Sept 20,2014(ISN) – Vancouver, BC- The Victoria Royals lost a 3-1 decision to the Vancouver Giants on Saturday night in Vancouver’s season opener at Pacific Coliseum.
Veteran goaltender Coleman Vollrath made his second consecutive start in goal for the Royals, while the Giants countered with Payton Lee between the pipes.
Victoria opened the scoring in the first period with a power play marker from defenceman Travis Brown. Vancouver answered back with two goals in 39 seconds for a 2-1 advantage after 20 minutes. The Giants would add a third goal in the final frame to round out the scoring. Joel Hamilton scored the winning goal, while Tyler Morrison and Trevor Foster had the other tallies for Vancouver.
Victoria went 1/6=16.7% with the man advantage, while Vancouver went 0/5=0.0%.
Victoria scratched 20-year-olds Travis Brown, Brandon Magee, and Austin Carroll along with regulars Keegan Kanzig, Joe Hicketts and Axel Blomqvist who were all away attending NHL training camps.
The Royals kick-off their 2014-15 home schedule with a Friday night clash versus the Kamloops Blazers on September 26th. Puck drop is scheduled for 7:05 p.m.