October 7th, 2012, Vancouver, BC – Brandon Magee and Austin Carroll were the goal scorers in the Victoria Royals 2-1 win over the Vancouver Giants on Sunday afternoon in Vancouver.
In a Sunday afternoon match-up at Pacific Coliseum, the Victoria Royals squared off against the Vancouver Giants in the final contest of a road swing that saw the Victoria play three games in as many nights. The Royals gave Patrik Polivka the start between the pipes while the Giants went with Tyler Fuhr in the cage.
Brandon Magee gave Victoria an early lead when he potted a shorthanded goal 30 seconds into the first period. Magee collected the puck at centre ice and flew up the right wing before he let a wrist shot go from the top of the right circle that beat Fuhr high over the glove. After 20 minutes, the Royals held a 1-0 lead.
The Giants tied the game early in the second period on a marker from Nathan Burns. The Vancouver forward picked up the puck off the right post and came across the crease to outwait a sprawling Polivka and find the back of the net. Austin Carroll regained the lead for Victoria at 6:15 of the middle frame with a powerplay goal. Logan Nelson collected his own rebound off a Giants’ defender and fired a cross-crease pass to Carroll who buried it past Fuhr. The Royals took the 2-1 lead into the third period.
The final frame featured strong performances from both goaltenders as they turned away every shot they faced. With less than two minutes left, Cain Franson was awarded a penalty shot, but Polivka turned him away to preserve the victory. Royals 2 Giants 1.
Victoria went 1/3=33.3% on the powerplay while Vancouver was 0/5=0.0%. The Giants outshot the Royals 30-22.
Victoria now returns to the island before heading to Kamloops on Wednesday, October 10th to face the Blazers. The Royals will then return home on Friday, October 12th for a two-game set against the Kelowna Rockets. Guarantee yourself the best seats by visiting www.victoriaroyals.com, calling 250-220-7889, or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org before it’s too late!