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Prospect Of The Week - Matthew Phillips

The Victoria Royals forward had five points in three games last week

by Torie Peterson @ToriePeterson /

Matthew Phillips continues to be a force for the Western Hockey League's Victoria Royals, registering five points in three games last week.

The 18-year-old now leads the Royals in scoring with 16 goals and 27 points in 25 games this season. Those totals place him 10th in the WHL in goals and 32nd in the league in points.

Phillips kicked off his week with two goals and four points in Victoria's 6-2 win over the Kelowna Rockets on Tuesday.

Three of his points came on the power play, including his game-winning goal in the second period and this third period marker. He is now tied for the team lead in power play goals with seven and leads his club with four game-winning goals.

He was named the first star in the victory over the Rockets.

On Friday, Phillips scored the Royals' first goal in a 4-2 setback to the Portland Winterhawks. The marker gives him 16 goals this season, which leads all Victoria skaters.

Phillips and the Royals were blanked in their game of the week, falling 5-0 to the Seattle Thunderbirds on Saturday.

The Flames selected Phillips in the sixth round (166th overall) in the 2016 NHL Draft. The Calgary, AB product was named the WHL's Rookie of the Year last season after he scored 37 goals and 76 points in 72 regular season games in Victoria.

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