Tanner Sidaway Shines For Royals Against Former Team

Victoria Royals’ forward Tanner Sidaway, who played against his former team for the first time, scored the game winner late in the third period

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Tanner Sidaways and Tarun Fizer have a celebration hug after Sidaway scores and takes a 2-1 lead. 3rd period action.photo by ISN Gord Rufh

The Regina Pats gave up a game winning goal late in the third in a 2-1 defeat at the hands of the Victoria Royals on Saturday night.

Celebration hug after Sidaway scores and  takes a 2-1 lead. 3rd period action.photo by ISN Gord Rufh
Celebration hug after Sidaway scores and takes a 2-1 lead. 3rd period action.photo by ISN Gord Rufh

The Pats opened the scoring at 12:57 of the first when Jake Leschyshyn tipped home his team leading 15th of the season. The Royals powerplay got the game tied at 17:19 of the first, thanks to Kaid Oliver and it was 1-1 after one.

Tyler Lees of the Victoria Royals goes into the corner with Nick Henry of the Regina Pats. 1st period action.photo by ISN Gord Rufh
Tyler Lees of the Victoria Royals goes into the corner with Nick Henry of the Regina Pats. 1st period action.photo by ISN Gord Rufh
Royals celebrate Tanner Sidaways goal to take a 2-1 lead. 3rd period action.photo by ISN Gord Rufh
Royals celebrate Tanner Sidaways goal to take a 2-1 lead. 3rd period action.photo by ISN Gord Rufh

The two clubs put six shots on goal apiece in the second and the game remained tied at the break. In the third, it was 1-1 until late when Tanner Sidaway buried his second of the season into the top corner with 2:45 remaining and the Royals took the 2-1 lead. They held on from there for the two points.

Kaid Oliver of the Royals and Klyle Walker mix it up in front of the net as Max Paddock makes a save. 1st period action.photo by ISN Gord Rufh
Kaid Oliver of the Royals and Klyle Walker mix it up in front of the net as Max Paddock makes a save. 1st period action.photo by ISN Gord Rufh
Marty !!! photo by ISN Gord Rufh
Marty !!! photo by ISN Gord Rufh

The Pats were outshot 27-18, the powerplay was oh for three and the penalty kill was six for seven. Max Paddock was named the games second star making 25 saves on 27 shots.

Scoring Summary
First Period
Regina – Jake Leschyshyn (15) from Sebastian Streu and Austin Pratt – 12:57.
Victoria – Kaid Oliver (13) from Scott Walford and D-Jay Jerome – 17:19 PP.

Second Period
NO SCORE

Third Period
Victoria – Tanner Sidaway (2) from Dino Kambeitz and Mitchell Prowse – 17:15.

Shots on Goal
Regina 5-6-7-(18) Victoria 14-6-7-(27)

Powerplays
Regina 0/3 Victoria 1/7

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