ROYALS EDGED BY BLAZERS IN OVERTIME
Victoria falls 3-2 in overtime to Kamloops.
For Immediate Release
Saturday, September 6, 2014
Delta, BC- The Victoria Royals lost a 3-2 result to the Kamloops Blazers on Saturday afternoon at Sungod Arena in Delta, BC with Brady Gaudet scoring the overtime winner. The Royals are one of four teams competing in the North Delta WHL Pre-Season Invitational.
The Royals used the first game of the weekend to feature some of their veteran players with Travis Brown (1994), Axel Blomqvist (1995) and Coleman Vollrath (1995) playing in their first game of the pre-season.
Kamloops opened the scoring 37 seconds into the second period on a goal from winger Cole Ully. Victoria answered back with two goals of their own from forwards Tyler Soy and Taylor Crunk to take a 2-1 lead after 40 minutes. The Blazers tied the game early into the final frame with a goal from former Royal Luke Harrison to send the game to overtime.
Royals’ goaltender Vollrath went the distance in net turning away 28 of the 31 shots he faced. Netminders Cole Kehler and Bolton Pouliot combined for 29 saves on 31 shots for the Blazers.
Victoria was awarded seven powerplays on the day, while Kamloops received three opportunities. Neither team was able to capitalize with the extra attacker.
Victoria scratched 20 year-olds Brandon Magee, and Austin Carroll along with regulars Keegan Kanzig, Mitch Skapski, and Ryan Gagnon.
The Royals wrap-up the two-game tournament in Delta, B.C. with a 1:00 p.m. match-up against the Kelowna Rockets on Sunday.
Season tickets start from $414 and mini-packs from $49 are on sale now! Call 250-220-7889, visit www.victoriaroyals.com, or head down to the Victoria Royals ticketing office at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre to pick up your seats and guarantee your spot at the September 26th home opener