Victoria, BC- The Victoria Royals exploded for four goals in the middle frame to defeat the Vancouver Giants 7-1 on Saturday night at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre.
Royals’ forward Dante Hannoun tallied the game winner early in the second stanza to spark the club’s four goal barrage.
The marker was assisted by Matthew Phillips, who scored in the first period, as he dangled through two defenders behind Vancouver’s net and then fed Hannoun with a pass across the Giants’ crease. Royals’ forward Carter Folk tallied the insurance goal on a 4-on-1 rush, before Phillips and Hannoun scored their second markers of the game to put an exclamation mark on the middle frame. Victoria also received goals from Ethan Price and Scott Walford in the third period to round out the scoring.
Vancouver’s lone goal was registered by Jordan Borstmayer.
Victoria netminder Griffen Outhouse, who extended his franchise record consecutive start streak to 23 games, turned aside 25 of the 26 shots he faced.
Vancouver goalie David Tendeck stopped 26 of the 33 pucks fired his way.
The Royals went 1/4=25.0% on the powerplay, whereas the Giants posted a mark of 0/3=0.0% on the man-advantage.
Victoria will round out their three games in three nights with the Giants tomorrow at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. Puck drop is slated for 5:05 p.m.