Royals Tip Past Blazers 2-1
Dante Hannoun scored the game winner, while Griffen Outhouse was the #1 star in a 2-1 Victoria Royals road win in Kamloops against the Blazers Saturday night.
The Royals winning streak to start the season is now at 6, while the Blazers who won their first two games, have dropped 5 in a row.
Kamloops opened the scoring in the second, but Kaid Oliver struck on the power play a few minutes later.
In the third Hannoun redirected a Mitchell Prowse point shot for the eventual game winner.
Victoria is now 4-0 when tied after 40 minutes.
Outhouse made 26 saves for this sixth consecutive win, while 16 year old rookie netminder and Victoria native Dylan Garand took the loss with 20 stops.
The Royals went 1 for 5 on the power play, while shutting down all 4 Blazer man advantages.
Victoria sweeps their 2 game BC Division road swing after a 4-3 win one night earlier in Kelowna.
They now return home to open up a 6 game home stand next Saturday and Sunday afternoon against the 6-1 Vancouver Giants.
Victoria Royals 2 at Kamloops Blazers 1 – Status: Final
Saturday, October 6, 2018 – Sandman Centre – Kamloops, BC
Victoria 0 1 1 – 2
Kamloops 0 1 0 – 1
1st Period- No Scoring.
Penalties-served by Zary Kam (too many men), 2:51; Murray Vic (holding), 5:42; Walford Vic (roughing), 13:36; Onyebuchi Kam (delay of game), 16:14.
1, Kamloops, Zary 2 (Kneen, Lang), 1:55.
2, Victoria, Oliver 4 (Fizer, Cutler), 5:54 (PP).
Penalties-Sillanpää Kam (cross checking), 4:41; Appelt Kam (boarding), 10:40; Doust Vic (tripping), 18:07.
3, Victoria, Hannoun 4 (Prowse, Walford), 9:21.
Penalties-Mohr Kam (roughing), 1:50; Smith Vic (hooking), 5:40.
Shots on Goal-
Power Play Opportunities-
Victoria 1 / 5;
Kamloops 0 / 4.
Victoria, Outhouse 6-0-0-0 (27 shots-26 saves).
Kamloops, Garand 0-1-0-0 (22 shots-20 saves).
Referees-Chris Crich (20), Brett Roeland (12).
Linesmen-Riley Balson (46), Dave McMahon (134).