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(ISN)- Seattle, WA – The Victoria Royals scored the first three goals of the game to take a 6-3 victory against the Seattle Thunderbirds in the final contest of three games in three nights.

Royals’ forward Jack Walker notched two goals a 1:49 apart in the first period and would add an empty net marker late in the game for his first career hat-trick. Victoria and Seattle would exchange goals the rest of the way. Austin Carroll, Tyler Soy and Alex Forsberg scored the Royals’ additional tallies. The Thunderbirds’ markers were notched by Jerret Smith and Scott Eansor.

Victoria netminder Coleman Vollrath turned away 28 of 31 shots in the victory. Seattle goaltender Taran Kozun made 23 saves on 28 shots before being replaced by Logan Flodell who stopped all eight shots he faced.

Victoria went 1/3=33.3% with the man-advantage, while Seattle went 2/6=33.3%.

Victoria returns home on Tuesday when they host the Moose Jaw Warriors at 12:05 p.m. for their inaugural Hockey Hooky Day. The Royals will then face-off against the Kelowna Rockets at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre on Friday, February 20th at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, February 21st at 7:00 p.m.