Royals Down Winterhawks 5-1

Victoria, BC- The Victoria Royals stormed out of the gate early and took down the Portland Winterhawks 5-1 on Tuesday night at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre.

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Victoria, BC- The Victoria Royals stormed out of the gate early and took down the Portland Winterhawks 5-1 on Tuesday night at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre.

Royals #19 Dante Hannoun  Photo by Jay Wallace ISN
Royals #19 Dante Hannoun
Photo by Jay Wallace ISN

The two teams have played a pair of games in the previous five days, and each club has earned one win.

Royals’ forward Jack Walker opened the game’s scoring in the first period to provide Victoria a lead that would not be relinquished.

Royals #9 Jack Walker Photo by Jay Wallace ISN
Royals #9 Jack Walker
Photo by Jay Wallace ISN

Victoria’s Ryan Peckford added the game winner only 1:16 later when he buried a loose puck in the crease, before Carter Folk closed out the period’s scoring.

Royals #10 Ryan Peckford Photo by Jay Wallace ISN
Royals #10 Ryan Peckford
Photo by Jay Wallace ISN

Victoria’s Dante Hannoun tallied a goal in the middle frame, while Peckford rounded out the scoring in the final stanza.

Royals #11 Matthew Phillips Photo by Jay Wallace ISN
Royals #11 Matthew Phillips
Photo by Jay Wallace ISN

The Winterhawks’ lone goal was registered by Joachim Blichfeld.

In the win, three Royals extended their point scoring streaks. Matthew Phillips’ streak now sits at seven games, and the sophomore has recorded 14 points (6g-8a) during that span.

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Regan Nagy has tallied a point in four straight (3g-1a) contests, while Walker has registered eight points (3g-5a) in his previous five matches.

Royals’ goalie Griffen Outhouse stopped 32 of the 33 shots he faced. Portland’s Cole Kehler turned aside 29 of the 34 shots fired his way.

Winterhawks #31 Cole Kehler Photo by Jay Wallace ISN
Winterhawks #31 Cole Kehler
Photo by Jay Wallace ISN

Victoria went 2/8=25.0% on the powerplay, while the Winterhawks held a mark of 1/2=50.0% on the night.

Royals # 21 Carter Folk Photo by Jay Wallace ISN
Royals # 21 Carter Folk
Photo by Jay Wallace ISN

The Royals will play Portland again tomorrow night. Victoria will then battle the Vancouver Giants on Saturday in their annual Teddy Bear Toss contest at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. Puck drop is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. for both contests.

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