wolansky, Mohr), 8:41.
2, Victoria, Phillips 30 (Soy, Walker), 12:16 (PP).
3, Edmonton, Fix-Wolansky 13 (Koch, Kehler), 15:07 (PP).
4, Victoria, Walker 22 (Reddekopp, Hannoun), 16:48 (PP).
Penalties-Fix-Wolansky Edm (unsportsmanlike cnd.), 4:13; Soy Vic (unsportsmanlike cnd.), 4:35; Gorda Edm (unsportsmanlike cnd.), 4:35; Baltruk Edm (hooking), 9:32; Kehler Edm (roughing), 10:50; Nagy Vic (10-minute misconduct), 11:56; Mohr Edm (roughing, 10-minute misconduct), 11:56; Gagnon Vic (cross checking), 14:42; Kehler Edm (hooking), 16:40; Oliver Vic (major-fighting), 17:11; Murray Edm (major-fighting), 17:11.
5, Edmonton, Baltruk 2 (Gerla, Elizarov), 1:57.
6, Victoria, Reddekopp 8 (Soy), 5:38 (SH).
7, Victoria, Phillips 31 (Soy, Ibragimov), 17:33.
Penalties-Bobylev Vic (high sticking), 3:12; Gagnon Vic (interference), 4:50; McDonald Edm (roughing), 8:19; Gorda Edm (slashing), 18:29.
8, Victoria, Dmytriw 9 (Folk, Ibragimov), 6:42.
9, Victoria, Phillips 32 (Soy, Bobylev), 15:07.
Penalties-Bargar Vic (tripping), 6:57.
Shots on Goal-
Power Play Opportunities-
Victoria 2 / 8;
Edmonton 1 / 4.
Victoria, Outhouse 25-15-3-0 (21 shots-18 saves).
Edmonton, Dea 16-18-1-1 (42 shots-36 saves).
Referees-Jeff Ingram (82), Kevin Webinger (6).
Linesmen-Devin Kohlhauser (92), Jory Lutzmann (143).