Victoria Royals beat Prince George Cougars for third consecutive win

The Royals secured a 2-1 victory over the Cougars Saturday night

The Victoria Royals beat the Prince George Cougars at CN Centre in Prince George 2-1 on Saturday Nov. 9, concluding their time on the road with three wins in a row. For the first time in franchise history, the Royals played penalty-free, while the Cougars racked up three minor penalties in the second period.

Royals’ Sean Gulka scored the game-winning goal in the third period with just over three minutes to go. Kaid Oliver scored the first goal with assistance from Tarun Fizer and Matthew Smith on a Power Play in the second period.

The first goal of the game was scored by Prince George player Josh Maser, assisted by Ilijah Colina and Cole Moberg, in the first period with just under three minutes to go.

Royals’ goalie Shane Farkas saved 15 of 16 shots on goal, while the Cougars Taylor Gauthier saved 16 out of 18. All four games between the Royals and Cougars this season have been decided by one goal.

READ MORE: Royals pounced by Tigers in 6-3 loss

The Royals also beat the Cougars on Friday Nov. 8 in a shootout with a score of 3-2. The Royals have now won nine games in a row against the Cougars. Victoria’s last loss to Prince George was nearly a year ago, on Dec. 5, 2018. The Royals and Cougars will face off four more times before the season ends.

The Royals will return home to face off against the Lethbridge Hurricanes on Friday, Nov. 15 at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. Puck drop is at 7:05 p.m. Tickets can be purchased in person at the Select Your Tickets box office, over the phone by calling 250-220-7777, or online at selectyourtickets.com.

sophie.heizer@saanichnews.com


Like us on Facebook and follow @yrlocaljourno

Just Posted

Full buses leave Colwood woman fuming over commute from West Shore

BC Transit plans to add eight double-deckers in 2020, will rotate on 50 and 61 routes

Saanich councillor tries his hand at design with cycling T-shirt

Positive response has avid cyclist considering making more to share

BC Hydro reservoirs see record low rain across Vancouver Island

Hydro electric watersheds are at a third of their normal levels

PHOTOS: City of Colwood hosts a ‘heartwarming start’ to the holidays

Colwood Christmas Light Up Celebration sees surge in attendance

Trauma sufferers support group takes shape on West Shore

Aaron’s Society open to more peer support groups with certified trauma practitioners

VIDEO: John Lennon’s iconic Rolls Royce rolls into Camosun College for checkup

Royal BC Museum, Camosun College and Coachwerks Restorations come together to care for car

POLL: Will you be donating to charities over the holiday season?

Many here in Victoria joined others around the world to take part… Continue reading

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers wanted list for the week of Dec. 3

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

VIDEO: Rockslide closes part of Highway 93 in Fairmont Hot Springs

Geotechnical team called in to do an assessment after rocks fell from hoodoos

Petition calls for appeal of ex-Burns Lake mayor’s sentence for sex assault

Prosecution service says Luke Strimbold’s case is under review

Northwest B.C. wildlife shelter rescues particularly tiny bear cub

Shelter co-founder says the cub weighs less than a third of what it should at this time of year

BC firefighters to help battle Australian bushfires

Canada sent 22 people, including 7 from B.C.

B.C. NDP touts the end of MSP premiums

Horgan, James held news conference to reiterate that people will get their last bill this month

Oscar Hickes: Longest running hockey tournament on Vancouver Island cancelled

Patrick Murray, one of the organizers for the tournament, broke the sad news on social media.

Most Read