(ISN) – Victoria, BC- The Victoria Royals scored three powerplay goals on their way to a 5-2 victory over the Prince George Cougars in the final contest of three games in three nights.
Alex Forsberg notched his first goal in a Victoria uniform and would add two more tallies for his first career hat-trick. Greg Chase and Brandon Magee registered Victoria’s other markers. Brad Morrison and Josh Connolly each recorded a goal for Prince George.
Victoria netminder Justin Paulic stopped 26 of 28 shots in his first start as a Royal. Prince George goaltender Patrick Gora turned aside 30 of the 35 shots he faced in his WHL debut.
The Royals went 3/6=50.0% on the powerplay, while the Cougars went 1/7=14.3%.
Victoria will now go on a three game road trip where they will face-off against the Red Deer Rebels on Friday, January 16th, the Calgary Hitmen on Saturday, January 17th and the Edmonton Oil Kings on Sunday, January 18th. Start time for the first two games is slated for 6:00 p.m. while the Edmonton Oil Kings’ game begins at 3:00 p.m. All times in Pacific Standard Time.
The Royals begin a two game home series against the Kamloops Blazers on Friday, January 23rd at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, January 24th at 7:05 p.m.