The Victoria Royals edged the Kelowna Rockets 3-2 on Saturday night at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Arena in Victoria.
The win gives the Royals a 2-0 lead with the team’s Round 2 WHL Playoffs series heading to Kelowna for games three and four Tuesday and Thursday.
The Rockets trailed 3-1 in the third period before Justin Kirkland scored to make the game 3-2. It appeared the Rockets had tied it late in the third but a potential Tyson Baillie goal was disallowed.
Baillie had a goal and an assist for the Rockets who outshot Victoria 28-26 in the game. Michael Herringer suffered the loss in net.
The series now shifts to Kelowna for games three and four on Tuesday and Thursday at Prospera Plac