Victoria, BC- The Victoria Royals dropped a 10-4 decision to the Lethbridge Hurricanes on Tuesday night at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre.
Royals – Matthew Phillips 1g-2a, Tyler Soy 1g-1a, Matthew Smith 1g-0a, Chaz Reddekopp 1g-0a, Scott Walford 0g-1a, Jared Freadrich 0g-1a, Eric Florchuk 0g-1a, Dino Kambeitz 0g-1a.
Lethbridge- Ryan Vandervlis 3g-1a (Game Winner), Giorgio Estephan 2g-2a, Calen Addison 1g-3a, Jordy Bellerive 1g-2a, Josh Tarzwell 1g-2a, Zane Franklin 1g-1a, Koletrane Wilson 0g-1a, Dylan Cozens 0g-1a, Zachary Cox 0g-1a, Ryan Bowen 0g-1a, Taylor Ross 0g-1a.
Royals – Griffen Outhouse – 29:32 Mins, 15 saves on 19 shots
Dean McNabb (L) – 30:28 Mins, 12 saves on 18 shots
Lethbridge – Stuart Skinner (W) – 50:44 Mins, 18 saves on 22 shots
Reece Klassen – 9:16 Mins, two saves on two shots
Royals – 2/6=33.3%
Lethbridge – 6/11=54.5%
Record Watch – After registering a goal and an assist in tonight’s contest, Royals’ forward Tyler Soy is within one point of tying the all-time franchise record for most career points. Currently, the record is held by former Royal and Chilliwack Bruin Brandon Magee who totalled 264 points (113g-151a) over his 318-game career.
Feisty Affair – A total of 33 penalty minutes in tonight’s contest marked the highest amount that the Royals have had in a game this season. The previous high was 31 penalty minutes on September 23rd, 2017 against the Vancouver Giants.
PK Party – Tyler Soy’s shorthanded marker in tonight’s game was the Royals’ eighth shorthanded goal of the season. Victoria sits second in the CHL with their eight shorthanded markers, behind the Ontario Hockey League’s Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (10).
Multi-Point Night – With three points (1g-2a) tonight, Victoria captain Matthew Phillips recorded his 13th multi-point game of the season. Phillips has also recorded at least a point in 22 of the Royals’ 25 games in the 2017-18 campaign.
Up Next – The Royals are back in action on Friday night at the Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre as they take on the Seattle Thunderbirds for Downie Wenjack Fund Night. Puck drop is scheduled for 7:05 p.m.