Victoria tops Prince George 5-4 in overtime; will face Kelowna in Round 2
For Immediate Release
Saturday, April 4, 2015
Victoria, BC- Victoria Royals’ Brandon Magee tallied the game winner in a 5-4 overtime victory over the Prince George Cougars to win their Western Conference Quarter-Final 4-1.
Magee’s overtime goal gave the team its first series victory on home ice in franchise history. Greg Chase notched his first hat-trick as a Royal, while Brandon Fushimi scored Victoria’s remaining marker. The Cougars received three tallies from Zach Pochiro and a goal by Brad Morrison.
Victoria’s goaltender Coleman Vollrath stopped 34 of 38 shots, while Ty Edmonds turned away 22 of 27 shots for the Cougars.
The Royals went 1:3 with the extra attacker and the Cougars went 2:5.
Victoria will now face the Kelowna Rockets in Round 2 of the WHL Playoffs with Games 1 & 2 on April 10th and 11th in Kelowna. Puck drop for both games is scheduled for 7:05 p.m.
The Royals return home for Games 3 & 4 on Tuesday, April 14th and Wednesday, April 15th with puck drop slated for 7:05 p.m. for both contests.