Tyler Soy had a goal and assist, while Griffen Outhouse made 40 saves as the visiting Victoria Royals (4-4) beat the Medicine Hat Tigers 5-1 Tuesday night.
“I think we had a good team game overall,” said Soy,
“We had a great start, it was another big key…having to drive for a couple of hours before the game, so it was nice to see the guys come out flying.”
Leading 2-1 after 40 minutes, the Royals killed off a penalty early in the third and then scored 3 unanswered.
“I thought the kill at the start of the third was huge,” said head coach Dave Lowry,
“Then we started generating some chances…and took control of the game again.”
Victoria has now won back to back games, and 3 of 4 on their 6 game in 10 night road trip.
“This road trip came at a good time for us,” said Lowry,
“We are able to focus in on playing hockey, and getting these guys to spend some time together and it’ll go a long way for us.”
The Royals went 1 for 4 on the power play, while the Tigers (5-3) were 1 for 6.
Victoria doubled Medicine Hat in shots 16-8 after 20 minutes.
“We talked about it…we had to make sure we were skating, we could match their speed and play a fast game.” Said Lowry
The Royals are now 4-0 when scoring first.
Outhouse continued his stellar play, earning 1st star honours for a second straight game after making several post to post stops in all three periods.
Dante Hannoun opened the scoring on a 5 on 3 power play, wiring a shot top corner.
Blake Bargar made it 2-0 in the second after some hard work, and picking a defensem
an’s pocket to put it through Calgary Flames prospect Nick Schneider.
Tigers Max Gerlach scored on a rebound on a man advantage to cut the lead to one, 2-1 heading to the third.
Matthew Phillips deked out Schneider and scored on a wrap around to restore a 2 goal lead. Soy’s backhanded deke on a breakaway made 4-1 before Jared Dmytriw scored into an empty net.
Jack Walker chipped in with a pair of assists.
Nick Schneider took the loss allowing 4 goals on 40 shots.
On this trip, the Royals have won in Vancouver, lost at Seattle, before winning in Spokane and Medicine Hat.
Victoria now faces Lethbridge Wednesday before wrapping up the trek in Edmonton Friday.
– Marlon Martens
Victoria Royals 5 at Medicine Hat Tigers 1 – Status: In Progress (2:15 remaining in 3rd)
Tuesday, October 11, 2016 – Canalta Centre – Medicine Hat, AB
Victoria 1 1 3 – 5
Medicine Hat 0 1 0 – 1
1, Victoria, Hannoun 1 (Soy, Reddekopp), 11:22 (PP).
Penalties-Owre Mh (slashing), 10:48; Rassell Mh (high sticking), 10:57; Reddekopp Vic (interference), 15:30.
2, Victoria, Bargar 2 (Price, Gagnon), 6:00.
3, Medicine Hat, Gerlach 4 (Dahlstrom, Rubins), 16:23 (PP).
Penalties-Quenneville Mh (interference), 1:09; Bradley Mh (holding), 2:03; Oliver Vic (roughing), 10:04; Bradley Mh (roughing), 10:04; Jarratt Vic (slashing), 14:55; Folk Vic (high sticking), 17:57; Jarratt Vic (hooking), 20:00.
4, Victoria, Phillips 3 (Walker), 2:51.
5, Victoria, Soy 4 (Nagy), 15:04.
6, Victoria, Dmytriw 2 18:01 (EN).
Penalties-Florchuk Vic (hooking), 19:15; Pachal Vic (checking from behind), 19:29.
Shots on Goal-
Medicine Hat 8-14-19-41.
Power Play Opportunities-
Victoria 1 / 4;
Medicine Hat 1 / 6.
Victoria, Outhouse 3-3-0-0 (41 shots-40 saves).
Medicine Hat, Schneider 4-0-0-0 (40 shots-36 saves).
Referees-Jordan Lightbrown (74), Kevin Webinger (6).
Linesmen-Darren Holeha (47), Davide Gilli (40).