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The Victoria Royals’ effective powerplay went to work on Seattle Saturday night, scoring three times on eight opportunities to help the team win by the score of 6-1.
Thunderbird Nolan Volcan opened the scoring at 6:17 of the first with his second of the season. The left-winger from Edmonton is going at a point-per-game pace with 2 goals and 6 assists in 8 games. That’s also all he would get against the Royals, as they would score six unanswered between 11:00 of the first and 11:07 of the third.
Contributions came from Matthew Phillips with a pair, Jared Legien, Tyler Soy, Jared Freadrich and Regan Nagy each scored a goal.
Soy would go on to have a four-point night by adding three assists to earn first star honours. Phillips and Anthony Bishop would get the nod for second and third star respectively.
With Phillips two goals in Seattle, he sits in second place in the Western Hockey League scoring race with nine goals, while he is in second place with total points at 24, one point behind league leader Tyler Steenbergen with the Swift Current Broncos.
Griffen Outhouse saved 26 of 27 shots, while Dean McNabb curiously manned the nets again, this time for 8:42, facing five shots.
Matt Berlin let in six of the 30 shots he faced.
While the Royals went 3/8 on the man advantage, they kept the Thunderbirds to 0/4. The Royals have now recorded goals with the man-advantage in 10 straight games. This sets the new franchise record for most consecutive contests with a powerplay tally.
The Royals will now travel to Edmonton to face the Oil Kings on Wednesday, October 18th at Rogers Place. Puck drop is set for 6:00 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time. Victoria will return from their season-long road trip on Saturday, October 28th to play the Vancouver Giants. Puck drop for both contests are set 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.