Royals Split Set With Rockets
The Victoria Royals earned a split against the Kelowna Rockets over the weekend, bouncing back from a 4-2 loss Friday to defeat the Rockets by the same score Saturday.
Ryan Peckford struck twice, Dante Hannoun and Dino Kambietz added singles while Tyler Soy had 2 assists.
Victoria jumped to a 3-0 lead after 20 minutes, then held Kelowna to just 4 second period shots. The Royals went ahead 4-0 in the third before a pair of late power play goals by the Rockets.
The Royals scored all their goals even strength as their power play went 0 for 5, while the Rockets went 2 for 4.
Griffen Outhouse earned the win with 20 saves, Brodan Salmond took the loss, stopping 28 of 32.
Victoria leads the season series 2 games to 1, and remain 1st in the BC Division with an 8 point lead on 2nd place Kelowna.
Victoria wraps up their 5 game homestand Friday against Edmonton.
Streaking Skaters: Three Royals extended their point streaks. Dante Hannoun has 10 points (3g-7a) in eight consecutive games, while Tyler Soy has earned nine (3g-6a) in his last seven contests. Ryan Peckford meanwhile, has five points (4g-1a) in four games.
Fantastic Four: After scoring four goals tonight, Victoria has now earned a record of 12-1-1-0 when they record four or more markers this season.
Record Watch: With two assists tonight, forward Tyler Soy is now only six points from tying the franchise point record. Soy has earned 258 points (122g-136a) in 271 games. The record is held by alumnus Brandon Magee who tallied 264 points (113g-151a) in 318 contests.
Multi-Goal: With Ryan Peckford’s two goals tonight, the Royals have now recorded 12 multi-goal games through 19 contests. Regan Nagy and Matthew Phillips lead the team with four multi-goal efforts each this season.
Outstanding Outhouse: Netminder Griffen Outhouse recorded 20 saves tonight and has now recorded 2977 stops in his WHL career. Outhouse is only 23 saves away from 3000, and will be only the second goaltender in franchise history to reach the mark after Coleman Vollrath (4072) and Lucas Gore (4032).
Next Game: The Royals will conclude their homestand this on Friday, November 10th against the Edmonton Oil Kings. Puck drop is slated for 7:05 p.m. and tickets are available in person at the Select Your Tickets box office, over the phone by calling 250-220-7777, or online at www.selectyourtickets.com.
Kelowna Rockets 2 at Victoria Royals 4 – Status: Final
Saturday, November 4, 2017 – Save-On-Foods Memorial Arena – Victoria, BC
Kelowna 0 0 2 – 2
Victoria 3 0 1 – 4
1, Victoria, Peckford 10 (Reddekopp, Phillips), 9:42.
2, Victoria, Hannoun 11 (Oliver), 10:58.
3, Victoria, Peckford 11 (Soy, Prowse), 13:02.
Penalties-Foote Kel (tripping), 1:17; served by Legien Vic (too many men), 3:16.
2nd Period- No Scoring.Penalties-Ballhorn Kel (slashing), 13:40; Dube Kel (holding), 15:47; Legien Vic (interference), 19:40.
4, Victoria, Kambeitz 3 (Soy), 5:33.
5, Kelowna, Foote 5 (Lind, Foote), 14:50 (PP).
6, Kelowna, Mattson 5 (Twarynski, Kindree), 15:52 (PP).
Penalties-Brennan Kel (charging), 8:06; Pow Kel (major-fighting), 8:06; Legien Vic (major-fighting), 8:06; Hilsendager Kel (cross checking), 10:04; Masella Vic (boarding), 13:33; Phillips Vic (unsportsmanlike cnd.), 15:07.
Shots on Goal-
Power Play Opportunities-
Kelowna 2 / 4;
Victoria 0 / 5.
Kelowna, Salmond 3-4-0-1 (32 shots-28 saves).
Victoria, Outhouse 11-3-1-0 (22 shots-20 saves).
Referees-Ryan Benbow (62), Bryan Bourdon (45).
Linesmen-Cole Cooke (130), Liam Reid (112).