The Victoria Royals scored three goals in the final two periods of play to double up the Kelowna Rockets by a score of 6-3 on Wednesday night at Prospera Place.
Royals – Kaid Oliver 0g-3a, Sean Gulka 1g-1a, Tarun Fizer 1g-1a, Gary Haden 0g-2a, Mitch Prowse 1g-0a (Game Winner), River Fahey 1g-0a, Ty Yoder 1g-0a, Keanu Derungs 1g-0a, Phillip Schultz 0g-1a, Logan Doust 0g-1a, Will Warm 0g-1a.
Kelowna – Jake Lee 0g-2a, Jake Poole 1g-0a, Alex Swetlikoff 1g-0a, Pavel Novak 1g-0a, Sean Comrie 0g-1a, Ethan Ernst 0g-1a, Nolan Foote 0g-1a.
Royals – Brock Gould (W) – 60:00 mins, 27 saves on 30 shots.
Kelowna – Roman Basran – 10:58 mins, three saves on six shots.
Cole Schwebius (L) – 49:02 mins, 11 saves on 14 shots.
Royals – 2/4=50.0%.
Kelowna – 1/4=25.0%.
Season Series: last nights contest marked the third of nine regular season meetings between the two clubs. The Royals now hold a record of 2-1-0-0 against Kelowna this season. The two teams will face one another again on Wednesday, November 20th in Kelowna.
On Scoresheet: Victoria had 11 different players record at least a point in tonight’s game. Of those 11 players, four registered multi-point games. The Royals were led offensively by Kaid Oliver who tallied three assists.
Season Highs: In tonight’s game, the Royals set one season high and tied another. In the first period, the two teams combined for a total of five goals to set a season high. The Royals also tied their season high for most goals scored in a period with three in the opening frame.
Hometown Kid: Kelowna, BC native Mitch Prowse scored his first goal in his hometown tonight. Prowse has recorded one other goal against Kelowna in his WHL career, which came on November 22, 2016 in Victoria.
Goals Against: Tonight’s contest marks the second time this season that the Kelowna Rockets have allowed five or more goals against at home.
On the Road: Victoria will continue their three-game road trip with back-to-back contests against Prince George Cougars on Friday, November 8th and Saturday, November 9th. The puck will drop at 7:00 p.m. for both games.