Victoria, BC- The Victoria Royals downed the Kelowna Rockets 6-2 on Tuesday night as Matthew Phillips paced the club offensively with a two-goal and two-assist effort.
The Royals’ Phillips broke a 2-2 tie when he scored the game-winner late in the second stanza. Phillips, who assisted on goals by Jack Walker and Ryan Peckford, added his second marker in the final frame to complete his four-point performance. Victoria’s Regan Nagy would register the game’s opening goal, while Mitchell Prowse recorded his first career WHL marker late in the game.
The Rockets’ markers were recorded by Kole Lind and Devante Stephens.
Victoria goaltender Griffen Outhouse was solid throughout the contest as he turned away 35 of the 37 shots he faced. Outhouse’s performance was highlighted by a beautiful glove save late in the contest on Kelowna’s Lind.
Kelowna netminder Michael Herringer stopped 27 of the 33 pucks directed at him.
The Royals held a mark of 4/7=57.1% on the man-advantage to extend their powerplay goal streak to seven games. During the seven games, the club went 10/38= 26.3%. The Rockets held a mark of 0/7=0.0% on for the night.
Victoria concluded their franchise-long eight-game homestand with a record of 6-2-0-0, while Victoria’s Phillips led the team with 11 points (7g-4a).