The Victoria Royals jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the first period and held off a Kelowna Rockets’ comeback for a 4-3 win on Friday night for the club’s fifth consecutive victory.
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Royals – Dante Hannoun 2g-0a, Igor Martynov 0g-2a, Dino Kambeitz 0g-2a, D-Jay Jerome 1g-0a (Game Winner), Kaid Oliver 1g-0a, Mitchell Prowse 0g-1a, Brandon Cutler 0g-1a.
Kelowna – Liam Kindree 1g-0a, Lassi Thomson 1g-0a, Leif Mattson 1g-0a, Devin Steffler 0g-1a, Kaedan Korczak 0g-1a, Mark Liwiski 0g-1a, Erik Gardiner 0g-1a, Kyle Topping 0g-1a,
Royals – Griffen Outhouse (W) – 60:00 mins, 35 saves on 38 shots.
Kamloops – James Porter (L) – 58:45 mins, 19 saves on 23 shots.
Royals – 3/4=75.0%
Kamloops – 1/4=25.0%
Power Up: The Royals went 3/4=75.0% on the powerplay in tonight’s game. Victoria has now scored at least one goal on the man-advantage in four straight games and have posted a mark of 8/22=36.4% during that span.
Early Strike: In Friday’s game, Royals’ forward Dante Hannoun opened the scoring 1:26 into the contest. This was the quickest opening tally for Victoria since February 14, 2018, when Tyler Soy scored 1:02 into a game against the Edmonton Oil Kings. The franchise record for fastest opening goal is nine seconds, which has taken place on two separate occasions by Royals’ alumnus Taylor Crunk (March 8, 2014 vs. Kamloops Blazers) and former Chilliwack Bruin Ryan Howse (January 9, 2011 vs. Seattle).
Hometown: Royals’ defencemen Mitchell Prowse and Remy Aquilon were playing in their hometown of Kelowna tonight.
Up Next: The Royals will conclude their two-game road trip Saturday night in Kamloops as they face-off against the Blazers. Puck drop is at 7:00 p.m.
Back Home: Victoria returns home on Saturday, October 13th and Sunday, October 14th with a two-game set versus the Vancouver Giants. Saturday’s puck drop is at 7:05 p.m., while Sunday is scheduled for a 3:05 p.m. start. 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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