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TIGERS FALL 4-3 IN OT TO ROYALS

Tabbies earn a point in 1st of 3 road games this week

Thursday 10.04.12 / 09:10 AM

Courtesy: The Canadian Press

VICTORIA - Brett Cote's overtime winner capped off a come-from-behind victory as the Victoria Royals edged the visiting Medicine Hat Tigers 4-3 on Wednesday in Western Hockey League action.

Jamie Crooks, Brandon Magee and Alex Gogolev also scored for the Royals (4-1-0), who were trailing 3-0 midway through the second period.

Trevor Cox scored two goals and Hunter Shinkaruk added one for the Tigers (3-1-1).

Patrik Polivka stopped 14 shots for the win as Marek Langhamer made 26 saves in a losing effort.

Both clubs went 1-for-4 on the power play.

Cox opened the scoring for the Tigers just over a minute into the game with a quick wrist shot off the rush.

With Victoria short-handed, Cox scored his second goal of the game on a broken play from the slot.

WHL player of the week Shinkaruk then made it 3-0 midway through the second period when he carried the puck around the Royals defence and snapped a low shot past Polivka.

Crooks finally put Victoria on the board at 15:37.

The Royals moved within one goal when a hard point shot by defenceman Tyler Stahl was deflected in by Magee on the power play.

After some sustained pressure, Gogolev grabbed a loose puck beside the net and scored to tie the game with just over a minute left in the third.

Cote scored the winner in overtime when he made a quick move at the hash marks and snapped a low shot behind Langhamer.

 

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Schedule
At Edmonton
Apr 18, 2014
Loss 8-3
 Game Summary >
 
AT Edmonton
Apr 20, 2014, 04:00 pm MDT
 
Vs Edmonton
Apr 22, 2014, 07:00 pm MDT
 
Vs Edmonton
Apr 23, 2014, 07:00 pm MDT
 
At Edmonton
Apr 26, 2014, 07:00 pm MDT
 
 
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Stats
Player Stats
Skaters: GP G A PTS +/-
T. Cox 14 8 14 22 11
C. Valk 14 12 8 20 7
C. Sanford 14 8 12 20 9
M. Koules 14 4 4 8 -3
D. Bredo 14 1 7 8 5
T. Vannelli 14 1 6 7 -6
T. Stanton 14 0 6 6 -3
C. Butcher 14 4 1 5 -1
S. Owre 11 3 2 5 0
M. Eisenschmid 14 0 4 4 0
Goalies: W L OTL SOL Sv% GAA
M. Langhamer 8 5 0 0 0.934 2.23
N. Schneider 0 0 0 0 0.625 28.27