Kamloops, BC- The Victoria Royals scored a shorthanded goal midway through the third period to take down the Kamloops Blazers 3-1 at the Sandman Centre to sweep their first two-road games of the season.
The Royals’ Logan Fisher would strip the puck from a Blazers’ defender, while shorthanded, to notch the game winning goal with under 11 minutes remaining in the contest. Victoria’s Matthew Phillips opened the scoring when he weaved through the Kamloops’ defence with a highlight-reel marker late in the second. Tyler Soy added an insurance goal for the visitors with an empty-net tally. The Blazers’ lone marker was scored by Matt Needham.
Victoria netminder Coleman Vollrath stopped 19 of the 20 shots in the victory, while Kamloops goaltender Dylan Ferguson turned aside 27 of the 29 shots he faced on the night.
Neither team was able to capitalize on the powerplay. The Royals and Blazers had four and three opportunities respectively.
Victoria returns to the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre on Friday, October 16th to take on the Red Deer Rebels on Country Night presented by the Duke Saloon. Puck drop is slated for 7:05 p.m.