Royals top Cougars in weekend double header

The Victoria Royals came out winners both nights in back to back WHL games against the Prince George Cougars

The Victoria Royals scored three powerplay goals Saturday night on their way to a 5-2 victory over the Prince George Cougars in the final contest of three games in three nights.

Alex Forsberg notched his first goal in a Victoria uniform and added two more tallies for his first career hat-trick. Greg Chase and Brandon Magee registered Victoria’s other markers. Brad Morrison and Josh Connolly each recorded a goal for Prince George.

New Victoria netminder Justin Paulic stopped 26 of 28 shots in his first start as a Royal. Prince George goaltender Patrick Gora turned aside 30 of the 35 shots he faced in his WHL debut.

Friday night the Royals overcame two shorthanded goals by the Cougars in the opening period en route to a 3-2 overtime win Friday night.

Prince George notched two first period shorthanded goals, but Brandon Magee potted two goals in regulation for the homeside and Tyler Soy’s overtime winner propelled Victoria to the win. Chase Witala and Aaron Boyd counted the shorthanded markers for the Cougars.

Coleman Vollrath would turn aside 20 of 22 pucks directed his way in the Victoria win. The Cougars countered with Ty Edmonds who stopped 33 of the 36 shots he faced.

Victoria will now go on a three game road trip where they will face-off against the Red Deer Rebels on Friday, January 16th, the Calgary Hitmen on Saturday, January 17th and the Edmonton Oil Kings on Sunday, January 18th.

The Royals begin a two game home series against the Kamloops Blazers on  January 23r at 7:30 p.m. and January 24 at 7:05 p.m.

 

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