Royals Score Early And Often Beating Tri City

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Fred Meyers Breast Cancer Awareness Night.Photo by Doug Love

The snow wasn’t going to stop the Tri-City Americans from facing off the Victoria Royals tonight on the Pink Ice for the 14th annual Fred Meyers Breast Cancer Awareness Night.

The Victoria Royals exploded for five consecutive goals in the opening 40 minutes, which included four in the second period, en route to a 7-4 victory over the Tri-City Americans on Saturday night.

Notes:

 

Goals, Goals, Goals: With their four goals in the second period, the Victoria Royals tied their season-high for tallies in a single stanza. The Royals’ franchise record for goals in a frame was established on October 4, 2017 against the Kelowna Rockets when they tallied six in the second period. Victoria also tied their season-high for goals in a game tonight with seven.

 

Powerplay Prowess: With three on the man-advantage tonight, the Royals tied their season high for most powerplay goals in a game. Previously the club achieved this on September 22nd versus the Prince George Cougars and October 5th against the Kelowna Rockets.

 

On the Scoresheet: In tonight’s game, 11 Royals recorded at least a point as D-Jay Jerome (2g-1a), Phillip Schultz (1g-2a) and Jameson Murray (3a) led the way offensively with three points each.

 

Climbing the Ranks: Royals’ goaltender Griffen Outhouse earned his 108th career regular season WHL victory. This moves him into a tie for seventh all time in career wins with former Calgary Hitmen goaltender Martin Jones. Outhouse is now 12 victories back of Tyson Sexsmith and Corey Hirsch for the most wins all time.

 

Royals vs Americans: Tonight, was the Royals’ third contest against the Tri-City Americans this season. With their win, the team is now 2-0-0-1 against the Americans. The two clubs will play once more on Wednesday, March 6 in Kennewick, WA.

 

Streaking: Currently, four Victoria Royals are riding multi-game point streaks. Royals’ defenceman Scott Walford has now recorded seven points (2g-5a) in his last four games, while Phillip Schultz has collected four goals and three assists in his last three contests. Meanwhile, over the same timeframe, forwards Kody McDonald and Kaid Oliver have tallied five points (3g-2a) and four goals, respectively.