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Royals Edge Rockets 4-3 Friday night in Victoria

The Victoria Royals defeated the Kelowna Rockets 4-3 on Friday night at the Save-On Foods Memorial Arena in Victoria in the first of two games between the two teams this weekend.

The Rockets trailed 3-0 after two periods before beginning a comeback that fell just a goal short in the loss, dropping the Rockets record to 29-11-3-0 on the season.

Tanner Wishnowski, Calvin Thurkauf and Nick Merkley scored third period goals for the Rockets, who outshot Victoria 13-6 in the period but couldn’t find the tying goal late in the game.

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Michael Herringer suffered the loss, turning aside 32 of 36 Victoria shots in the game as the Royals outshot Kelowna 36-33.

Victoria was 1-for-6 on the power play while the Rockets were held to an 0-for-3.

The two teams will meet again on Saturday night in Victoria before Kelowna returns home on Tuesday to play the Prince George Cougars.

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