Saturday, 27 September 2014

Royals Edge Blazers 4-3 in OT

Victoria rallies from 3-2 deficit to beat Kamloops.

For Immediate Release
Saturday, September 27, 2014

Victoria, BC- The Victoria Royals beat the Kamloops Blazers 4-3 in overtime on Saturday night, with Joe Hicketts scoring the overtime winner.

Veteran goaltender Coleman Vollrath made his fourth consecutive start in goal for the Royals, while the Blazers countered with Cole Kehler between the pipes.

Both teams exchanged power play goals in the first period with Brandon Fushimi tallying for Victoria and Cole Ully for Kamloops. The Royals took the lead in the middle frame on Dante Hannoun’s first career WHL goal, before the Blazers answered back with a marker from Nick Chyzowski. 

Kamloops scored late in the third period before Austin Carroll tied the game with 42 seconds left to send the contest to overtime.

Royals’ netminder Vollrath stopped 32 of the 35 shots he faced for the win. Goaltender Kehler turned away 27 of 31 shots for the Blazers.

Victoria went 2/6=33.3% with the man advantage, while Kamloops went 1/4=25.0%.

The Royals now head to Vancouver tomorrow for a match-up against the Giants. Puck drop is scheduled for 5:00 p.m.

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