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.
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.
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.
Victoria’s Dante Hannoun tallied a goal in the middle frame, while Peckford rounded out the scoring in the final stanza.
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.
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.
Victoria went 2/8=25.0% on the powerplay, while the Winterhawks held a mark of 1/2=50.0% on the night.
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.