Soy’s Hatty Not Enough As Royals Drop A Heartbreaker


Kennewick, WA- The Victoria Royals fell 5-4 in overtime to the Tri-City Americans on Friday night despite a Tyler Soy hat-trick.


Victoria’s Tyler Soy opened the game’s scoring, and completed the hat-trick on the powerplay late in the match to force overtime. Soy’s second goal came early in the third period while shorthanded. With the tally, Soy passed Chilliwack Bruin alumni Ryan Howse for the most shorthanded markers in franchise history with nine. The Royals’ remaining marker was registered by Dante Hannoun.


The American’s Kyle Olson tallied his second goal of the night in extra time to seal the win for the home team. Parker AuCoin, Michael Rasmussen, and Morgan Geekie scored the other markers for Tri-City.


Royals’ goaltender Dylan Myskiw stopped 24 of the 29 pucks directed his way. Americans’ netminder Rylan Parenteau made 24 saves on the 28 shots he faced.


Victoria’s held a 1/8=12.5% mark on the powerplay, while Tri-City went 2/7=28.6%


The Royals wrap up their four-game road trip with a match-up against the Everett Silvertips tomorrow night with puck drop scheduled for 7:05 p.m.


Victoria will return home on Tuesday, November 1st for a match against the Red Deer Rebels with puck drop slated for 7:05 p.m.