The Victoria Royals exploded for five consecutive goals in the opening 40 minutes, which included four in the second period, en route to a 7-4 victory over the Tri-City Americans on Saturday night.
Gamesheet – bit.ly/2Gzx1Ab.
Royals – D-Jay Jerome 2g-1a (Game Winner), Phillip Schultz 1g-2a, Jameson Murray 0g-3a, Igor Martynov 1g-1a, Carson Miller 0g-2a, Brandon Cutler 0g-2a, Scott Walford 1g-0a, Kaid Oliver 1g-0a, Kody McDonald 1g-0a, Remy Aquilon 0g-1a, Tarun Fizer 0g-1a.
Tri-City – Riley Sawchuk 1g-1a, Connor Bouchard 1g-0a, Wil Kushniryk 1g-0a, Samuel Huo 1g-0a, Aaron Hyman 0g-1a, Kyle Olson 0g-1a, Kaden Kohle 0g-1a, Parker AuCoin 0g-1a, Jarod Newell 0g-1a.
Royals – Griffen Outhouse (W) – 54:43 mins, 18 saves on 21 shots.
Brock Gould – 5:17 mins, two saves on three shots.
Tri-City – Beck Warm – 26:19 mins, 12 saves on 16 shots.
Talyn Boyko (L) – 33:41 mins, 17 saves on 20 shots.
Royals – 3/6 = 50.0%.
Tri-City – 1/2 = 50.0%.
Goals, Goals, Goals: With their four goals in the second period, the Victoria Royals tied their season-high for tallies in a single stanza. The Royals’ franchise record for goals in a frame was established on October 4, 2017, against the Kelowna Rockets when they tallied six in the second period. Victoria also tied their season-high for goals in a game tonight with seven.
Powerplay Prowess: With three on the man-advantage tonight, the Royals tied their season high for most powerplay goals in a game. Previously the club achieved this on September 22ndversus the Prince George Cougars and October 5th against the Kelowna Rockets.
On the Scoresheet: In tonight’s game, 11 Royals recorded at least a point as D-Jay Jerome (2g-1a), Phillip Schultz (1g-2a) and Jameson Murray (3a) led the way offensively with three points each.
Climbing the Ranks: Royals’ goaltender Griffen Outhouse earned his 108th career regular season WHL victory. This moves him into a tie for seventh all-time in career wins with former Calgary Hitmen goaltender Martin Jones. Outhouse is now 12 victories back of Tyson Sexsmith and Corey Hirsch for the most wins all time.
Royals vs Americans: Tonight, was the Royals’ third contest against the Tri-City Americans this season. With their win, the team is now 2-0-0-1 against the Americans. The two clubs will play once more on Wednesday, March 6 in Kennewick, WA.
Streaking: Currently, four Victoria Royals are riding multi-game point streaks. Royals’ defenceman Scott Walford has now recorded seven points (2g-5a) in his last four games, while Phillip Schultz has collected four goals and three assists in his last three contests. Meanwhile, over the same timeframe, forwards Kody McDonald and Kaid Oliver have tallied five points (3g-2a) and four goals, respectively.
Up Next: The Royals continue their five-game road trip on Wednesday, February 13th when they battle the Blazers in Kamloops. After that, the club will travel to Prince George to take on the Cougars on February 15th and 16th.
Coming Home: The Royals return home on Monday, February 18th, and Tuesday, February 19th to battle the Kelowna Rockets in a back-to-back set before they return to the road. 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.