Royals Third Period Comeback Highlighted With Shootout Win

Victoria outlasts Prince George 3-2 as Gary Haden scores two goals in the third period.

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Gary Haden

The Victoria Royals erased a 2-0 deficit in the third period to edge the Prince George Cougars 3-2 in a shootout and were led by forward Gary Haden’s two goals and goaltender Shane Farkas’ 40 save performance.

 

Scoring:

Royals – Gary Haden 2g-0a, Kaid Oliver 0g-1a, Carson Miller 0g-1a, Keanu Derungs 0g-1a, Mitch Prowse 0g-1a, Tarun Fizer (Shootout Winner).

 

Prince George – Reid Perepeluk 1g-0a, Ethan Browne 1g-0a, Josh Maser 0g-1a, Taylor Gauthier 0g-1a, Cole Moberg 0g-1a, Ryan Schoettler 0g-1a.

 

Goaltending:

Royals – Shane Farkas (SOW) – 65:00 mins, 40 saves on 42 shots. Saved all three shootout attempts.

 

Prince George – Taylor Gauthier (SOL) – 65:00 mins, 32 saves on 34 shots. Saved two of three shootout attempts.

 

Powerplay:

Royals – 1/2 = 50.0%

 

Prince George – 1/6 = 16.7%

 

Notes:

 

Playing Prince George: This season, the Royals are now 5-0-0-0 against the Prince George Cougars. The Royals have now won the last 10 regular season games against the Cougars, which dates back to December 2, 2018.

 

Winning Streak: With tonight’s victory, Royals’ goaltender Shane Farkas tied alumnus Patrik Polivka’s franchise record for consecutive starts with a win with eight.

 

One Goal Games: All five contests against the Prince George Cougars this season have been decided by just a single goal. This season, Victoria has an overall record of 8-3-2-0 in one goal games.

 

Extra Time: With tonight’s shootout win, the Royals are now 4-0 in games that have gone to a shootout.

 

200th Game: Tonight’s game marked the 200th WHL contest of Royals’ forward Kaid Oliver’s career. Oliver has spent his entire WHL career with the Royals and has recorded 95 points (39g-56a) over four seasons.

 

Up Next: The Royals will conclude their weekend set with the Cougars tomorrow night at 7:00 p.m.

 

Next Home Game: Victoria will return home to play their last two games before the eight-day holiday break on Tuesday, December 17th and Wednesday, December 18th against the Spokane Chiefs.