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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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Stats
Player Stats
Skaters: GP G A PTS +/-
C. Sanford 18 11 13 24 7
T. Cox 17 8 15 23 10
C. Valk 18 12 9 21 5
M. Koules 18 4 6 10 -6
D. Bredo 18 1 8 9 3
T. Stanton 18 0 8 8 -3
T. Vannelli 18 2 6 8 -7
C. Butcher 18 5 1 6 -1
M. Eisenschmid 18 0 5 5 2
S. Owre 15 3 2 5 0
Goalies: W L OTL SOL Sv% GAA
M. Langhamer 9 8 0 0 0.934 2.35
N. Schneider 0 0 0 0 0.625 28.27