Victoria, BC- Victoria Royals’ Brandon Magee notched two goals in the final frame including the game-winner as the homeside defeated the Prince George Cougars 5-4 to take a 2-0 series lead in the Western Conference Quarter-Finals.
Brandon Magee potted the winning goal to lift the Victoria Royals over the Prince George Cougars 5-4 in Game 2 playoff action. The Royals have a series 2-0 lead. – Erich Eichhorn image (www.allsportmedia.ca)
The Cougars would tie the game twice in the third period, however Magee would answer back on both occasions. Jack Walker, Tyler Soy and Greg Chase notched the other markers for Victoria. Prince George’s goals were potted by Tate Olson (2), Zach Pochiro and Chase Witala.
Prince George would turn the heat up too little too late as the Royals collapse to protect the late lead – Erich Eichhorn image (www.allsportmedia.ca)
Brad Morrsion of the Prince George Cougars redirects the puck on goaltender Vollrath as Royals Ryan Gagnon gets turned around – Erich Eichhorn image (www.allsportmedia.ca)
Victoria goaltender Coleman Vollrath stopped 30 of the 34 shots he faced, while Prince George netminder Ty Edmonds turned aside 20 of 25 shots.
Prince George goaltender Ty Edmonds gets help from his winger Colby McAuley while he is down and out of position – Erich Eichhorn image (www.allsportmedia.ca)
The Royals went 0/2=0.0% on the powerplay and the Cougars would go 2/6=33.3% with the man advantage.
The best-of-seven series will now shift to Prince George for Games 3 and 4 on Wednesday, April 1st and Thursday, April 2nd with puck drop slated for 7:00 p.m. on both nights.
Taylor Crunk jousts with Tate Olson for position – Erich Eichhorn image (www.allsportmedia.ca)
The Royals will return home for Game 5 (if necessary) on Saturday, April 4th with puck drop set for 7:05pm. Individual playoff tickets, starting at $13.00, are now on sale at the Select Your Tickets Box Office located at the arena, over the phone at 250-220-7777 or online at ww.selectyourtickets.com.
Season Tickets for the 2015-16 Royals season are on sale now. Take advantage of our exclusive Early Bird offer to new season ticket holders by placing a $100 per seat deposit and getting all remaining home games for the first round of the playoffs for free. To arrange a meeting to pick your seats please call 250-220-7889 or visit the Victoria Royals ticket office at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre.