Royals Edge Giants 4-3 Sunday
The Royals got singles from Ryan Peckford and Regan Nagy who notched his 16th, 2nd most in the WHL. Tyler Soy and Dante Hannoun added a pair of assists each, while Dean McNabb earned the win with 32 saves.
Victoria’s penalty killers stopped all 7 Vancouver chances.
The Royals swept the Giants in the 2 game set after a 6-5 shoot out victory one night earlier.
Victoria is 4-0 against Vancouver and 8-0 against the BC Division.
Phillips extended his franchise best point streak to 17 games and 34 points (15g 19a).
The Royals will look to extend their 2 game winning streak as they entertain the Rockets Friday and Saturday.
– Marlon Martens
Red Hot – Victoria’s Matthew Phillips extended his franchise-leading point scoring streak to 17 contests (15g-19a). Dante Hannoun has racked up points (1g-7a) in 6 consecutive games. Tyler Soy stretched his point streak to 5 contests (3g-4a). Regan Nagy has scored 6 markers over his last 4 games.
The Winning Way – Victoria’s 12th victory of the season tonight sees the club sit atop of the WHL win column. The Royals are second in the Canadian Hockey League, only behind the Ontario Hockey League’s Sarnia Sting (14).
October Report – The club finishes this month with a record of 9-4-0-1. This marks the best October that the club has earned since the club relocated to Vancouver Island.
Man-Advantage Mania – The Royals’ powerplay at home continues to have success as the club has held a mark of 13/44=29.5%, which sits 5th in the WHL.
Shorty – With Phillips’ shorthanded goal tonight, the Royals lead the CHL in shorthanded markers with 7.
Divisional Foes – Victoria remains undefeated against BC Division opponents this season as the club has posted a record of 8-0-0-0 and have outscored the opposition 39-20.
Next Up – The Royals will battle Kelowna as the Rockets come into town on Friday, November 3rd and Saturday, November 4th. Both puck drops are 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.
Vancouver Giants 3 at Victoria Royals 4 – Status: Final
Sunday, October 29, 2017 – Save-On-Foods Memorial Arena – Victoria, BC
Vancouver 1 1 1 – 3
Victoria 0 3 1 – 4
1, Vancouver, Barberis 2 (Ronning, Kannok Leipert), 9:56.
Penalties-Kambeitz Vic (boarding), 1:53; Nagy Vic (holding opp. stick), 3:21; Byram Van (interference), 6:05; Morrison Van (slashing), 12:36; Hannoun Vic (slashing), 12:36; Barberis Van (cross checking), 15:44.
2, Victoria, Phillips 14 (Soy, Smith), 4:30.
3, Vancouver, Ronning 12 (Morrison, Roman), 4:45.
4, Victoria, Peckford 9 (Soy, Hannoun), 7:49 (PP).
5, Victoria, Nagy 16 (Hannoun, Martynov), 18:34.
Penalties-Plouffe Van (unsportsmanlike cnd., major-fighting), 6:08; Kambeitz Vic (major-fighting), 6:08; Nagy Vic (hooking), 10:11; Jarratt Vic (interference), 14:37; Oliver Vic (slashing), 19:27.
6, Vancouver, Roman 5 (Morrison), 2:23.
7, Victoria, Phillips 15 8:10 (SH).
Penalties-Kambeitz Vic (tripping), 7:24; Nagy Vic (tripping), 9:44; Ronning Van (interference), 10:35; Watts Van (tripping), 14:12.
Shots on Goal-
Power Play Opportunities-
Vancouver 0 / 7;
Victoria 1 / 5.
Vancouver, Scott 2-4-1-1 (24 shots-20 saves).
Victoria, McNabb 2-2-0-0 (35 shots-32 saves).
Referees-Dexter Rasmussen (25), Nick Swaine (35).
Linesmen-Michael Bean (148), Liam Reid (112).