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ROYALS POWER PAST ROCKETS

Victoria strikes three times with the man-advantage to down Kelowna 6-1.

For Immediate Release
Friday, February 9, 2018

Victoria, BC – The Victoria Royals scored a powerplay goal in each period and were led offensively by Tyler Soy (1g-3a) as the club bested the Kelowna Rockets 6-1 on Friday night.

Game Summary

Gamesheet – http://whl.ca/gamecentre/1015216

Scoring:

Royals – Tyler Soy 1g-3a, Dante Hannoun 1g-2a, Tanner Kaspick 0g-3a, Matthew Phillips 2g-0a (Game Winner), Igor Martynov 1g-0a, Andrei Grishakov 1g-0a, Noah Gregor 0g-1a, Ralph Jarratt 0g-1a, Kade Jensen 0g-1a, Braydon Buziak 0g-1a.

Kelowna – Dillon Dube 1g-0a, Conner Bruggen-Cate 0g-1a, Leif Mattson 0g-1a.

Goaltending:

Royals – Griffen Outhouse (W) – 56:00 Mins, 37 saves on 38 shots
Dean McNabb – 4:00 Mins, two saves on two shots

Kelowna – Brodan Salmond (L) – 40:00 Mins, 21 saves on 25 shots
James Porter – 20:00 Mins, 13 saves on 15 shots

Power Play:

Royals – 3/8=37.5%

Kelowna – 0/4=0.0%

Notes:

The Philly Show – Royals’ captain Matthew Phillips skated in his 200th WHL contest tonight and recorded a pair of goals. Phillips (41g-49a) is now one point away from tying the Royals’ record for most points in a single season, which was set in the 2015-16 campaign when alumnus Alex Forsberg earned 91 points (31g-60a).

Home Cooking – Tonight’s win marked the eighth straight home victory for the Royals. In those eight wins, Victoria has outscored their opponents 44-18. Of the Royals’ remaining 16 games, 11 are on home ice.

Staying Hot – A pair of Royals’ skaters extended their point streaks tonight. Phillips has points in 16 consecutive games and has registered 31 points (13g-18a) during that span, while Tyler Soy has tallied 12 points (5g-7a) in his last four contests. Phillips is a game away from tying the franchise record for longest streak, which he set himself earlier this season when he tallied 34 points (15g-19a) in the team’s opening 17 contests.

Goals Galore – Victoria has managed to tally four or more goals in 14 of their previous 16 games. During that span the team holds a record of 12-4-0-0 and have averaged 4.43 goals per game.

Island Guys – The Rockets have a trio of players that hail from the Vancouver Island area. Ted Brennan is a product of Victoria, while Kyle Pow and Kyle Topping call Nanaimo and Salt Spring Island home respectively.

Next Up – The Royals continue their three-game series with the Rockets tomorrow night at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. The two teams will then travel to Kelowna and battle it out on Monday, February 12th. Puck drop for Saturday is 7:05 p.m, while Monday’s game is slated for 2:00 p.m. Tickets for tomorrow night 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.

Social Media:

Facebook – http://bit.ly/2EfcFvY
Twitter – http://bit.ly/2nOVhnA
Twitter Handles – @victoriaroyals, @Kelowna_Rockets, @_SoySauce_, @mattphillips_8, @alexforsberg27, @kylepow1

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