Coleman Vollrath makes a save versus the Edmonton Oil Kings on Nov. 6. Vollrath entered the game in relief of Patrik Polivka and made the next two starts.

Backup back stops Royals to two wins; Junior hockey this weekend

Goalie Coleman Vollrath is in the driver’s seat after he made 84 saves in total and led the Victoria Royals to back-to-back road wins

Goalie Coleman Vollrath is in the driver’s seat after he made 84 saves in total and led the Victoria Royals to back-to-back road wins over the Seattle Thunderbirds 5-3 on Friday and Portland Winterhawks 3-2 in overtime on Saturday.

Vollrath entered last week’s 5-0 loss to the Edmonton Oil Kings in relief of Patrik Polivka and has played ever since.

He will likely get the start as the Royals (12-9-0-1) host the Thunderbirds at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre for a two-game set tonight (Nov. 13) and tomorrow, 7:05 p.m. face-offs.

The Royals are without two of its top D-man for the long haul as 2014 NHL Draft prospect Joe Hicketts is recovering from successful surgery to an upper-body injury and Keegan Kanzig is out with a probable concussion, as he hasn’t played since fighting Oil Kings’ slugger Brandon Braddock on Nov. 6.

Royals’ 16-year-olds Chaz Reddekopp, D, and Tyler Soy, F, have been named to Team Pacific at 2014 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge in Cape Breton, NS.

Royals assistant coach Enio Sacilotto and athletic therapist Khore Elliott have also been named to Team Pacific.

Cougars back on track

The Victoria Cougars posted a massive come-from-behind 5-3 win over the Westshore Wolves on Wednesday to get back on track in the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League.

Down 3-0, the Cougars scored five straight goals at Bear Mountain Arena for the team’s 15th win and first win in November.

The Cougars host the Kerry Park Islanders tonight (Nov. 14), 7 p.m. at Archie Browning Sports Centre.

Braves host Wolves on pink night

The Saanich Braves host the Westshore Wolves on Friday for the annual Pink in the Rink fundraiser. Puck drop is 6:30 p.m. at Pearkes arena.

The Braves are away on Saturday against the Kerry Park Islanders.

The Nanaimo Buccaneers visit the Peninsula Panthers on Friday, 7:30 p.m. at Panorama.


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