Royals Halt Rockets
Kelowna, BC -- The Victoria Royals jumped out to an early 2-0 lead, on Friday night, en route to a 4-3 victory over the Kelowna Rockets as both Igor Martynov and Scott Walford tallied three points.
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Royals - Igor Martynov 2g-1a (Game Winner), Scott Walford 1g-2a, Tanner Sidaway 1g-0a, Jameson Murray 0g-1a, Kody McDonald 0g-1a, Brandon Cutler 0g-1a.
Kelowna - Nolan Foote 2g-0a, Kyle Topping 0g-2a, Leif Mattson 0g-2a, Lassi Thomson 1g-0a, Kyle Topping 0g-1a, Liam Kindree 0g-1a.
Royals - Griffen Outhouse (W) - 60:00 mins, 24 saves on 27 shots.
Kelowna - James Porter (L) - 43:34 mins, 13 saves on 17 shots.
Roman Basran - 16:04 mins, stopped all four shots he faced.
Royals - 1/2 = 50.0%
Kelowna - 1/2 = 50.0%
Century Mark: With a goal and two assists in tonight's contest, Royals' defenceman Scott Walford eclipsed the 100-career regular season point mark. Through his career with the Royals, Walford has scored 15 goals and tallied 87 assists in 210 games.
In Succession: With a pair of goals 10 seconds apart from Scott Walford and Tanner Sidaway, the Royals broke their previous season high of goals in succession, which was held at 37 seconds. The franchise record was set by former Royals' Tyler Soy and Logan Fisher in 2014-15 when they scored eight seconds apart on December 16th against Seattle.
Leading the Way: Royals' forward Igor Martynov recorded two goals and an assist in tonight's contest, which increased his point total to seven (2g-5a) against the Rockets this season.
Rebound King: With a win in tonight's contest, Royals' Goaltender Griffen Outhouse has improved to 5-2-0-0 in his first start following a loss this season. In those contests, Outhouse has posted a save percentage of 0.934, and a goals against average of 1.85.
Birthday Boy: Royals' forward Dino Kambeitz celebrated his 19th birthday today. The native of Parker, CO was originally drafted in the fifth round, 90th overall, in the 2015 WHL Bantam Draft.
Hometown Boys: A trio of Royals' defencemen in Remy Aquilon, Jameson Murray and Mitchell Prowse were all born in Kelowna, while forward Kody McDonald and defenceman Ralph Jarratt both spent the 2012-13 season as teammates on the Pursuit of Excellence Hockey Academy Bantam Prep team based out of Kelowna.
Coming Up: The Royals wrap up their two-game road trip tomorrow night against the Kamloops Blazers at 7:00 p.m.
Back to the Barn: Victoria returns home on Friday, February 1st for Eco Night to begin their four-game homestand with a contest against the Tri-City Americans. The Royals will then play the Americans again on Saturday, February 2nd, followed by two contests against the Seattle Thunderbirds on Tuesday, February 5th and Wednesday February 6th. Puck drop for all four games is at 7:05 p.m. Tickets can be purchased in person at the Select Your Tickets box office, over the phone by calling 250-220-7777, or online at www.selectyourtickets.com.
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