Victoria Triumphs 4-1 over Calgary

Victoria, BC- The Victoria Royals tallied three markers in the opening period as the club earned a 4-1 victory over the Calgary Hitmen on Saturday night at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre.

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Royals #17 Tyler Soy Photo by Jay Wallace ISN

 Victoria, BC- The Victoria Royals tallied three markers in the opening period as the club earned a 4-1 victory over the Calgary Hitmen on Saturday night at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre.

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The Royals flew out of the gate as they scored three goals in the first 12 minutes of the contest. Chaz Reddekopp kicked off the scoring on the penalty kill when he buried a cross-crease pass from Tyler Soy.

Royals #29 Chaz Reddekopp celebrates after scoring the first goal of the game  Photo by Jay Wallace ISN
Royals #29 Chaz Reddekopp celebrates after scoring the first goal of the game
Photo by Jay Wallace ISN

Dante Hannoun registered the game winner mid-way through the first stanza, shortly before Carter Folk rounded out the period’s scoring with his third goal in as many games.
Jack Walker would seal the victory with an empty-net goal in the final minute of the contest.

Royals #19 Dante Hanoun celebrates  Photo by Jay Wallace ISN
Royals #19 Dante Hanoun celebrates
Photo by Jay Wallace ISN

The Hitmen’s Jake Kryski scored the lone goal for the visitors.

With a helper on Reddekopp’s goal, Soy extended his point streak to nine games and has recorded 18 points (7g-11a) in that span.

Royals #17 Tyler Soy carries the puck before passing to Redekopp for the first goal of the game Photo by Jay Wallace ISN
Royals #17 Tyler Soy carries the puck before passing to Redekopp for the first goal of the game
Photo by Jay Wallace ISN

Hannoun and Reddekopp stretched their point streaks to four and three contests where they have collected seven (3g-4a) and five (1g-4a) respectively. Vladimir Bobylev meanwhile, has assists (5) in four straight contests.

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

Victoria goaltender Griffen Outhouse turned aside 30 of the 31 pucks fired his way.

Royals #30 Griffen Outhouse Photo by Jay Wallace ISN
Royals #30 Griffen Outhouse
Photo by Jay Wallace ISN

Calgary netminder Trevor Martin stopped five of the eight shots he faced before being replaced by Kyle Dumba, who turned away all 17 shots directed at him.

Hitmen #33 Kyle Dumba Photo by Jay Wallace ISN
Hitmen #33 Kyle Dumba
Photo by Jay Wallace ISN

Neither team capitalized on the powerplay as both clubs went 0/3=0.0%.

 

Victoria will continue their seven-game home stretch on Tuesday, February 7th and Wednesday, February 8th versus the Seattle Thunderbirds. The Royals conclude the homestand with a pair of games on Friday, February 10th and Saturday, February 11th against the Kamloops Blazers. Puck drop for all four contests are set for 7:05 p.m.

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