Victoria defeats Swift Current 9-2, outscores opponents 18-5 in last two games



    Victoria, BC- The Victoria Royals continued their offensive success as the club exploded for nine markers to defeat the Swift Current Broncos 9-2 on Country Night.


    Victoria’s nine goal performance tied the franchise record for most markers in a game that most recently happened on Tuesday against the Saskatoon Blades. The Royals received a pair of goals from Dante Hannoun, who earned first star honours, while Jack Walker kicked off the offensive outburst early in the contest. Rookies Eric Florchuk and Mitchell Prowse both recorded their first career WHL goals. Victoria’s Regan Nagy, Matthew Phillips, Ryan Peckford and Marsel Ibragimov each registered markers of their own.


    The Royals also matched their franchise record for most goals in a period with five in the first stanza, which occurred Tuesday night against the Blades.


    The Broncos’ goals were scored by Aleksi Heponiemi and Artyom Minulin.


    Victoria capitalized four times on the man-advantage and went 4/8=50.0%. This feat ties the record for the most powerplay goals in a game since the Royals moved to Vancouver Island. It also marks the first time in franchise history that Victoria has scored three or more powerplay goals in three straight contests.


    Swift Current’s powerplay went 1/7=16.7% on the night.


    Royals’ netminder Griffen Outhouse turned aside 25 of the 27 pucks he faced in the victory. Broncos’ goaltender Taz Burman stopped 14 of the 19 shots directed at him. Travis Child came in relief for Swift Current and turned away 24 of the 28 pucks fired his way.


    Victoria will wrap-up their three-game homestand tomorrow with a contest against the Everett Silvertips on Marty the Marmot’s birthday. Puck drop is scheduled for 7:05 p.m.