Royals lack offensive presence in lost to Tigers

Royals lose on 90's night

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Corson Hopwo fires one past Farkas. Photo by Nathanael Laranjeiras

The Victoria Royals were doubled up by the Medicine Hat Tiger 6-3 on Saturday night. The arena was buzzing as 5,798 fans came in dressed in 90 themed clothing as it was the Royals “90s night” hoping to see a win from the home team.

DJ Bryan Capistrano playing nostalgic 90's tunes. Photo by Nathanael Laranjeiras
DJ Bryan Capistrano playing nostalgic 90’s tunes. Photo by Nathanael Laranjeiras

The first period started as Medicine Hat was extremely quick to find the back of the net. It only took them 46 seconds into the first period as Ryan Chyzowski scored his 10th goal of the season with assists from Brett Kemp, Daniel Baker. The Royals were able to tie it in the second frame when Gary Haden got loose on a breakaway and scored his 3rd of the season with assists from Logan Doust and Keanu Derungs. The Tigers were able to sucker punch the Royals as they were able to regain the lead as Corson Hopwo poked the puck past Farkas scoring his first of the season with assists from Parker Gavlas, Tyler Preziuso. Victoria tied it again on the powerplay this time when Keanu Derungs scored his 3rd goal of the season with assists from Logan Doust, Will Warm.

Victoria Royals vs Medicine Hat Tigers. Photo by Nathanael Laranjeiras
Victoria Royals vs Medicine Hat Tigers. Photo by Nathanael Laranjeiras

The rest of the game turned out to be dominated by Medicine Hat as every shot they took seemed to find it’s way into the net. The Tigers grabbed the lead in the second period once again as James Hamblin scored his 7th, this would be his first of three goals as he picked up the hattrick. The Royals went on to score one last goal but it wouldn’t be enough as the stands were empty as the disappointed fans left the venue.

Victoria Royals vs Medicine Hat Tigers. Photo by Nathanael Laranjeiras
Victoria Royals vs Medicine Hat Tigers. Photo by Nathanael Laranjeiras

Mads Søgaard picked up his 6th win of the season as he stopped 27 shots out of 30 improving the Tigers record to 10-4-1 while the Royals fell to 6-7-1.