Cranbrook, BC- The Victoria Royals tallied goals in each period as the club took down the Kootenay ICE 4-1 to cap off a Central Division road trip on Saturday night.
The Royals’ Jack Walker recorded the game winner mid-way through the second period when he broke through the ICE defence, grabbed his own rebound, and shot the puck over the pad of Kootenay netminder Payton Lee. Regan Nagy opened the scoring on the powerplay early in the first frame with his third goal in two games. Matthew Phillips would register insurance in the final stanza and assist on an empty net marker from Carter Folk.
Kootenay’s lone goal was scored by Jake Elmer in the opening period.
Victoria started Dylan Myskiw in net who made 26 saves on the 27 shots he faced. The ICE countered with goaltender Lee who stopped 34 of the 37 pucks directed his way.
The Royals posted a mark of 1/5=20.0% on the powerplay, while Kootenay went 1/4=25.0% on the man-advantage.
Victoria will now head to Langley, BC to face-off against the Vancouver Giants on Friday, February 24th to close out the club’s four-game road trip. Puck drop for the contest is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.
The Royals return home on Saturday, February 25th for their sixth annual Pink in the Rink Night versus the Vancouver Giants with puck drop scheduled for 7:05 p.m.