Saskatoon, SK- Victoria Royals’ goaltender Coleman Vollrath recorded his 61st career WHL win as the team exploded for three second period goals in a 5-1 victory over the Saskatoon Blades on Sunday afternoon.
Victoria netminder Vollrath remained steady throughout the contest as he stopped 26 of the 27 shots fired his way. The 20-year-old Vollrath surpassed former Chilliwack Bruins’ netminder Lucas Gore (60) for the all-time franchise record in wins with 61.
Royals’ veteran Logan Fisher put an exclamation point on the second period as he scored a goal with 20 seconds left to cap off a three-goal middle frame. Victoria’s Vladimir Bobylev and Ryan Peckford notched the other markers in the period. The Royals’ Dante Hannoun opened the scoring in the first period, while Bobylev tallied his second of the afternoon and team leading ninth goal in the final frame. The Blades’ Connor Gay notched the lone goal for Saskatoon.
Blades’ netminder Nik Amundrud turned away 20 of the 25 shots directed at him.
Neither team was able to capitalize on the man-advantage as the Royals went 0/4=0.0% and the Blades went 0/3=0.0%.
The Royals will travel to Swift Current, SK to battle the Broncos on Tuesday night. Puck drop is slated for 5:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time.
Victoria returns home on Friday, November 13th to face the Seattle Thunderbirds with the contest set for 7:05 p.m.