Regan Nagy scored a hat trick on a 4 point night to lead the Victoria Royals past the host Saskatoon Blades 7-2 Tuesday night, snapping the Royals 2 game losing skid.
Yan Khomenko had 3 helpers, while Dante Hannon and Tyler Soy scored a goal and an assist each. Matthew Phillips and Jared Legien added singles while Griffen Outhouse earned the win.
Victoria is 3 and 3 on their road trip which concludes in Prince Albert Wednesday night.
*Nagy has the 2nd most goals in the league with 13 . It was his 2nd hat trick of the season, and 4th for the club this season.
*Phillips ties former Chilliwack Bruin Mark Santorelli for the longest point streak in franchise history at 14 games.
*Phillips shorthanded goal was his 100th goal of his WHL career, making him the fastest player in franchise history to reach the 100-goal plateau as he accomplished the feat in 158 contests.
*The Royals now lead the league in shorthanded goals with 6.
*With a goal and an assist tonight, Tyler Soy surpassed the 250-point benchmark in his WHL career. Soy has tallied 251 points (121g-130a) in 266 career contests. The 1997-born forward is 13 points away from tying the franchise record for most career points at 264. The mark is held by Brandon Magee who scored 264 points (113g-151a) over 318 games with Victoria and the Chilliwack Bruins.
*A pair of Royals extended their point streaks in tonight’s game. Phillips has now recorded 29 points (12g-17a) over 14 games and has tied the franchise mark set by Mark Santorelli in 2006 with Chilliwack. Jared Legien tallied a marker and has now earned five points (3g-2a) in five successive games. Dante Hannoun has registered points (1g-3a) in his last three contests.
TEXT GAME SUMMARY
Victoria Royals 7 at Saskatoon Blades 2 – Status: Final
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 – SaskTel Centre – Saskatoon, SK
Victoria 3 4 0 – 7
Saskatoon 0 1 1 – 2
1, Victoria, Hannoun 9 (Khomenko, Nagy), 1:27.
2, Victoria, Nagy 11 (Hannoun, Khomenko), 6:46.
3, Victoria, Nagy 12 (Khomenko, Prowse), 18:12.
Penalties-Khomenko Vic (inter. on goaltender), 4:12.
4, Victoria, Legien 6 4:43.
5, Victoria, Nagy 13 (Soy), 11:53.
6, Victoria, Soy 6 (Smith), 15:09 (PP).
7, Saskatoon, Michaud 1 (Hájek, Paterson), 16:20.
8, Victoria, Phillips 12 19:16 (SH).
Penalties-Fantillo Sas (inter. on goaltender), 6:57; Nagy Vic (hooking), 8:38; Wouters Sas (high sticking), 14:03; Gerth Vic (tripping), 17:28.
9, Saskatoon, Paterson 3 (Caller, Ramsay), 4:37.
Penalties-Martynov Vic (hooking), 5:05; MacKenzie Sas (interference), 6:50; Bafaro Sas (hooking), 15:37.
Shots on Goal-
Power Play Opportunities-
Victoria 1 / 4;
Saskatoon 0 / 4.
Victoria, Outhouse 9-2-1-0 (29 shots-28 saves); McNabb 1-1-0-0 (11 shots-10 saves). Saskatoon, Kubic 3-5-1-0 (14 shots-9 saves); Grzybowski 0-1-0-0 (12 shots-10 saves).
Referees-Jason Bourdon (20), Reagan Vetter (39).
Linesmen-Tanner McGregor (55), Troy Semenchuk (65).