The visiting Lethbridge Hurricanes used 6 power play goals to help propel them past the Victoria Royals 10-4 Tuesday night.
Lethbridge snapped their 8 game losing skid, while ending Victoria’s modest 2 game win streak.
Royals Tyler Soy scored shorthanded to tie the game at 2 early in the second period before the Hurricanes broke the game open, notching the next 5 straight to take a 7-2 lead into the third.
Second period shots were 15-4 in favour of the visitors, as the hosts found themselves shorthanded 6 times.
Final shots were 37-24 for Lethbridge.
It was a special teams affair with Lethbridge going 6 for 12 on the power play, and Victoria netting 2 goals on 6 chances.
Both clubs scored a goal each while shorthanded.
A trio of Hurricanes had 4 point nights, led by Ryan Vandervlis three goals and an assist. Giorgio Estephan had 2 goals and 2 assists, while Calen Addison had a goal and three helpers.
The Royals got a 3 point night from Matthew Phillips with a goal and two assists. Tyler Soy moved to within a point of tying the franchise point record with his goal and assist. Victoria got singles from defensemen Matthew Smith and Chaz Reddekopp.
All four netminders made appearances in the game.
Griffen Outhouse allowed 4 goals on 18 shots before being relieved by Dean McNabb who stopped 12 of 16. Stuart Skinner earned the win with 18 stops after 50 minutes, while back up Reece Klassen went 2 for 2.
Up next Victoria entertains the Seattle Thunderbirds for a pair of games Friday and Saturday night to close out their 3 game home stand.
– Marlon Martens
— Victoria Sports News (@Vic_SportsNews) November 22, 2017
Record Watch – After registering a goal and an assist in tonight’s contest, Royals’ forward Tyler Soy is within one point of tying the all-time franchise record for most career points. Currently, the record is held by former Royal and Chilliwack Bruin Brandon Magee who totalled 264 points (113g-151a) over his 318-game career.
Feisty Affair – A total of 33 penalty minutes in tonight’s contest marked the highest amount that the Royals have had in a game this season. The previous high was 31 penalty minutes on September 23rd, 2017 against the Vancouver Giants.
PK Party – Tyler Soy’s shorthanded marker in tonight’s game was the Royals’ eighth shorthanded goal of the season. Victoria sits second in the CHL with their eight shorthanded markers, behind the Ontario Hockey League’s Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (10).
Multi-Point Night – With three points (1g-2a) tonight, Victoria captain Matthew Phillips recorded his 13th multi-point game of the season. Phillips has also recorded at least a point in 22 of the Royals’ 25 games in the 2017-18 campaign.
Up Next – The Royals are back in action on Friday night at the Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre as they take on the Seattle Thunderbirds for Downie Wenjack Fund Night. Puck drop 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.
Lethbridge Hurricanes 10 at Victoria Royals 4 – Status: Final
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 – Save-On-Foods Memorial Arena – Victoria, BC
Lethbridge 2 5 3 – 10
Victoria 1 1 2 – 4
1, Victoria, Smith 2 (Phillips, Soy), 8:02.
2, Lethbridge, Vandervlis 7 (Tarzwell), 10:12.
3, Lethbridge, Vandervlis 8 (Bellerive, Addison), 15:41 (PP).
Penalties-Olson Let (holding), 1:50; Estephan Let (roughing), 7:49; Freadrich Vic (roughing), 7:49; Riddle Let (cross checking), 12:00; Freadrich Vic (interference), 14:22; Estephan Let (roughing), 20:00; Nagel Let (roughing), 20:00; Nagy Vic (roughing), 20:00.
4, Victoria, Soy 9 (Phillips), 4:20 (SH).
5, Lethbridge, Estephan 10 (Vandervlis, Addison), 7:13 (PP).
6, Lethbridge, Addison 5 (Estephan, Franklin), 9:32.
7, Lethbridge, Vandervlis 9 (Wilson), 10:13.
8, Lethbridge, Estephan 11 (Addison, Bellerive), 11:59 (PP).
9, Lethbridge, Bellerive 11 (Estephan, Cozens), 16:19 (PP).
Penalties-Hannoun Vic (tripping), 3:25; Phillips Vic (slashing), 6:17; Peckford Vic (hooking), 11:48; Oliver Vic (roughing), 15:08; Nagy Vic (slashing), 16:19; Merezhko Let (cross checking, major-fighting), 19:24; Legien Vic (unsportsmanlike cnd., major-fighting), 19:24; Nagy Vic (10-minute misconduct), 19:24; Phillips Vic (tripping), 19:24.
10, Victoria, Phillips 19 (Walford, Freadrich), 2:23 (PP).
11, Lethbridge, Franklin 8 (Tarzwell), 7:46 (PP).
12, Victoria, Reddekopp 3 (Florchuk, Kambeitz), 10:18 (PP).
13, Lethbridge, Tarzwell 3 (Cox), 15:29 (SH).
14, Lethbridge, Nagel 3 (Bowen, Ross), 17:39 (PP).
Penalties-Bowen Let (tripping), 1:04; Addison Let (roughing), 4:21; Gerth Vic (roughing), 4:21; Soy Vic (tripping), 6:04; Reddekopp Vic (slashing), 7:46; Addison Let (slashing), 8:41; Masella Vic (interference), 10:44; Bowen Let (hooking), 14:04; Masella Vic (roughing), 16:43.
Shots on Goal-
Power Play Opportunities-
Lethbridge 6 / 11;
Victoria 2 / 6.
Lethbridge, Skinner 8-10-1-0 (22 shots-18 saves); Klassen 0-2-0-0 (2 shots-2 saves). Victoria, Outhouse 14-4-1-0 (19 shots-15 saves); McNabb 2-4-0-0 (18 shots-12 saves).
Referees-Adam Griffiths (36), Ryan O’Keeffe (30).
Linesmen-Cole Cooke (130), Riley Friesen (76).