Royals road trip triple triumph

The Victoria Royals won all three games during a Western Hockey league weekend in Alberta

It was three in a row on the road for the Victoria Royals this weekend.

The Royals started off Friday in Red Deer where goaltender Coleman Vollrath backstopped the team to a 2-1 shootout victory over the Red  Deer Rebels. Vollrath turned away 34 of 35 shots and stopped all seven shootout attempts in the win.

Victoria forward Austin Carroll scored the shootout winner in the seventh round.

The Royals’ Greg Chase scored 57 seconds into the first period to give Victoria the early lead. Maxwell Brooks would tally the lone marker for Red Deer.

Vollrath’s start marked his 100th regular season game in the WHL.

Saturday saw the team in Cowtown taking down the Calgary Hitmen 4-1.  Forward Austin Carroll scored two third period goals including the game winner on the powerplay.

With three assists, Victoria’s Brandon Magee tied Kevin Sundher for the franchise all-time lead in points at 241 (104g-137a).

Joe Hicketts opened the scoring for the Royals on the man advantage, while Jack Walker rounded out the scoring with an empty net goal. Calgary’s lone marker was scored by Ben Thomas.

Sunday night’s opponents were the Edmonton Oil Kings, The Royals  overcame a third period Kings’ comeback to snare a 4-3 overtime victory at Rexall Place to complete the sweep if their three game Alberta road trip.

Victoria’s Greg Chase notched the game winner in overtime after Edmonton scored two goals in 10 seconds in the third stanza to force extra time.

Royals’ forward Brandon Magee set a new all-time franchise record in points at 242 (104g-138a) when he assisted on Alex Forsberg’s opening game goal. Victoria’s other tallies were scored by Chase and Jack Walker on the powerplay.

The Royals are back home and will begin a two game home series against the Kamloops Blazers on Friday and Saturday.