Tyler Soy scored the eventual game winner as the Victoria Royals (14-5-1-0) edged the visiting Edmonton Oil Kings 3-2 in a come from behind victory.
Trailing 2-0 mid way through the 2nd period, Victoria forward Eric Florchuk cut the lead to 1 with the man advantage, before Ryan Peckford evened the score early in the third redirecting a Scott Walford slap pass. Soy sniped on the power play to complete the comeback, and the Royals shut the door for their 2nd straight win.
Captain Matthew Phillips and Scott Walford added a pair of assists each, and were named stars in the game. Edmonton got goals from Brett Kemp and Kobe Mohr.
The Oil Kings (5-11-2-0) suffered their 5th loss in a row, and 9th straight defeat to Victoria, losing in Edmonton 3-2 in overtime in mid-October.
It was a physical affair, with many hits thrown by both clubs. Walford erupted the crowd with his hit on Ty Gerla, while early in the contest Dino Kambietz got the club fired up with a check on Ethan Cap.
Victoria netminder Griffen Outhouse made 32 saves for his league leading 12th win. Travis Child took the loss stopping 19 of 22.
The Royals power play went 2 for 5, while the Oil Kings went 1 for 4.
Victoria wraps up their 5 game home stand with a 4-1 record, and now hit the road to face Vancouver Friday night.
– Marlon Martens
CHL TOP 10 – The Royals are ranked 7th in the CHL Top 10, for a second week in a row.
Record Chasing – Royals’ veteran Tyler Soy is now only 5 points away from tying the all-time franchise record for most career points. The current record is held by former Royal and Chilliwack Bruin Brandon Magee who earned 264 points (113g-151a) in 318 WHL contests.
Edmonton Area Products – Tonight, Victoria had two skaters who hail from the Greater Edmonton Area score as Eric Florchuk (Fort Saskatchewan) and Ryan Peckford (Stony Plain) tallied the opening two markers for the homeside.
Streaking – A pair of Royals extended their point streaks in the victory. Tyler Soy has collected 11 points (4g-7a) in a stretch of 8 games, while Peckford has earned 7 points (5g-2a) over his past five contests.
Next Up – The Royals will face the Vancouver Giants tomorrow night at the Langley Events Centre with puck drop set for 7:00 p.m. Victoria will return home for a contest against the Red Deer Rebels on Tuesday, November 14th, which is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. Tickets can be purchased in person at the Select Your Tickets box office, over the phone by calling 250-220-7777, or online at www.selectyourtickets.com.
TEXT GAME SUMMARY:
Edmonton Oil Kings 2 at Victoria Royals 3 – Status: Final
Friday, November 10, 2017 – Save-On-Foods Memorial Arena – Victoria, BC
Edmonton 1 1 0 – 2
Victoria 0 1 2 – 3
1, Edmonton, Kemp 5 (Kehler, Platz), 9:47.
Penalties-Soustal Edm (cross checking), 11:37; Rudakov Edm (high sticking), 15:53; Phillips Vic (cross checking), 19:42.
2, Edmonton, Mohr 5 (Atkinson, Warm), 1:28 (PP).
3, Victoria, Florchuk 5 (Martynov, Legien), 12:31 (PP).
Penalties-Phillips Vic (high sticking), 4:59; McDonald Edm (interference), 10:40; served by Kambeitz Vic (too many men), 13:04.
4, Victoria, Peckford 12 (Walford, Phillips), 1:33.
5, Victoria, Soy 8 (Phillips, Walford), 10:41 (PP).
Penalties-Bowman Edm (embellishment), 2:17; Prowse Vic (interference), 2:17; Hannoun Vic (slashing), 4:33; Mohr Edm (boarding), 10:15; Kehler Edm (cross checking), 10:41.
Shots on Goal-
Power Play Opportunities-
Edmonton 1 / 4;
Victoria 2 / 5.
Edmonton, Child 4-5-1-0 (22 shots-19 saves).
Victoria, Outhouse 12-3-1-0 (34 shots-32 saves).
Referees-Stephen Campbell (14), Brett Iverson (24).
Linesmen-Riley Friesen (76), Chris Van Deventer (145).