WHL: Victoria Royals survive Swift Current comeback, win 4-3 in overtime (VIDEO)

Axel Blomqvist had the game-winner for Victoria, who surrendered a 3-goal lead to the Broncos on Thursday night.

Victoria's Ben Walker celebrates his first-period goal against the Swift Current Broncos



The Victoria Royals took sole possession of fourth place in the WHL’s Western Conference on Thursday night, surviving a three-goal comeback from the Swift Current Broncos and winning in overtime – 4-3 – with a goal from Axel Blomqvist.

Ben Walker opened the scoring for Victoria and was joined with first-period tallies from Tyler Soy and Steven Hodges, as the Royals raced out to a 3-0 lead just 3:35 in.

Swift Current rallied with three straight goals of their own. The Broncos currently sit second in the Eastern Conference.

*Up Next: The Royals take on the Medicine Hat Tigers and Vancouver Canucks prospect Hunter Shinkaruk on Saturday, in Alberta.

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