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