Kamloops, BC- The Victoria Royals tallied three goals in the middle frame to defeat the Kamloops Blazers 6-1 and enter 2017 on a four-game win streak.
The Royals flew out of the gate to begin the second period as they outshot their opponents by a 21-7 margin and Regan Nagy tallied the game winner just 42 seconds into the frame. Tyler Soy would add a shorthanded marker mid-way through the period and Jack Walker rounded out the stanza. Matthew Phillips opened the scoring in the first frame with his team-leading 26th goal of the year, while Dante Hannoun and Ethan Price would add extra insurance in the final period.
The Blazers’ lone goal was scored by Nick Chyzowski late in the contest.
With an assist, Chaz Reddekopp has now tallied points in 11 consecutive (4g-10a) games. Regan Nagy, with a goal and an assist tonight, also extended his point streak to four contests where he has collected six points (1g-5a) during that span.
Victoria’s Outhouse, who made his fourth start in five nights, stopped 30 of the 31 shots he faced. Kamloops’ netminder Dylan Ferguson started the game and made 31 save on the 36 shots he faced before being replaced by Max Palaga who turned aside six of the seven pucks directed his way.
Neither team was able to capitalize on the man-advantage as the Royals went 0/3=0.0% and the Blazers held a 0/2=0.0% mark.
Victoria will next travel to Prince George to take on the Cougars on Friday, January 6th and Saturday, January 7th. Puck drop for both games is scheduled for 7:00 p.m.
The Royals return home on Wednesday, January 11th for a match against the Rockets.