October 30, 2012, Victoria, BC – The Victoria Royals are pleased to announce that forward Alex Gogolev has been selected as the Tip Top Tailor-Made Player of the Month for October.

The 20-year-old notched 13 points (5g-8a) over 11 games during October to lead all Royals’ skaters. The Moscow, Russia native now has a team-high 19 points (7g-12a) in 15 games played so far this season.

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The Royal’s Alex Gogolev, in action here against Brandon, is the Player of the Month for October (Photo: Christian J. Stewart / Island Sports News)

“Alex had a very good month for us,” General Manager Cameron Hope said. “He continues to fit in well with our team, and he has provided us with timely scoring.”

Gogolev was acquired by Victoria in a trade with Calgary on September 15th. The veteran import forward has been instrumental in the Royals’ success this season, having scored or assisted on the game-winning or game-tying goal in seven of the Royals’ nine wins. The Russian forward has seven goals on the season, with six of them being game-tying or game-wining goals.