Royals Edged 5-4 in OT by Americans Wed.
The Victoria Royals had there 7 game win streak snapped after a come from behind 5-4 overtime loss to the visiting Tri City Americans who earned a split.
Nanaimo product Dylan Coghlan scored the overtime winner on the power play, while Michael Rassmussen tied it up with the man advantage with just over a minute to go to force the extra period.
Tri City went 3 for 7 on the power play, while Victoria was 2 for 5, including a short handed tally.
After trailing 1-0 through 20 minutes, the Royals took the lead 3 times, only to have the Americans find an answer each time.
Regan Nagy scored a pair, with singles coming from Matthew Phillips and Igor Martynov. Tyler Soy and Dante Hannoun had a pair of assists each.
Griffen Outhouse made 41 saves in the loss, while Beck Warm earned the win with 23 stops.
– Marlon Martens
A close game last night vs TC ended in extra time. Rewatch all the goals and saves from last night's tilt!
— Victoria Royals (@victoriaroyals) October 12, 2017
One of Canada’s Best – The Victoria Royals were ranked first on the Canadian Hockey League’s Top 10 list earlier today. This marks the highest ranking for Victoria in the franchise’s 12-year existence. This also marks the second time this season that the Royals have been ranked on the CHL’s Top 10 list.
On Fire – Two Royals’ players extended their point streaks in today’s game. Matthew Phillips leads the team with 19 points (6g-13a) in eight straight games, while Tyler Soy has tallied six points (2g-4a) in three consecutive contests.
Shorty – With Nagy’s shorthanded goal tonight, the Royals now lead the WHL in shorthanded markers with four.
Milestone Man – The Royals’ Dante Hannoun, who played in his 200th WHL game tonight, recorded his 150th (62g-88a) career point. The 1998-born forward is in his fourth season (2014-present).
Island Foes – Island natives and Tri-City Americans’ forward Jordan Topping (Salt Spring Island) and defenceman Dylan Coghlan (Nanaimo) each scored at least a goal in both weekday contests. Coghlan (2g-1a) and Topping (1g-2a) each had three points tonight.
Coming Up Next – The Royals kick off a seven-game, 6,123-kilometre road trip starting in Spokane on Friday, October 13th with puck drop for 7:05 p.m. Victoria will make stops in Seattle, Edmonton, Regina, Brandon, Saskatoon and finish in Prince Albert. The Royals return home on Saturday, October 28th to battle the Vancouver Giants.
Tri-City Americans 5 (OT) at Victoria Royals 4 – Status: Final OT
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 – Save-On-Foods Memorial Arena – Victoria, BC
Tri-City 1 0 3 1 – 5
Victoria 0 1 3 0 – 4
1, Tri-City, Coghlan 3 (Yaremko), 6:18.
Penalties-Geekie Tc (roughing), 7:00; Jarratt Vic (roughing), 7:00; Legien Vic (high sticking), 14:16; Krebs Tc (interference), 16:46; Bouchard Tc (tripping), 18:06; Martynov Vic (embellishment), 18:06.
2, Victoria, Phillips 6 (Hannoun, Soy), 12:04 (PP).
Penalties-Reddekopp Vic (tripping), 1:00; Prowse Vic (interference), 5:46; Topping Tc (unsportsmanlike cnd.), 10:27; Reddekopp Vic (unsportsmanlike cnd.), 10:27; Rasmussen Tc (charging), 10:59; Outhouse Vic (roughing), 16:25; Topping Tc (tripping), 17:16; Coghlan Tc (slashing), 18:56; Bouchard Tc (roughing), 20:00; Legien Vic (roughing), 20:00.
3, Victoria, Nagy 6 (Hannoun), 3:31 (SH).
4, Tri-City, Topping 5 (Geekie, Olson), 4:53 (PP).
5, Victoria, Nagy 7 (Soy, Walford), 6:54 (PP).
6, Tri-City, Bouchard 1 (Geekie), 11:23.
7, Victoria, Martynov 4 (Florchuk, Legien), 12:26.
8, Tri-City, Rasmussen 3 (Coghlan, Topping), 18:57 (PP).
Penalties-Soy Vic (interference), 2:57; Olson Tc (slashing), 6:47; Phillips Vic (delay of game), 18:44; Reddekopp Vic (high sticking), 19:47.
9, Tri-City, Coghlan 4 (Rasmussen, Topping), 1:12 (PP).
Penalties-Soy Vic (unsportsmanlike cnd.), 1:12.
Shots on Goal-
Power Play Opportunities-
Tri-City 3 / 7;
Victoria 2 / 5.
Tri-City, Warm 2-2-0-0 (27 shots-23 saves).
Victoria, Outhouse 6-0-1-0 (46 shots-41 saves).
Referees-Mike Campbell (89), Mark Pearce (5).
Linesmen-Liam Reid (112).