Friday, December 13, 2013

It's Royals, in OT

Greg Harder of the Regina Leader-Post reports that three injured Pats — D Kyle Burroughs (concussion), F Morgan Klimchuk (hip) and F Geordie Maguire (shoulder) — won’t play in any of the club’s four pre-Christmas games. . . . Regina F Max Kammerer (concussion) has been cleared to play, just in time to head for the German national junior team’s selection camp for the World Junior Championship.
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THURSDAY:
In Swift Current, the Victoria Royals blew a 3-0 lead and then beat the Broncos in OT when F Axel Blomqvist scored at 3:31 of the extra period. . . . The Royals took a 3-0 lead in before the game was four minutes old, on goals by F Ben Walker (1:50), F Tyler Soy (2:46) and F Steven Hodges (3:35). . . . D Julius Honka got the Broncos on the board on the PP at 10:40 of the first. . . . F Glenn Gawdin cut the deficit to one at 5:18 of the third and F Jay Merkley tyied it at 14:31. . . . Blomqvist, who has 10 goals, also had two assists and was plus-4. . . . Honka also had an assist. The Finnish freshman has 36 points, 12 of them goals, in 34 games. . . . The Royals were without F Brandon Magee, who drew a two-game suspension for a spearing match he took in Vancouver on Tuesday. . . . Vancouver D Mason Geertsen drew a three-game suspension for a headshot to Victoria F Austin Carroll in that one. Carroll didn’t play last night. . . . The Royals also were without D Jordan Fransoo, D Joe Hicketts, F Logan Nelson and F Jack Walker, all veterans who are injured. . . . Victoria had F Matt Dykstra, a fourth-round pick in the 2012 bantam draft, in its lineup.
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From Molly Burke (@mollyburke): “Okay . . . so maybe I should pick Dad up for a haircut this week.”
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From Patrick Burke (@BurkieYCP): “@mollyburke No I’m buying him a brush for Christmas don’t you ruin this.”

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