Fans of the Victoria Royals got some excitement early on in the team’s Western Hockey League home opener Friday night at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre.
Igor Martynov beat Vancouver Giants goalie Todd Scott through the five-hole just 3:12 into the first period as the Royals enjoyed a power play.
A few minutes later, the good-sized crowd watched Victoria goaltender Griffin Outhouse stop the Giants’ Brad Morrison on a point blank shot at the other end of the rink.
At the 12:01 mark, Victoria’s Ryan Pickford finished off a passing play from Dante Hannoun and Matthew Phillips to make it 2-0, which is how the first period ended.
More to come.