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Tri City Americans visit for two crucial games against Royals

Austin Carroll celebrates the first of the Royals three goals in their comeback win over the Prince George Cougars at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre on Saturday, Dec. 29. The Royals won in a shootout 4-3. - Jon Howe/Victoria Royals
Austin Carroll celebrates the first of the Royals three goals in their comeback win over the Prince George Cougars at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre on Saturday, Dec. 29. The Royals won in a shootout 4-3.
— image credit: Jon Howe/Victoria Royals

The Victoria Royals will challenge the Tri City Americans's hold on fifth place this weekend as the Amerks are here for two games.

Puck drop is 7 p.m. at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre Friday and Saturday, Jan. 4-5.

The Royals (19-15-0-2) are coming off a 4-2 road loss to the red-hot Kelowna Rockets (27-10-1-1) on Wednesday night. Jamie Crooks scored his 18th and Ben Walker scored his 13th of the season in the loss.

Last weekend the Royals picked up four huge points with a sweep of the Prince George Cougars (12-20-1-4), a 5-1 blowout on Friday and a 4-3 come from behind shootout win on Saturday.

The Americans (21-14-1-2) won their last game 6-3 over state-rival Spokane Chiefs on New Year's Eve.

 

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