The Victoria Royals battled back from a 2-0 first period deficit to take a 3-2 lead in the third period, but the Kamloops Blazers came back with a vengeance from that point scoring four unanswered goals to take the game 6-3.
FIRST IN THE DUB: 16-year-old forward Tanner Scott recorded his first goal in the WHL tonight when he lit the lamp in the second period. Trentyn Crane assisted on Scott’s marker, and with it he registered his first point in the WHL.
STREAKING: Forward Brayden Tracey has registered at least a point in his last six games. During the time period he has five goals and five assists for 10 points. He also has scored goals in three straight games.
TOP OF THE CHARTS: Rookie forward Brayden Schuurman leads all BC Division rookies in scoring with five points (3g-2a). He is joined by first year blueliners Gannon Laroque (1g-2a), Jason Spizawka (3a) and Kalem Parker (3a) who are tied for second place in BC Division rookie scoring and are also tied for the lead in scoring by freshman defensemen within the division.
LOVING LIFE IN THE MIDDLE: The Royals have realized their most success this season in the second period of play. Victoria has scored 11 goals in the middle stanza, compare to having scored eight goals in the first, third and overtime periods combined.
Next Game: The Royals and Blazers meet again on Sunday afternoon.
Royals – Gannon 1g, Scott 1g, Tracey 1g, Spizawka 1a, Parker 1a, Crane 1a, Brayden Schuurman 1a
Kamloops – Connor Zary 1g-2a, Orin Centazzo 2g-1a, Quinn Schmiemann 1g-1a, Josh Pillar 2a, Sean Strange 2a, Reese Belton 1g, Logan Stankoven 1g, Caedan Bankier 1a, Ethan Brandwood 1a, Inaki Baragano 1a, Fraser Minten 1a
Royals – Connor Martin (L) – 60 min, 47 saves on 53 shots.
Kamloops – Dylan Ernst (W) – 60 min, 15 saves on 18 shots
Royals – 1/1=100%.
Kamloops – 1/5=20%.