The Royals started the New Year with a bang, clinching a birth in the AA playoffs, earning 4 pts. of the first weekend of 2023.
The Royals hosted an unfamiliar foe when the Shallow Lake Crushers visited on Sat Jan 7th. Down 2-1 after the 1st, the guys turned it on in the 2nd scoring 4 unanswered goals with a 6th goal coming in the 3rd period. Tanner Topham picked up the win in net.
519 Sports Game recap here
Goal scorers on the night were:
Jack Wieringa (assisted by Trevor Sauder & Deven Kropf)
Gerth (assisted by G.Noyes/Vulgan)
PP Gerth (assisted by Vulgan/Kienapple)
Facey (assisted by Kienapple/Zilke
PP Kienapple (assisted by Vulgan/G.Noyes)
Kienapple (assisted by Bast/Gerth)
Sunday the guys had a road game in Lucknow where they powered their way to a 7-1 victory behind strong goaltending from Zach Shomphe who picked up the win.
Goal scorers were:
Gerth (assisted by Vulgan/Kienapple)
Hartwick (assisted by M.Noyes/Sauder) *game winning goal
Kienapple (assisted by Vulgan/Gerth)
G.Noyes (assisted by Kienapple/Gerth)
PP Gerth (Vulgan/Kienapple)
Zach Mark (assisted by Prekup/Wieringa) *Z-Mark's first goal as a Royal
Sauders (assisted by Hartwick/M.Noyes)