ROYALS VICTORIOUS AGAINST BLAZERS
Victoria triumphs over Kamloops 6-5 as Tyler Soy sets new franchise mark.
For Immediate Release
Friday, January 12, 2018
Victoria, BC – The Victoria Royals scored three goals in both the first and third periods to edge the Kamloops Blazers 6-5 on Friday night as Tyler Soy became the all-time franchise assist leader with 152.
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Royals – Dante Hannoun 2g-0a, Jeff de Wit 1g-1a, Tanner Kaspick 1g-1a (Game Winner), Matthew Phillips 0g-2a, Igor Martynov 1g-0a, Mitchell Prowse 1g-0a, Tyler Soy 0g-1a, Chaz Reddekopp 0g-1a, Andrei Grishakov 0g-1a, Ralph Jarratt 0g-1a, Jared Freadrich 0g-1a.
Kamloops – Jermaine Loewen 2g-1a, Luc Smith 1g-1a, Carson Denomie 1g-0a, Orrin Centazzo 1g-0a, Montana Onyebuchi 0g-1a, Connor Zary 0g-1a, Brady Reagan 0g-1a, Joe Gatenby 0g-2a, Nolan Kneen 0g-1a.
Royals – Griffen Outhouse (W) – 60:00 Mins, 23 saves on 28 shots
Kamloops – Dylan Ferguson (L) – 58:59 Mins, 40 saves on 45 shots
Royals – 2/5=40.0%
Kamloops – 2/4=50.0%
Setting the Mark – In his 296th career WHL game, Royals’ forward Tyler Soy set the new all-time franchise record for most assists with 152. The previous record was held by former Royal and Chilliwack Bruin Brandon Magee, who totaled 151 helpers over his 318-game career.
Royal Firsts – Newcomers Tanner Kaspick, who recorded his first goal and assist as a Royal, and Lane Zablocki made their Victoria debuts. Both were acquired at the WHL Trade Deadline earlier this week from the Brandon Wheat Kings and Lethbridge Hurricanes respectively.
Red Hot – Royals’ forward Tyler Soy extended his point streak as he has tallied in 13 consecutive contests and has registered 20 points (8g-12a) during that span. Matthew Phillips (2g-6a) and Chaz Reddekopp (2g-4a) have both earned points in their last four games. Meanwhile, Jared Freadrich (2g-2a) has recorded points in his previous three contests.
Potent Powerplay – Registering a pair of goals on the man-advantage tonight, the Royals have scored a powerplay goal in three straight games and has gone 5/14=33.3%. Over the club’s last 10 games, Victoria has held a powerplay mark of 11/43=25.6%.
Multi-Goal Mania – Victoria forward Dante Hannoun registered his third multi-goal game of the season. This campaign, the club holds a record of 16-2-1-0 when a player scores two goals or more. Matthew Phillips leads the club in multi-goal contests with seven.
Next Up – The Royals close out their two-game set against the Blazers tomorrow for Country Night with puck drop slated 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.
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