The Victoria Royals scored early in the third period to break a 3-all tie en route to a 5-3 win over the Vancouver Giants Friday night.
Jack Walker scored 4:26 into the third period to break the tie. Steve Hodges sealed the deal for Victoria on an empty netter with less than a minute to go in the game to give the Royals their first victory in 12 games.
Cain Franson was the game's second star with a goal and two assists for Vancouver. Tyler Morrison had a goal and an assist and 15 year-old Alec Baer scored his first career Western Hockey League goal.
Giants' goalie Jared Rathjen made 24 saves and the Giants had 31 shots on goal in the game. Vancouver went 1-for-4 on the power play and was perfect on the penalty kill, killing off all 4 Victoria power plays.
The Giants next game is tomorrow night at home againts the same Victoria Royals at 7:00pm.