Royals Drop T-Birds 6-1 Saturday
Tyler Soy had a goal and 3 assists to help lead the visiting Victoria Royals past the Seattle Thunderbirds 6-1 Saturday night.
Matthew Phillips scored a pair while singles came from Jared Freadrich, Jared Legien and Regan Nagy who added an assist.
The Royals got 3 of their goals on the power play, while the penalty kill was a perfect 4 for 4.
The Thunderbirds opened the scoring, but a pair of Phillips power play goals, both assisted by Soy gave the Royals a 2-1 lead after 20 minutes.
Jared Legien scored on a breakaway for the lone goal of second.
In the third, Regan Nagy struck early, followed by a Soy breakaway goal and Freadrich’s point shot goal with the man advantage to seal the win.
Griffen Outhouse earned the win stopping 26 of 27, and back up Dean McNabb stopped 5 for 5. Matt Berlin gave up 6 goals on 30 shots, as Seattle had their 2 game win streak snapped.
The Royals bounced back after an 8-6 loss on the road against the Chiefs Friday.
Victoria is 1-1 on their 7 game road trip which continues in Edmonton on Wednesday night.
– Marlon Martens
Royals Media Notes:
Magical Man-Advantage – With three powerplay markers tonight, the Royals have now recorded goals with the man-advantage in 10 straight games. This sets the new franchise record for most consecutive contests with a powerplay tally.
Streak Breakers – Tonight’s victory ended a streak of nine straight losses to the Thunderbirds for Victoria. The Royals’ last victory over Seattle was a 3-2 win on March 2, 2015.
Familiar Faces – Victoria’s Anthony Bishop and Seattle’s Blake Bargar were facing their former teams for the first time tonight. The two skaters where traded for each other this past summer.
Glorious Goals – After tonight’s game, the Royals have now scored six or more goals on seven separate occasions this season with a recorded of 6-1-0-0 in those contests. During the 2016-17 campaign, Victoria earned a perfect 12-0-0-0 mark when they record six or more goals.
Streaking Skaters – Four point streaks were extended in tonight’s game for the Royals. Matthew Phillips has registered nine goals and 15 assists for 24 points in 10 straight games. Tyler Soy has tallied 12 points (3g-9a) in his last five games, while Regan Nagy has recorded eight points (6g-2a) in four games. Scott Walford has recorded assists in five consecutive contests.
Victoria Royals 6 at Seattle Thunderbirds 1 – Status: Final
Saturday, October 14, 2017 – ShoWare Center – Kent, WA
Victoria 2 1 3 – 6
Seattle 1 0 0 – 1
1, Seattle, Volcan 2 (Moilanen, Strand), 6:17.
2, Victoria, Phillips 8 (Soy, Walford), 11:07 (PP).
3, Victoria, Phillips 9 (Soy, Peckford), 19:33 (PP).
Penalties-Tyszka Sea (throwing stick), 7:21; Philp Sea (slashing), 10:02; Strand Sea (slashing), 11:53; Peckford Vic (tripping), 16:23; Strand Sea (high sticking), 17:58.
4, Victoria, Legien 4 (Khomenko), 15:51.
Penalties-Khomenko Vic (inter. on goaltender), 0:35; Nagy Vic (boarding), 6:18; Briscoe Sea (hooking), 10:26; Martynov Vic (tripping), 12:31; Tyszka Sea (interference), 16:35.
5, Victoria, Nagy 9 (Soy, Bishop), 1:49.
6, Victoria, Soy 4 (Martynov), 5:49.
7, Victoria, Freadrich 2 (Nagy, Reddekopp), 11:00 (PP).
Penalties-Hannoun Vic (10-minute misconduct), 7:30; McNelly Sea (10-minute misconduct), 7:30; Ormsby Sea (butt-ending, butt-ending), 7:30; Masella Vic (roughing), 15:41; Bargar Sea (roughing), 15:41.
Shots on Goal-
Power Play Opportunities-
Victoria 3 / 8;
Seattle 0 / 4.
Victoria, Outhouse 7-1-1-0 (27 shots-26 saves); McNabb 1-0-0-0 (5 shots-5 saves). Seattle, Berlin 3-2-0-1 (30 shots-24 saves).
Referees-Dexter Rasmussen (25), Ryan O’Keeffe (30).
Linesmen-Brett Mackey (75), Devon Sephton (149).