November 25, 2012, Victoria, BC – On a Sunday morning, the South Island Royals squared off against the Cariboo Cougars in the second game of a two-game weekend set, with the Cougars beating the Royals 7-0 for the second day in a row.
The Royals went with Jesse Jenks between the pipes, while the Cougars looked to Nathan Warren.
Cariboo opened the scoring just before the 10 minute mark of the first period after Braiden Epp broke in off the right side and fired a shot under the blocker of Jenks. The Cougars would expand their lead less the 20 seconds later when Eli Jarvis tipped a centering pass through the Royals’ netminder that just trickled across the goal line. With just over three minutes to play in the frame, Cariboo looked to increase their lead on a 5-on-3 man advantage, but the Royals were able to kill it off with some strong defensive play. After 20 minutes of play, the Cougars led 2-0.
South Island started the second period on the powerplay, but it was Cariboo that grabbed a tally shorthanded. Liam Blackburn stole the puck in the neutral zone before he broke in alone on Jenks and rifled a shot over the goaltender’s blocker. After the goal, Markus Daly replaced Jenks in the Royals’ crease. The Cougars would get two more goals from Brad Morrison and Logan Styler before the end of the period to take a 5-0 lead after 40 minutes.
Cariboo would get additional markers from Styler and Donovan Law in the third. Cougars 7 Royals 0
The Royals will now have a bye week before they travel to Burnaby to play the Vancouver Northwest Giants for two games starting on Saturday, December 8th. For South Island’s full schedule please visit www.southislandroyals.ca