The Victoria Royals have won the first two games of their gruelling five game road trip that has them travelling over 5,000 kilometres into the prairies. Tonight they defeated the Saskatoon Blades 5-1 on the strength of solid goaltending by Coleman Vollrath, who faced 27 shots and goal scoring by committee as four different Royals tallied.
Twenty-year-old Vollrath surpassed former Chilliwack Bruins’ netminder Lucas Gore (60) for the all-time franchise record in wins with 61.
Royals’ veteran Logan Fisher put an exclamation mark on a three-goal middle frame, while Vladimir Bobylev notched two, one in the second and third each. Ryan Peckford also scored in the second.
The Royals’ Dante Hannoun opened the scoring in the first period. The Blades’ Connor Gay notched the lone goal for Saskatoon.
Blades’ netminder Nik Amundrud turned away 20 of the 25 shots directed at him.
Neither team was able to capitalize on the man-advantage as the Royals went 0/4=0.0% and the Blades went 0/3=0.0%.
The Royals will now travel to Swift Current, SK to battle the Broncos on Tuesday night. Puck drop is slated for 5:00 PM Pacific Standard Time.
The Royals return home on Friday, November 13th to face the Seattle Thunderbirds with the contest set for 7:05 p.m.