The Victoria Royals were downed 5-4 by the Kelowna Rockets in an afternoon contest on Family Day as Matthew Phillips set the Royals’ single season points record and extended his franchise-long point streak.
Gamesheet – http://whl.ca/gamecentre/1015237/boxscore
Royals – Matthew Phillips 1g-1a, Igor Martynov 0g-2a, Tyler Soy 1g-0a, Noah Gregor 1g-0a, Andrei Grishakov 1g-0a, Tanner Kaspick 0g-1a, Lane Zablocki 0g-1a.
Kelowna – Kole Lind 2g-1a, Dillon Dube 1g-2a, Carsen Twarynski 1g-0a, Gordie Ballhorn 1g-0a (Game Winner), Kyle Topping 0g-2a, Cal Foote 0g-2a, James Porter 0g-1a, Conner Bruggen-Cate 0g-1a, Leif Mattson 0g-1a.
Royals – Griffen Outhouse (L) – 59:15 Mins, 30 saves on 35 shots
Kelowna – James Porter (W) – 51:20 Mins, 21 saves on 25 shots
Brodan Salmond – 8:40 Mins, one save on one shot
Royals – 1/3=33.3%
Kelowna – 2/5=40.0%
Fantastic Philly – With a penalty shot goal and an assist, Royals’ Captain Matthew Phillips (42g-51a) passed alumnus Alex Forsberg (2015-16) to set the new Victoria record for most points in a single season with 93. The franchise record is held by former Chilliwack Bruin Mark Santorelli who played in 72 contests in 2007-08 and tallied 101 points (27g-74a).
Red Hot Royals – Multiple Royals’ skaters stretched their point streaks today. Phillips set the new franchise record for longest point streak at 18 games and has registered a total of 34 points (14g-20a). Tyler Soy, who was named the WHL Player of the Week today, has tallied 13 points (6g-7a) in his last six contests. Tanner Kaspick (2g-5a) and Noah Gregor (2g-3a) have also found the scoresheet in their past three games.
Season Series – This long weekend saw the Royals and Rockets conclude their season series. With today’s loss and wins on Friday and Saturday, Victoria finished their eight-game series with Kelowna with a 4-3-0-1 record. The Royals have outscored Kelowna 34-29.
Goals Galore – Victoria has managed to tally four or more goals in 16 of their previous 18 games. In those 18 contests, the club holds a record of 13-5-0-0 and have averaged 4.38 goals per game.
Kelowna Kids – The Royals’ Mitchell Prowse and Ralph Jarratt both suited up against their hometown team today as the rearguards both call Kelowna home.
Home Sweet Home – The Royals return home to face off against the Edmonton Oil Kings on Wednesday night at 7:05 p.m. Tickets for tomorrownight can be purchased in person at the Select Your Tickets box office, over the phone by calling 250-220-7777, or online atwww.selectyourtickets.com.
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