Victoria falls short in 3-2 defeat to Medicine Hat

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(ISN) – Victoria, BC- The Victoria Royals dropped a 3-2 decision in a physical match-up against the Medicine Hat Tigers at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre on Thursday night.

The Royals ran into penalty trouble throughout the game as the Tigers’ Dryden Hunt scored the game winner on a 5-on-3 powerplay in the third period. Victoria’s Tyler Soy opened the scoring in the first stanza, while Travis Brown notched the other marker. Austin Carroll (6g-7a), Soy (7g-6a) and Brown (4g-8a) extended their point streaks to seven games. Medicine Hat’s first two goals were scored by Chad Labelle and Ty Schultz.

Royals’ netminder Coleman Vollrath stopped 31 of 34 shots he faced, while Tigers’ goaltender Marek Langhamer would save 20 of 22 shots.

Victoria went 0/4= 0.0% on the powerplay, while Medicine Hat went 1/6=16.6%

The Royals will close out their seven game homestand with a two-gam series against the Prince George Cougars tomorrow and Saturday. Puck drop for both game sis set for 7:05 p.m.