The Victoria Royals earned a 4-3 victory over the Vancouver Giants as Tanner Kaspick scored the game-winner in the sixth round of the shootout on Friday night.
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Royals – Dante Hannoun 1g-0a, Jeff de Wit 1g-0a, Tyler Soy 1g-0a, Matthew Phillips 0g-1a, Scott Walford 0g-1a, Igor Martynov 0g-1a, Mitchell Prowse 0g-1a, Tanner Kaspick (Shootout Winner).
Vancouver – Ty Ronning 2g-0a, Owen Hardy 0g-2a, Tyler Benson 0g-2a, Dylan Plouffe 1g-0a, Brennan Riddle 0g-1a, Kaleb Bulych 0g-1a.
Royals – Griffen Outhouse (W) – 65:00 Mins, 40 saves on 43 shots
Vancouver – David Tendeck (SOL) – 65:00 Mins, 22 saves on 25 shots
Royals – 1/2=50.0%
Vancouver – 0/2=0.0%
Extra Time – The Royals competed in their third shootout of the year tonight and have earned a 2-1 record. Victoria’s other shootout victory also came against Vancouver on Saturday, October 28, 2017.
Road Wins – Victoria collected their 12th road victory tonight. This is the third-most in the Western Conference, and fifth-highest mark in the WHL.
On Fire – A pair of Royals’ skaters extended their point streaks tonight. Matthew Phillips is riding a seven-game streak where he has recorded 13 points (3g-10a). Dante Hannoun meanwhile, has six points (5g-1a) over his past four contests.
Welcome to the Club – Tanner Kaspick has enjoyed success with Victoria since his acquisition from the Brandon Wheat Kings. In four games, the forward has earned three points (2g-1a) and scored tonight’s shootout winner.
The Road Ahead – The Royals continue their road trip tomorrow night against the Kelowna Rockets. Puck drop is set for 7:05 p.m. from Prospera Place.
Home Cooking – Victoria returns to the Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre on Saturday, January 27th in the first of a back-to-back series against the Calgary Hitmen. Puck drop is scheduled 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.