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Tavistock Royals | Mar 28, 2023 | Royals | 1186 views
Royals 1 WIN away from AA Championship
After splitting the weekend series, the Royals now sit 1 win away from being declared AA Champions.  

Much like the Semi-finals vs. Seaforth, this series has proven to be a chess match with very little separating the teams on the score sheet.  




Game 3 went Saturday night in Ripley as the home team looked to get into the series, trailing 2-0 after the first weekend of play.  Missing their Captain #5 Geoff Killing and points leader #10 Sean Kienapple, the Royals had their work cut out for them at the onset.

Through 2 periods of play, the opponents remained knotted at 2 goals a piece, with both teams recognizing what was on the line.  The 3rd period saw each team trade 2 more goals before Ripley scored the 5-4 go ahead goal with 2 mins remaining the period.  An empty netter with 28 secs was the final dagger as the Royals had to accept a 6-4 loss in Game 3 of the series.  #30 Jensen van Boekel played well in net for Tavi, but had to pickup his first AA Championship loss of the series.  Wolves #9 Ethan Skinner scored a hat trick on the night.

Royals goal scores on the night were:
#15 Matt Zilke (Vulgan/Gerth)
#18 Trevor Sauder (Christner/Kropf)
#28 Patrick Vulgan (Zilke/Gerth)
#17 Deven Kropf (Mike Noyes)

519 Sports Highlights of Game 3 here

Full game here

Looking to rebound at home Sunday afternoon in front of a packed house, fans from both sides enjoyed an action filled game with both teams spending their share of time in the box.

Ripley opened the scoring with 6:02 in the 1st period and took a 2-0 with 12:57 left in the 2nd period.  The Royals rallied back with #17 Deven Kropf (assisted by Christner/Sauder) getting the home team on the board at 11:05.  #91 Erik Robichaud fired in the tying goal off the feed from #8 Mike Noyes with 1:29 left in the 2nd.  Ripley scored early in the 3rd period at 17:03 but with 1:44 left to play, #15 Matt Zilke (assisted by Robichaud/Hartwick) kept the Royals hopes alive, making it 3-3 and forcing OT to decide the winner of the pivotal game 4.  Halfway through the 20 min OT period it was the Royals #17 Deven Kropf (assisted by Killing) scoring the game winning goal and giving the Royals a 3-1 series lead in front of an adoring crowd of Royals faithful.  #30 Jensen van Boekel earned his 3rd AA Championship win on the afternoon.  

519 Sports Highlights of Game 4 here

Full Game Here


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