Langley, BC- The Victoria Royals recorded five goals on the man-advantage and defenceman Scott Walford tallied four points (1g-3a) as the club took a 6-4 decision over the Vancouver Giants at the Langley Events Centre.
With five powerplay markers, the Royals went 5/6=83.3% and tied the franchise record for most goals on the man-advantage in a single game. The previous record was set back on October 2, 2010 when the Chilliwack Bruins went 5/13=38.5% against the Kamloops Blazers.
Victoria’s Vladimir Bobylev opened the powerplay barrage in the first period with a backhander under the bar. Jack Walker scored twice with the extra attacker in the middle frame, while Dante Hannoun and Walford recorded the team’s final two man-advantage markers in the third stanza. Matthew Phillips registered his team-leading 43rd goal of the season at even strength early in the third period.
Walford’s four points (1g-3a) tied the franchise mark for most points by a defenceman in a single game with four. With the four-point effort, the Coquitlam, BC product tied Chaz Reddekopp (2014-15), Joe Hicketts (2014-15), Travis Brown (2013-14 & 2014-15) and Brandon Manning (2009-10 & 2010-11). Over the course of his last two contests, Walford has collected seven points (1g-6a).
Vancouver’s Ty Ronning and Matt Barberis each scored a goal in the second period, while Johnny Wesley and Calvin Spencer tallied the remaining markers in the third stanza.
Royals’ netminder Griffen Outhouse got the nod in net and stopped 23 of the 27 shots directed his way in the victory. Outhouse, who has collected 31 victories this season, sits one win away from tying the franchise record for most wins in a single season at 32. The mark was set last season by former Victoria goaltender Coleman Vollrath.
Giants’ goaltender Ryan Kubic turned aside 41 of the 47 pucks fired at him.
The Giants’ powerplay went 1/4=25.0%.
Victoria is back in action tomorrow night for their sixth annual Pink in the Rink Night against the Vancouver Giants with puck drop scheduled for 7:05 p.m.