File photo. Dante Hannoun scored four times against Lethbridge. Photo credit: Christopher Kelsall.

Adam McKinnon

The Victoria Royals bested the Lethbridge Hurricanes 6-2 on Friday night, and were led offensively by Dante Hannoun who tallied five points (4g-1a).

Game Summary: 

Gamesheet – bit.ly/2QZTsoF

Scoring:

Royals – Dante Hannoun 4g-1a, Tarun Fizer 1g-2a, Igor Martynov 1g-1a, Kaid Oliver 0g-1a, Jameson Murray 0g-1a, Scott Walford 0g-1a.

Lethbridge – Jordy Bellerive 1g-1a, Jake Leschyshyn 0g-2a, Calen Addison 1g-0a, Nick Henry 0g-1a.

Goaltending:

Royals – Brock Gould (W) – 60:00 mins, 30 saves on 32 shots.

Lethbridge – Carl Tetachuk (L) – 40:00 mins, 17 saves on 22 shots.

Reece Klassen – 20:00 mins, six saves on seven shots.

Powerplay:

Royals – 2/4 = 50.0%.

Lethbridge – 0/3 = 0.0%.

Notes:

Dante’s Inferno: Tonight, Royals’ forward Dante Hannoun tied the franchise record for goals in a regular season game with four. This is the first time Hannoun reached this mark, and only the fourth time in franchise history that it has been accomplished (Tyler Soy 2016-17, Brandon Magee 2012-13, Kevin Sundher 2011-12).

A Worldly Return: Royals’ forward Igor Martynov recorded two points (1g-1a) in his return from the Belarusian National Junior Team, where he competed in Division 1A of the World Junior Under-20 Championships. Martynov recorded three points (1g-2a) in five games during the tournament to help Belarus finish second behind Germany.

Road Trip: With tonight’s contest against the Hurricanes, the Royals kicked off their longest road trip of the season in which they play six games in nine days. The Royals will travel over approximately 3,900 km during their trip. During those nine days, the team will also play Medicine Hat, Kootenay, Calgary, Edmonton, and Red Deer before returning home.

Return from the Break: Tonight’s win against the Hurricanes marked the first time since the Royals’ inaugural season that they have not played the Prince George Cougars at home following the Christmas break.

Hot Streaks: The Royals’ currently have two players who are on multi-game point streaks. Scott Walford (1g-7a) extended his point streak to five contests. Meanwhile, Jameson Murray has recorded an assist in three consecutive games.

Coming Up: Tomorrow night the Royals will continue their road trip with a contest against the Medicine Hat Tigers. Puck drop is at 6:30 p.m. Pacific Standard Time.

Back at the Barn: The Royals will return home from their longest road trip of the season to face the Kamloops Blazers on Wednesday, January 9th. 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.