Victoria, BC- The Victoria Royals defeated the Kelowna Rockets 2-1, in the definition of a playoff affair, in Game 1 of Round 2 of the WHL Playoffs.
In what was a physical contest, the Royals showcased their team defence as they were backstopped by goaltender Coleman Vollrath who made 40 saves on the night. Victoria’s Dante Hannoun scored the game winning goal early in the middle frame. The Royals’ Jack Walker tallied the other goal. Kelowna’s Tyson Baillie registered the lone goal for the visitors.
Rockets’ netminder Michael Herringer turned away 29 of the 31 he faced on the night.
Both Victoria and Kelowna were 0/4=0.0% on the powerplay.
Game 2 of the best-of-seven series between Victoria and Kelowna is scheduled for Saturday with puck drop at 7:05 p.m. Single game tickets are on sale at the Select Your Tickets Box Office located at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre, over the phone at 250-220-7777 or online at www.selectyourtickets.com.
Avoid any lines and choose the seats you want by using the “Pick Your Own” seat map, available 24/7, online at www.selectyourtickets.com.