Spokane, WA- The Victoria Royals registered five consecutive markers to defeat the Spokane Chiefs 6-2 on Sunday night and take the best-of-seven series 4-2.
The Royals’ Tyler Soy led the way for the club offensively as he tallied four points (2g-2a) and was named the game’s first star. Victoria’s Scott Walford registered the game winner, while Jack Walker (2) and Matthew Phillips rounded out the scoring for the visitors. Spokane’s Jordan Henderson and Keanu Yamamoto recorded the homeside’s goals.
Victoria goaltender Griffen Outhouse turned aside 24 of the 26 shots directed his way. Chiefs’ netminder Lasse Petersen stopped 19 of the 25 pucks fired at him.
The Royals went 3/5=60.0% on the man-advantage, while Spokane held a mark 0/5=0.0% on the night.
Victoria will have home ice advantage in Round 2 against the winner of the Kelowna Rockets vs. Kamloops Blazers series.
Games 1 and 2 of Round 2 are scheduled for Thursday, April 7th and Saturday, April 9th. Puck drop for both contests is scheduled for 7:05 p.m.