Victoria, BC- The Victoria Royals continued their strong start to the season and improved to 7-0-0-0 as the club topped the Tri-City Americans 8-2 on Tuesday night at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre.
Royals – Matthew Phillips 2g-2a, Tyler Soy 1g-2a, Regan Nagy 2g-0a, Jared Legien 1g-1a (Game Winner), Ryan Peckford 1g-0a, Dino Kambeitz 1g-0a, Jared Freadrich 0g-1a, Eric Florchuk 0g-1a, Ralph Jarratt 0g-1a, Scott Walford 0g-1a.
Tri-City – Jordan Topping 1g-0a, Dylan Coghlan 1g-0a, Kyle Olson 0g-1a, Morgan Geekie 0g-1a, Isaac Johnson 0g-1a.
Royals – Griffen Outhouse (W) – 50:51 Min, 18 saves on 20 shots
Dean McNabb – 9:09 Min, six saves on six shots
Tri-City – Patrick Dea (L) – 40:00 Min, 18 saves on 25 shots
Beck Warm – 20:00 Min, 11 saves on 12 shots
Royals – 2/7=28.6%
Tri-City – 2/3=66.7%
Quick Start – The Royals opened the game’s scoring early tonight as Ryan Peckford tallied the first marker just 10 second in. Peckford’s goal is one second shy of the franchise record of nine seconds most recently set by alumnus Taylor Crunk in 2014-15.
Multi-goal Madness – Forwards Matthew Phillips and Regan Nagy both recorded multi-goal performances in tonight’s game. The Royals have had at least one player score two or more goals in six of their seven games this season.
Great Eight – The Royals have now scored eight goals on two separate occasions this year. During the 2016-17 campaign, Victoria held a mark of 2-0-0-0 when they scored eight or more goals.
Island Born – The Americans have two island born players on their roster. Defenceman Dylan Coghlan is originally from Nanaimo while forward Jordan Topping is from Salt Spring Island.